Tony Ortega is executive editor of TheLipTV and is formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology's harassment of Paulette Cooper titled 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.' He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world from an undisclosed location in an underground bunker he shares with four cats and one of them wrinkly Shar Pei dogs. Despite his super-secret security protections, you can still reach him pretty easily by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT gmail.com (Drop him a line if you'd like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.) [Header image courtesy John Rickard]
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Scientology is the bomb diggety, and here’s proof, starring Leah Remini’s husband!

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[Angelo Pagan, entertainer, and fixture on his wife Leah Remini’s reality series]

We have found that readers, particularly our newer ones, love the wacky testimonials videos that the Church of Scientology puts out about once a year. Featuring dozens of Scientologists in rapid progression, they gush about whatever new lecture or book has been released while a cheesy sped-up infomercial soundtrack jangles behind them.

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When David Miscavige was riding high with ‘The Basics’ — Scientology’s 2008 New Year’s event!

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Our video source came through for us again with another Scientology event that hasn’t previously been online. It’s the 2008 New Year’s Event, and has church leader David Miscavige got a lot to celebrate!

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Ray Jeffrey fends off Scientology’s attempt to get him in hot water with the California Bar

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San Antonio attorney Ray Jeffrey received word this week that a Bar complaint filed against him by the Church of Scientology in California has been dismissed.

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The particularly bad timing of Monique Rathbun’s decision to fire her attorneys

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We wanted to follow up yesterday’s blockbuster news with some important details. Namely, where Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit against the Church of Scientology is today, and what immediate deadlines it faces.

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MONIQUE RATHBUN FIRES HER ENTIRE LEGAL TEAM, REPORTEDLY SEEKS SETTLEMENT

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Shocking news today out of Texas. Monique Rathbun’s legal team filed a notice with the Texas Supreme Court Friday withdrawing from Monique’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology after they were fired by Monique “without cause.”

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Scientology faces a trademark fight we’ve been waiting for — but will it get spoiled?

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[Jim Fonda and Merrell Vannier]

Almost three years ago, our friend and attorney Scott Pilutik wrote an article for Forbes describing the unique position “independent” Scientologists are in when it comes to challenging the Church of Scientology on its trademarks and its tax exempt status.

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Scientology attorney Bert Deixler writes a threat letter to Karen de la Carriere over TV show

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A television production company filming an upcoming series about Scientology has apparently rattled the organization, judging by the nasty threat letter that attorney Bert Deixler sent out to Karen de la Carriere yesterday and which she shared with the Underground Bunker.

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L. Ron Hubbard’s magic chalk, and other Scientology miracles at the ’07 Birthday Event

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Our video source has come through again, and we have something for you today that hasn’t previously been online. It’s the 2007 LRH Birthday Event, held in Clearwater, Florida, the holiest day on the Scientology calendar (March 13), when church leader David Miscavige throws a celebration of L. Ron Hubbard on the anniversary of his 1911 birth.

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Scientology puts out a new ‘media guide’ that is as honest as you would imagine

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Well this is a fun coincidence. Just three days after we heard from Australian television journalist Bryan Seymour about Scientology’s attempt there to interest his network in favorable coverage of the church, Scientology Australia spokeswoman Sei Kato (Broadhurst) has sent out a fresh new media guide!

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Scientology, in forced-abortion case: We treat people no worse than the Catholic Church does

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[Seagoing monks, apparently]

Yet again, Scientology is defending itself in court by claiming that it treats people no worse than the Roman Catholic Church does. We wonder when, if ever, the Catholic Church is going to take notice of this.

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