Tony Ortega is executive editor of The Raw Story and is formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and has a forthcoming book about the subject. 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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Paulette Cooper has a surprise for Scientology and the residents of a certain Florida town

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Your proprietor spent Saturday recovering from the twisted Friday night put on by L. Ron Hubbard’s great-grandson, Jamie DeWolf, which included a three-hour circus at Chez Poulet in San Francisco.

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Jon Atack: Stop making excuses for L. Ron Hubbard and the Snow White Program!

Jon_AtackJon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than a year on Saturdays he helped us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet. He was kind enough to send us a new post.

Jon sent us a response he’s written to one of the main concepts in Merrell Vannier’s new book. We’ll let him explain.

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DOX: How Scientology ensnares the unsuspecting in a series of binding contracts

TrapWe’re getting ready for tonight’s big extravaganza in San Francisco. In the meantime, Jeffrey Augustine sent us another great piece that he cooked up from the work he’s doing over at his own site, the ScientologyMoneyProject. Take it away, Jeff…

 
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Leah Remini and Paulette Cooper? Scientology can start worrying now

Leah_Remini_Paulette_CooperWe have some more scenes for you from our book tour in California. Previously, we posted a photograph of your proprietor with the lovely Leah Remini. The King of Queens actress had come by a party hosted by Spanky Taylor in order to pick up a copy of our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.

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Scientology’s wealthy donors play royalty in Italy while Paulette Cooper takes San Diego

Grant_Cardone_DavidBunkerites, your proprietor on Tuesday had another full day in California on the book tour, and we took care of some private meetings. Tonight, we’ll be in San Diego and hoping for a fun event.

In the meantime, one of our great tipsters put together some images from an International Association of Scientologists special meeting in Florence, Italy that involved some of Scientology’s biggest “whales.” These are the wealthy folks who are keeping Scientology alive with their donations, and you can see that they have some great perspective on what their money gets them. Yes, that’s Grant Cardone above, hanging out with Michelangelo’s David at a special dinner.

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Leah Remini helps us celebrate our book in Los Angeles with a gang of Scientology ‘SPs’

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We’re continuing our book tour in California, but here’s an event that we didn’t publicly advertise — a gathering at the home of Spanky Taylor with many of the folks we’ve written about over the years, as well as some people we’ve only heard about and hope become our sources for new investigations.

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Just two blocks from Scientology’s LA headquarters, Paulette Cooper shone

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Sunday was a blur. We want to thank the many people who came out to our two appearances with Paulette Cooper in support of our book ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ at CFI-West’s Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in the morning and at CFI Orange County’s venue in Costa Mesa in the afternoon.

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‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ goes on the road — and so does Paulette Cooper!

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We drove all over the world Saturday and back, and only have energy to post some cool pictures for y’all today. Like this great one of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ in front of Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters, variously known as PAC Base, “Big Blue,” and “we want Berendo Street back.”

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Jon Atack: When the militant Scientologist falters, you find a cowering 12-year-old inside

Jon_AtackJon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than a year on Saturdays he helped us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet. He was kind enough to send us a new post.

Jon, we want to thank for another lengthy and thoughtful piece which once again gets at the most fundamental effects of Scientology on its members. This one really blew us away, and considering the things you’ve already written for us, that’s saying a lot, we think. Lay it on us.

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Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton makes it 29 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab

Rod_CarewLas Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton is back filing lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. We’ve watched as he’s filed cases in California, Nevada, Louisiana, Florida, and now another case in Colorado.

Hamilton had taken a pause for a while as he attempted to consolidate his cases in a single Nevada federal court. But after that attempt failed, he appears to be ramping up his filings again.

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