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—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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LEAH REMINI’S SISTER NICOLE: How We Got Into Scientology, And How Leah Got Out

Nicole Remini

Nicole Remini [Photo by Joe Dickie]

Nicole Remini sounds irritated when we ask her about a report in the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday that claimed her sister, King of Queens actress Leah Remini, had “chatted” with Kirstie Alley to make sure there was no “loss of friendship” between the two over the explosion in news about Leah’s recent defection from the Church of Scientology.

“It did not happen, Tony. It did not happen.”

Nicole says there’s no truth to the Sun-Times report at all — her sister has not talked with Alley. And she says Leah is disgusted and disappointed that Kirstie and others have not called her to find out what’s really going on.

“Somebody said Kirstie is the epitome of a Scientologist. Yeah, I thought, she is — she stands for nothing,” Nicole says, confirming her reputation for being as feisty as her little sister.

Leah Remini’s break from Scientology after 37 years has exploded as a media story that could not have come at a worse time for the embattled church. Already gripped by crisis because of internal schisms, heightened media interest, and proliferating lawsuits, the church has struggled to avoid ridicule and condemnation. The last thing it needed was a high-profile celebrity defection that is pitting its famous names against each other. But making it even worse is that Remini’s complaints go to the heart of what ails the 60-year-old organization. Remini dared to ask what is happening to Scientology under its combative leader, David Miscavige.

 

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Nicole and Leah Remini grew up in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. Their father, George Remini, was a Sicilian Catholic, their mother, Vicki, was Jewish. But after they divorced, Vicki was introduced to Scientology by a new boyfriend, and soon she became passionate about it. Nicole says she and her little sister began getting involved when they were only 8 and 6.

Six years later, they were such dedicated church members, a pregnant Vicki moved the family to Scientology’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, and Nicole and Leah were recruited into the Sea Org.

The Sea Organization was created when Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard took his operation to sea in 1966 after he had been made unwelcome in the United States and the UK. For the next nine years, Hubbard ran his worldwide organization from a small armada of ships whose crews were made up of young, enthusiastic believers who came to be known as the Sea Org. To this day Sea Org officers don quasi-naval uniforms and sign contracts for a billion years, promising to come back and work for Scientology, lifetime after lifetime.

Nicole was put into the Sea Org at 14. Leah was 12.

“They had this kind of hot young guy in New York, who was the Sea Org recruiter. I was a gymnast, that was my goal in life. I told him I needed to keep on doing gymnastics and dancing. ‘Oh, you can totally do that,’ he said. When we got there, I asked about taking gymnastics class, and they said, you can’t do that here. That’s when I realized that I’d been lied to.”

That impression deepened once she saw what conditions were like in the Sea Org.

“We were in this roach-infested dorm, living with 12 to 14 other girls. We had one bathroom. There were bunk beds. We didn’t get to see our mother when we wanted to — she was in another part of the building. They didn’t even want us to go to the hospital when she was having the baby,” she says.

Their half-sister, Shannon, was about to be born, and Nicole and Leah were determined to be there.

“We said ‘eff you, we’re out of here.’ We went to the hospital.” After the birth, Nicole says she was sent for punishment for disobeying the rules, and she ended up being recruited by the Office of Special Affairs, Scientology’s intelligence and covert operations wing.

“They asked me to be a spy on the other kids.”

You were recruited to be a spy?

“It was really weird. And you lose your friends, because they go uplines [get promoted] and you don’t see them anymore. Meanwhile, there was no push to do school. Why get an education? You’re a lifetime Sea Org employee,” she says.

Even food was a challenge. If they were late even by a few minutes, they wouldn’t be served at the galley. She remembers seeing Leah scrounge crumbs from a toaster.

“It was horrible,” she says.

But then things got even worse.

“I had a friend, Suzy, who said that I’d had sex with my boyfriend. Now, I never had sex until I left Florida. But they wanted to put me on the RPF,” she says.

The Rehabilitation Project Force is the Sea Org’s prison detail. Conditions are even worse, the food even more meager, and members of the RPF can’t talk to other members as they run from place to place in black boiler suits and do menial labor day and night.

“When I refused to go, they said, ‘Then you’re out. We’ll declare you’,” she says. (“Declaring” someone a “suppressive person” is Scientology’s version of excommunication, and all members of good standing are required to “disconnect” from an “SP” or risk being declared themselves.)

“I told them I wasn’t going to be punished for something I didn’t do. They interrogated me, yelling at my face like it was something on TV. ‘You know you had sex! Just come clean!’ they yelled and yelled.”

Meanwhile, Leah had also run into trouble. She was also accused of being “out-2D” (Scientology jargon for premarital sex). It wasn’t true, but the church sent officials to search their rooms anyway, and told the girls they were in serious trouble when they found lace panties in their underwear drawers. Vicki was told that Nicole and Leah were troublemakers and were going to be sent to the RPF.

“My mother told them to go eff themselves. So we left for LA,” says Nicole.

They had been in the Sea Org for about a year.

 

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In Los Angeles, Nicole and her sister got jobs working for Scientologists. She was 15, Leah 13. And despite their experiences in the Sea Org, they continued to be “on course” — advancing their Scientology training, which their mother insisted on.

But now, Nicole says, they were exposed to a mix of Scientology kids, some hardcore, others more casual about the church. Nicole says she never felt comfortable with it. Leah, though, was more dedicated.

 

A teenaged Leah Remini is featured in a Scientology magazine with an "e-meter."

A teenaged Leah Remini is featured in a Scientology magazine with an “e-meter.”

 
The two girls began to go on very different trajectories. As Leah’s acting career began to develop, Nicole grew more estranged from the church, and in 1994, she got married and moved to Minneapolis with her husband.

“I wanted to live my own life,” she says.

Four years later, however, her marriage was over, and Leah’s career had exploded as she landed the role of Carrie Heffernan in King of Queens.

“My babies and I went back to LA, and I started working with Leah on King of Queens.”

Leah had begun to date Angelo Pagán, and she asked him to get involved in Scientology. But Nicole says that her own commitment to Scientology was waning. She didn’t like what seemed to her to be policies that were becoming increasingly oppressive. She moved back to Minnesota, and in about 2003, she drifted away from the church as her commitment to Christianity grew. Perhaps because her sister was such a famous member, Nicole didn’t really experience any problems with Scientology after she left it.

“I would go to the Celebrity Centre when I came to town, and everyone knew I was a Christian.”

She remembers one visit in particular.

“I went into Celebrity Centre one time and Tom Cruise was doing jumping jacks and stretching, right where everyone was walking. Like he owned the place. Hello, there are other people here,” she says.

Through 2004 and 2005, Tom Cruise seemed to be taking over Scientology. He was feted by David Miscavige as the most dedicated Scientologist ever with a Freedom Medal of Valor in the fall of 2004. In 2005, Cruise went on a disastrous offensive with the press, acting bizarrely in an interview with Matt Lauer, for example.

“That was one of things Leah didn’t like, that Tom Cruise seemed to be taking over the church,” she says. “When Leah was sec-checked, one of the things they asked her about was whether she was going to be a danger to Tom.”

Leah was subjected to sec checking (intense interrogations while hooked up to an e-meter) after she returned from the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, which took place in a castle outside Rome in November, 2006.

We asked Nicole what she remembers Leah saying happened at the event.

“She said she saw David Miscavige being a little too cozy with his assistant, Laurisse Stuckenbrock. Every executive was drunk and crazy. She said it was like seeing the Pope make out with somebody,” Nicole says.

Leah was also surprised that Miscavige was there without his wife, Shelly. What Leah didn’t know was that Shelly had vanished several months earlier. (See our previous story about what had happened to Shelly.)

Leah wanted to know why Shelly wasn’t there, and when she saw Tommy Davis, the son of Anne Archer and a church spokesman, she asked him what was going on.

“You don’t have the fucking rank to ask about Shelly,” Davis said, and it stunned Leah.

Later, Leah ran into more trouble simply by asking about the seating arrangements at the reception. Her good friend Jennifer Lopez — who had come with her then-husband, Marc Anthony — had pulled Leah aside and asked her to see what she could do about their placement. Lopez’s father is a longtime Scientologist, but Lopez herself isn’t, and she was uncomfortable that she and her husband had been seated at a table with Scientologists they didn’t know.

“She wanted to sit with Leah, and so Leah went to make it happen.” But for some reason, agent Kevin Huvane took exception to Leah’s request and complained to Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise that Leah was causing a scene. (Later, Leah asked other people at the event if she had caused a scene and they said she hadn’t, Nicole says.)

Back at her hotel room, Leah called up her best friend in Los Angeles, a woman named Melinda Brownstone.

“She told Melinda all about what happened, and Melinda told her she was so disgusted, she insisted on writing up and submitting a report. It was actually Melinda who typed up the report based on what Leah told her over the phone from Italy.”

Brownstone, a designer, had worked for Leah and they had become close. Leah was godmother to Brownstone’s daughter, and Brownstone was godmother to Leah’s daughter, Sofia. Leah and Nicole’s younger sister, Shannon, was married to Brownstone’s brother. (Brownstone later cut off ties with Leah. Kirstie Alley tweeted from Brownstone’s house last week in what we labeled a well-aimed arrow at Leah.)

Meanwhile, Knowledge Reports about Leah were also being filed — by Tommy Davis, Jessica Feshbach, Michael Doven (a former assistant to Tom Cruise), and even one by Katie Holmes, which was based on what she had been told by Huvane.

“They wrote that Leah was an embarrassment to Scientology,” Nicole says. “They said she ruined the wedding. All she did was ask to change her seat.”

 

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While Nicole was done with the church, by 2006 Leah had reached the level of Operating Thetan Level Five, three levels below the highest state a Scientologist can attain, OT 8.

After Leah returned from Italy, she was told to report to Scientology’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. Nicole says Leah thought she was finally going to be allowed to move up to OT 7.

Instead, when she got there, she was put on a brutal combination of sec-checks and something called “The Truth Rundown.”

Nicole says she hasn’t been through a security check herself and can’t describe what one is like. But we’ve talked to many people who have experienced them, and they describe relentless interrogations that bore into a subject’s private life. The Truth Rundown, meanwhile, is an Orwellian process that in this case was intended to convince Leah that when she thought she saw David Miscavige and other executives engaging in improper behavior, she was actually deluded by her own hidden animosities toward the church.

After three months of interrogations, Leah complied and rescinded her Knowledege Report.

“She didn’t get to go to OT 7. And after three months, they charged her $300,000,” Nicole says.

Over the next few years, Leah continued to ask about Shelly. As we reported yesterday, she wrote to Shelly twice, and never received a reply. She threatened to go to the police if church officials didn’t produce the missing woman.

Leah wasn’t the only celebrity souring on Miscavige’s leadership. In 2011, the defection of director Paul Haggis became public when Lawrence Wright profiled him in a lengthy New Yorker profile.

Haggis’s reasons for leaving — his objection to Scientology’s policy of “disconnection” and the church’s history of homophobia — struck a chord with Leah. Nicole says her sister got into trouble yet again when she reached out to Haggis on Twitter.

This time, however, it was Kirstie Alley who turned Leah in, writing a Knowledge Report about Leah’s Twitter interaction with Haggis. Nicole says Leah found out about Alley’s report from an ethics officer, Julian Swartz.

Leah also got into a yelling match at her house with Tommy Davis over the way he had treated Haggis.

Then, as 2012 was about to begin with a few minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, a woman named Debbie Cook sent out an e-mail that rocked Scientology to its foundation.

For 17 years, Cook had run the Flag Service Organization, which operated Scientology’s mecca in Clearwater. Now, after leaving the Sea Org, she wrote a lengthy e-mail that blasted leader David Miscavige for turning Scientology into little more than an extreme fundraising organization.

We have talked to many longtime Scientologists who have left the church because Cook and her e-mail captured their own frustrations perfectly.

The church reacted by declaring Debbie Cook a suppressive person and filed a lawsuit against her.

Nicole says Leah was shocked, and told church officials that she intended to call Cook to get her side of the story. “Leah was told if she called Debbie Cook, she would be declared,” Nicole says. “It raised more red flags for her. She didn’t like being told who she could talk to.”

Then, in the summer, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split up. Nicole says Leah talked about reaching out to Katie. “She said, if they tried to take Suri away from Katie, she would leave the church to fight them.”

Over the next few months, “ethics” officers continued to pressure Leah, and then, in October, she threatened to call the FBI about the disappearance of Shelly.

And that’s when she was asked to meet with David Miscavige.

“Leah said he was apologetic, and agreed with her that she’d been screwed at Flag. He told her she’d get her money back,” Nicole says. “But then, she found out that Miscavige was telling people that she was a ‘refund case.’ That really pissed her off.”

For the last few months, Nicole says Leah has been preparing her family for what she knew would become a shitstorm when news broke that she was leaving Scientology.

“She knew they would try to break everyone up. Our mom is OT 8 and a Class VI auditor. It wasn’t easy for her to decide to leave with Leah. But she did. Everyone did,” Nicole says.

And now the shitstorm has arrived.

“While you and I are talking, a childhood friend of mine has texted that the Celebrity Centre wants her to come in, and she’s not even doing Scientology anymore, but her daughter’s on staff,” Nicole said to us while we spoke on the phone yesterday. “They’re going to put pressure on her to cut off all ties with me. We were friends in Scientology at only 7 or 8 years old in New York. And after we joined the Sea Org and moved to Florida, we all rented a house together, the two families. This is how close we are, and she’s being pulled in to be pressured to disconnect from us.”

Nicole says her sister will weather the storm. “Leah is a righter of wrongs. These things are not right. If things were going the way they should be going, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. And that’s all her motivation was, to get things right.”

 

Leah Remini and Angelo Pagán, celebrating 10 years of marriage with their daughter Sofia, last night in Las Vegas

Leah Remini and Angelo Pagán, celebrating 10 years of marriage with their daughter Sofia, last night in Las Vegas

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on July 18, 2013 at 07:00

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  • iHateDuplicity

    Not only are we getting the “liar liar pants on fire” defense from Cof$ about the data in this blog and others, but again, just minutes ago, more sound and fury of absolutely no substance from Cof$.

    In reference to questions ABC News asked about Shelly Miscavige, Karen Pow-Wow says: “As for your specific questions, they are insulting and offensive. Mrs. Miscavige continues her work in the Church as she always has…We do not expect you to take this matter up as it is truly out of line.”

    if you can’t answer with anything resembling the truth, act completely insulted that you were even asked such a question. That way the questioners will surely, definitely walk away in shame, their tails between their legs. Right? They wish!!!

    • Observer

      I love it when they get all huffy.

    • Lark Smith

      I can’t wait for Tinytommy to show up with his stoopid powers to clean up this shit storm of mess. Because he’s Lyingtologist and knows what to do. Apparently, Krass Alley’s stoopid powers were simply not enough. Maybe the Elves will help too. Oh, yeah good times.

    • Robert Eckert

      I wonder what hole Karin is these days. It was noted months ago that she is never seen face-to-face anymore and apparently (Tony, is this right?) does not talk on the phone either. All we get are these written statements that could be by anybody really.

      • stateofcircle

        After all of Tommy Davis’s epic over zealous footbullets, I actually think it’s pretty smart move to limit their spokesholes to written, generic statements.
        I have this mental image picture of Karin and whoever else locked up on a tiny cage, wearing tattered stained clothes with dirt all over her and her hair in greasy patches, shaking an rocking back and forth incessantly, whispering to herself over and over “bitter defrocked apostate bitter defrocked apostate” while she types up none sense on a hundred year old typewriter, waiting for the guard to hand her her next assignment.

    • ze moo

      $cientology Public Relations strategy #1 Stick fingers in ears, yell….naaahhhhh, nnaaaaaahhhhh, nnnnaaaaahhhhhhhh at top of lungs. Someones attempt at ‘command intention’ is laughable…..I hope ABC news uses this quote tonight.

    • http://lliira.dreamwidth.org/ Lliira

      I love how they talk like they can order journalists what to do.

  • stateofcircle

    I wonder if anything is going to happen with Laurisse because of all this? Since we know all His Midgetsy cares about is himself and his image, I wouldn’t be surprised if he stuffed her away too because of all of the rumors coming out. I’m sure SOers on the Int base have noticed some of their shenanigans (obviously never speaking a word about it), but, even though a good clam isn’t supposed to read this horrible entheta, they’ve (public scilons) at least had to of heard or read some of it, and seeing He Who Should Wear Lifts parade around with Mistress Laurisse could potentially spark a “…wait a minute…” moment for them. I wouldn’t be surprised if she mysteriously disappears…or already has.

    • Whoknew

      I’ve just been thinking of her…and Eva Braun came to mind. What a terrible relationship to wake up in if she wakes up.

      • Espiando

        Married young to a high-ranking member of her belief system, had a significant public role, disappeared in a mysterious fashion…no, definitely not Eva Braun. Nadezhda Stalin, yes.

        • Whoknew

          I meant Laurisse…are you talking about Shelley?

          • Espiando

            My bad. Yeah, I meant Shelly. A lot of people have Shelly on the brain right now. That, and it’s just too damn hot outside.

            • Robert Eckert

              Laurisse could still play Eva Braun, if Davey marries her right before the end.

            • Whoknew

              Haha I hear you. It wasn’t the best example anyway. I certainly hope she doesnt end up as bad off as Eva *or* Nadezhda.

            • Espiando

              Here’s the example: Laurisse is Valentina Istomina. She was Stalin’s ever-faithful maid, taking care of all of his material needs after Nadezhda dropped the body. Some say those material needs extended to those of a physical sort. Vasily and Svetlana certainly treated her more like a step-mother than dad’s maid. And she was the one who was crying over Stalin when he was dying at the dacha.

              She’s going to be the one that The Dark Lord Chuckles The Silly Piggy takes into comfortable exile with him when the shit hits the fan.

            • Whoknew

              O my reply disappeared. Kind of like Shelley. :( Yep, I hear you. I went to read about Eva and Nadezhda in case I was confused. It’s more similar than I thought.

              Hitler kept his relationship with Eva a secret. Most people didn’t know about it until they were dead. He thought he would get more political points if he appeared chaste but available. Weird. Also weird: if Hubbard divorced and did not discourage his flock from divorcing…and COB actively “encourages” certain SO couples to divorce…why does he think divorcing Shelley would be such a flap?

              When Hitler’s half-sister got upset because Eva was at the Nuremberg rally, Hitler fired her (the half-sister, who was a housekeeper for him)…I guess she didn’t have the effing rank.

  • F_Randy_Hullabaloo

    Dear Nicole Remini:

    When I was making my departure from CoS, decades ago, I found myself reading some of the R&D volumes and in one of those found LRH making reference to one J. Krishnamurti. So, giving my mind-set and being rather disenchanted with the organization and Hubbard in general, I thought I might explore what Krishnamurti was all about. Here’s one of the first and still one of the most important things Krishnamurti he had to say, I quote:

    “I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by
    any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of
    view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being
    limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot
    be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce
    people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then
    you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is
    purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If
    you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a
    religion, to be imposed on others. This is what everyone throughout the
    world is attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything
    for those who are weak, for those who are only momentarily discontented.
    Truth cannot be brought down, rather the individual must make the
    effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountain-top to the valley.
    If you would attain to the mountain-top you must pass through the
    valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.”

    Here’s one link to the full text of the statement: http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/1929-truth-is-a-pathless-land

    I offer you, your sister and your entire family my best wishes at what is certainly I difficult time.

    • HyperionCorp

      Krishnamurti is worth a read. Hubbard belongs in the sewer.

  • V4Vacation

    Interesting post by Rinder on the PR nightmare Miscavige is having with the Remini fallout. http://www.mikerindersblog.org/pinocchio-pouw-speaks/

    • Whoknew

      “Find a NEW church of Scientology opened anywhere in the last few years and I will close down my unreliable fringe blog…” —> hahaha

  • Smith Rivers

    a painful truth for all you idiots that EVER fell for scientology or anything like it, even cathoilcism or freemasonry; unless joining in the first place was a crafty self-promotion ploy on your part, leaving scientology or any other cult of dupes will not undo the fact that you are obviously a feeble (submissive) minded person who will probably waste your life jumping from cult to cult, capitalizing on these indignation-fueled (“how dare they not let J-Lo sit w/me! I’m an A-list TV star!!!!”) breaks w/ one cult in an obvious attempt to attract new cult minded friends. I would tell you to read Bakunin, Kropotkin or Bertrand Russell or Chris Hitchens and think for yourself but I realize that for some people, that is simply unwise advise. Wouldn’t want your head to explode.

    • sugarplumfairy
      • Guest

        no I prefer to influence uncles.

        • sugarplumfairy

          I don’t get it..

    • Robert Eckert

      And Sherbet was just commenting on how we don’t see “All religions are just as whacky” nearly as much anymore.

      • sugarplumfairy

        Speak of the angels, and you hear the flutter of their wings..

        • dbloch7986

          Speak of the devil and he shall appear.

          • ze moo

            If you say ‘biggie smalls’ three times will he appear???

            • dbloch7986

              Yes and pissed off that he’s late for Satan’s halloween party.

            • sugarplumfairy

              Omg! I just did it and all of a sudden my powder room toilet started gurgling and I thought I could see the lid beginning to move up and down.. But it’s ok now..I flushed it..

            • stateofcircle

              davey davey davey
              can’t you see
              sometimes you’re douche
              just hypnotize me
              and i just love your
              lying ways
              this is why we broke
              and you’re so paid

        • Captain Howdy

          Reading his previous comments elsewhere, he’s obviously not a scientologist. He sounds more like a nihilist/anarchist, and very angry one at that.

          • Robert Eckert

            I agree, this sounds like a capital-letters Angry Atheist, not an OSA deflector.

            • Captain Howdy

              He’s more than an angry atheist. He’s more like an angry 12 Monkeys type.

      • Sherbet

        I guess I should have kept my mouth shut, Rob. I “pulled it in.”

    • Espiando

      I have read Bakunin and Kropotkin. They didn’t turn me into an atheist. Catholicism did that all by its lonesome, thank you.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      How dare you speak Chris Hitchens name you twat.
      You don’t deserve to if this is the best you can do.
      Now Shooo!!!!

      • sugarplumfairy

        Big. Fat. Kissssssssss.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Kisses and hugs back. You knew I couldn’t stay gone long.

      • dbloch7986

        There you are! And yes this guy is a twat.

      • sugarplumfairy

        Bury be in da house!!!! Yay!!

      • SP ‘Onage

        Bury, u back! Yay! Bring it bitches!

      • SandiCorrena

        Love you BTN; been leaving the lights on and dinner in the oven for you! I’m happy dancing right now!

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Dinner?

          • Captain Howdy

            AV?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Unknown…Just liked the picture…she looks as bitchy as I feel.
              Seemed appropriate! ;-)

            • q-bird

              Hello B_T_N ! As always, So Good to see ya.
              omg – Obs’ shoop done kilt me!

              still laughing

              q_bird

              on your 6

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Thanks Q. Good to see you too.
              Observer is just scary with that software
              !!!!

          • SandiCorrena

            Yes in the Bunker kitchette (where we keep all the cake and popcorn, I was leaving dinner in the oven in case you were hungry when you got home.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Well if was those lamb chops I discovered and just devoured….they were delicious!

          • sugarplumfairy

            Dinner? I’ll have a diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper.. And make it fast.. I’m in a go*damed hurry..

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Dr. Pepper?…I will kill U to take that away from u.
              i give up wine for Dr. Pepper!!!!!

            • sugarplumfairy

              I’ll share..

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              That is why I love you!
              And folks think you and I are absolutists!
              Pussies!

      • Robert Eckert

        And you aren’t 2 anymore! That must have been the problem, controlling the “terrible twos” mood.

      • Couch_Incident

        Welcome back, and with a bang! Bentornato bella!

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Muah
          CI. I missed U 2!

          It is not Circe…but she has attitude…so that is cool!

          • Couch_Incident

            I will resist the temptation to ask who the new Avatar is; John P (politely) schooled me here early on to do my own damn googling! Circe or not, your familiarity with Hitchens and Solzhenitsyn is endearing! Plus, for the record, your cautiousness (and Richlieu’s) in not jumping instantly into Kumbaya mode was admirable.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Winks at you. Still not feeling Kumbaya yet….NOT EVEN!

      • Smith Rivers

        F*ck you.

    • dbloch7986

      You could also use a good dose of this: http://www.cultwatch.com/howcultswork.html

      You are actually prime picking for a cult because you honestly believe that you are smarter and more capable than the rest of us. That’s one of the many ways that cults recruit members: appeal to ego.

      I bet you’re one of those Avon people (another cult) or have been sucked into a pyramid scheme before (prepaid legal or or Ambit Energy), thinking you have the inside scoop and you’ll be able to get rich like those people at the top.

      Humanity as a whole and humans as individuals have a need to seek something greater than themselves or the visible universe. We are afraid of the unknown and we have an inherent need to explain it. Death and the potential for an afterlife are among the top fears that people have.

      The reason is that you simply don’t know what happens after death.

      Science and religion work together to try and abate that fear. Science seeks to measure the unknown and explain it through mathematics. Religion uses rituals in an attempt to abate fear of the unknown by reassuring people they won’t go to a bad place after death.

      The difference between a religion and a cult is that religions seek to abate fear of the unknown through ritual practices that provide comfort. Cults seek to control and manipulate people by using reinforcing their fear of the unknown.

      • Smith Rivers

        no, if it’s any of your business I’m a terminally ill Atheist who thinks you’re ALL idiots who rationalize that you know what happens after death then spend your lives and fortunes convincing yourselves you’re right. Then when that time comes, most of you whimper and cry into that long, dark night. Not me. Take your shite to the crapper where it belongs blowhard!

    • http://lliira.dreamwidth.org/ Lliira

      Being “submissive” doesn’t mean being “feeble” you ignorant jackass.

    • dbloch7986

      Also you are a douchebag…and like Lliira says, I am a submissive partner, but definitely not feeble…

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        TMI Derek! lol!

      • Nevermore

        Derek! To the Naughty Step, right now!

    • FistOfXenu

      Ooh look! a T-R-O-L-L ! So are you 1 of those 14 yr old web snots that made a few notes from things clever people said and goes around the web randomly posting and trying to sound like 1 of your heroes? Or are you 1 of those $ciTrolls that has to come here and do your doubt formula and thinks you can distract us from the real stuff with your pointless senseless ranting?

      Not that it matters. Either way congratulations. You get the brown star of FAIL.

    • stateofcircle

      Remember, feeding the trolls is bad, accomplishes nothing and makes us look silly. Ignore ignore ignore.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        But they taste good and they are chewy!!!!

        • Artoo45

          But they get soggy in milk.

    • HyperionCorp

      Hi Troll, I hope you are having a nice day!

    • media_lush

      this is what happens when you cup your farts and take deep sniffs before you start typing

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Just spit up my beverage…$%#@*&*&^%^

    • montananut

      you should really do research before you rant. better to be thought a moron than to open your mouth (or type your words) and prove it. freemasonry is a brotherhood of many religions and ideas that spends most of its time raising money for charities like march of dimes, shriner’s hospital, and dentistry for the handicapped. in fact the shriner’s hospital was created by masons. hate to feed the trolls, but love to educate people ignorant of all the good works of this organization. and i’m not even a member, just a fan.

    • Nevermore

      Might I suggest the use of a spell-checker or dictionary before posting again? Maybe a quick peek at a ‘basic grammar’ book? Only if you want to reduce the lulz quotient of your post, of course! Now, back to kindergarten with you, trollspawn!

  • sugarplumfairy

    Wait until Leah gets a load of miscavige’s Private Investigtor tech.. I’d like to be a fly on her wall that day..

    • Imelda Marcos

      Flying Garbage Can Tech!

  • Jeb Burton

    Excuse my scientology ignorance, but what is a “refund case”? If this pissed her off enough to leave the cult, I would be interested to know what it is. As a watcher of scientology just because I leave in Clearwater and wondering what the church is all about, I am getting an education fast. I originally googled scientology to find out what these freaks downtown were up to, and it is worse than i could imagine. It does make you obsessed to read everything you can about these wackos. Tony’s site is now the first one I go to when I log on. What is it that you cant read enough about the so called church? It really blows your mind that DM can get away with all this bullshit. Im even learning what all the abbreviations mean.

    • ze moo

      $cientology is required by the terms of 1993 IRS agreement to return to those who leave ‘monies left on account’ for classes, auditing and courses. They often pre-pay for the next levels they are expected to take. Anyone who asks for a refund is often branded a suppressive person and is subject to disconnection and other nastiness…

      • DeElizabethan

        It’s all the other nastiness that sometimes make one change their minds. They will put you through hell usually. Not physical, but mental.

    • Captain Howdy

      Here’s a couple of links to some good sites for acronyms, abbreviations and definitions.

      http://www.solitarytrees.net/racism/abbrev.htm

      http://stason.org/TULARC/religion/scientology-acronym-terminology/index.html#.UehvXaxujdW

  • stateofcircle

    So, unfortunately, the internet viewing public has not referred to Scientology’s website for much information in light of this considerably significant story that directly involves them and their policies. I would imagine this is very troubling to Mister Pouw, especially since she so thoughtfully pointed to information on their website in one of her eloquent and informative statements.

    In the graphs below, Tony’s site is the blue line and scientology.org is red. The first is the traffic statistics for 1 month and the second is the last 7 days.

    If the Bunker is the “fringe” of the internet, then what is scientology.org?

    • Espiando

      It would be the asshole of the Internet if /b/ hadn’t already claimed that title.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Bawhahahahahahahaha! I guess that makes them inconsequential.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Damn, too bad you didn’t get this turned in to Davey by 2PM.

      Awesome.

      • Ruby

        Actually…it is a great way to start off the new week…waaayyyyy down!!!…gotta scramble to get it back up…and that will mean lots of footbullets to come. :)

    • HyperionCorp

      Scientology wishes it was as influential as Tony Ortega.

      • Jgg2012

        Actually, it’s about equal to TheFlatEarthSociety.org.

        • SP ‘Onage

          L O FREAKING L!

    • media_lush

      what’s the site you got the info from?….. also the x axis has no qualification and seems to be reversed…..

      • Robert Eckert

        The y-axis is ranking, so it is natural to invert it (the 10,000th ranked site gets many many more hits than the 50,000th).

        • media_lush

          aaaah

      • stateofcircle

        What Robert said.
        http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/tonyortega.org#trafficstats

        You have to manually enter Scientology.org in the Historical Traffic Trends box towards the bottom of the page.

        It is a pretty useful tool, especially if you have a website, which you do, so this will hopefully be interesting to you. It’s also great for some good ole J&D.

  • Observer

    It’s a bit late, but this is the image that has been in my head all day.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      I had to take it to WWP. You are credited of course my Queen.

      • Observer

        Yay! I was hoping you’d come back!

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          But of course. You all are my tribe.
          I can’t even pout for very long!

          • MissCandle

            Love you, B_T_N!
            Notice I’ve been pretty quiet since you’ve been gone.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              :(
              I be back. Rock on!

              And look how many freaking comments (even without my prolific post count!!!)

          • Casabeca

            Pinkie swear you will never leave again ;). Welcome back Bury!

      • AnyOldName1

        So happy to see that post show up. Was hoping you were back over here too. You’ve been missed.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Thanks a bunch.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Love it.How bout shooping Leah’s face on it. That would be fun! :D

      • Observer

        Pssst … I did …

        • SP ‘Onage

          LOL! I had to zoom in on my mobil. Fucking awesome!

        • q-bird

          oh!!— a good long chuckle here Obs you have given me – oh yes. wonderful!
          ;D

        • George Layton

          Lol

    • Sherbet

      It’s never to late for a shoop.

    • DodoTheLaser

      It really is perfect.

    • GlibWog

      OMG I am so happy I came back.. Woo hoo Observer..Good One ( Again!)

  • DeElizabethan

    Nicole, wow what a story you have told and brave enough to do it. As a former member, but never SO, I still am amazed at these stories like yours. You have my humble admiration for speaking up #1 and #2 particularly with Tony O. #3 is your family sticking together as a team. You seem to have been a VIP in your sister’s life. Thank you for being open and telling the truth. That’s what we all want here. Bravo!

  • SandiCorrena

    Woot Woot! ENews is covering “Where’s Shelly” in their Leah/Nicole story!

    • SP ‘Onage

      BAM!

    • stateofcircle

      Do they cite Tony? He should be all over the friggin news by now and an expert!

      • SandiCorrena

        They didn’t but I think it’s coming!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        He is all over the news. His name is in almost everything I have been reading.
        And then I make sure it ends up in the comments as well.
        He and Andreas have been getting WORKED, I tell ya!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Hooray! Nice to see ya.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            You too L.
            Saturday?

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I think so! Check ur email.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Yee Haw !!!!

    • Ruby

      I just saw it…so great that they ask about Shelly!

  • stateofcircle

    I like to play a little water game with my dog called “Davey Shelley”. It’s kind of like Marco Polo, only instead of closing your eyes while calling “Marco” and trying to find the person calling “Polo”, you have to swim for your life while calling (or crying) “Shelley” while the person calling “Davey” tries to drown you.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Little doggy looks scared. Or really scary.

      Can’t decide.

      • stateofcircle

        Hehe she’s scared, first swim of the summer and it was a little cold.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Awwwwww

          • stateofcircle

            Here’s happy doggie chillin’ out today, wishing she was in the lake…

            • aquaclara

              Omg it’s really your dog! So cute! Mine is out cold here on the sofa, tired after a day of play! (We have treats! Come visit!).

      • Sherbet

        Smooch, Bury. And Hugs.

      • aquaclara

        I vote for scared. Glad you are her, btw. I was worried about you. Who is your new av?

  • Jay

    I met Leah and her sister and Mom back in the early 1980’s. She was a real package of dynamite then. I admired her self determinism greatly. I thought she’ll ot places in this world and she has. You go girl!

  • SandiCorrena

    There is a FB page “Scientology kills brain cells”, the page has one (1) like, who is posting ugly stuff about Leah on their new page. They commented on one of my supportive posts on Leah’s page. I hate people being ugly-can you block a page?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      link?

      • Lark Smith
        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Sad.

          • SandiCorrena

            whoever it is has been being ugly about Leah since May at least!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Yet it all makes sense…Unfortunately.

              the devil is always in the details SC….always.

          • Lark Smith

            I tempted to add a whole bunch of stuff about Kirstie and Tinytom.

            • Lark Smith

              I agree mean, silly, and stupid stuff. My guess an 8 yr.old OTVIII

          • Captain Howdy

            Goodnight and so glad you’re back. Let this be your war song from here on out.

            http://youtu.be/m38EdJeM6dU

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I’ll see yours, and raise you …

              http://youtu.be/pc0mxOXbWIU

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Oh Captain…I love you! I truly do!
              Kisses to you!

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          seriously..worst whining ever..not worth a thing.

        • media_lush

          page has gone

          • Lark Smith

            Nope still there. Try my link

            • media_lush

              first link was incomplete

      • SandiCorrena

        https://www.facebook.com/…/Scientology-kills-brain-cells/48768261130…

    • Jon Hendry

      Reminds me a little of the overzealous people who have a major bug up their ass about Gaiman and Palmer, the ones who argue Gaiman’s ex-wife/long-term business partner’s donations are really Neil’s donations, and basically demanding that he disconnect from her.

  • stateofcircle

    I just had a cognition… Could it be possible the Scientology celebrity blog is Marc Headley? He has a history of posting inside information under a pseudonym, he by all accounts has insider info, the language and writing style is similar…hmmmm….

    • Robert Eckert

      There would be no purpose for him to hide his name now. See downthread where he gives Miscavige some very direct shots.

      • stateofcircle

        I see your point, but posting under a pseudonym in this case wouldn’t be for hiding, it would be to make lolloiCOB and OSA go on a paranoid wild goose chase trying to figure out who it is. And their chase would be fruitless if it were him, which is all the more hilarious.

        • Espiando

          No, not Marc. It’d be someone with sources “inside”, who had some presence in the California scene, who has some contacts in London, who was very well-connected while he/she/clam was in, who might avoid talking about celebrities and their foibles and who knows how to write very well…

          …nah, it couldn’t be Rinder, could it?

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            no.

          • stateofcircle

            Still though, if Marc has a few connections, there’s no limit to the scope of information…I’m not really sold on it, I’m just having fun trying to figure it out.

    • Spackle Motion

      Not likely.

    • Marc Headley

      nice try…when “they” are ready to say who “they” are I am sure we will all find out.
      Until next time…

      • stateofcircle

        :) It was worth a shot. And it would be awesome.
        And you should get crackin’ on a second book!

  • Whoknew

    Kirstie Alley ‏@kirstiealley10h

    divine intervention on my question about keeping silent or speaking up about recent false accusations :)

    • Whoknew

      (From her twitter page…couldn’t figure out how to link properly)…

      What is up with this Jesus talk?

      • sugarplumfairy

        Too bad she didn’t stick with him.. She’d be a lot better off.. As would be her bank account..

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Here’s the scientologists’ sign. No, really.

          http://i39.tinypic.com/2i9mnav.jpg

          • Lark Smith

            Well that explains a lot about their behavior.

        • Whoknew

          Lol, true. Just wonder who she is saying this for. The people on the low levels? Almost everyone outside the church knows they aren’t allowed to believe in Jesus, right?

      • DeElizabethan

        Her jesus is miscaviage

    • SP ‘Onage

      She has to turn to Jesus because her other higher power isn’t working, especially with her potty mouth….Leah, that @#&$@…Oops! Hand over her mouth.

      • Lark Smith

        LOL- just a bit too late

    • stateofcircle

      LRH walk beside me
      With a Kool in your mouth and
      Your hand in my wallet

    • Valerie Ross

      Well, keeping her mouth shut didn’t last long. I wonder how long these will stay up?

      Love the “planted” question about where do you learn about Scientology just before she talks about knifing haters.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        “I try to love them or I knife them?”

        I’m sorry, but when exactly does law enforcement come in to invite her to a hate crime threat party?

        • Valerie Ross

          She and John Allender prove my unfortunate axiom that the higher up you get on the OT Levels the crazier you get. Kind of sad in a scary way.

          • SP ‘Onage

            She’s stuck in a electronic incident in her whole track. She is NUTS! Period. Ha-ha-ha-ha!

      • Lark Smith

        Hey, compared to the last few days, she is down right saintly. I think her time with the cans calmed her down a bit. So, she knifes some haters.

        • SP ‘Onage

          If somebody else said that, the Feds would be knocking on their door at 5:00 am in the morning for being a terrorist.

          • Valerie Ross

            Case in point, a few years back, my brother (a nobody with a small ranch on a small town in the middle of nowhere) had an answering machine message that said “you have reached the committee to assassinate whoever the heck the governor is right now. Press 1 to talk a live person or just wait for the beep to leave a message for me.” He had the message for less than 24 hours before 4 Feds were on his doorstep.

            • SP ‘Onage

              Bummer. Hope he didn’t get arrested for a joke?

            • Valerie Ross

              No, but he was told if the Governor was assassinated, he would be their prime suspect. I have a feeling the 3 year old and the newborn, the chickens, cows, horses and neighbors dropping in every 2 seconds showed him to be fairly harmless. He did immediately erase the message (and change his pants) after they left.

      • SP ‘Onage

        Do you remember a couple of years ago she threatened to shoot vandals with a shotgun? That was crazy!

  • SP ‘Onage

    You can sure tell which media is scientology sympathizers, ABC and:

    The Daily Beast..ugh

    Church of Scientology blasts “Gossip”

    The Church of Scientology is not cool with their recent news coverage. In a statement to ABC News responding to questions over former King of Queens star Leah Remini’s defection from the church, the controversial organization lambasted their haters, claiming that “numerous myths, gossip, rumors and falsehoods regurgitated over the last few days have their origins with a small collection of obsessive fringe bloggers exploiting others to promote self-serving hateful agendas.” Remini reportedly started to distance herself from the church after being punished for asking about Shelly Miscavige, the wife of church leader David Miscavige, who has been rumored to be missing since 2007. The statement called questions about Shelly “out of line,” and said “Miscavige continues her work in the Church as she always has.” See? All cleared up.

  • 0tessa

    Leah Remini: I understand what you say. At least, I try. Thank you. I repeat the question: “Where is Shelly?”

  • Room 101

    I predicted it would be a brutal year for the cult, but for it only being the first half, I’m pretty exhilarated. I believe the cult’s fate is sealed. It really is past the point of no return. Whatever else happens in 2013 is just going to be salt in the wound from a twisted knife. I’m strongly thinking I may be able to finally close this chapter in my life at the start of next year.

    • Whoknew

      Even if/when the whole chapter is over, there will be so much more info, movies, books, etc. Idk how anyone will be able to walk away from the popcorn.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I’m gone for two days and all this breaks! And nearly a thousand posts just here to wade through. Gotta love the bunker!

    (I am with my family on a long-anticipated vacation. Hope all of you can find time to spend with yours!)

    • Whoknew

      Happy vacation! Yeah, it kind of feels like a party here lately.

    • shasha40

      Enjoy !

  • DodoTheLaser

    Jenna Elfman likes her scientology books raw…

    [IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2zdxct4.png[/IMG]

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/07/leah-reminis-sister-on-scientology-split-friends-made-to-choose-sides/

    • SP ‘Onage

      WTF…bath salts?

      • DodoTheLaser

        LOL! Almost as bad.

    • Sunny Sands

      At first, I was sure this was a shoop. Then I clicked the abcnews link, and saw it wasn’t.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Yep, real thing. Hoping it will make it into our Sunday Funnies!

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    915 comments! Amazing, more comments than any newspaper ever received! I wonder what tomorrow (today?) will bring?

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Hard to know if someone already posted this, but apparently the church is feeling the heat over the missing Shelly Miscavige: http://abcnews.go.com/US/church-scientology-internationals-statement-abc-news-leah-remini/t/story?id=19703376

    • Snuzey

      Wow, that is the best they can come up with? Fantastic! Just disappointed they couldn’t get ‘bitter defrocked apostate’ in there somewhere.

      Cant be long now – Leah will force a production of Shelley, who we will all then see has been starved half to death. The FBI will swoop, IRS will revoke the tax exempt status, Garcias will win their case, everyone will ask for refunds, Davey will go on the run but wont get far due to being challenged in the legness dept, so will be arrested and sent to prison for all manner of deeds take your pick. Everyone will wake up, and the world will be financially stable again from all the reclaimed tax.

      Hopefully.

      • Nevermore

        And serial killer Bubba will get the petit(e) cell mate he’s been dreaming of…

    • aquaclara

      I like that this statement from the Church of Scientology is accompanied by the word “advertisement”.
      HA!

  • Nevermore

    No, I will not sit here all day reading comments, no I will not sit here all day reading comments… Well, maybe while I drink my first cuppa of the day!

  • DodoTheLaser

    Truly Epic blog post, revelations, photos and comments! Love to all!

  • Robert Eckert

    New post up!

  • Poison Ivy

    “She threatened to go to the police if church officials didn’t produce the missing woman.”

    I’m a day late on this amazing report, Tony, but bravo.

    As for the quote above, it literally made me cry. Someone cared! Someone did something! And who knew it would be the Queen of Queens?

    Leah, you are a heroine in the making. Do not back down. Stand strong.

    And when you start feeling shaky, remember this quote from a REAL spiritual leader: “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”

    ― Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi

  • Boxingwithangels

    Much respect to Leah. Kirstie Alley is dead to me. All you celebs who stand by while this continues are dead to me. If Leah had stayed in scientology for another decade, her daughter probably would have joined, and leaving then may have not ended well. She may have been disconnected from her daughter. These people are evil. To use disconnection to have a hold on their people is a fate almost worse than death. They get their tentacles on the children knowing exactly what they are doing. Separate parent from child immediately. I hope Leah makes it her life’s mission to take down this cult. I can’t believe the government hasn’t done anything. How much proof do they need!??

  • Sam Domingo

    Hey Davey (we know you’re watching). You tried the terrorist routine with me (fail) you tried it with Katie Holmes (fail) you harassed and intimidated Monique Rathbun every opportunity you got and now you’re trying to bully a feisty woman with a doubly feisty sister (epic fail). When oh when are you going to learn that bullying women is just going to blow up in your face. Misogyny s a VERY ugly trait you know and VERY unsexy – real men just aren’t that intimidated by a woman who can hold her own. Nicole – you rock and so does the rest of your family. Justice is finally being served and the many families torn apart by disconnection are eternally grateful that now they can finally hope to get their own family members to come home. THANK YOU! xxx <3

    • Sam Domingo

      Damn! Shit out of popcorn AGAIN!

    • Jgg2012

      Apparently both Katie Holmes and Kirstie Alley wrote Leah up after the 2006 wedding.

      • Jon Hendry

        Katie’s *might* have been prompted. You know, Tom and others saying “You’re going to write up a KR on Leah, right?”

        • DodoTheLaser

          Good guess. That’s probably exactly what happened. Or Tom/Dave wrote it himself.

          • Jon Hendry

            Good point, it might well have been submitted in her name.

            The impulse to write a KR on someone just seems unlikely to come naturally to someone who got involved as an adult, to some degree just to please her boyfriend, and who has only been involved for a year or so.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Hahaha! Exactly! We need a sitcom about scientology.

      • DodoTheLaser

        No wonder Katie left both Cruise and scientology altogether.

    • Tory Christman

      ““Somebody said Kirstie is the epitome of a Scientologist. Yeah, I
      thought, she is — she stands for nothing,” Nicole says, confirming her
      reputation for being as feisty as her little sister.” Thank Gawd for

      Feisty women!! CONGRATULATIONS to Leah~~ Woohoo! You are FREE, girl, can you believe it? I still am amazed that I got into Scientology to help people. It wasn’t until I escaped out, 30 years later, that I was able to actually do so. You have helped many just by leaving. I hope some day you also tell *your* story. I know for me just telling my story helped strip off a LOT of hidden junk that was built in, “quietly” while “in” Scientology. Today is my 13th Anniversary of being FREE. :) My greatest thanks to every single person who has helped me, been kind, offered a hand out. It’s ALL meant more than I can put in words. Peace and love to you, and ALL here!! :) Tory/Magoo~ Still Dancing in the Moonlight :)

      • Sam Domingo

        And thank YOU for all the people you have helped Tory. x

  • allioops

    Wowwy wow wow!!!! May good triump over evil! Go Leah.

  • Thetapotata

    It’s hard t fathom the 3 months and 300K she spent to recant her own KR. Apparently being continuously asked “what are your crimes” and (50 various of the question) seems to be the number one tool in the toolbox for Dave and his reverse brand of auditing. Seems to turn intelligent able people into moldable putty to recreate reality. Too bad really, because confessional when used properly by ethical people can really be beneficial. But the absurd perversion the COS has developed to brainwash the crap out of anyone who has an independent thought or legitimate question about the dictatorship is pathetic.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Dear Nicole – thank you!

  • Jig Saw

    People should know who actually runs this cult
    http://www.loohan.com/Scn.htm

  • Guest

    Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line!