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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 FILES MISSING-PERSON REPORT ON SCIENTOLOGY LEADER’S WIFE

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[Shelly Miscavige at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre gala, circa 2005]

UPDATE: LAPD CLOSES CASE WITHOUT BRIEFING LEAH REMINI ON HER MISSING-PERSON REPORT (See update below)

 
Leah Remini has taken a surprising new step, the Underground Bunker has learned.

After speaking with the Los Angeles Police Department, we have confirmed that on Wednesday Remini filed a missing-person report for Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public in six years.

As we reported when we broke the news July 8 of Remini’s departure from Scientology, one of the main reasons she began to question her involvement in the church was discovering at the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in November 2006 that Miscavige was there without his wife, who had disappeared without explanation. When Leah asked about it, then church spokesman Tommy Davis told her, “You don’t have the fucking rank to ask about Shelly.”

In other stories, we have explained that in late 2005 or early 2006, Shelly was transferred from Scientology’s International Base near Hemet, California to a secret compound near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles. This compound, the headquarters of the Church of Spiritual Technology, is home to only a dozen or so Scientologists who are completely cut off from the outside world. We’ve been told that Shelly has been there for the past six years. But Miscavige and his attorneys have so far refused to publicly confirm her location there, and they have not produced her to confirm that she is in good health.

Now, Remini has put enormous pressure on the church to do just that by involving the LAPD.

Their job won’t be easy. Remini filed the report in Los Angeles, where Scientology’s international administrative headquarters are downtown, as well as many other church facilities. Before she vanished, however, Shelly Miscavige was living and working at the church’s international management headquarters on a 500-acre compound near Hemet, California, which is in Riverside County. The CST compound, where we believe Shelly is being held today, is near Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County. This jurisdictional jigsaw puzzle is complicated by the church’s relationship with law enforcement agencies, which includes a cozy friendship with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, as well as a history of support from the Riverside County board of supervisors.

But Leah Remini’s involvement may prove a major shift in that calculus.

Our sources tell us that Remini has been dealing with an enormous reaction to the news of her defection. She’s been inundated with reactions from other church members who find themselves also having grave doubts about Scientology leader David Miscavige, and are also facing the ravages of Scientology’s toxic policy of “disconnection,” which tends to tear families apart.

Remini has been busy dealing with her family’s safety, the alleged abuses of Scientology’s Sea Org workers, the disconnection policy, as well as the whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige and whether she has freedom of movement or has been convinced she is being punished for her own shortcomings.

We had previously been told that Remini had considered Shelly a friend, and we now have photographic evidence of it, obtained from our sources in the church…

 
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The two were photographed at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre gala, circa 2005.

 
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At another year’s CC gala, Shelly, left, and Leah Remini’s husband Angelo Pagán are seen with Barbara Ruiz.

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Javier Ruiz

We’ve written previously about Ruiz, who was a high-level Scientology executive at Author Services, Inc., which serves as Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s literary agency and also runs the church’s science fiction contest, Writers of the Future. Ruiz was seen to administer the 2004 contest, and she was also seen helping to run “The Hole” that year — a bizarre office-prison at the International Base near Hemet. Since then, however, she has not been seen publicly.

Barbara and Shelly were close friends, and our sources tell us that Barbara may also be at the CST Headquarters near Lake Arrowhead.

And now we’ve also heard from our sources that Leah Remini is concerned about Barbara’s disappearance. We’re told that sometime last year, she contacted Barbara’s ex-husband, Javier Ruiz, who also worked at ASI but is no longer working for the church. Leah did not, however, get a satisfactory response about Barbara’s current whereabouts, and subsequently, Javier turned her in to Scientology ethics officers for asking about his ex-wife. We have previously made attempts to contact Javier Ruiz, with no luck.

Javier is currently married to Brittany Sierra Garrett, who was identified four years ago by former Scientology executive Jefferson Hawkins as one of Scientology’s “Facebook police,” who patrol the social media landscape, urging church members to de-friend anyone who has been “declared a suppressive person” — excommunicated by the church.

We have made another request for a statement from Leah Remini with her publicist, and if we hear back, we’ll let you know.

We’re looking forward to finding out if the LAPD has the rank to ask about Shelly Miscavige.

 
UPDATE: LAPD Officer Gregory Baek tells us that detectives have made contact with Shelly Miscavige and now consider the case closed and classified as “unfounded.”

(That news started filtering out a few hours ago, first with an unnamed LAPD source to the New York Daily News.)

But here’s the thing. Our sources tell us that Leah Remini, who filed the report earlier this week, had not been briefed by the LAPD and was told the case was still open late this afternoon.

We asked Officer Baek — Would the LAPD begin telling the press and public that the case was closed without briefing the person who made the missing-person report?

“That depends on the situation and the case, and the detective will decide which will get first,” he told us. “I don’t know exactly what happened.”

Well, that’s reassuring.

So the public still has no confirmation on where Shelly Miscavige is, what condition she’s in, and why she hasn’t been seen at church events in the last seven years.

And Leah Remini, as far as we know, has received no answers to her questions.

 
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RESCHEDULED: Prepare For an Epochal Meeting of the Minds

Because of today’s breaking news, we’ve moved our special appearance by PZ Myers to tomorrow morning…

 
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Pharyngula goes whole track! Has PZ Myers met his match in the genius of L. Ron Hubbard and biological evolution, Scientology style? Join us tomorrow morning to find out!

 
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Narconon Arrowhead’s Medical Detox Shuts Down

Narconon Arrowhead, Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility in Oklahoma, has been mired in investigations and lawsuits since three patients died in only nine months — the last was Stacy Murphy in July 2012. Publicity over her overdose death led to a new state law to increase regulation of the facility, and its executive director, Gary Smith, lost his counseling certification. Now, Jeanne LeFlore at the McAlester News-Capital is reporting that Narconon Arrowhead’s satellite medical detox facility in McAlester has shut down after its temporary permit expired. “The permit expired May 16 after Narconon Arrowhead failed to correct deficiencies found by the state during earlier inspections,” LeFlore writes. The facility had opened in 2011.

We turned to former Narconon Arrowhead president Luke Catton for his thoughts on the closure. He confirmed that Narconon — which is a non-medical program that uses Scientology training in place of drug counseling — had begun to experiment with separate facilities for medical detox.

“A couple of Narconon centers have tried this,” he tells us. “They can get $500 a day per patient or more. And when they opened that facility two years ago, they started relying heavily on that income. They could get people in who normally wouldn’t go to a Narconon, and it opened up a new line on insurance. Insurance policies will pay up to $1,000 a day for medical detox.”

The satellite medical detox facility’s closure, however, doesn’t affect the licensing of the main Narconon Arrowhead facility in Canadian, Oklahoma, he added. We’re still waiting to see if that will be affected by the new state law.

 
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The Final Chapter in the Scott Campbell Saga

Karen de la Carriere, J. Swift, and Angry Gay Pope finish up this fascinating series on former Sea Org worker Scott Campbell…

 

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 8, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Phil McKraken

    KABOOM!!!

    • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

      Until then, remember what must be asked here at least once a day:
      WHERE IS SHELLY MISCAVIGE?

  • Davka

    Oh my gosh. She did what? Wow. Go Leah. Woman’s got guts.

    • nevarmore

      woman’s got …

      • Minion Gayle

        True facts!

  • BlackRob

    It’s going down like bird shit!

  • Once_Born

    Well… procreate with a web-footed friend…
    Temporarily speechless…

  • ReneeG

    Oh myyyyy….

    whoisleahremini.com up and running in 3…..2……1…..

  • Sidney18511

    HOLY SHIT!! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING, BESTEST THING TO HAPPEN TO THE COS EVER,
    WAY TO GO LEAH…..WAY TO GO!

  • John P.

    I am wondering about the value of filing a missing person’s report in the City of Los Angeles for Shelly, given the evidence that she’s in a known location in San Bernardino County. About the only thing I can think of is the possibility that filing the report with the LAPD reduces the likelihood that Miscavige will be able to produce Shelly at the upcoming gala event to be held at Celebrity Center without fear of a visit from the LAPD. It is unclear that the LAPD would be able to search for her at the gala, since the Celebrity Center may or may not be in one of those little patches of territory that is LAPD or whether it is LA Sheriff’s Department turf. But since that area is completely surrounded by LA City, she would certainly have to go through LAPD turf to reach the event.

    Failing to produce her at the CC gala, in turn, would continue to keep the pressure up on Miscavige to produce her since he would not, if I’m correct, be able to produce her short term to answer critics wondering where she is. That ought to be driving him nuts. Well played, Leah, well played.

    • ReneeG

      What a great thing for David Miscavige to wake up to this morning, eh? A little bile with his coffee?

      • Observer

        I’m thinking he’s going to go straight for the scotch.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          ooh, now wondering… has anyone handed Leah or her family a “what dirty tricks to expect from DM when he goes on a binge?” proactive protection pack? ( ie, do they have pets, etc)

          • Hubbard’s Boil

            All kidding aside, I do hope Remini has hired some kind of security. She absolutely needs it right now.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I wasn’t kidding!

            • Zana

              I have a feeling this woman is totally prepared. Whatever Co$ tries to pull will be made very public very quickly. There are some amazing security people available to her here in Hollywood. She coordinated this. I’m rooting for her. And I hardly knew who she was before this. Now she’s one of my heroes.

            • Poison Ivy

              I think we need to vote Leah into the Bunker Hall of Fame.

            • ThetaBara

              I’m pretty sure that’s been done. ;-)
              I can’t remember who was saying we were giving her too many props for just leaving and not really doing anything about the People Who Are Still Inside, but I can’t imagine them saying that now.

              I actually feel for Shelly. Even in the photos from before she was locked up, she looks haunted.

            • Missionary Kid

              PI, I’m willing to start a list for the Bunker Hall of fame. Just reply to me. That’s something positive I can gather.

              Someone down-voted me for the LRH nicknames, and it didn’t really bother me, but it got me to think of gathering positive information. Like everything else, it’ll be unscientific, and no ranking will be assigned, but if people would give me a person’s real name, if possible, and a short sentence of what they’ve done to deserve it, I’ll copy it on to a spreadsheet.

              Example:
              Tony Ortega, Upholding the best of Journalistic traditions in covering Co$.
              Leah Remini, Daring to challenge DM, and doing it with class.

            • Interested

              M. Kid. When do you sleep :-)))

            • Missionary Kid

              I nap often.
              I tend to wake up at about 4 am PDT so I can catch the latest news from the bunker.
              Once a spreadsheet is set up, it’s easy to cut and paste, so it really doesn’t take much time. I use the Sort function to alphabetize lists. It’s really simple, once set up.

            • Interested

              Wow. Fantastic !

            • Casabeca

              Your dedication is inspiring! Great idea to list the positives too.

            • Missionary Kid

              I think it’s important to honor those who have sacrificed. They all need to be honored.

            • Casabeca

              So true. The Bunker version of sainthood? Love your work!

            • Missionary Kid

              Please, give me some names and what they’ve done. Thanks.

              BTW, I don’t believe in saints.

        • dmscohb

          Perhaps a piece of pie-face with that scotch?

      • ThetaBara

        Hi Downey. It’s almost two pm! Are your stats up?
        Don’t rout out! Just BLOW! Freeloader debt isn’t legal! You don’t have to pay it! You can just walk away.

        • Robert Eckert

          Downey might actually be David Miscavige himself, today. There are several days I have suspected it; today my Spidey sense is tingling. Yes, I’m looking out that webcam right at YOU!

          • ThetaBara

            No way. He’d downvote EVERYTHING!

            • Missionary Kid

              Actually, he’d have his minions go out and do it. It would be beneath his dignity as an eccsleazeiastical leader. The problem is that he has so few people he can trust not to blow once they see how the rest of the world views Co$, and it’s not the picture he paints.

            • ThetaBara

              I hold with the theory that it is folks doing A to Es, or perhaps some low level OSA person. It IS risky business (heh heh) getting up close and personal with so much entheta and J&D!

            • Missionary Kid

              Unfortunately, all we can do now is speculate. I’ll go with the low level OSA person because they probably have drunk deeply of the Kool Aid.

            • ThetaBara

              Perhaps they can still be tempted with caek!

            • Missionary Kid

              My weakness is lemon cake with lemon custard filling, topped with strawberries.

    • Once_Born

      Producing Shelly at the event, surrounded by minders, is one thing. Having to defer to officers with the power to interview her in private, or even ‘take her back to the station’ for interview (depending on what she tells them) is another thing.

      I hope that job gets given to honest cops…

      • Poison Ivy

        Oh man, oh man that’s right – Davey can keep her “minded” and gagged (or rather, tightly scripted) for his masses…but not for the police! They may only be WOG law, but unfortunately, there are still a few laws in American that CO$ has to abide by.

      • montananut

        The problem is, it is just a missing person report. If she is there, surrounded by minders or not, she is obviously not missing, therefore they unfortunately would have no reason to interview her.

    • Phil McKraken

      Celebrity Center is in the City of Los Angeles and is not on County property, so not the Sheriff’s jurisdiction.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      will she be ignored if she is not family? wondering. if this gets media spotlight, at least it might then beg the question, where is shelly’s family and why aren’t They filing reports or..Have they?
      and same thing for ruiz’ family.

      • ReneeG

        Doesn’t matter if the police do it or not, it is an EPIC TROLL.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Oh absolootly! Tony keeps topping himself with scoops. There arent enough curtains or green trees for The little dictator to hide behind once the press gets wind of this one. hahahahahaha.

        • Sherbet

          My opinion exactly.

      • Hubbard’s Boil

        I always wondered about this as well. Why are there not stacks of missing persons reports for people slaving away in the Sea Org who are not allowed regular contact with family? And what about those sentenced to RPF or imprisoned in places like The Hole?

        If it were someone I love, I’d be at the police station every day in person, demanding action. I’d write to every city council person and county supervisor within earshot. I would contact the news media with regular updates. If law enforcement did not respond, I would sue. I would never shut up, never stop.

        I just don’t understand how this cult can be above the law to this extent. Even if people like Shelly have been brainwashed and abused to the point that they believe they deserve maltreatment, the cult should not be allowed to make people disappear at will. I mean, WTF?

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          I really think this is different. This is the wife of the “ecclesiastical leader of Scientology” and it’s a missing persons report filed by a well known, well liked, no bullshit kinda gal who also happens to be a celebrity who won’t take no for an answer on the issue until she sees her friend alive and well.

          I don’t think any law enforcement agency in the country could afford to fuck up on this one.

          (hint hint there FBI……… You really gonna let the LAPD show you up?)

          • Hubbard’s Boil

            I hope you’re right. Of course it’s true that celebs are less likely to be ignored. I think the multi-county nature of the complaint might be a good thing in the end. Surely one of those agencies is likely to respond.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              I hope so too Boil. The shit needs to end.

              However, I think I’m closer to finally seeing the headline I wanted……

              “DAVID MISCAVIGE ARRESTED ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE CHARGES”

            • Zana

              It’s hard (and easy) to imagine what could happen to Damsel Miscavige if he went to jail. Ended up in his own RPF. This is like an on-going soap opera.

          • Mickey7

            Well, this is LAPD after all, and concern about the public’s perception of them has never ranked very high on their priority list. As far as the FBI goes, it seems like federal agencies resist engaging with Scientology, still smarting from the ugly, bruising fight they had over the IRS designating them a recognized church. I doubt any actionable item will come from this, but as a PR move, it’s brilliant. She is officially alerting the public and authorities to questionable, possibly criminal, behavior, while at the same time thumbing her nose at church leadership and raising doubts in the minds of active members.

          • Sunnyhorse

            I don’t think she’s particularly likable, but I’m certainly cheering her on.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              There’s a difference between “particularly likeable” and “well liked.”

            • Sunnyhorse

              Oh, FFS — this is what you choose to quibble over? Fine, I’ll be a little more blunt: I really can’t stand Leah Remini — she was far too nasty and obnoxious for far too long in her defense of her “church” –, but I’m certainly cheering her on in this situation

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Well if you choose to put your own personal view on it, yes. I will argue it. Just because you can’t stand her doesn’t mean people in the rest of the world don’t find her likeable. Fact is, she is well liked.

          • Zana

            Yes. I agree. The FBI should be following this, taking notes and ready to step in. It could ultimately mean a lot of money for the government if they were able to prove Co$ is not a church and should not have tax deferments.

            • Poison Ivy

              Yes, please. Anything to help take money off MY taxes!

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            True, especially since tax their exempt status was strong-armed from the IRS under DM’s direction. Which he is right now retouting to the troops with the filmed Portland event of long ago. The US govt. will have to confront the fact that Co$ is a huge fraud, this is large and the unraveling has truly begun!

          • Poison Ivy

            Come on, FBI. Am I STILL hearing crickets?

        • villagedianne

          Some years ago on one of the MB’s, an ex gave instructions on how to get a relative out of INT Base. It involved requesting welfare checks with every level of jurisdiction (city, county, etc) and keeping the pressure on until COS decides that keeping the person around is more trouble than it is worth.

      • Once_Born

        The story is that Leah has filed a missing person report.

        This does not mean that she is not the only onewho is reporting Shelly missing, does it? Is it possible that, if you could read the report you would find other complainants listed within..?

      • Sunny Sands

        Family connections are Shelly’s parents are deceased, she has no children, and an estranged husband.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          She has two sisters and a stepfather who I believe are still living.

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            Inside the cult, or outside?

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Celebrity Centre International is smack dab in the middle of LAPD’s jurisdiction. We in RTC are working on an emergency rezoning ordnance whereby CCI will become its own city and have its own police force.

      When and if LAPD shows up at CCI to check for Shelly, we will give them copies of The Way to Happiness and send them away. If needed, we will have Kirstie Alley lay down in the driveway and block it so that police cars cannot enter.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Don’t the LAPD already have their own garages full of the Basics LRH Library, stored right next to all their golden gawdy trophies from the scientology’s little DM?

      • sugarplumfairy

        Maybe you can hire the Swiss Guard to protect COB.

        • Marie Claire Wolf

          Or NOI they are such buddy-buddy.

          • Casabeca

            All the costumes are swirling in my head!

          • lee

            who the nut in c0stume, idi amin?

      • joan nieman

        Ooooh! That is a good one!!

      • ze moo

        That’s one nasty speed bump.

      • jmh

        Haha… my first encounter with $cn was through some lit sent to me by the stupid Way to Happiness. Brings back fond memories of my first e-mail exchange with the Org director, bantering back and forth about his participation in an abusive cult. Fun times!

      • Poison Ivy

        Just sobbing with laughter.

      • DavidaRochelle
        • Robert Eckert

          Why are you saying OTVIIIisGrrr8! was “wrong”? It sounds like he called it exactly.

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          Don’t be so credulous David.

    • Couch_Incident

      Remind me not to play poker with Ms. Remini. However, my prediction is that the “proof of body” will consist of flying Shelly out to Flag for a day (charter of course), taking a bunch of pictures/video somehow making it clear it’s 2013, and doing some sort of fluff piece in one of the SCN rags about the important work Mrs. Miscaviage has been doing, complete with quotes.

      • Once_Born

        If a person is reported missing in the UK, and there are grounds to be concerned for their safely, the police are obliged to try to find them. If they are found, they are interviewed. If they are in no danger, the person who reported them missing is informed that there is no cause for concern, and that’s the end of the matter.

        How does it work in the US? Surely “Proof of Body” via video (which can be doctored) is not sufficient evidence.

        • Couch_Incident

          I was thinking of the “proof of body” more in terms of PR and calming the troops (apparently the rationale for producing her in person at the Celebrity Center gala), rather than what would be sufficient if law enforcement took that matter up.

          Without knowing the laws involved, despite this being a PR body blow inflicted by Remini (which as John points out makes it less likely she’ll be trotted out at CC), I doubt law enforcement will take the matter up given the jurisdictional issues, SCN’s cozy relationship with at least some agencies, the ability of SCN to show she’s alive & possibly free to travel (thus reducing any “emergency” need to track her down for her safety), and the ability to have “her” lawyer produce documentation from her saying she’s fine and wants to be left alone.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            I was just trying to find dox on Angry Gay Pope’s website for exact replies from police. Hopefully he will respond when he wakes up this morning, assuming he’s still west coast.

            • Couch_Incident

              Remini’s celebrity status gives this story media legs, but haven’t other missing reports been filed in the past on, for example, RPF members? I haven’t heard of those going anywhere with law enforcement.

            • Marie Claire Wolf

              Give it a day or so.

            • Robert Eckert

              On that film clip of Twin Peaks, he talks to the deputy, who does go up there to ask some questions– but that was over three years ago now.

    • May_West

      I so fear a let down to this. I can picture LASD holding a news conference stating they’ve seen Shelly and she wants to be left alone and end of story everyone bug off now.

      • Sidney18511

        May…I know what your saying and I thought the same thing too. The best would be if she was brought down to the PD where she could be questioned ALONE and with Leah there.

      • villagedianne

        We can only hope the public will be well enough informed not to buy such a story.

      • Aslansown

        I have the same fear. If they do a “well-being check” and she convinces them that she’s OK, that will be the end of it. And I fear that she has been so brainwashed both before and after her disappearance that even taking her off the property to interview her (which I don’t think they’d do) wouldn’t help. I fear that at that point they would just say she’s OK, she wants to be there, case closed. I hope not, but that’s my fear.

        No celebrity involvement, but several years ago my brother’s girlfriend said she hadn’t heard from him for several days and was worried. Since a family member had to do the missing person’s report, I went to the station and filled it out. They weren’t really very interested (he’s an adult, he has the right to not have contact, etc.) until I happened to mention that he’s an insulin dependent diabetic. The officer suddenly got very interested — he immediately put out a description of his car, and two officers showed up at his house. As it turned out he was fine, but if there’s any kind of potential health issue, they sit up and take notice.

      • Mickey7

        I think we can pretty much guarantee–short of some sort of miracle–that that is exactly what will happen. Major news outlets aren’t even picking this story up, so they must feel that it won’t go very far. Still, she’s letting the church know that she has no plans to go quietly, so kudos to her for that.

        • DavidaRochelle

          There’s an article in the Daily Mail.

      • Robert Eckert
      • brendon

        I agree this is the most likely scenario, though I doubt it will even rise to news conference level. I also suspect she would have been trotted out eventually anyway just to make Leah look crazy, though if her condition was anything like what Rinder looked like when tagging along with TD to get Sweeney, I suspect they would be fattening her up and giving her a few spa treatments and a spray tan prior to the unveiling.

        There is always the possibility things are a bit more nefarious of course. Any attempt to slow this down or fight it by the COS will just ramp up the issue for the PD; it will be curious if the COS tries anyway (i.e. claim for example that Leah doesn’t have the legal standing to inquire, that it is a religious matter, “she’s at a retreat,” or attempt to get around it by using affidavits or video).

        We’ll know soon enough and kudos to Leah for attempting to force the issue.

    • Ms. B. Haven

      I’m thinking that the missing person angle will get some attention one way or the other since it is coming from Ms. Remini. If she and Shelly were close enough to exchange gifts as has been reported, she has every right to inquire about Shelly’s whereabouts no matter what Tommy Davis says.

      Church lawyers have come up with a ‘shore story’ that said something to the effect that Shelly is working very hard for the church. No doubt she is, but that could be said of anyone on the RPF or the RPF’s RPF. By all accounts they work VERY hard.

      I wouldn’t buy into any story about being on some sort of religious retreat either. I have known several people who have done a traditional 3 year Buddhist retreat and even though they are in a self imposed isolation, friends and family know exactly what they are up to and where they are at. No need for secrecy.

      While this might get a lot of tabloid attention, I think the real questions that need to be asked are “where’s Heber?, where’s Guillaume? where’s (insert name of random disappeared exec)? who in the hell is on the Board that COB is the Chairman of?” I’m no lawyer, but isn’t there some sort of requirement for “not-for-profit religious groups” to have some sort of accountability? Maybe someone should file a missing person’s report for the Board of the RTC and try to get to the bottom of the rats nest of corporate entanglement there. No one in the church will dare ask or they’ll end up in endless ‘ethics cycles’ because they don’t have the fucking rank to ask questions that normal people are allowed and even encouraged to ask.

      • Phil McKraken

        “No need for secrecy.”

        Yeah, the need for secrecy is a big red flag and hard to justify to rational people. Scientology’s intense security and secrecy stand in stark contrast to how people view religious institutions. There comes a point when you can’t just wave a the hand of religious privilege as regards the whereabouts of the “ecclesiastical” leader’s wife, and have anyone outside the bubble accept it.

        Scientology doesn’t know how creepy it is.

        • Marie Claire Wolf

          As creepy as FLDS who were totally into similar secret, abusive and fraudulent ways. In the end all cults are basically out of the same mold.

          • ThetaBara

            They’re next!

            • cicely neville

              I’d love to see FLDS go down. You know that abomination Jeffs is still giving them orders from prison? Or he was – I think Texas put a stop to it -

            • Casabeca

              I am so with you on this one sister. When I see those prarie dresses and those awful old men with little girls…I just want to cry.

            • ThetaBara

              I’m serious. As soon as I’m done with these monkeys!
              Did you see their rape chapel? (Pix are on Daily Fail.) DISGUSTING!

      • dmscohb

        Having church lawyers speak for Shelly makes absolutely no sense – that is akin to having the kidnappers of those Cleveland women hire lawyers on behalf of them. You can’t do it that way. Leah needs to hire Shelly her OWN lawyer. Then if there is a conflict, Shelly can come forward and select the lawyer she wants, as long as that lawyer is in no way associated with the cult that won’t let her free.

        • Poison Ivy

          When there was that short “Where’s Shelly” flap in England about a year and a half ago (can’t remember which paper; one of the tabloids, maybe Daily Mail? asked about her), “Shelly’s lawyer” wrote an angry threatening letter on her behalf, and the paper retracted the question. It’s so much easier to win a libel suit in the UK. However, no Shelly. She and Dave are still married, so he has certain rights under the law – perhaps he even made her sign a POA.

          But this is different – a police investigation is a completely different animal.

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            Indeed it is, the authorities have the obligation to investigate this. Ms Remini is a celeb and that she, a person raised in Co$, will have a real zinging effect in terms of the unwanted publicity it generates for the ‘chirch’ so much so that LAPD will have to move their patooties.

          • Eivol Ekdal
      • jonzot

        Guillaume was on Anderson Cooper’s program a few years ago helping the evil ex-wives defend Miscavige. He’s had some chances to defect. I’m more concerned with the Shellys and Hebers of the world. And so is David Miscavige apparently…

        • Robert Eckert

          Was this before or after Debbie Cook was made to stand in a trashcan and got water poured on her for doubting the denunciation of Guillaume as a homo?

          • jonzot

            Debbie Cook was in The Hole in the summer of 2007, Anderson Cooper’s segment with Guillaume assisting the wives aired in March, 2010.

            Guillaume has been trotted out a number of times for events and the like. While I have sympathy for every victim of the church, Guillaume doesn’t top my list. Although everyone who knows him says he’s a wonderful man.

            • Robert Eckert

              Thanks for the timeline.

            • Poison Ivy

              Don’t forget the degree of mind control they’re under. Ask Mike Rinder – he didn’t even see his way clear to escaping until he was alone doing the John Sweeney gig. Day after day in the Hole – just like Shelly and Heber, Guillaume may just believe this is his fate.

            • Marie Claire Wolf

              Which could be the very same reason Shelly (Tony O. I abide) has not surfaced. But I have no doubt that knowing her hubby has ditched her for a newer more complacent model is not sitting well with her, so given the chance I think she will pull a Rinder.

    • Gerard Plourde

      Interesting factoid. In February 2012 the Bureau of Information and Intelligence was merged with the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement to form the California Bureau of Investigation. It’s a unit of the Attorney General’s office and according to Wikipedia “can be requested by local authority for various reasons (e.g. areas that are too small to have local detectives or cross-jurisdiction coordination of major crimes).”
      This would probably qualify on both counts (Hemet’s too small and since Leah filed the report in LA there’s also a cross-jurisdicitonal issue.)

    • Robert Eckert

      She is not “known” to be at the location in San Bernardino County. Tony may have excellent hearsay, but Los Angeles is where she was last actually seen.

    • Mickey7

      I doubt that was truly her point. She probably knows full well where Shelly is, but is using this as an opportunity to publicly expose Miscavige’s abusive reign. It seems like the police, like the IRS and other agencies before them, cower in fear of Scientology’s retaliation tactics, opting to do nothing rather than tangle with the ‘church,’ even in the face of clear criminal activity. She just made that impossible for them. Well played on her part, but I really do fear for her with these psychos on the loose.

    • monkeyknickers

      John P.,

      Come to LA with Supermodel #1 for the CC gala, and I will meet you in the Gelson’s parking lot across the street. :) The nearest In-n-Out is on Sunset, but there’s a good sandwich place on the other side of the street. My fave secret, strangely lush and scantily populated dog park area is a mere 4 minutes away. Plus! You can see the original Bat Caves!

      I’m hoping it’s going to be a big show at CC, complete with fireworks and trapeze artists and stuff.

      This is fantastic jetsetting experience that Supermodel #1 expects, you know. :)

      Gas up the supersonic, brother!!

    • Zana

      Yes. Well played. Amazing. If Shelly is not produced is this something that can go on up to the FBI?

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        Ooo yeah!

      • John P.

        It is certainly something that can go up to the FBI, though it is doubtful that it will go there. I am sure the Feds are focused on cases where there is evidence of interstate flight and on certain other narrowly defined cases. Today, the FBI is devoting so much effort to counter-terrorism that a lot of other stuff has been significantly cut back; the recent “sequester” is probably further affecting the likelihood that they would expend significant effort on a missing persons case even if it is most properly in their “turf.”

        The value of Leah’s stunt is pure and simple: a short-term PR disaster for Miscavige which if nothing else keeps the “Where’s Shelly” meme alive and that, in turn, brings it to more people who formerly could not have cared about the cult. The general public impression of Scientology today is “crazy UFO cult” and “it’s what makes Tom Cruise crazy.” The idea that the leader of a “religion” would imprison his own wife shifts the perception from “crazy” to “evil.”

        In the event that Miscavige really was planning to show of Shelly at the Celebrity Centre gala in an attempt to head off growing concern among the faithful about her status, given Miscavige’s paranoia, fear of being arrested/jailed, and overwhelming need to avoid “flaps” at any cost, a celebrity filing a missing persons report with the police agency where an event he is headlining will take place would give the LAPD grounds to demand entrance to the event and to request an interview. This would be a major humiliation for Miscavige at the very least, and would be a potential legal issue if he committed the catch-all crime of “lying to investigators” (a made-up crime they use to jail people they can’t get on other charges, like Martha Stewart and countless others). I am sure it is policy in missing persons cases to interview the husband, particularly if he did not report her missing in the first place.

        I predict the net result of this to be: a) no involvement from the FBI or other agencies; b) some potential for LAPD to attempt to meet with Miscavige and perform other rudimentary investigation of Shelley’s disappearance; c) Shelly does not appear at the Celebrity Centre gala; and d) security arrangements at the event ought to be extraordinary, including more fences than usual, and potentially attempting to have vehicles arriving in a covered portico so that nobody can see who’s getting in or out, so any watchers won’t know for sure that Miscavige is in the house. It is even conceivable that e) Miscavige cancels the CC event and remains in Florida a bit longer handling “emergency” issues with the Golden Age of Krap 2 rollout and the debut of the oiliness table at the Sooper Powerz building.

        • Poison Ivy

          It’s a pretty good prediction.

          I’d rather see them storm the castle though. ;-)

        • Missionary Kid

          It’ll be interesting to see which of your scenarios pan out.

        • SadinWA

          You’re dead-on in one area that I can attest to, John.. As a never-a-Co$ member, I felt that *at worst* Co$ was a crackpot religious group whose greatest sin was believing that LRH was anything more that a megalomaniacal, if mediocre and delusional, science fiction writer. It is the public exodus of Leah Remini and her loud questions about the leader’s wife’s disappearance, as well as Remini’s subsequent systematic abuse after having *asked* after Shelly, that made me truly examine and learn about the horrible evil that this crime syndicate really represents and perpetrates. This evil man’s eventual downfall is practically assured if Leah Remini and other defectors keep speaking publicly and asking for perfectly sane answers about child labor and missing human beings.

        • Zana

          Thank you so much for your long reply. I have just figured out how to answer those who comment on my posts. I ALWAYS enjoy your posts and stop to read them. They are intelligent and insightful. :-) I’m sure glad to be here.

    • Jgg2012

      John, your are correct, but overlooking one thing–here in LA County EVERYONE knows about this sinister cult that ruins lives, and LAPD officers live in this county.

      • Missionary Kid

        Yeah, but one thing LAPD doesn’t want to do is get caught in anything political. On the surface, the cult has worked to keep up good relationships with LAPD. Fortunately, the cult is basically paranoid, and that works against them.

        • Jgg2012

          True, but it will be referred to the San Bernadino police who have jurisdiction over the CST site. btw, when they find Shelly there (or wherever), what else will they find?

          • Missionary Kid

            I’ll bet they’ll have their feelers out to find out if the sheriffs are coming, and they’ll hide anything illegal. The sheriff’s department won’t have a search warrant, so any security there can shepherd them to her carefully, keeping them away from anything they don’t want them to see.

    • Poison Ivy

      LAPD does Hollywood. CC is smack in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills.

    • BrigidBernadette

      The LAPD should be infiltrating this group they they did the Hell’s Angels and the mafia.

      • DavidaRochelle

        The Hell’s Angels and the mafia are not very heavy donors to the LAPD, County Sheriff’s Office, and various powerful local, state, and national politicians.

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      One of the RTC layers of pretense is that the 11th floor of the HGB building is the official RTC office, and with Shelly being COB’s Asst, last known position of hers to the wide membership body, thus, this pretense of RTC’s being located on the 11th floor of the HGB gets a skewering in all that pretend legality frontness that Miscavige wished to have his little office space on the 11th floor.

      it is a luxurious office setup unlike any setup Hubbard EVER occupied in Hubbard’s whole top dog life as cult meister.

      I’m sure the RTC mail gets delivered to the Ivar address, and physcially in that Ivar St and Hollywood 12 story building, “we” call the HGB, (Hollywood Guarantee Building is the ‘wog” name that sticks to it); because that’s the legal mailing address for the vaunted RTC, even though the RTC staffers all have their actual offices at the Int Base, in the “new” RTC building, still, the mailining address for RTC is the Ivar St HGB building, is all.

      And I’ve toured that 11th floor office, Miscavige gave all of the ASI staff a tour, when it was completed. It’s palatial and very empty-ish, just like the Ideal Orgs are.

    • montananut

      Just to play devil’s advocate here, but it is a missing person report. If she is produced for the gala, she is obviously not missing, so they probably wouldn’t do anything once they see her with their own eyes. Case closed, unfortunately.

    • USA MRIID

      What law enforcement does is they perform “health checks” on people that they get reports about, but only if they have a significant reason to believe that the person making the request has “standing” or some legitimate reason for concern. I was surprised that Remini was able to convince the LAPD so check. That’s damn rare.

  • stillgrace

    This should prove interesting! The Tommy Davis remark about requiring rank to ask about Shelly has become a meme in the world of scio-watching!

    • Hubbard’s Boil

      I snorted with glee at Tony’s last line on the Remini story.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        It’s a classic already, and I’m just on my first coffee.

  • 1subgenius
    • Nevermore

      I commented on this, and got 4 downvotes – yay me!!

  • 0tessa

    Well, obviously Leah does not take ‘no’ for an answer! Hopefully the LAPD comes into action. I assume Leah told them some more details about the disappearing of Shelly, otherwise she would have been advised not to file a missing person report.
    Good news!

  • Observer

    My cheeks hurt from grinning.

    Leah has the rank, Tommy. Oh yes she does.

    • Sam Domingo

      Bwahahahahaha! Hilarious! I stole this – hope you don’t mind :D

      • Observer

        Not in the slightest!

        • Eivol Ekdal

          need a shoop of DM with steam coming out his ears :)

          • Observer

            Will this do?

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              hahahahahaha

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              That’ll do nicely :-D

            • Eivol Ekdal

              «:::P:::» «:::E:::» «:::R:::» «:::F:::» «:::E:::» «:::C:::» «:::T:::» «:::O:::»

              and boom goes the tinymite ;0

            • monkeyknickers

              Oh how I love you Obs. Please tell me that you are able to use your truly awesome snark-n-shoop talents in a way that earns you money.

            • Observer

              Alas, no … but the J&D job satisfaction stat is straight up and vertical!

            • ThetaBara

              The Psychs don’t pay 50 bucks per shoop?!
              Well, we all think you’re awesome! Thanks for your fantastic shoops! I can barely get that sign thingy to work. ;-)

            • i-Betty

              Heehee :D

          • Sam Domingo

            No shoop needed. Just hop on over to Flag where he’s hiding out and get a shot of the real thing :D

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      That’s funny, Observer!

      By the way, I smell shit. Could it be that Davey just pooped his pants? I never saw this coming. Leah really is Wonder Women. She’s fighting back swinging. A missing person report on Shelly filed by a well-known celebrity who just quit Scientology and is now major news spells disaster for the cult.

      Davey, from now on you should start wearing Depends(smallest size) and take Imodium to control your involuntary bowel movements. Start paddling because your up shit’s creek!

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        Not depends, way too big for tiny tots, instead newborn diapers.

        • Robert Eckert

          Pampers.

        • USA MRIID

          Hey, you’re making fun of little people. That’s a big meanie! :)

      • Poison Ivy

        I have been wondering for years why someone who cared about Shelly (see Tony, I spelled it right this time!!) didn’t do this sooner. Of course, the answer is what happened to Leah, or Karen D, or Mike and Marty, or Paul Haggis, will happen to you.

        I’m blown away by her balls and her courage and integrity. Man, I love this woman. Leah, I hope we meet some day. I want to give you a hug and tell you to your face – this is really tough stuff you’re dealing with, discovering what you believed in and supported nearly all your life has been an evil sham. But don’t give up out of fear. Others without your clout are counting on you. You’re going to help so many people. Stand strong – and know that there are thousands of us out there watching who get it and who have your back.

        • Doug Parent

          Leah has courage and integrity and she’s totally willing and able to communicate. All three ingredients together make for an untenable experience as a Scientologist and all three pretty much guarantee a Scientologist will eventually go Indie or Ex at some point.

          • jonzot

            Attention all Bunkerites: As you can imagine, OSA is in full damage control mode. They are posting anti-Leah, pro-CO$ comments on all the online articles related to this story. They are well-aware how potentially explosive this story is.
            If you have a minute to spare, please visit a few sites and at minimum you can up-rate or down-rate the comments that deserve praise or scorn. (Just google Leah Remini…)

      • USA MRIID

        The irony is that Helena Kobrin, Ava Paquett, and Heber among others are all also missing, but nobody gives a good fuck about those loons to inquire if they’re still exchanging carbon.

      • USA MRIID

        –ring ring–

        Hello?

        Um yeah, may I speak with Shelley Miscaviage?

        Who’s calling?

        Los Angeles Police Department.

        Oh. Hang on. Wait a minute. I’ll go get her.

        –whispers
        heard– (he wants to speak with Shelley! ah hell, what do we do now?
        let’s load all the money in to the back of the car and run for it! no
        wait, i have a better idea!)

        Hello, this is Shelley. How may I help you?

        Yeah, Los Angeles Police Department claling. Are you alive?

        Um yes. Yes I’m alive. Anyone who says otherwise is a Fifth Invaider agent working for Xenu!

        Ah, thank you. Bye now.

        Bye bye, officer.

    • jonzot

      Yeah this is HUGE. Does anyone know when Leah filed this report?

    • Tony DePhillips

      Lol.

    • Marie Claire Wolf

      Great shoop! You rock Obs, and like you I did a little dance of joy at the news. Finally Ms Remini has shown to all Scilons what a real human being does: question, and question again and if no proper answer is given: go to the authorities. Why this has not happened sooner with all these disappeared folks, is beyond my understanding of human behavior. You are suppose to care about your family and friends, but from what I have seen nobody has balls in Co$ except for the animal in control.
      Do I love this woman!

    • Karin

      Haha LOVE IT !! I am over the moon that she is doing this ! #TeamRemini all the way. Bring that house of cards down girl ! Expose the CULT !!

      • Lifter1968

        I love you hypocrites that were probably bad mouthing Leah months ago, but now she’s your “hero”.

        • Karin

          Nope, always loved Leah.

          • Lifter1968

            When she was a Scientologist, you were here hating her like everyone else.

            • Karin

              Assume much ?

            • Lifter1968

              So you had the freedom to like leah while she was still an active member of this Church? I seriously doubt it with all the hatred you have…

              I wonder if the God you believe in appreciates all the hatred you have for other people’s choices and religions. How will that do you in the long run??

              I wonder what kind of hissy fit you would throw if someone attacked YOUR religion and called it a “cult”? I wonder what you would say or do? Would tell those people to mind their own business? So then where do you get off attacking anyone else’s beliefs?

              What religion do you belong to that tells you to attack other religions? Where do you think you have the right to tell others what religion to belong to or not belong to. Where do you think you were made the queen of deciding for everyone? You almost sound cult like with your bossiness. You know this, correct?

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      “Leah has the rank, Tommy. Oh yes she does.”

      No she doesn’t and stop saying that. The only person who has the rank if Fleet Admiral David Miscavige:

      http://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/fleet-admiral-david-miscavige-aa.png

      • Observer

        Fleet Admiral Miscavige is rank, all right.

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        Very nice just like a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta costume. Most appreciated are the multiple medals, very North Korean, we approve. Bravo!

        • Missionary Kid

          That’s probably from a Russian photo. The North Koreans have followed in the Russian mold, as has Co$, somewhat.

          The sea org doesn’t goose step, though.

          • Exterrier

            I am betting it is the last Shah of Iran, Rhezi. But the syndrome is identical. Yes, Scientology is sort of Soviet.

      • Noni Mause

        OMG… This is just too funny! Cruise looks creepily sycophantic, and could someone please point out which of the medals is for winning the war against the IRS?

      • cicely neville

        Isn’t he in danger of falling on his face from the weight of all those medals? Dang, he could be recycled with the pop cans. Or some other cans.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I read “poop” cans first time.

        • Once_Born

          He’s suffering from medal fatigue.

      • Jdtyger

        “This is my camping medal, this is for sewing, this is for making a campfire…. Only three more and I make Eagle Scout!”

      • Pink Freud

        OMG! This “costume” would be awesome at the gay “Bourbon Street Awards” in NOLA on Mardi Gras Day! May have to do this myself ;D Note to self: shop ebay for medals. #ridiculousness Leah, you go girl!!!

      • Exterrier

        This is awesome. Awesome, I say. Fleet Admiral, yes.

    • i-Betty

      This makes me happy!

    • lisacarolfremont

      Beautiful! Leah Remini is a superhero for sure.

    • Doug Parent

      I bet Tommy has been regretting a LOT of what has come out of his pie hole.

      • Observer

        I sure hope so. He’s long over due for his serving of humble pie.

        • Doug Parent

          I’d be surprised if he hasen’t had left overs by now. COME ON OUT TOMMY! Mark Bunker wants to talk to you. LOL..

    • Yan117

      Now I’m seriously grinning.

      I’m a fan of great boxing and mixed martial arts champions and I can tell you, Leah Remini looks just as tough and bad ass to me as any of these athletes and none of the great fights I have ever seen has kept me more on the edge of my seat than her unfolding saga with the Cult of Greed. Truthful people win in the end or so I want to believe. Keep your hands up Leah and go for it!

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    Leah Remini might as well have just kicked COB RTC David Miscavige right in the gonads.

    Leah’s so-called “missing person report” to LAPD is an insult to COB and to the Scientology religion. This is all a Psych PR stunt designed to embarrass COB on the eve of his trip to the Middle East to negotiate a peace treaty whereupon he would solve world energy problems and then be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the King of Spain or whoever it is that hands those prizes out.

    Leah Remini has now crossed the line and committed a Suppressive Act for which we in RTC will declare her a Suppressive Person.

    We had hoped that Leah would come to her senses, do A-E, and return to the Church.

    Now that Leah has attacked the Church, OSA has no choice but to Dead Agent her in the same highly successful way OSA DA’d Paul Haggis, Marc Headley, Jason Beghe, Mark Rinder, Karen de la Carriere, Marty Rathbun and all of the other bitter defrocked apostates who have attacked COB and the Church.

    None of this would have happened if Leah had not stuck her nose into COB’s 2D and asked, “Where’s Shelly?”

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      but she Has come to her senses and she Has begun her A – E:
      A = Ask police: “Where’s Shelly?”

      • sugarplumfairy

        lol.. Can’t wait to see what she does for B..

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Buy Shelly a high priced lawyer?

          • Nevermore

            A decent meal might be better!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I’m pretty sure the law firms can have meals catered.

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          B. Bend McSavage over a chair and tell him to close his eyes, he will soon receive a BIG surprise ;-)

        • Hubbard’s Boil

          C. Sue the church for libel after they post contents of her “confidential” auditing sessions online at whoisleahremini.com.

          • Sam Domingo

            C – CULL THE PC FOLDERS! Find evidence that Leah eats stir fried puppies and kittens for breakfast!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              C = Call a Press Conference to ask “Where’s the LAPD?”

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Ooooh that makes it a tie :-D

          • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

            Nope Sam’s was better sorry Boil :-P

      • Observer

        D = Depose Davey for something! Anything!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          E = Expose …Everything the lady knows!

          • Jgg2012

            B = Bring back Shelly
            C = Collect evidence

    • Sam Domingo

      He doesn’t have any gonads. Ref: castrated IAS statue at Stain Hill. ;)

      • Doug Parent

        “Stain Hill” lol.

        • DodoTheLaser

          a.k.a “Stalin Hill”.

      • i-Betty

        Krystal Ken.

    • Mark

      Zum Befehl, mein Führer!

    • RMycroft

      Still nothing on WhoIsLeahRemini.com. Wait for it…

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        I should think that someone in Leah’s entourage made sure to buy and secure the potential domain; after all they must know what does happen to what they call squirrels.
        By the by, how did this term come to life to describe dissidents, anyone care to enlighten me?

        • Robert Eckert

          Googling to find exactly when this word became current I find these Hubbard quotes from the 50’s:

          You know what a squirrel is? A squirrel is somebody — you know, the medical profession since time immemorial and all these various professions have had on their coattails, squirrels. Every one of them. There hasn’t been a single branch of human endeavor that doesn’t have its lunatic fringe. (L. Ron Hubbard, 5 December 1952, Lecture “ARC/Cycles: Theory and Automaticity)

          Although we’ve had other definitions for a squirrel, that’s the one I commonly use to myself. A squirrel is somebody who runs round and round and round the cage of his own bank. (L. Ron Hubbard, 23 November 1956, Lecture: “Farewell Lecture”)

          A squirrel is a person — a person who’s going around looking for nuts that are foolish enough to let him process them. (L. Ron Hubbard, 6 April 1959, Lecture: “Beingness and Communication”)

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            Thank you very much Robert. ;-)

          • GlibWog

            HUBS was a NUT JOB

          • Observer

            So then by his own definition Hubbard was a squirrel.

            • Phil McKraken

              Hubbard was everything he railed against.

          • DodoTheLaser

            Hubs liked to position himself along with something credible, just to trash it next second
            and make himself look above them, hence more credible.
            With no evidence, but humblebrag only.
            Such a trickster old con man was.

        • Poison Ivy

          I wouldn’t be surprised if a savvy Anon or Ex bought it up for her.

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            You may be right, they would certainly know the Co$ bag of tricks and behave accordingly.

        • RMycroft

          Possible, but someone buying the domain to block CoS wouldn’t have any reason to use GoDaddy/Domains by Proxy as CoS usually does for the sites it wants to hide ownership.

          There are lots of registrars and lots of proxy blocking services that a defender could have used. So… possible, but I’m inclined towards CoS being too chicken to use the domain, because it was spotted on the day they registered it and the news spread across the net.

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            Reasonable RMycroft, reasonable.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Some SP has put up whoishellymiscavige.com

        • Robert Eckert

          You left out one “s” (unless you are asking Who Is Helly Miscavige?). Try

          http://whoisshellymiscavige.com/

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            Our keyboard backflashed! We smashed it and corrected the link: http://whoisshellymiscavige.com/

            • RMycroft

              CoS (hiding the registration) owns these:
              whereisshellymiscavige.com
              where-is-shelly-miscavige.com
              whereisshellymiscavige.info
              where-is-shelly-miscavige.info
              whereisshellymiscavige.net
              where-is-shelly-miscavige.net
              whereisshellymiscavige.org
              where-is-shelly-miscavige.org
              whoisshellymiscavige.info
              whoisshellymiscavige.net
              whoisshellymiscavige.org (and probably more)

              Hiding works better when they don’t also register a whole bunch of traceable domains on the same day.

            • monkeyknickers

              Wow – how do you people know how to do this stuff? Good researching! I know I’m sposed to get how to do anything computer related, generation wise, but . . . . I have a tiny brain. :)

              That’s crazy – they did this TODAY? Just WOW.

            • Casabeca

              Ain’t that the truth! Wow!
              Btw, my DS is working on an album in your town starting Monday…wish I could come with and maybe meet a fellow Bunkerite…or maybe next time? Every recording artist just DREAMS of of bringing mummy along to Hollywood, right?

            • monkeyknickers

              You know it!! :)

              And it’s a total shame that I can’t accost you and make you eat at my favorite taco stand on Vine. !

              What studio is your DS using?

            • Casabeca

              It is a home studio. Guy named Matt is engineer, shows what I know, ha ha. I can email you a track when done if you want, I love staying in Santa Monica, so maybe in the future…. And I love babies, so, even better to wait perhaps. Stay happy and healthy

            • monkeyknickers

              I sincerely think that home studios are the only way to go at this point. Who can afford Sunset Sound anymore, you know?

              And if you LOVE BABIES, Casa, I think it’s high time for you to come out west! :)) I have a very nice extra room! We could get tacos! NO REALLY.

            • GlibWog

              Jebus Christmas.. I smell desperation in the air sniff sniff

            • Poison Ivy

              Ha ha! Great catch RM!!!

        • Observer

          That SP did an excellent job!

    • sketto

      Correction: David Miscoward doesn’t have gonads.

    • Poison Ivy

      I love you, OTVIII!

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        And we have Affinity for you Poision Ivy.

        • Poison Ivy

          The ARC is strong here.

    • i-Betty

      Rofl! I can’t stop laughing!

    • Joy to the World

      aww!

  • Missionary Kid

    The publicity behind the filing of a missing persons report is more important than the actual filing, because it focuses attention on Dinky Misconduct in a way that is not pleasant in his eyes.

    He is more focused on image than reality.

    • RMycroft

      I can’t wait for the tabloids to start playing Broken Telephone with this one.

      • Missionary Kid

        I hope they pick it up.

    • AnyOldName1

      I’m in awe of the way Leah has kept Scientology and the abuses on the front page for weeks now. The story of what goes on is getting out to the general public.

      Hey TC – you didn’t ask where your Best Man’s wife was at your own wedding? Really? Didn’t think it was odd he would attend such an important event stag? The woman you had spent so much time socializing with over the years stood you up at your own wedding. Who does that to Tom Cruise?

      • Once_Born

        Leah is doing what she is doing for the best reasons, I don’t doubt. Standing by a friend as she has done is to be admired. No reservations there.

        However, less scrupulous {celebrities} might be seeing a number of opportunities in the situation she has created.

        Being known as a celebrity CofS member is becoming a career liability and {Church} membership is becoming increasingly onerous. If they leave now, they can not only escape this, but they can also earn some credit with the press for ‘making a courageous stand’. Also, if their {confessional} material is used against them, who is going to take it seriously any more? The credibility of the CofS, never good, is now surely at an all-time low. Finally, there is strength in numbers – the more celebrity members leave together, the harder it is for the CofS to neutralise them.

        TC’s situation is irrecoverable, but there are many people who are not yet in too deep – yet.

        Cynical perhaps, but this is Hollywood. I hope there are some canny publicists out there who are thinking in the same way.

      • GlibWog

        Fuck you Tom Cruiser

  • Sam Domingo

    Louanne – you need to add one case of scotch, a new set of copper rods and Pampers extra large to the shopping list.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      You meant extra small, right?

      • shasha40

        Teeny tiny .

      • Sam Domingo

        I wouldn’t want them to leak.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Too late. There aren’t enough Pampers in the world to stop all the leaks now.

          • Sam Domingo

            Haha! Touché :)

    • Vistaril

      What is it with these “copper rods”? I seen a few mentions around the traps but no explanation or DOX or whatever it is that seems to be making people chuckle.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        I will see if I can find you a link. Funny stuff!

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          ONly link I could find was to Rathbun’s blog, and I refuse to link people to it, because he’s a dick. No offence to dicks meant either.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            LOL…I chose not to do that as well. He and Rinder do talk about it in the Fishing Video though.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Those two really sicken me. Sorry, I’ll stop now.

            • AnyOldName1

              That video is hysterical. Gotta hear Mike “tell” the story – much funnier!

          • Sam Domingo

            The original reports came from JB. Maybe they’re referenced elsewhere.

          • Robert Eckert

            *meh* He’s not paid per click. Sometimes there is valuable info there.

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        He allegedly had a pair of copper “grounding rods” installed into one of the buildings they have (that apparently went all the way to the earth) to “ground” himself and release extra “charge” he had built up in his tiny little Smurf sized body from all the idiots around him not doing things right……………….. Apparently, that’s a thing……….

        • sugarplumfairy

          Hey.. If that works, imma get me some..

          • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

            If only it worked spf, if only. The amount of twerps I deal with daily and STILL manage to smile and speak politely, I could fuel a small city for a month in a single day with that stuff. EDIT: The power companies would owe me big time :-D :-P

        • Sam Domingo

          JB installed the copper rods into Miscavige’s office so that he could use them to diffuse the flows of suppressiveenergy. Mike Rinder was forced to hold onto he trial version to prove that his suppressive flows could be absorbed into the ground thus rendering them ineffective and unable to effect wee Davey LOL! Yes – truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

          • Sam Domingo

            JB also installed the bars on the hole at the Int base – I think some of his reports are covered on Tony’s blog for those who find Marty’s blog distasteful but the photographs of other work JB did for Miscavige can only be found on Marty’s blog as far as I’m aware.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Yeah JB did quite a lot for little furher and his bestest bud TC. The man deserves back pay. With interest.

              No, seriously. He does. Even if he’ll never see it, he deserves it.

          • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

            Bingo, that’s the one, thanks for the reminder Sam ;-)

          • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

            Man, that guy (Miscavige) is SUCH A WANKER!!!

          • RMycroft

            You don’t want to be holding on to a grounding rod during a lightning storm. And this looks like it’ll be a very nice storm.

            • Yan117

              Clever!

        • Mrs Libnish

          Here’s the YouTube vid of Marty and Mike talking about the copper rods….

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eW7_7XSvuI

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        http://www.scientology-cult.com/story6.html

        There is a reference to it towards the bottom.

        • Mark

          He’s just like those cretins who used to stick rubber ‘static remover’ strips dragging on the road from their cars. They would have been equally {effective} stuck up their noses.

          • RMycroft

            Or the people who put plastic caps on power sockets to stop the electricity from leaking out.

            • ze moo

              The plastic caps are to prevent small children from sticking things into them. Those who believe they are preventing the electricity from ‘leaking out’ are beyond redemption, or even useful social discourse.

          • Once_Born

            Best bit was the way they wore away in five minutes, so that they no longer even touched the road.

    • shasha40

      {{ Do they allow copper rods in prison ? }}

      • Mark

        Shortarse will have to hide them up his… you get the idea.

        • shasha40

          Observer, need a shoop ! Lol

      • Vistaril

        I’m sure there’s all sorts of rods in prison for David Miscavige to get used to . . .

        • Mark

          “You gotta pretty mouth, bwah!”

        • GlibWog

          Bawwwwwwwwwwwhahahahha Tiny Boot’s face is absolutely Priceless.. I literally choked on my diet coke. Hilarious Vis

        • Marie Claire Wolf

          Caption: “Will you be my sweet boy Davey?”

    • monkeyknickers

      HAHAHAHA!

  • Dwight Geiger

    Leah is awsome.Just goes to show that when you screw with someone they just might screw back.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Leah’s doing it right. Great pressure is now on the cult. Kudos for her perseverance in this!

    Karen and AGP have done it again…..So glad Scott was finally able to leave…and have a life after Scientology.

    Thanks for reporting about Narconon’s Arrowhead Detox being closed!! Thank you, Lucas Catton, for poking around and finding the possibility that Arrowhead Detox might have been shut down. Kudos to Jeanne LeFlore for following up on the story and getting the facts that the state did no renew it’s license!! This is a remarkable piece of evidence that our complaints are not falling on deaf ears.

  • BosonStark

    The “Church” needs to not only produce Shelly and show that she is healthy but also account for why, if Leah Remini and Shelly were friends, they couldn’t have stopped Remini’s quest by just having Shelly call Leah or record a voice mail to be sent to Leah or something. The latter was suggested by a sharp ESMB poster.

    Also, in a cult that has operated on shore stories and acceptable truths, why wasn’t either concocted for Tommy “Xenu” Davis to tell at the TomKat wedding? It would have been so easy to say:

    “Shelly needs some time alone and has gone to work in a less stressful environment.”
    “Shelly and David have decided to try a separation. She’s happier now that she’s not working with him.”

    It looks like Leah Remini is serious. The “Church” really made a huge mistake in underestimating someone with good financial resources (Leah’s residuals from King of Queens) who doesn’t need a successful ongoing career to support her ego and is challenging Miscavige in this manner.

    • InterestedObserver12

      Tommy is so arrogant that he didn’t think he needed a shore story.

    • shasha40

      They made a mistake telling a chick from Brooklyn what to do ! Ha ha , not a smart move, but look who’s in charge of moves, The King of self inflicted foot bullets !

    • MissCandle

      I agree with you. I also wonder why the bride and groom were not concerned when the best man showed up without his wife at the celebrity wedding of the decade in an Italian castle and for the group honeymoon that followed.

      • Observer

        I think Katie had been partially zombified by that time–she always looked like she was in a daze–and very well may not have known of Shelly’s existence.

    • Nevermore

      They’re so disconnected from real life that (a) they can’t make up a simple story that will make sense to us ‘wogs'; and (b) they also can’t identify the correct times to use such stories. They always get it wrong.
      I’m getting the urge to get a t-shirt printed with ‘You Pulled This In’ on it, and travel to the only $ciloon establishment in my country, and walk up and down outside. If it’s even still open!

  • BananaSplits8

    Ha! This shouldn’t take long. LADP won’t want to be in the news for dragging their feet on this and feed suspicion they’re in the cos’s pocket. Then again, the cos should act swiftly in case LE takes this opportunity to accumulate a reamful of warrants.

  • t1kk

    Great work Tony. It’ll be interesting to watch the tabloids contort to not mention you when they report this as an exclusive later today.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I was wondering about that too. We here at the Bunk will do our part where we can in asking
      “Where’s your Source?”

    • sugarplumfairy

      Seriously.. And the reference to Tony in People was almost an insult.. Why did they even bother?

    • BananaSplits8

      That and I hope this snowball’s into a necessary LAPD press conference.

      • shasha40

        Oh my, wouldn’t that have us all on a natural high, straight up and vertical !

  • Sam Domingo

    Davey WHERE’S SHELLY? Is it true you had her silenced because she was spreading the word she was worried you were having a psychotic break or is that just a rumour? Maybe Annie Logan knows? Per report from JB she was last seen being shipped off with Annie to CST when Annie was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 so you could keep them both silenced together. We should ask Annie Logan… Oh wait! Annie is dead! WHERE’S SHELLY?

    • Gerard Plourde

      So if JB saw her being shipped off in 2009 that means the last direct sighting by a witness who’s spoken up occurred then. Did JB see her being shipped off? (I’m sure the answer’s probably in the multipart series on JB, but I don’t have the time to research it.)

      • TonyOrtega

        No, this is very mixed up. As I’ve reported many times, Shelly was shipped from Int Base to CST some time late in 2005 or early 2006. When JB made his exit from Int Base in 2010, Annie Tidman was still working there. She developed cancer around that time, and spent her last days at an apartment near the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. Annie was not shipped to CST.

        • Gerard Plourde

          Thanks, Tony. Do we have a credible report on the last time that Shelly was actually seen?

          • TonyOrtega

            Yes, she was let out briefly to attend the funeral of her father in the summer of 2007. She was watched carefully by a handler, Anne Rathbun (Marty’s ex).

            • Gerard Plourde

              So It’s been six years without a credible report of her being seen and the only evidence of her being ok are statements that claim she’s working on the program to get all of LRH’s droppings onto titanium. The authorities might be interested in Leah’s report.

  • Dean Fox

    ZOMG, launch codes have been entered, the LULZ missiles are primed and the klaxon is blaring…. expect a fallout of awesome.

  • Sidney18511

    It would be great if Shelly and Leah could have a private face to face chat. If Leah could tell Shelly how so far off the rails things have become and that her husband is having some hanky-panky with Lou and convince her that her hubby appears to be mentally ill maybe she could could get her OUT OF THERE.

  • stateofcircle

    Ho. Lee. Shit.

    • EnthralledObserver

      That’s just what I was thinking!!!!!

  • norbert79

    I haven’t checked all the comments through, but I recall seeing a recording with the AngryGayPope (?) where he also filed a “missing-person report” on Shelly. But that report was ignored actually. I am curious if something happens this time.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      as I recall, he was told something about only family can inquire, which is why I was wondering about where her family is in all this. However, Leah has a little more interest to the major press than AGP, understatement. Leah has been wisely counseled. Miscavige can throw his mountains of blood money at all the high priced law firms he wants. He still shrivels up like the wicked witch of Oz whenever the media shines a lot on his tiny little dirty bully self.

      • shasha40

        Think he’s drunk himself into a stupor by now at all this enturbulation ? I sure hope so. Tiny dick, please do not take out your frustrations of inadequacy on others , You brought this in !

      • Gerard Plourde

        I think the evidence that she’s a close friend who has been stonewalled on the issue by the people who can supply the answer would make a difference. AGP would have probably been considered only a “concerned citizen” without any direct knowledge of her disappearance.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          It will be Very interesting what the LAPD does with this hot potato.

          • Gerard Plourde

            They may refer it to the California Bureau of Investigation (see my reply to John P.).

      • Sunny Sands

        Shelly’s mother was Flo Barnett, who died a mysterious shotgun death. She’s not available to inquire about Shelly. Her father died in 2007. Shelly has no children. Not sure what relatives are left.

    • Mrs Libnish

      It’s one of my favorites.. the one with the “none of these other houses have BEAR fences”……just classic. They give the cop that was called, missing person information towards the end.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIpo4Kudrpc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLA9C481619FA9A1E8

  • ProudSP

    Doing a happy dance. Leah seems like a real Mama who won’t back down when it comes to protecting her cubs. And those cubs are people in the CoS who she knows, loves and cares about. Which turns out to be a High Crime in itself in the “church.” I am seriously praying for her protection and guidance so that her mission to help those who are suffering/have suffered from this organization.

  • Nevermore

    Does this woman have balls or what????

    • stateofcircle

      Nope. She’s got ovaries of titanium.

      • shasha40

        Bol, that’s a keeper ! I’ve got ovaries of titanium !

    • RMycroft

      Mess with Leah Remini?

  • shasha40

    Leah Rocks ! Don’t fuck with people from Brooklyn , NY . Didn’t you get the memo Davey ? If nothing else I hope the media picks up the filing of the missing person report filed .
    How in the hell can NN open a ” medical detox facility with No medical personnel? To me this is another example of no oversight or regulations on the part of states and or Federal government. They decide how much soda we “can” have at one sitting but fail to ensure the safety of the most vunerable , children , families in search of help for addicted family members , and addicts themselves looking to rid their lives of drugs. When is it the governments job to protect the citizens , only after credit card fraud, but you can stay open and potentially harm more people til we gather the evidence . How is Arrowhead still open after 3 deaths ? This is all BS ! I need a punching bag ! Aaarrgghh !

  • KNMF

    “David Miscavige”

    Five years ago nobody in the general public knew that name.

    Now they are learning the name, and they are associating the name “David Miscavige,” with cruelty and lying, spying, missing persons, dirty tricks and possibly, even a strange and homoerotic relationship with fellow half-pint Tom Cruise.
    He will be famous one day, for his hatefulness and the pain he caused to those who trusted him. Future generations will say his name, then spit. Others will laugh at him.

    • Nevermore

      A friend’s fiancée, who is more interested in z-list celebs, mentioned him yesterday. I was very surprised, then delighted as she described him as a ‘creepy megalomaniac midget’!

    • shasha40

      Yes, but we do it now ! Thanks Tony for sharing the knowledge and educating others tirelessly to the “crimes” of COS .

    • GlibWog

      KNMF.. There is a difference between Famous and Infamous.. He will be the latter.

      They are laughing and spitting at his name now!

    • Marie Claire Wolf

      Mostly laugh, and shake their heads.

  • Dwight Geiger

    L.R.Hubbard has probably smoked 10 extra cartons of Kool cigs.on his spaceship after reading this.

    • Hubbard’s Boil

      You owe me a new keyboard, Dwight!

  • Mimi Armagh Parrow

    Who knew Leah Remini would be such a force of “not fucking around” for the tiny tyrant and the church of bullshittery! I could not love her more if I tried!

    • Mrs Libnish

      Oh, I could see it in her eyes. I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Well TO, you do not disappoint when you say it is gonna be a good one.

    Wonder how Davey’s morning is going? I bet he is already up today.
    I picture him pacing back and forth in front of the penthouse windows at the Osceola, swearing like a longshoreman while drinking his Scotch and Milk for breakfast.

    • sugarplumfairy

      I picture him cleaning out the cat’s litter box because he’s surrounded by incompetents and he has to do everything himself..

      • Nevermore

        One can only hope the news has given the cat a bad case of the shits!

    • Sunny Sands

      Good timing on Leah’s part to file this while DM is 3000 miles away and has the IAS meeting on his plate.

      • Mrs Libnish

        Fitting isn’t it? Sort of like when DM waits until Marc is out of town then sends the goon squad to harass Claire. Oops!

  • sugarplumfairy

    Tony, I just noticed Leah has her own category in your header.. Boy, does she deserve it! Go, Leah!!!

    • EnthralledObserver

      Hehe… I noticed that a few days ago too. It spoke to me of great and multiple things to come from her… let’s hope Tony’s hunch/tips come to fruition.

  • SP ‘Onage

    O…M…G….Bam! Leah just smashed it, slamed it, and jumped on DM’s back and then walked away proudly in her heels. Keep it up baby girl!

    Leave it to a woman to take that mofo down and find Shelly Miscavige. I think Leah found her true calling. Damn I admire her…<3

  • Papa Xenu

    Apparently Leah Remini has found someone who does have the ‘rank’ to inquire about Shelly Miscavige whereabouts. I have a feeling that this is about to get really interesting.

    • Robert Eckert

      But does LAPD have the FUCKING rank?

      • EnthralledObserver

        If they do have the ‘FUCKING rank’… then CO$ is FUCKED!

        • shasha40

          I don’t believe the LAPD ,really wants another black eye by being in bed with COS the more coverage the media gives this , the more chances they’re going to actually have to do their job . Sorry Td, Tick, Tock !

    • Ruby

      I just said this same thing! oops…should have read all the comment first. :)
      I was just so excited!

      • Papa Xenu

        The sad part is, the other celebrities just want Miscavige to produce some ‘proof of life’ so people will stop asking where she is. They don’t really want to know where she is, how she got there, if it was her choice or even if she is being treated okay. It’s not so much about their concern for Shelly’s well being, as it is about their concern for the church’s image. As long as Davey-boy can produce a living, breathing, relatively healthy looking Shelly they’ll be satisfied. The other information is irrelevant to them.

        • Ruby

          sadly, you are correct.

  • Ivan Mapother

    I can’t believe how disrespectful Leah Remini is. This is Shark Week and Slappy has so few pleasures. Couldn’t she have waited a week or so? It’s been six years, what’s another week?

  • Gabbyone

    Leah, you are my all-time HERO. I am so overwhelmed by your courage! You are light in a world of darkness and you will shine like a star forever!

  • noseinabk

    Wow! For the the Remini family, Karen de la Carriere, J. Swift, and Angry Gay Pope and Scott Campbell.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W-fIn2QZgg

  • Seannie5

    What if they have been prepping Shelly for something like this? What if she really does want to be there and is fit and healthy etc. or has been brainwashed etc…

    God, I love Leah for doing this

    • Gerard Plourde

      That’s assuming that they actually can produce her. We’ve had reports that she’s working at Twin Peaks, but no actual sightings (which admittedly would be unlikely). But suppose DM’s documented temper went too far on an occasion.

      • Seannie5

        yeah, the whole thing is extremely odd. Even if she is there willingly doing the protecting the work of LRH (barf), whose idea was it, her’s or did he forcibly ‘suggest’ it …

  • Dwight Geiger

    Leah Remini will do more to protect freedom than all of the corrupt politicians down through history have ever done.She has a voice that should be heard.This is one great women.Too bad that there are not a lot more.

  • Mark

    Karen, AGP and J.Swift’s long-awaited final instalment of Scott and Karry Campbell’s story is superb – ‘If Not For You’ and fireworks! I think they should edit it into one continuous narrative; it would be even more effective.

    Of course, this begs the question: how many other people has Shortarse Miscavige had quietly ‘disappeared’, who didn’t escape the murderous attentions of Co$ thugs?

    I can’t file missing persons reports in LA (much though I’d like to). But Leah Remini’s question bears repeating here as ‘loudly’ as possible:

  • Andrew Robertson

    Just awakening after falling asleep in the chair waiting for Tony’s new article, my first desire was to view a new masterpiece by the celebrated Renaissance artist Osservatore di Boiseidaho entitled ‘Saint Leah defeating the Hydra’.

    Clad in shining armor, lance in hand the warrior princess faces the foul chthonic serpent with the leering heads of David Miscavige, Sheriff Lee Baca and the Riverside County board of Supervisors.

    Andrew

  • Phil McKraken

    I’m sure this observation has been made before, but I think that Scientology has just realized the extraordinary downside to having celebrity members. Whatever benefit the celebs bring in recruiting and warm PR when things are going well, the payback is 10x on the way down, when disaffected celebrities start making noise.

    • 0tessa

      Some celebs therefore are dropped like hot potatoes …

  • Minion Gayle

    Wow. Just wow. My respect for Leah has just skyrocketed through the roof. Hopefully there’s a big enough spotlight shined on this that the authorities can’t continue to ignore it.

    Maybe filing missing person reports in all three jurisdictions would help?

    • WhereIsSHE

      Perhaps a timely barrage of missing persons reports from those who know/knew Shelly would provoke a greater response from law enforcement. (I doubt that it would be effective for those who never personally knew her to turn this into a circus maximus..)

      Here is the LAPD Adult Missing Person Unit webpage: http://www.lapdonline.org/lapd_adult_missing_persons_unit

      I note that Shelly Miscavige does not, as of this moment, appear on the Missing Persons Listing (linked on the above page), but seeing as they receive tens of thousands of such reports annually, it is likely that they only include the long term, or “extended”, investigation cases on that listing.

      *****
      LEAH REMINI–
      You are ethical and courageous; a TRUE FRIEND.
      Here’s to hoping that your efforts will save Shelly’s LIFE, and that she will someday wake up (if she hasn’t already, privately to herself), and be able to comprehend and appreciate the magnitude of your actions.
      BRAVA, LEAH.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Thank you!

  • Veritas

    I guess the poster who was complaining that Leah was being “selfish” by “holding out” on a book deal, can now see that she had more important things in mind. Way to go Leah!

  • BlackRob

    The Scientology Celeb blog is closed as many of you already know. I’ve managed to mirror it at: http://blackrob.5gbfree.com

    • norbert79

      Hey, just an idea, next time you need something to save tell the ArchiveTeam (http://www.archiveteam.org) You can contact them fastest through IRC (Network EFnet, channel #archiveteam), or through their website.

    • Couch_Incident

      BlackRob – just a quick note to say you rock for putting up the FB exchanges on WWP. Amazing, frustrating, and sad look into how deep those posters have drunk from the Kool-Aid cup. Makes me wonder how any of them will break free much less adapt to the real world. Brings to mind the program the South Koreans have for defecting North Koreans to be integrated into SK society.

      • BlackRob

        Thx, i really appreciate it!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          What Couch said. I appreciate it because it is more and more evidence of the mental state of those few scientologists still remaining and how fanatical and rabid some have become. No matter the words, it all comes out sounding like the shrill screeching of the pod people in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” layered with the shrill schreeching of the lost children in “Lord of the Flies”. There were a few people I have known from long ago that I saw on FB statements, and honestly, it sounds like they were replaced by a pod.

          • Robert Eckert

            But for so long anybody who spoke up about was treated like they were not.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuL2QwsNeM8

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              This hits so close to home, you have no idea. Besides those names I recognize, there are many more that are children and grandchildren of those I knew.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Ditto here!

        • GlibWog

          Shit.. clicked on and not there BlackRob..

          • GlibWog

            OK all clear ( ha)

      • Mrs Libnish

        I actually felt a lot of empathy for the FB dating group. Those poor deluded people, with their high and impossible expectations trying to find their 2D…..

        • MissCandle

          I agree, but I especially feel sorry for the ones with children.
          BlackRob — thank you for what you’re doing. Your meaningful contribution to the information cause is fab. And it’s highly entertaining in a very sad way.

        • Pinkhammer

          There’s actually a new question on eHarmony that asks “Would you date someone who is a Scientologist?”

          • Mrs Libnish

            Hell no!! Hahaha…I’d love to see the stats on the answer to that question.

          • GlibWog

            Swear to God? I love it!

        • Observer

          I’m torn between feeling bad for them and appalled at their willfully Hubbard-induced blind ignorance. No non-Scientologist is going to say “Look how able those people are! I want that!” after reading those posts. They come across as fragile and off-kilter.

          • Mrs Libnish

            Agree’d. And what about their constant “putting it out there”. I want a Class V auditor, to move to Buffalo and work at the org with me. I’m cleaning and rearranging my apartment for him. Oh, and his name needs to be Russell (or whatever). And he needs to play a music instrument.

            She would have more luck hitting her neighborhood bar, getting blind drunk and having a one nighter….then trying to turn THAT person into her 2D.

            • Observer

              And she looks kind of like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.

    • aquaclara

      Love your thread on WWP….great work getting people to smell the roses or coffee or something.

      • Robert Eckert

        That stuff doesn’t smell like either roses or coffee…

        • aquaclara

          I know! I edited off the real word. Have you noticed how how hard it is to leave out the ****words when talking about Scientology?

    • Mrs Libnish

      Nice work BlackRob!

  • Minion Gayle

    I think today is a perfect day to wear my “Where’s Shelly?” t-shirt to work.

    • Sherbet

      Or one that says “Team Leah.”

      • Minion Gayle

        Maybe I can get that added to the back.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Now that I’ve had my 2nd cup of coffee, I started wondering if the usual religious cloaking card might be trumped by an another card. Can reports be filed about suspected spousal abuse? Isn’t keeping a wife out of sight, up in some very isolated mountain area with all inward spike fences, suspicious? If there are no photographs of her being anywhere other than that cabin, for years and years, would that be evidence?

    In spousal abuse situations, can’t authorities investigate even if the spouse cowers and whispers “oh, everything is fine here”? Can they have her checked out medically by a non sci physician at a facility? Are there dox showing she has had regular physical and dental checkups (by a Non scientology medical person)? What about a psychological exam?

    Battered Wife Syndrome, spousal abuse. Can This card trump the religious cloaking card so that the prisoner (I mean wife of the leader of scientology) can’t just parrot a “go away, nothing here to see” line? Just wondering out loud because the fact is, no one in their right mind stays holed up in the mountains and never goes outside or has even so much as a visit from any friends or family for years and years.

    It sure Sounds and Smells like a battered wife story.

    • Synthia Fagen

      Love this post. Yes!

    • CraftLass

      I believe the laws vary from state to state, not sure exactly how that works in CA. Had a friend in NYC who called the cops because she was afraid her husband would shoot her during a big fight. By the time the cops came, she was trying to keep them from arresting her husband. Didn’t work. Not only was he arrested but the prosecutor refused to drop any spousal abuse charges, even though the wife testified for the defense. I would be pretty surprised if CA didn’t have similar policies, considering they tend to be leaders in progressive and pro-women laws and modern policies on domestic abuse prosecution are about as pro-women as it gets.

      Of course, all of this is complicated by multiple jurisdictions being involved in this case and a lot can hinge on the individuals assigned to the case. Love that someone with a giant megaphone is behind this filing, having someone pressure cops to make sure they investigate is about the only way missing persons cases ever get solved.

    • Poison Ivy

      I don’t know what the laws are in CA around this. Anyone?

  • Cheryl

    Can someone explain the police jurisdiction issue to me, don’t they all work together. Is it something the FBI would be interested in? In the Uk different police forces share information and would work together if a case covered more than one police authority especially as there is a national missing persons database.
    Thinking about all the people who have p****d off Mr Miscavige and are in the Hole or banished to some remote property, aren’t there potentially loads more of these missing persons reports which could be filed.
    Please excuse my ignorance, I’ve only recently started reading about Scientology, largely after a conversation with a friend about Tom Cruise where she asked me what the harm was in him being a scientologist. In the UK we don’t get much info, there has been more since the divorce but the fact that it was settled very quickly meant that interest waned fairly quickly. Also our press is a little bruised after the Leveson inquiry and probably don’t want to take on such a litigious organisation in our courts.
    Was going to email Tony to see if we could have some info on the state of the ‘church’ in the UK, I know there’s a place in London an Birmingham, and the old manor house in Sussex which they market as a wedding venue, but don’t really know much about their activities over here, membership etc…

    • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

      In America, the jurisdiction of law enforcement is divided into city police and county sheriffs’ deputies. The former are responsible for enforcement of laws within the city, as with the LAPD and the city of LA. The sheriffs’ deputies are responsible for law enforcement within the county of Los Angeles, including any cities that have contracted out to the LAPD to do their law enforcement, or cities that have no PD of their own.

      But, if Shelly is being held in San Bernardino County, then the primary investigators would have to be SB County SDs, although there could be a joint operation with LA SDs in a secondary roll as well.

      • Cheryl

        Sounds complicated, do they tend to cooperate and share info?

        • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

          Yes, although the cooperation is temporary from case to case, or they form Joint Task Forces where many jurisdictions come together for a problem that is not confined to one city or area, like drugs or gangs, or a serial killer, although the latter is much rarer than American police and crime dramas would have you believe.

          Add to that the fact that the Chief of Police, or the Commissioner, as they are known in many cities back East, is usually appointed by the mayor or by a majority vote of the city council.

          The sheriff of a county, OTOH, is an elective office usually with a term of 4 years, at least here in CA. As the District Attorney, the chief prosecutor for the county, is usually elected as well, there is a bit of politics involved, which may be the case as to why Baca, the Sheriff of LA County, has been so tolerant of Scientology shenanagans.

          To top it off, there’s the Highway Patrol, which is state-wide, and is mainly concerned with enforcing the law on Californias’ many highways and byways and investigating traffic accidents if they don’t take place in a city, or in cooperation with local authorities.

          The main thing to remember is that there are a lot more politics involved with LEO because of the elected officials who run them.

          • Cheryl

            OMG, how does anything ever get solved?

            • Captain Howdy

              Watch the excellent film “The Zodiac” to get an idea how convoluted U.S LE can be.

            • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

              CODIS is that FBI(National) database of criminal DNA, whenever a sample is taken anywhere by any LEO, it’s submitted to the CODIS as a matter of routine. So going from, say, Palmdale to Barstow or Calexico trying to cross the border won’t do you any good, because your DNA doesn’t change. Also, there have been many cases solved by acquiring the suspects’ DNA without a warrant, because if you watch them and get something they’ve eaten or drank with, you can analyze it, and the match then can be the basis of a criminal warrant.

              Also, agencies will sometimes combine to combat drunk driving during the holidays, in Santa Clara county during the 60s they had “Avoid the 13″ which meant the 13 LEOS that combined to do drunk-driving from San Jose all the way down to Gilroy and up to Palo Alto. They still use the slogan, although the number has increased to be truly county-wide.

              And Americans like local control, even of the LEO indirectly in a city or directly in a county.

              And there usually isn’t a lot of conflict between the LAPD and the LASD, I imagine they have liason officers or other means of keeping conflicts and personalities out of it. If a suspect is apprehended/arrested as the result of a joint operation, that LEO will usually thank their colleagues in the other LEO for their hard work that led to the arrest, sharing credit in an adult manner.

              I don’t know how the FBI is with working with locals these days, but they used to have a reputation of being prima donnas when it came to cooperation.

      • Phil McKraken

        “… cities that have contracted out to the LAPD …”

        I think you meant to say LASD. They also have jurisdiction on county property (county government buildings, courthouses, county parks) throughout the LA County.

        • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

          Thanks, I fixed it. I should also mention that State property(belonging to the State of CA) are under the jurisdiction of the Highway Patrol as well.

    • Graham

      Here in the Uk there are fewer than 2 500 Scientologists according to the last Census. I suspect that London, Birmingham and Saint Hill just outside East Grinstead are just about ‘it’ for England. Not too sure about Scotland, but unlikely to be much. Private Eye keeps unearthing the odd front group that tries to get into London schools on an anti-drugs or human rights ticket.

      • John P.

        Exactly right. I hacked through the numbers, and about 800 culties are in East Sussex and West Sussex, which probably includes most of the staff at “Stain Hill” (as Sam so cleverly termed it this morning). There are about 400 in Greater London, and about 150 (IIRC) in the West Midlands (Birmingham). Those are, as you suggest, the three largest population clusters in the UK.

        The population in the Southwest (Plymouth, where they’ve bought a building and are fund-raising for renovations) is (IIRC) something less than 100, which does not bode well for “straight up and vertical” expansion there. The population of Cornwall should breathe an immense sigh of relief as they no longer need to worry about an invasion of Scientologists in addition to the invasion of English buying weekend homes that currently seems to occupy much of their time.

        • Once_Born

          The scientologists in Plymouth inhabit a small shop. Their ‘new building’ is an already run-down hotel which has been left to rot for at least three years while they raise an estimated £2,500,000 to renovate it.

          Dissemination consists of pushing a handcart (yes – a handcart) loaded with copies of “Dianetics” and several e-meters for miles to busy locations where they use it as a standing desk for the {Free Personality Test} shtick. Unfortunately the handcart is often pursued by protesters, who post their encounters on you tube.

          The next time I come across the dreaded {handcart tech}, I will take a picture and post it here.

          • Missionary Kid

            Is the hotel the former Fawlty Towers?

      • Cheryl

        That explains the relative lack of coverage over here I guess. It’s a fascinating subject, like my friend a couple of months ago,I thought they were just a bunch of harmless crackpots but its all so much more sinister and the primary aim seems to be to make as much money as possible.

    • Gerard Plourde

      There have been a number of good answers but here are my 2 cents. The FBI only has direct jurisdiction if a Federal crime has been committed (Interstate Flight to Avoid Prosecution is the most common, but there is a federal crime against kidnapping stemming from the kidnapping and death of Charles Lindbergh’s infant son back in the 1930’s.) There are law enforcement agencies in most states that enjoy statewide jurisdiction to investigate, usually the State Police or an organization that is modeled after the FBI. (The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is involved in the Narconon investigation there.) There appears to be a California Bureau of Investigation that was created in 2012 with the merger of two separate state agencies. I don’t exactly know what their mandate is to initiate investigations. It appears that their help would have to be requested by local law enforcement (county or municipal).

  • Snuzey

    Has anyone got a ‘Where’s Shelly’ banner I can put on my facebook page? The one Ive just made in Paint can only be described as looking like a child has done it! Text, a pic of Shelly, a pic of lake arrowhead, and some inside facing razorwire! Hmm… I *do* have other skills!

  • Sherbet

    The end of the cult may be thus: death by a million paper cuts. And this is one of them. No matter where the complaint goes or how far the police take the investigation, this is one more crack in the carefully-maintained facade of cos. As Remini’s story goes public in the next few hours, millions more people will learn there’s something toxic behind the flash.

  • baddog5623

    Just let them attack her with what is in her PC folders then still try and use their church exemption crap in the Laura D case.

    • i-Betty

      Excellent point.

  • PickAnotherID

    Thursday stats crashing all over the place…

    narCONon Arrowhead Detox loses certification, missing persons report filed regardy Shelley Miscavige’s whereabouts, Suppressive Tour starts out, wonder what’s going down between now and 2pm??

  • Sherbet

    Are there any law enforcement people in the Bunker who can comment on the typical result of filing a missing person report? What’s next? How deeply do the police go to establish well-being?

    • Sidney18511

      i would think that they would have to go to her last known address and start the questioning there. They have to do something.

      • Sherbet

        If you remember last year, the Where’s Heber? rumblings ended with his being trotted out to his son’s memorial services. It’s sort of a different story — no missing person report — but his appearance ended any speculation about abuse in The Hole. There he is, and he says he’s fine and wants to be left alone. End of story.

        • WhereIsSHE

          I think that this is different due to Leah Remini’s celebrity (and also due to the reports of apparent adultery (allegedly) between David Miscavige– the ECCLESIASTICAL LEADER of the “CHURCH”–and his longtime assistant, Lou.

          The gossip rags and “mainstream media” (is Good Morning America still in the latter category?) should be quick to pick up on Tony’s post (despite the fact that they will not credit him).
          Ever since Katie left Tom, it has become far more “newsworthy” to report about Scientology, especially when there is a celebrity link.

          Already linked by other Scientology watch sites, and by one blogger who is not solely focused on the cult, this story is bound to have “legs” in the industry.

          • MissCandle

            {Is it technically adultry if all Shortie and Lou do is SCOHB?}

            • WhereIsSHE

              LOL!

            • Robert Eckert

              Excellent point. That was Bill Clinton’s excuse for claiming that “I did not have sex with that woman” was technically not a lie.

      • WhereIsSHE

        This is from the link to the LAPD Adult Missing Person Unit page I posted below:

        POLICE INVESTIGATION

        Since being a missing person is not a crime, police are given a very limited role while conducting these types of investigations. As a general rule, all people have a right to be left alone, and police intrusion into their lives must be minimal. However, in cases where “foul-play” exists, police can investigate just like any other criminal act. Also, in cases where the missing person is “endangered” due to medical problems, or life-threatening situations, police will take appropriate investigative measures.

        Once the missing person is found by police, the Department will notify the person who made the report. However, police cannot disclose the location or whereabouts of the missing person without his or her consent.

        • Sherbet

          Thank you, WIS. So we can’t expect any battered down doors, guns a-blazin’ TV cop show dramatics, huh?

          • WhereIsSHE

            Right. So… does Miscavige “produce” Shelly– or proof of life– to the LAPD and that’s that? Or does he cart her out in person??
            Either way, Leah has put him under pressure he has heretofore not experienced.

    • John P.

      The key issue in any missing persons report is convincing the police that there’s something to be gained by investing their precious time and scarce resources in a particular case. It is not clear to me that the LAPD would send officers to Twin Peaks to knock on the door and ask for a look around, even with the high visibility that a celebrity has filed a credible report. (And yes, the LAPD does have a very celebrity-friendly component.)

      My comment above was intended to suggest (and the caffeine out here on the Left Coast had not hit yet so the point may not have been clear) that the main value of Leah’s filing a missing persons report on Shelly with the LAPD is that it basically kills the odds that Miscavige will trot her out at the Celebrity Centre gala, which is on LAPD turf. That’s a nice bit of psychological warfare against Miscavige, who is pathologically afraid of having anything to do with law enforcement. And it means that the “Where’s Shelly?” story will get another round of airing in the press since she now almost certainly won’t be there, and Miscavige will once again be shown to be inept and gutless, which ought to make him even more frothingly incompetent in whatever he decides to do to clean up this issue.

      • Sherbet

        I don’t understand. Why does the filing kill “the odds that Miscavige will trot her out at the Celebrity Centre gala”? I would think that’s exactly what DM would do, in a lame attempt to call off the hounds.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Jurisdiction, …he doesn’t want the LAPD showing up at that event.

          • Sherbet

            Ah. Thanks.

          • ze moo

            LA County PD calls the Hemet PD (or where ever they think Shelly is located). Hemet PD goes and gives Golden Era or the titanium plate bunker a visit and if Shelly is not produced and interviewed, the whole thing escalates into a search of all CO$ properties.

            Shelly will be produced, Davey can’t let CO$ get searched, they can’t let outside eyes see the ‘hole’, the armory or security rooms.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              or the inward facing spikes.

          • WhereIsSHE

            It is not likely that LAPD will rush over to the CC gala just based on rumor that she MIGHT be in attendance. They would have to have a more immediate and verifiable basis to dispatch officers from the Missing Persons Unit in order to follow up on the missing person report in the first place.

            He could, through his attorneys, invite them out to see Shelly at some undisclosed location –any location would suffice– and have her tell them that she is fine and dandy, blahblahblah, and just wishes to remain where she is without disclosing her location to “former” friends. She doesn’t have to tell them where she is living/working/etc.

            Nothing more they can do about it at that point (assuming she appears in good health at the time of the visit).

            The problem Mismanage faces after any such possible scenario is the ensuing fallout.

            Leah–and others– don’t have to just take that and remain silent.

            The STAGING of the proof of life will have been so obviously a PR move/take the heat off type of move that it could open a pandora’s box.

            MISSING PERSONS REPORTS FILED ON EACH AND EVERY SCIENTOLOGIST WHO HAS BEEN DISAPPEARED AND REMAINS UNACCOUNTED FOR BY THE CHURCH would be a good start.

            • CraftLass

              You know, I’ve seen instances where cops elsewhere monitor the internet and actually do show up at places based on rumors that someone might show up. Of course, the instances I know of, they were looking to arrest, which is a bit different. Still, if they actually do look for her, it wouldn’t be that weird for them to show up at the gala based on rumor, especially if stonewalled in every other direction. When someone is missing, often rumors are all you have to go by.

              I do think that you’re right that they’ll stage something, though. They don’t want any chance of having any PD step onto one of their properties, right? Oh, wait, here I go trying to use logic again…

            • sister wendy

              that would be a good project….

            • Ciru

              You’d have to be careful with doing stuff like that. After two occasions of the police tracking someone down and being told that they’re fine and don’t want anything to do with people outside the church, they’ll just ignore any more reports.

          • Observer

            Too bad for Davey that LA is under LAPD jurisdiction and not his stooge Lee Baca’s sheriff’s office. If it were we’d never hear anything more about the missing person report.

        • John P.

          Imagine the embarrassment to Miscavige personally if the LAPD is sniffing around Celebrity Centre inquiring after Shelly’s whereabouts and she happens to be in the house, and they attempt to question her? Even if she ultimately ends up parroting the party line and they close the case, the fact that someone was able to get the police to investigate something done by the Supreme Head of the Most Ethical Group on the Planet(tm) would be a major PR disaster for him, to be humiliated like that in front of his membership.

          And if he was planning to trot her out at the event but now abandons the plan, that’s a major internal psychological meltdown, because he lives in a fantasy world that he is in ultimate control over the entire world, both Scientologist and “wogs.” He’s been bettered by a single bitter, defrocked apostate who he’s been trying to intimidate, and his campaign has, once again, backfired on him.

          So this neatly impales Miscavige on the horns of a brutal dilemma: be exposed in public by doing what he may be planning to do (we don’t know for certain that the plan is for Shelly to make an appearance; it’s still an educated guess), or be exposed in private to himself and top lieutenants as weak and vulnerable by abandoning the plan.

          Even if Miscavige never had any intention to bring Shelly to the CC event, it’s still a PR disaster in that it keeps giving more legs to the Leah Remini story and the “Where’s Shelly?” story. The “Where’s Shelly” story has enough momentum that at least one friend who I never for a second would have imagined would have any interest in Scientology has become consumed with the story.

          • Gerard Plourde

            As her husband, he’d have to be questioned. They could go to Gold to do it.

          • Once_Born

            Once police were on CofS premises, what would they be entitled to do if they came across evidence of other crimes – even something trivial like a locked fire exit?

            OK… not going to happen – unless they have the will…

            • Gerard Plourde

              There are a couple of answers to that question. If they observed evidence of a crime or behavior that could indicate existence of a crime, it could give them probable cause to investigate further without first obtaining a warrant.

            • Once_Born

              Keep getting better…

            • WhereIsSHE

              The formal answer is: If evidence of other crimes is in “plain sight” while they were on the premisis, they can legally “seize” it and pursue it.

          • Sherbet

            This is why, JohnP, I’m lousy at chess. I have no ability to analyze a situation as thoroughly as you and other posters have. If THIS happens, then THAT will happen, unless THAT OTHER THING happens first. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making DM’s thought process clearer to this dunderhead.

            • John P.

              You’re not a dunderhead. This sort of analysis involving getting in other people’s heads is a very important part of what we in Global Capitalism HQ do and it takes years to learn to get it right more often than random chance.

              How it works: once we identify a stock that we think is going to go up significantly, we have to make sure we understand what our competitors are thinking. If we invest in a stock that everybody else is already convinced is going to go up, then it has probably already moved up a fair amount; we’re late to the party. If we think the stock is going to go up and it hasn’t moved up in a while, we have to figure out if we’re freaking brilliant and way ahead of the curve, or if we are wrong because we have overlooked something that everyone else knows and they’re avoiding the stock. In other words, are we smarter than everybody else (in which case, we make money), are we joining the party late (in which case we don’t lose money but we don’t make money either) or are we wrong about our analysis (in which case we lose money)? It’s very easy to flatter yourself that you’re the smartest guy on the Street, but the guys who win over the long term are as good at figuring out when they’re being stupid as they are at being geniuses.

              All of that is as critical as crunching the numbers and all the other “high precision” stuff we do in making an investment decision. Fortunately, we know a lot of the competitors personally and have some insight into their thought processes. But we can also know competitors we haven’t met personally quite well by their behavior on other stocks at other times — we get a sense of their style through press reports, analyzing trading data, etc. That’s the skill I’m transferring to getting inside Miscavige’s head. It’s what I do all day.

            • Sherbet

              I think you’ve effectively curbed your Reactive Mind so that you can make informed decisions. Congratulations: You’re a scientologist. :-D

            • sister wendy

              hahaha! I was going to say his Reactive Mind is on overdrive- this is much better;) Thanks for the morning laugh.

            • Sherbet

              No, I’ve got a Reactive Mind. I’m “Shoot from the hip” Sherbet. I would have bought boatloads of iffy stocks in a heartbeat without thinking about it. John P thinks, thinks, and thinks some more.

            • MissCandle

              John P., Please don’t stay inside Shortie’s head for too long. We can’t afford to lose you.

            • Sherbet

              He’ll find his way out. It’s probably empty in there (except for a running pole in the middle).

            • Gerard Plourde

              But it might not be easy.

            • John P.

              Guffaw. Snort of derisive laughter. Thank you for your concern. But Miscavige is a rank amateur compared to some of the twisted minds I have to analyze. I have not only “gotten inside the heads” of but have worked for and sold advice to some of the most notorious criminals, psychopaths and insider traders that have played the game in the last thirty years. Those guys are seriously dangerous, especially when you’re sitting on the witness stand in their criminal trials and their defense team that’s making $50 million to get them acquitted is having their way with you.

            • Robert Eckert
            • John P.

              Nice find. I snorted coffee out my nose when I read the article. It is absolutely true. And the funny thing is that while computers are replacing traders by the boatload and while the percentage of the bonus pool that goes to the trading floor keeps dropping, their egos still keep getting bigger…

            • MissCandle

              I get it. Their attorneys charge $1,000 just to light cigars at the beginning of meetings. Take care. I won’t worry about you anymore. : )

          • pronoia

            One would assume that one of the 1st steps the LAPD would take — if they take action — would be to pay David Miscavige a visit. So my question would be, will he make himself available to be questioned or will he refer the cops to Shelly’s” attorney?

          • i-Betty

            “Remember, Hubbard thought his “tech” was so obviously amazing that he offered it to intelligence agencies to help catch subversives…”

            Oh, please no. I’m so embarrassed!

      • sister wendy

        yes!

  • Mark

    Breaking news – a new addition to COB personal staff uniform at RTC:

    • Observer

      Lou will look fetching in that.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        good thing I finished my coffee…. might need His and Hers Disconnection Diapers this week.

        • Mark

          Davy’s got his already:

          • i-Betty

            Rofl!!

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            I definitely need my special reading glasses today….

  • EnthralledObserver

    OT: My 15 year old daughter told me today she’s doing her English assignment on the Media and it’s cause/effect using Scientology (CO$) as her example topic… ahhh, don’t you just love disseminating…

    • Mrs Libnish

      What a great project!

  • Miles Cumminski

    I am falling in love with Leah Remini and I am a gay man. She is going to be a problem for the cult. The fake church must love all of this positive publicity regarding destroyed families, abused Sea Org members, forced thought modification, inability to question church leadership, etc…. This shit storm is just getting started. Will the height challenged COB parade Shelly out at the Celebrity Center celebration that is coming up in LA?
    Anyway, thanks Leah for helping others. Many people will leave the cult because of your actions. Now get going on that tell all book about the cult. I cannot wait to read it!

    • Sherbet

      I’m falling in love with her, too, Miles, and I’m a straight woman!

      • Kim O’Brien

        me too ..Jodi Foster has always been my girl crush …i might have to rethink that one now

        • monkeyknickers

          She speaks fluent french too, does Jodi.

          I am full of meaningless info, btw, but I play a MEAN Trivial Pursuit. :)

    • GlibWog

      Hi Miles.. Welcome.. I’m straight but ( ” I Kissed A Girl and I liked It ” )

  • Sherbet

    Oh. And lest I forget: Terrific news about McAlester.

  • Sidney18511

    Even if this missing persons report doesn’t really resolve anything, at least DM is now aware that with Leah he is dealing with something that he HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE. He has got to be shitting in his big boy pull-ups just wondering what Leah has planned. He messed with the WRONG Thetan.

  • aquaclara

    Scott, J., Karen, AGP-what an incredible wrap-up to this compelling story. Scott, you have a lovely family, and this story took guts to spill. Glad you’re out, free, and safe. Thank you, everyone. Wow.

    • WhereIsSHE

      Ditto. The photos of the happy, healthy, thriving family at the end are PRICELESS=)

  • Lark Smith

    Davey Dimmwit keeps pulling it in… What are his crimes to warrant such bad press? Perhaps his disconnection policies, his dirty tricks, his lack of self control (slap happy -potty mouth), his inability to communicate, his abuse of Sea Org. members, or his complete lack of judgement or humanity. What would he need to do to fix this? Months of Truth Rundowns and many Sec Checks- perhaps. You “pulled it in” Davey Boy bend over and smile. According to CO$ Doctrine (Blah, blah, blah) you DESERVE it!

    • Missionary Kid

      I thought I already had Davey Dimwit as one of his nicknames, but I added it. Thanks.

      • sister wendy

        Someone used David Abortion yesterday too, did you see that one? It was new for me.

        • Missionary Kid

          I’m adding that one, too. We’re getting close to 100, but that includes some variations in spelling.

          • sister wendy

            and then in the end we all get to buy posters? T-shirts?

            • Missionary Kid

              I’m not in to doing commercial work, but it’s an idea. The one that fascinates me is his family nickname, Enrique Entheta.

            • sister wendy

              Better than Carlos Danger;) Ha ha! maybe we could start a shop on Cafe Press…anyone here done that yet with the SP paraphernalia? Maybe popularizing it is the least we can do;)

            • Missionary Kid

              I had an evil thought. Make up bumper stickers that say, “Where’s Shelly” in large print and, in smaller print, below it, “Shelly Miscavage is missing.” and slap them on cult member’s bumpers when they’re away from the orgs, because the orgs have all those cameras around.

              Other bumper stickers, “$cientology, it’s all about money.” or “$CIENTOLOGY, it’s a CULT”

              The basic idea is to get people to ask questions of the cult members.

            • sister wendy

              That is a great thought. You know I think there are two groups of people we are trying to inform: The General Public (who remain pretty clueless) and the people remaining in Sci-bot land. For the people in, the Sci=Cult plea won’t really hold much water. They tune it out. But for raising general awareness, I think the money and the cult angles are great. Some of the people who’ve left have posted some great suggestions on how to approach those still in. Maybe a collection of bumper stickers in addition like: How is your Ideal Org working out? Is this you REALLY keeping Scientology working? Notice any out-tech? David M=Out Tech and things like that….haha! Do you see a cottage industry growing?

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Is Philly Buster on the list yet, mk?

            • Missionary Kid

              It’s not, but that seems to be too generic, and it seems to give him too much power. If you insist, I’ll put it on the list.

        • Missionary Kid

          I got that one.

  • EnthralledObserver

    I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness of Leah reporting Shelly missing, but I also now remember I was also in awe of the Scott Campbell story and was so glad that eventually Scott was able to walk away and resume a life that seems was certainly worth living. Great job to AGP, J. Swift, Karen, Scott, Karry for getting the story told and shared!

  • Kim O’Brien

    Well ….look at that . Someone actually filed a missing person report . Not one of these ” i used to be high up in the church and now i am too busy promoting myself” people …but Leah Remini ! Not only am i impressed …i am wondering how many of these ” most ethical people on the planet ” have ever done what this woman just did ? I believe ZERO. ( if memory serves me correctly ) All these people just go poof …no one ever sees them them again …and no one has the balls to even ask a question , let alone go to the police . Until now. All of you “indies” …and ” i still believe in the tech but DM is just naughty and my hands are tied cause my eternity is at stake and i can only use my special powers to find a parking spot ” people….just got shown what a REAL person does when they care about someone . They go to the COPS instead of screaming for the fucking “federal government” to do something. Take a bow Leah Remini ….you deserve it …bravo . Now how about the rest of you get off your asses and do the same. How many people have just gone “poof” without you saying a word ?

    • MissCandle

      RPooF

    • Synthia Fagen

      That’s nice and you are right and even you, I suppose, could have filed a report as most Scientologists, ridiculously, know less than you do but really I am saying that in jest because the truth is that though you are right, in a sense, most people don’t have the clout to walk in, file a report such as this and actually get listened to. It’s a weird circumstance and though I agree that it could have been done (and I do know missing person reports have been filed on others in the past by people who had familial connection) I do understand why the vast majority of people have not done it.

      • Kim O’Brien

        if i knew her , and she went poof , i would have filed a report. I filed a report in college when a girlfriend was missing for 2 days after meeting a guy at a concert because her parents were in Europe and did not give a shit . It does not take “clout” . She was found …in Vegas ..with the guy ….2 weeks later . All i ever hear from scientologists are excuses and cries for someone else to do something . Everything ranging from ” the cops are on the take ” to ..” my eternal soul is at risk” . I find it absolutely pathetic that they do nothing …Leah Remini just showed what cowards the rest of them are ..and have been …for years and years. You might understand why “the most ethical people on the planet ” sit on their asses while people fall off the face of the earth …but i don’t

        • loulai

          And even if Shelly is found and interviewed and says she is just “peachy damn keen”,
          Leah is still a heroine for making them produce Shelly, and for giving Shelly a chance, should she want it, to escape their clutches.

          • Poison Ivy

            Plus, the fact that outsiders care, are trying to do something, and that there is an option out there is an incredibly powerful realization for someone in a place like that. Even if they stick by the “peachy keen” line, they are taking it in that people on the outside are witnessing something is wrong.

            For a film I did many years ago, I spoke to an older child who’d been horribly physically abused by her mom when she was younger (she later went on to live with a Dad and stepmom) She said that one day in the super market, her mom slapped her across the face, but suddenly a complete stranger came up and got in the mom’d face over it. The strange woman was yelling and the mom was yelling and ultimately, the abuse didn’t stop, but the child (as a teen) told me that this was the moment that she realized – lightbulb moment – that what her mom was doing was wrong and that there was a world out there with people who wanted to protect her cared. She stopped blaming herself for the abuse right then.

            Small moments and big symbolic gestures may not have immediate results, but they can sink in where it counts.

            If Shelly sees that it’s Leah doing this, it could have an impact.

            • Cher

              Very true.

        • sister wendy

          Please remember, some of us have family, friends, business acquaintances still in and some are under the radar. If we file a missing report and really don’t have the clout, relation to Shelly or location to file and have the newspapers pick it up and do something publicly with it, chances are high that we will still be fair-gamed and disconnected anyway from people we are trying to remain close to. We want to avoid that if possible. It may seem simple : “just say no”. But when you are looking at losing family, work, etc that has to be thrown into the mix for consideration, it’s more complicated. We are not all sitting on our asses doing nothing. Imo, it’s much better something like this is coming from a friend of hers, who is in a position to actually get some kind of result publicly, whether or not Shelly even shows , than some of us who would at best be waving our windmill arms.

          • Kim O’Brien

            if someone you love , goes poof …you go to the cops and file a report . Not that difficult of a concept to grasp . The only reason this stuff keeps happening is because everyone stays quiet . To be honest …you are in a trap that you have created for yourself . If you are more afraid of being “fair gamed” by an organization that has fewer members then the Church of the Jedi’s … than you are about the person you love falling off the face of the planet …i really do not know what to say .

            • Poison Ivy

              Thank you Kim.

            • sister wendy

              If someone I loved went poof, you can bet I would do something. I’m just aware of generalizing and lumping people who are in/were in into the same categories and blame for not doing something someone else thinks they could or should be doing. Each story, each person, each of us leaving is all deeply personal and we all do what we can- at the individuals I have run into so far.

            • Cher

              Oh Kim, I do so love your fire. You are a woman after my own heart!

              I do think that some people who do get out see someone who has vanished as par for the course. It is just something that happens and going to the police just doesn’t even occur to them. Is it right? No, but IMO it is remnants of the CofS mind fuck. I think Leah is the exception to the rule. Her whole family left. She didn’t have the disconnection of her family. They had each other for support whereas a lot of these people don’t. She also had the luxury of having a life and income outside of CofS. Many of them have nothing when they get out. They have to re adjust and come to terms with life off CofS alternate reality.

              That said, I think the Indies are an entirely different beast altogether. They make a lot of noise and want little man gone but they are still loyal to Scientology. They just want a management change. I have very little patience with them.

              As for them being worried about fair game well, as someone who has been known to actively and vocally bait Holocaust Deniers, the KKK and Neo Nazi’s, I say they need to deal with it and jump in the damn fight.

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

            In the situation with Shelly, yes, it needed to come from someone who knew her. This is true of anyone trapped in a prison by the cult.

            Everyone is assuming that the people imprisoned will say, “I’m fine and dandy here.” Why? Because Marty Rathbun is saying so? Didn’t even he physically escape? Would he have said, “I’m fine and dandy here” while he was contemplating escaping? There are many other people who escaped who definitely would not.

            This assumption, that going to the cops would do no good because imprisoned Scientologists are supposedly “brainwashed”, is not helping anyone. It is an incorrect assumption and is allowing this cult to keep imprisoning people on U.S. soil.

            • sister wendy

              absolutely!

        • Synthia Fagen

          No, I understand that people who did not know her (like you) did not do it. Read my post again.

          • Kim O’Brien

            i just needed a little rant this morning love..not directed at you ;) i think you are awesome and i forget how the tone of my written voice can sound ~ LOL

            • Synthia Fagen

              :)

    • TheWidowDenk

      And I, who have nothing more to lose, have written a report to the Seattle office of the FBI and personally marched into our local IRS office on other matters. Those actions have gone nowhere …

      • Kim O’Brien

        have you ever filed a missing person report …about a person you love who has gone missing ? I mean c’mon …just answer that one question .

        • TheWidowDenk

          Nope. Gene went missing 1984 to early 1986 and I didn’t file a missing person report.

      • Sherbet

        Oh. I’m sorry to hear that, from a selfish standpoint, and also because I know how you and your husband suffered.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        But the fact that you did goes into a file. It may seem as if there has been no results, but the accumulation does matter. And when the time may come that they look at those files, there will be earlier reports of abuse and concerns.

    • Interested

      So beautifully put Kim. Now I wonder who gave you a down arrow. Ho hum…

  • Dwight Geiger

    So now what will Kirsty,Tom and John say about this.I think their careers are over,at least I hope so.

    • Observer

      I hope that at the very least they are publicly asked a lot of very embarrassing questions.

      • WhereIsSHE

        I wish one of those crafty hackers could make it so that all of their Twitter accounts would be programmed to tweet, “WHERE IS SHELLY?”, no matter what they typed in. (I’m not the least bit tech or hack-savvy, and I’m pretty sure that this is a technical impossibility, but it’s fun to imagine it.)

        Alternatively, it could be programmed to tweet “I’M AN UNETHICAL CRIMINAL WHO DOESN’T DESERVE SHELLY’S FORGIVENESS!”

  • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

    Oh wow, when you said you had a big story coming up yesterday I never would have guessed this. Little Davey must be having a fit right now. Go Leah!!!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Gee, I sure hope the media don’t bother Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Priscilla Presley, Jenna Elfman, Elizabeth Moss, Chick Corea, et al, and ask them embarrassing questions like:

    “Why Haven’t YOU filed a Missing Person’s Report all these years…hmmm”?

    Inquiring Minds might just want to know.

    • GlibWog

      Don’t forget Anne Archer !

  • RFK77

    She is going above and beyond what I expected any celebrity Scientologist would do. The woman (thankfully!) has cajones! How can Scientology possibly spin this one?

    • shasha40

      No, not cajones , state of circle coined it , she has ” ovaries of titanium ” !

      • RFK77

        Yes, “ovaries of titanium” does sound more accurate. :)

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Miscavige is well and truly screwed by this action of Leah Remini. Oh sure, he will haul his wife out, after a full day’s (or more) rehabilitative make-over, but it doesn’t end there. Who else is banished by Miscavige to some RPF prison? How many other friends and family members will file missing person reports on people not seen for years? The police and sheriff departments are not entirely run by Miscavige, they know that media scrutiny will require a compliant investigation. There are factions in these agencies that know that Miscavige’s influence is waning. The L.A. Police Department has recovered from a years of scandals, do they want to re-open up the scandals with allegations of cover-ups and bribery? This is the way it always ends for public figures that are corrupt. Miscavige’s years of self-dealing, beatings, cover-ups, destruction of families, forced abortions, illegal imprisonment, child labor violations, and more, is catching-up. The fall of Miscavige will escalate going forward.

    • MissCandle

      Add to your list: the death knell of the death-producing Narconon. Cannot happen soon enough for so very many people. A snow ball can start an avalanche.

    • AnyOldName1

      I hope this gives others courage to ask about their family & friends who have been “disappeared” in the RPF or The Hole.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        At this point, I think Leah’s family is hoping that is Exactly what will happen. They have seen how much exposure this story is getting, as Tony related, other members are contacting them now.

        The Disconnection policy in scientology is the Hole in the Wall of Miscavige’s Billions in cash he has coerced out of his customers, the Wall of Legal Vultures, the Wall of Spies and Dirty Tricksters and Fair Game, the Wall of Lies.

        And Leah Remini is the Lady poking that hole until the walls come tumblin’ down.

        I am feeling the earth move.

        http://youtu.be/sGdyMgvRNEg

  • TongDaddy

    I have only read the first paragraph (twice) and all I can say is: YES!

  • Xique

    That’s what friends are for! Nice one Leah

  • Sherbet

    I wonder if we’ll see Donnie Downboy today, or if a directive has gone out to the cos Keyboard Clicking Brigade to steer clear of the Bunker.

    • Where’s Shelly?

      Probably sent over to a less aware media outlet.

      • Sherbet

        Oooh, beware the Mouse Wielders of Death!

  • Mrs Libnish

    Leah has made her first move. Checkmate bitch! PRODUCE YOUR WIFE, IMMEDIATELY!

    Great, great series on Scott Campbell..that guy should write a book, except it would probably give me nightmares. Happy endings do happen for abused Scientologists. That’s what I took away from that. AGP, Karen de la C and J. Swift, magnificent job!

    I wish shutting down that arm of Arrowhead made a bigger bang…hopefully the next bomb will take it out completely.

    • Gerard Plourde

      It’s a pretty big bang if it cuts off a revenue stream. It was one program that could be paid for with health insurance, unlike regular Narconon.

      • Mrs Libnish

        It needs to be closed completely. People need to quit dying there.

        • Gerard Plourde

          Agreed. This is just a step in that process. But each step is something.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Leah is applying the basic principle of scientology auditing: If what you are asking causes a reaction, continue asking it, if it doesn’t, do something else.

    In the “tech”, using the e-meter, change in the person getting auditing is measured by the cumulative movement of the “tone arm” in the downward direction. If the question or auditing process being done “moves the TA” then the process is “biting” or making a positive change in the person’s case. So you continue the process until the TA no longer moves much. The question or process is then deemed “flat”, meaning that the “charge” has been taken off it.

    So Leah has figured out that the original question “Where’s Shelly?” is still unflat and gets a strong response from COB, even the entire {church} itself. So she is going to keep asking “Where’s Shelly?” until the question is fully answered and it no longer gets the reaction. “Where’s Shelly? is getting just fabulous TA movement and lots of strong indicators. Leah, please continue, the process is not flat.

    • sister wendy

      thanks for that. I’ve learned more about everything operates after getting out and on this blog than I ever did while I was in;)

  • Davka

    No way I’m gonna be able to keep up with the comments today! Jeesh it’s flying fast and furious today :)

  • Xique

    Thanks to Karen, J.Swift and AGP for the rest of Scott’s story . Leaving the church and having a beautiful family must have been the exact antidote needed to heal him after such abuse. So happy for you Scott Campbell .

  • Ruby

    I guess that LAPD does think she has the F-ing rank to ask about Shelly.
    Leah, you are awesome!
    This must be quite a rude awakening to David Miscavige…showing him of the fact he is not the final authority to everyone on everything, despite his thinking he is the ultimate Leader.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    I have commented before that Scott Cambell’s belief that Miscavige wanted him dead is corroborated by his description of what he endured and, at the very least, Miscavige and his thugs should be tried for attempted murder. Miscavige, however, always seems to carry out his violence in states with statutes of limitations that prevent prosecution if the victims wait to bring charges. Nonetheless, with the waning of Miscavige’s power, I am sure we will hear stories where Miscavige’s attempts at murder were successful, and there is no statute of limitations anywhere that I know of in the US for pre-meditated murder.

    Perhaps someone will come forward who received the Scott Campbell treatment from Miscavige in Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wyoming, or Virginia. If so, Miscavige could be in very deep trouble: these states have no statute of limitations for felony offenses like kidnapping and attempted murder.

  • Synthia Fagen

    What Leah Remini has done is something that so many intimidated, terrified or complicit SO, staff and parishioners should be doing. What she is saying is,

    “We demand compassion and humanity. This is not a dictatorship where you can operate unfettered and unshackled without any accountability to your membership. We demand transparency. In this group, you are not allowed to just ‘disappear’ people without letting others know what happened and why.”

    Even if it ends up that Shelly gets trotted out for all to see and she then puts on a happy face and says she has been busily working away for the cause, it still does not change the above rules of behavior that must be demanded in this group. Personally, I want it shut down because the policies (that cannot be changed) will continue to create this dangerous cult environment where whoever heads it, along with his or her sycophants, will be allowed to terrorize people and destroy lives.

    In the meantime, though, thank god for this woman and her courage to do what NO ONE else has done. Leah, I salute you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. RESPECT!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Here Here! Leah and her Entire Family are setting quite a good example for the other scientology families. And yes, I agree about the policies. The Ethics policies are interwoven in every piece of every process, intertwined with all of its barbs and fanaticism. We Ex’s know this. Removing the layer of false “science” of SP’s and PTSness from those recovering is the hardest because it’s like trying to remove water from jello. Once you remove the water, there is no jello. Remove ethics policies, there is no scientology.

      We Ex’s know that most who enter leave once we are penalized for showing compassion in whatever form that takes. How those who are still in after witnessing most of their friends and even family devastated and disconnected with all the concern of removing ticks from a dog’s backside, I can’t understand.

      • sister wendy

        Yes! Isn’t is a wang-doodle about compassion and feelings?! Mis-emotion=bad, sympathy=bad, compassion- it’s suspect because it’s not even mentioned anywhere. We can feel calm or exhilarated at tone 40. I always liked cheerful too;) SO=good/better than the rest of us because you all were supposed to have less emotion (!) It will be great if Leah’s newsworthiness can get the word out

      • Robert Eckert

        Warning: Pedantry Ahead The phrase is “Hear, hear!”

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I was This close….

  • Gordon Freeman

    People keep talking about her being disappeared or held, but when you’re as deep in as she is how hard is it for David Abortion to say “HONEY I NEED YOU TO GO TO THE NUCLEAR LASERTERIUM AND EDIT THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME GALACTIC PRESIDENT AND ADMIRAL CAN YOU DO IT.”?

    She’s never coming out of the far end of the cult with some breathless story of abduction and imprisonment! Shit she probably thinks she’s getting closer to OT28 or whatever.

    • Cher

      Even if that is the case the act alone of Leah going to the police and filing the report is going to have effect. You think her defection made news? This is going to be a thousand times bigger. Everything about Scientology is going to be dragged out by every major news agency. At this point even if Shelly goes with the script the question is going to be why did it take Leah going to the police to get that to happen. I think Leah’s timing is brilliant because even if little boots planned on trotting her out at the gala in a few weeks as proof she is okay it will be a side note because Leah has gone to the police.

      It’s going to make for some mighty uncomfortable questions for Kirstie et al. Let’s see how long it takes Kirstie to go on her usual twitter diatribe. Her reaction is going to be very telling.

      • Gordon Freeman

        I’d like that to be the case, I really would. I also thought, a year or so back, that Scientology Inc. was going to be crushed by the FBI on a human trafficking case. But it didn’t happen.

        • ze moo

          Immigration could still get them for importing 3rd world workers and not keeping them in the CO$. How many central african ‘ministers’ are still ‘administering’ and not driving cabs in US cities?

  • Marta

    Well, isn’t this just a deeliciiiious treat this morning. Classy Remini is classy.

  • Sherbet

    My guess is that cos’s (and DM’s) biggest ace in the hole is the auditing file on each member. People speculate about what might be in TC’s or JT’s folders, but any “parishioner” can have files full of embarrassing information. Normal and nice people might have their lives turned upside down — and marriages ended — by public revelations a spouse may not be aware of. Affairs, multiple pre-marriage lovers, drug use…these are “crimes” that might be best left buried, yet it’s all documented and in the hands of cos, ready to be dragged out when a paying member gets out of line. Dare I guess that it’s the threat of blackmail that Keeps Scientology Working?

  • KNMF

    Tony,

    according Rathbun’s blog 1-1-2012, Barbara Ruiz is aka Brittany Sierra Garrett.

    • TonyOrtega

      Um, no. They are very much different human beings.

      • KNMF

        Um, thank you. I googled, Brittany Sierra Garrett, and the 1st result (Marty’s blog) came up as:

        Jan 1, 2012 – Ahh Brittany Ruiz aka Brittany Sierra Garrett is at it again! Boy she needs to find a life. It’s people like her who have zero grasp of the tech and ..

        • TonyOrtega

          Yes, Brittany Sierra Garrett married Javier Ruiz and became Brittany Ruiz. You asked about Barbara Ruiz, who is someone else.

          • KNMF

            ahso. My bad eye. Got it. Thanks again.

            • Spackle Motion

              Scientology can help you with your bad eye. Just ask an oatee.

  • Where’s Shelly?

    I’m hoping to change my name back to my old avatar soon. U Go Leah! Turn on the heat until the Wee One produces Shelly! And Barbara too!

  • loulai

    Leah Remini is a very impressive human being. I would love to see a movie of her life story.

  • Cat Daddy

    YES SHE CAN

  • nottrue

    Please LAPD get this one right

  • Where’s Shelly?

    What’s going to be interesting for the rest of the day is to watch this story filter on down to the various news media. I bet it’s on Yahoo Top 10 by tomorrow if not sooner.

  • RBE

    Damn you Leah! I was really looking forward to reading about PZ Myers reeducation on the real history of man (who needs advanced degrees in a subject when you can yank data out of your own ass?) ;)

    • Sherbet

      It’s just a postponement, RBE. Just gnaw on a raw drumstick and be one with lrh until Tony posts the promised story.

  • scnethics

    If I cared about Shelly at all, considering who her husband is, I would want proof of life as well.

  • Cat Daddy
    • GlibWog

      Absolutely Fuckin Brilliant

  • noseinabk
  • Mark

    More breaking news. COB Mr David Miscavige has just sanctioned an official addition to his Sea Org uniform:

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    I’m wondering if the LAPD or other law enforcement agency investigating a missing persons case would accept the statement of a Husband’s lawyer that the Wife who seems to be missing is really “working hard someplace else like she always has and is very happy” or some such deflecting statement.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      No kidding! That has always stunk so badly.

    • 1subgenius

      Probably not, but when they speak with her she’ll say she’s happy as a clam.

      • Laura Dieckman

        That is exactly what she will say. I have no doubt in my mind. She is “working hard, enjoying herself” out wherever she is. I know family has spoken with her, and she is still VERY much “in”.

        • aquaclara

          This seems very likely.
          After all her years immersed in the cult Kool-Aid, it is probably too much to hope for that she is checked out by a mental health professional, to assess her true state…..and to see how she can be helped.

        • 1subgenius

          And there is a little thing called the Stockholm Syndrome, on top of all the brainwashing.

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

        Why does everyone think this? Would Valeska Paris had said she was happy as a clam? Would Marc or Claire Headley have said it? Would even Marty Rathbun have said it, if he were asked while he was in the Hole before he escaped?

        All these people escaped. That Shelly Miscavige hasn’t figured out a way to escape from a prison in the ass-end of nowhere does not mean she is going to pretend she is fine being there if asked by someone on the outside.

        • dbloch7986

          Unfortunately, most Scientologists wouldn’t know what else to say besides, “I am happy. LRH Is good. COB is good. I love working.” with their thousand yard stare.

          If you want to know more about Scientologists and emotions please feel free:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHRv3zBLTJY

          http://scientologyslavery.com/

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

            I’ve been watching this cult, and other cults, for a very long time, so I know about this. I also know that many cults (and other people) imprison people who very much would say “help!” to a cop, if given the opportunity, and the assumption that these victims are “brainwashed” or would lie and say they were fine is one thing that keeps authorities from investigating, and keeps others from helping. It is an incorrect assumption.

            Again: look at the people who escaped. I listed only a very few; there are a lot more. I think it’s pretty certain they would have responded with something other than what you’re saying if given the chance.

            • 1subgenius

              “many” and “pretty certain”
              Now we’re talkin’ odds and not absolutes. This is good.
              I peg it at 90% chance she’ll clam up.
              The others you mentioned were in different circumstances, at different times.
              There are even numerous examples of people who escaped who went back. That really boggles my mind.

            • dbloch7986

              Please. Brainwashing pales in comparison to the mindfuck of Scientology. People only use that term because there isn’t a word in the English language that describes what happens to you in Scientology.

              ETA: Somewhere in between crushing your will and psychological rape.

            • ze moo

              ‘Mindfuck’ is properly descriptive and accurate. I like ‘mindrape’ too.

            • Studious Judious

              I liked LRH Jr.’s term of ‘soul-cracking’

        • 1subgenius

          Everyone doesn’t think this, obviously. You, for example.
          I should have used “probably” twice in that sentence.
          You a bettin’ person?

        • stillgrace

          “ass-end of nowhere” Actually, it’s some beautiful California mountain countryside. I wouldn’t mind living in that area if I could have horses, cable TV, cellphone reception, and internet connection … and a jeep to make it over to the lake and into town once in awhile.

          • Robert Eckert

            Without those things…. not so much. I loved Deep Creek Hot Springs and Joshua Tree Monument but: to visit.

            • dbloch7986

              Joshua Tree National Park is gorgeous. I love it. I almost got eaten there, but that was part of the adventure.

            • stillgrace

              Derek, was it a bear or one of those HUGE, hungry raccoons that almost devoured you?

            • dbloch7986

              I think it was either a coyote or a cougar. It was a very loud, deep growl. It was so dark I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face so I have no freaking clue how close we were.

              Working in the Sea Org was still more traumatizing than that moment. LOL

            • Captain Howdy

              LoL coyotes don’t attack people, let alone eat them. A cougar could under the right circumstances. They usually only attack children, women and guys D.M’s size.

            • dbloch7986

              I don’t care who eats what, as long as I am the one doing the eating and not being eaten. You never know what kind of desperate coyotes are lurking in nature!

            • John P.

              Terror when hearing the distinctive throaty cry of a cougar is eminently warranted. In certain bars on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, there are packs of roaming cougars in their 40s through their early 60s trolling for guys who are at least ten years younger. They can be recognized by their expensive clothes, even more expensive handbags and their posh apartments that were a gift from their former husbands in their divorce. They have a tendency to stalk and then savagely devour their prey. Those who aren’t of the straight persuasion can all sigh a big sigh of relief that they are not subject to this dating danger. Don’t ask me how I know about this.

            • Captain Howdy

              “Terror when hearing the distinctive throaty cry of a cougar is eminently warranted”

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFNpSlqX6ZA

            • sugarplumfairy

              Is there a euphemism for older gentleman who preys on younger women? Oh yeah, George Clooney..

            • ze moo

              Do you still have bad dreams about it John? Do you hear the lambs scream in your sleep?

              Go out to Plainview and check out women with the stretchy leopard print pants and gold lame shoes. Then the night sweats will begin……

            • sugarplumfairy

              It’s good to be top of the food chain.. That’s why I don’t go camping..

            • sugarplumfairy

              Lol..

            • i-Betty

              Lol! That’s the spirit :D

            • stillgrace

              Big Bear’s pretty cool, too.

            • dbloch7986

              Also tons of fun. I have a bunch of pictures on my Facebook of my big bear trip. It was a blast!

      • Gerard Plourde

        That’s assuming they can produce her. Suppose she’s dead (not implying foul play. Remember Kendrick Moxon’s daughter.)

        • 1subgenius

          I’m in a bettin’ mood today.
          .5% chance she’s dead.

          • Gerard Plourde

            Ok. Just considering all possibilities.

  • ze moo

    Remini’s missing person report has the chance to actually make CO$ produce Shelly for an interview. If Leah could get a letter to Shelly saying she would help and support Shelly in any ‘escape’, Shelly might leave captivity. It is unlikely that Shelly would get any communication from anyone but the police officer interviewing her and if she has been subjected to ‘thought modification’ she may not leave. At least not at that time. She could try to escape later, one can hope. The more noise Remini makes, the more the Dwarfenfürher looks bad. Miscavige has been married for more then 10 years, that gives Shelly rights to a cut of Davey’s pension and income. If she left and divorced, she could get enough to be comfortable.

    The moving of the IAS shindig from England to Clearwater is a somewhat muddy signal that England can’t fill up the tents anymore. Davey needs a ‘win’ to keep the clams busy, if not happy. Stupor Powerz will probably be announced. The Golden Shower of Tech 2 may not cut the mustard. They don’t actually have to open the building, but they do have to disarm the Garcia’s fraud complaint. That fraud charge is the 600 lb gorilla in the that room, it has to be addressed sometime. The next 3 or 4 months are going to keep Davey busy, he has to make some things ‘go right’ or he’ll add to the undercurrent of unhappy public. Once the peasants start muttering, not even the wizard of Id can stop it.

    The McAlester news called the Oklahoma NarCONon operations ‘non-profit’. Given the corporate shenanigans CO$ is famous for, what do you want to bet that all the income actually ends up in accounts that Davey controls? Hello IRS, Hello anyone suing CO$ and trying to prove links from RTC to NarCONon and ABLE and WISE. Follow the money.

    • 0tessa

      But ‘chercez la femme’ first!

  • monkeyknickers

    HOLY SHIT!!!

    And now I’ll go back and actually read the rest of the post. Tho just the title nearly gave me heart failure – maybe I need a mimosa before I continue.

    • Sherbet

      Not in your condition, ‘knickers!

      • monkeyknickers

        OH COME ON!

        God . . FINE . . . I guess I’ll just do a stupid yoga pose or deep breathing or something.

        :)))

        • Sherbet

          How much longer before you can have a mimosa?

          • monkeyknickers

            Basically 3 months (I’m rounding up a tad). I mean, if I want to be all “healthy” and everything. :) Tho I am SORELY tested every time I have to interact with the twins’ dad type person. But that’s more a “vodka – straight” kind of jones. :)

            • Sherbet

              It will be worth it to stay “all healthy and everything.” Hang in there.

            • monkeyknickers

              IF YOU SAY SO :)

              It helps that I got my sweet girl niece around bossing me.
              :) As in today’s . . . “Auntie B the babies need ICE CREAM. They tole me so when you were sleeping. We could all have some!”

              I love how 4 year olds try to manipulate you in big ass broad strokes. :) Still – ice cream is how I plan to bait all 3 girls into doing what I want.

              Maybe I should’ve tried that with Ash’s mother – as in: Okay, I will let you have TWO SCOOPS if you don’t steal my money, join a hideous evil cult, and leave your only child.

              I think I missed an opportunity there.

            • Sherbet

              I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason, but having that little smarty-cutie Ash with you is an amazing way to help you enjoy pre-momhood. I’m glad she’s with you. As for ice cream vs. the cult, why choose something so sinfully decadent when you can make yourself miserable playing save-the-planet like Buck Rogers? It builds character! Or something. I hope your sister comes back to Ash, new nieces, a loving sister, and Edy’s Grand soon.

            • monkeyknickers

              Perfectly said on all fronts. :)

        • i-Betty

          I only put two and two together yesterday, MK. Hugest congratulations on the pregnancy! Twins! xxxxx

        • dbloch7986

          Congrats! Babies are everywhere this summer!

          • monkeyknickers

            Want one? They’re on sale.

            :)

            • John P.

              Kids are not one of those deals where the more you buy, the more you save. Even at Costco. And no, I’m not going to sign up to be a father figure. I can produce letters of reference from multiple grown-up kids telling the world that would be a bad idea.

              On the other hand, those kids’ therapists are equally likely to put out letters saying that it would be a really good idea if I got involved in raising kids again because my first batch of kids has been really, really good to their 401(k)’s.

            • Sherbet

              Ha!

            • monkeyknickers

              You’re hired. :) I have a stake of 16 American dollars and a really cool rock I found at the river yesterday. DO YOUR MAGIC JP!

              (And I’m suspecting that you are a lovely Wall Street parental figure)

            • dbloch7986

              Not yet, but one day! I already decided his name will be Apollo, because I’m bringing back Ancient Greek myths!

            • monkeyknickers

              And what if you get a girl, mister? :) You gotta plan ahead.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    And for you lurking scientologists: Doesn’t David Miscavige’s extreme response of sending Leah Remini to sec checks for asking “Where’s Shelly?” strike you as a textbook missed withhold phenomenon? What withhold did she miss?

    • Sherbet

      Could you explain that a bit for us never-ins, Michael?

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        A “withhold” in the world of scientology is an “undisclosed contra-survival act”. Stealing, murder, assault, fraud, adultery, and things normally considered crimes are deemed ‘contra-survival”.

        A “missed withhold” comes about when someone “almost finds out” about the withhold. They said something or did something that made the person who did the contra-survival act wonder if the someone knows what they did.

        It is noted in scientology that some of the most extreme reactions, attacks and otherwise unexplainable behavior come from a person who has a withhold that they thought someone else found out about.

        A scientology auditor who sees such an extreme reaction or an accusation about someone else that seems strange would immediately start in asking “Has a withhold been missed?”

        Since scientologists are supposed to be applying scientology to their lives and environment, they should be asking themselves: What withhold did COB have that he is reacting in this strange way toward Leah Remini?”

        • Sherbet

          Thank you, MLT. That’s very clear (no pun intended). I get it.

        • sister wendy

          COB only? Or Tommy as well? I was thinking about that smarty-ass remark he made to her when Leah asked at the party.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            Tommy was most likely “duplicating” COB’s reaction to the question, when he was informed that Leah was asking it. He would have instructed Tommy in what to say and how to say it.

            Since, in my opinion, Tommy didn’t have the rank himself to even know where Shelly was, or how it happened that she left the Int Base, it wasn’t his withhold that was missed.

            • sister wendy

              I get it- thanks. So it’s more like he’s supporting DM’s MW

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    In case I forget, a Thank You card. Just add “friends”.

    http://i40.tinypic.com/5ob33q.jpg

    • GlibWog

      Just beautiful Hole.. Perfect

  • aquaclara

    NY Post, are you going to let the left coast beat you to picking up this story? We can help you with headlines if you like.
    Cult Leader Disconnects Wife?
    Where’s Shelly, Davey?

    • Robert Eckert

      The Post doesn’t do headlines like they used to. “POOF GOES WIFE: WE NEED PROOF OF LIFE!”

      • aquaclara

        Aces, Robert.

  • Graham

    Not sure why, but today’s news has reminded me of this video from the end of the Cold War, where we see the tide turn and an all-powerful, unchallengeable dictator suddenly realise mid-speech and on-camera that it’s over. It can’t be but it is. Suddenly the whole rotten pack of cards is collapsing in front of his unbelieving eyes… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3lTw0WMhpg

    • i-Betty

      Graham, thank you for the link to this remarkable clip; I don’t recall ever seeing it before. What a moment in history! The hairs on my arms were standing on end towards the end.

  • Larry Moore

    It seems to me, as a practical matter, whether or not the LAPD follows up with any sincerity on Leah’s report on Shelly, is completely in the hands of the LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

    I found this a few moments ago “For her work to better the community, Edith Reuveni, President of the
    Church of Scientology of Los Angeles, was honored by Los Angeles Police
    Chief Charlie Beck as the 2012 Northeast Division Community Police
    Advisory Board Member of the Year.” Hmmmm. BFF’s?

    Someone once said: What Keeps Scientology Working is Bribery and Blackmail. And if OSA was/is worth it’s weight in salt one might assume they had a file on Charlie Beck before he even became the Police Chief of LA. They sure seemed to have something on Sheriff Baca.

    If Miscaviage ‘is’ the secret boss of Chief Beck, then Charlie may have already called and asked David, what to do. “Mr. Micaviage, Sir, what should I do about the missing persons report on Shelly? Lol. Sir? Sir?

    Lastly, as other posters have already mentioned, the damage has already been done in many more ways than one. They (the LAPD) can squash the report and it won’t change the monumental shift the missing report on Shelly is bound to produce, not only in the national media, but in scientology circles all over, as well.

    The damn is breaking.

    According to the NYSE ticker, popcorn was up 300% as of 8:15 am this morning.

    • AnyOldName1

      If the LAPD doesn’t want to touch this, can it be turned over to the state? Especially since it may involve multiple jurisdictions.

      • Larry Moore

        I don’t know. I would love to see law enforcement at every level of government get involved though. Apparently the Feds are out. Scientology somehow or other managed to get on the U.S. Executive/Judicial branches “PRETEND SCIENTOLOGY DOESN’T EXIST” list. Lol. I personally think it had something to do with Scientology’s political contributions to Bill Clinton back in the day. Maybe their connection with Bill C. gave ‘the church’ access to some very high up government people that ‘the church’ uh, um, er, had a private talk with, after collecting a little, shall we say, (photographic) information. Lol. Someone at the highest levels of the US Fed. Gov. most surely have been protecting scientology for quite some time now. Time will tell as the old guard passes and a new generation of scientology savy political youngsters take the helm. Tic Toc Davey.

        In any event Miscaviage is facing an implosion the likes of which I imagine he never imagined possible. I predict before 2013 is over another high level celebrity scn will publicly defect. And another 2 or 3 expose’ books will be published to the delight of the masses.

  • Beeks

    Out of curiosity, what can the authorities do? It’s one thing if she’s held against her will (yet is desperate to flee), but what if she’s brainwashed into believing her “punishment” fits the “crime?” She could be too far gone to comprehend she is not there on her own accord. What then? You would think inward facing barbed wire at these compounds would be a giveaway (amongst other atrocities), but I’m concerned this will be another dead end. Good for Leah for taking this monumental step! This cult is thankfully destructing before our eyes.