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Scientology Leader David Miscavige Files Declaration in Texas Lawsuit

DavidMiscavige2It’s not every day that we get to hear directly from David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology.

When we see or hear his words, it tends to be in speeches that he gives to other Scientologists at church events. We also suspect that he often writes some of the public pronouncements that Scientology puts out under the name of its international spokeswoman, Karin Pouw. But words for public consumption under Miscavige’s own signature are very rare, and tend only to occur in court declarations. As far as we can tell, the last one he made was in 1999.

And that’s why we think it’s a pretty big deal that this week, Miscavige submitted a declaration in the lawsuit filed August 16 by Monique Rathbun, a lawsuit which alleges that Miscavige and Scientology have orchestrated a four-year harassment campaign against her simply because she is married to Mark “Marty” Rathbun, who was once Miscavige’s top lieutenant before he became an outspoken critic of the church.

Miscavige this week denied that he has anything to do with the state of Texas or the allegations in the lawsuit, and his attorneys argue that for that reason, he should be dismissed from it. And we have the docs.

When Monique filed the lawsuit on August 16, she was granted a temporary restraining order against Miscavige and the other defendants that prohibits any electronic surveillance or tailing of her. That restraining order was extended to September 12, when there will be a two-day temporary injunction evidentiary hearing during which Monique’s attorney Ray Jeffrey will offer testimony to support the allegations that the Rathbuns have been followed, photographed, and subjected to intimidation attempts.

But Miscavige and the Religious Technology Center — Scientology’s controlling entity — on Thursday filed special appearances, and asked to be let out of the lawsuit. In each case, attorney Lamont A. Jefferson of the San Antonio firm Haynes and Boone argued that Miscavige and RTC have nothing to do with the state of Texas, and that Miscavige doesn’t know Monty Drake and Steven Gregory Sloat, two of the other defendants in the lawsuit. (Drake is a Dallas private investigator, and Sloat is a former U.S. Marshal.) Before we take a closer look at some of the language in those appearances, here’s the text of the declaration by Miscavige that was submitted with his special appearance…

Declaration of David Miscavige in Support of Special Appearance

 
My name is David Miscavige, my date of birth is April 30, 1960, and my address is 1710 Ivar Ave. Los Angeles, California 90028.

1. I am, and since 1987 have been, the Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (“RTC”). RTC is a religious non-profit California corporation that is tax exempt under IRC § 501(c)(3) and a church of the Scientology religion. RTC is located at 1710 Ivar Ave., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA.

2. I am the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion.

3. I am a resident of California. I have a California driver’s license and I am registered to vote and have been periodically summoned for jury duty in California. I have never had a Texas driver’s license and have never been registered to vote or eligible for jury duty in Texas.

4. I have never been a resident of the State of Texas. I have never had an office in Texas nor have I ever had a Texas telephone number. I have never had a Texas bank account and have never owned real property in Texas.

5. I do not have any employees, servants, or agents in Texas and I have never committed a tort in whole or in part in Texas. I also have not contracted by mail, or otherwise, with a Texas resident where either party is to perform the contract in whole or in part in the State of Texas. I have never recruited a Texas resident, directly or through an intermediary located in Texas, for employment inside or outside of Texas.

6. I have never availed myself of the privilege of conducting activities within the State of Texas. I have not made any purposeful contacts with the State of Texas seeking any benefit, advantage, or profit, and have not otherwise availed myself of the benefits and protection of Texas law.

7. I have been in Texas once in the last 25 years. In April 2009 I traveled to Texas to officiate at the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Dallas. I was in Dallas for two days.

8. Prior to learning of this lawsuit, I had never heard of nor did I have any knowledge of Defendants Mr. Sloat and Mr. Drake. I was not involved in the hiring, directing, instructing or communicating with Mr. Sloat, Mr. Drake, or anyone else relating to the allegations in this lawsuit.

I declare under the penalties of perjury of the states of Texas and California that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed in the United States of America, state of California on the 28th day of August, 2013.

David Miscavige

 
David_Miscavige_Signature

 
[DOX: Special Appearance of David Miscavige; Declaration of David Miscavige; Special Appearance of RTC; Declaration of Warren McShane]
 
We don’t know with any certainty what evidence Monique Rathbun and Ray Jeffrey will offer to counter Miscavige’s attempt to get out of the lawsuit. But just from our own reporting, we can’t help thinking he’s set himself up for some potential hurt with this document.

For example, when Miscavige says he has “conducted no activities” in Texas, we’ve talked personally with two men who told us the opposite.

Their names are Paul Marrick and Greg Arnold, and last fall we interviewed them about the 24 years they spent following one man, Pat Broeker, as master spies for the Church of Scientology. During the time they were employed by the church, from 1988 to 2012, they claim to have received their instructions directly from David Miscavige or his direct lieutenants, RTC employees Marty Rathbun or Linda Hamel.

And in 2009, they told us, one of the operations they did for Miscavige and RTC took place in Texas.

By that time, Marty Rathbun had left the church and had started up a blog that was highly critical of Miscavige. So Marrick and Arnold, in addition to their constant task of keeping tabs on Broeker, were asked to go to South Texas and surveil Rathbun, coming up with a way that the church could keep tabs on Marty 24 hours a day.

We spent a full day with Marrick and Arnold, and hours later they did an interview with reporters for the Tampa Bay Times. Later that night, we received a phone call from Ray Jeffrey (who represented them in their breach of contract lawsuit with the church, filed after they were let go from their jobs). The church, Ray told us, wanted to negotiate a settlement. Later, we learned that the lawsuit had been settled, but no terms were divulged. It wasn’t hard to conclude, however, that Marrick and Arnold had been paid a very large sum, and that in return they were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which the church usually requires.

But that non-disclosure agreement would not necessarily prevent Marrick and Arnold from being subpoenaed and brought in to testify in this lawsuit. And if they do, they could directly impeach Miscavige’s sworn statement that he never conducted activities in Texas.

Just for fun, we looked up the penalty for perjury in Texas, and as a Class A misdemeanor, it’s up to a year in jail and a fine of $4,000.

As for the special appearance document itself, it wouldn’t be a Scientology pleading without at least one statement beyond the pale. And here it is, as David Miscavige’s attorney explains that although the Rathbuns are alleging that the church sent the Squirrel Busters to follow and harass them for 199 days, a sex toy was mailed to Monique’s business to embarrass her, a harassing note was sent to another woman in her office with Monique’s name on it to humiliate her, and cameras were set up to watch the Rathbuns’ every move, it is Miscavige who is being harassed…

Mr. Miscavige has no connection to Texas; the petition fails to allege that Mr. Miscavige committed any wrongful acts in the state. Nevertheless, the Plaintiff has attempted to insert Mr. Miscavige into this Texas litigation in what can only be viewed as rank harassment. The plaintiff’s harassment of Mr. Miscavige, the head of a religion, through the Texas courts is an attack on religious freedom as guaranteed by the Constitution of the State of Texas and the Constitution of the United States. Litigants bent on extorting settlements should not be allowed to so easily and blithely compel the personal participation of ecclesiastical leaders.

 
In other words, the entirely predictable Scientology legal circus has begun.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on September 1, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Mark Fisher

    This Declaration from DM and McShane could also maybe open the door for deposing Tommy Davis who does live in Texas now and who I am sure has some sort of gag order. He was involved in the original harassment when John Brosseau was at Marty and Mosey’s house and flew out there on a plane with many PIs and other people. Was it at the direction of DM? Did he speak with DM? How about deposing him on those questions and much more? Im sure DM would want to keep Tommy quiet.

    • 1subgenius

      I recall that there was dox showing that Tommy D. gave two stories about a trip to “rescue” an escapee. One where he was acting on his own, and another where he admitted acting on orders.
      Still looking. Anonymous deliver.

    • Rob

      Yes!! Depose Tommy Davis!! This is his chance for REVENGE!

  • Detlef Ruchatz

    Wow, pretty interesting and misleading statements of Miscavige. His address is apparently 1710 Ivar Ave., Los Angeles, California 90028 That is the side entrance of an Office building, certainly not the address, where he lives or works. At best, he comes by there for short visits. Next: RTC is located at 1710 Ivar Ave., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California. Truth is: RTC is represented there with a RTC Representative. RTC itself is not located there. Will Miscavige get away with such statements per US-law? I just wonder.

    • WildaBeast

      Huh…interesting. Why in the ever-loving hell would he lie about something as meaningless as his address? That’s not just perjury, it’s probably contempt of court!

      • Detlef Ruchatz

        For legal protection. It comes even better. The personal working there is instructed to not accept
        anything brought in person, which is addressed to David Miscavige. If a process server or even Scientologists in good standing comes in person, the standard reply is: „I am not authorized to accept it.“ The majority of that office building is occupied by the Church of Scientoloy International, a different legal entity, which makes is plausible that they „are not authorized“.

        • Robert Eckert

          The lawyers need to send some certified mail to David Miscavige at that address, and show the evidence of refusal to the court.

          • WildaBeast

            I’m just going to believe that Ray Jeffrey is smart enough to do this.
            God, this could turn into a footbullet of such epic proportions…like firing a rocket launcher directly at his own wee little toes.

    • aegerprimo

      What is the zoning of that property? Is it legal to have residence there?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Oh yeah. That David Miscavige sure lives in one big house…

      • Jgg2012

        That is the Knickerbocker bldg. near Hollywood. Scientology has offices on the top floor and a big sign on the top of the building. There is a picture of it in Urban’s book.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Yep. The Hollywood Boulevard side has the LRH Life Exhibit, as I recall. Another big, empty outreach building.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Here’s the “front” of the building on Hollywood Boulevard:

      • Observer

        Oooo! Fancy!

        • marti

          LOL.

          With wall to wall, top of the line shag carpet.

    • Shelly Britt Corrias

      He has multiple living quarters, but last I knew there were none in that building but that’s old info. If there still are no living quarters there, I would presume that could be easily proven. That would make his statement quite knowingly false since one generally knows where he lives.

  • Joe

    Didn’t OSA have an office in Austin, TX?

    • Espiando

      OSA has an office in every org, headed by a DSA (in most of the Class V orgs, the DSA is the only OSA rep). Since there’s an org in Austin, OSA has an office there. Same with the Dallas Idle Morgue.

      • Joe

        And the DSA reports to OSI Int which reports to RTC, correct?

        • Espiando

          Yep and yep (if you mean OSA Int). All you need is the testimony that OSA Int reports to RTC, specifically to COB RTC.

          • Joe

            And I’m sure Mike Rinder would have something to say about the interaction of the WDC-OSA and the COB-RTC.

            Also, technically the Dallas Org is a Celebrity Centre, which reports to CCInt.

            Where’s CCInt again? LOL

      • Jgg2012

        I thought Austin and Dallas were booming.

  • Robert Robinson

    It will be fun to watch Miscavige try to wriggle out of this one.

  • Bradley Greenwood

    Considering the evidence and testimony Mrs. Rathbun has in her quiver, this is the LAMEST response possible; it’s like Swiss cheese. Unless the judge is senile or legally dead, he will see right through this. I have a dream that this will go FULL BLOWN, and roust COB off his roost. He will be terrified at being around so many “wogs” and by not having a lectern in front of him.

    Too juicy to imagine.

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

    With the “extorting settlements” part, Miscavige is obviously trying to get the backing of other religious leaders. And he will succeed in getting some on board. He’s not the only “ecclesiastical leader” who doesn’t want to answer to the law.

    • aegerprimo

      You mean setting a legal precidence for all ecclesiastical leaders?

    • SopranoAscends

      Look at Texas in terms of it’s culture. Per the wiki oracle, “most of Texas” is part of the bible belt. The predominant culture is of “socially conservative evangelical Protestants.” An arm of the Baptist sect claims 5,700 churches, and the place is crawling with a variety of Christian fundamentalists.I would postulate that our fundie friends equate COS with CO Satan. Can you imagine them good ole boys even recognizing DM as an “ecclesiastical leader?”
      I found this from the 2010 U.S. Census of Texas religious affiliation.COS not listed, but lumped into “unaffiliated” I suppose. http://tinyurl.com/2010USCensusTX

    • ze moo

      Miscavige has the same possibility of be recognized as an ‘ecclesiastical leader’, as I have of becoming Pope or the next Dali Lama. I am not Catholic or Buddhist.

  • phronsie

    Good ol’ Boss Miscarriage, or BM as some call him….

    • phronsie

      Also the COB, aka Cloacal of Bowels

      • phronsie

        Curretted Own Bollocks — Cruise may use this too, when Mis’dcourage isn’t looking….

        • WildaBeast

          OW!!!

  • DamOTclese2

    Neat! I have not read it yes but I hope that insane crime boss breaks out in to another insane screaming loon rant about “public buggery” like he did in front of the cameras in the Grady Ward / Keith Henson hearing. It’s what runs through that insane slapping psychopath’s brain 24/7/100%

  • sizzle8

    “I have never recruited a Texas resident, directly or through an
    intermediary located in Texas, for employment inside or outside of
    Texas.”
    You could drive a truck through that whopper.

    • WildaBeast

      A Mack truck, a 53′ trailer, or a pickup truck? I’m going with the 53′er :-D

      • Espiando

        Fuck that. You can drive an Australian road train through that lie.

        • ScooterLibbby

          You could run an aircraft carrier through that lie.

          • Espiando

            We’re starting to run out of things bigger to run through it. After supercargo carriers, we have to start citing space objects.

            • Observer

              Skylab could have fallen through that lie with room to spare, and ended up in the pararallel Scientology Bizarro Universe instead of Western Australia.

            • George Layton

              You could build a bridge leading to eternity through it.

            • Casabeca

              Ooh, snap!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Skylab………………ah memories.
              Remember how we all thought it was going to be a direct hit on our heads?
              Ah, those were the daze!!!

          • pronoia

            Love your handle Scooter. Unfortunately for DM, in the end, when it comes and it will come, there will be no Dick Cheney to oversee his protection. He will be all on his own.

    • Eclipse-girl

      How about Krustie?

      • Jgg2012

        She would eat that whopper.

        • Eclipse-girl

          LOL. thanks for the smiles.

  • DamOTclese2

    The fact that the insane criminal had his lawyers draft a response means that the slapping loon is aware that he is being sued, that means that when the psychopath tries to ditch the process servers, his lawyers can’t tell the Judge he was unaware of the lawsuit.

    • Robert Eckert

      He is not contesting service of process in the case.

      • DamOTclese2

        That’s unusual. When Heber went on the lam to avoid getting arrested and dragged back to Spain for resumption of trial, the crime syndicate’s ringleaders claimed Heber could not be found to be served with notice.

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s easier to compel someone to appear in Texas than in a foreign country.

  • DamOTclese2

    “…and that Miscavige doesn’t know Monty Drake and Steven Gregory Sloat, two of the other defendants in the lawsuit…”

    Really? So the insane psychopathic criminal just hands envelopes full of money to pay people to commit crimes against others and the insane fuck doesn’t even know his henchmen’s names? Seriously?

    • Espiando

      Welcome to the world of Implausible Deniability.

  • DamOTclese2

    “…I have never had a Texas bank account…”

    Not under his name, no, however the insane crook *did* have a house in Texas, the so-called “Rabbit Hunters” uncovered a Scientology safe house run by Miscaviage during the so-called “sporgery” criminal investigations for Scientology’s computer crimes. The FBI field offices in Houston cracked the safe house open and followed-up one of the Scientology criminals that was tailed to a secondary residential office where that individual was nabbed for having a falsified driving license.

    Miscaviave is a liar.

  • DamOTclese2

    “I do not have any employees, servants, or agents in Texas…”

    Yeah, the insane fuck “fired” them after the lawsuit against his henchmen was filed. The insane psychopath threw his own goons under the bus and let them face the music alone.

    • Espiando

      You know that you can edit your posts so that you don’t post four times in a row, right?

      • DamOTclese2

        You know you don’t have to post idiot stupidity, you can keep your fucking yip closed now, right?

        • Espiando

          I’m not the stupid idiot who posted five messages in a row (and six out of seven) when I found something else to write about. So why don’t you cut off your hands to stop yourself from doing that in the future?

          • Mooser

            I must admit, Espiando, you have a tendency to make immoderate and profane replies, although it pains me to say it.

            I make it a policy to always answer people as if they were holding me out a sixth story window by my ankles.

            • Guest

              LOL, this is a wise policy!

              But keep in mind Espiando is a lulzfag, and is hard-wired to piss people off.

            • Nevermore

              Yeah, but as the recipient of many a childhood beating (and I mean beating, not just a bit of corporal punishment) and living at the mercy of a control freak I kind of see where he comes from.

            • Les

              I kinda see it too, but if we want him to be happy, he needs to have some behaviours criticized

            • Espiando

              What a coincidence. I approach things like I’m the one holding the person out of the six-story window by their ankles. I’m also having flashes to John Cleese saying “Sorry. I’m sorry. I’m so very, very sorry.” in A Fish Called Wanda.

            • Robert Eckert

              And I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander in the future.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniUNdVZvH4

          • EnthralledObserver

            Message police…

          • sugarplumfairy

            You need smacked.. You obviously weren’t disciplined enough as a child.. Or you’re just an ass.. A lot of your posts are valuable.. I don’t get this mean streak of yours.. When in Rome, dude.. And this ain’t WWE.. calm down or be prepared for further reprimand.. Imma ride your bitchy ass..

            • Espiando

              In point of fact, I was too disciplined as a child. Physically, psychologically, you name it. There’s a fine line between discipline and abuse, and the two people I was given to at six weeks of age crossed it with regularity.

              To simply put it, I’m an ass, and I love being that way. And any of you reprimanding me…it’s like being threatened by the Easter Bunny. Ride me like a pony, SPF. I’ll give you the buck of your life.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Just imagine how much more of an arse you would have been without that discipline then, eh?

            • Espiando

              Yeah, I probably would have done something like impregnate some woman five times, then take a job that forces me away from home for weeks at a time, abandoning said woman with said kids…

            • EnthralledObserver

              Well, if you must know, it was seven times…

            • sugarplumfairy

              then you know how it feels to be on the receiving end of a mean comment.. it ain’t right no matter who does it..

              You may be an ass, but you’re our ass.. And when you’re mean we wanna disown you..at least i do.. ok, I’m dropping it now..

              Btw, Bet I could hang on for at least eight seconds..

            • Espiando

              I bet you could. You have the most incongruous handle on here. Sugar Plum Fairy my ass. You’re more like Technical Fairy First Class (Google “Private Snafu” to get the reference; you really need to be a cartoon cognoscenti to get that one). You are definitely a tough cookie.

              Maybe I’m just a contrarian at heart. When I see an anti-smoking ad on TV, I light up, even if I have one lit. When I see people try to enforce PC and Mandatory Niceness, that’s when I throw a grenade into the bouquet. Even my tastes in music correspond to my attitude; I gravitate to the abrasive and/or unfashionable.

              And I was trying to be nice at the beginning of this thread. Please note who posted the first insult. I was simply responding and escalating, as is my wont. You don’t poke a stick at a polar bear and expect to come away with all of your limbs, right?

            • EnthralledObserver

              To put it simply, you’re the kind of person who likes telling people what to do, but doesn’t like to be told… hypocritical much?

            • Espiando

              Not hypocrisy at all. Just an inculcation based on education and an overcompensating ego that whatever “rules” you follow in society don’t apply to me, so I don’t bother with them. I don’t care whose egos I bruise. I’m a rather benign version of (cross out as appropriate) Hitler/Stalin/Miscavige. I believe it’s called Raskolnikov Syndrome. It’s my particular manifestation of the variant of Type II Bipolar Disorder that I have.

              Here’s the scary part: until some good medications came along ten years or so ago, I was worse.

            • Mark

              You should meditate. It does wonders.

            • Espiando

              I get bored too easily.

            • Mark

              That’s the most common complaint. Or restless, fidgety. Everyone has those complaints to a certain degree. But everyone benefits.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Oh, so this is a chemical thing… not a self indulgent bravado. Gottcha. Maybe it all turned out for the best then, eh?

            • Espiando

              Well, I haven’t paralyzed billions of beings, hauled them to a faraway planet on Space DC-8s, blew them up inside volcanoes (that didn’t exist yet), then paralyzed their Space Cooties with glycol and alcohol in order to program them with mental commands. So maybe it did turn out for the best.

            • EnthralledObserver

              I was talking about the semi-abusive parents and the poor woman who might have had to deal with you, but ho hum, however you see things.

            • Espiando

              Oh, come on, I’m being nice right now…

            • EnthralledObserver

              I’ve warmed to you… but doesn’t really mean I’d like to take you home as a pet just yet.

            • Mark

              Many people may be less tough, Espiando, but there is such a thing as soft power

            • Espiando

              Power equals force times velocity. First-year Newtonian mechanics, Mark.

            • Mark

              Human equations are less intuitive than pure physics. Soft power runs the world.

            • Espiando

              Pure physics runs the universe.

            • EnthralledObserver

              He doesn’t understand the power of women… he doesn’t swing that way.

            • Espiando

              I do so understand women. They’re the men with bumps on their chests and no dingle-dangle between their legs, right?

            • EnthralledObserver

              lol – yes… yes, that’s right.

            • Mark

              I keep forgetting about that. The nuances we miss in exchange for gloabal interconnection.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Indeed.

            • sugarplumfairy

              Lol.. (I know how you love that..) “… Technical Fairy is a crass, unshaven, cigar-smoking miniature G.I. whose fairy wings bear the insignia of a Technical Sergeant…When he appears, he grants Snafu’s wishes, most of which involve skipping protocol or trying to do things the quick and sloppy way…Technical Fairy transforms Private Snafu into the superhero Snafuperman, who takes bungling to a super-powered level through his carelessness..” I love it..

            • Mark

              That’s brutal. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been, and you rose above it with your amazing academic achievements.

  • DamOTclese2

    “Just for fun, we looked up the penalty for perjury in Texas, and as a
    Class A misdemeanor, it’s up to a year in jail and a fine of $4,000.”

    The insane crook would just tell the Judge that he never actually wrote the declaration that was signed with his name, that it was a forgery, of *course* he does business in Texas.

    • WildaBeast

      We should hope to be so lucky – to put him in a position where he either has to open himself up to the lawsuit, or be charged with perjury AND be open to the suit. If that actually happened I’d cheer myself hoarse – but it doesn’t seem likely, unfortunately.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    I think Miscavige’s lawyers have had a hard time with Miscavige. I imagine they insisted, vehemently, against his wishes, that he submit this declaration. Debbie Cook filed a counterclaim against the RTC last year, the RTC never objected to jurisdiction since the lawsuit was settled within days of the counterclaim (I believe). Miscavige is so adverse to testifying, he has settled whenever there is even a remote possibility of his testimony. Now that he has signed this declaration, he has made the issue of his connection to Texas a matter of factual dispute in Monique’s case. I don’t see how the court can simply accept the Declaration and dismiss Miscavige from the lawsuit, there has to be some sort of evidentiary hearing on this matter, where Ray Jeffrey has the right to cross-examine Miscavige and impeach his declaration. At the very least, Ray Jeffrey has to have the right to submit an opposition brief with declarations that impeach Miscavige.

    I hope that the fact Jeffrey represented Marrick and Arnold doesn’t cause a conflict of interest. He has to subpoena them, knowing that there is an NDA of some sort in place. The subpoena could be seen as adverse to their interests, and that could cause a conflict. Nonetheless, Ray Jeffrey has more street smarts than 99% of attorneys I have observed, and I just know he has this figured out. I also know that Miscavige has put himself personally on the hot seat, and I bet his attorneys have no idea what a trap they are in. This is because a perjurer not only lies to the court, they lie to their attorney as well.

    • pronoia

      Weren’t some of the squirrel busters from Texas? I am thinking particularly of the short lady with the smile and the crazy crazy eyes. It shouldn’t be too hard for someone like Ray Jeffrey to depose her and others of her sort and to get them to trip over the truth, no matter how hard they try to hide it.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I wonder if the term “ecclesiastical leader” means anything in a court of law. I would assume Missy Miscavige chose that exact term to describe himself as it implies he is only in charge of, y’know, ecclesiastical matters.

    (Of course, in the Church of Scientology, ecclesiastical matters are exactly what is described in Monique Rathbun’s complaint!)

    • DamOTclese2

      I wonder if the insane psychopath thinks anybody can call themselves a “ecclesiastical leader”and avoid the consequences of one’s criminal actions.

    • Nevermore

      I doubt it means much in a court. But as few places agree that $ciloonery is a religion, he probably feels the need to tell everyone that he s head of a {church} at every opportunity he gets.

  • Gordon Freeman

    Didn’t Bert Leahy directly implicate the CoS in this, including overhearing a phone conversation between one of the sciloons and Miscarriage himself? If so, why not subpoena him and get his testimony?

    • 1subgenius

      I suspect this will happen.

  • Jgg2012

    His affidavit is a bit of smoke and mirrors. Noriega never set foot in the US when he committed acts (laundering of money) that harmed Americans. If a corporation CEO sends defective products into a state, or runs false ads there, he has contacts that make him amenable to jurisdiction even if he did not physically set foot there.

  • GlibWog

    I did NOT say the ” BUCK STOPS HERE! ”

    I said, ” DUCK HERE COMES A CLEAR ! ”
    Duh stoooooooooopid Wogs

    • Robert Eckert

      But is it a motherfucking Clear?

      • GlibWog

        bawwwwwwwwhahahahhaha I was trying to stay clean…
        But yours is better..hahaha

      • ze moo

        A clear with Orange sauce….yum, yum….

  • Imagica

    Great! Now we can photoshop his signature on Burger King applications lol, I doubt they’d want to hire him though lol.

    • kickingit101

      No, send the Westboro Baptist Church a that a boy from him. Have it posted in the local paper. LOL

  • Rob

    So I’m sure COB had _nothing_ to do with OSA in Texas:

    (from alt.religion.scientology)
    __________________________

    At that time (September 20, 2001) Cathy Norman was the Director of Special Affairs for Scientology Texas. As the local OSA representative, part of her “hat duties” include taking pictures and making daily/weekly reports “uplines” to OSA LA and Int. The photos are intended as documentary information which is shared across the OSA Network. The information is stored in a computer.

    Cathy Norman becomes unhappy when one or more persons carrying signs which say “Who is Xenu? … because it is considered to be an “attack upon Scientology” according to Hubbard’s and OSA’s policies.

    And, accordingly, an “attack” results in her “stats” going down. She is required to do the things she does, i.e., to take pictures, to report the “incident” to her seniors in LA and Int, and to write reports to her seniors with things she has done or is doing to “handle” such a “situation”.

  • Jgg2012

    “we’ve talked personally with two men who told us the opposite…Paul Marrick and Greg Arnold, and last fall we interviewed them…we learned that the lawsuit had been settled,”
    Ray Jeffrey was their lawyer, so he knows this very well. And Miscavige (in all likelihood) would not have settled so quickly if he never had anything to do with them and never asked them to stalk Broeker in Texas. Now he wants a court to believe that he has nothing to do with Texas, or Monique’s stalking.

  • marti

    “and my address is 1710 Ivar Ave. Los Angeles, California 90028.”

    Is that the address where he receives his birthday cards?

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      He wasn’t born. He was hatched. But you can send him “Happy Hatch Day” cards.

      • Observer

        I always assumed he was found under a cabbage.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          larfing

          • Sandy

            THDNE – when my hub does that, I usually go into the back bedroom until it’s over. Once he has solved “whatever the problem is” life returns to normal …

            ;o)

            • Mooser

              When I got married I made my wife a sacred promise. “We may have very few material objects” I promised, on band-aided knee, “but all those we do have will be of the cheapest quality!” And I have kept this promise for 24 years!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Oooh, that is what I do whenever Mr. Nuts has to install a ceiling fan or do anything that requires him to get under the sink.
              I don’t even know WHO that person is!!!!

          • Observer

            A friend of mine was trying to set up some furniture, and, alarmed by the sounds coming from the room, his wife asked if he needed help. “I need a grief counselor!” was his reply. That still cracks me up.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            You got all the good gadgets now. Still love that coffeemaker.
            (I am such a hick at heart)

            • Espiando

              If it wasn’t for the fact that you’re attracted to Mister BTN, and I’d probably be as well (because of your ineffable good taste), I’d probably make a play for you by starting a conversation with the line, “Do you know I have two Keurigs?”

            • Missionary Kid

              I almost betray my Swedish heritage by not drinking coffee. I’ve had maybe 3 cups in my entire life, and the last was about 50 years ago in New Orleans.

              I’m happy that way because to me, coffee drinkers are surely addicted, and spend an inordinate amount of time and money searching for the perfect, or even a good cup.

              That means I’m unencumbered by Keurigs, coffee makers, filters, etc, etc, the need for a cup first thing in the morning, or the search for the holy grail.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Was it with Beignets at Cafe du Monde?

            • Missionary Kid

              Probably. All I remember is that it was close to the levee. Cafe au lait.
              Edit: It was excellent, but I decided I wasn’t going on a snipe hunt to find a cup as good.

            • Nevermore

              I am British. I drink tea. What is this ‘coffee’ you all speak of??

            • Missionary Kid

              It is a drink that uncivilized people partake of. ;-)

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            You know who to call for help, right? I’m not the damn ghostbusters.

  • Jgg2012

    The Wyoming Non-resident form lists 419 Larchmont Ave. as their address, which is a PO box.

  • Garry Scarff

    LOL. I wonder if DM & WM can be cited for false testimony. They do not live at 1710 Ivar which is a business building.. not even zoned for residential housing.

    • Observer

      Loved your west coast SP party vid!

      • Sandy

        ? did I miss something?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist
          • Sandy

            Thank you both

            • Sandy

              Wow, Mark Bunker is the best

            • WhereIsSHE

              They are ALL the best.
              What I love so much about this video (and so many others) is that you can actually see and SENSE the TRUE AFFINITY and LOVE and RESPECT these people have for each other.
              No forced emotions.
              No hidden agendas.
              No robotic stares.
              No emply eyes.
              No desparation.
              No fear.
              Just complete and utterly beautiful human connection.

            • Eivol Ekdal

              Don’t you wanna give Bunker big cuddles?

          • Eivol Ekdal

            more from the SP Party, Steve Hassan and Paulette Cooper…
            http://vimeo.com/72112997

        • Observer

          On OCMB there’s a thread about the West Coast SP party hosted by Tory with a video shot by Smurf.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1H700wXO2M#t=261

  • media_lush

    I felt a disturbance in the force….. a few minutes later I found this…..

    • Rob

      I guess that means I have to refresh. Damn.

    • Observer

      He’d kill Scientology in half the time Davey will. I seriously doubt Tom Cruise manages anything himself, and his behavior after he gave Pat Kingsley the boot is an example of why.

      • Claude

        A 6th grader would do a better job than Miscavige.

        • Observer

          True, but I’m pretty sure a 2nd grader could do better than TC.

          • Casabeca

            So right!

      • media_lush

        I think all of Tony’s Sunday Funnies posts combined would pale into insignificance compared to the lulz if Tommy Girl actually attempted to do this…. there wouldn’t be enough popcorn in the world!

        • kickingit101

          Or beer, we would need lots of beer, popcorn, and nachos for that show.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Shouldn’t this be “I’ll be A COB?”

    • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

      As Lawrence Wright has stated, a Scientology reckoning is coming and it’s celebrities have a moral responsibility to confront the abuses of their church. Tony’s “Open Letter to Tom Cruise” will be an implacable tell-tale heart, to which Cruise must respond, or go mad in virtual isolation, his heart pounding in his ears.

      • WhereIsSHE

        Is it “wrong” that I hope he goes “mad in virtual isolation”?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I, for one, am good with that.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Me, too

        • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

          No. But a genuine public admission of how deluded he has been, and how sorry he is, would be delicious. But I’m not holding my breath.

    • Guest

      This isn’t all that amusing, since Cruise worships Miscavige.

      • media_lush

        “This isn’t all that amusing”

        ….. bollocks!

    • sugarplumfairy

      Maybe the big story is Cruise is leaving co$! but probably that’s the sunburn and loaded lemonade talking..

    • Nevermore

      Seriously, if I could punch that face just once, I’d be a happier woman!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Tomorrow…5 a.m Eastern Standard Time…I will come prepared, but not necessarily awake. I have to admit … I’m a little bit sceered.

    http://i43.tinypic.com/2dlnnth.jpg

    • Casabeca

      Your posts rock, thanks for reminding us to buckle up and wear our helmets ;).

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        I swear I did Not intend to rock the late shift. But there ‘ya go.

        • Casabeca

          You are dedicated and we love it!

    • marti

      “What it Was, Was Football” Griffith

    • marti

      Is that your hubby?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      LOL, this sucks. I am going to the Webster Flea Market tommorrow and there is no way I am getting up at 5am unless:
      A. I have to catch a plane.
      B. I just happen to still be up (not bloody likely)

      • Mark

        If A and B were combined for me, it would involve a Bloody Mary at the airport

    • Eclipse-girl

      I thought it was 6:00 am, Eastern time, not 5:00 am

      I live in Central time. That means it is 1 hr earlier and I do not think I can do that.
      I highly doubt my insomnia will kick in.

      Love the photo.

      • marti

        Have your coffee perked by 5:55 am Central.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Hey, The alarm goes off at 6:00 am CST. I do not need coffee. I never learned to like the flavor, way too bitter. I may need some toothpicks to help prop the eyes open.

          • Espiando

            I usually wake up at 4AM CT to go to work. If I don’t have coffee ready within five minutes of forcing myself out of bed, I’m ready to go full Xenu on the universe.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              I wake up at 6:36 am (yes, exactly, I have the timing down better than a UPS time and motion study) to go work in another county by 8am sharp. If I don’t have coffee first thing………….Well lets just say CST should have built bigger and badder fuckin’ vaults!

            • Eclipse-girl

              Fine, come and build a stupid vault in Wis. According to the maps of yesterday Wisconsin will remain relatively intact after the earthquakes split this continent. I was rather pleased that Chicago was sort of invaded with Scilons, but for whatever reason, we had get those miscreants to a minimum in Madison, and the rest of Wis.

            • Espiando

              Trust me, the Scilon “invasion party” would make a 50s Z-grade SF movie (think Robot Monster) look like D-Day. Once Dave and Sindy left…well, Dominic is sorta like Ro-Man, out there virtually by himself, with only radio communication from his Ro-Boss for solace. It’s not Clearwater By The Lake here, you know.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Yeah, but we have hunters and winter. Just try it in Wisconsin.

              (We have legalized wolf hunting last year, and bear hunting has been legal for a long time.)

            • Espiando

              Admittedly true. Get outside of Madison or Milwaukee, and the combination of hick hunters with lots of guns and even more beer makes life hazardous for Scilons. Or anyone who isn’t wearing Packers gear, for that matter.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Green and Gold. That will save your life. God, I hope I don’t come off as a inbred.

              Blue and Orange, or Purple and yellow could get you killed

            • Espiando

              Every time I cross the border, I have a decision to make. Wear green and gold and potentially save my life, or refuse to do so to keep my self-respect as a born-and-bred Bears fan. I might save my life by doing the former, but I’ll want to slit my wrists later.

            • Mark

              A Packer fan has far more to fear in Chicago, than a Bears fan does in Green Bay. Wisconsinites are nice.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I think so too. I am sucker for the midwest because we are polite and nice to strangers. But Packer Sunday in local bars can be hard on the stranger. Share some cheese curds, buy a round for your friends, eat a brat, and you got friends in the bar. I fully admit, I would NOT wear Green and Gold in Chicago unless it was a Packer bar. I think there are two of them

              Welcome Mark.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Aussies not welcome…? :(

            • Eclipse-girl

              Of course you are,but I do not know a damn think about australian rules football

              Welcome to the discussion. american football starts next monday.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Aussie rules is not really my thing either… haha. And I only know Rugby League because my 11 year old son has played for two years.
              Green and Gold are Australia’s traditional ‘sporting’ colours… for Olympics, Commonwealth Games, World Champs, etc… I wasn’t being serious. ;)

            • Eclipse-girl

              Hey, this is a nice place. I learned something new about Australia’s “sporting colors” Now If i could just get fresh oysters from Hawkesbury River….

            • EnthralledObserver

              I agree… one does indeed learn a lot coming here. :)

            • Nevermore

              I’m a Steelers girl, where can I drink?? ;-)

            • Eclipse-girl

              In Wisconsin, if you are old enough, anywhere. We do try to be polite and kind to people. I do not know Chicago well enough to help you out on that one.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Compeletely understand. I would advice going non conference.

            • Mark

              Unless it’s deer hunting season!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              See, you say “green and gold” and all I can think of is the Mormon dance ball.
              SEE WHAT UTAH DID TO ME!!!!

            • Eclipse-girl

              I have only visited Utah to see the national parks. DH has an issue of not having coffee or Caffeine in the AM. Please elaborate on the Green and gold of Utah.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Green and gold is the Mormon yearly Dance or “Ball”.
              The national parks are phenomenal there. They picked a great state to confiscate.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Yes, they did. Still a bit sad about that one. The land is amazing. Really, really enjoyed Zion and would like to go back to all the parks.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              I hiked the Zion Nnarrows as a teenager. 20 of the most awesome miles of my life. I miss it there.

            • Eclipse-girl

              We did a few miles in the water. (I was bare foot and refused to get my good leather hiking boots wet). I would love to repeat the hike with my Tevas and go as far as possible. We can dream, can’t we?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Did you get to the part where you could touch the narrows with your hands? OH my God………so awesome. I had a backpack on with some sodas in it and had to swim through part of it and forgot they were on my back. I darn near drowned. A friend fished me out with a branch.
              It was great.

            • Eclipse-girl

              The water runs differently at different seasons. We went in July or Aug. Me, the DH and 12 / 13 yr old teen. I was the slow one once we got to all water. I would not recommend hiking in bare feet. But my boots are still in good shape, The Dh replaced his 2 yrs ago.

            • kickingit101

              I used to wear my KC Chiefs jersey and my Mizzou Football jersey to get people’s goat all across the country. I enjoy good ol fashion rivalry.

            • Nevermore

              Grrr, too early, did not mean to post here!

            • Mark

              Wisconsin… where orange is the color of choice, since camouflage can get you accidentally shot

            • Eclipse-girl

              Only during DEER season.

  • Guest

    I hope Mr. Jeffery has a copy of this map of the church management control structure:

    http://www.exposescientology.com/corp/scientology-organizational-structure-charts.pdf

  • kickingit101

    Looks like the mental midget brought checkers to Marty and Monique’s chess match. You got to love it when they do that.

    • kickingit101

      I have been lurking for a couple of months. Trying to learn about The Church of Conocology since Leah left. I am a substance abuse counselor as well as a nurse so wanting to make sure I was properly educated about this religion if I get a client. The “Church” is a cult, no 2 ways about it. I believe people can believe what they want but what I have read and watched is classic cult behavior. I have participated in deprogramming people that were indoctrinated in cults. It is very sad to see what can happen to their bright futures all at the hands of a mad man.

      • Sunny Sands

        Welcome, kickingit101.

      • Guest

        Awesome to have you around, kickingit!

        I’m sure your particular expertise can bring a lot of insight and wisdom to Tony’s Bunker!!

        Thanks for your post!

      • Casabeca

        Wow, another super-smart Bunkerite! Welcome kickingit101.

      • EnthralledObserver

        Yes, welcome kickingit101… we’ll be pleased to have your pov.

      • nottrue

        welcome

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I love it when lurkers join in the fun.
        And I LOVE Leah, too.
        Welcome to our club. Very few of us bite, but we got a couple of growlers.
        If they bother you, let me know and I will loan you the bear spray.
        (No offense to the bears!!!)

      • Eclipse-girl

        Hi there, Welcome.

        It is a good group. Occasionally someone may get on you nerves. Treat it like a big party and walk away from that person

        My best friend used to be a Alcohol and other Drug counselor in a HS. Hated Narconon.

        • kickingit101

          Yes we had a professor who taught us about Narconon but never said it was attached to The Church of Conocology. She took them to task. Perhaps she did not know they were attached to the church.

          • Eclipse-girl

            My friend is very skeptical of most things in this particular realm including 12 step programs.

            • kickingit101

              Depending on the group you get in with they can also be somewhat of a cult. As I am not an addict or an alcoholic it is somewhat hard for me to understand the addictive mind as intimately as those who suffer from it. The meetings and people can replace the drugs but still be extremely addictive and destructive.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I come from an addictive gene pool. I am closer to an addictive mind than some. My friend had reports of abuse between sponsors and new people. I have done one week at ?center city, Minn in hazelton to do a “family program”. Not for anything recent but for childhood issues

            • kickingit101

              Those types of things happen all the time. That is one of the reasons that I focus on finding a program that works for the individual and I always educate them about the addictive mind and the addictive personality. I have them at detox and beginning inpatient. I can not tell you the number of times I have had someone come back to detox and when I ask them what happened they tell of getting in with the wrong NA or AA group or sponsor.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Cool. I agree it does. My friend wanted the best for her kids, but didn’t have leverage. She understood the need for a HS or sober dorms in colleges / uni. She was worried because I did find some comfort in AlAnon. She didn’t want me to get sucked in. I just needed to tell my story. After a while it gets old, and you need to get on with life.

            • kickingit101

              Yes you can only mentally masturbate and verbally ejaculate your story so many times before it seems more like you are living in the past instead of planning for the future.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Best comment all day!

              Disclaimer:
              OK, I haven’t read them all………..sue me!

            • kickingit101

              It is what my oldest son calls a “Heatherism” I have told him this for most of his teenage years.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              LOL, I have a friend who has said to me: Don’t be a Heather!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Whoops, apparently “said friend” thinks I am being a “Heather”.
              And here I thought I was just funny!

            • Eclipse-girl

              Maybe they are getting their stats early?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              This person’s stats don’t go up-lines unless you are like, in a dendrite rich environment (which I personally think we are)
              They are just telling me that I am an asshat.
              But I am NO GRANT CARDONE I tell ya!!!

            • Eclipse-girl

              Now I have to google Grant Cardone.

            • EnthralledObserver

              noooooo… don’t do it! for you own good.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Too Late. UGH, what a sad human being

            • EnthralledObserver

              Don’t ever say I didn’t try to save you…

            • Eclipse-girl

              I know you did. I will remember that. TY for your attempt.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              did you get the “rap” video he and his bot wife did? that is epic~!!

            • Eclipse-girl

              Need the link. Its getting too late to look for it. Besides it an early morning tomorrow.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Will find it for you later. I am sure the anons got it on wwp. He had it taken of You Tube but it is on the Russia site now I think.
              Remind me.

            • Eclipse-girl

              No Problem. and Thanks.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Yipes, I missed that one… I hope you locate it, I gotta see that!

            • Mark
            • Bury_The_Nuts

              She is classy!!! she just has not patience with nut scratchers!

            • Eclipse-girl

              ty for the lulz

            • GlibWog

              Ugh Puke Meh Spit… carry on

            • monkeyknickers

              Every couple weeks I go to Grant’s wiki page and edit his bio to include that he’s OT8. Every time it’s removed. Very proud of his 400k product, isn’t he. The dick.

              I’m not sure when I first felt compelled to do this, with everything else I COULD be doing, like hustling music and putting beans on the table. Oh yes now I remember – it was when he and his asshole wife tried to be all ghetto and badass and did some karaoke to an eminem song looking like assholes.

              :)

            • kickingit101

              LOL, It was funny. I have several different sayings and since my name is Heather, my 16 year old has dubbed them “Heatherisms” I live in Upstate New York but was born and raised in Missouri. So I take people by surprise up here on a regular basis with some of my sayings and comments.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Where in Upstate? I was born and raised in a suburb of Roch. I know the finger lakes pretty and the Adirodoacks a bit. Hopefully you are in the pretty parts of Upstate.

            • kickingit101

              Syracuse, NY

            • Eclipse-girl

              The ironic thing is that I am an atheist, and she believes in a higher power.

              Love her to death. Hope to bike ride 62 miles with her next week

              Welcome. Its a good community. If someone gets on your ass, my method is to be polite and walk away. Let it wash away. Its a one off . Even Indies are treated with respect.

      • GlibWog

        Welcome, Welcome Welcome.. Don’t believe everything that is said about me behind my back..hahahhahahhahaa ( Unless it is good of course..) So glad that you joined us Kicking…xo

      • Mooser

        “in the hands of a mad-man”

        Most of them don’t ever meet the head guy, do they? They deal with under mad man, who then send the cash up to Masczvige?

        • kickingit101

          Depends on the cult. Jim Jones had his followers with him, David Koresh had his followers around him, Charles Manson had his people around him just to name a few. The “God” complex and the megalomaniacal ego of the leader is stroked by keeping people under control, especially in the beginning. That is how you usually find the inner circle, most are usually there at the beginning or are a family member of an original member.

    • marti

      “brought checkers to Marty and Monique’s chess match”

      Ecellent.

  • sizzle8

    Since RTC issues programs, orders, targets, etc and has reps in orgs and missions, including Texas, then Miscavige is doing business there.

    • EnthralledObserver

      I’m just so curious (not to mention perplexed) at how RTC and David Makemerich are going to refute this…

      • sizzle8

        Yup. Don’t forget that RTC has to license the use of the materials and the trademarks for all those entities. And doesn’t RTC collect money from them?

        • EnthralledObserver

          That’s how I understood it. But I’m a never in, and my info comes from The Bunker and other anti-$ci sites, so I defer to those more knowledgeable for confirmation.

  • N. Graham

    A few things cut out of Miscavige’s statement:

    Furthermore, when I went to Texas in 2009, I took California oxygen with me. have never breathed Texas oxygen.

    I have never availed myself of the privilege of conducting slave labor in Texas.

    I have never committed a tort in whole or in part in Texas, only in California. And there it wasn’t that many torts, only felonies.

    (I like how my spell checker always tries to correct Miscavige to ‘miscarriage’ as in, of course, ‘miscarriage of justice.’)

  • Tron Javolta

    “I have never availed myself of the privilege of conducting activities within the State of Texas. I have not made any purposeful contacts with the State of Texas seeking any benefit, advantage, or profit, and have not otherwise availed myself of the benefits and protection of Texas law.”
    And yet …
    “In April 2009 I traveled (sic) to Texas to officiate at the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Dallas.”
    Forgive my unenlightened wog brain, but being the “ecclesiastical leader” of the church of Scientology, wouldn’t having a church in Dallas constitute as “conducting activities within the State of Texas”? I know that the shadowy RTC pretends to be a non-profit organisation which disassociates itself from any of it’s churches or followers who end up in the proverbial shit, but this faux-pas seems too obvious to ignore.
    Good gravy, Davey… I’m looking forward to seeing how you worm out of this one. Can’t wait to see the Rathbuns give you a big serve of justice-pie. Game on…

    • EnthralledObserver

      “justice-pie” sounds satisfying.

    • Mark

      Plus he has filed legal proceedings before in Texas regarding the McPherson estate, filed in East Texas district I think

    • scnethics

      All Jeffrey has to do is put ANY scientology staff member from Dallas Org on the stand and ask them what “command intention” means. If something is “command intention”, it means David Miscavige ordered it, and that order automatically overrides any other order. Moreover, you better get that order done or it’s your ass! It’s hilarious that Miscavige has so stepped in shit with this declaration!

      • Liz

        RTC
        Has direct control of OSA Texas
        Has direct control of Criminon Texas
        Has direct control of Narconon Texas
        Has direct control of CC Dallas

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Nite all!

    • EnthralledObserver

      nite

    • kickingit101

      Good night

    • Eclipse-girl

      Sleep well

    • sugarplumfairy

      see you bright and early!

      • SopranoAscends

        sugarplumfairy, I’ve a question about your moniker. Is it after John Lennon’s counting off the metre for Day in the Life? On one of the out-takes from the Anthology discs, I heard it.

        • sugarplumfairy

          No, but your question makes me want to search for that and have a listen.. I danced sugarplumfairy in the Nutcracker for 3 seasons in high school.. Fairy became a nickname..

  • aurora50

    Re: Declaration #2.

    I just read Debbie Cook’s email for the first time.

    (I am not a Scientologist, just interested observer.)

    Her comments are very ‘jargon heavy’ but I understand them to state that Mr Miscavige has over time obliterated the leadership structure set up by Mr Hubbard before his death.

    Could this current lack of institutional leadership, per the organization’s founding documents, be behind the peculiar way his assertion of leadership is made?

    • Espiando

      No. This is what happens when a psychotic, repressed man-child is given a couple of billion dollars to play with and no rules to stop him.

      He’s living my dream.

      • Mark

        Your unique dream of having a billion USD?

        • EnthralledObserver

          I think it might have been the ‘no rules’ thing that excited him most… ;)

          • Mark

            I figured that, kind of alarming

          • Mark

            Perhaps he is like Dexter on HBO

            • EnthralledObserver

              *shudders*

      • Mark

        The irony, Espiando, is that you seem obsessed with all the rules, and most of us never think about them. What dominates your consciousness is a free zone for most people.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Jargon is hard to decipher. It has taken me weeks and I still don’t get most of it. Ask for help. Usually someone will help

      • aurora50

        Is there a reputable on-line dictionary for it all?

        • N. Graham

          It’s difficult when you use the words “reputable” in regards to Scientology, but try this:

          http://www.bible.ca/scientology-dictonary-terms.htm

        • Eclipse-girl

          I thought they had their own dictionary with messed up LRH definitions

        • Mark

          Honesty, the best dictionary for all the scientology confusion is Tony Ortega’s blog, starting with his previous blog at the Village Voice when he was Editor in Chief. Best stuff you can find anywhere.

        • Mark

          You can always just ask here, too. You will be answered quickly, by prominent ex-scientologists in most cases.

        • aurora50

          You have all been very kind; I appreciate it.

          What I find remarkable in exploring this story so far, is the resilience, intelligence, compassion and loyalty to their fellows exhibited by so many former members of the COS. There must be something to the fundamentals of the teachings, for so many to have weathered terrible times with such grace.

          • Mark

            I have to stop you there. Their teachings didn’t help them weather terrible times. Rather, their teachings put them in terrible times. Their teachings are the source of their terrible times. Any grace is by their own intrinsic nature, and human goodness, as opposed to the evil of the inventor of Scientology, who was intrinsically evil.

            • aurora50

              Ah. Well.
              Had not come across that data yet.

              Watched the Lawrence Wright interview at the LBJLibrary in Austin and have his book on hold (am 29th in line).

              What perplexed him, and me, and your comment only intensifies, is what was it then that attracted so many fine people in the first place?

              and why did so many stay for so long?

              was it the working together, with love? where is love, in the theology of the COS?

            • Liz

              Oh aurora, it’s so much worse than you can imagine.

              Sympathy and compassion are considered a weakness in this group. They abandon their sick and needy. They cherish the rapid death of those with cancer, since illness is embarrassing, and evidence that their “tech” doesn’t work.

            • aurora50

              Are you speaking about those still in the COS?

              As distinguished from those who have left and are still ‘working’ the methods?

              As I noted above, I appreciate you all taking the time to help me understand. It is now bedtime, but I will return here when time is available, to learn more.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Get a good night’s sleep.

            • Liz

              That was OSA

            • Liz

              Aha, an avid need to distinguish between corp and indies, fascinating.

              Nice try OSA

            • Sidney18511

              There was something a little “off” about het/his post. I was thinking the same thing.

            • Liz

              Ya. it was off, and the timing is awkward, OSA should know better

            • Liz

              Wait a minute… did you just say:

              “Had not come across that data yet.”

              Why do you talk like that?

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              (I was wondering about that meself…)

            • Cheryl

              When English isn’t your first language it can affect the way you construct sentences etc…

            • Les

              Who are you defending? Aurora?

            • Cheryl

              Not defending anyone , couldn’t really understand what was going on and was just making a suggestion for why the way tey wrote was a bit off,but it seems that you all think she is here under false pretences. Is it a fishing exercise or something? I’ve only been looking at this blog for a couple of weeks so don’t know if this sort of thing happens a lot.

            • Les

              No worries, Cheryl – I’ve been looking at this blog for years, and even I don’t know! We are always vigilant against possible OSA, but I hope that doesn’t make it offensive or uncomfortable for nice people like you to post here!

            • Cheryl

              I find all of it very interesting. I’ve mentioned it before so sorry if im boring anyone, but i only started looking for info on scientology after a ‘discussion’ with a friend a few months ago about Tom Cruise. I think you in the US are much more informed than we are in the UK.
              It’s an open forum so I guess anyone could be posting even DM, we have a cartoon over here called DangerMouse and I always see him when anyone posts his initials. I also see Top Cat when anyone posts T C, don’t know why. If I was clever I could make one of those pictures that people post, but I’m not.

            • aurora50

              It’s how I think…was a hard science major. Also, affiliated with a Gurdjieff group for a most of my adult years…

              Don’t really understand your question, though.
              Now, it is bedtime.

            • Liz

              I am hard science too. We don’t talk like that.

            • Liz

              Aurora,

              Come back tomorrow, this place is so fun, and changes every day!

            • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

              If you were truly familiar with the “hard sciences,” you would not have used the term “data.” Were it actually appropriate, you would know that the proper use is “those data.”

            • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

              You will find neither love or compassion in the “theology” of LRH, dianetics, or scientology. If wright’s book was not available, there are numerous other such books if you were indeed interested. Who knows, there might even be something on the internet that would be informative.

          • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

            Then you have not yet read enough.

    • Mark

      The corporation is not vulnerable at all, since the chairman imprisoned the president

    • Les

      Hey, if you’re not really OSA, maybe you’re inside SO or exec or whatever, but don’t take the offense here personally! We really just want you to be happy and free out of the cult! Post here, and spar with us, you are always welcome.

  • media_lush

    Kirstie watch…. she’s obviously talking about her pet dog but it let me to wonder what scions think about pets…. do dog/cats have thetans, for example?…. as scions are supposed to search for new meat bodies and so on I wonder if the Hubster dealt with pets and what happens when they die – given how much crap he wrote I’m sure he must have dealt with this, no?

    • Sydjazz

      Maybe hubbard came back as kirsties dog lol

    • Eclipse-girl

      She really is stupid. Certain birds and some reptiles (tortises come to mind) have very long life spans and their care should be planned for.

  • Sydjazz

    Can’t wait for today tonight. Or whatever channel this is on at 5am

  • EnthralledObserver

    Housework calls… I better do it now before the 6:30pm mega entertainment is upon us.

  • Liz

    RTC has direct control of OSA Texas, Criminon TX, Narconon TX, and the Dallas Celebrity Centre

    • Tory Christman

      Amen! I worked at Narconon, International for a brief period, but long enough to SEE the “statistics” from around the world come in there, and are then yes, sent up lines to RTC. And “Dave” doesn’t know what’s going on here? Oh pulllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeease. Find a better line of BS, “Davey boy”. Tick Tock! Tory/Magoo

      • Les

        Tory,

        I read somewhere that the local DSA/OSA reported to Int, as opposed to local, and the same for Narconon… did you directly or indirectly get orders or protocols from RTC?

  • Liz

    Can I get a wake up call for this shindig? Wat it’s 6AM CST?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I believe that is 5am. Just in time for the Farm Report.

      • Liz

        Ouch

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          I’ve got it programmed in to watch :-D

  • Sherbet

    I have a confession to make: I watched “Tropic Thunder” last night, and TC made me laugh. It was so out of character, because he usually plays a stiff. What a hoot. OK, now I return to not liking TC at all.

    • DodoTheLaser

      I found him likable number of times. But that was in the movies.
      Apparently, he is the opposite in real life when it comes to his 3 ex-wives and some scientologists.
      I wish he leaves scientology and devotes himself to movies only already.

      • Sherbet

        I’m nasty enough to want him to go down with the ship.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Everyone deserves a second chance, I think.

          • 0tessa

            Not Miscavige though …

            • DodoTheLaser

              Hard to argue with that…

              He deserves an Introspection Rundown though,
              a la Lisa McPherson. What a nightmare….

              Seriously, I hate when people suffer, even criminals.
              Some crimes are some gruesome – death sentence seems right.

              BUT, if the the offender truly reformed – he or she can serve a society as an example
              of someone who truly changed their ways and the way of thinking.

              Trying to be devil’s advocate here for a second, or rather maintaining my hope in humans.

            • Sherbet

              You’re a good person, Dodo.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I strive to be one, dear Sherbet. Thank you.

          • Sherbet

            If he has the intensity and drive to cling to scientology baloney in his life, then I guess he’s serious enough to reclaim his common sense when/if he leaves the cult. So, you’re right, let’s see what TC and others can do.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Exactly my point. Thank you.

          • Cheryl

            He was quite young and messed up when Mimi Rogers got him into it but in the 90s I read he didn’t have much involvement and Marty Rathbun brought him back in. I could forgive the young brainwashed version , but the older , wiser one who went back, no I can’t. It’s easy to enjoy his performances in films he’s acting a part, he even seems to be acting when interviewed over here on the likes of Graham Norton or Jonathan Ross. We have this nice guy image over here the Scientology one is rarely seen.

            • DodoTheLaser

              True.

            • Johan

              Some grow wiser with age and some just grow older….

      • Sherbet

        What time zone are you in, Dodo? I’m on the East Coast and have insomnia.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Cincinnati time zone.

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            Dodo I simply assumed you were Australian. There’s probably some relevant quote about assumptions, but I don’t know of any.

            • Sherbet

              “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” My sister thinks that’s the height of wittiness.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I am cosmopolitan, Jimmy. Btw, I saw your comment on Kristie, it was pretty funny.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Kind of you to say. Btw, I am “Jvm3″, but changed my name to throw off the OSA. I’m big on paranoid delusions of grandeur.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Oh cool. Welcome! I think you just doxed yourself though.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Oh wtf. I’ll start over tomorrow I guess

            • DodoTheLaser

              Or just worry not. I doxed myself tons, so fucking what.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              I think I’m the only Aussie that spends any amount of time here. I could be wrong though………….

            • Sherbet

              Andrew is a Kiwi. Same neck o’ the woods.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Sort of… we don’t always like to admit it :p
              (I can say that because my Dad is one that came over years ago)

            • DodoTheLaser

              Unex Anon avy guy (Unex Skcus) is Aussie too. So is ESMB’s Emma and few others.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Cool, so I’m not the only one. Good to know I suppose :-D

            • DodoTheLaser

              At this point we (The Underground Bunker) have participants from:

              - USA
              - England
              - Ireland
              - Scotland
              - Australia
              - New Zealand
              - France
              - Norway
              - Sweden
              - Bulgaria
              - Thailand
              - Russia
              - Greece
              - Switzerland
              - Italy
              - Germany
              - Denmark
              - Hungary
              - Romania
              - Spain
              - Mexico
              - Argentina

              In no particular order.

              There are more “lurking” countries.
              Plus, I missed a few, not on purpose.

              Welcome to the club, brother.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Ten says we actually outnumber the amount of Sciloons left in the cult.

              I know us Jedi outnumber them about 10 to 1 :-D

            • Rob Kline

              “All fringe countries from the fringe of the globe.” – Karen Pouw

            • Unex Skcus

              Yeh, mate! Just settling in with a slab of beer.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Fukin A! :)

            • DodoTheLaser

              “Never assume anything” is the best one I know.

            • 0tessa

              Nothing wrong with assumptions, as long as you know they’re just assumptions.

      • Sherbet

        Isn’t that the same as East Coast? Do you work in a dairy or something??!

        • DodoTheLaser

          East Coast it is. I’m just a night owl.

          • Sherbet

            Same here, but 3:34 is ridiculous for me!

      • Unex Skcus

        Hmmm, I thought Oblivion should be consigned to oblivion. Yech.

        • DodoTheLaser

          50/50

    • Lunatic Posse

      I thought he played himself in that one.

      • Sherbet

        So the real TC is foul-mouthed, chubby, and bald, and the scientology stiff is just an illusion? :-D

        • Lunatic Posse

          Could be mocked up, ya never know.

          • Sherbet

            It works! lrh was right!

            • Lunatic Posse

              Seekrit teckness!

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    • Sherbet

      Good morning.

    • Nevermore

      I just made some toast, who wants some??

      • Cheryl

        Off to walk the dog but will have some when I get back, as long as it is incinerated and covered in blackberry jam!!

        • Nevermore

          I’ll have to give it another couple of minutes in the toaster then!

      • 0tessa

        I’m ready for my first coffee.

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          I’m headed for my 3rd of the day :-P

          • 0tessa

            Wow. You beat me.

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              It’s also 6:30 nearly here in the evening, so it’s probably not wise to have a third, but screw it, I’ll be up till late playing Silent Hill later anyways :-D

            • 0tessa

              You must be somewhere in the Far East then?

            • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

              Of Australia? Yes.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Nothing solid till noon for me, then it is a banana for lunch.
        Work started an hour ago for me, I am waiting on two crews to turn up at a customer site in Bristol and Exeter. They are late. I think they have stayed in today to wait for the Bunker Buster today. Meanwhile I wait, ready to pounce remotely from my “Fortress of Squalitude”.

        • Sherbet

          So the British contingent is here, is it?

          • 0tessa

            Also the European continentals.

            • Sherbet

              And the Eastern Time Zone of the US is present and accounted for.

            • 0tessa

              Now we just have to wait for Tony.

        • Unex Skcus

          And an Aussie (or maybe two).

    • 0tessa

      A good day for exciting news!

  • Sherbet

    I’ve been up all night, anyway. I might as well hang on another 1 1/4 hours for Tony’s story.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      what ‘Zone’ are you in Sherb?

      • Sherbet

        East Coast

    • Unex Skcus

      It’s about 10 mins till 6:30pm in Oz, though Tony suggested it may be towards the end of the program.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        They will probably put it on line after the show has aired on broadcast TV.

        • Unex Skcus

          Oh crap… I’m in the country so we end up with with the ‘Regional’ version of Channel 7… and no Today Tonight show. Guess I’ll have to wait till it’s online too.

          • EnthralledObserver

            Oh, ya poor thing… where are you? I’m Central Queensland… on the coast.

            • Unex Skcus

              Mid North Coast NSW… inland from Port Macquarie.

          • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

            Ditto Unex. Pathetic, innit?

      • Sherbet

        Phooey.

  • Sherbet

    Mind the store, folks. I’m going to do some reading for a half hour or so. But, like Ah-nold, “I’ll be back.”

  • EnthralledObserver

    Oh, bugger… I thought it started at 6:30pm… that’s what it said online, but the t.v. says it’s on at 7pm.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Kids NOT happy… they are missing ‘Horrible Histories’ for the cause.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      lol – tell them this is a new show called “Horrible Futures”

  • Eivol Ekdal

    everyone has seen the teaser – correct?
    Well now the show homepage has given a name of the person.

    • Unex Skcus

      No I haven’t. Who is it?

      • Eivol Ekdal
        • Unex Skcus

          Thanks guys (‘n gals?)

          • Krew13

            Guy.

      • Krew13

        “Scientology rescue”

        “Successful singer and dancer Manuela Oliveira moved to America in a bid to realise her Hollywood dream – which has turned into a nightmare.”

  • Krew13

    I’m ready and waiting excitedly for the juicy new story!!!

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Tick Tock

  • DodoTheLaser
  • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist
    • DodoTheLaser

      Holy shit..

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        Indeed

    • Unex Skcus

      The Church of Scientology objects to the participation of Channel 7 in
      staged incidents that seek to manipulate the truth. This entire story is
      a propaganda piece fabricated by a small handful of antireligious
      zealots on the fringes of the Internet.

      • Sherbet

        “Karin Pouw” loves that “fringes of the Internet” thing and is determined to get as much mileage out of it as possible.

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          By the FORCE these people (Scientologists) are disgusting!

        • Mooser

          Does she realise that whole “fringes” thing is faintly anti-Semetic?

        • Nevermore

          Over here, what you over there call ‘bangs’, we call a ‘fringe’.

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        That ol’ line about us Fringe Dwellin’ Internetz geeks again? That’s really getting old.

        How many people will they be allowed to destroy before SOMEONE stops them? FBI? IRS? You guys watching this shit?

  • Sherbet

    Tony, if you’re buying this morning, I’ll have a cheese danish and black decaf.

  • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

    Playing the waiting game now.

    I’d rather play Hungry Hungry Hippo!

  • EnthralledObserver

    4 minutes until it begins… when we getting a new blog post, Tony?

  • marti

    4:58 EST

  • EnthralledObserver

    7pm

  • EnthralledObserver

    ok tt starting

  • EnthralledObserver

    story first up

  • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

    Far out, it’s ridonkulous that I can’t watch this until Channel 7 decide that regional areas should get Today Tonight! Put in a word for us will ya Tony? ;-)

  • Sherbet

    Is there a link or something for the rest of us?

  • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

    EDIT: Oops, go down the page Sherb, I posted the link somewhere down there……

    • Sherbet

      I can’t get anything except the promo. US people, am I doing something wrong?

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        Neither can I at the moment. Give it maybe half an hour?

  • Thetapotata

    No servants in Texas? Ha! the guy has an army of servants all over the world that would commit crimes or perjure themselves if requested, at the behest of the Pope of Scientology.

  • Moonshot

    As they say, a tiger cant change its tripes. DM will do, what a DM does. If the sun rises, its going to set later in the day. So he will fight, obsfucate, worm, struggle, intimidate, bluster, and maybe attempt a huge payoff with huge strings attached if all that dont work. Fortunately, Mrs. Rathbun has had no prior connection to or agreements with the Church, so they have no grounds for a counter-suit against her. Their asses are flapping in the wind on this one.
    The real question here is what the judge, and perhaps a jury eventually, do in this case. Anybody with a brain and an open mind will see through whatever leagle-eagle tricks DM and his minions try. So furthermore, the question is wether or not DM will succeed in either intimidating or suborning the judge.
    I pray for a summary judgement for the Plantiff and a big Judge Judy style smack down for ol’ Davie along with a massive requirement to pay pay pay with no strings attached.

  • Bob Gravlin

    Davey don’t you know the issue is not about religion but about illegal and unethical behavior hiding under the cover of religion? And Illegal behaviors should be confronted no matter whose religion is involved.