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THE MARTY RATHBUN AFFIDAVIT: Scientology Leader David Miscavige Lied To Texas Court

Marty and Monique Rathbun

Marty and Monique Rathbun

Last night, stunning new documents were filed in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige.

New defendants have been added to the lawsuit, which is heading for a temporary injunction hearing a week from today. But the real fireworks come in responses to a declaration filed last week by Miscavige in his attempt to be let out of the lawsuit.

Miscavige argued that he should be let out of the suit because he has only a limited role in Scientology, has conducted no activities in the state of Texas, and he has never even heard of one of his fellow defendants, a private investigator named Monty Drake.

We predicted that Miscavige might be stepping into some trouble with those statements — in our own reporting, we had talked to two men who said they worked directly for Miscavige and had conducted business for him in Texas.

And now, Monique Rathbun has brought the hammer down on Miscavige in the form of a lengthy affidavit by her husband, Mark “Marty” Rathbun, who worked closely with Miscavige as his top lieutenant for 17 years until 2004, when he left the church after a total of 27 years in Scientology. And in that time, Rathbun says, he carried out numerous operations in Texas for Miscavige, including a couple of schemes in the wake of the 1995 Florida death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson, who was from Dallas.

In his affidavit, Marty Rathbun has provided his most lengthy sworn explanation of his activities working for Scientology and Miscavige, and it is an explosive document. It provides voluminous detail which explains that Miscavige does not have a limited role in the church but in fact rules every aspect of it with an iron fist. And with that complete control, Rathbun says, Miscavige certainly has conducted numerous activities in Texas, contrary to his sworn declaration.

Miscavige, according to the Rathbuns, lied to Comal County, Texas Judge Dib Waldrip. And on September 12 and 13, Judge Waldrip will be asked to decide who’s telling the truth and rule on Miscavige’s special appearance and request to be let out of the suit. It should be very interesting.

Before we get to Marty Rathbun’s lengthy affidavit, we will reveal the two defendants who have been added in an amended complaint Monique Rathbun filed last night.

Now, along with Scientology leader David Miscavige, two Scientology corporate entities — the Church of Scientology International (CSI) and the Religious Technology Center (RTC) — a Dallas private investigator named Monty Drake, and a former U.S. marshal named Steven Gregory Sloat, there are two additional defendants…

— Scientology’s chief private investigator, Dave Lubow, who the Rathbuns allege masterminded the “Squirrel Busters” episode of harassment that lasted nearly 200 days at their previous home.

— And Ed Bryan, a Scientologist who was one of the Squirrel Busters.

The amended complaint reiterates that Monique, who met Marty in 2005 and married him in 2010, was never a member of the church of Scientology. When Marty began criticizing Miscavige publicly in 2009, the Rathbuns say they became the target of years of harassing behavior by the church. Monique is suing on grounds of intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference of her employment contract, and invasion of privacy. She’s asking for more than a million dollars in damages.

Miscavige’s attorney had criticized the previous version of the lawsuit, saying that Monique hadn’t provided very many specifics about her harassment. So in this amended complaint, she provides more detail.

She says that the harassing behavior has been coordinated by Scientology’s intelligence and covert operations division, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA), which is technically under the Church of Scientology International, but which actually reports directly to RTC and Miscavige.

“Mr. Miscavige is the one and only person in the Church of Scientology who may authorize a destructive OSA campaign, such as the one undertaken against the Rathbuns,” the complaint alleges.

As we said on Sunday, when Miscavige claimed in his declaration that he had “conducted no activities” in Texas, we immediately thought of the private investigators Paul Marrick and Greg Arnold, who had told us they worked only on orders of Miscavige or his direct lieutenant, and who in 2009 had worked in Texas to surveil Marty Rathbun.

The amended complaint, as we expected, brings up Marrick and Arnold’s work in Texas. But it also says that Marrick and Arnold were brought in even though the church had been using Dallas private eye Monty Drake since the 1990s.

“Prior to learning of this lawsuit, I had never heard of nor did I have any knowledge of Defendants Mr. Sloat and Mr. Drake,” Miscavige said in his declaration.

The new amended complaint says that’s simply not true: “Mr. Miscavige was well aware of Monty Drake, whose name Mr. Miscavige thought was humorous, and whose investigative reports were handed to Mr. Miscavige for his personal attention.”

As for Miscavige and RTC conducting no business in Texas, the new complaint counters that assertion with an official report from a law enforcement source. When John Brousseau, a longtime Scientologist, made his 2010 escape from Scientology’s International Base near Hemet, California (see our two-part story about Brousseau for The Village Voice), RTC president Warren McShane reported to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that Brousseau had stolen equipment when he left. (Brousseau says he was careful to take only his own personal property when he left. He was never charged with a crime.)

McShane told sheriff’s deputies that “RTC had previously contracted with a private security firm in the State of Texas to monitor Mr. Rathbun’s activities.” (Emphasis ours.)

McShane also told the Sheriff’s Office that he sent four RTC employees to Texas to find Brousseau and convince him to return to the base. (One of the four was Tommy Davis, at the time one of the church’s top spokesmen. Davis is no longer a Sea Org employee, and is now living in Austin working for a large real estate fund.)

In RTC’s special appearance filed last week in an attempt to remove RTC from the lawsuit, a declaration from Warren McShane was attached, claiming that RTC did no business in Texas.

Yes, the same Warren McShane who told Sheriff’s deputies in 2010 that RTC had a security detail working in Texas, and had sent Tommy Davis and three other employees to track down John Brousseau.

The amended complaint also includes excerpts from a message written by Squirrel Buster Ed Bryan about the Office of Special Affairs being in control of the Squirrel Busters operation, and an excerpt of an e-mail from OSA to Squirrel Buster Joanne Wheaton, giving her instructions on how to deal with Marty Rathbun.

The complaint also now mentions Bert Leahy, a freelance videographer who, after briefly working for the Squirrel Busters, left in disgust when he realized it was more a harassment operation than an actual documentary crew. He later blew the whistle on the scheme, helping Rathbun prove that Dave Lubow, the Scientology private eye, was behind it.

The complaint also quotes a letter from Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw to a British journalist that we first made public at The Village Voice, showing that the church was connected to anonymous smear websites, some of which made use of footage filmed by the Squirrel Busters in Texas.

As for Monty Drake, the amended complaint alleges that the Dallas private investigator leased a house down the block from the Rathbuns so it could be stocked with high-power cameras to watch their every move and send those images by network to California.

The Rathbuns apparently aim to prove to a jury that from his comfortable bases in California, David Miscavige not only kept crews of employees working in Texas, but even watched it happen over those remote-controlled cameras aimed at the Rathbun home.

“Mr. Miscavige may have been careful to keep his body outside Texas, but he personally directed several OSA operations in Texas,” the complaint says in summation.

Whew — Miscavige’s attorney complained about details, and he sure got them.

And then there’s Marty Rathbun’s affidavit. It’s quite lengthy, but we predict it will quickly become a key historical document in Scientology studies. We’re reproducing it in full here, as well as embedding the entire legal document below. We can’t predict what Judge Waldrip will think of Rathbun’s account, but the former Scientology executive has provided a truly remarkable blueprint to David Miscavige’s power over Scientology, and his extensive operations in the state of Texas…

 

AFFIDAVIT OF MARK RATHBUN

“My name is Mark Rathbun. I am also known as Marty Rathbun. I am over the age of eighteen (18) years, of sound mind, and otherwise capable of making this affidavit. I have personal knowledge of the facts and statements contained herein, and all are true and correct.”

1. “I served with Mr. Miscavige in Scientology’s Sea Organization for 27 years. From 1982 to 2004, I answered directly to Mr. Miscavige. As Inspector General of Religious Technology Center (“RTC”), I was Mr. Miscavige’s second in command. Mr. Miscavige and I were the only Scientologists ever awarded Scientology’s “Medal of Honor” by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In the history of Scientology, no other Church executive worked with Mr. Miscavige more closely, for a longer period of time, than I did.

2. “The complex network of Scientology organizations is run by a shadow organization known as the Sea Organization, or Sea Org. It is so named because it was formed originally by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, in 1967 aboard a ship sailing the Mediterranean Sea. The Sea Org is a paramilitary hierarchy. Each Sea Org member holds a naval rank, from Swamper (initiate) to Commodore, the title held by L. Ron Hubbard during his life. Sea Org members vow by contract to serve for a billion years. The Sea Org was organized from the beginning by Hubbard to be amorphous and mobile so as to evade criminal or civil liabilities. The Sea Org was Hubbard’s ultimate answer to his own description of the philosophic bases for Scientology organizations’ legal structure:

‘If anybody tried to attack a Scientology organization and pick it up and move it out of the perimeter or go over the hills with it today — this happened to us once — why, they would find themselves involved in the most confounded weird mass of legal — well, it is just like quicksand. Quicksand. It’s an interesting trick. Every time they shoot at you on the right side of a horse, you’re on the left side of the house; and then they prove conclusively you’re on the left side of the horse, you prove conclusively that you’re on the right side of the horse. They go made after a while. This is what the basic legal structure is.’

3. “Since the 1967 formation of the controlling, yet amorphous Sea Org, the corporate structures of Scientology have come and gone, and changed and reformed, many times. The only significant factor that has remained constant through Scientology’s many corporate transformations is that the highest ranking Sea Org member is in complete control.

4. “Until Hubbard’s death in January of 1986, that controlling leader was Hubbard himself, the Commodore of the Sea Org. Since Hubbard’s death, that controlling leader has been David Miscavige. Miscavige has held complete control of all Scientology organizations as the highest ranking Sea Org officer. Since Hubbard’s death, Miscavige has been the Sea Org’s only Captain, and no one holds a higher rank. Over the years, Miscavige has temporarily bestowed a number of brevet (temporary) Captain ranks to other senior Sea org members. He has done so, as he explained to me, for the purpose of obscuring his own unquestioned control of all of Scientology as its Sea org Captain. For several years, I carried the temporary rank of brevet Captain, but Miscavige retained absolute control as the only permanent Captain of the Sea Org.

5. “Until his death, Hubbard controlled all of Scientology. The Scientology organizations shielded him from civil and criminal liabilities by maintaining the fiction that he was merely the “Founder of Scientology.” His position was described as an arm’s length, passive, semi-retired position uninvolved with the management of Scientology operations. All the while, the thousands of Sea Org personnel answered to him as their all-powerful commander. Directions from Sea Org command took precedence over all the corporate charters, bylaws, and articles of incorporation of the myriad Scientology corporations staffed by Sea Org management.

6. “In 1981, I was recruited by Mr. Miscavige from my position in the personal office of L. Ron Hubbard to join a critical Sea Org mission. Mr. Hubbard had been driven into seclusion by federal prosecutors and civil litigants who were making a determined effort to pierce the Scientology corporate veil in order to indict and sue Mr. Hubbard as the effective head of all Scientology operations.

7. “Mr. Hubbard’s wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, and ten other high-level Sea Org members were convicted in federal court of obstruction of justice. They were members of Scientology’s Guardian’s Office. The Guardian’s Office had carried out the largest domestic infiltration of the United States Government in American history, and these co-conspirators went to federal prison. Due to the Guardians Office scandal, Hubbard directed Miscavige to accomplish three major aims: (1) re-create an intelligence, PR and legal network to replace the disgraced Guardians Office in a way that would protect Scientology’s spying and harassment operations by using buffer corporations and new levels of security; (2) by any means necessary, end the multitude of criminal and civil threats pending against Hubbard and Scientology; and (3) create a new corporate structure that would allow the Sea Org to operate as it always had, but with legal buffers in place that would prevent future ‘enemies’ from getting to Hubbard or other top Sea Org officer.

8. “We accomplished the creations of a new intelligence, PR and legal machine by establishing the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). Under Hubbard’s and Miscavige’s close supervision, I organized OSA to effectively continue to silence potential critics and defectors without exposing Hubbard, Miscavige or the Scientology organizations to legal liability. For the next five years, until Hubbard’s death, we worked to extinguish his outstanding criminal and civil liabilities. I was also involved in the corporate re-organization that was intended to buffer Hubbard and Miscavige from liability.

9. “A year after Hubbard’s death, Mr. Miscavige informed me that he needed a defensible corporate position to enjoy the protections of the new corporate structure. To accomplish this goal, Miscavige used his Sea Org rank to seize control of all Scientology corporations. Miscavige and I accomplished this by carrying out a coup at the highest, controlling corporations in the Scientology hierarchy, Religious Technology Center (RTC). Miscavige and I, with two other high-ranking Sea Org members, dressed in fully decorated Sea Org naval officer uniforms, forcibly expelled the officers and directors of RTC and coerced them to relinquish their corporate positions to us. If asked, all the Sea Org members involved, would falsely swear that the changes at RTC were done in the normal course of its corporate business pursuant to long-standing policy that testifying against another Scientologist is a high crime.

10. “I became a Director and the President of RTC. For weeks Miscavige struggled with creating a position for himself that would afford the full autocratic control befitting his Captain rank while shielding him from corporate and legal responsibility for the consequences of his tight control. Mr. Miscavige finally settled on the title ‘Chairman of the Board, Religious Technology Center.’ While never holding a corporate officer’s position, Miscavige could legally claim he simply passively passed upon the proposals of the corporate and ecclesiastical officers of RTC in the same manner as in an legitimate corporation. According to RTC’s articles and bylaws, its only authorized function is to police the ‘proper use of the trademarks of Dianetics and Scientology.’

11. “As the all-powerful head of the Sea Organization, David Miscavige operated in much the same manner as Hubbard. Miscavige created for himself the public appearance of an arm’s length title for the outside world to see. Beneath the appearance, he exercised total control over all Scientology organizations through his supreme rank as Captain of the Sea Org.

12. “In fact, from the day our forced corporate takeover began in March of 1987, Miscavige ran the entire Scientology corporate network with no regard for corporate separateness or controls. He managed with an obsessive, micro-managing style. For the next 17 years that I worked as Miscavige’s direct aide, he ran the Scientology network as tightly as a naval captain runs a military vessel. All the while we communicated to the world at large, including through our own false declarations, that Miscavige’s role was the same as that of any corporate board chairman. We claimed that he operates through the RTC board of directors to oversee the operational management of RTC’s corporate and ecclesiastical officers. We also falsely denied that Miscavige was in any way involved in the management of any Scientology corporation.

13. “Meanwhile, Miscavige set up a mechanism to control Church of Scientology International (CSI), Scientology’s primary management corporation. Miscavige created an Authorization, Verification and Correction (AVC) department in RTC. Miscavige required that no strategy, program, project, or order of any kind could leave CSI to any SCientology unit anywhere without going through RTC’s AVC department. AVC’s original mandate was that nothing could issue from CSI unless it was consistent with and designed to implement the policies of Commodore L. Ron Hubbard. Soon, however, Miscavige changed the rules so that nothing could issue from CSI except orders or programs implementing Miscavige’s own commands.

14. “Over the next few years, the entire Scientology corporate and ecclesiastical (Sea Org) organization came to equate ‘COB,’ as Miscavige became known, with “Commodore,” as L. Ron Hubbard was known. COB’s orders could not be questioned or disobeyed. Through his AVC department’s control of every communication emanating from CSI, Miscavige exercised complete control of CSI, Scientology’s main operating entity. I witnessed Miscavige’s control enforced without question from anyone in RTC, CSI, or any other Scientolgoy corporation for the next 17 years.

15. “By the mid-1990’s, Miscavige’s every utterance was ruthlessly enforced throughout all Scientology corporations. He regularly strode through Church of Scientology International’s California headquarters while barking verbal orders to anyone and everyone, from the janitors to managers responsible for Scientology management across the world.

16. “Miscavige was always accompanied by an entourage of personal staff. A staff member always carried a tape recorder to memorialize every word he spoke. Just before any audio tape would run out, another recorder would be started and held by an assistant inches from his mouth so as not to miss a single word when the first tape was replaced. Runners were on hand to rush every completed audio tape to COB’s secretarial unit. There, several typists were employed, 24 hours per day, typing every word from Miscavige’s mouth, from the moment he awoke to the moment he laid his head to rest at night. The secretarial unit culled almost every sentence from the transcripts that contained a direction or order Miscavige issued during his daily tours though the offices of Scientology corporations. Thoe excerpts were issued as written orders to the people Miscavige had directed his comments or orders to during his tours. The orders were so frequent and voluminous that massive rows of high-density files were filled with binders of Miscavige’s orders to RTC, CSI, and other Scientology corporations. The orders were tracked by computers, generating automatic nudges to the recipients to send evidence of compliance. Escalating levels of punishment were devised and enforced for non-compliance over time.

17. “The Office of Special Affairs (OSA) is the legal, public relations, and intelligence network of CSI. One or more network representatives are employed by every Scientology organization across the world. Each of them is operated and managed by OSA International (OSA INT) which is housed within CSI. Although OSA is formally answerable to CSI’s management, from OSA’s inception in the early 1980s, until my departure in December 2004, the formal management structure was a sham. OSA was carefully micromanaged by David Miscavige. he exercised his control through me, Inspector General of RTC, and Mike Rinder, Commanding Officer of OSA International.

18. “Between 1982 and 2004, it was my job to act as a go-between for Miscavige and OSA. The manner in which we shielded Miscavige was elaborate. Much of Miscavige’s control of OSA was done “off the record.” Every evening I would receive an intelligence briefing in writing from OSA. The briefing was usually several pages summarizing reports from private investigators and Scientologists serving as undercover spies watching and interacting with Scientology critics. The written briefing, contrary to established corporate policy, had no routing information on it. That is, the daily briefing had no indication who wrote the report or who it was directed to. If a report ever got out of the Church, it could not, on its face, be used to incriminate any of its author or recipients.

19. “After I read the report each day, I was instructed by Miscavige to put it into a fresh envelope with no routing information on it. I then personally carried the envelope into Miscavige’s office and set it on his desk. I was the only person in Scientology, aside from his wife and secretary, ever authorized such access to his desk. When Mr. Miscavige read the reports, he would enter my office with the report in hand. He would say ‘beat it’ to my secretary or anyone else who happened to be in my office. Once any visitors had left, Mr. Miscavige would discuss the contents of the report. Often, he would instruct me to order OSA to direct an operative or private investigator to find out something to do concerning the target of infiltration or investigation. On other occasions, Mr. Miscavige would joke about what was reported about a particular target, or rant about the target’s activity. When Miscavige was done discussing the daily OSA briefing with me, he would throw the report on my desk. That was my cue to pick it up and shred it after he left the office and before anyone was permitted to return to my office.

20. “For 22 years, my schedule was to wake up at least an hour before David Miscavige’s scheduled wake up time so that I could collect all important information on any matter of concern to him being handled by the OSA network. Every morning, I was required to brief Miscavige verbally on any major developments on matters handled by the OSA network around the world or matters concerning security. My briefing to him would begin with major problems which he insisted he know about. My briefing included reports about handling the media stories, investigations, legal cases, security breaches, and potential security situations. That briefing would last anywhere from a few minutes on a quiet day with no major developments, to all day when something was afoot that riveted Miscavige’s attention. Miscavige would issue orders to OSA that I had to accurately note on paper.

21. “After the conference with Miscavige, there were a number of options available for issuing his orders, depending on their scope and the level of security required. Most often, I would call Mike Rinder, into my office and I would brief him verbally on Miscavige’s directives. Mr. Rinder would then return to his own office and type up the orders as written directives to OSA. Those directives would be worded as if the orders were originated by him, with no reference to me or RTC, and especially not to Mr. Miscavige. On many occasions, Mr. Miscavige would require Mr. Rinder’s presence during briefings in which he wanted more detail than usual, or wanted to issue more detailed orders than usual. In such cases, it would be my responsibility to follow up to verify that Mr. Rinder relayed Mr. Miscavige’s orders to OSA as Rinder’s own orders.

22. “Mr. Rinder and I were ordered by Mr. Miscavige to keep secret virtually all of our communications, and to specifically keep them secret from any other managers or staff with CSI and RTC. All other CSI managers had little to no knowledge of any matters affecting Scientology from the world outside of the Church. Except for OSA staff, Sea Org members have little contact with the media or the world outside of their corporate duties.

23. “The highest priority OSA matters that I had to monitor and report on several times a day to Mr. Miscavige were ones that involved his name. If a staff member left unannounced from the Scientology corporate headquarters, and the person had any personal knowledge of Mr. Miscavige by way of regular contact with him, I was required to personally direct a massive dragnet utilizing Sea Org staff from RTC and CSI, and private investigators, to hunt down that staff member. This occurred on average a couple of times per year. I was micromanaged on such manhunts by Mr. Miscavige personally. I would make sure the person was contacted, and put under control and sometimes order ongoing surveillance through OSA that could last up to several years.

24. “If a journalist mentioned anything about interest in Mr. Miscavige, I directed and monitored every conversation between a church representative and that journalist. I prepared the staff member in advance and debriefed him afterward, all of which I reported directly to Miscavige.

25. “If a lawsuit named or sought discovery that involved Miscavige, I oversaw every aspect of that litigation until Miscavige was no longer subject to inquiry. During my tenure of more than 20 years, Miscavige micromanaged every single action that was taken by any OSA staff member, intelligence officer, private investigator or attorney related to that matter. No OSA operation, whether or not it involved outside professionals, could be undertaken on any matter potentially involving the name ‘David Miscavige,’ without Miscavige’s fully-informed and direct authorization and direction. That rule included even the potential defection of a staff member with only tangential information about Mr. Miscavige. OSA was founded on this policy, and I instituted it and carried it out painstakingly for 22 years, from 1982 to 2004, when I departed RTC.

26. “For more than 20 years, the Office of Special Affairs (“OSA”) of the Church of Scientology International answered to me. Under the close supervision of Mr. Miscavige, I directed OSA’s extensive, ongoing security, intelligence, “black ops,” public relations, and criminal and civil legal matters. Mr. Miscavige obsessively micromanaged OSA’s handling of perceived threats, including the threat of former Scientologists who complained of abuses occurring in the Church.

27. “I have read the Declaration of David Miscavige in Support of Special Appearance in this case. Mr. Miscavige’s Declaration is false, for the factual reasons stated above and below:

A. Miscavige’s false statement: “Prior to learning of this lawsuit, I had never heard of nor did I have any knowledge of Defendants Mr. Sloat and Mr. Drake.”

28. “Mr. Miscavige has known of the Church’s employment of Monty Drake since the 1990’s. Mr. Drake became Scientology’s primary private investigator for Texas matters in the early 1990’s. In 1996, Miscavige asked me whether we had any private detectives in the State of Texas. I told him that we retained Monty Drake, a private investigator in the Dallas area, who we used to investigate a former RTC executive living in Dallas. Miscavige expressed amusement at Mr. Drake’s name, and questioned me whether “Monty Drake” was a real name or an undercover name. I informed him that Monty Drake was a real name.

29. “David Miscavige ordered me on several occasions between 1996 and 2004, to have Mr. Drake obtain both specific and general information on the family of Lisa McPherson. Lisa McPherson was a young Scientologist who died while in the care of the Church of Scientology. I relayed Mr. Miscavige’s orders to Ben Shaw of Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and Linda Hamel of OSA. Both Ms. Hamel and Mr. Shaw sent me several reports of Mr. Drake’s investigations. I personally handed each of Mr. Drake’s reports to Mr. Miscavige, during the criminal and civil litigation concerning Ms. McPherson and her family.

30. “In the 1990’s, I also personally delivered to Mr. Miscavige a number of Mr. Drake’s reports concerning the Church’s multiyear investigation of Alan Walters, a former Scientologists in Texas. Mr. Miscavige read these reports of the Texas investigation and used the information to direct OSA’s activities in Texas against Mr. Walters.

B. Miscavige’s false statements: “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.” & “I have not otherwise availed myself of the benefits and protection of Texas law.”

31. “In addition to the facts stated above, the following facts demonstrate the falsity of Mr. Miscavige’s Declaration. Mr. Miscavige was intensely involved with the handling of the fallout from the death of Lisa McPherson in Florida. He devised a strategy to bring legal action in Texas, rather than Florida, against the executor of Ms. McPherson’s estate. Mr. Miscavige said that he did not want to litigate in the most obvious venue, Pinellas County, Florida, because he believed it would be hostile to Scientology. He ordered me to execute his Texas litigation plan.

32. “As I carried out Mr. Miscavige’s Texas strategy, he repeatedly stressed to me that no Texas suit could be filed unless I found Texas legal counsel so connected to the local judiciary as to assure victory to the Church.

33. “During the several weeks that I implemented Mr. Miscavige’s orders in Texas, I reported to him daily. After researching the issue of which Texas attorneys to retain, I recommended the Dallas law firm of Jenkins & Gilchrist. Mr. Miscavige ordered me to bring the attorneys to the Church’s facilities in the Tampa, Florida area for a two-day tour, briefing, and indoctrination.

34. “Mr. Miscavige ordered me to gain the Texas attorneys’ confidence so they would reveal to me the extent of their connections in the U.S. District Court in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas. After my discussions with them, the attorneys agreed to return to Texas and thoroughly investigate to find the Tyler attorney with the strongest ties to the three federal judges in U.s. District Court there.

35. “I reported to Mr. Miscavige the details of my conversations with the Jenkins & Gilchrist attorneys. Mr. Miscavige expressed mistrust of the attorneys’ representations. He ordered me to tell them that their continued retainer was conditioned on finding local counsel with such connections that he could walk unannounced into the chambers of any of the three federal judges.

36. “The Jenkins and Gilchrist lawyers reported to me that they had found the most connected lawyer in the Tyler Federal Courts and they provided me with many relevant details about the attorney’s connections. I reported these favorable details to Mr. Miscavige. He expressed disgust, however, with my failure to find a Texas lawyer whose connections would guarantee victory to the Church.

37. “Mr. Miscavige threw a tantrum and called me a “f—‘ing loser.” He lectured me that he was the only Scientologist with the dedication to stick his neck out and guarantee victory. He said he would have to be the one to personally handle this flap, as he had handled every other major problem of CSI’s Office of Special Affairs. After more ranting and raving at me, he ordered me to hire the local counsel selected by Jenkins & Gilchrist, with the warning that “if they don’t win, you are dead!”

38. “In December, 1995, David Miscavige ordered me to send Scientologist, Bennetta Slaughter, a former Texan living in Florida, to the funeral of Lisa McPherson in Dallas, Texas. His orders were for Ms. Slaughter to “handle” Lisa McPherson’s grieving mother and convince her not to investigate the circumstances of her daughter’s death. Miscavige instructed that if Ms. Slaughter had to resort to paying the mother to forget the loss of her daughter, we were willing to ‘lose a couple hundred grand for this to go away.’ Ms. Slaughter carried out the mission to Dallas, while reporting to me. Ms. Slaughter reported that, in spite of her family connections, her efforts to cozy up to Mrs. McPherson were rebuffed and she never established enough communication to suggest paying her. I reported all the details to Mr. Miscavige. Mr. Miscavige cursed harshly about Ms. Slaughter and then issued a number of orders about covering up the circumstances of Lisa McPherson’s death.

39. “In early 1996, Mr. Miscavige ordered me to send an OSA staff member, Brian Anderson, to approach Mrs. McPherson in Texas to accomplish the same purpose as the Slaughter mission. Mr. Miscavige briefed me in detail on how Mr. Anderson was to act so that he could gain Mrs. McPherson’s trust without betraying any details of her daughter’s death. I carried out Mr. Miscavige’s orders and sent Mr. Anderson to Dallas, Texas. In Dallas, Mr. Anderson asked to meet with Mrs. McPherson, but she rebuffed him. I reported all the details to Mr. Miscavige. In response, Mr. Miscavige cursed about the incompetence of Mr. Anderson and me.

40. “It is important to understand that Mr. Miscavige’s consistent custom and practice for more than 20 years was to closely monitor and micromanage every OSA operation dealing with Scientologists who dared to leave the Church. His involvement intensified if the person had been at a high level in the Church hierarchy and had personal knowledge of Mr. Miscavige’s activities. As noted above, I was the highest level officer in the Church after Mr. Miscavige, and I worked directly with him for 27 years.

41. “No Scientologist or groups of Scientologists, including OSA, have authority to undertake any intelligence operation or destructive campaign against a high-ranking defector without specific approval from David Miscavige. Furthermore, if he orders any such activities to proceed or to cease, his orders are carried out to the letter without question. He has total and absolute authority in all branches and all functions of the Scientology corporations.”

“Further affiant sayeth not.”

Mark Rathbun

 
There are many fascinating things in this document, not the least of which are the efforts expended to influence Lisa McPherson’s family, to monitor ex-Scientologist Alan Walter, and to make sure all of Scientology catered to Miscavige’s every whim. Just Saturday, we quoted Denise Brennan saying largely the same thing that Rathbun does here, that Scientology’s corporate structure is a sham, and that the Sea Organization — which is not a legal, corporate entity — actually rules the entire organization. If the IRS actually showed any interest, it might just be interested to know that this extra-legal control of Scientology by the Sea Org is in direct violation of the 1993 agreement that gave Scientology tax-exempt status in the United States.

But while the IRS sleeps, Monique Rathbun carries on. We can hardly wait to see what happens at next week’s hearing.

 
Here’s the document itself…

 

Monique Rathbun vs Scientology, First Amended Complaint

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on September 5, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Nevermore

    I love this so much I need to read it again before I comment for real!

    • Leslie Stipe

      This is great! It sucks to wake up with a severe headache and then have to work. I’m like you, I’ll investigate this further later when I have time and medication!

      But this is great Tony!

  • Observer

    Oh, this is SO delicious! *rubs hands together in glee* I don’t have time to read the affidavit now, but it sounds like I’ll need to pop some popcorn before I do anyway.

    โ€œMr. Miscavige was well aware of Monty Drake, whose name Mr. Miscavige thought was humorous, and whose investigative reports were handed to Mr. Miscavige for his personal attention.โ€ So our little COB is a joker and degrader himself. Maybe he likes our shoops after all. Here you go, Davey.

    • Robert Eckert

      Hard to kiss ass with that nose in the way!

    • DamOTclese2

      Ya need to have him on the witness stand crying about “public buggering” like the insane psychopath did in the Grady Ward / Keith Henson hearing. THAT is what this slapping dwarf fears the most, getting up on the witness stand and sitting in depositions while thoughts of public buggering run through his head.

      • Observer

        Wait, what?!

        • Andrew Robertson

          The Admiral’s nightmares! From his deposition 30 Oct 1999:

          […]

          127. While these vile and malicious falsehoods have been spread by
          Wollersheim and his declarants for years, they have recently gone beyond
          harassment to threats of physical violence. Wollersheim’s financial backer,
          Robert Minton, has posted my face on the Internet for use as target
          practice, has threatened to burn me in effigy in front of church buildings,
          and, spurred on by Minton, other anti-Scientologists then spoke of
          “forgetting the effigy and just doing it for real.” [Ex. M.] Prince has
          protested in front of our spiritual Mecca, threatening “Tell David I’m
          coming with a dick so big I’m gonna knock his goddamn spine out.” [Ex. N.]
          Wollersheim has repeatedly threatened to have me sent to prison and his
          attorney announced the formation of a club to have church leaders “buggered
          [sodomized] before breakfast” every day. [Ex. 0.]

          […]

          http://www.lermanet.com/dwarf.htm

          No ‘Joking and degrading’ is permitted in Scientology!

          Andrew

          • GlibWog

            Thanks Andrew.. He is the biggest liar.. puke

  • Eivol Ekdal

    I knew with so many years of watching peoples auditing videos that DM could not resist tuning in live to the Squirrell Busters Circus Ingleside tour.

    • DamOTclese2

      That whole “Squirrel Busters” lunacy has been awesome, it continues to be used as further evidence that Scientology engages in racketeering activities motivated by retribution and retaliation for victims filing criminal and civil charges against the criminal enterprise.

      Who the bloody fuck came up with that “Squirrel Busters” idiot notion? Wonder if Miscaviage has slapped the stupid fuck that came up with it, unless it’s the slapping dwarf that came up with that brilliant – BRILLIANT!!! — idea.

  • Krew13

    Ha ha! More woes and embarrassments for this criminal outfit. Chickens, home, roost, motherfuckers! Postulate that!

  • Patty Moher

    There are no words to express just how fucking happy I am right now.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      There are so many paragraphs that made my eyes leak, and so many that made me jump out of my skin and shreeeek, I don’t know how to say how stunned I am right now.

      This should be required reading for all scientologists still in, for ex scientologists everywhere, and naturally for any raw recruits thinking of entering scientology land (like Manuela).

      I Do have my questions, like How Exactly was RTC members coerced into relinquishing their positions to Miscavige could took over and who were they? Also, who was the former RTC staff in Texas? Why did Marty include a term “ecclesiastical officers”. He knows it is not a church.

      The very fact of No Routing on any order in the Sea Org, if you asked ANY Sea Org staff, yes at Any Rank, would be considered an Admissions that the person was involved in crimes. In fact, it IS a high crime in scientology to do such a thing for that very reason. Any Sea Org member could also swear under oath that any major orders and programs come from the very top. And I still get chills Reading what we all know happens, former members get “hunted down”, “put under control” for “years”. And the attempts to tamper with jury or judges is off the top! And I also got confirmation that Miscavige Does give “directions” to his lawyers.

      I have to take my hat off to Marty for this jewel. It truly is a gift. It must have been a mental internal tug of war when he wrote every single line to expose himself this way. Yes, Statutes I know. But considering What he wrote in detail, basically a “Just Following Orders” kind of admission, it’s gripping.

      Above all, my heart is bursting with joy for the family of Lisa McPherson. If Lisa will be the one to drag Miscavige’s evil ass to prison, or to take away All his toys and assets in his “war chest”, that would be a thing of such karmic beauty like none other I have seen. This affidavit would, of course, open up the barn door on his ass and assets. I see a parade of litigants in the near future, tearing the walls down brick by brick. Unbelievable. I …. no just unbelievable. Thank you Marty.

      http://i41.tinypic.com/2a816ra.jpg

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        There are many here who have never seen this Epic video. It was created by a long time critic (not sure if he wants to be named here, though no secret) to help an almost daily protestor, AnonSparrow, at the Washington, DC org. Sparrow was harrassed and arrested and had to finally stop and move on with his life after being crushed. I’ll reveal something here. I was the one who created the Lisa sign, or designed in concept, and video guy did the excellent montage. I purchased and express shipped it over so this video could be made. So go to hell DM and say hi to Bubba for me when you get there. Your days are numbered. Process servers know what to do about dogs and cowardly pricks who hide from ghosts.

        http://youtu.be/1OTAxx1fKPs

        • tetloj

          You rock THDNE. Is it weird that one day I would love to know who you are IRL

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            I am the Queen of my Domain, or at least my kitchen. Other than that, I can assure you most would not even remember me. I was a nobody in scientology land. That’s almost a badge of honor now!. tks. It’s hard to explain just how deeply this affidavit will touch ex scientologists who read this. It is very emotional for us.

            • monkeyknickers

              I can’t even imagine honey. It’s wonderful to see it all come tumbling down, but it must be brutal remembering that you unwittingly propped it up. What a whole bunch of mixed up emotions . . . . not the least of which, I’m sure, is being REALLY fucking pissed.

              ๐Ÿ™‚

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I was one of the herds storming out of that hell hole when Miscavige rode his ass into town. But yes, even during Hubbard’s time. It is a shock to find out all the lies of what you were actually “helping”.

            • monkeyknickers

              I’ve watched that World Tonight documentary like 3 times, simply because I cannot understand how truly awful and mentally ill was Hubbard, preening and postulating with his stupid hat and fake navy and unable to even LIE very well (“I don’t have swiss bank accounts.” EXACT NEXT SENTENCE “There is a bank account in Switzerland, but there’s not very much money in it”)

              What a sad sad little man.

            • Valkov

              Keep in mind that this IS how the world is run, by faceless men (and some women) multinational corporations cloaked behind layers and layers of shells. We don’t even know their names, only the names of their public facades.

              Hubbard did not invent this way of cloaking himself and removing himself from liability, he merely copied it for his own purposes. And he had knowledgeable people like Brennan work out the details for him.

            • monkeyknickers

              For all his faults and jail time, when it came to authority my dad always told me “Everyone takes a shit in the morning. No one is bigger than taking a shit.”

              I’m sorry to be coarse Valkov, but it’s sorta . . . what I think about faceless nameless primates who pretend at being smarter and better than others.

            • Casabeca

              At my house we said, “no one’s poo smells like petunias”. I like yours tho. Very clear ;). How are you, Ash and les bebes?

            • monkeyknickers

              I’m uncomfortable : And whiny. And kind of spending a lot of time stressing about cash. But those things aside, not too bad. Ash made some kind of quantum leap with her reading. One day she was a wreck with her bottom lip trembling because we had to sound out every word. The next day I walked into the room and she was reading Proust in a comfortable armchair while smoking a pipe and discussing existentialism. I seriously have no idea what happened there.

              In any case, I’m really happy to see her loving to read. She’ll definitely be more confident when she starts pre-school.

              Other than that (and this is going to make you annoyed maybe) it has been a glorious, incredible, wonderful Oregon day of thunderstorms and lots and lots of rain. It’s pattering at the windows as I write. Big satisfied sigh. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Casabeca

              Wow that Ash is really something! When i taught/directed preschool for many years, i rarely had a real reader. And it is like trying to force a rose to bloom before its time, just cannot make it happen. She is special for sure.
              Are you baking madrilenes this afternoon? And of course I am jealous of the rain, suffering the post vacation bloo hoos. Just a mild case ;).

            • monkeyknickers

              In my biz we call it “road depression” – when you come off a tour, even tho you’re home, everything is just a LITTLE bit less shiny. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Casabeca

              That is great word for it! What is the cure? ๐Ÿ˜‰
              The other issue is my dear friend has recurrence of cancer, going downhill fast. Her daughter is expecting a Christmas baby, and of course I offered to have a baby shower here, cuz I love a house full of party and laughing and the family are great friends of many years.
              Anyhow,grandma-to-be said we need to move up the shower. To 5th of October. So that is how she is telling us she will prob not see the new year.
              And silly as it is to notice, it is the same weekend as the sooper power tent countdown, so when I cone here I am reminded that we are another day closer to…ugh.
              So I need the extra potent road blues cure, pretty please. I have a terrible case of sad happiness and happy sadness, or something.
              Sorry to spill my whole blech.
              Tell me something funny thar Ash is doing.
              PS. I found myself humming “we stand tall” at the kitchen sink this morning. Who gets the blame for that? The Bunker is dangerous!
              Take care of yourself and your sweeties :).

            • Casabeca

              Madelienes! Ugh stupid discus on tiny mobile device cares nothing about Proust! Ha!

            • Valkov

              You can obviously think what ever you like, just as anyone else can. And of course you are just as smart and good as anyone else. What does this have to do with any of the factuality of my post? Have you heard of Wall St, for example? The bailouts of crooked banks, and the failure to prosecute anyone responsible? How do you think those scenarios come about? It’s not about pretending to be smarter or better than others. It’s about deceit, manipulation, corruption, and being shielded from the consequences most of us would have to suffer if we acted that way.

            • monkeyknickers

              I meant to convey: no one is super human. But there are those who are willing to cross lines the rest of us would be sickened to do. Sadly, we can’t stop them from propagating their evil and hatred. But at the end of the day, they’re just people. Just other primates who hit the right place at the right time to trigger their illness. But they’re fallible. And there is NOTHING – NOTHING – special about them that makes them better than the rest of us.

              I feel like this realization should give us more courage.

              And by “coarse” I meant “I just talked about my dad talking about taking a shit to a man I don’t know”

              I agree and understand you. It wasn’t a criticism.

              You’ll have to forgive me, V. I have some serious ass pregnancy brain.

              ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Valkov

              No problem. It is easy to take online posts the wrong way and I probably did so. I was just trying to clarify what I was getting at.

            • monkeyknickers

              I get it sweets. It’s hard when I can’t stop mid sentence and say OK WHOA I actually mean this OTHER thing. Also, my sister is inside, and I have her daughter, and maybe I sound a little strident sometimes without noticing.

              Sorry if I upset you ๐Ÿ™

            • Casabeca

              Just found and watched this, under covers on the I pad…whoa! 2 lbs of crazy in a 1 lb sack. I hate that your sister will ever speak his name. Unless she spits right after. Ugh!

            • 1subgenius

              “I am the Queen of my Domain…”

              And I am the Sofa King. Sofa King awesome.

            • tetloj

              When I posted the Spiderbait video of ‘sofa king awesome’ Captain Howdy said it was about him.

            • richelieu jr

              Someone doesn’t like puns, I guess!

            • DMSTCC

              I upped my status to Super Slacker when I had back surgery a few years ago

            • GlibWog

              hahahhaha I am very proud of you Dms.. Very creative!

            • GlibWog

              WELL YOU CERTAINLY ARE A SOMEBODY HERE!
              Who gives a shit about the dangerous evil cult…

              Come on now Still ins… We are a safe place to land for you..

          • AnonymousSP

            When Miscavige and all his goons are interned, there will be parties and we’ll all be meeting each other. I can’t wait!

            • monkeyknickers

              But AFTER what will we do with all our time??? ๐Ÿ™‚

              Tho I can’t sit around being pregnant and lazy forever I suppose. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Eclipse-girl

              It will take some time for all of this to unravel. By then your twins will be demanding your attention and preventing you from logging on, even for just a minute. Then you will be sending them to bed early, often without dessert, so that you can log on when all the children are sleep, and Ash will have rigged an alarm that will sound if the twins leave theirs beds.

            • monkeyknickers

              AWESOME! Well, everything after the second sentence, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • cicely neville

              Monkey! Four downers just for you! Somebody’s on a roll today.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Debby or Danny is particularly annoyed today.

            • cicely neville

              Gosh, I can’t imagine why. Aren’t we being our usual sweet selves?

            • WildaBeast

              Well, yes, only we’re happier than usual I think. If we’re happy, Debbie is not. She’s clicking that mouse so hard on the down-arrow that I bet she needs a new one now…”Take that, SPs!”
              I’m mortally wounded here…

            • Poison Ivy

              I wonder who it is – must be someone with very high clearance to be allowed to come to this blog on the day that Dave Miscavige is exposed to be a psychopathic fraud and liar in a court document.

              Unless of course Debbie/Danny Downer has not been allowed to read the article above, just the comments. That should keep you safe from THE TRUTH, right Debbie/Danny?

            • Robert Eckert

              Donatella Whatsername, the head of OSA, is one candidate for the down-arrower.

            • GlibWog

              Tory said now is the time to coax them out… It is safe.. Take baby steps.. Read.. Research….

            • monkeyknickers

              I’m just especially evil today. WINK WINK. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Eclipse-girl

              and we know you will teach your twins and ash to be especially evil.

            • monkeyknickers

              I really really think that the person downvoting is probably some poor kid from Taiwan or something who can’t speak english. Just . . . . . click down click down click down.

            • Candygram

              I wonder if some of the down votes are just big thumbs on small iPhones…

            • monkeyknickers

              Shit maybe it’s me then. ๐Ÿ™‚ I gots some sizable thumbs. ๐Ÿ™‚ (no really)

            • pronoia

              And your sister will be back. She will.

            • monkeyknickers

              Jesus I’m going to smack her. Eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • i-Betty

              Heh ๐Ÿ˜€

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              We can take the wee ones out to the beach and build a Real sandcastle!

        • Nevermore

          I don’t often do this on teh interwebs, but *kiss*!

        • 1subgenius

          I had the honor of doing a raid with Radio Paul and the sign.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            kewl king!

        • aquaclara

          Thanks, Hole. This is indeed EPIC. And the Lisa sign is a huge tribute to her life and loss – it’s still being used right now to help show people what happens in this insidious cult.

        • Eclipse-girl

          The sign is powerful TY for all the work that you have done. I hope that Sparrow is OK.

          That one down vote is truly a badge of honor

        • WildaBeast

          I have to say, THDNE, that sign is so powerful I have a hard time looking at it. Kudos to you for designing it, and it’s good to know that it’s still being used to tell the truth about the cult.

          • ThetaBara

            I totally agree. We use it all the time in our raids. I don’t like looking at it, but it is important that people see and understand. As Observer pointed out, images can be far more powerful than words.

        • Marie Claire Wolf

          FABULOUS! Thank you.

        • Robert Eckert

          Double downer! Congrats!

        • pronoia

          YOU made that EPIC sign!!!!!!

          Wow. I feel like it is a small world. Never saw the sign in person, but I did watch every video that anonsparrow and Radio Paul ever made at the DC org. You are epic and you seriously rock.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            very small world, but with a whole lotta compassionate people behind the scenes for a long time…and thank you.

        • GlibWog

          Oh Hole I just Love you…

          Marty I never ever thought I would say this..
          *** THANK YOU!!! ****

          ( Ps.. Not a Chirch..)

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            What is this world coming to? hahaha. I’m eyeing the amazing lightning show outside and wondering about some poles….

            • GlibWog

              OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh .. Yes… the poles …hmmmmmmmm

        • GlibWog

          I have watched this many times HOLE.. each time I cry.. Beautiful protest for a beautiful heart that was lost to this evil cult.

        • i-Betty

          Hole, I just want to thank you. That’s all, really. Thank you.

        • Lunatic Posse

          Awesome Video!!!

      • 1subgenius

        “Why did Marty include a term “ecclesiastical officers”. He knows it is not a church.”

        Attempting to read Ray Jeffries’ mind (little doubt he helped craft it) it is designed to “pierce the religious veil”.

        • Spackle Motion

          If that is their internal or external title, then it should be stated. It doesn’t matter if that’s what they actually do. I can think of MANY stupid titles that I had over the years, which meant nothing.

          • GlibWog

            True, True Valid point Spackle

      • jonzot

        While I also applaud Marty for this well-written (and very damaging) indictment of Miscavage, let’s not pretend that Marty has “exposed himself” in any substantive way or that “it must have been a mental internal tug of war when he wrote every single line.” I’m guessing it was so satisfying an exercise that Marty probably had to be pulled away from his word-processor by force.

        Again, I do give Marty credit for this fine affidavit, but let’s not kid ourselves. In the context of a lawsuit filed by his wife the statement is also, simultaneously, self-serving. What I hope to see from Marty before the end is a “truly” selfless disclosure of OSA exploits, NOT for the sake of personal repentance, but to aid those most harmed by LRH-wickedness. Giving full cooperation to Gerry Armstrong would be a very good start.

        • richelieu jr

          Yes Jonzot, exactly.

        • Robin Scott

          While I am delighted to see David Miscavige dragged into a court of law,
          and proved to be a liar and a cheat, Marty’s affidavit read to me more like a
          confession. In so many words, he says ‘I worked for this psychopath for twenty
          years, doing his dirty business, and hiding the evidence of wrong doing against
          so many people, whose lives were ruined. Mike Rinder and I made this criminal
          into the monster he has become; without us, he wouldn’t have succeeded. Now I am
          using the dirt I have on him to blackmail him into paying my wife millions of
          dollars.’

          Where is one word of regret, one ounce of shame, one expression of apology
          to all of those people he harmed? The hardest thing to confront is Evil.

          • Davka

            You are not likely to find that kind of expression in an affidavit as part of litigation, particularly in one like this. Whether “regret” is fully expressed to the satisfaction of all in another forum is a different question. I’ve said it before – I’m not sure there is anything that Marty could do or say that would satisfy everyone, even if he is sorry and does apologize.

            • Robin Scott

              Fair comment, Davka – it will be interesting to see how this plays out now. Will Marty force Miscavige into court, or will he take the money and run, like Debbie Cook?

            • Davka

              Also a fair comment :). I don’t think it’s about money, I think it’s about his wife, and it’s pretty clear by his blog postings that he thinks she’s the best thing to ever happen to him, and I’ll bet he feels terrible about the toll this has taken on her. And yes, the shoe is now on the other foot, given what he used to do – I’m sure that’s not lost on him either. If it was just him, there’d be no suit, but I think when it comes to Mosey, he’s going to do everything in his power to protect her. Some may call it self serving, but I’d say it speaks to evidence of connection to things and people important in this world. And just think about it – thanks to COB, Marty has years of experience about how to turn the screw, and now he’s going to do just that.

              Me, I’m just stocking up on the popcorn – well, that’s one good thing about having just been laid off – more time to read the gazillions of comments here at the Bunker that are sure to come as it all unfolds!

            • Robin Scott

              Well, Davka, it’s certainly compulsive viewing, my friend! Time will tell, truth will out!

            • ThetaBara

              She probably IS the best thing to ever happen to him.
              I’m so looking forward to watching this all play out in court!

            • i-Betty

              I’m so sorry you’ve been laid off, Davka ๐Ÿ™

            • Davka

              Thank you, Betty. Yeah, not exactly fun, but all I can do is just keep moving and find something else…..but first and hopefully last time HR shows up at my door like that.

            • Pinkhammer

              To save Tony the effort: Debbie didnt start the mess. COS sued HER then paid her so they could get out of the suit they brought because her testimony was so damaging…

            • GlibWog

              Absolutely… It is because of Debbie’s courage and strength in her E mail that Opened Pandora’s Box..

            • Robert Eckert

              And it is extraordinarily unusual for the PLAINTIFF to write a large check to the DEFENDANT to settle the case that the plaintiff filed in the first place (at the time, it was officially denied that Debbie Cook got money, but then she retired to the Caribbean etc.)

            • Peter

              If his wife has asked for a specific amount and the czerch pays that amount, isn’t the suit then over? I’m sure they will make the offer, if they do, along with the usual zipped lips requirement, as done in the past. There is when we’ll see if Marty and his lady can stand the heat.

            • Robert Eckert

              She is also asking for an INJUNCTION to stop them from ever harassing her again, and the judge has to draft and sign some kind of order. And they are absolutely in no position whatsoever to demand a non-disclosure agreement.

            • Peter

              Yes, Robert, but you’re talking logic and sense. When have *those* ever been practiced by Miscavige? LOL

            • Robert Eckert

              If Miscavige is senseless enough to offer money, with no restraint on his future conduct but demanding an agreement from the Rathbuns to be silent, there is no reason for the Rathbuns to be so senseless as to accept it.

            • Peter

              Of course not. I was just speaking to the senselessness which seems to govern Miscavige’s actions, often doing not just the wrong thing, but actually the opposite of the right thing. In the end, I believe, he will fade out quickly to whatever hideyhole he’s planned, taking more than enough lolly with him to continue to bribe the officials to leave him alone and protect said hideyhole until he succumbs.

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            I am with you on this.

          • DamOTclese2

            To be fair, expressing regret and remorse in an affidavit like this would be inappropriate. “Just the facts, ma’am.”

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            I agree with everything you are saying here, other than the part about “blackmailing” Miscavige for millions of dollars. It’s not blackmail to confront someone with their wrong-doing in a court of law. And I am not entirely certain this is just about money. If the Rathbuns takes a settlement and walk away, it will further damage their credibility. We shall see when this has played out.

            • jonzot

              Well… Monique Rathbun is suing for damages (loss of earnings, mental anguish, etc), in other words: MONEY. That’s not to say that $ is her priority or sole motivation. There’s no doubt the Rathbuns want Miscavage & Co to be held accountable and justice be served, but if the church offers them everything they’re asking for and then some, I imagine they’d take it.

              In fact if a defendant agrees to settle and provide compensation for “everything” listed in the complaint, I’m not sure the plaintiff still has the option to take it to trial. Is that not the case? Any lawyers among us?

            • GlibWog

              You know Douglas.. If they doesn’t take the $ ( upfront) and let it play out in court..

              He will be really looking good to those who want to join the Indies..
              and maybe he feels that it is time to pay the piper.. ( NOT all the way, but enough for him to feel a little guilt lifted from his crimes..)

              For all those screaming.. ” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT ENOUGH FOR HIS CRIMES..”
              Well, it’s a hell of a lot better than we had from him last week…last month…last year..

        • Interested

          Yes, that is so true. There is much that should be told for true repentance.
          By the way I have never seen so many down arrows. Boy I hope I get one. I’ll be sooooo disappointed if I don’t. -:)))

          • Robert Eckert

            Congratulations!

            • Interested

              Wow 5 downs… What a badge of honour… I am going to boast later. Thanks whoever you are.!

          • i-Betty

            Happy birthday, my lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Interested

              Yeah thank you so much. How did you know it is soon to be a major birthday. As I asked candy gram, do I know you, I sure as hell hope so. I think you guys greeeeeat

          • Candygram

            I down arrowsd you! I down arrowsd you! Happy birthday new year!!!

            • Interested

              How did you guys know that it was my new year and is soon to be my birthday…. Do I know you? I damn we’ll hope so. Big kisses to you. Will repeat this message fori Betty.

        • GlibWog

          I don’t think anyone is Kidding themselves jonzot..

          We all know the history. I think if nothing else most of us are pretty educated about the facts.

          And absolutely agree about Gerry Armstrong.. 100% Just horrible fair gaming.

          • jonzot

            Oh I know everyone here has all the “datum” already, I was just responding to THDNE when she wrote:
            “I have to take my hat off to Marty for this jewel. It truly is a gift. It must have been a mental internal tug of war when he wrote every single line to expose himself this way.”

            I wasn’t trying to pile on Marty, I just don’t think he deserves lavish praise. It’s his business how he handles his secrets and his conscience. And I credit him for everything he’s revealed and done thus far, I just wish he would do more to assist some of his past “fair game” victims. It reminds me of when those higher-up mafia guys defect and expose the boss – they only get immunity if they reveal EVERYTHING.

            • GlibWog

              I understand Jonzot.. I do.. I have been all over this thread saying the same thing.

              He has committed serious crimes. He is coming clean to the point of helping his wife.. and revealing just enough…

              I remember him at the end of the Scientologists at War video saying something about Karma..

              Let’s just say for now.. The information that he has given will hopefully bring Scn to it’s knees.

      • Patty Moher

        “I Do have my questions, like How Exactly was RTC members coerced into
        relinquishing their positions to Miscavige could took over and who were
        they?”

        All board members of all Scientology corporations are required to sign undated resignations. The only copies of the signed undated resignations are kept by the cult to be filled in at their discretion.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Thanks. I thought those were dreamed up by Miscavige. So Hubbard or one of his henchmen already had them in place….oh, which Miscavige probably knew. damnation.

        • DamOTclese2

          Plus when Slappy showed up dressed like an 8-year-old sailor, they held their people hostage until they signed on to the coup.

          • GlibWog

            hahhahahaha dam that is funny

        • no_srsly

          Just. Wow. And they signed them!? Clearly, removal from the board would be inevitable, but ….Just. Wow.

          • Missionary Kid

            It’s a typical tactic when someone wants to keep control of an organization, and DM is a control freak.

            • no_srsly

              geez as a noob, I’m learning so much more information (read:truth) from the Bunkerites! Every day….something else shocking & new! I get those popcorn comments….just sayin’

            • Missionary Kid

              Here’s some places you can get information. I’ve posted this before, but they’re just places to start.

              Go back over Tony’s postings, and you’ll get educated.

              For general information, read the stuff about LRH on Xenu.net

              For books, read Going Clear by Lawrence Wright for an easy read, Jenna Miscavige Hill’s book, Beyond Belief, the book, Baldfaced Messiah, which sets forth LRH’s real history, but much of it is based on Jon Atack’s A Piece of Blue Sky, which has just come out with a new edition.

              For a good book about NarCONon, Lucas Catton’s Have I Told You All is a good read. His website is http://www.lucascatton.com/

              If you’re going to buy any of those books online, buy them through the bunker (or Lucas Catton’s site for his book), so Tony gets some revenue.

              BTW, for some dictionaries of Co$ terms, http://www.xenu.net/archive/di… and
              http://www.tampabay.com/news/s… There are a hell of a lot of acronyms and titles and other bullshit that is a part of the jargon of the cult. Don’t try to learn it all at once. Those who’ve been “in” can use them with ease, but I needed the dictionary. There’s one phrase that’s not in the dictionary, and it comes straight from Davy: YSCOHB. The Y can be substituted with a different word. It stands for You Suck Cock On Hollywood Boulevard, and apparently, he uses it often.

              The Tampa Bay Times series of articles are very informative, too.

              A phrase you’ll read here often, is, Scientology. It’s always worse than you think. The evil that is the {church} of $cientology is incredible, especially that it has been allowed to flourish here in the U.S.

            • no_srsly

              much thanks MK!!! I am also reading A Piece Of Blue Sky…your links will prove invaluable as I discover Jon’s journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • GlibWog

              Yes Kid.. for the longest time I had a list of cult jargon beside me..

              Good Lord.. HUBS.. and his stupid made up words.. and so many acronyms etc.. ugh

            • Missionary Kid

              Someone theorized that he came up with a lot of the acronyms to imitate the real navy. Also, cults tend to develop their own language because of their isolation from the rest of society. LRH encouraged the distorted language further by making up his own definitions or insisting on using only one definition for a term.

              Long, grandiose titles also lead to verbal shorthand.

              A good way to keep a group isolated is to have them speaking a different language.

            • GlibWog

              OH I know.. I was just bitchin bout it.. It’s easy to groan when anything about Hubs is mentioned.. ugh

            • Missionary Kid

              Bitch away. Anything to do with him is a PITA.

            • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

              I have especially enjoyed the videos on Marty Rathbun’s youtube channel where Marty and Mike Rinder reminisce and laugh at Miscavige as they sit there fishing. They appear to be very candid in their reflections about their experience dealing with Miscavige. All the squirrel buster videos are there too, including “the car wash” video.

              http://youtu.be/99-CeOxemS4

              If you have the stomach for it, and really want to get a real feel for the cray cray mindset of someone who has drunk deep of the Kool-Aid, Fishman’s video will do it. He actually came out of this and was able to rid himself of the delusions, but had to go to prison to get himself free. How wicked is that?! Your religious beliefs and membership in ‘church’ get you sent to prison, which turns out to be better for you than being in the church!

              http://youtu.be/v6yhyYEbJgA

            • i-Betty

              I really enjoyed the ‘fishing’ videos, too. They were some of the very first video’s I watched and I was transfixed.

            • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

              Same here. I’ve gone back and watched them again, and have picked up even more from them, especially as I have learned more about the people in some of the stories that they tell.

            • GlibWog

              Hi Sir.. so glad that you are joining us as a regular.. I love your avatar..

            • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

              Thanks GW. Very good to be here. I’ve been lurking here for a long while, since early VV days. Been following the cult for even longer, since they first tried to recruit me back in the late 80s. But only rarely checked in on them back then (internet was hardly in existence and I had to actually go to library to learn about them). Became thoroughly addicted a couple of years ago. I work too much to read and post as often as I like, but I must admit I check the bunker, and several other sites, numerous times a day. Did you pick up on who’s in the avatar pic?

            • GlibWog

              Let’s see.. if I were to guess it is Teddy Roosevelt.. ( Right?) hmmmm

              Thank God you didn’t get you in Sir Hemet.. OMG.. I studied Anatomy and Kinesiology in a small private college in the early 70s

              and ugh, ugh..One of our Books we had to read was Dianetics .. Our Prof was a Scn. who was schilling for the { Chirch} and so many of the students signed up.. ( PUKE )

              I do NOT know why I didn’t other than the thought I wanted to kill myself reading that crap.

              It is so easy to be addicted isn’t it… If you saw this in a movie you would NOT believe any of it. Yep.. I do the same.. I am retired and the internet and Scn. is my addiction.

            • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

              The Internet is a blessing to me, and a time-kill curse. But this scientology story has it all. I wish my family would pay more attention to it. So much better than what’s on tv. I was lucky that I didn’t fall for the shell game. Lucky that I was just out of college and I like to think that I saw through their bs. But it was probably more that I had no money. Sorry you had to actually read that drivel.
              Avatar not TR. It has a scientology connection

            • GlibWog

              For your List Consideration.. Names for DM

              Little Tator Tot the Dicktator

            • Missionary Kid

              That could be one or two names. I’ll put it down as one for now.

            • GlibWog

              hahaha.. He is just a tiny Tator Tot

        • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

          Patty,

          Marty’s talking, I’m pretty sure, about how the then IG RTC, vicki Aznaran, and Jesse Prince, were deposed from their top positions in RTC, and this is when DM, coming over from ASI, came in with Greg Wilhere, and Marty, and did that incident that Jesse talks about on film.

          That whole incident, I hope Jesse’s version gets more play.

          This is new news, as Tony pointed out. This part about Marty and two others from ASI, and DM, taking over RTC.

          More people who were at that showdown with Vicki, I wish would talke.

          Right now the participants seem to be DM, Marty, Greg Wilhere, possible Norman Starkey, likely Shelly Miscavige was present, and of course Vicki Aznaran and possibly someone else that was directly under Vicki, who I can’t think of, they’d be the ones getting the balling out from DM saying they had to step down from the top roles in RTC, and allow DM and the others who then took over the top roles in RTC.

          It’s a bit of a confusing period, and someone who was present at all those meetings over those days, would be good to interview.

          DM has a sense for the dramatic, and when it came time to ask Jesse to go to the RPF, well Jesse turned the tables on them in the dramatic department.

          With so many of the people at that Vicki Aznaran demotion showdown not talking, and with very different viewpoints of that transition of DM to the top of RTC, it’d be good to get more of the people who can talk, I wish Terri Gamboa, who was ED ASI at that time, describing her views, although I don’t think she was there, but she must have heard what went on.

          Jesse’s input on Marty’s version of that RTC takeover would be important to get.

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        Confessions are good for the soul. And yes, it must have been an arduous document to write, after all poor Marty has to struggle with his own past miscreant behaviors. He must have reached the utter limits of his tolerance & patience. Mind you Monique has her say, she has already shown that she is made of stronger moral fiber, not to be easily bullied.
        Now let’s wait for the other shoe to drop…

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Sometimes you need to recognize those rare moments in life when you have to take off all restraints in your enthusiasm and give your gratitude generously, with No conditions attached. A thank you note that says “Thanks, A**hole” just won’t do on such a glorious day.

          • Marie Claire Wolf

            While we can certainly celebrate this amazing step forward, it still is worthwhile to keep in mind that both Marty and Mike played important roles in the conduct of affairs in Co$. That they did so at the crude and threatening behest of DM is one thing that will speak loudly against the machinations past & present of the cult. Moreover, it will serve to show the extreme control and fear that these two individuals labored under and may contribute to help show their diminished responsibility in regards to cases like Lisa McPherson.
            Forgive by all means, but do not forget that Marty has a lot more to ponder and worry his conscience about.
            BTW: I would never be so ‘declassรฉe’ as to: “Thanks, A **hole”

      • richelieu jr

        Here’s hoping, it all comes true, my friend!

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          I think the RTC person mentioned might be Vicki Aznaran.

      • DamOTclese2

        “How Exactly was RTC members coerced into relinquishing their positions to Miscavige could took over and who were they?”

        This is covered on the Internet already in several places, including Operation Clambake, the last I looked. The insane crooks literally dressed up in their little toy sailor outfits and stalked in to the building and held people captive against their will, forcing them to sign documents “affirming” Miscaviage and his fellow henchmen as the new rulers. Nobody could leave until they said “fuck Hubbard” and threw their own policies out the window and sucked that dwarf’s whang by signing.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Oh I’ve heard what happened. I just have been curious as to How they were coerced. What I Didn’t know is that presigned resignations were preMiscavige era.

          • Peter

            Such presigned resignations are in use all over the world in many corporations, companies and various other quite legal entities. The technique, like most, can be used for either legal or illegal motivations.

            • Robert Eckert

              A scene in Woodward & Bernstein’s book describes how, at the party celebrating Nixon’s 49-state re-election victory over McGovern, he demanded pre-signed resignations from all his cabinet and high-ranking staff. It put rather a damper on things (“thanks for all your work– you’re all fired!”).

      • GlibWog

        So Fuckin Tragic.. Just so Tragic I can NOT put how I feel about this in words.. Such a loss..

      • 196714

        THDNE,
        Actually the referred former Exec in RTC in Dallas was Vicki Aznaran, who at the time of the coup was the IG (Inspector General) of RTC. She ran RTC which at that time was the enforce board that controlled the Trademarks of CSI. As Martry explains in his affidavit when the 1987 coup happened she was the casualty and left, she sued the church and settled out of court with a gag order. In answer to your question as to how RTC members were coerced, just copy and paste the 1980 incident when the GO (Guardians Office), basically succumbed to a Cease and Desist scenario. MReppen

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      Ouch, this must affidavit must really sting Miscavige’s ass. The chickens are coming home to roost my friends.

      • Observer

        Yes they are! Isn’t it delightful?

        • InTheNameOfXenu

          Yes, indeed.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Perfect as always. I love that one too.

        • no_srsly

          all hail the ShoopMaster! (which I just added to my google dictionary…along with COBsnobbing….I like that one too!)

      • InTheNameOfXenu

        Miscavige gave me a down arrow? Or was it Allender?

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      ๐Ÿ™‚

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      Who, in the name of xenu, is giving us a down arrow?

      • WildaBeast

        Poor Debbie Downer, whose head must be enturbulated to the point of exploding right now.

      • ThetaBara

        It’s Thursday, remember?

    • richelieu jr

      I can’t believe someone got down voted for simply saying they were happy!

      Down with good feelings! Down with happiness! Up with SeaOrg!

    • DamOTclese2

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Amen to that. Marty’s activities on behalf of the criminal enterprise are profoundly evil at core. This is a good way for him to start making amends for the crimes he has committed against us, against our county, against our Judicial system, and amend for the deaths that he is in some ways responsible for as #2 ringleader in the criminal enterprise.

      It’s a shame Marty did not think to grab as much documentation as possible before fleeing.

    • DamOTclese2

      Marty’s affidavit is going to “sting a bit!” Now sit back and watch this rectum kick sink in and bleed fer a bit.

      • ThetaBara

        You and your ass bleeding metaphors. Eww!

      • GlibWog

        I agree with Theta ( Ewwwwwww) but I did say the oil in the cyst on Hubs head was being used in the Oily Table ( EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW)

        • ThetaBara

          I’m pretty sure they squeeze it out of the sea org, like everything else they can get.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      We in RTC understand only too well what is at stake on this agonized planet: Marty’s so-called affidavit is part of an orchestrated Suppressive attack upon COB RTC David Miscavige as he prepares to open Super Power and the Golden Age of Tech Phase 2.

      These monumental and planetary-changing technologies will boom the Ideal Orgs and obliterate Psychiatry. Only those opposed to Planetary Salvage would try to harm these miraculous breakthroughs in mental hygiene by suing COB at a critical time wherein he is about to effect permanent and positive change that will halt and reverse the dwindling spiral in which this planet is gripped.

      As for COB throwing temper tantrums, well, that is simply not true. On the other hand, yes, COB engages in vivid fits of dramatic moral outrage when SP’s attack the Church of Scientology by naming COB in lawsuits. Factually, all these distracting and unnecessary lawsuits that name COB as a defendant should end. If anything, we should all rise to our feet, salute, and say, “Thank you Sir!”

      http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/FADM9_zps9468b104.png

      • GlibWog

        Where is Krew’s Ass when you need it..

        MOONING My Thank You.. Errrh SIR ( bawwwwwwhahhahaha)

      • jeff

        So, I have a question…Tom Cruise is notoriously short, 5′ 7″ I think.. When DM is on stage with him, he seems at least 3″ shorter. Is he really only 5’4″?

        • Robert Eckert

          Not much taller than that.

        • GlibWog

          I would say.. In Bare Feet.. No matter what it says anywhere..)

          Cruise 5′ 6″

          Tiny Tot.. 5′ 3 1/2 “

          • GlibWog

            You know for some odd reason.. ( My obsessions do NOT make any sense so don’t try..ha)

            I was obsessed with TC height .. ( again don’t ask) and I check everywhere.. Not only on the web, but magazines .. books in library.. before he was famous..

            compared his height to others beside him.. I was just obsessed ( I never do anything half assed)

            So after much determination and research.. 5′ 6 ”

            Now Tiny.. I am convinced he is just enough shorter than TC to be just a little over 5′ 3″

          • jeff

            Tiny tot! Too funny!

            • GlibWog

              That was funny wasn’t it..Jeff? ha

              Little Tator Tot the Dicktator ( hahahhaha) NOW THAT is Funny!

              OK off to find MissionaryKid.. to add to his list..hahaha

        • ThetaBara

          TC wears taller lifts. Someone did a comparison of him, DM, and Katie Holmes in a photograph of them watching a motorcycle race. Tommy is up on his tippy-toes in those stupid lift boots he always wears.

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          As we say in Scientology: It’s not the size of the thetan; it’s the size of the donations the thetan makes.

  • pronoia

    This is exciting and painful. I have to work and I have no idea when I will find time to read Marty’s affidavit. But just from a preliminary scan, there is no way that any judge will outright dismiss Miscavige from this suit – ther will have to be an evidentiary hearing I would imagine! Let the fireworks begin.

    And Tony, thank you for keeping on top of all of these stories which seem to be growing and growing like one huge octopus.

    • DamOTclese2

      Assuming the Judge reads it, of course.

      • Robert Eckert

        The Judge will read with rapt attention. Few filings that have crossed his bench will have been this entertaining for years.

      • pronoia

        Well if the judge doesn’t read it right away, a clerk will. Which is basically the same thing.

  • I am

    Marty and Monique are my heros. It takes a very brave person to stand firm against DM and all the funds of the “church,” funds that have been conned from honest members of the church. Continue brave warriors.

    • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

      Look, no offence here, but…………..

      please, they are not “warriors” at all. It disgusts me that people think of Rathbun as such, even more so that he thinks he has the right to call himself that.

      They got harassed, got the shits and are now suing the cult. How does that make them “warriors”?

      He didn’t lift a damn finger when Lisa McPherson was dying, being bitten by bugs, in the bowels of the Fort Harrison hotel.

      • 1subgenius

        They are not heroes or warriors.
        They were damaged, and they are seeking compensation, as they are entitled to, and as well they should.
        And at the risk of setting off another shitstorm, every injury ends up being evaluated in monetary terms. Even something as horrendous as the loss of a child, either by the parties, or a judge or jury. This will be no different.

        • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

          No, I agree that they were harassed, and Mosey probably does deserve compensation for that.

          He deserves a gaol sentence, however, as far as I’m concerned, for what he did in Miscavige’s service.

          • 1subgenius

            I was agreeing in total with your post.

  • iHateDuplicity

    There are some ex-Scientologists who refuse to see that Marty Rathbun has taken any responsibility for his past crimes or taken “enough” action to satisfy the many wrongs he committed while in the Church. I invite those people to step up and submit signed affidavits as he has done today in federal court – a direct assault against Dwarf Midget and his insane management which is one of the boldest and guttsiest moves I’ve seen by any ex anywhere. I’m sure Rinder’s affidavit is also on the way, as he could give corroborating information and testimony in open court to back up Rathbun’s detailed accounts of life in OSA Int.

    At this point, my only response to such Rathbun critics would be “Put up or shut up.” The time for direct action is at hand. I would suggest that anyone else out there who is reading this and has any direct personal knowledge they can contribute to this case, please do so.

    • 1subgenius

      Not too many of Marty’s critics are in a position of personal knowledge so as to be able to contribute to this case.

    • Sunny Sands

      Yes, bravo to Marty for his affidavit. But please keep in mind this is a civil suit in which a judgment in favor of his wife will net $1 million+.

      • richelieu jr

        And possible control of the COS.

        And give him revenge.

    • Eclipse-girl

      While I am glad that Marty is finally exposing this fraud, it is self serving.

      Both Marty and Mark were complicit in illegal activities, under the order of DM. NO ONE DOUBTED THAT.

      But neither of these two men were forth coming about their illegal activities. Marty has been out since 2004, and a vocal ex since 2009. Mark left in 2007. It is now 2013, and finally they are testifying to their criminal behavior.

      I hope Mosey (Monique) wins big. I hope the Insurance co. win big against Narconon. I hope the French court plaintiffs win big.

      Why did it have to take so long?

      (I am a “never in.” )

      • Missionary Kid

        Why did it have to take so long? I’d say it’s because decompression takes a while. Also, I’m willing to bet Marty contacted Ray Jeffries a long time ago, and Ray told him to hold off while information was being gathered and harassment documented.

        DM just doesn’t know how much he pisses people off by using his old, tired ways of screwing people over. He has no one to tell him to STFU.

        • Spackle Motion

          MK, Rathbun was out since 2004 and started speaking out in 2009. That’s almost 10 years of decompressing and he’s just now revealing some detailed information. Ray Jeffries has only been on the scene since Debbie Cook’s New Years Eve email in 2012, about 1.5 years ago.

          It is not likely that Rathbun had been seeking counsel from Jeffries since 2004 or even 2009. From what I recall, Rathbun made statements about having “discovered” Jeffries during the Cook matter in 2012.

          • Missionary Kid

            You’re right. What I was trying to convey is that probably he’s been working with Jeffries and preparing the suit and biding his time, making a record of the abuse and giving Jeffries the information he needs to entrap the tiny fool in his own web of lies.

            • Spackle Motion

              Well, this is ultimately Mosey’s choice to file the suit and she appears to be strong willed so I’m going to guess that the decision was 100% hers. I’m sure they spent a few weeks, if not months strategizing their moves before the suit was filed. But I believe something sent her over the edge that set this in motion.

            • Missionary Kid

              Oops! I deserved to be corrected on that. Of course, it’s her decision. I got focused on Marty because of his affidavit.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Will Marty or Mark now apologize to those who were hurt by their actions?
          Will Marty or Mark now testify if other’s lawsuits or encourage them to pursue legal action?

          I agree Ray Jeffrey probably did have a long term plan. I am really glad it seems to be working.

          I just think there are others out there who deserve some justice to.

          • Missionary Kid

            “I just think there are others out there who deserve some justice too.” [Sorry, the grammar nazi in me had to correct the “to.”

            If Marty spends the rest of his life helping others with their lawsuits, it would do a lot to atone for his evil while working for Der Dwarfenfuehrer.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I stand corrected. I usually have to go back and correct things 3 or 4 times. UGH.

            • Missionary Kid

              Don’t sweat it. I would not have bothered, but I had to quote your very apt statement because it was so good, so I corrected it.

            • richelieu jr

              Now THAT would be ‘A Start’.

        • Poison Ivy

          Agreed, MK.

      • D.Y.G.

        Why so long? The first and most obvious conclusion is “self preservation”. I imagine staying quiet until now about illegal activities in which he participated allowed the statutes of limitations to expire.

  • Bradley Greenwood

    Miscavige is like a much-less-intelligent version of Richard Nixon; and he was brought down by his tangled web of lies. If I get to see a mug-shot of “moon-face”, I could die happy.

  • CoolHand

    When you lie as much as Miscavige and Scientology you not only wind up
    getting yourself caught, but caught by authorities. Just as Mary Rieser
    how well that turned out for her.

    • Mary_McConnell

      Yes, and how well that turned out for Narconon International and all other Narconons now that the whole insurance industry knows Narconon commits fraud, lol

  • tetloj

    Thank you Marty

  • Cheryl

    I just wonder if Marty and some of the other senior escapees worry that one of the knock on effects of this is that they may get sued in the future themselves for some of the things they did .

    • sugarplumfairy

      There are Statutes of limitations on most things except murder..

      • WildaBeast

        And, while I’d have to re-read a bit more carefully, Marty’s affidavit struck me as being worded such that he didn’t give dates or real specifics for anything really awful that he did recently enough that the statutes of limitations wouldn’t have kicked in yet. Definitely ghostwritten by a damn fine lawyer.

  • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

    Well, well, well. When it’s his own wife, Marty seems more than willing to admit to what he did under Miscavige’s orders.

    Pity he didn’t say anything when poor Lisa was dying in the Fort Harrison.

    • 1subgenius

      It is.

  • 1subgenius

    Miscavige must have anticipated this.
    I am tempted to leave it at that, but will add:
    Lawsuits being like poker in many respects, a bet was called, and raised, cards have been shown (the “flop”), and the bet is back to the caller.
    There will be another move. Pass, fold, raise.
    Then more cards, the “turn” and the “river”, and bets..
    The hand is young.
    TV poker is one of the most fun “sports” to watch, partly because the viewers know what the players are holding.
    In this game, we don’t.

    • MarionDee

      Yes, he must have known that Marty would be more than tempted to slap Miscaviage down on this, and that’s putting it mildly. It’s like a grudge match between two men who, at least in the past, were brothers-in-arms in the deepest sense. It’s like (ahem) Brutus turning on Caesar, Thomas Beckett on Henry IV–any grand metaphor you like will work. DM’s “don’t-know-nuthin'” statement still strikes me as a red cape waved in front of a bull on steroids. And (picking up subgenius’s poker analogy), doesn’t Marty have the Royal Flush this time around? Of course, I’m no lawyer.

      I’m not saying there could be no desire on Marty’s part to do some good in the wake of the evils he facilitated and supervised. But I can’t pretend to know his heart.

      • DamOTclese2

        Likely Marty had an affidavit waiting to go, waiting only for the psychopathic dwarf to respond so that he could refute the specific claims.

    • scnethics

      I hear ya, but there comes a point when you are so low on chips, you might as well go all in. I don’t think Miscavige had any choice. *SHIVERS GLEEFULLY*

      • 1subgenius

        I don’t think DM’s gone “all in” yet.

    • John P.

      In a normal court case, I would say you’re exactly right: Marty has played a trump card, and the opposing party should anticipate that and have a few cards up their own sleeve. But Miscavige is not a normal defendant. It’s pretty clear that he micromanages his legal teams even if that means ultimately ending up with an outcome he doesn’t want. It’s also pretty clear that he’s got a fairly adolescent level of patience and poorly developed ability to think strategically. In other words, I think there’s a pretty good chance that he thinks in terms of unloading with both barrels up front (his declaration that he never had anything whatsoever to do with Texas) and that will solve the problem.

      I also suspect that Miscavige either did not consider the possibility or did not inform his legal team that a potential declaration from Marty would involve the Lisa McPherson case. He just hoped that would go away, like little kids do when they break Mom’s favorite vase.

      I believe the main purpose of Marty’s declaration is to bring the Lisa McPherson case into play, to rattle Miscavige at the possibility that he’ll be called into court and one of the subjects of discussion will be his actions during that tragic event and all the subsequent legal chicanery.

      Miscavige thinks he only has to bluff once and thinks he will always get away with it. But when he gets challenged I think he comes unhinged and he will make bigger and bigger mistakes that will ultimately cause him more damage than if he learned patience and learned to play the game properly.

      • 1subgenius

        You could be right. (Pro-tip: That statement’s nearly always true, and can usually avoid lengthy arguments over issues that can never be proven one way or the other.)
        In addition to the possible reason you give for injecting Lisa into the case (which seems superfluous), I’ll play amateur psych here, and say that it may be Marty’s attempt to atone for his own involvement.

        • Spackle Motion

          GREAT pro-tip. I’ll remember that one. I usually say something like, “that may be true, but” which isn’t as effective as “You could be right”. I like that one.

          • 1subgenius

            Yeah, the “but” part is what continues an endless go round.
            I learned the tip from some article on cheap psychological tricks.
            Another one (that I invented) is to ask, “Could you be wrong about that?”
            Either a yes or a no answer should end the discussion (for you at least), because if they could be wrong, that’s all you’re looking for, and if they couldn’t be wrong, then you know there’s no point in going further.

            • Spackle Motion

              Thanks, 1subgenius. I do not spend my days arguing, so my skills are due for some upgrading. I spend my days interpreting for business, which is an entirely different skill set.

            • 1subgenius

              A very good read is “The Argument Culture” by Deborah Tannen.
              As she explains, stupid, senseless disagreement has become epidemic.
              People will disagree with almost anything you say, under the mistaken belief that any “debate” is a good thing.
              It’s not. Sometimes there is a right and wrong, and most times the issue is either unproveable, or just a matter of opinion.
              And the epidemic of senseless disagreement is just a habit that can be broken.
              Once in a while I test the theory, by saying something like “It’s a lovely day.”
              And even when it is quite a lovely day, the person, through unknown compulsion will find something to disagree with, like “a bit breezy for me”, or some such shit.
              Actually once you notice this phenomenon it can be quite exasperating.
              So forget I said anything, okay?

            • Spackle Motion

              Great tip. I will check that out.

            • Robert Eckert

              Our emotions are more deeply imbedded in us than the much-more-recently evolved faculty of language. When we are contradicted on the internet, much like when we are cut off in traffic, the adrenalin tells us that the proper response is to beat the crap out of the enemy. We do not have a hormone which tells us to pour all our energy into higher-level brain functions and come up with a rational solution.

            • 1subgenius

              The constant struggle between instinct and civil society.
              It’s a jungle out there. That’s why I hate people.
              Especially people like me.

        • richelieu jr

          Excellent tips and an interesting discussion. I am fascinated by how people tend to react emotionally and then construct an intellectual rationale to defend what they ‘feel’…

          • 1subgenius

            People expend more energy defending a position, than just evaluating or re-evaluating it.
            I hate people. They just ain’t no good, as Nick Cave would say (facetiously, I think).

            Except for Maggie, Terre and Suzzy Roche

            My heart stops every time I hear this song.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tDbPF07akE

            EVERYONE IS GOOD

            Everyone is good

            I would like to be a person who does not judge
            Free to be me whatever that might be
            I don’t want to hold a position, don’t want to hold a grudge
            ‘Cause it seems to be the cause of a lot of misunderstanding
            Heartbreak misery

            Looking in your eyes you’re different from me
            Why does it have to be that one of us is better
            Can’t we both be beautiful even if we don’t agree
            Like the flowers in the garden and the animals in the wood
            Each one with a purpose and each one is good

            Everyone is good

            Nobody’s God says hate your neighbor
            Even if the neighbor doesn’t believe in God
            Put aside your religion do your God a favor
            And wouldn’t it be something to be Ioving and kind
            Forgive yourself for everything having once been blind

            Everyone is good

            words and music by Terre Roche

            • ThetaBara

              Aww, that’s very sweet, Subbie.

        • renaud

          Sick of this crap. DM filed in East Texas Disctrict Court RE: McPherson trust. What is psychologic about bringing this up. It insanely relevant, not “atonement” end rant

      • InTheNameOfXenu

        In a nutshell, Miscavige is a fucking child. He’s just burying himself deeper into a hole he cannot get out of.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          It can’t be deep enough.

          • WildaBeast

            Molten centre of the Earth would get close, though…

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I’m good with that.

      • Observer

        I agree. It looks to me like Davey, despite his humiliating interview with Ted Koppel, really believes he is a Big Being at total cause over the wog world and all the declared and de facto SPs in it. He doesn’t get that the only reasons anyone respects him is that A) they have been conditioned to do so and B) he lies like a Dollar Store rug about his sordid little life and failures, as if repeating the lies enough will transform them into the truth.

        • Poison Ivy

          I can’t remember who wrote it here, but there was an ex who said that all the sea org/staff was made to cozy up to the Tee Vee the night Davey was on with Koppel and the Emperor’s New Clothes narrative was that Davey sure showed Ted what for. I’m sure Dave believes that as well.

          • Observer

            Except that he has never agreed to be interviewed since. I’m sure he’s managed to rationalize it to himself in the intervening years though.

            • Poison Ivy

              Oh, absolutely! I’m sure his reasoning was, “Ted Koppel wasn’t informed enough to ask the right questions. He knows nothing about Scientology.”
              (He kept telling the lawyer in the Corydon case that she just didn’t have any understanding of Scientology, as it that were HER failure.)

            • Observer

              As Bugs Bunny would say, what a maroon.

            • Robert Eckert
            • DamOTclese2

              “You don’t have the RANK! to interview me!”

      • mirele

        I’m thinking Little Napoleon told his lawyers I DO NOT HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS TO TEXAS and YOU WILL WRITE THAT IN THE AFFIDAVIT AND I WILL SIGN IT. All while alternately stamping his feet and jumping up and down. He couldn’t hit the attorneys, however.

        Thing is, the lawyers would have probably told DM, “you know, sir, this is the first thing we can do to keep you out of court.” Hell, back in the day, that’s what I would have said. It’s always worth a shot, especially when you have a client with very deep pockets. Doesn’t mean you’ll win, but when you don’t have an overtly obvious connection, always worth a try. But I bet Davey went straight for the screaming and waving of tiny fists.

        • John P.

          BTW, note that Miscavige’s declaration is filed “under penalty of perjury” and Marty Rathbun’s is not. Is that difference potentially significant? My understanding is that a “declaration” is not a sworn statement, so I am sure Ray Jeffery saw the “under penalty of perjury” and smiled a big Cheshire cat grin.

          • WildaBeast

            “Under penalty of perjury” = cream on the cat’s whiskers

          • Robert Eckert

            Maybe that is to lure them into moving for an evidentiary hearing where they will want to call Marty to the stand (swearing him in) and cross-examine him, forgetting how “well” that worked with Debbie Cook (and that the other side can call some witnesses too).

            • WhereIsSHE

              It is not to “lure”.
              It is just an everyday requirement.
              OR… don’t you practice law–and KNOW that.

            • Robert Eckert

              JohnP was pointing out that there was an explicit statement about “this is under penalty of perjury” on Davey’s affidavit and not on Marty’s. If there is any significance to bothering to put it down in Davey’s case it may be as I post a little above; if there is any significance to not bothering to spell it out on Marty’s statement it might be to get Davey to see “How come HE doesn’t have to sign ‘this is under penalty of perjury’, huh? Huh? We’ve got to get him on the stand!” (while the lawyers try with their usual lack of success to calm him down). Of course, there may be no significance whatsoever either to the appearance of the ‘under penalty of perjury’ boilerplate language in the one, or to its absence in the other. Sworn affidavits submitted to court do open one to potential perjury charges regardless of whether they say so or not.

          • WhereIsSHE

            Any affidavit or declaration (or whatever they want to call it) in support of his claim that the court lacks personal jurisdiction over him would have to be filed under penalty of perjury.
            No big Cheshire cat grin.
            It’s a given.

            • renaud

              If it’s a given, curious that it became explicit, if it works against you.

            • Robert Eckert

              It may be that it was stated explicitly because (see conversation between WhereisSHE and mirele above) his lawyers made sure to point out to him “Now you do understand that when you sign this it had better all be true or you are open to perjury charges, don’t you?” and Davey said “Yeah yeah whatever” and the lawyers made sure it is on the record that this was explained to Davey ahead of time.

          • renaud

            Awesome:)

        • WhereIsSHE

          Wait a minute.
          WHAT???
          You would advise a client to provide a sworn LIE to a court?????
          Come again????

          I hope you aren’t serious in your claim that this is what “the lawyers would have probably told DM”.

          Any lawyer who practices in that manner (i.e advises a client to file a false declaration with a court for ANY reason, let alone just because that client has “deep pockets”,–which makes your statement even more egregious, because it implicates the lawyer in churning fees on top of COMMITING THE CRIME OF SUBORNING PERJURY) deserves to be permanently disbarred, and jailed–and fined (civil sanctions and criminal penalties).

          If a client lies to his lawyers, and the lawyers have no way of challenging the client with independent, non-coroboration, then the lawyers can file such a declaration in court.
          But if the lawyers KNOW that the client is lying, the lawyers have an obligation to the court to NOT file it.

          Ughhhhhhhh.
          I was so happy about this update.

          Now I just feel sick to my stomach.

          • Robert Eckert

            The lawyers probably didn’t know for a fact that Davey was lying. They may have had to swallow a great deal of cognitive dissonance, given how dishonest with them on multiple subjects he has probably been with them, but I’m sure they were in position to pretend to believe him.

            • WhereIsSHE

              They better not have known he was lying.
              I am really serious here.
              This isn’t some pontification on a blog.
              This is a matter of PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, and it is not up for discussion.

              I am FLOORED that anyone who says they are–or were–a member of any state bar, would have so little regard for the RULES –and the entire profession– that they would come comment on a blog that it would EVER BE OK to counsel a client to provide false information to a court.

              I “get” that people comment freely here– and say things they would not normally say in “real life”, but this is NOT OK.

              This is EGREGIOUS.

              Anyone who asserts this is an appropriate manner to counsel a client needs to be charged with misconduct.
              PERIOD.
              NO EXCEPTIONS.
              I AM FURIOUS about this.
              FURIOUS.

            • Robert Eckert

              What mirele actually said is that the lawyers probably told him, “The first thing you could do to stay out of court altogether is say you have never had any contacts with Texas.” Now, when they advised that, they (hopefully) had not yet had any info about whether he had actually had contacts with Texas. So Davey tells them “Sure I can say that; you put that in a statement and I’ll sign it” and they could still pretend to believe him, even if they already had a spidey-sense about the general reliability of his utterances.

            • WhereIsSHE

              Go back and read what mirele said.

              It was egregious from a professional liablity standpoint.

              Defend it all you like.

              It is written. And I QUOTE:

              “Hell, back in the day, that’s what I would have said. It’s always worth a shot, especially when you have a client with very deep pockets. Doesn’t mean you’ll win, but when you don’t have an overtly obvious connection, always worth a try. But I bet Davey went straight for the screaming and waving of tiny fists.”

            • WhereIsSHE

              Are you telling me that you are an ACTIVE MEMBER OF A STATE BAR, and you are OK with this statement?
              If so, kindly tell me which state bar and your ID NUMBER.

            • Robert Eckert

              I burned my license to practice 20 years ago (it was Pa.) and don’t remember the number (all my files were lost in an apartment fire five years ago; I miss some things I lost then, but not the legal crap).

            • Robert Eckert

              She didn’t say that if she knew of actual solid connections that she would tell a client to lie about them. She said that if there isn’t much of a connection, then at least you should try to contest personal jurisdiction.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Mom always said, “Don’t play ball in the house.”

      • Poison Ivy

        Great analysis, John P. With you all the way.

        “It’s also pretty clear that he’s got a fairly adolescent level of patience and poorly developed ability to think strategically. In other words, I think there’s a pretty good chance that he thinks in terms of unloading with both barrels up front (his declaration that he never had anything whatsoever to do with Texas) and that will solve the problem.”

        Brilliantly stated. And you’re dead on – perhaps Miscavige was counting on Marty not saying anything about Lisa McPherson for fear of implicating himself. Now he’s gone and done it…and there’s a whole lot more secrets where that came from.

        • richelieu jr

          That would have been stupid as Marty has already admitted to shedding documents, amongst other things…

          • ThetaBara

            When has being stupid ever stopped him?!

      • Ziontologist

        “unloading with both barrels up front (his declaration that he never had anything whatsoever to do with Texas) and that will solve the problem.”

        Dictating reality. All dictators do that, unless the rely completely on the gun … it’s much better to dictate how people see the world around them … unite them against a common enemy, you know, that kind of stuff.
        But Scientologists believe that they can actually dictate reality – with their “Tone 40 Intention.” This helps them find parking spaces, you know, that kind of stuff.
        But when a BIG BEING uses all the INTENTION he can muster, I guess all lawyers can do is cower beneath their desks.

      • WhereIsSHE

        I couldn’t agree more, JP.

        Also– legally speaking–

        The idea that Miscavige would perjure himself (by filing his declaration of lies) JUST to make a move in some proverbial game of chess– and thereby entirely destroy his credibility with this judge!– is hard to accept as some sort of skillful and/or well-thought-out tactic.

        He perjured himself, because that is what he has always done to avoid a court’s jurisdiction, and because he has managed to get away with it.
        I don’t believe that he– or his attorneys– had a clue that Marty’s “testimony” against him (by way of affidavit) would ever come this soon.

        MIscavige has a history of miscalculating his moves in a Texas courts, and of seriously underestimating the skills of Ray Jeffrey, Esq., and what I see here is a case of that history repeating itself.

        Now– I’m not saying that MIscavige and his attorneys will take this lying down. But that unnecessarily detailed declaration Miscavige filed was seriously ill-advised.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          “because he has managed to get away with it”. Yep

    • DamOTclese2

      The only response from the slapping dwarf would be “Marty Rathbun? Never heard of him.”

  • BananaSplits8

    How the heck did the Rathbuns/Ray Jeffrey get their hands on Ed Bryan and Joanne Wheaton e-mails?

    Be afraid Miscavige, be very afraid. I have a feeling that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    • 1subgenius

      Ray Jeffries has likely played some poker in his day.

      OK, if you insist I will tell the story of the mystery of the length of Milton Berle’s penis. (Do I have your attention?)
      It was legendary, but unverified.
      His son was asked years after his father’s death just how long it was.
      The son replied that they never did find out, because although his dad would make bets that his was longer, he would only show enough to win.

      • BananaSplits8

        Lol, I agree with both your poker and Milton Berle analogies. I’ll only add that Jeffrey is shrewd in a manner that he tips his hand only in a way that forces Miscavige to play the cards he doesn’t want to play.

        Bwahahahaha!!

      • richelieu jr

        I actually worked with Berle for 3 years, very late in his life. His wife laid down the rules before i even met him “No questions about his penis” (thought he talked about it plenty, or implied things constantly might be more accurate…)

        To y surprise (i never really liked his TV and film stuff) live he was without a doubt the quickest comic wit I have ever encountered. So fast with a quip (often devastating that it was amazing). I have Berle stories out the wazoo…

        • 1subgenius

          Amazing. Had you heard anything about the penis issue before that, or did the wife’s statement take you by surprise?
          I can’t tell whether the story about/by the son is true, truthy, too good to be true, or just should have been true.

          • richelieu jr

            Oh, I had certainly heard of those supposed 14 inches for a long time before.. They say that he used to lay under a towel at the Beverly Hill Country club in the 50’s and people would pay to have a peek while he was ‘napping’.

            I was filming him for the opening of the Frederick’s of Hollywood Bra Museum (one of his drag dress from his TV show was being inaugurated) and George burns had just finished a racy set by being led off the dais by two Playboy Playmates in all their splendor. Burns said something like he had to go ‘Take care of these two before I ‘tuck’ them in!” and Berle then leaving himself, turned around and said, quick as flash:
            “Right George, at your age that’s like shooting pool with a rope!”

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Only at the Bunker can we get a “Liar Liar Pants on Fire” screaming affidavit and an insider tale about Berle and Burns and Playboy tails. It’s like a little tray of petite desserts after a heavy 7 course, 5 star meal.

  • MO Mom

    Oh myyyyy

  • Interested

    Ok guys, just to say I dreamt about the Co$ last night…. This is not good!
    . Re MR deposition.
    He admits to perjury, this is interesting. What had me shrieking for joy.. The fact that the little one, every morning gets a brief of every flap happening. Tony, your blog is probably fed to him as he wakes up… Yeah what a way to start his day.

    • 1subgenius

      All together now:
      “Good Morning Davey.”

      • ReneeG

        Gawd, I’d hate to be the one that had to give him THIS news…

        • WildaBeast

          Throw the report in the office door and RUN LIKE HELL.

        • Studious Judious

          I agree. At times like this I can imagine that some of the people who must be taking the wrath of DM wish they could be where Shelly Miscavige is.

          • richelieu jr

            Hell, I wish I could be where she is. Nice resort. I’d probably prefer better food, and a job not destroying people’s lives but it looks pretty sweet from here.

        • DamOTclese2

          I would *love* to have been the one to give that fucking psychopath this news.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    corrections needed…
    section 2 – horse instead of house and mad instead of made
    section 28 – that instead of taht

  • Krew13

    I bet Top Gun’s really furious that people are being so mean to his BFF.
    I’m sure he can cheer Miscmidget up by having another hit movie and thereby donate a few million more. Oh,
    wait, he hasn’t had a big hit lately outside of the Mission Impossible
    movies.

    With the help of Box Office Mojo, let’s have a look at his
    grosses before he started ranting about being a Sciloon and the grosses
    after. I’ve not included the ones where he was in a supporting role (Lions for Lambs, Tropic Thunder and Rock of Ages, although, ironically, Lions made $15m and Rock made $38m).

    PRE-SCILOON ANTICS

    1996 – Mission Impossible $180m
    1996 – Jerry Maguire $153m
    1999 – Eyes Wide Shut $55m (but bear in mind it was a Kubrick art film and was never expected to do huge box office)
    2000 – Mission Impossible II $215m
    2001 – Vanilla Sky $100m
    2002 – Minority Report $132m
    2003 – The Last Samurai $111m
    2004 – Collateral $101m
    2005 – War of the Worlds $234m (although his Sciloon antics had kicked up a gear during the shoot with his attempts to recruit SS and badmouthing SS’s wife, his public Sciloonery came after the movie’s release, and Spielberg’s name also made it a hit)

    POST-SCILOON ANTICS

    2006 – Mission Impossible III $134m (way down from the previous two)
    2008 – Valkyrie $83m
    2010 – Knight & Day $76m
    2011 – Mission Impossible IV $209m (helped by the addition of Jeremy Renner and Brad Bird reinvigorating the franchise)
    2012 – Jack Reacher $80m
    2013 – Oblivion $89m

    Only two movies to gross more than $100m and they were both Mission sequels. As you can see, outside of the Mission franchise, ever since he started ranting about being a Sciloon, hopping up and down on couches, insulting Brooke Shields, talked about how it’s a privilege to be a Sciloon and how they’re the “authorities on the mind”, his grosses have declined heavily. That’s why he’s signed on for another Mission sequel, as it’s the only reliable cash cow he has. The attempt to make Jack Reacher into a franchise was stillborn with its $80m gross.

    The evidence shows that Miscmidget’s BFF’s best days are behind him. What will Miscmidget do? His other poster boy Travolta has had an even worse career decline. His last bona fide hit was the animation Bolt 5 years ago, where he voiced a dog. So will Miscmidget find a new celeb poster boy? Not a fucking chance. Everyone in Hollywood now knows what a poisonous and criminal operation it is. The likes of Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale and all the other A-listers won’t go near Miscmidget’s pyramid scheme. So it looks like Miscmidget will have to rely on Top Gun to be his celeb cash cow. The question is, with declining grosses, will he ever come to the realization that it’s being a Sciloon which has fucked his career?

    • ze moo

      Cruise has enough non-clam advisers that have already told him what you wrote. I don’t think TC can turn off his money flow to davey at this time. He can’t stand any more National Enquirer exposes that really come from his auditing folders and he wants a new clam girlfriend (future wife??). John Travolta has been singing the praises of Lroon lately, perhaps he is trying for big being #2?

      Any producer or casting agent is going to think long and hard about hiring TC for any acting job. You are right, he carries so much baggage that everything he does is tarred with the clam scam. This is why TC is often a producer in his movies. His investment gives him enough power to get the acting job. Without that money he is just another aging poseur (rhymes with hoser, ayyy) with limited acting skills.

      • Poison Ivy

        I have to add a caveat to your statement above: Tom doesn’t need producers or casting agents to “hire” him. He is still the top of the heap and as you say, he produces his own stuff. It’s not his investment power – it’s a mistaken myth that producers put their own money into movies (unless they’re total idiots – yeah, I did it once, on a little tiny indie, shame on me). Producing for Tom means finding and developing the project, packaging it, arranging the financing through studios and investors, both domestic and overseas. Trust me, Tom’s not using his own money. He can still “open” a film just fine, even though the box office of his last two have been disappointing (I think that $80 mil is domestic box office – you have to remember, the foreign for this type of film is HUGE and he doesn’t have the creepy reputation in most places overseas that he does here. The films make back their investments overseas). His name alone can still raise enough foreign presale money to finance a film. Look at Steven Seagal – a total joke over here since forever, but up until about 8 years ago, still collecting big bucks to shoot features overseas that were direct to video here but released in Asia. So we will have Tom Cruise casting about, trying to find various permutations of ways to remain a superstar for a long time to come. What will change will be his ginormous fees and the budgets of the films that he opens. He may have to drop his fees. That’s gotta hurt the ego. And you’ll increasingly see him in smaller budget films. If I were advising him, I’d go the humility route. I’d advise him to look for quirky character roles, like TROPIC THUNDER (or even ROCK OF AGES – but please don’t have him sing ever again, or take his shirt off!!). Actually challenging himself with different, lesser roles would make him a better actor and tangentially earn him a little more respect from the industry and the audience. The longer he keeps pushing for the leading man action hero stuff, he’s playing with fire. Plus he is aging…although he certainly doesn’t look 51, he’s not going to be competing with Channing Tatum and Chris Hemsworth for those roles. It’s no contest.

        • richelieu jr

          I totally agree; he is hurting, but to think he won’t be ‘hired’ is a gross misunderstanding of how our business works.

          Sorry you sank your own money into a losing project, MK…

          • Robert Eckert

            That’s PI, not MK.

            • richelieu jr

              Oops! Apologies to both of yehs!

        • Valkov

          I think you are right on, PI. And, his “Knight and Day” was a “quirky” and fun little film in which he actually seemed to be making fun of, parodying, the Mission Impossible type characters he plays.

    • DamOTclese2

      Well, with Tom Cruise and John Travolta’s careers at an end, David can still rely upon Kirsty Alley’s money.

      • Krew13

        Someone should ask Alley why she can’t use her Sciloon superpowers to postulate her fat ass gone. Obviously being a Sciloon hasn’t fulfilled the need that stuffing her face with cakes and sugary drinks satisfy.

  • chris

    Exposed, exposed, exposed. This is delicious and far superior to a great meal. All the lies, the tight control, the dirty tricks, the harassment have been revealed. Go Marty! This cult is insane and Miscavige a sociopath. Why oh why doesn’t the IRS revisit its tax exempt status. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that it’s just a money- making machine preying on people’s vulnerabilities and bank accounts. It’s called extortion and it’s illegal and Karen Paou can’t lie it away. I really hope the press picks up this lawsuit and exposes the corruption to the world. Scientology, your days are numbered!!

    • Poison Ivy

      Come on, IRS. America could really use the money about now. Lord knows you took enough from my late fixed-income 91 year old Dad. Davey’s been stealing you blind for YEARS. Aren’t you just a little bit ready for revenge?
      THE TIME IS NIGH!!

  • BananaSplits8

    I’m not belittling any aspect of the affidavit or the amended complaint but I’m getting a particular kick out of the twice mentioned directive to Joanne Wheaton that the squirrelbusters need to say they love COB more often. A directive surely coming from Miscavige himself.

    It’s deliciously pathetic, puerile and embarrassing.

    • Nevermore

      Yeah, poor Davey, he just wants to be wuvved!

      • 1subgenius

        Is that so wroooooongah?

        • Nevermore

          It is in a short-arsed psychotic psychopathic dictator with delusions of grandeur!

      • Mark

        Davey-wavey bullies and lies
        Wears expensive suits and ties.
        His lies shown plain by light of day
        Davey-wavey runs away.

        • WildaBeast

          VERY nice, Mark!

    • Krew13

      Wheaton is a truly pathetic and sad figure.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-NxNcDI8Xw

      • 1subgenius

        Thanks, I don’t recall seeing that before.
        It is a must view for all.
        Mosey shoots and scores far better than Marty did (who wouldn’t shut up and listen)

        • Nevermore

          Seriously, if I ever find myself backed into a corner, I want Mosey right there with me – she’s awesome!

        • ReneeG

          It IS a great video. Mosey got some game, and she is NOT going to put up with David Miscavige’s shit. And neither is Ray Jeffries. It’s too bad that man has more balls than the IRS and the FBI put together. The FEEBS are the people that should be investigating this crap.

        • jeff

          so much for their communication “expertise”.

  • Truthiwant

    Remarkable affidavit from Rathbun. My God, what a bunch of criminals they all are.

    This lying process is endemic within Scientology. The measures they will go to to obtain what they want, lying through their teeth, is sickening. And to think I was a part of this ‘Church’ at one time makes me feel ill.

    I’ll tell you a story about gross lying that happened to me some years ago.

    When the ‘Basics’ came out, the Church literally went mental trying to sell multiple copies to everybody. Sea Org members were under enormous pressure to reach their sales statistic for the week. I already had a copy of the whole lot (about 10 boxes of books and cd’s!) but this didn’t stop them from phoning me up at all times of the day and night, from Italy, England and America to make another sale. This went on for months.

    Anyway, one day I get a call from a Sea Org member in Saint Hill. She asked me what I wanted to do with the money I had on account. I replied that I didn’t know and so she told me that there was a Scientologist in Italy that desperately needed the ‘Basics’ and without them could not continue with his auditing cycle. This person however didn’t have enough money to pay for them and so the Sea Org member proposed that I should use my money on account and buy a copy for this person and that this Scientologist would get in touch with me and pay me back the money a bit at a time.

    I pondered the idea for a few moments and then accepted, thinking that I wouldn’t mind using the money I had on account for some things I needed in the house, rather than it just sitting there doing nothing in Saint Hill (I was already off lines by this time).

    So I gave her the all clear to use my money on account and the Sea Org member said that she would pass on my phone number to this Scientologist so that we could work out how and when he would pay me back.

    Months went by and I never got a phone call from this Italian Scientologist. A year passed by and so I eventually phoned up Saint Hill.

    I don’t know what really happened. All I know is that the money was taken out of my account. Where the ‘Basics’ went to (if atall) I have no idea. It is quite obvious that the whole story was a lie. I don’t know if the money has been returned to my account since then, because I protested a lot at the time.

    Now that I am completely out I’ll probably never know what happened.

    • Sunny Sands

      That’s just awful you were treated by your “clergy” that way.

    • aquaclara

      what a shame….

    • Observer

      Are you questioning the ethics of The Most Ethical People on the Planet?!

      • Truthiwant

        Hubbard states quite clearly in his ethics book how people should behave towards themselves and others but in practice there are a certain number of Scientologists that do the exact opposite. They justify themselves with the saying “The greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics” where the only important factor is the survival of Scientology against all logical and moral behaviour.

        • BananaSplits8

          and Thursday 2pm stats.

        • Phil McKraken

          Hubbard never stated anything clearly in his life. Please provide the text so I can judge for myself.

          • Truthiwant

            I agree you with that Hubbard is the master of double talk but what I was trying to say was that nowhere in the ethics book does Hubbard tell you to use evil means to get money out of people but this is what, infact, quite a few Scientologists do.

      • Robert Eckert

        Davey Downboy has joined us! Or is it Debbie Downer, since it’s Thursday!

        • Eclipse-girl

          I noticed that, too I wonder who they trust to be able to read this stuff. It was a job like this that eventually made Tory leave

          EDIT : OOH, I got one , too

          • WildaBeast

            I do hope that dear Debbie takes a moment to read Marty’s affidavit…

          • WildaBeast

            Congratulations! *applauds*

          • richelieu jr

            No one, they just vote down on everything, then go was their eyes out with soap and beg for forgiveness…

    • Poison Ivy

      I think that Scientologist was someone’s “Imaginary Friend.” Or maybe they had him confused with someone’s Body Thetan.

      When does Scientology EVER do a good deed for a member?

      Asshats.

      • Truthiwant

        I’m sure he didn’t exist. But if he did, I remember the Sea org member in Saint Hill saying that he was from Bologna.

        So, if there is an ex- Scientologist reading this post from Bologna all I can say is “You owe me 2000 euros!”

        • Marie Claire Wolf

          Maybe his name is Baloney form Bologna.

          • Truthiwant

            Good one!!

    • DodoTheLaser

      I know one broke scientologist who was bragging to me how he got a call from Flag about the Basics and when he told them he can’t afford them, they sent it to him anyway because someone “donated” them for him. Whole 9 yards – books, lectures, CD’s. I think it’s about $2K worth of con. That’s probably what happened to your money.

      • Truthiwant

        Definition of ‘Donate’ for a Scientologist – By using any means available, to get the money out of a parishioner by Thursday at 2 o’clock and to continue stripping him of his money every week until he is completely broke.

  • Cat Daddy

    Anonymous loves David Miscavige our new leader

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    • tetloj

      That was a first for me

    • 1subgenius

      Why does that never get old?

      • Spackle Motion

        It never gets old because of that weird dancing. It’s like watching a Bollywood musical….the dancing is strange and transfixing.

        • 1subgenius

          Some anons in the west did a raid where they re-enacted this video.

          Best raid ever.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-4c4uQmdo

          • Spackle Motion

            Yes, the Goddamned Pacman was known for being obsessed with this video during protests, and I recall one of his protest vids made Tony’s “best of” list one year. I believe this artist is Egyptian but it definitely has the Bollywood feel to it.

            This video is where hypnotism and WTF meet.

            • 1subgenius

              Thanks for reminding us who that glorious bastard was.
              Credit where credit is due.

          • sizzle8
        • Robert Eckert

          My loony bun is fine, Benny Lava

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxS6bFFhi6g

        • Mrs Libnish

          And the bartender! Don’t forget about the bartender.

  • chukicita

    The mention of Bennetta Slaughter reminded me of this: http://www.shipbrook.net/jeff/CoS/visit.html
    Now I finally have some context for her desperation. I thought at the time it was really strange for a person who had supposedly just lost their best friend to care so little about her friend’s family, or be so outwardly focused on whether or not someone was planning to attend a picket. She was really thinking about the bitchslap she’d get from COB if she messed up.

    Some days you just can’t make enough popcorn.

    • Poison Ivy

      Where is she these days?

      • Andrew Robertson

        Bennetta seems to have moved on from Scientology and perhaps forgotton her past.

        https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bennetta-Slaughter/425926977465421

        Andrew

        • John P.

          One caveat: this is a link to a FB business page. It doesn’t have any friends list, etc. That makes it easier to hide any associations with friends who are Scientologists and all the other warning signs that might deter prospective suckers customers from availing themselves of Ms. Slaughter’s expertise that could happen if they looked at her personal FB page. So I would submit that this is not conclusive evidence that she has left the cult. Perhaps someone in the Ex community might know one way or another.

        • sugarplumfairy

          She’s quoting Ghandi now instead of hubbard.. Ghandi.. the antithesis of hubbard.. bennetta should be ashamed.. wish I could smack her.. sorry, Andrew.. I try to be as good and patient as you, but I don’t think it will ever happen..

  • baddog5623

    Ahhhh Ed Bryan, you got to love that trash digging squirrel troll. Remeber what he said to the police as to why he was stealing an ID badge? It was for his religion ! Dhooooo.

  • MarionDee

    Re DM making fun of Monty Drake’s name, I can only say that, when it follows “David” (I want to exclude members of his family), the word “miscaviage” has always sounded like a bad facial skin disease to me.

    • Missionary Kid

      I’m putting this in my list of things said about DM: The word “miscaviage” sounds like a bad facial skin disease.

    • WildaBeast

      You know as soon as I read that I realized just how true it is. And I was ALREADY smiling.

  • Ruby Grapefruit

    (1) I bought a big thing of popcorn while at the supermarket last night (I have psychic powers)!

    (2) everybody knows that Warren McSHAME is a lying sack of shit.

  • Snuzey

    Wow… he employed several typists 24 hours a day to type up every waking word that fell from his lips every single day. That is a NEW level of narcissism!! Just when you can’t imagine him being any more of a wanker, he up-wankers himself.

    Have to say, I think Marty has been biding his time for this. Its the start of something massive. I can see why he has been less than forthcoming over the years for what he has done. But just look how he is talking now!! Nice one Marty. About time, and I guess some of that was hard, but glad you’re speaking up properly now. You will feel more free as more is let go. Blimey do not shit with his wife!

    • 1subgenius

      Just imagine when Ray Jeffries requests that those transcripts be produced.

      • Snuzey

        “I’ve run out of bog roll. Someone go and get me me another roll immediately before I wipe my gout ridden shit on your malnourished hands”… etc… that sort of thing?

        • 1subgenius

          Yes, indeed.
          Or my personal favorite, attributed to the late, great, colorful mayor of Detroit Coleman Young.
          “Get out of my face before I go shit fishing with my nightstick.”

      • 0tessa

        The shredding machines are probably already working 24/7.

        • AnonymousSP

          yup. … while the government and law enforcement agencies sleep.

        • 1subgenius

          Since you used the word “probably” you could be right.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Miscavige announced a few weeks ago that he already had 150 “maintenance” people staffing at the Super Power Building. 150 people manning the Giant Shredders in the Giant Shredding Room can shred a Lot of paper!

          • Poison Ivy

            What happened to the tapes? God, I wish someone would go in there and find the original tape recordings to COB’s rants. Truth is worse than fiction, in that regard.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              If it was Tapes, likely disintegrated by now, at least those 10 years or older. But the transcripts would be delicious. Maybe Gold had the tapes transferred to digital medium before they disintegrated? Marc Headley would know perhaps?

            • Marc Headley

              Each day all of Dave’s tapes were transcribed and saved. We used to get the transcripts of every meeting and we had to immediately read through them to weed out any orders that we had to comply to.

              If one had an order with a meeting or transcript from Tiny Fists, you had to M9 word clear the transcript! read the entire thing out perfectly verbatim. If you missed a word or stumbled in any way, you had to look up words in a dictionary. If you were one of the lucky ones to go from meeting to meeting with Dave Miscavige throughout the day, you’d likely get hit with a barrage of transcripts right as you should have been going to bed. Then you’d have to stay up reading all of the transcripts to make sure you knew what you were supposed to do the next day.

              Most of the time, people had not even gotten through word clearing the transcript and the orders were already due for compliance.

              Then you’d show up to the next’s day’s meetings with nothing done because all you had done was ready transcripts full time!

              I had a multiple binders of all of the conversations I had ever had with Miscavige. Every meeting, every dispatch, everything.They were at least 2 inches thick. I had one for “Videos” one for “Films” and one for “Systems” Everything from what type of speakers to use on video systems down to me having to write standards on dry erase boards for even remotely suggested that we produce DVDs.

              Either way, I heard that a few years back everyone who had any conversations recorded in transcript form or dispatches were collected up and shredded.

              David Miscavige is working overtime to make sure that there is no trace of him ever telling anybody to do anything.

              Here’s the thing. You don’t have to have a print out of david miscavige saying anything. All you need is a credible witness that people will believe. If you have that, it is better than a paper trail any day. Don’t get me wrong, paper trails are useful and in some cases could make or break a case. Internally, David miscavige has set-up all of his operations with very little papers trails. It is the people that he has used and abused that will ultimately bury him.

              There is one thing that the Mental Midget hates more than Marty, giving Marty money. He will refuse to do what his lawyers tell him to do. He will run this case himself and pay them to do what he tells them to do. He will bury himself in 100 feet deeper before he pays or settles this case. Everything up until now has been foreplay. We are about to see some fireworks folks. He will continue to do that right up until either he himself gets deposed or they are forced to write a check.

              Looking forward to it and designing “told you so” tickets for my family members that listened to Enrique Entheta over me.

              I am pretty sure this will be the beginning of the end.

            • Eclipse-girl

              We are hoping for the end, too

            • John P.

              You’re right about the fact that attempting to hide the fact that he’s giving orders won’t work. A great parallel is the case of Bernie Ebbers, the CEO of Worldcom, the telephone company that blew up with massive accounting fraud at the end of the Internet bubble in the early 2000s. Ebbers never used e-mail, never kept logs of phone conversations, never kept personal notebooks or files, etc., so there was no documentary evidence specifically tying him to the accounting fraud. However, testimony from underlings was sufficiently convincing that Bernie is moldering in jail and won’t be eligible for parole until he’s almost 90. The same fate is possible for Miscavige.

            • DamOTclese2

              Can you imagine David M. in a prison cell? Screaming orders and slapping people? His first day in general lock-up would be his last day outside of the prison hospital.

            • monkeyknickers

              I’m not sure if you’re a Louis Theroux fan, JP, but I’m kinda hoping that Miscavige spends a little time somewhere like this:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZVqbAUMM9A

            • WildaBeast

              Holy shit, John, you got THREE downvotes for a comment that I can’t see anyone but a Scilon downvoting. How many accounts did Debbie Downer sign in on today? I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than two downies at once before…I’m impressed ๐Ÿ™‚

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Thank you for the in depth reply, Marc. How anyone that had to word clear Miscavige’s rants and drool and come out with any mind intact is beyond me. It is the ramblings of the homeless man under the bridge.

              I was thinking exactly what you said: Besides the witnesses are even better part, the part about Miscavige giving any of his pillaged bounty cash to Marty. I thought that would never ever happen, any more than DM walking into a court room or a media room ever again.

              Besides actually crying, I had chills when I read this affi today. I am Still stunned. Thanks again, Marc. It really IS happening, isn’t it. I’m calling dibs on the Super Power building. I have plans.

            • joan nieman

              Yes, I believe so too! We are behind you cheering! Bravo!!

            • aquaclara

              I hope you and Claire are breaking out the bubbly tonight, Marc. Just to savor this moment.
              For every person who has been hurt by this cult, enjoy this.

              The lid is finally blowing off. I never thought this would happen. But it’s coming….it’s all coming. And we have a front row.

              PS Ray Jeffrey may love your recollections as much as we do….just a thought.

            • DamOTclese2

              “I had a multiple binders of all of the conversations I had ever had with Miscavige.”

              It’s a shame you could not escape with those.

            • Missionary Kid

              That would then be declared theft. That gives the cult an excuse to pull the law into a dispute on their side.

            • Robert Eckert

              If he made copies and returned the original binders, they would have make some kind of dubious “trade secrets” argument. Oh well, would have been difficult while spinning out on that motorcycle.

            • monkeyknickers

              What. A. Dick. this guy is.

              You must have had your heart in your throat constantly. How did you even SLEEP?

              Did you dislike him way back then, Marc? Or was that one of those emotions/thoughts that you had to push away?

            • Valkov

              I wonder if the transcripts were “expletive deleted”? DM has a reputation for lacing his speech with obscenities…..

            • Ziontologist

              Those would be priceless … he could be as famous as Manson, but he would never release them. Sometimes a person is his own worst enemy.
              Remember “The Master?”

              Have you heard about the new movie “Hell Baby?”

              “She (a pregnant woman) starts lighting up cigarettes and downing wine, and sweetly tries to offer her spouse a glass of paint thinner. What’s going on?”

              Paint thinner? Who is she, the female Freddie Quell?

            • Robert Eckert

              A passage from Woodward & Bernstein’s “The Final Days”:

              If Mickey Spillane had written this story, Nixon would have to be caught when his bathrobe was snagged while he was trying to sneak an armful of tapes down to the incinerator…

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist
          • joan nieman

            Indeed”Hole” That is what the maintenance people will be doing!!

    • And I’m Cute, Too

      “Up-wankers himself”. (snicker snicker)

      Me like. Though “out-wankers” sounds a bit more right grammatically.

      • Snuzey

        Well since he loves himself so much I figured he could have a new word all to himself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Mark

          “Re-wankers”?

          • Snuzey

            Nasty mental image, that. But works.

            • Nevermore

              Uber-wankers?

            • Snuzey

              Uberwanker Miscavige rewanks all over himself whilst wanking
              up his outwank. There I think we’re all covered now…? Not literally.

            • And I’m Cute, Too

              Sorry, Snuzey. Didn’t mean to start a running gag.

            • Mark

              Damn! I was just tinkering with “iteromanustupration”.

            • WildaBeast

              *gags* Ugh…

    • Spackle Motion

      It is worthy to note that Marty is only talking now because it impacts him personally.

      Why he didn’t reveal this information earlier is suspect, although it may have hampered his already shaky credibility if he revealed it outside of this proceeding.

      • Poison Ivy

        At least he’s revealing it. 27 years in, at the level he was in, and being the believer in LRH he still seems to be, that’s a lot of decompression and self-examination. I’m for giving him the positive reinforcement for doing the right thing now. To me, it’s an indication that he IS going to come forward with the whole truth sometime soon.

        • Spackle Motion

          He may come out with more details as this proceeding moves forward, I agree. This action may be really messy because Marty has a big credibility problem with his constant, and public flip flopping. This move opens him up for intense scrutiny and the other side will do their best to discredit him.

          I believe it is a testament to his character that this is only coming out now, in an action that involves him directly.

          • richelieu jr

            Exactly, Spackle. Show e one instance of his spontaneously offering a piece of information that makes him look bad (meaning: Not to help his wife (and him not so incidentally)) or that could hurt him legally.

            • monkeyknickers

              Old habits die hard.

            • richelieu jr

              Indeed, Monkeyknickers, indeed.

          • aquaclara

            Although there is something to waiting until it can be put down in a public record that is quite effective….I will give him that. Not excusing past behavior at all. An apology is due.
            Just as we are seeing how the evidence in Georgia is able to be used for multiple other cases, it will be helpful in this case, too. Now whether Marty wants to pull down Miscavige because it’s personal in so many ways, or whether he is really interested in helping to stop torment that is affecting his wife, or whether he is trying to right past wrongs, I don’t know.
            But this is a good start in any or all three of those reasons, and for any possible outcome that results in the cult coming down.

        • Ziontologist

          I think he was a true believer. Based on that, he made some bad choices. He must feel bad about that. But he may see himself as the biggest victim of all, because he was “a good guy” duped into doing something wrong that he now regrets.

          • richelieu jr

            The biggest victim of all? Are you nuts?

            There are people who are dead, or destitute and separated from their families instead of newly married in a huge house.

            He drove Jenna Miscavige to the brink of suicide, literally out on a ledge!

            Get a grip!

            • Ziontologist

              Am I nuts?

              No.

              Get a grip, richelieu jr.

              I am suggesting what I think Marty may think to himself.

              Sorry if that’s too deep for you.

              You are an intelligent filmmaker, aren’t you?

              What’s goin’ on?

            • richelieu jr

              OK. Your phrasing strikes me as very unclear, but if that war your intention, I understand. Thanks for the clarification.

            • Missionary Kid

              You are to be complimented on your responses to each other. I appreciate the lack of flaming here. We may disagree, but we’re usually civil about it.

            • Missionary Kid

              See my reply to Richelieu Jr. One of the things that I appreciate about this site is that people don’t start flame wars, but try to clear up misunderstandings.

        • AnyOldName1

          Marty was true believer who joined the Co$ and the Sea Org at a very vulnerable time in his life looking for salvation. Much of what he did he probably felt was in the course of clearing the planet, blah, blah, blah….. Unlike others who were born into it, Marty embraced it and fell hook, line and sinker for the con. Been watching him work his way out of the mindf–k the past couple of years. Eventually he needs to come clean, own what he did and apologize to those he harmed for his own sanity and salvation. He seems to be moving in that direction.

      • Mary_McConnell

        Perhaps because he’s got the protection of law here. I suspect that he signed a nondisclosure agreement before he left. Speaking up this way may provide a measure of protection for him, from being sued for violating the NDA

        • ThetaBara

          Marty blew. There was no NDA.

      • Mrs Libnish

        He gave a whole TON of information to the FBI. They chose to do nothing with it. So he saved it for himself to use later. Good thing….

      • joan nieman

        Does it even matter Spackle? Fair game…remember?” It was Scientology’s weapon of choice.

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        Yep. His own wife he’ll stand up for, but the people he harassed and destroyed over the years, they don’t get a mention. Or the apology they deserve from him. He absolutely disgusts me.

      • renaud

        For crissake.. Marty was #2 in SCN rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat, Marty was #2 in SCN, rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat

        Marty “sees the abuse he gets as a paying back of the wrongdoing he carried out during his time in the Church: “In a way its my karma. I’ve done it to others – you reap what you sow”.

    • Robert Eckert
    • monkeyknickers

      I’m right there with you. TWENTY four hours a day. Can you even BELIEVE that shit. God. And really he looks like you could knock him over with a feather. Plus he’s plainly stupid. Sigh.

  • ReneeG

    I’ve got to wonder HOW LONG can David Miscavige maintain the fiction that he is simply a figurehead? While the squirrelbusters can lie and say that they were volunteers, the PIs were PAID. Paid by someone. Those houses were LEASED. That money came from…. where? The money for the Freedumb smears and the websites came from… where? SOMEONE is in charge of the entity that paid for those things. So, Mr. David Miscavige, the question remains– if YOU aren’t in charge, then tell us WHO IS? Please produce the individual in charge, so THEY can be deposed. Warren McShane? Heber? Let’s depose ’em. You know, if David Miscavige keeps fighting this, this may open the door for a deposition by Shelley, AND Laurisse.

    Oh, the CoS will scramble to try and settle. I bet there’s not enough money in the world to make Mosey take a gag order, although they may take a ton o’ cash to drop the suit. She MAD, bro. She MAD.

    • DamOTclese2

      “…the PIs were PAID. Paid by someone. Those houses were LEASED. That money came from…. where?”

      Tom Cruise. Duh.

    • ThetaBara

      Shelley cannot be compelled to testify against the Cabbage (although she could certainly choose to). Laurisse enjoys no such protection. THAT would certainly be interesting!

  • 0tessa

    The spin in the web is exposed skilfully here by Marty Rathbun. This offers the most serious attack on Miscavige so far imho. And he has no Rathbun to execute his orders this time. He will not sleep quietly any more after this. And the worst is yet to come.

  • Minion Gayle

    Hot damn.

  • Ziontologist

    “Mr. Miscavige was well aware of Monty Drake, whose name Mr. Miscavige thought was humorous”

    Why? Because Monty Drake must like to SCOHB?

    (suck cock on Hollywood Blvd)

    A Drake is a male duck. In the 70’s, there was a gay hangout in LA called The Drake.

    • 1subgenius

      Interesting.
      And now that you mention it, Monty Drake sounds like a gay porn star name.
      Hmmmm, at DM’s amusement.

    • Mark

      Ooh, get you, ducky-Davey! And where did she spend her evenings? Camping it ajax the the strillers in some naff old bungery, zhooshed up in slap, vadaing all the other omi’s dishes, I’ll bet. Well, we’ve all got your number now, Miss Cabbage!

      • Studious Judious

        Ok, I need a translation for this since I don’t speak proper British English.

        • Mark

          It’s a kind of British gay slang called ‘Polari’ or ‘Palare’:

          “Oh look at you, dear Davey! And where did you spend your evenings? Behaving effeminately beside the piano in some awful old bar, coated in make-up, staring at all the other men’s bottoms, I’ll bet. Well, we all know about you now, Mr. Miscavige!”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polari

          • Robert Eckert

            It disturbs me that I was able to understand most of it without the translation, the same disturbing feeling as when I can parse a thick wad of Scientologese without a hitch.

            • Mark

              More a tribute to your linguistic perceptiveness than something to disturb. Polari is a mixture of Lingua Franca, Romany, thieves cant and backslang, with sprinklings of Yiddish and even Langue d’Oc. There seem to be more ‘Queer Studies’ {academics} wittering on about it these days than people ever used it.

            • John P.

              You forgot Pig Latin and Cockney rhyming slang, guv’nor.

            • Mark

              Rhyming slang is subsumed under cant, Pig Latin under backslang (like French “chรฉbran”), me old mucker.

            • Studious Judious

              Bloody hell….

    • renaud

      A drake is a male duck? Fascinating…..

  • Mark

    At last! A chance to use that ‘Pustule’ font:

    • Missionary Kid

      Thanks. I just added Fuckwit to DM’s names.

  • Mark Fisher

    Nothing makes me happier than seeing Dave Lubow added to this lawsuit. He has been the chief harrasser for DM for over 23 years now and has made millions. He needs to be brought to justice.
    DM must be an idiot to have put out that declaration knowing what Marty knows. I smell settlement without a gag order in the near future.

    • 1subgenius

      “I smell settlement…”

      Many, if not most, here apparently think they won’t settle.
      That’s not even an issue. At some point this case will be resolved.
      And money, or the absence of it, will be involved.

    • Ruby

      I can only imagine how Joanne Wheaton and the other squirrel busters must be feeling right now.

      • ze moo

        They are in hiding, afraid of being deposed or subpoenaed for this lawsuit. I can hear the deposition questions now…..”Sir, do you often duct tape a camera to your head for your religious services?”

        • Ruby

          oh ya!! Allender!! I want to see his name in there too!

        • Poison Ivy

          Think they’re in The Hole or some other holding place?

          • Sidney18511

            they would most likely sent them out of the country.

        • cicely neville

          CAOK (coffee all over keyboard)!

        • Robert Eckert

          It’s their equivalent of a yarmulke or hijab. Very religiously religious you know.

      • 0tessa

        They risk to be busted.

    • Poison Ivy

      This is what DM was afraid of all along. This is why he had those Squirrel Busters and PI’s out there. Sometimes, you make your own fears a reality by indulging them, Davey. If you’d left Marty alone, he might have gone to his grave without sharing this stuff with the public.
      It is so pitifully clear that Dave Miscavige has absolutely no knowledge of human nature or emotions. You DON’T try to bribe a grieving parent with “a couple hundred thousand.” You don’t try to “cozy up to them” to convince them not to want to get to the truth about how their child died. You don’t sexually harass a man’s wife – a man who has a hell of a lot of your most damning secrets at his fingertips – and expect him to stand by and say nothing.
      He’s an insane psychopath and it is going to be just delightful watching him hoisted by his own teeny weeny petard.

      • DamOTclese2

        David does it for money so he expects that everyone else is as psychopathic as he is. He honestly thinks everyone is like him.

    • DamOTclese2

      “Nothing makes me happier than seeing Dave Lubow added to this lawsuit”

      How about seeing Dave Lubow bleeding from the rectum after being added to the lawsuit? Would that make you happier?

  • Seeshell

    I doubt the Rathbuns will settle. Marty might be a dick but I don’t think he’s motivated by money.

    • 1subgenius

      If it goes to trial and money is awarded, will they take it?

      • Seeshell

        Of course, but I don’t think they allow a gag order to go with it. They’ll get money out of this but it will be a lot more if they go away quietly instead of stand & fight. I think they want the fight.

        • 1subgenius

          If there is a trial award, there is no gag order.
          You don’t know how much such an award would be, if any.

          • Seeshell

            Neither do you. All I said was I don’t think they’ll settle. I think they’ll go the distance.

            • 1subgenius

              Since you said that they would take a trial award, why wouldn’t they take the same amount, even without a gag order, if it were offered before trial?

            • Seeshell

              They want a guilty verdict.

            • 1subgenius

              Well its not a criminal case, but assuming that you meant to say that they want a judicial determination in their favor, you have a good point.
              (Notice how fucking reasonable I am?)

            • Spackle Motion

              This is a civil action. There are NO guilty “verdicts”.

            • Seeshell

              So I’ve been informed. I guess i meant a “judicial determination in their favor”

            • Spackle Motion

              Mosey seeks relief (injunction) and is also suing on several causes of action related to the abuse/harassment. IIED is notoriously used in many civil actions but it is difficult to obtain judgment on this c/a, although if there’s existing case law with similar facts and desired outcome then she may have a shot. I do not deal with torts, so maybe things have changed but you really had to witness your own child being murdered in front of you to get compensatory damages for IIED.

            • John P.

              Spackle, there was a discussion when the case was first filed about the trend towards limiting IIED claims, including legislation passed in Texas to do so. Apparently, the goal of most of these restrictions is to prevent addition of claims for IIED to the primary claim, for example, claiming IIED as an additional tort where the main claim is pain and suffering in an auto accident.

              According to the discussion as I recall it, a separate claim of IIED continues to be permissible under well-defined circumstances, and based on the wording of the Texas statute that was posted back then, it would appear that sending a sex toy to someone’s employer and some of the cult’s other behavior would fall well within the scope of the statute.

            • Spackle Motion

              Thanks for the TX update, JP. I wasn’t aware of that legislation.

  • Tone

    Tell the truth about Gerry Armstrong now Marty. Tell the truth about your fair game ops on him.

    • Mary_McConnell

      In due time… I suspect all will come out. For now, lets be glad he admits in this legal format to his role and that of DM and Rinder. This case will help eventually open that other can of worms for sure

    • richelieu jr

      I doubt it. Marty has continued to lie about Marty and to justify his harrassment ina

  • Sidney18511

    Well I think that Mr. And Mrs. Rathbun can start looking for a lovely ocean front home, shopping for a yacht and maybe a a nice Beemer. He is going for the jugular and with all the documentation they have they should be singing “were in the money” pretty soon. Well, good for them. But there is just something about this that sticks in my craw and I feel the need to vent…….NOW when the big money is on the line he decides to spill the beans. Don’t get me wrong, I loves to see DM squirm. But now it makes sense as to why Marty is destining himself from from blogging about Scientology.

    I would think that any settlement would require Marty to sign a NDA against speaking out against the COS. so….as of late he has declared he is NOT a Scientologest anymore. He is speaking about Jesus, Buddha, the Tao and slowly but surely he is loosing his “base”. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if soon after the settlement, quietly and without sorrow he shuts down his blog and pushes that big arse wheelbarrow full of money into the sunset.

    But, I do hope that they succeed. It just bothers me a little. There a so many people that he should of apologized to but didn’t.

    • Nevermore

      But its Mosey bringing the suit, not Marty. He could sign a NDA on this tomorrow, and still be brought into a courtroom to testify. That leaves the Mexican Midget Wrestler with not a lot of wiggle room, methinks.

      • ThetaBara

        Yeah, NDAs are not as powerful as some folks seem to think. Court testimony definitely takes precedence. And just because you signed something doesn’t necessarily make it legally enforceable. For example, if you signed a document saying that I get to shoot you in the arm and I do it, you could still totally sue me. It’s more for intimidation purposes sometimes.

        • DamOTclese2

          Not only that, Judges may require testimony despite NDAs, and if the crooks claim it harms them badly in other matters, the Judge can hear the testimony in his chambers.

        • Nevermore

          Aim for the left arm, Theta, I just had a new tatt done on the right one!

      • DamOTclese2

        ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t consider that. ๐Ÿ™‚ If his wife gets gagged, Marty himself is not. Not unless the psychopathic dwarf demands that Marty also be gagged.

        • Nevermore

          He can ask for guarantees that neither Mosey or Marty will ever again eat yellow M&Ms, doesn’t mean that he’ll get that promise. And like Theta said, it wouldn’t necessarily be legally enforceable.

    • ze moo

      While Marty may get in on the settlement cash, Monique is the one actually suing at this time. Any payout will go to her. Time will tell if she and Marty stay together.

      Marty seems to be moving to a place where he can finally write his book on his experiences in clamdom. That is one of the things that really scares slappy. As for Marty taking any responsibility for his past actions, we will see. The fat lady hasn’t sung yet….

      • WildaBeast

        I occasionally wonder if Marty has yet to start apologizing because he’s afraid that, if he starts, he’ll end up drowning in his own guilt. So he just keeps rationalizing and justifying – and he probably WAS pretty messed up from working so closely with that foul excrescence who calls himself an ecclesiastical leader for so many years. PTSD, at the minimum.

        I still think he owes a bunch of people apologies, heartfelt ones. But this is a start.

        • Poison Ivy

          I agree, Wilda. This is a start. It’s very easy from the outside to judge how a person finds personal redemption for doing terrible, unspeakable things. Perhaps, as mentioned, seeing the pain this kind of harassment caused to someone he genuinely loves and respects is what helped him turn the corner. Perhaps Marty and Mosey truly believed they were crying “Uncle” with their move from Ingleside on the Bay, which reportedly, they loved. Perhaps they truly believed that would mark the end of the harassment. Can you imagine moving to a place to get a fresh start, feeling free, and then seeing it start all over again? Mosey must have broken down and cried. Now she’s fighting back, and this may be the best thing to happen to Marty since he left. Now he’s got a framework in which confessing is the right thing to do for someone he loves.
          I know, armchair psychology. But I choose to have hope for Marty, that he WILL find a road to redemption, and will eventually reach out to those he hurt so deeply.
          Signed Pollyanna.

        • Mrs Libnish

          I think he is still decompressing. His blogs from a year ago are quite different from his blogs of recent. Marc Headley said that the rate of decompression is directly related to how long one was in and how much kool-aid they drank. Marty was in for a very long time and he drank the kool-aid by the gallon. I’ve read his books…the last one does a good job at showing how/why he got in and why he kept on, until he blew. Keep watching him…I bet you are going to see even more change as time goes on.

          • Mrs Libnish

            Disqus isn’t letting me edit. Edit: and by “change” I mean his willingness to come to grips with what he has done and talk about it. He has been doing it in a roundabout way, if you can read between the lines.

            • richelieu jr

              You must have better glasses than I do. When he says he was totaly right to ruin Gerald Armstrong’s life, to sue him ruthlessly, physically threaten (and even make attempts on his life) causing him to flee and never be able to return to the country for TELLING THE TRUTH, I don’t see a whole lot of (Oops, I really regret this.)

              Yet a dilldo show up at his wife’s office and it’s WWIII. What a POS.

          • richelieu jr

            HIs is more tied to the statute of limitations and his bank account.

        • DamOTclese2

          Well, also some of Marty’s crimes can still be prosecuted.

    • Studious Judious

      I think that if the COS had left the Rathbuns alone then this lawsuit would never have occurred. I don’t think it’s the money that has motivated Marty to speak out. I think it was the continual harassment. I suspect that Marty could have easily gotten a large sum of money from the COS as long as he signed an agreement to never speak about the church. Why hasn’t he?

      • Spackle Motion

        Rathbun most likely signed a lot of NDAs while in the Cult, but remember that he escaped and lived under the radar for nearly 5 years before he surfaced, which means that he didn’t sign anything to get out, like Cook. By the time he may have been approached to sign another NDA, he may have decrompressed and become angry at what happened. It does say something about his character that he did not pull a Tommy Davis and sign for compensation.

        But remember that Rathbun didn’t have any family or other financial ties to the Cult when he left. Many, like Tommy Davis, do have this and have strong reasons for signing away their rights to speak.

        • Poison Ivy

          No, Rathbun left his wife and I think kid? Don’t you remember the Anderson Cooper “Scientology Wives From Hell” segment?

          • Robert Eckert

            That was Rinder’s wife.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Rinder had a wife and two children in the Co$ when he left, a daughter and a son.

          • Watergate

            Rathbun has no kid.

          • Spackle Motion

            Rathbun divorced his wife before he escaped.

            • Poison Ivy

              Oh…I guess it was Mike Rinder, then, who left his family behind?

        • renaud

          Those NDAs wouldn’t matter, all they have to do is suboena him.

      • Sidney18511

        In an affidavit by Jesse Prince he explained that DM involved his top people in criminal activities. They were in the position where their “hands were dirty” and they could have been legally prosecuted, so many felt it was in their best interest to keep their mouths shut. As time passes they can no longer be charged.

      • Missionary Kid

        Marty, I believe, has a strong desire to express himself in public. An agreement not to is counter to his self-image as a warrior and bearer of truth, even if he carries forth the bullshit of LRH.

    • Poison Ivy

      (A million bucks doesn’t go quite that far these days, alas…)

      • DamOTclese2

        The dollar amount is a *minimum* of $1 million. The actual asking amount has not been divulged yet. It has to be a value large enough to hurt that psychopath to force the slapping loon to stop.

      • Captain Howdy

        The way things are going evidence wise and if D.M is required to appear in court I think Monique could demand a 8 figure deal without a NDA without any contention.

    • Robert Eckert

      “I would think that any settlement would require Marty to sign a NDA” Which is why there will be no settlement. Why on earth would he want to settle when he can go on to court and beat them up badly without having to sign anything?

    • richelieu jr

      A yacht?

      If he plays his cards right he’ll get more than that.. How does a cruise ship, say the ‘Freewinds’ sound?

      As president for life of ‘Reformed Scientology’ he’ll get his pick of everything…

    • DamOTclese2

      Hopefully Ray Jeffries and his law firm gets half. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Watergate

    Only a fool would pick a fight with a skunk. And Marty’s got a whole lot of skunk-juice to spray.

  • richelieu jr

    “It’s explosive, it’s very long, and it calls Scientology leader David Miscavige a big, fat liar.”

    Great stuff, but here’s the problem:

    It takes one to know one.

    Does he apologize to Gerald Armstrong at any point?

    • Mark

      “It’s explosive, it’s very long, and it calls Scientology leader David Miscavige a big, fat liar.”

      A talking sausage stuffed with dynamite?

    • Veritas

      Wait – what is the problem with the affidavit?

      • richelieu jr

        It comes from an admitted and continuing liar with a troubling selective memory and a need to constantly romanticize and mythologize his time in the cult as some sort of heroic undertaking under the flag of its True Prophet.
        Very often in criminal cases the defense responds by impugning the credibility of the witness; This would seem frighteningly easy in this case, not to mention he has an obvious axe to grind….
        I hate that twisted little dictator Miscavige as much as anyone, but the fact that Marty has decided to defend hi wife doesn’t suddenly make him my ally, nor even less a reliable witness.

        • Watergate

          So which is it? Marty must spill the beans so we know the truth. Or Marty lies about everything, so nothing he says is reliable.

          • richelieu jr

            Marty must confess his crimes and do his time.

            he has a consistent habit of confessing just enough to get what he wants. Here his goal is honourable (protecting his wife, and also himself surprisingly), but he will never confess anything that light get him in hot water.

            And yes, as Ronald Reagan said ‘Trust, but verify’. By his own admission he spent 17 years a as a liar (some of that for L Ron, so he thinks that’s just peachy)..
            Suddenly he’s a Truth Teller, but his stories always point out how great he is, or if he wasn’t h, how it was ll Miscavige’s fault and not L RONs…
            And we’re supposed to forget his entire adult life because now he’s saying what we want? Were you born yesterday?

            • renaud

              COB, is that you?

            • richelieu jr

              Yes, it is I.

              CLearly you have read my posts closely and understood their true meaning. There is indeed no daylight between my position and that of the mad, needle-dicked dwarf whom I speak so highly of.
              You are correct to point out that one can not criticize both of these idiots for their crimes, and must choose which guru you will follow. Refusing this dichotomy, I have revealed myself.
              Clearly I am no match for your Holmes-like intellect.

              Either Marty is Perfect of DM is.

              Chapeau.

    • Poison Ivy

      I hope this is indeed a sign that Marty is getting his amends in order. I feel like he’s trying to make amends in his own way. Mosey is such a strong person. Maybe it took him seeing her pain in order to make the empathy connection with those he hurt in the past.
      He should be personally apologizing to Lisa’s family, to those who cared for Annie Broeker, and especially to Gerry Armstrong. Maybe he’ll get there.
      But this is a good sign. Just to know these details about how the CO$ works from the inside…devastating. And you know it’s not just “he said/she said” – plenty of exes who worked in and around RTC – Rinder, both Headley’s, Brousseau, Cook – can testify to this.

    • mirele

      Marty needs to apologize to a whole raft of people. This is just the tiniest bit of a start, but I’ll take it.

  • richelieu jr

    Monique does realize that this is exactly what her herioc hubby did for most of his adult life, right?

    • 1subgenius

      Not fully.
      Nor does she realize the implications of auditing.
      But it seems that Marty is moving away from “the tech” and the auditing he’s doing, if any, may be auditing people out of scientology.
      Just a feeling on my part.

      • phronsie

        I hope you are right; it’s not a bad idea to keep track of where someone’s come from until their deeds truly prove they’ve turned a new leaf. And when you’ve done a lot of harm for a long time, it may take a long time to make up for that…..

    • Veritas

      Everyone does. But you will keep telling us, anyway.

      • richelieu jr

        You bet I will, Veritas.

        That is veritas!

  • WildaBeast

    Reading this made ME jittery with joy, and I was never in. I can’t even begin to imagine how happy every ex who reads this must be. So many things not exactly revealed, but confirmed. I don’t have the words. Tony is right. This is huge, huge beyond anything I would have even dreamed of, let alone anticipated. May Marty’s words here come back to bite the Demented Midget so hard in the ass that he can never sit down again.
    Also, you know that shoop Obs did of Elron with the flaming pants? I keep seeing a similar one of Miscavige, with all the bare-faced lies in his “statement” laid out plain for all to see. We just need appropriate pics, which I guess would probably be damn hard, if not impossible, to find. Pity.
    Oh, the hell with it. I’m too happy to even think twice about it. *manic dance of joy* *rib-cracking hugs for every ex here*

    • Ruby

      You are right, WildaBeast…as an ex, I am totally jumping for joy too, and for the exact reasons you state.

      • WildaBeast

        Good! The cult has fucked up so much of so many people’s lives, and every single person who’s been hurt by it deserves every bit of joy they can derive from watching it come down. So many years of watching, waiting, speaking out, protesting…this may well be one of the things that is pointed to in 20 years as the point of no return for the cult, and man, does it ever make me happy to see all of you guys so happy. You deserve it. I already said that but it bears repeating.

        • Ruby

          Thanks! And thank you to all you never-ins. I always wondered why someone never in would be so interested, but it is clear that it is because you all care about what happens to others…a trait that those in the cult only demonstrate if it is convenient for themselves..

          • Poison Ivy

            I think a lot of us never-in’s have our own deep-seated personal reasons for being drawn into the rabbit hole – my obvious reason was first being nearly tricked into taking a personality test in college; second, being told in the late 80’s by some really powerful people that no one in Hollywood would EVER do a documentary on these guys because ‘they’ll come after you and ruin your life’ (“What? A Church? In America?”) I was such an idealist back then, that’s when I started reading up on it…
            But what keeps me so obsessed, I think, is the sense of such a huge wrong being done to so many – with impunity – right out in the open, and also the empathy I feel for having been involved in things in my own life that I look back on and say, “I knew it was a bad idea, wrong, etc….my gut told me, but everyone told me I was crazy….” I just know that’s what most Sea Orgers feel, deep inside. It’s so tempting to go along with the herd – and people without even the “Hubbard tech” can use your good intentions to manipulate you. That has happened to me and I just think it is so wrong, so evil.
            I admire all the exes here who are speaking out. You guys went through hell. When I look at my little life troubles compared to what you went through, I count my blessings.

            • Ruby

              Thanks, Poison Ivy! Clearly you say that from the heart.

            • Robert Eckert

              Yeah, I also have a gnawing feeling “There but for the grace of God go I” about all cults.

            • Ziontologist

              Yet you oppose others in similar situations. That’s hypocritical.
              Remember Feminism?
              Especially when it comes to innocent people who were discriminated against by “Feminism.”
              When will the pseudo-scientific insanity end???
              When women admit they were wrong … when women like you learn some science, or at least show respect to those who have.

            • Robert Eckert

              What are you blathering about now? If you are in another of your fight-picking moods, better that you stay away from the keyboard today. Take a walk in the woods or something.

            • Andrew Robertson

              Where’s Nurse Plum with her analgesic prose when she’s needed?

              Andrew

            • sugarplumfairy

              Or go work in a soup kitchen..

              =)

            • phronsie

              WTH???

            • ThetaBara

              Please go troll somewhere else. This is a scientology site.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              PI, I have been up against callous types without a conscience many times before, either in the arts or in the corporate biz world or family or friends. When it comes to protecting yourself from their ravenous appetites to destroy in order to make themselves tall, like Alice, I learned long ago if it is someone with power or deep pockets, the legal system is simply a bad risk, and if personal relationship, you still have to have an educated plan of removing yourself from that person/environment. Education includes understanding and knowing how the person will react to what you do, step by step. It also includes learning from your experience so you Might recognize them in the future, but that is easier said than done. You can sure recognize it a lot faster though, and not so deep in .

              It’s only in scientology that you can’t leave without repercussions. You can’t say no or speak up for yourself and just walk away. The Only way I know of to protect yourself is never cross their doorway in the first place. That’s why many of who can at least educate for this reason, do.

            • Studious Judious

              Reminds me of the movie Wargames.

              Thermal Nuclear War: The only way to win is not to play.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              exactly. I would just tweak it to: “The only way to play is not to pay”.

            • DamOTclese2

              Also: A lot of the non-combatants got involved because the crime syndicate
              tried to shut us up on alt.religion.scientology, the fucking insane loon
              Helena Kobrin tried an RMGROUP and that got literally thousands of us
              all around the world to examine the criminal enterprise and start
              talking about it, spreading their documents, exposing the frauds.

          • phronsie

            I was in the ICOC, but it was never anything like scientology; so I think that’s why, for me, in some part. I can relate to some of the ways it’s so easy to get caught up into a group think, submersion of self into the whole, and some aspects of disconnection. I also HATE manipulation, betraying people’s trust, deliberately harming someone’s sense of self-worth and dignity, arrogant cruelty with no let, mean little secrets that should have to face the light of day; everything that is this cult! Grrrrr! Makes me mad!! And that bit about harming self-worth and dignity; sorry, I don’t seem to mind the hypocrisy of denying those to wee li’l tiny fists. Grrr.

            • Ruby

              Thanks phronsie. Appreciate your view here. And, for what it’s worth, I don’t think there is hypocrisy on your part as much as it is the desire for justice, which is a good thing.

          • ThetaBara

            Mr Bara has asked me about this. I just hate injustice. And it is something where I can make an effort to make things better. Being anti Scientology is just about the most morally unambiguous activism I can think of.
            And, you are welcome. It’s finally happening! ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Ruby

              ๐Ÿ˜€ yes!

          • DamOTclese2

            A lot of the non-combatants got involved because the crime syndicate tried to shut us up on alt.religion.scientology, the fucking insane loon Helena Kobrin tried an RMGROUP and that got literally thousands of us all around the world to examine the criminal enterprise and start talking about it, spreading their documents, exposing the frauds.

        • richelieu jr

          Is he (I’m presuming that’s guy, so sue me!) a troll or misusing sarcasm?

          Not the first bit of nasty nonsense I’ve seen from him today…

  • aquaclara

    Miscabbage has already begun with outright lies to the court – something that can’t really go unnoticed by the judge. Testimony now introduced that leaves David with significant exposure, and very little wiggle room left. All the tricks in the cult toolbag are now offered up here on a plate, and if one needed to show a pattern of harassment and intimidation, well, we know there are MANY who have testimony to add, if asked.

    Very best wishes and much luck, Mosey. Outstanding work here, Marty. Speaking up can be very healing. NOt only for the one speaking up, but for all the followers and former insiders who knew that this stuff is evil.

    No sure that this news can be kept away from those inside…at some point, it has to leak out. This is bigger than Debbie Cook’s email, IMHO.

  • And I’m Cute, Too

    Wow. Just Wow.

    Tony called it. Davey-boy clean blew his foot off with that affidavit of his.

    Marty, for all of his faults, has timed this just right, I think. And Mosey is quite the amazing one for getting this started by taking on the cult.

    • Eclipse-girl

      I would say Ray Jeffrey planned it.

      • And I’m Cute, Too

        Touche.

  • aquaclara

    And in a lovely bit of irony, this hits on a Thursday before 2 pm.

    • WildaBeast

      Oh, I hadn’t even THOUGHT of that. God, just when I thought my day couldn’t start off any better! Seriously, I can’t leave my house like this, I’m smiling so widely they’ll think I’m mental and haul me off for a 72-hour stint…

      • USA MRIID

        Yeah, I just got off work, tired and hot and exhausted, bring up Tony’s blog, now I’m pumped and ready to go another 12 hours reading the blog and the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Robert Eckert

          By which time we’ll be several hours and a couple hundred posts into the next thread (is it Jon Atack day or will we get another bit of breaking news?)

          • Andrew Robertson

            Roll on the Sunday Funnies, the one day of the week where outrage can be ameliorated by mockingess and humour!

            Andrew

          • USA MRIID

            Maybe the smart thing to do is to stay awake hitting “refresh” to be the first to see David’s filed response to Marty’s affidavit which is certain to be a doozy — and continue to commit perjury every step of the way.

    • ze moo

      The lawyers davey hired won’t go in the hole. They have ‘ethics protection’ until davey is deposed (as in give a deposition, I don’t see a revolution in the works), or convicted.

      • aquaclara

        …maybe he could be “deposed” AND “deposed”–what a lovely bit of word play, ze moo!

    • Robert Eckert

      I think we can safely call it a “downstat” week.

      • DamOTclese2

        I think we can call it a downstat decade. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • DamOTclese2

      The slapping dwarf does not need to send in his Thursday Stats. ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s exempt.

  • And I’m Cute, Too

    And let me get this straight… He has personal attendants recording his EVERY word? One of them has to hold a tape recorder just inches from his face? Oh, the degradation. And pity the poor Sea Org’er who slips and bumps that recorder against DM’s mouth. He’s sure to get an earful… of itty-bitty fists. And just for doing what he was told.

    Bradley Greenwood is spot on, I think. This hubris of Miscavige’s will be his downfall at some point, just as it was for Nixon.

    • Poison Ivy

      Read Marc Headley’s book; there’s a lot about that.

  • Spackle Motion

    How beautiful would it be if law enforcement were to get their hands on the treasure trove of dictation docs? It’s no wonder that they have a gigantic shredder planned for the Super Power building. I bet they have those all over the world.

    • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

      Currently running red hot.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      that’s what was behind this one

      http://i42.tinypic.com/28qz37r.jpg

    • Ruby

      I think some of them, or excerpts, have been posted over at Marty’s blog many moons ago. They made for great evidence of how insane Miscavige is.

      • Poison Ivy

        Link?

        • Ruby

          ok…now you’re asking me to advertise my computer illiteracy. I am not sure how to post a link…but I did find one of the articles…it is the article on Marty’s blog dated May14, 2012, titled “More Miscavige on Internet-Stopping Scientology”.
          PS…there is a great comment from JohnP in the comment section of the article.
          And…there are other articles posting examples of Miscavige’s insane babble, but I don’t have the time to find them right now.
          PSS…I just found another one…May 11, 2012 also has excerpts from the babble of Miscavige

      • Studious Judious

        Yeah I just read through one of those Miscavige rants. I thought his communications in his legal deposition for Bent Corydon was bad. But it was nothing compared to that rant.

    • Spackle Motion

      Oh, and I forgot to mention that there is advanced forensic software that is able to piece back together shredded document pieces. I bet the Cult hasn’t prepared for that.

      • Eclipse-girl

        But they have to get the shreds. An intelligent person would destroy the shreds.

        • Spackle Motion

          True, an onsite incinerator would do the trick but as I said above, a surprise raid would hopefully prevent that.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        In the past the {church} has resorted to “pulping” which was described as shredding, followed by soaking in water until the fragments disassociated, and then stirring until well mixed. Then either buried or put in a landfill.

        • BananaSplits8

          Typical of anyone with a clear conscience./sarcasm

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          You have one helluva life job resume, Michael!

        • richelieu jr

          At least they’re not feeding the RPF with it any more.

    • Watergate

      Are you kidding? People can’t even get their pc folders back.

      • Spackle Motion

        A surprise raid that prevents shredding (somehow) would work.

        • Watergate

          Surprise raid? Again, are you kidding? The FBI won’t go in there.

          • Spackle Motion

            They have before.

    • USA MRIID

      All the Feds have to do is mount up in numbers and start kicking in doors, pointing their rifles at everyone screaming “ON THE FLOOR! ON THE FLOOR MOTHER FUCKERS! POLICE!” and when everybody’s calm, start bringing in the trucks to haul away the paper evidence. ‘Course the automatic alarms will have purged the electronic records the minute the first boot hits the first door, but there’s plenty of evidence to sink these crooks that the Feds can seize.

  • Mary_McConnell

    With this and Monique’s amended complaint, I don’t see how Miscavige can get out of appearing in TX in this case.

    • BananaSplits8

      Rather than getting himself out, he’ll sink himself in. My prediction?

      Miscavige will respond by claiming that it was Rathbun who was guilty of all the misdeeds; he was oblivious to it all and was betrayed by his blind faith and loyalty for a man he thought he could trust. In fact, since Rathbun’s termination (not defection), the church of scientology has experienced unprecedented expansion, blah, blah blah…

      Jeffrey will then pull out his next ace in the hole to our greatest pleasure and entertainment.

      Then the serious settlement negotiations are going to start,

      • Eclipse-girl

        Personally, I hope there is no settlement. I would like to have as much information as possible as part of the public record.

      • Robert Eckert

        Well the thing is: who was or wasn’t guilty of all those misdeeds in the past is not an issue in this case. The substance of the case is about sending the Squirrel Busters to harass Mosey after Marty left the cult. The current motion is about whether Miscavige ever had anything to do with anything in the past that touched Texas: not who was to blame for any of those earlier things happening in Texas, but whether they happened at all.

        • BananaSplits8

          Correct, yet Marty’s affidavit does two things:
          -Establishes the lie of no Texas connection
          -Establishes the lie that Miscavige don’t know nuthin’/ain’t done nuthin’ wrong, which will come in handy later.

          Went to make an edit and accidentally upvoted myself *rolleyes*

          • Missionary Kid

            The upvote is fine. I added one more.

          • Robert Eckert

            Strangely, an upvote for yourself appears when you view it yourself, but does not appear to anyone else. Another Disqus quirk.

        • Mary_McConnell

          Most of us know this, Robert. But there is much in that affidavit related to the misdeeds of the past which people have asked Marty about, which in response been attacked verbally in reply or outright ignored by Marty. So it’s only natural for the points of past resentments that caused to arise in this thread. This affidavit supports what Marty denied o refused to acknowledge – that he knw all that was going on in these harassing matters against critics.. going back to the mid 1980s forward until Marty left.

          I believe Marty is under a Non Disclosure Agreement and that this affidavit is his chance for protections under law to describe what he knows. It’s a start. Hopefully he will be more forthcoming with those he persecuted…

          Can’t wait for him to be called as a witness, lol

    • USA MRIID

      David can appeal by breaking out in to screaming rants about being publicly buggered:
      http://alley.ethercat.com/wackycultnews/buggermiscavige.txt
      That’ll get the Judge to remand him in to custody for some quiet time out. ๐Ÿ™‚ While he’s being evaluated and treated.

  • Mary_McConnell

    For all who were harassed and/or sued during he years Marty was working under Miscavige, here’s your proof that Miscavige, Rathbun and Rinder were directly involved in trying to take you down, to make you and your complaints go away.

    • Sidney18511

      mary…..I would bet my last dollar that if DM didn’t throw MR in the hole where he got a taste of his own medicine, he would still be there, working like a bulldog for LRH and the “cause”.

      • Mary_McConnell

        Probably… but I’m glad he’s not and I’m glad he’s admitted all this is a legal format ( which I believe may protect him from violating any Non Disclosure Agreement he may have made with the cult.

      • Eclipse-girl

        I think it is true of both MRs (Marty and Mark)

  • Cymboli

    The only way the IRS will investigate Scientology is if someone can link them to the tea party.

    • Eclipse-girl

      We didn’t need to politicize this. You should be aware that several progressive organizations were also investigated by the IRS. Those progressive organizations did not usually complain and tended to fill out the questionnaires understanding that the IRS was complying with a poorly written, and recently changed law.

      • Cymboli

        Grow up. It was a joke.

        • Robert Eckert

          Not very effective as a joke, more effective as a diversion.

          • Cymboli

            *rolls eyes* I long for the day when people were not in a perpetual state of being offended.

            • Robert Eckert

              Says the person who intentionally gives offense.

            • quoi dautre

              What did he say that was offensive? Grow up? I hate the politics but quite frankly his first comment was hardly offensive and was a dig at the irs not party. The fact that you are so upset that you have to one up his comments to get the last word shows your immaturity. So the grow up comment, though not directed at you, is quite appropriate.

            • Robert Eckert

              “What did he say that was offensive?” He is repeating the dishonest claim that the IRS especially targeted the Tea Party, to stir up off-topic political arguments and divert away from the subject.

            • quoi dautre

              He said that it was meant as a joke. Its called Satire Robert. These types of jokes are used all of the time by late night comedians. It doesn’t matter if the joke is based in fact. The POINT of the comment was to paint the IRS as ineffective and pathetic. I don’t know you personally but considering the fact that you are commenting on this board, one can make the assumption that you don’t like scientology very much. The IRS continues to allow organizations to abuse their tax exempt status.. INCLUDING political parties and religious orders. The fact that they have continued to pretend that Scientology is a religion that has abided by their agreement is so laughable its ludicrous. You know, when you look at everything through a political filter, you often make assumptions that are not based in fact. You made an assumption on cymboli’s intent based upon your feelings towards that non scandal. You assumed that he was just trying to piss off liberals. It was a knee jerk reaction. No one gives anyone the benefit of doubt anymore. THe constant knee jerk reaction is why this country is at constant war with itself.

            • Robert Eckert

              “He said that it was meant as a joke” I am sure within his own circle of Limbaugh Dittoheads that kind of thing is considered funny. Among others dredging up hackneyed attacks on Obama is not considered funny. “You made an assumption on cymboli’s intent based upon your feelings towards that non scandal” No, also based on his hostile reaction to being told to leave politics out of it. He had no call to be telling Eclipse-girl to “grow up”. That sort of attack, accusing anyone who doesn’t see things your way of being immature or stupid, is the kind of flame-bait we don’t need.

    • Victoria Pandora

      Not sure about the tea party… all we’ve got so far is a wanna be cop killer.

      • Cymboli

        This is true.

    • USA MRIID

      ROFL! That’s going to get the Republidiots and the Democraps barking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BRAVO!! *Justice for all.*

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Psychiatrists, criminologists and legal theorists will no doubt spend many years analyzing why Miscavige harassed and stalked Marty Rathbun, the one man who knew all of Miscavige’s dark secrets. Instead of heeding Rathbun’s numerous warnings that if he didn’t leave Marty and his wife alone all of Miscavige’s dark secrets would come out, Miscavige continued his assault on the Rathbun’s lives, and now those very dark, and very dirty secrets are pouring out.

    • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

      Let’s just hope that both the psychiatrists and psychologists have the opportunity to analyze Miscavige upclose and personally.

      • Eclipse-girl

        Oh, the irony

      • Graham

        They do not have the fucking rank to analyse the Spiritual Leader (A statement worth analysing in itself!)

        • Poison Ivy

          When he goes nutzoid in the courtroom, hope they put him in 72-hour psychiatric hold. How would THAT be for irony?

          • Studious Judious

            It would be interesting legally to see if his ‘religious beliefs’ could prevent psychiatric examination.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Personally, I would prefer he was Not on any calming meds while in his Meet and Greet phase with Bubba the Roommate.

            • D.Y.G.

              IANAL, but I don’t think religious beliefs would prevent examination if he were convicted of a crime and sentenced to a state/federal facility. (Behavioral and mental health evals are part of the intake process.) Inmates have the right to refuse mental health services, though that right is balanced by the person’s competency to refuse treatment.

          • WildaBeast

            If anyone was ever a candidate for anti-psychotic medication…

          • USA MRIID
      • Mrs Libnish

        Ya. At the Miscavige Hospital for the Criminally Insane (Thanks General Hospital/ABC).

    • Sidney18511

      I think that DM really believed himself BULLETPROOF. He got away with so much shite for so long that there was no room for reality in his bubble. Let’s hope that that bubble not only pops but EXPLODES. Right in his smug little face.

      • Studious Judious

        It’s like watching an atomic explosion in slow motion. Magnificent devastation.

    • 1subgenius

      And funny enough Scientology has a definition for foot-bullet: “Pulling it in.”

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Because personality types like Miscavige who have gotten away with murder with no consequences from the law for decades, while simultaneously suckering Shillebrities and whales to lay Billions at his admiration altar, to waste Millions with a single order or signature, with unbridled mental paranoia and insanity to go unchecked and actually encouraged by a sea of enablers at his beck and call…

      When you tell someone like That with that background NO, they start spitting nails out of their head and go ballistic and set the world on fire to get his way no matter the costs. He believes he will get away with it because he has so many Enablers giving him the slaves, the money, the tools to get away with it.
      When you tell someone like David Miscavige “NO”, you can be sure they will set out for Revenge.

      • WildaBeast

        You’ve got the read on him, THDNE. And in this case, it’s going to paint him into a corner so small that even he’ll be cramped for space.

    • Missionary Kid

      I disagree. It doesn’t take an expert to analyze DM’s motives. He’s a spoiled child who lost someone he controlled, so he wants to punish them. It’s the old, “If I can’t have you, nobody can” syndrome.

    • renaud

      That’s easy. It’s because Miscavige is stupid and, in addition, lacks an education. He’s basically a moron.

      • Missionary Kid

        To quote Bugs Bunny, “He’s a maroon.”

  • Seeshell

    Monty Drake (from his wife’s Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/terri.f.drake/photos

    • aquaclara

      This is what cult money buys, eh?

      • richelieu jr

        You contributions and kids college education money at work, folks!

    • 1subgenius

      I think the shit-eating grin may have just been permanently wiped off his face.

      • Poison Ivy

        He’ll turn and sing like a canary. What else can he do?

      • InTheNameOfXenu

        I agree. It’ll be replaced by a permanent wince like when one takes a long dragged out shit.

      • richelieu jr

        Don’t you mean the arse licking tongue?

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      It sucks when the tables are turned and now this PI’s personal photos are plastered on the internet. He’ll think ten times when he takes an assignment like this again.

    • Captain Howdy

      This is why we should allow Texas and certain other States to secede from the Union.

      • junojones

        I agree, Six months there was enough for me to say, ‘y’all are crazy, I’m going to CA’.

    • Watergate

      Another man in hiding has been outed by his wife’s Failbook page.

    • Artoo45

      Her last post was May of 2010 then it goes silent. Guess she didn’t really cotton to Facebook.

    • DamOTclese2

      The woman is not even Failbook friends with her own criminal husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Victoria Pandora

    And David (he is not insane!) Miscavige never had John Seeney stalked and harrassed either.
    I wonder if Tommy (aka Thomas) Davis is still willing to purjure himself these days?

    • richelieu jr

      Too bad Sweeny didn’t got to Texas! Then they could use those text message transcripts (YSCOHB) t impeach his testimony…

  • Sherbet

    “Miscavige instructed that if Ms. Slaughter had to resort to paying the mother to forget the loss of her daughter…” Yes, DM would think that money could make a mother “forget” her daughter’s horrible death.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      David Miscavige does not have the Rank to bribe Any mother.

      • cicely neville

        Damn straight!!!

      • WildaBeast

        Anyone who has the rank, wouldn’t even try…

      • Robert Eckert

        Doesn’t have the FUCKING rank!!!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Thank you. I want this to be correct!

    • Mrs Libnish

      And a couple hundred thousand is a complete insult. Not that there is enough money in the world, but puhlease bitch. Get real.

      • Sherbet

        At the funeral, no less.

        • cicely neville

          Unfuckingbelievable. Just about threw up when I read that.

          That’s proof of psychopathy right there.

          • Sherbet

            It’s proof of something, all right. Something evil, something despicable, something cold-hearted, something self-serving…

            • cicely neville

              I’m inclined to say, subhuman.
              Jesus have pity, it makes me so sick.

    • DamOTclese2

      The Dwarf does nothing unless it’s for money, he thinks that everyone else it like him: a psychopath.

  • media_lush

    Holy friholies …. mouth agape…. bloody Nora….. aye caramba!

    I genuinely believe Tiny Fists will have shit his pants after reading this….. not metaphorically but real poop.

    This is so amazing that I can’t stop grinning.

    • Eclipse-girl

      So where Observer with Davey in adult diapers?

      • Mark

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        She dropped that on us yesterday. Once was enough. Once was too many.

        • Robert Eckert

          One is too many and a hundred is not enough.

        • Observer

          Oh, how you tempt me …

    • Mrs Libnish

      I know! I’m gonna go read it again. Every lovely word.

    • USA MRIID

      There would be irony if David started screaming, “WHERE’S MARTY! GOD DAMN IT SOMEBODY FIND MARTY! I WANT HIM TO HANDLE THIS SP SHIT!” Would not surprise me, seeing as David appears to be “less than sane,” to put it nicely.

  • WildaBeast

    Maybe it’s overly optimistic of me, but I see this eventually coming down to the following conversation:

    Mosey, Marty, and Ray Jeffrey: If you give us x dollars (over a million), and sign a declaration that promises to leave us alone for Christ’s eternity, we will drop this suit. If not, we will take it all the way.
    Cult Lawyers: We want a gag order! No more speaking out, Marty!
    Mosey, Marty, and Ray Jeffrey: No. No gag order. Give us lots of money, leave us alone forever, and let us say whatever the hell we want, or we take it to trial. That is the offer. There is no third option.
    Cult Lawyers: When did we get so close to this hard place? And where the hell did that rock come from? It’s starting to feel a little cramped here…

    • Eclipse-girl

      They could try the “french defense” of running away, and then claiming they didn’t get a chance to defend themselves

      • Poison Ivy

        “La Dรฉfense Franรงaise!” I think you’ve coined a new legal term!

        • Robert Eckert

          Far fairer to call it “La Dรฉfense Scientologique”

      • richelieu jr

        I truly take offense at this.

        • George Layton

          It was something that came up in the second post yesterday.

          • richelieu jr

            Didn’t see it, though I did read the post.

            I put up a link of how Scientology has attempted to corrupt the legal process in france and I learned a lot from it.

        • Eclipse-girl

          How about the scientology defense? I did not mean disparage the french. ;-).

          You gotta admit, the argument that was used was highly unusual.

          EDIT : Disqus is so strange. Aqua’s response wasn’t there when I wrote this.

          • richelieu jr

            Indeed, I had misinterpreted what you said.
            No harm, no foul!

            Sent from my iPad

            • Eclipse-girl

              I like the people who come here. We are empathic and compassionate. peace

      • aquaclara

        I think by rights this should be called the “scientology defense” rather than the French defense….

      • renaud

        Are you referring to the “Surrender Monkeys?”

        • Eclipse-girl

          I like that one, too.

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Marty, knowing the deceit and falsity of scientology practice in dealing with legal threats, and specifically knowing of Miscavige’s personal practice of lies and intimidation, would be well advised to not settle EVER until Miscavige impeaches himself on the stand and is removed from power.

      He has a tiger by the tail. He has a good grip from his own experience and access to plenty of other testimony that proves the corruption. To settle is to let go and give the tiger leave to devour him. As long as Miscavige has assets he controls, Marty and Mosey are at grave risk. Marty, hold on and stay the course. Good on you for this.

      • WildaBeast

        That’s how I see it. They have the board set up for a checkmate, and they’d be batshit crazy not to make the last couple of moves.

      • richelieu jr

        Plus, with DM gone, who’ll run the place?

        I’m sure he’d be wiling to help out, for a while. Exit Auditing, and all that…

      • Missionary Kid

        DM won’t be removed from power for impeaching himself or losing a trial, because the trial will be declared entheta, so the clams won’t look at it and see what a dildo he is.

    • DamOTclese2

      The cult lawyers get paid regardless, and the cult lawyers could themselves demand tens of millions of dollars to defend the slapping dwarf, and the slapping dwarf would have no choice but to pay his cult lawyers. After all, the cult lawyers are only following orders, they don’t care that they’re working for a psychopathic madman, a criminal who will shortly be wearing prison orange.

      • renaud

        True, but the lawyers do put themselves at risk for continuing to believe a client that is obviously lying to them. They can be disbarred if they know it’s BS, and they present it as truth.

        • Robert Eckert

          Yeah, it will be very difficult for Davey to get his lawyers to file anything else that is backed up only by his word, after this.

        • USA MRIID

          I don’t know if lawyers care if their clients lie to them repeatedly so long as the checks keep coming and clearing the bank.

          • Robert Eckert

            They do care about judges figuring out that they have been intentionally filing lies from their clients, because that can cost their license to practice and stop all checks flowing.

  • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

    RayJeff in wait:

    • Mark

      Spider, spider, burning bright,
      In the cobwebb’d foggy night,
      Waiting for a bum to bite!

      • WildaBeast

        Davey-wavey, sitting on high
        Cleared poor Lisa. Then she died.
        When the facts came into play
        Davey-wavey ran away.

        I *don’t* mean that disrespectfully to Lisa. It just started rolling around in my head while I was in the shower, and I have to get it out NOW because I have to be at a funeral in a few hours and it can’t be still there by then.

    • junojones

      My once-husband and I got to see an epic battle between a black widow spider and a wasp. The wasp was not completely in the web and might have broken free if it had had enough time. But the spider was attentive that day, rushing in to bite and wrap a filament or two around it’s prey, jumping back just as the wasp raised it’s stinger. This went on for a breathless time, at least fifteen minutes, until finally the spider got the last bite in.

      • Robert Eckert

        Sounds like it would have made a great video.

        • junojones

          It was truly one of those Disney Technicolor Nature Moments that I grew up with. To see such a thing in real life was in a sense a peak experience. It was years before digital photography and the internet were ubiquitous. I think we just had a disposable camera for that trip so any pics would not be exciting even if I still had ’em.

  • Krew13

    Nancy Cartwright wants all us meanies to stop being mean to COB. She is so upset by this news, that she’s going to donate another $10m to guarantee her front seat flight to Target Two to meet Hubbard.

  • 0tessa

    By harrassing the Rathbuns, Miscavige went a bridge too far. It’s paytime.

    • Krew13

      The bridge to total embarrassment and the final days of the Sciloons! Now that’s what I call KSW – Keep Scientology Waning.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Or as they say in France: “Keeping Scientology Whining”

        • Eclipse-girl

          In the UK or Austrailia it would be “Keep $cientology Whinging”

          • Krew13

            And hopefully very soon, Keep Scientology Weeping.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              It’s so hard to choose just one!

            • WildaBeast

              Why should you have to choose? The cult has enough different kinds of hurt coming at it that you’ll have ample opportunity to use ’em all. Happy Thursday!

  • Eivol Ekdal

    feckin’ Monty Drake – only in Texas do you find a PI’s website that has shooting sound effects and a shooting gallery game!

    • Krew13

      Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!

    • sugarplumfairy

      And how convenient.. He’s already an experienced witness..

      “…Monty has been designated as an expert witness, testifyย ing (sic) in both state and federal courts. He has also ย testified ย concerning hisย investigations inย state ย and ย federal courts, grand jury proceedings, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and depositions…”

  • Ruby

    I have a feeling that today will be a large comment day! Hey…where is Debbie Downer? Oh…maybe they aren’t allowing her to see this one!

    • WildaBeast

      It took me 30 seconds to stop laughing so I could type. No, I don’t think they’re going to send anyone by today, somehow…

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Notice to ALL Sea Org Members:

      BAIL your post Now before you need to post BAIL!

      http://i39.tinypic.com/fk8s1t.jpg

    • Poison Ivy

      I’m sure she doesn’t have the fucking rank to read this stuff!

    • Eclipse-girl

      It would be good for anyone still in to read this. But I think PI is correct. Co$ doesn’t want anyone to read today’s blog

      • Mrs Libnish

        JT, TC and Krusty need to read this. Today.

        • Nevermore

          I have sent Krustie the link. She hasn’t answered, as usual!

          • Mrs Libnish

            Well, you know she isn’t big on manners.

            • Eclipse-girl

              An engraved TY note should be sent by Krustie to Nevermore

            • Nevermore

              Indeed! I’d say she was raised by wolves in a forest, but wolves have far better manners than her!

            • junojones

              And more class. I lived with a wolf hybrid for five years. Petey was a sweet and loving creature and didn’t abuse twitter at all.

  • Ruby

    Oh, Ed Bryan is now up the creek without his paddleboat!
    The cult will surely abandon him in a heartbeat.

  • mirele

    Marty must really love Mosey to let all this information hang out….

    and

    I realized that just up the road from New Braunfels, now living in Austin, is a certain Tommy Davis. He’s most definitely within the jurisdiction of the court in Comal County.

    • dagobarbz

      Tommydavis handling a real estate fund is a scary thought.

      • mirele

        Do you really think he’s doing that?

        • Eclipse-girl

          It was talked about in the bunker a week or two ago. Someone even posted business cards. It was speculated that Tommy’s dad, a non $cientologist, got him the job.

          • John P.

            Tommy’s dad is a big real estate honcho, and I think he’s involved with the fund that Tommy works for.

            I strongly suspect Tommy has a desk and a title, and zero capital that he can commit to deals. He’s out trying to scare up deals on an “eat what you kill” basis — probably commission for what he brings to the partners, and he’s probably not eligible for a slice of the bonus pool. In other words, I think he’s got a job that will keep him off the streets and out of trouble, where he doesn’t have any real responsibility for making investment decisions, which he’s pretty unqualified to make given his lack of experience in the real world.

            • mirele

              This perfectly describes what I think is going on.

            • Poison Ivy

              Agreed. But as stated above, I think Tommy is a good soldier who follows orders and that can make a good employee.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Yes, he’s an Ideal Employee, especially when the Boss wants another coke while you’re hiding the bodies.

            • Mrs Libnish

              LRH at his finest…

            • richelieu jr

              I’d move him up from Fry Cook to Cash Register in a moment!

              Also, Amway is looking for salesmen with his profile!

        • dagobarbz

          ” (One of the four was Tommy Davis, at the time one of the churchโ€™s top spokesmen. Davis is no longer a Sea Org employee, and is now living in Austin working for a large real estate fund.”

          • mirele

            Yeah, but do you really think he’s handling money? I work for an ebil financial institution and they don’t put dumbasses in front of handling portfolios.

            • dagobarbz

              Dumbasses? Have you learned nothing the past 20 years?

              SCIENTOLOGY MAKES THE ABLE MORE ABLE!

            • Robert Eckert

              And what does it do to the not-so-able?

            • richelieu jr

              Promote or persecute.

            • dagobarbz

              It makes the less able unstable…

            • Robert Eckert

              That needs to do on Missionary Kid’s list

            • Poison Ivy

              I happen to think Tommy Davis is a smart, talented guy. He follows directions well, clearly. Someone wrote here about the work ethic drilled into sea-orgers – I’m sure they make great employees. The fear of screwing up and punishment is probably embedded in their DNA by now.

            • richelieu jr

              I have to agree; He did his best to be the best spokesman possible.

              It is still his fault that he chose to sell CancerAIDSdisconectionLIES.

              That’s a hard sell!

      • Watergate

        He’s not handling a real estate fund. He’s a spokeshole for the real estate fund.

      • DamOTclese2

        More likely money laundering for the Scientology crime syndicate.

  • Mickey7

    Wonder how many real churches keep private investigators on retainer?

    Can’t imagine the deliberate efforts to skirt and subvert the justice system are going to sit well with many judges.

    • 0tessa

      Well, the Roman Catholic Church used to have her Opus Dei, the most secretive society in the church and reporting directly only to his pope-ship.

      • Eclipse-girl

        They have the Papal Nuncio, too

        • Nevermore

          That’s a title, for a diplomat, not a secret society. Wish I didn’t know all this Catholic stuff, but c’est la vie!

          • Eclipse-girl

            OK, I am not Catholic I just am aware the Papal Nuncio was dealing with crimes committed by molesting priests as early as the 1970s.

            • Nevermore

              There are loads of Nuncios – the one you’re talking about would likely be the head of a diplomatic mission in the country where the crimes were committed. I know there’s one here in Scotland just now, presumably looking into the mess left by the virulently anti-homosexual cardinal who had to quite because of allegations of homosexual relationships…

            • Eclipse-girl

              This was in Milwaukee, Wis. There was a priest at St Johns School of the Deaf.

              Saw MEA MAXIMA CULPA about a yr ago. an HBO documentary about the issue. he men who tried to speak up who were victims from the school are /were brave.

            • Nevermore

              The Church needs to hand bastards like that over to the secular authorities. Or castrate them. I’m cool with either option.

            • Eclipse-girl

              And give their victims some compensation. The Diocese of Milwaukee put two huge chunks of $, 55 mill and 75 mil (I Think) into a fund for the perpetual care of cemeteries and then declared bankruptcy It is still being litigated.

            • Nevermore

              They should try to sue the Papacy then, pretty sure they still have money. And a little side claim against the local law enforcement people who supposedly turned a blind eye. A lot of claims are coming to light here in Scotland at the moment. I’m starting to think that mine was the only parish without a pervert priest in residence, at least as far as I know!

      • Spackle Motion

        There are more sub-sects of the Catholic Church as pointed out in this video by Steve Hassan:

        http://vimeo.com/70377489

        • CraftLass

          Great find! Thanks, very interesting even if you know a bit about them.

      • Nevermore

        Opus Dei is a lay (snigger) organisation – the Jesuits were/are the Papal intelligence service.

        • dagobarbz

          Jesuits are scary smart. Scientologists are just scary.

          • Nevermore

            ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Poison Ivy

              I like the Jesuits. They value a broad education and one Jesuit Preist I know freely admits having doubts. Scientology does not allow even a modicum of doubt.

            • CraftLass

              I’m related to a few Jesuits and Franciscans, I have only met them a few times (most of my family is in Italy) but what amazing conversations! Gotta love a man who will seriously discuss theology with a questioning agnostic who’s all of 11 years old without a single trace of patronization. I wish those cousins were still around, miss them even though I didn’t know them so well, I have mad respect for each one. They lived what they preached and were always looking to gain more insight into the universe and the human condition. I can get behind anyone like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • richelieu jr

              He’ll, the Scientologists do even better than that!

              They’ll even offer you a long term job! You can be a doctor at 8 years old! You’ll learn nothing BUT religion!

            • richelieu jr

              Catholics and doubt is a great subject and could be something the Scientologists could learn from, if they could ever learn anything that wasn’t by LRH.

            • richelieu jr

              You mean the best minds that Scientology could get (no offense intended, friends.)

            • Nevermore

              As all the exes here are indeed exes, then by definition they are the fine minds who have already left… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Robert Eckert

        They still do.

        • Nevermore

          Only in terms of their religious practices. All that means is that they are outwith the control of a local bishop/cardinal. Something I’m sure a lot of bishops are grateful for!

      • mirele

        Opus Dei still exists, but is rather deflated from the days when its founder, pedophile/polygamist Marcel Maciel Degollado, was still alive.

        (Maciel Degollado, a Catholic priest, is alleged to have had two wives, one in Mexico, the other in Spain. A couple of his Mexican children allege that he sexually assaulted them.)

        • Captain Howdy

          Opus Dei is alive and well and most of it’s membership are lay people and they recruit the best and brightest fresh out to college to get jobs in government and corporations a la “Snow White”. Their fascist founder was granted sainthood by John Paul.

          • CraftLass

            They also run schools to groom children for membership. Rick Santorum’s kids attended one in DC and I ran across this story from a girl who attended the girls’ DC one: http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/opus-dei-schools

            • Captain Howdy

              Opus Dei wields more political influence around the world than CofS could ever dream of.

            • WildaBeast

              I just find it weird and funny that an arm of the Catholic Church whose name means “Work of God” concerns itself with influencing the secular world.

            • Nevermore

              That’s because they think that by working from the inside, they can turn society into what they think God wants it to be. Don’t worry, the Jesuits will take them down when they get too big for their boots!

            • CraftLass

              Have you ever noticed that most groups that want to control the secular world’s laws and societal opinions have names that make you think they are benign and rather opposite of their actual purpose? For example, you can usually spot a homophobic group created to prevent equal rights (and the formation of families under the law) by the words “Freedom” and/or “Family” in their name. Of course, the best example of all is probably the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. lol

            • WildaBeast

              Yes, I’ve noticed that before. Would say more but must boot my ass out the door to get out of town for the rest of the day.

              Enjoy the day, guys…it’s a good one!

            • 0tessa

              As you well know, members of Opus Dei were close collaborateurs of Franco.
              Their goal is to change the world from inside out.

            • CraftLass

              Absolutely. And they’re a whole lot better at staying off the radar, too. CofS desperately wishes it was Opus Dei.

        • Eclipse-girl

          I think the local bishop (Robert Morlino) transferred a few of those OD priests into some liberal (for WI) parishes and then threatened the congregation as they complained about it.

    • Never mind real churches – that is not germane. Now, how many charities do this, is a different question. As for how many charities do this to keep the leader away from court, weeeelll. That sounds almost like a non-charitable use of funds, doesn’t it? Almost like David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige is personally benefiting…

      • Sherbet

        Thanks, Jens. I bristle when scn pretends it’s a religion, when it suits its needs, of course.

    • DamOTclese2

      Well, there *is* a certain actual, real religion out there in the real world that has become something of a defacto pedophile dating service which employs the same RICO racketeering criminals that Scientology does.

  • Satansthetan

    Oh please, please don’t settle M+M, you will make far more money from books and speaking appearances after the cult crumbles than they are likely to offer you. PLEASE! You have a lot of guilt hovering within you even though you were brainwashed, you knew it wasn’t right, what you were doing for your Master. Make it right Marty, make the money honestly by telling it ALL(then cut a plea deal for your own crimes and serve no time, could easily be arranged given the magnitude of COS criminal activity you and COB were engaged in) That book alone would make you a mint AND allow you to live with your conscience.

    • dagobarbz

      It wouldn’t be any good. He’s not going to hand us a written, published confession also available on Kindle.

  • Free Minds, Free Hearts

    Wow. Just wow.

  • dagobarbz

    “(One of the four was Tommy Davis, at the time one of the churchโ€™s top spokesmen. Davis is no longer a Sea Org employee, and is now living in Austin working for a large real estate fund.)”

    Yikes. Scientologists and money. Bad, bad combination.

  • Swiss Guy (not from Sweden)

    Tony,
    I know it is too early to ask questions about the strategy that MR & MR formulated some years ago. But this is a very interesting subject.
    It looks like they planned this trap from the beginning on, as they knew how DM will react. I remember the warnings Marty gave to TC and his lawyer from the beginning on. Both understood very well what he was talking about, and knew of what he could do. Both decided to stay quiet and to not harass Marty anymore.
    DM thought he was better then them and did all the actions they wanted him to do. They were at any time one step ahead.

    MR & MR were working together from the beginning and had defined clear cut goals they wanted to achieve before moving to the next target. They are doing it step by step. Marty once told to a german journalist that he created the Monster and that he wants to take it down. He endured the 200 days siege to collect enough material, propably he could have stopped the si’ege at any time ! After the press and critcs worldwide lost their fears to report about the cos Marty became a philosopher and Mike took over the attacks etc….
    They got now nearly all independents, critics, press, anonymous behind them, except some lost souls that are shouting “KSW”.

    I would love it to read an article from you about this subject and who you think the mastermind is. Or is it just things that are happening that nobody planned ?

    • Watergate

      I will stipulate that Marty is a master of “the long game.” I will also stipulate that Miscavige is a very dumb person with way too much “command intention” — who thinks he knows more than anybody else (odd, but true) and is deeply committed to carrying through what he starts with. I will, however, disagree that Marty could have stopped the Squirrel Busters any time he wanted to (other than by folding), since I think his refusal to fold is what kept Miscavige’s Squirrel Busters keepin’ on so long. (See stipulation #2 above.)

      • Swiss Guy (not from Sweden)

        interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

    • pronoia

      I have had the same thought — that both MRs were keeping their powder dry to use in a “real” fight, and one based on their terms.

      The idea that DM had direct access to the video feeds from the house in Ingleside is beyond creepy. Was he also directly wired to the cameras on the squirrel busters’ heads?

      • WildaBeast

        *mental image of DM with one of those stupid cameras strapped to his skull*

      • ze moo

        The feed from Inglewood was done by internet. All you have to do is skype it and keep it private. Simple and easy to do. Perhaps traceable with the correct court order. A possible foot bazooka…

  • Jeff Jacobsen

    Please, sir, may we have another?

    • Missionary Kid

      I saw an interview where Kevin Bacon said that people come up to him all the time and quote that line and others. He said it doesn’t offend him because it is an acknowledgement of his first role.

  • Snake Plissken

    How does an attorney general look over an affidavit like this and not look into this crime syndicate?

    I just do not understand how this cult continues to be allowed to operate

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Um, maybe he/she hasn’t read it?

  • Mrs Libnish

    Hole E Shit. David Miscavige must be the dumbest mf’r to ever walk the face of the planet to take on the Rathbuns. Marty held back and put up with a lot of harrassment, until now. Why would dumbass poke him incessantly, knowing he knows everything? No comprende.

    #16 was jaw dropping. Who has every word recorded, transcribed, directed in writing, tracked by computer software, etc? That is crazy town.

    The details regarding Lisa McPherson were hard to read. Her mother played it right.

    I wonder what he is going to do when he reads this. When will he start throwing money at them? If this makes it to a jury trial, I will take leave of absence from my job so I can sit on the jury. Every day would be insane.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Its a civil lawsuit. I don’t think there has to be a jury.

      • Mrs Libnish

        Well that’s a bummer. Eventually, he needs to be tried in a court of law, judged by his peers.

        • Eclipse-girl

          How about by his victims?

        • L.L. Cantare J

          {How dare you suggest that a great man like David Miscavige has peers!}

      • BananaSplits8

        I thought I wasn’t imagining things. At the very end of Mosey’s original complaint, after Jeffrey’s signature it says “Plaintiffs demand trial by jury”. I don’t see it in the amended complaint but I wonder if it was cut off between the signatures which go to the end of the page and the beginning of Mosey’s affidavit on the next.

      • pronoia

        Juries are called for both criminal and civil trials.

        • Studious Judious

          I’ve always heard that as a defendent, if you are innocent you want a judge trial, and guilty you want a jury trial.

      • DamOTclese2

        The defendants may request a Jury, though the State of Texas is a third world Republidot State so they may have laws that don’t have parallels in the rest of the country.

    • Nevermore

      It’s pure egotism. He can’t comprehend of anyone knowing better about anything than him, even lawyers trying to deal with legal matters for him. Hopefully it will bring him down.

    • Illinoisian

      “#16 was jaw dropping. Who has every word recorded, transcribed,
      directed in writing, tracked by computer software, etc? That is crazy
      town.”

      This struck me, too. How big is this ego? Would he try to “out Hubbard” Hubbard by preserving every syllable he ever uttered? On stainless steel? In vaults? (Shelly transcribing and storing *his* words instead of Hubbard’s? Could *that* be her punishment duty? Is my imagination going off the rails here? I hope so.)

  • N. Graham

    Some new info I never knew! The one part about trying to clear all of LRH’s court cases-never heard that. Never realized just how incompetent Rathbun was. You mean he COULDN’T GUARANTEE that Scientology would win? F-in Loser!

    • Watergate

      He didn’t have command intention.

    • DamOTclese2

      Rathbun’s “Tone 40” did not work on the Judge.

  • pronoia

    Haha! Ray Jeffrey uses the phrase “OSA thugs”.

  • Amazing stuff! And little Davey is getting mighty paranoid http://possiblyhelpfuladvice.com/?p=14623

    Anons and bitter defrocked apostates lurking around every corner – oh my!!!

    • aquaclara

      Sci411, this is more fun reading for us today. I like how they managed to get in BOTH bitter defrocked apostates and fringes of the internet in one phrase. Is is a spoof or real?

      • I was wondering the same thing, David confirms it as real in the comments!

      • SandiCorrena

        But they didn’t say “ilk” and I really really liked ilk and all the puns….

      • AnyOldName1

        You can’t make this stuff up :). Only SCNs can. Even The Onion wouldn’t thought up this one.

      • TonyOrtega

        It’s a thetabust hoax…

        • aquaclara

          rats.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Whoa Nelly, I asked and I received! The form you have to fill out for Flag Entry Passes and all the other requirements. This is going to suck for the aging whales. Tony, I think this deserves it’s very own Post! It might be swallowed up today given the Marty Affidavit Feast.

      http://possiblyhelpfuladvice.com/?p=14623

      • AnyOldName1

        Tony should get the word out and upload the application form so we can all apply for our passes.

        • Tony, John Sweeney, Tom Tobin & Joe Childs should get VSP passes! #VerySpecialPersons

      • TonyOrtega

        It’s a thetaburst hoax.

        • Spoofed headers? Well that just ruins the fun. Though this really wouldn’t be much of a stretch for them.

        • WildaBeast

          Awwww…DAMMIT! Had me fooled, too.

        • pronoia

          I thought it was Onionish at the passport quality photo part. But when I saw the application, that seemed so much like pre-seccheck that I figured it had to be real!

        • Robert Eckert

          It’s a variant of Poe’s Law. It has become impossible to write a parody of Scientology that won’t easily be mistaken for the real thing.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          oh wow. It was excellent though! Hey, maybe DM will copy it. Somewhere along the lines, there Has to be all kinds of waivers and disclaimers about the health and safety of Gramma Whale before getting on the Gyro or Pain Station.

    • pronoia

      I thought it was the Onion, and then I realized it was written and sent in utter seriousness!

      • TonyOrtega

        It’s a thetaburst hoax..

        • pronoia

          Very well done then it is!

    • BananaSplits8

      No, come on. cos would never use that pic.

      Or did I just get trolled?

    • WildaBeast

      Unfuckingbelievable. They ask more questions on that thing than I had to answer on my tax forms! I also just find it incredibly ironic than Scientologists, the people who never get sick after they go clear, are “at cause” over MEST, and who {know} that “AIDS is a state of mind” have to be asked whether they a) have recently been on ‘medical lines’; b) have had heart troubles recently; and c) are on meds.

      No. Not even the Onion could make this shit up.

    • TonyOrtega

      It’s a thetaburst hoax.

  • Mark Fisher

    One other comment after reading Marty’s complete declaration. I was there when the RTC Coup happened that day and I can testify as to what occured. We all shared the same office next to DM’s. I also was in charge of AVC after the RTC Coup for over a year. Not to mention that I was in charge of the Corporate Liasion Office that was set up for DM and ASI so that he could order directly into CSI and other Church organizations at the time. No gag order for me. I’d be happy to testify and back up any other testimony if needed.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      F’n terrific! I was going to ask some questions, but think Mum’s the word. Better to talk to Ray Jay first!!!!!!!!!

    • WildaBeast

      You have the one upvote I’m allowed. This comment is in place of the 600,000 other upvotes I would give you if Disqus would let me. I hope your testimony is used, and useful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mary_McConnell

      I hope Mr Jeffrey at least had you do an affidavit!

    • sizzle8

      Could Vicki Aznaran, the first COB, be called to testify?
      I think they still live in Texas.

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Mark! I remember hearing you talk about COB and his hitting you when we were at the dinner in Vegas, the ex-so reunion.

      I sincerely hope you get to take the stand and witness. If I were in your shoes, I would offer directly to Monique Rathbun’s Lawyer your declaration of events that bear on Marty’s declaration.

      • GlibWog

        COB hitting you… Again with the Freakin Tears for Mark..

        I HATE DM … I HATE EVERYTHING HE STANDS FOR.. BRING HIM DOWN..

    • Orglodyte

      Wow! Reading the blog and comments today is like watching a fireworks show. Whoosh! Boom! Ooooh! Aaah! Hey, never seen that one before! Is that the finale? No, it’s still going! Right on, Mark.

    • 1subgenius

      rjeffrey@sjmlawyers.com

      emails don’t even cost anything

    • Poison Ivy

      I’d love to hear your story, Mark!

    • aquaclara

      Not that we’re counting, but I am the 56th up arrow here to your note – this is the sound of a collective group cheer for your stellar comment. Hope you will take 1subgenius’ note to heart, too!
      Love your photo – if that doesn’t look like freedom and peace, I don’t know what does.

      Ok, I lied. We are counting. Cheers!

    • renaud

      Awesome, Mark! Simply awesome!

    • DamOTclese2

      Mark, correct me if I’m wrong. When David and his fellow criminals came walking in, they would not let anyone leave until they has signed papers and “affirmed” that David was in charge, correct? Despite Hubbard policy.

  • Sidney18511

    Well…i would think that the COBster will do his best to get this in front of a judge that they have a connection with.

    • WildaBeast

      But will Ray Jeffrey make that easy for him? Somehow I doubt it. He has Marty “I know it all because I did it all” Rathbun to tell him every dirty little secret well in advance, so Jeffrey can find a way to stop it before it happens.

    • Robert Eckert

      In Texas, they don’t own any judges, as far as we can tell.

      • DamOTclese2

        David has money: That means he owns any Judge out there. All they have to negotiate is price.

        • Robert Eckert

          I do not know whether Texas is that kind of state or not. Just because its governors have been dubious does not necessarily mean that its judiciary is corrupt.

          • USA MRIID

            That is true, most Judges actually obey their sworn charters.

  • dwayners13 .

    The “man” wanted details & just like the old days, Marty gave him details. I wonder if Miscavige truly understands just how enjoyable this stuff is for us “wogs on the fringes of the Internet”. Who needs a tv, or tickets to the show when you’ve got these guys acting out the soap opera that is Scientology. If it wasn’t for all the people who’ve been harassed, harmed, exploited & financially, physically, emotionally, spiritual & mentally ruined, this would be pure enjoyment, however I think it’s important to remember that Monique didn’t ask or do anything to justify what has been done to her, other than fall in love with & marry Marty.

    • pronoia

      I know! It is like Northern Lights meets Breaking Bad meets House of Cards. With a little Mary Hartman Mary Hartman thrown in.

      • ze moo

        Being an old fart, I see F Troop meets McHales Navy meets Get Smart. Woody Allen in his Sleeper/Bananas heyday couldn’t write this.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Not evil enough.

          • ze moo

            How about ‘ F Troop meets McHales Navy meets Get Smart meets Silence of the Lambs??

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Closer.

            • aquaclara

              I vote for F Troop meets Hogan’s Heroes….

        • Missionary Kid

          I happened to see Bananas when I was in England. It was an odd feeling when I was the only person in the theater who laughed out loud at one of Woody’s visual jokes.

          I had to explain it to my British friends.

          There is a scene where Woody is at a newsstand, and, while the proprietor isn’t looking, he’s trying to peek at the girly magazines. In the set-up to the scene, the camera pans across a wall where porn magazines are hung, with titles like Dude and Stud. Right in the middle of the porn, hangs a copy of National Review.

          For you foreigners, National Review. is a right wing magazine, reflecting Woody’s opinion of it.

          • Nevermore

            I’m one of the few people on the planet unconvinced as to Mr Allen’s ‘genius’.

            • pronoia

              Me too. The last Woody Allen film I saw was Manhattan Murder Mystery. Will Not. Go. To another one.

            • Missionary Kid

              I don’t know about his genius, but he makes me laugh, and I identify with a lot of his takes on human attitudes. Maybe it’s because I’m only about 10 years younger.

            • ze moo

              Woody seems to have left the laughs for ennui or pathos sometime after Annie Hall. He’s no Mel Brooks….

            • Captain Howdy

              Thank the lawd. Mel hasn’t made a good movie in at least 30 years

          • richelieu jr

            I loves me some Woody.

            • Missionary Kid

              I really appreciate that he honors the masters of film who went before him. I don’t know if he’s a genius or not, but he’s terribly smart, intelligent, and observant, particularly of the absurdities of the human condition. His willingness to poke fun at himself is, I believe, courageous.

    • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

      See, what I still don’t understand, is how the Internet actually has a “fringe” to it…………

  • Ah, yes, the legal case in Texas against the estate of Lisa McPherson. That was a clever move on the part of David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige, that was – N O T !
    And, yes, having Denise Brennan testify about the corporate structure and the way it was conceived with teh express purpose of shielding the actual power structure of the criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology would be just dreamy.
    So, either DM settles double-quick with Monique or he risks having to take the stand to effectively defend the notion that he did not perjure himself (a criminal offence, I believe). All I can say is that David Love and Bonnie Woods and others settled with the Co$ on their terms and did not have to agree to a gag order.

    • ze moo

      It’s Thursday, Donny (or Debbie) downarrow has arrived. And you thought your job sucked.

      Davey’s perjury is going cause an early settlement. Should the corporate structure become testimony, CO$ will have trouble with the IRS. This is a large caliber foot bullet. How do the faithful clams abide the dwarfenfรผhrers incompetence? The tent at Stupor Powerz had better be magical, nothing else can save his ass.

      • Missionary Kid

        Dickbite Downbullet will assume that every utterance of Der Dwarfenfuehrer is the absolute truth, and anything that Marty says is entheta and absolute lies. They are probably a true believer, so anything that anyone else says is automatically discounted. They probably believe they’re on a mission from LRH, so it is not onerous to down-vote. It’s all a part of KSW.

        From where we sit, Davy’s committing perjury. So far, all we have is Marty’s statements, which we assume are true. The court may not, but that’s what hearings and depositions and trials are for. It will probably be pretty easy to impeach the little fucker.

        • Nevermore

          Who knows, it might be Mr McScabbitch himself, gracing us with his presence – after all, he has to do everything himself!

          • phronsie

            That idea is LOVE!!!! LOL I’d love to see his wee self sitting at his over-sized desk, dwarfed in his over-sized chair, manically clicking away, his wee hand clutching the relatively large mouse, pressing away on the button with his wee finger: “Down! Down! Down! Down! DOWN!!!!” LOLOLOL

            • Mark

              He’s too stupid to use computers.

            • BananaSplits8

              Just as well, that freak is the oblivious sort to post in ALL CAPS.

            • DamOTclese2

              “I AM NOT!” — David

          • Missionary Kid

            Chucklesnort. Maybe it was the little fucker himself that gave you the down-vote. You should feel honored, even if it wasn’t him.

        • DamOTclese2

          It would be enough to have the Judge look at Marty’s affidavit and rule that there is enough warranted testimony so far to drag David in to be questioned about his role in the racketeering against Marty’s wife. The affidavit expresses many things which can be tested and verified, not the least of which is cross examination of Marty under oath when it goes to trial, all while David is sitting there awaiting his turn at the Big Boy Chair to explain to the Judge that the Judge does not have the RANK! to Judge him.

          • Missionary Kid

            ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • You have to use the exact name, otherwise it doesn’t get printed out and hand-carried at the end of the day to David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige.

      • DamOTclese2

        I believe that the IRS has abdicated all responsibility for rounding up these tax frauds and ending their exemption. The IRS CID does not go after Wall Street criminals very often, they go after the small shop owners and such, people who can’t defend themselves.

    • DamOTclese2

      Tony O. noted that perjury in the State of Texas is a $1000 fine, 1 year in prison, I believe it was. Tony noted that *before* Marty’s affidavit, after reading the Dwarf’s purgerous claims.

  • Tony DePhillips

    Bad ass!!

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    My work is really impacting my hunkering down in the bunker.
    I am only up to 14 on Marty’s Doc!

    Life is just not FAIR………….(OK, I am over it now).

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      This is going to be a Joyous Weekend! The totally unofficial Bunker Southern SP Society is going International ! Straight up and Vertical Expansion! There may or may not be crown moulding involved, but Mango/Raspberry Margaritas beachside is a guarantee. New members have to be sworn in with a toast after all!

      http://i42.tinypic.com/rbxxsl.jpg

      • Missionary Kid

        Enjoy, but remember, this is just one skirmish.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          We’re going International, MK!

          • Missionary Kid

            Here in California, for me, it means about 150 miles to Mexico. I’m sure those in Detroit it means just across the river. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            Of course, your meaning could be that you’ve got a visitor from old limey or Europe. Enjoy.

            • Robert Eckert

              Windsor is the only place in Canada where you can go north of the border– and when you do, you’re in Mexicantown.

            • Missionary Kid

              That’s one the geographical trivia, like when you go through the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans, you end up further west than where you started, or that Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles.

            • Nevermore

              Accept it guys, I’m British, everyone else is foreign! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Captain Howdy

              You are a foreigner..just ask the Picts and Celts.

            • Nevermore

              I *am* a Celt, with Pictish blood on my father’s side. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Robert Eckert

              Just ask the Piltdowns, then!

            • Nevermore

              Oh, very funny! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Sherbet

        New slogan (and it’s a long one):

        The Totally Unofficial Bunker Southern SP Society, International Division: Come for the footbullets. Stay for the margaritas.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I’ll need to have a sign made with that most excellent slogan, Sherb “Come for the footbullets. Stay for the margaritas.” I’m think burlwood etched with gold leaf. Then I’ll have to shop for guard dogs. Already, can’t make up my mind:
          1) Roaring Mothers 2) White Glove or 3) Lulz Guard
          http://i42.tinypic.com/2zeicfd.jpg

          or…

          http://i40.tinypic.com/2cym7n8.jpg

          or…

          [IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/2vd2vd3.jpg[/IMG]

          • Sherbet

            All excellent choices. I suggest faux burlwood pens as party favors. NO, not Capt. Howdy’s “party favors.” Just say No!

            • Sherbet

              Love ya, Howdy, and I picture you looking a bit like Reverend Jim from Taxi.

            • Captain Howdy

              Christopher Loyd? Nah, Like I said before, more John Cale or Donald Sutherland.

            • Sherbet

              Ah, the craggy, weathered type.

      • Studious Judious

        I keep hearing you mention this Southern SP Society. That sounds like my kinda people!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          If you are a) Special and b) a People, you’re eligible!

          • Studious Judious

            Well, I’m Southern at least. My psychologist gf calls me special all time. Oh, and I can make Baklava.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Baklava? Well, why didn’t you say so? Come on in, and Toto too!

            • Missionary Kid

              On that day that we got invaded by down voters, was it you who got 5? I didn’t keep track. Richlieu Jr. and I got 4. We were wondering.

            • Robert Eckert
    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Oooh a downvote!
      GOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!

    • DamOTclese2

      ROFL! Yeah, I *hate* it when the real world intrudes on The Bunker dog pile! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not only are the comments informative and amusing, but one can expect updates at any moment. Shame the real world has to intrude!

  • Observer

    Looks like someone has braved today’s entheta!

    • WildaBeast

      And SUCH entheta it is! I’m honestly shocked they let anyone come around here the day after Marty filed this thing.

  • cicely neville

    It’s Thursday; and I notice a mass of down arrows suddenly appearing. We know you’re here, kids. Welcome; exciting day, isn’t it!

    Now might be a good time to blow, don’t you think?

    Think of yourselves, as dear Robert Benchley once said, as ships leaving a sinking rat.

    • Watergate

      Admit it … you invited it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • cicely neville

        Two at once – I never dreamed I’d have the honor. It’s Super Thursday!

        • Sherbet

          I can’t imagine the Downvote Brigade even reads the posts. That’s way too dangerous for them. I’d guess they just sprinkle their “rain” of terror down random posts.

          • cicely neville

            Yeah, that’s what the exes say. But one can hope.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Congratulations!

        • Robert Eckert

          Wow, here’s a little patch of triple-down. Is a Bunkerite adding to the fun, or has Donny rejoined Debbie and Davey?

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        No no, they “pulled it in.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • WildaBeast

      Two downies is SUCH an honor, cicely…can I have your autograph? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • cicely neville

        Oh, really it’s not such a big deal – the kids are handing them out like candy today! As well they might – ( the candy I mean) – This day is so full of scintillating Bunkerisms and amazing new info on top of the astonishing news – Orglodyte was right – it’s like an ongoing fireworks display!

        We have thunder here right now. Even Nature is celebrating.

  • Nevermore

    Come on, little Scientologists! Flee, flee for your lives!!! Or at least for your wallets!

    • Nevermore

      Yes! Downvote! Thank you! I love you soooooooooooo much! Shame you’re not allowed to talk to us while you’re here. Would be fascinated to hear from a ‘still-in’…

      • Nevermore

        Awwww, can you not even do a little bit of preaching?? See, that’s the weakness of your strategy – any other {religion} would be right in here, preaching. All you’re allowed to do is down-arrow. Is that even a little bit frustrating?

        • WildaBeast

          Whoever Debbie is, s/he’s got a mindfuck of a job on Thursdays. “Go to this site on the fringes of the internet full of poisonous entheta, but you can’t tell the bitter defrocked apostate SPs how wrong they are, or why. You can’t read ANY of it; just scroll and down-arrow, scroll and down-arrow. This will put us upstat before 2pm, SOMEHOW.”

          Somehow this doesn’t cause cognitive dissonance? No wonder Tory blew… ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Sherbet

            And, BINGO!, Debbie doesn’t disappoint!

            • Sherbet

              Downarrow Person — Doesn’t it make you squirm a bit to know we’re laughing at you AND feeling sorry for you at the same time? There’s no planet clearing, there’s no OT, and the world is in a similar state for the past 60 years, since lrh spouted his plans for a shiny new global society. Oh, and DM lies. Scn lies. There aren’t 20,000,000 members. C’mon…how could you possibly believe that?

  • Observer

    Just in case our guest(s) missed it

  • 1subgenius

    Tony: “Whew โ€” Miscavigeโ€™s attorney complained about details, and he sure got them.”

    The classic “Watch what you wish for. You might get it.” And all the variations of it.
    Problem is, in a lawsuit, and in life, you have to know the good, bad and ugly.
    Or it has a nasty way of hitting you upside the head.
    It’s a way of keeping your client honest. (F. Lee Bailey reportedly gave all his clients lie detector tests.)
    Some have suggested that DM didn’t tell the lawyers what was coming.
    If they didn’t know then, they sure know now.

    • WildaBeast

      If DM suddenly changes attorneys, I guess we’ll know that his poor lawyers didn’t know squat until today…

      • 1subgenius

        And I believe that the current ones can’t get out unilaterally, but only by leave of the court for a damn good reason. They could get out via substitution if DM found new counsel. He could get new counsel, but probably not good new counsel.

        • Robert Eckert

          Yeah. The lawyers are stuck in the “wall of molasses” where you have a hard time moving forwards, can’t go back, and can’t get out either.

    • Robert Eckert

      Bailey should have used E-meters, how out-tek!

  • Mark

    I think Dippy/Debbie/Donny Downvoter deserves an award for so sturdily engaging in such a thankless task on behalf of Shortarse every week on stats-day (and no, I don’t think it’s Tiny Fists in person – he’s far too stupid and ignorant to understand thinking-majig-doohickeys or computers).

    So herewith, on behalf of my fellow Bunkerites/Bunkerettes, may I present you, Dippy/Debbie/Donny Downvoter, with The Golden Turd of Clamdom:

    • Mark

      Thankyou!

    • 1subgenius

      Although I still don’t understand why anyone cares about downvotes, I am curious about something.
      Are there ever times when there is a pattern of multiple downvotes? I usually only see one. Which would mean that they can only muster one fool to do so. Pathetic.

      • Mark

        People sometimes get two (I think once it was even three) from Dippy. Maybe he/she/it is trying to send a secret signal?

        • Mark

          Quod erat demonstrandum? Ter.

          • Mark

            Dippy non intellegere Latinam.

          • Eivol Ekdal

            ooo… you speak french

        • Orglodyte

          OK, Debbie, here’s your chance. Downvote the comments that pertain.

          • Orglodyte

            I’m not reading the comments, la la la la

            • Mark

              Yes, we’ve gone outside the Bunker, whistling merrily…

          • Orglodyte

            I’m reading the comments and you’re all a bunch of bitter defrocked apostates

            • Missionary Kid

              I can see it now, a rock and roll band, with the name BITTER DEFROCKED APOSTATES on the marquee of some mega-venue.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              How about something less strident: Tart Turncoats en Deshabillee

            • Missionary Kid

              I was thinking heavy metal, like Spinal Tap

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              “Fork Tongue”

            • Missionary Kid

              That goes on my list of DM’s nicknames.

          • Orglodyte

            The Kevlar bubble is cracking, quick, back to the surface!

          • Orglodyte

            Help! I’m stuck at CST, come get me!

        • richelieu jr

          Ooh 3; I got 4 once. Big, big day for me (tho i was insulting Marty, so…)

          • Mark

            I’m kvelling as I type; I shouldn’t be, but even the faint possibility that it might be directly getting Shortarse’s goat induces glee!

            • ThetaBara

              It’s been mentioned that he gets particularly enturbulated by shoops, so he does see at least some of this stuff.

      • Eclipse-girl

        Misread your message 1sub. Never mind.

        • 1subgenius

          That was me, but I’m still curious about whether we see multiples.
          BTW, if I downvote, I always own up to it.

          • Eclipse-girl

            There have been a huge number of down votes today, on seemingly innocuous material

            • 1subgenius

              Yeah, I mean multiples for the same post. Because you can’t vote twice on the same one..

            • Missionary Kid

              You can if you establish multiple internet IDs.

              The most we saw on one person when Dildo Downvote was in action a while ago was 5. I only got 4, dammit.

              Our Greek Indy friend, who I shall not name (because some people here are superstitious that if you say his name thrice, he will appear) got, as I remember it, downvotes in the 20s for his praise of LRH and inability to comprehend his own ignorance.

            • richelieu jr

              Yeah, I only got four that glorious day as well. Who were the proud 5 laureates?

            • Missionary Kid

              I think it was Hole. I’ll ask.

            • pronoia

              I am wondering how they count stat-wise. Does the downvoter have to count them up? And is there a formula for awarding points to posts that have been downvoted that already have a lot of upvotes? And are there stats for discussion of downvotes?

            • Eclipse-girl

              Inquiring minds want to know.

            • BananaSplits8

              Debbie Downer is the only one who can be trusted access to this entheta fringe of the internet. He watches her downvoting by remote camera too; that’s her stat and it makes COB giddy and confident he’s handling this.

            • aquaclara

              Maybe this is what Shelly is doing now?! Assigned to down-arrow voting.

            • richelieu jr

              He had the ‘up’ key removed, just in case…

              You can never be to care… erm, paranoid….

            • Observer

              That’s just a normal Thursday here at the Bunker.

            • SandiCorrena

              I wonder if that’s because they have to do it “pin the tail on the donkey” style so they can’t actually read the facts/truths……

      • Robert Eckert

        There used to be three of them, then for a long time there were still two (Davey Downboy and Debbie Downer). Although only one happens at a time anymore (except when comments draw genuine downs from other Bunkerites) Davey and Debbie may both be active, just on different shifts.

    • Mark

      I just can’t lose today. Two double-downvotes! How sweet to enturbulate a clam…

      • Robert Eckert

        Yeah: Debbie is a mindless down-arrow-bot just accumulating stats; Davey is more particular. I know you don’t think it likely that “Davey” is really Shortarse in person, but I like to imagine it so.

        • ThetaBara

          He DOES have to do EVERYTHING himself, after all!

  • 1subgenius

    My apologies to Ray Jeffrey, who I’ve been referring to as “Ray Jeffries” (happens to be the name of a local expressway.

    • Unex Skcus

      Lol

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    I am only on #26 and Marty Mark is now crowned king of the suppressives.

    I am at #30. He is emperor of the suppressives. He should reach grand, imperial, mystic ruler in no time.

    This is great and I guess I am a little happier. Somehow though, it still seems like the Mafia hitman is turning states evidence against the boss.

    Was Miscavige’s, “You are dead,” threat to have been taken literally? Is the threat still out there?

  • 1subgenius

    I’m curious about what effect the affidavit’s statements about efforts to get attorneys who have an in with the court will have.
    That sort of thing is shitty.
    There are also sleazeball attorneys who get business implying they have an in with a court when they don’t, too.
    That’s really shitty.

  • MagicJesus

    Re-watching the old footage of the squirrel busters in Marty’s cul de sac, I’m hoping that somehow they can get the death penalty for that shrill, cackling yenta.
    How could those other people stand to be next to her for 5 minutes?
    I’m guessing she’s single…

    • Missionary Kid

      Remember that if you’ve drunk the Kool Aid, he annoying laughter is music to your ears, because it annoys the squirrels. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Xenuvius

      And her only out 2D was with a cornucopia of fresh vegetables…

      • DamOTclese2

        Which she mocked up in clay first.

    • MagicJesus

      I’d like to thank the Academy for my first down-vote…

      I will put it on my mantle, and try and keep it cold.
      I just wish I knew if it was from another cackling yenta, or a capitol punishment opponent. Because if it’s the latter, watching the video may change your position.

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        The first down arrow is a great feeling, isn’t it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Sunny Sands

      It’s Thursday at 2:00 now, down votes count for stats.

    • SandiCorrena

      Aren’t all cackling yentas single?

    • DamOTclese2

      “I’m guessing she’s single”

      I don’t understand why, considering all that she has to offer a man.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    If Marty is reading this, I want to thank him for his statement filed in this case. By accident or by design, this sets the stage for testimony under oath about the true lines of control in the scientology universe.

    And concealing his true control was Hubbard’s gambit, just as it is Dave’s. Lawrence Wollersheim was right, EVERY time the true control scheme was about to be revealed in court by credible witness, scientology has settled. There is a reason for that. Once it is recognized by courts, by law enforcement as the sham it is, scientology will be rolled up and the principle criminals will go to prison.

    The challenge is to not take the easy road. Taking the settlement and believing you can retire from the field of battle is a false hope. Even if you could, could you live with yourself? Would your soul lie content surrounded by blood money?

    You spent many, many years forwarding this juggernaut. You put your life and soul into the effort. To make your life and soul truly again your own, you will need to put just as much commitment into bringing it down.

    • Jgg2012

      Mike, it’s ironic that he doesn’t want to go to Texas because Texas courts would be more tolerant to Scientology than courts in Southern California or Tampa Bay area who know about Scientology. RTC is starting to sound like Bill Clinton did in 1998 (“I never met that woman!”) and, like Clinton (who was impeached by Congress and disbarred by the US Supreme Court for lying under oath) will be charged with perjury (not human trafficking or RICO). People do get prosecuted for lying under oath.

    • renaud

      Agreed! Thanks, Marty!

  • Xenuvius

    Well…well…well….no wonder the push to get the IAS status bumps…whoa!!

    Can you word clear LEGAL FEES out the wazoo?

    Is the Bluebird at Creston still functional. My boy is going to need a place to hide out I’m thinkin…

    It might be better in New Mexico. Those tunnels stay comfy all year round. Of course, so does a cell in a Federal Penitentiary.

  • Jgg2012

    One thing I am sure that Miscavige does (since LRH did it) is collect undated resignation leters from all oficials so he can fire them whenever he wants. Rathbun and Rinder can verify that. Miscavige’s contacts will be verified by emails, bills to RTC, phone calls…

    RTC’s claim reminds me of a Casey Stengal story: after the Mets batter doubled, and the runner on first scored a game-winning run, the opposing team appealed to the third base umpire, saying that the runner missed third. The umpire agreed, and called him out, ending the inning. Manager Casey Stengal was furious, and ran out to
    argue. He kept arguing for several minutes. Finally, the second base umpire ran over, grabbed Stengal’s
    arm and said “Casey, forget it–he also missed Second Base.”
    Davey, forget it–you have contacts in Texas (the 2 PIs hired to chase Broeker; the Squirrel Busters; the 2 booming ideal orgs).

    • Missionary Kid

      Miscabbage always misses second base. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • DamOTclese2

        David is too *short* to tag second base.

    • Nevermore

      Er, is that a baseball analogy??

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    “He ordered me to tell them that their continued retainer was conditioned on finding local counsel with such connections that he could walk unannounced into the chambers of any of the three federal judges.” Miscavige’s demands that his new Texas attorneys find this other “connected” attorney, and his demands that the new lawyer “guarantee” a victory, should have caused those attorneys to loudly make clear to Miscavige that such requests and guarantees were illegal and so unethical it could cost them their license. There is nothing, however, in the Rathbun declaration to that effect. To the contrary, the declaration states that the attorneys agreed to find such an attorney. In addition, Miscavige subsequently did walk unannounced into the chambers of the judge in the Florida McPherson trial, and Miscavige and Rathbun did get the Medical Examiner to change her homicide determination. In other words, what may not have worked in Texas, seems to have worked in Florida.

    There is no statute of limitations on attorney or judicial misconduct. If a lawyer lies on a bar application and it is found out 20 years later, he can lose his license. If a lawyer or a judge gave or took a bribe 18 years ago, they can be disbarred and removed from the bench now. Lastly, if there was corruption involved in the prior investigation, the inquiry into the death of Lisa McPherson can still be re-opened…..

    • Jgg2012

      btw, Miscavige said that he had nothing to do with Lisa McPherson.

      • ThetaBara

        He may have said that, but he was her Case Supervisor. So he was directing the whole thing.

        • Jgg2012

          right–LRH said he had nothing to do with Operation Snow White. LRH abandoned Mary Sue; Davey has abandoned Shelly. I think Davey is going to spend his last years in seclusion in a California ranch.

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        And I could say I come from Jupiter. Doesn’t make it true.

        EDIT: That’s not a dig at you, just making a point ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Marie Claire Wolf

      Very good point. Judicial misconduct carries very stiff penalties. should the sitting judge take real issue with this piece of news, there will be consequences.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Before the dust settles on the horizon, and The Reckoning has imploded every single Hole, and every single Digger is exposed, they’ll have to build a prison just to accommodate them all. I’d like to call it the Hubbard Hole, but you can call it anything you want. And every single day, 24/7, they all will have to listen and watch videos from their not so golden cells of all the mothers and fathers and all the sons and daughters and Ex’s and critics telling their stories. Instead of pumping all their whales for more blood money, they’ll have to listening to all the wails of all the torture and death and pain it bought.

    • DamOTclese2

      Murder has no limiting statutes.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Tony: I am so happy for you that you stand at the nexus of what few journalists would dream: You have the ring side seat and inside information during the real time decline and fall of an epic, world influencing, complex, textured and fascinating scam. You made that seat, that position to witness and write about it, for yourself by hard, diligent and honest principled endeavor. Kudos!

    • 1subgenius

      And when the shit really and finally hits the fan (and it will), who they gonna call?
      I can’t believe how many journalists can’t see this story as Pulitzer fodder.

      • BananaSplits8

        I’m not too worried an opportunist or two won’t swoop in at just the right minute and try.

      • GlibWog

        OMG OMG… We all may be in a MOVIE… Yay.. Make up.. Mr. Deville..

        OMG OBS. you have the shoop from Sunset Boulevard …. Perfect… We are going to be famous everyone.. FAMOUS I TELL YA..

        And NO MORE MASKS.. WOO HOO..

    • richelieu jr

      Hear, hear: Not only that, you can honestly say you’ve played your little part in these events.

      Kudos, admiration, and something bordering on love!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist
  • mpl

    Hello Bunkerites – I’m a lurker – have been fascinated with scn for a while, but it really solidified after I read Lawrence Wright’s fine book. I love reading the articles here every day, and also really enjoy the comments, because, as I told a friend, “Those commenters are universally hilarious and intelligent. What other blog can you say that about?!?”

    Anyway, my friend sent me this photo and I just had to share. I thought it would be appreciated here!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Welcome and thanks for yet more lulz on this fine D-Day, this Feast of Lulz and WTF’s. If DM flees before SuperPower, we should unceremoniously gather under his big yellow tent and throw a “Lulz and WTF Festival”. Can’t let a good erection go to waste.

      • GlibWog

        OOOOOOOOOOh the Downies are out.. Fabulous Hole.. woo hoo..

      • DamOTclese2

        “Can’t let a good erection go to waste”

        LOL! And that is one humongous erection!

    • richelieu jr

      Great day to come out, mpl!

      • mpl

        That’s for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Captain Howdy

      Manson lieutenant Bruce Davis had an even deeper involvement with scientology than Charlie, and supposedly Mark David Chapman took some scientology courses in Hawaii. There are rumors of a connection between David Berkowitz and the scientology off-shoot “The Process”, but they seem sketchy at best.

      • mpl

        Good lord! Is there no limit to the creepiness?!?

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Nope. It is limitless.

        • GlibWog

          ” How deeeeeeeeeep is the Ocean?
          How High is the skyyyyyy? ” Old song ..still relevant.. !

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        Correct me if I am wrong but wasn’t Davis suspected of a double homicide in 1968 London? I believe Bugliosi made that allegation in his “Helter Skelter” account of the Manson family trial.

      • RMycroft

        “1968 – Davis travels to England and works for the Church of Scientology in London at the behest of Manson. He is expelled from the group for drug use and returns to the Family, now encamped at the Spahn Ranch near Los Angeles.”

        Timeline: From East Tennessee to California prison June 6, 2010, Knoxville News Sentinel
        http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jun/06/from-east-tennessee-to-california-prison/

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          OMG

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Greetings! And now I must refresh to see what you are offering for the potluck. (Damn you, Disqus!)

    • GlibWog

      Welcome, Welcome.. We love lurkers who join.. !!!!
      The more the merrier around this place. hahahha Love old Charley … You will fit in perfectly ! As you know it gets nuts..

      But damn dealing with Scloons .. Yah gotta me a little crazy.. ( HUGS) I’m a hugger!

      • i-Betty

        Lol…and such a sweetheart ๐Ÿ™‚

        • GlibWog

          Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Betty… I was wondering where you were honey bunny

    • renaud

      Welcome, thanks for posting!! Great post:)

      • mpl

        Thanks to you all!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • MissCandle

      Great ice-breaker, mpl. btw, I just purchased the new bio of charles not-as-crazy-as-S-Lying-Tology manson.

      • jeff

        I saw that in the bookstore today, but bought Janet Reitman’s book and am now on page 170. I have Bare Faced Messiah and A Piece of Blue Sky coming in the mail and have finished reading Counterfeit Dreams yesterday. I always knew Scientology was weird, but am astonished at how not just silly but how criminal and abusive the cult is. I really think the IRS needs to pull its exemption.

        • GlibWog

          Jeff.. You sound just like me.. I read one right after another. They were all page turners…

          And I can NOT wait until Tony’s comes out..

          • jeff

            Yes, but the weird feeling I had when I finished Counterfeit Dreams was that although Jeff Hawkins was screwed over by the Sci system – a large theme of the book – he never expressed regret for his marketing “successes” at bringing misery into other people’s lives. I guess with more time away, he may reach that point, but this was a glaring omission for me.

            • ThetaBara

              All that marketing always just made me laugh. Somehow I could easily tell it was BS. Yet, people fell for it.

            • jeff

              Ironically, on my way to Books, Inc on Van Ness, there was a slew of glossy “This ticket entitles you to one free personality test” on the groundwith the Oxford BS on it.

            • GlibWog

              hahahhaha Now that is funny Jeff…haha

            • GlibWog

              Hmmmm I never thought of that at the time.. I have to remember now.. I have read so many books the facts are just merged for me now..

            • Interested

              A glaring omission with Marty too. There s almost a pride in what was done. This shocks me and is why I will not read his book. He is not a warrior .

            • enoughofthissh…

              Yes Interested and jeff. Major omission. I can’t even comprehend how they can still lieve with that stuff carried around their conscious. Big letdown.

            • FingersCrossed

              I don’t think (this is just my opinion obviously) he is too prideful. I think there is no one else in the world who knows as much as he does. I think he knows how horrible his actions and orders were and that coupled with his willingness to speak out is invaluable.

            • Interested

              I agree that it is amazing that he speak out, and perhaps by bringing down Co$ he can in some way feel appeased, that is unless it is not the cult he wants to bring down but simply M D. As a coup. i also am very sorry for Mosey, but perhaps now he can see what he did to others lives, but I have never, in all the videos, talks, written word, heard an apology, I have however heard pride. So I understand your point of view, and yes, now that he is on the other end of the stick he feels bad, but… Sorry… mike Rinder I feel sorry for even though he was also to blame for people’s hurt, but he was bullied, and you caN see he was bullied, and the fact that when he lied on camera you could see he hated it. His eyes shifted. He spent two years in the hole. Marty 4 days. I do not think (my personal opinion) There is anyway Marty would have put up with being bullied…

            • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

              the timing of one’s self realizations about one’s decades of duty, for which one put in years to get those inside accomplishments, takes years sometimes, to realize how wasteful one’s efforts were.

              A lot of ex members smoosh into other spiritual paths, and just file Scientology as a learning experience.

              the harshest critics are the most correct.

              and one of the earliest harshest critics to really nailed Hubbard, was Martin Gardner.

              PLEASE include Martin Gardner’s “Fads and Fallacies” it’s still in print, and it puts Hubbard as the crank he was, in context with the other cranks of the mid 20th century, and tells of the common crank personality faults, of which Hubbard, and Hubbard’s movement today, demonstrated convincingly.

              Ex member remorse for our long term suckering of others, it takes some time to get to having wasted so much of our and other people’s time!

              I think however the money can be given BACK to the people who were suckered and sold the “Piece of Blue Sky” ought get their money back, somehow.

            • jeff

              I’ll look for it. Now on p. 288 of Reitman and I bought Lawrence Wright’s book today. Sheeez, at this rate, I’ll become a cult expert.

        • mpl

          Hell yes!

        • MissCandle

          Those are all good and informative books that you have selected.

    • DamOTclese2

      Plenty of room for the Bunker, I think the fan base is growing every day — fastest growing Bunker in the world!

      • Sherbet

        If we run out of room, we can get one of those temporary permanent tents.

        • Missionary Kid

          It had better be virtual.

          • Robert Eckert

            It’s Ideal!

            • Missionary Kid

              There’s more ex-clams than clams, and while there are around 1000 comments a day, here, I daresay that if we could get everyone together, I believe we could pack a bigger tent than they have at flag. To top it off, we’d just enjoy each other, instead of having to listen to the mouth rot spewed by DM.

            • ThetaBara

              One of these days there is going to be one hell of a party when this all goes doen for good! Observer has a great shoop of DM in a jail cell. I can hardly wait to see that for reals.

            • Missionary Kid

              Unfortunately, I think that while the cult will rapidly become even more irrelevant, I’m thinking 5 years until DM pulls a bunk or is in court being prosecuted.

            • DodoTheLaser

              While 5 years sounds reasonable, the way things are going, it can happen in less than 2.

            • Missionary Kid

              I hope, I hope, I hope. The sooner the better.

            • GlibWog

              Awww my buddy Dodo.. xo I missed you

            • ThetaBara

              We shall see. Tick Tock!

            • Missionary Kid

              I’d like to see this in a year, but I think it’s gonna take longer.

            • GlibWog

              OMG.. Yes.. absolutely Breathtaking Theta

            • q-bird

              cathartic it is yes Glibbie!

            • GlibWog

              Ahhhhhhhhhhhh yes Q a sign of true beauty..

            • AintMizBahavin

              awesome piece of art work lol oh to dream the dream of this day…

            • Interested

              What a brilliant idea! I bet we would all travel from far and wide for this party. Lets organise it the day midget has cuffs on….

            • enoughofthissh…

              We could have our very own erection. What

            • GlibWog

              oh groan

        • USA MRIID

          I massive tent in a bunker. I like the idea!

    • Casabeca

      What a calling card! Welcome welcome :-).

      • mpl

        Thank ya, thank ya…

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      We in RTC checked the records. The fact is that Charles Manson was never a member of the Church of Scientology as has been alleged.

      As for being crazy: It is crazy for all of you to attack the Church of Scientology!

      • GlibWog

        Oh Shit 8

        How can you check your damn records they have all been shredded! We got your number.

      • Alice Morland

        Are you a real scientologist? I never “see” them anymore. I have been meaning to comment on the lingo of y’all. You sound like Star Treck on steroids.

    • Interested

      Welcome. Be warned….. You will get hooked… The Bunker should come with a warning! -:)))

  • Jgg2012

    2pm EST, Thursday. I’m thinking of an 8-letter word beginning with “D”…

  • 1subgenius

    Ray Jeffrey. Just from this picture of a pleasant guy, you can tell you wouldn’t want to run up against him in a courtroom.
    This is a guy who will let the facts and law do their thing on your ass. And then go have a nice dinner with friends and family.
    And he doesn’t afraid of nothing.

    • BananaSplits8

      He also looks like the mischievous grandpa every parent wants to strangle.

      What’s worse, by his professional job conditioning, you lose that argument as well.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      No, he doesn’t…

    • renaud

      And he has a device- it’s called a bullshit detector

  • DamOTclese2

    Wut?! The head ringleader of an organized crime syndicate committed perjury?! That’s a first.

  • Jgg2012

    btw, if Davey isn’t committing perjury, Rathbun is. They can’t both be right.

    • Robert Eckert

      They could both be committing perjury, however.

      • Jgg2012

        Right, so at least one perjurer (maybe two) are there. Law enforcement, wake up!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Quite a bit of what Marty is saying can be corroborated. It is no magic bullet, but it helps.
        Miscavige is definitely a creature of habit with a very distinct pattern of behavior.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      If it isn’t perjury, it isn’t scientology.

      • Jgg2012

        “The way to control a person is to lie to him. You can right that in big capital letters!”

    • renaud

      Some people are smart enough not to know when not to lie, even if they have questionable scruples.