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

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Monique Rathbun back in court today: DAVID MISCAVIGE WILL BE DEPOSED, JUDGE DECIDES

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UPDATE: Judge Dib Waldrip has decided that Scientology leader David Miscavige will be deposed in Monique’s lawsuit. See our new story for the latest updates.

Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, resumes today in the Comal County courthouse in New Braunfels, Texas, and we should be getting dispatches from both Mike Bennitt and Derek Bloch.

Judge Dib Waldrip will continue to consider Monique’s request for a continuance — a delay in the case — so she can depose Miscavige, who has asked to be let out of the suit because he says the court has no jurisdiction over him. And that means both sides will continue to argue whether Miscavige was the kind of hands-on leader who would have obsessed over every aspect of the years of surveillance and harassment Monique and her husband Mark “Marty” Rathbun experienced (Monique’s version of events) or Miscavige’s version, that he’s the spiritual leader of a thriving church and had nothing to do with the surveillance that was being run by one of Scientology’s entities he has little do with.

Since Wednesday, Waldrip may have had the chance to plow through voluminous declarations and affidavits that Monique’s team put into evidence last week, as well as equally voluminous objections to that evidence that Scientology filed on Wednesday.

And there’s another major issue that Monique is asking to delay — Scientology’s anti-SLAPP motion, which accuses Monique of filing a bullying court action designed to infringe Scientology’s free speech rights. We now have Monique’s answer to that motion, and it’s an interesting one.

As our attorney friend Scott Pilutik pointed out, it’s awfully ironic for Scientology — a legendary bully — to file the kind of motion that is supposed to help a little guy fend off a harassing lawsuit by a big, well-heeled adversary. And in her motion, Monique makes the same point.

But we were especially intrigued by two pieces of evidence that Monique submitted to bolster her point that the 2011 harassment campaign, featuring the “Squirrel Busters” crew that said it was filming a documentary about the Rathbuns, was really just an intimidation squad sent by Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs (OSA Int.). The first is an e-mail from Squirrel Buster Ed Bryan reporting to Scientology about the operation…

This is in co-ordination with OSA Int. They are calling the shots and quite frankly I don’t think it is very effective. The reporters came to our house the other day and we didn’t tell them very much. Our main guy went back to discuss with them a different strategy. The rat [Marty Rathbun] is getting more brazen and yesterday I actually had a 1 minute comm cycle [conversation] with him while he was on a walk. The guy is nuttier than a fruitcake. He’s gone off the deep end. Taking him down will be no easy task.

The second is an e-mail sent from Scientology to one of the Squirrel Busters, Joanne Wheaton, who was seen so prominently recently in a British documentary, Scientologists at War

You should brief the SQBs [Squirrel Busters] on the following: …go right on telling him [Rathbun] that he is not a Scientologist, that he is a suppressive person, that we love and totally support COB [Miscavige] and all he is doing for Scientology, that Rathbun is a complete disgrace, is an insane psychotic squirrel whose entire purpose is to destroy the tech. He is anti-Scientology as all his actions show. That’s the viewpoint they need to have. We love COB and hate SP squirrels like you….

That seems to be a pretty devastating piece of evidence that severely undercuts Scientology’s position, that the Squirrel Busters — who were demonstrating outside the Rathbun home for 199 days in 2011 — were simply parishioners who had taken it upon themselves to protest the religious views of Marty Rathbun. Instead, they bolster what Bert Leahy reported after he spent a few days working with the Squirrel Busters as a freelance videographer and heard Dave Lubow, the Scientology private investigator running the operation, tell the crew to “make Marty’s life a living hell.”

Monique seems to be making a strong case that she was the victim of a harassment campaign which was highly coordinated by the Church of Scientology, and for Scientology now to claim it’s the victim of a bullying lawsuit is pretty far-fetched.

But again, before Judge Waldrip can get to the anti-SLAPP motion, he first has to wrestle with the jurisdictional matter of Miscavige’s request to be let out of the lawsuit. We really don’t know whether Waldrip will be able to resolve that today. Both sides seem ready to argue at great length about it. When we get communications about what’s going on, we’ll post it below.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 13, 2013 at 07:00

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10:03 am

Mike Bennitt and Derek Bloch are in position at the courtroom, and it sounds like things are going to begin shortly.

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10:24 am

Derek says that there’s a delay this morning because Judge Dib Waldrip is still taking care of some matters in drug court this morning.

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11:27 am

WALDRIP: MISCAVIGE WILL BE DEPOSED

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11:28 am

RAY JEFFREY ASKS FOR THE DEPOSITION OF SHELLY MISCAVIGE

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11:29 am

BOTH SIDES AGREE TO A “LIVE WRITTEN” DEPOSITION OF DAVID MISCAVIGE. TIMING TO BE WORKED OUT

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11:47 am

Would have got those updates in a little earlier, but we were walking the dog when Derek’s texts started coming in. Whew. Still out of breath after the run back to the bunker.

So apparently Judge Waldrip did agree that there was enough evidence to convince him that David Miscavige could be deposed for the jurisdictional question.

The church then threatened to appeal — but would drop that notion if Monique’s side would agree to a written deposition. Make it a LIVE written deposition and you’re on, Ray answered.

We’re waiting to get details on what that means, exactly. Also, some timing will be worked out after the recess. As soon as we know more, we’ll post something.

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11:51 am

Mike Bennitt: Ray Jeffrey enters motion to depose Shelly Miscavige

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12:45 pm

Derek now saying that Ray did not actually submit a motion to depose Shelly Miscavige. Also, it sounds like the church is pushing back on the David Miscavige deposition now…

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12:46 pm

The church is asking for a stay of deposition for an appeal, but Waldrip is only giving them a single week. Trying to get clearer information.

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12:48 pm

Derek says that Waldrip is giving Scientology until 5 pm next Friday to appeal the order for a deposition.

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12:52 pm

Derek: Heated exchange between Ray Jeffrey and Miscavige’s attorney over Miscavige’s schedule, which the church had submitted.

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1:00 pm

Derek: Ricardo Cedillo (CSI’s attorney) had given David Miscavige’s schedule through March 31 to Lamont Jefferson (Miscavige’s attorney) and they decided to put it on the record. (Probably to make it look like Miscavige was too busy to be deposed.) But then, after they came back from the recess, after they had talked over the deposition order, they asked for Miscavige’s schedule back (right after Monique Yingling had passed them a note).

Lamont stood up: My client requests that we withdraw the schedule because it’s a security risk.

Cedillo agreed.

When Waldrip asked if that was all right, Jeffrey said he didn’t even have a copy. Give me a copy and then withdraw it. But then Cedillo got in Ray’s face and it got really heated.

Ultimately, Derek says, the church caved and agreed to give Ray a copy of the schedule but withdraw it from the court record.

Drama!

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1:03 pm

Derek. On the subject of deposing Shelly Miscavige — Ray was dangling a written document, but hadn’t submitted it yet.

Lamont Jefferson then agreed to have David Miscavige deposed as long as it wasn’t too intrusive, Derek says.

So it looks like Ray used the threat of a Shelly Miscavige deposition to make the church roll over on having DM deposed. Wow.

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1:05 pm

Derek: The judge asked, anything else for today? Court half emptied out, THEN Lamont Jefferson asked for a stay to get an appeal. Ray looked surprise, and so did the Judge, because they’d just said they wouldn’t appeal.

Can we get a stay from you, Jefferson asked. Waldrip gave them only a week.

Since the church went back on the agreement to have a written deposition in return for no appeal, we are waiting to hear from Ray what kind of deposition he’s asking for now.

Derek, you were awesome. Thank you for this information.

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2:25 pm

OK, we’ve talked to Ray Jeffrey. He’s cleared up some things that apparently our court observers perceived incorrectly.

We’re going to start a new story with the latest information in a few minutes.

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2:54 pm

New story is up.

Key point: Miscavige has been ordered to give a normal deposition, not only written.

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  • Andrew Underhill

    Where are the down votes? I can only see one on Noni’s comment. Have they been removed?

    • pronoia

      refresh if you must see them.

      • Great White Clam

        Its kind of funny. theres only one of em downvoting.

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          One down voter only, hm. There is still more than one scientologist still in the world, right? (I’ve lost track of the membership, but I know it is way down). But i guess only one is allowed to access Tony’s blog. The others think they risk their eternal salvation.

          • Great White Clam

            I think one gets to look and the other points the mous then the first one clicks……. then repeat

    • Drat

      Maybe it’s the Squirrel Busters. Resistance is futile, reality is happening anyway.

  • Baby

    I have a Shoop for Debbie Downer.. Today I am NOT going to waste my time..energy or Space..MEH

    Time to Celebrate! WHOOT WHOOT.. Debbie if you don’t know by now how evil your cult is.. Good Lord Wake UP and smell the PANIC SWEAT FROM YOUR LYIN LEADER!

    • Baby

      hahahha One second it took for DD hahahhaha

  • Jgg2012

    What should they ask DM in this deposition? Should they ask where Shelly is? And Heber, and Guillaume? How much the Sea Org members spend on gifts for him? The cost of his suits and gourmet meals? Whar Sea Org members are paid? Why there are only 12,000 followers on Youtube, twitter, etc?

    • pronoia

      The should above all ask him about $$. And follow it.

      They should also present the messages from Lou to Mike Rinder telling him YSCOHB and ask him if that is how normal ecclesiastical leaders communicators communicate to the flock!

  • Cat Daddy
  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    I would think that the IRS is closely watching this trial and has carefully read the various submissions detailing various forms of inurement for Cruise and Miscavige, as well as his cross-corporate-lines command of scientology and what seems to be clearly illegal actions.

    One of the potential consequences of him being deposed is the use of his statements to demonstrate that scientology does not qualify as a tax exempt organization.

    Edit to add: Thank you for your instant ‘down vote’ of this post, who ever you are. That you would be so quick on the trigger is an admission there is truth to my simple speculation.

    • hansje brinker

      Good point!

    • 0tessa

      Let’s hope so!

    • Ruby

      If that happened, Michael, would they have to pay any back taxes? Penalties?

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        IANAL. But, I think the case could be made that the exemption was made based on intentional misrepresentation (lying) by Miscavige, and it should be rolled back to 1992 when the agreement was negotiated.

        • Ruby

          sweet.

        • 0tessa

          But of course it was intentional misrepresentation. And the IRS knows it, but can it be proven now without too much difficulty. They have already a deposition from Rathbun.

      • Observer

        I think Pretty Boy Miscavige would end up doing time in federal prison as well.

        • Ruby

          even sweeter!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Michael – Do you really think the IRS cares? I mean really? I would love to think so, but they have done nothing at all ion 20 years, why start now?

      • Espiando

        Because at this point, the trigger word “church”, the one that would bring on protests from every religious organization and wingnut in the country, no longer applies in public opinion to Scientology. There will be no one coming to Scientology’s defense should the IRS now bring the hammer down. That’s a big difference from even five years ago. Thank you, Internet.

  • Suppressive Tomato

    This psyche suppression is about to be shattered! GAT II + the total certainty of the new Mark Ultra VIII are going to clear this planet in like, a few weeks. So, COB will be safe from this attack. I’m totally upping my commitment to IAS … next status level for me is “Bankrupt Dupe Platinum Meritorious”.

    • Suppressive Tomato

      Uh-oh. The psyches are downvoting me. But my Tone 40 Serenity of Beingness is unflappable.

      • Suppressive Tomato

        I like to picture COB sitting in front of his glitter spray painted Commodore 64 computer that looks all space agey thanks to some slave at Gold, frantically downvoting … it’s critical for the survival of our species!

        • Suppressive Tomato

          Shattering suppression one downvote at a time! Very well done!

        • Great White Clam

          Hay. That glitter spray painted Commode’or 64……. has a silver plastic unicorn horn on it tooo…….!

    • George Layton

      plutonium

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Did you see Mike Rinder’s blog today? A report from the silicon valley area about how depressed (and old) the audience was for the GAT II briefings.

  • Great White Clam

    One thing we can to be certain of is theres no princess inna holograph cryng;

    “help me obi-wan-pisscabbage youre my only hope”

  • Drat

    What do the downvoters think the downvotes actually do? I’m puzzled.

    Edit: They certainly are fast. Probably’d do well at Quake 3.

    • Seannie5

      I think it gives them a sliver of consolation. It just shows us that there are scientologists lurking, and reading, and learning …. no bad thing!

      • Drat

        What kind of person downvotes a cute puppy? Unthinkable.

        • Seannie5

          Puppies are SP’s and threatened their eternity :(

          • Drat

            So are kittens, I’ll bet. The first ones Xenu’ll get rid of when he clears out this place and they have the last laugh…

    • Mooser

      They lower the Alexa stats! Keep it up kids, you can reduce the Bunker to a rank shared with Scientology.

      • Espiando

        Even if they manage to black hole this site, it still won’t drop as low as Scientology’s.

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      It’s meant to distract. To have people comment on the down votes and not on the story.

      • Mooser

        And those comments on the downvotes are more hits for the site. That’s good.

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          yes and mooser got a downvote but I am still waiting for one…

          • Free Minds, Free Hearts

            TY for the down vote! I am SO excited. And also excited that Mr. Miscavige will be deposed about his harassment of Monique Rathbun, who was never even a member of the organization that he leads.

            • Mooser

              They can’t even muster more than one downvote! What a display of strength!

      • Drat

        Well, they’re helping to tie over the lull while we wait for Tony and Ray.

    • Suppressive Tomato

      It’s sad, really. I mean, it’s a pointless waste of time. That underscores how sad it really is for Scientologists. Many of them think they are doing good for themselves and others, but they’re so far removed from reality, they’re just wasting their lives. I really do feel sympathy for those that genuinely want to improve conditions for humanity but instead are throwing it all away so one man can live like a king.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Inches. You give them inches of press or blogs when you stop talking about the topic at hand and instead talk about trolls. That includes down votes. The ones who troll are not going to change their minds because of troll comments. Show me a person that has been “saved” because of it. (And please, no, Tory was never a troll, thank you). So how many inches so far today for their stats?

      What Does help is talking about facts about Scientology for lurkers and that will give them something to think with. Also lulz because there is no fun in Scientology. Being able to laugh and joke even in the face of such horror, if it’s not done in ad hom attack ways, is a new concept.

      • Drat

        Thanks for explaining. You mean, the less we talk about the topic the lower their stack of “bad press”? Even though we’re regular people and Tony is the one writing the “bad press”? They can’t win, though, they’re still only counting a situation that isn’t quite as disastrous as it could be, and Tony’s blog isn’t the only place discussions are underway.

        I never mentioned Tory, so why did you say that?

        What would a fact about Scientology look like when used in combination with a downvoter? I’d like to use commenting on their downvotes to add inches to their bad press stat.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Because Tory gets so frustrated when people say, look it helped Tory. Oh, any facts.

          Ignoring is the only way to handle trolls effectively. I get the lulz thing, but damn, there is so much lulz in talking about scientological things and so many other ways to bring the lulz. I’m all for lulz.

          • Drat

            I see, I didn’t know that, although knowing the mindset myself I’ve never believed the people who come here see the stuff we write the same way as we do.

            Yeah, that’s what I was wondering, how to turn downvoting into lulz about scientological facts. But I get your point. I’ll try to resist the bait in future.

  • Ruby

    refresh

  • George Layton

    Down voter, whatever you do, DON’T click that little gold star in the upper right!!

    • Rita Gregory

      Thanks for the reminder, sir! :D

      • joan nieman

        Oh ya baby!! Love those lights!

    • Chee Chalker

      Ok, I am sorry, but what does the little gold star mean? Honestly…..I have wondered about that

      • pronoia

        Massive stellar galactically endorsed upvote

        • aquaclara

          YES!

      • George Layton

        I think it is a positive vote indicator for the site, but I’m not sure of that.

      • Robert Eckert

        When you are on a Disqus board sometimes you will get a bunch of suggestions Around The Web at the bottom of the page, and the gold star is a kind of Like button that helps determine which pages Disqus promotes to other people.

        • Chee Chalker

          Ah……thank you Bunkerites!

        • Mrs Libnish

          Holy Shit, I didn’t know that. I’ll start clicking on the reg. I wonder if it has to do with those website stats.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    It is my personal postulate that each time a down vote is checked, another year to his prison sentence David Miscavige gets.

  • Great White Clam

    I think there should be more joking and degrading.

    Just saying.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Yes, I’d like more j & d also. May I have a down vote like KC and GWC, please?

      • Dog Saluter

        Thank you Sir may I have another?

    • Drat

      It’s a bit like Magic the Gathering. I’ll raise my +5 J&D to your -1 C&S.

      • Espiando

        Back in the days when there weren’t too many cards around, or too many restrictions, I developed a deck with no creatures that could totally flummox most players. It was especially effective against weenie decks. I actually had a guy throw a tantrum at me, during a tournament, when it became clear to him what I was doing, and flounced away.

        Dealing with Scilon trolls is the closest I’ve come to recreating that experience.

        • Drat

          Perhaps they can win by numbers and throw 100,000 -1C&S footsoldiers at the bunker. After all, “tens of millions of members” and all that.

          At least you’re enjoying yourself :)

  • KC

    Sorry if its already been asked and answered, but what is a “live written deposition” and how is it different from a “live deposition” and a “written deposition”?

    • KC

      Ha! Downvoted already!

  • Rita Gregory

    Poor DMass. He’ll be surrounded by a bunch of wog SP’s , instead the usual Scientology SP’s.

    • DamOTclese2

      Really. He should have gone with Helena Kobrin. She would have Made This Go Right for sure.

    • Great White Clam

      Yep them wog SPs are sooooo much moar OT…….

  • DamOTclese2

    OK, we’ve talked to Ray Jeffrey.

    How main mainstream news reporters are in the court room today, anybody know?

  • Mooser

    That single downvote is all they can muster? One lousy downvote. Clear the planet? They can’t even clear their sinuses.

    • Great White Clam

      well we all know about the toilet paper so theres that to…….

  • Noni Mause

    If the Corydon deposition us anything to go by, when Ray finally gets Miscavige into a room he’s going to have a fight on his hands. Miscavige was both obtuse and pernickety. I’ve added below a previous post I made in response to another DM deposition excerpt entered by Max Spaceman here:

    Q (Attorney). DID YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC FUNCTION ON THE WATCHDOG COMMITTEE?

    A (David Miscavige). YOU MEAN AS AN OVERALL ENCOMPASSING — THERE WERE — THERE WERE SOME FUNCTIONS, YES, THAT I DID DAILY, IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE ASKING. BUT FOR THE POST?

    Q. YES.

    A. A FUNCTION — THAT’S A WORD THAT HAS COME UP BEFORE. GIVE ME YOUR DEFINITION OF “FUNCTION,” SO WE’RE AGREEING HERE.

    Q. MAYBE THAT’S A GOOD IDEA SO WE CAN AGREE ON DEFINITIONS AND NOT GET INTO AREAS OF CONFUSION. A SPECIFIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.

    A. THAT’S NOT WHAT I CALL FUNCTION AT ALL. FUNCTION DENOTES A DOING-NESS OR AN ACTING-NESS. YOU ASKED ME FUNCTION. AS A ZONE OF RESPONSIBILITY, YES.

    For what it’s worth, what I see in this brief exchange is:

    1) a punctilious insistence of the importance of detail. The opening query was pretty straightforward, but he immediately queries the parameters of what the person is asking him about as if it’s actually important. Note the use of the word ‘exact’.
    This is DM the micro-manager on display here.

    2) an attempt to dominate the proceedings. He insists upon a definition of terms to establish an agreed meaning (our punctilious micro manager again) and then he disagrees. But he doesn’t just disagree, he completely negates the definition given to him by the lawyer. ‘that’s not a function AT ALL.’ Thereafter he stops speaking English for a moment – ‘doing-ness’ ‘acting-ness’ – in order to impose his definition on the proceedings. This is no longer a *shared* definition of ‘function’ as suggested by the lawyer. David Miscavige’s and only David Miscavige’s perspective is the acceptable viewpoint here.
    This is DM the tyrant on display.

    Ray: be prepared for nit picking and for those attempts to dominate

    • Mooser

      Yes, but look how fast he reaches the limits of his vocalbulary and his wits. He’s a goner, and he knows it. He will never show up.

      • ze moo

        How much will he pay to not look like a fool?

        • Rita Gregory

          I don’t think there’s enough money on the face of the earth for DMass not to look like a fool!

      • DamOTclese2

        I hope the little tyrant is shaking with rage right now. :) As usual the traitors he’s surrounded with did not follow his orders and now he’s faced with having to take extreme measures to fix the mess his underlings have put him in. Again.

        • Great White Clam

          That shaking and the poo thetans that poo in his drawers plus $50 will get him another boddle of skotch statt

      • Baby

        All He know is Confront and Shatter.. Confront and Shatter.. That is his Bag of Tricks!

        It ain’t gonna work this time DM..

    • DamOTclese2

      Good grief. Any Judge should rule that loon to be mentally incompetent, enough that he should not be required to give testimony.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        Maybe the psychs that Miscavige wants to evaluate Laura DeCrescenzo could evaluate his mental state after they are done. After all they are already on the scientology payroll…

        • pronoia

          Hahahaha!

        • DamOTclese2

          Ha! I wonder if even the most professional and most experienced psych out there in Wogland would be able to keep a straight face after the evaluation process started. I mean yarking off about being buggered in public is amusing the first couple of times, after that it probably gets old.

    • Chee Chalker

      Luckily Ray has Marty to help him prepare for the insanity. Hey Dave, your assi-ness won’t derail Ray and Ray’s doing-ness and acting-ness in you demise. Ray will need to ask Lamont if a booster seat will be needed for the dep.

    • Baby

      OH shit.. Ray is prepared.. He knows these Looneytune distractions inside and out..

      and remember Jentzch’s depo about Spain? Ridiculous… Stalling etc. Hasn’t been seen since..what 2004

      as reported in VV.. told his brother..” I’ll Never Get Out of Here Alive..” That is some scary shit there..

    • PoisonIvyHerself

      It’s that fucking ‘study tech’ at work. And the whole ‘doing-ness’ or ‘acting-ness’ shows so clearly that Davey has no ability to function in a world that is not perceived through the lens of Scientology. Ergo, he must get the opposing counsel to see the world through his lens. He’s insane, he’s a bully, and he’s probably as enraged as he’s ever been right about now.

      • Noni Mause

        I agree that his use of those words in a court room showed a remarkable lack of insight into the *real* world and I’m also with you on the other bit. I don’t think he’d be able to function very well at all in any position in the real world. I’d suspect that Miscavige was a malignant mix of hostile dominant narcissism and paranoia. He will attempt to dominate Ray Jeffrey from the moment he opens his mouth. It will be very interesting to read that little gem.

  • Rita Gregory

    I’d like to dedicate this to the downvoter. This is how we all feel here at the Bunker. NOT! :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PiqjiAVQNM

    • Baby

      Fabulous.. YEP

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Captain Howdy’s probably going, oh crap, she’s back. Lyrics with a new twisted meaning. Hey, it’s a special day.

      http://youtu.be/TLw1GaV1z2Y

      Helplessly hoping
      Her harlequin hovers nearby
      Awaiting a word
      Gasping at glimpses
      Of gentle true spirit
      He runs, wishing he could fly
      Only to trip at the sound of good-bye
      Wordlessly watching
      He waits by the window
      And wonders
      At the empty place inside
      Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams
      He worries
      Did he hear a good-bye? Or even hello?
      They are one person
      They are one person
      They are two alone
      They are three together
      They are for each other
      Stand by the stairway
      You’ll see something
      Certain to tell you confusion has it’s cost
      Love isn’t lying
      It’s loose in a lady who lingers
      Saying she is lost
      And choking on hello
      They are one person
      They are two alone
      They are three together
      They are for each other

      • Rita Gregory

        We have missed you! So happy to see you back! :D

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          tks Explanation above, or below.

          • Rita Gregory

            I can’t think of a word bad enough to call them. Glad you have support! :)

      • Mooser

        Downvoting the Rolling Stones and Crosby, Stills and Nash? Serious problems.

  • Suppressive Tomato

    “Hahahaha! I’m so blasting this psyche suppression with my downvote technology!”

    • Baby

      Usually I say ***GIMMIE DAT BABY!**

      YOU CAN HAVE HIM!

      • Suppressive Tomato

        That’s not a baby. That’s COB actual size.

        • Baby

          BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWHAHAHHAHA

        • Rita Gregory

          Bawahahahahahahahaha!

  • Baby

    ONE MORE TIME…We Love you Mosey…

    • pronoia

      Yeah. We Love You Mosey!

    • Rita Gregory

      Go Mosey!!!!!! <3

    • Espiando

      Remember when the question, “What kind of a woman would marry Marty?” was a knock on Mosey? Now we know the answer, and it’s the Five-Gallon HRI Barrel of Awesomesauce.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        How could anyone down vote that comment? Mosey is the coolest woman ever!

    • Baby

      That is Tony in the back standing up and making we all push gently not to knock her over.. xoxooxx

      Our little ” Watch dog..” HI TONY WE LOVE YOU TOO..

  • Noni Mause

    I accidentally down voted myself when trying to edit my post. Maybe the down voter is *actually* trying to edit all our posts to puppet protest at the outrageousness of SP deposition tech.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    The Bluebird of Happiness is a trailer rental in Texas. It worked for Hubbard. Every good scientology story Still has a trailer in it. Can’t make it to the deposition? Deposition-On-Wheels will come to you. Court reporters extra but free snacks.

    http://i.imgur.com/yNhRQjOl.jpg

    • Ruby

      XOXOX so happy to see you!!

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Yay!!! Welcome back!

    • Observer

      So glad to see you! Big fat hugs!

    • Robert Eckert

      Thidney! We wondered what it would take to bring you back!

    • Sherbet

      Welcome back! Can that trailer do double duty for the Clearwater Circus Tent? I hear the cos is losing members rapidly, and this looks to be just about the right size to hold them all.

    • Suzy

      Happy you are ok! Miss your input. Feel like renting a trailer in Texas just to be close to the action.

    • aquaclara

      Hugs to you, sweetie! What a great day, eh???!!!!

    • Mrs Libnish

      Whoo hooo….good to see you!

    • PoisonIvyHerself

      Hole! You’re back! You’ve been SO missed!

    • Missionary Kid

      THDN! T H D N! T H D N! T H D N! So happy to see you!!!!
      I missed you XOXOXOXO!

      Go trailer tech!

    • Jon Hendry

      It’s shocking that this is the best LRH could do, during the heyday of high quality van art. No nubile maiden? No warrior? No half-baked Roger Dean pastiche?

  • Free Minds, Free Hearts

    Tony has a new post up!

    • Espiando

      Okay, on to the new thread. Make a single-file line and don’t push…

  • N. Graham

    Regarding Wee Davy being deposed, I can only quote a passage I use only for great events such as the MSU Spartans going to the Rose Bowl or major $cio damage:

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’

  • ParticleMom

    New story is up :)

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Go read Tony’s new post:

    “He has ordered the deposition of Miscavige with no restrictions. It will be a regular deposition like any other,” Jeffrey said.

    • ThetaBara

      EVEN BETTER!

    • joan nieman

      Woo Hoo!!!!!

    • richelieu jr

      Beautiful, just beautiful… I imagine you with little angel wings, Michael, coming to announce good tidings to Linus, or whomever….

      • Kitz

        *Snerk* No, he isn’t THAT Michael. ;-)

    • Tory Christman

      WooooooHoooooooo!! Tick F****Tock, Dave!!
      (Don’t say we didn’t warn you)
      Oh! Happy Day :) :) Tory/Magoo~

  • richelieu jr

    The entire reasoning of Slappy Miscarriage using SLAPP against the Rathbuns:

    I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?
    Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself!Stop hitting yourself! INFINITY!

  • valshifter

    I will be mad if on the deposition day, he starts acting stupid…. like he does not understand the word “the” “my” or “time”, or I dint get that!!!! I don’t understand what you mean? do you want me to answer now? do you mean me? what do you mean by time? what do you mean by matter? why don’t we first agree on the words then I will respond to your question? I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT QUESTION MEANS,I’M NOT SURE I GET IT YET,WELL, I THINK I KNOW A LOT ABOUT BUSINESS, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE ASKING ME, I CAN’T RECALL, have I seen it? TENURE? I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, do I know where she is? etc, etc, that really pisses me off when they start acting like that, when is obvious they are just using delaying tactics on purpose.

  • Chee Chalker

    Can you imagine how PISSED cob is?? Someone with personal knowledge on that little twerp, please tell us how you think he reacted to today’s news

  • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
    But there is no joy at Int Base – little Davey has struck out.

    Get that apple box ready!

  • Golden Age of Blech

    I would not want to be a random SO walking past him tonight. All the Scotch in the world ain’t gonna make this one go away.

  • baddog5623

    Ray Jeffrey Q: is your husband David Miscavage?
    Shelly Miscavige A: Is he still alive?
    Ray Jeffrey Q: Yes
    Shelly Miscavige A: Then yes he is.

    Ray Jeffrey Q: David says he only opens Orgs and keeps the Tech pure. What knowlage do you have about being in total control?
    Shelly Miscavige A: Well, he made me go away. If he can have his own wife sent to a dustbowl compound without anyone asking where I was for seven years I think that should tell you all you need to know about the level of control he commands.

    Ray Jeffrey Q: To your knowlage has David ever been to Texas?
    Shelly Miscavige A: What is a Texas?
    Ray Jeffrey Q: Where you coached to say that?
    Shelly Miscavige A: Yes, OUCH!
    Ray Jeffrey Q: What is wrong?
    Shelly Miscavige A: Somthing bit my ankle.

  • Paul V. Tupointeau

    it’s… just…

  • L Mignacca

    I’m hoping that Mr. Miscavige is beginning to have visions of Jim Bakker being led away in handcuffs, helplessly wailing…. coming down the timetrack of his devious mind. ….really…what a pathetic little huckster…finally to answer for HIS crimes…

    • Dean Fox

      Let’s not get too carried away but to make him squirm will be a whole new level of awesome, remember how pathetic he was at his last public interview? No amount of help will get David Miscavige through this unscathed. He’ll be comparing himself to the pope and life Tom Cruise claiming he works so hard and is so self sacrificing and so on and it will be as transparent as a vacuum, especially when faced with someone of Jeffrey’s legal skill rather than a news reporter. David Miscavige needs to first admit his weakness, the one that has him petrified of being deposed, then try to get as much help as he can get from mostly wog lawyers and even then he’s in for a rough ride.

      • L Mignacca

        LOL…yes petrified of the truth is all he is….I say..tie him down and put a few hits of good quality LSD in his mouth…..that will show the little guy whats up….

  • Xenu Was A Nihilist

    Finally!!
    COB on record, I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS.

    Kudos to this judge for not being pushed around by attys for Scientology.
    This story is just starting to get good, can’t wait for more fireworks.

  • Jim Buchan

    so….does this mean a settlement will be reached..rather quick? What is the end game for the Rathburns? Do they want to hurt Miscarriage by him admitting he is a creep or hurt him in the wallet?

  • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

    A normal deposition, eh? Would that include having advisors present during the deposition? Could that be Marty Rathbun? I’m sure the idea is delightful to David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige. Also, yay! for getting a deposition from Shelly Miscavige (whereever she may be…)