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THE LEAH REMINI FILES: AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE ‘KRs’ THAT INFORM HER MEMOIR

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On Friday, Leah Remini will provide a glimpse of her explosive tell-all, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, with an hour-long interview on ABC’s 20/20. The book itself comes out officially four days later, on November 3.

But today, the Underground Bunker has an exclusive that not even Remini’s book reveals: In-depth looks at the “Knowledge Reports” (also known as “KRs”) written by Scientologists who informed on Remini as The King of Queens star began her doubts about Scientology in 2006 and then left it for good in 2013.

In her book, Remini refers to the KRs but doesn’t provide the detailed look at them we’re going to show you today. And what they reveal is that Remini’s trajectory out of Scientology occurred just as we told you back in 2013, when the Underground Bunker first broke the news that Remini had left Scientology behind, and we explained that the beginning of her disaffection came at the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in a castle outside of Rome.

Now, we have obtained Scientology’s own spying reports on that incident and others that describe Leah’s later crises with Scientology leader David Miscavige. They largely tell the same story that Leah does in her book, but from the point of view of her former friends in Scientology. And they are not kind.

As we explained in a lengthy story about Leah written with the help of her older sister, Nicole, the Remini girls were brought up in Scientology by their mother, Vicki, who was introduced to the church by a boyfriend. Leah was six years old when she first began learning about Scientology, and by 12, she had signed the Sea Org’s billion-year contract as she and her sister and mother moved to Scientology’s headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.

Although her stint in the Sea Org was short, Leah remained a loyal Scientologist as the family moved to Los Angeles and she then tried to break into television as an actress. Even as she attained huge success with her 9-year run as Carrie Heffernan on The King of Queens from 1999 to 2007, Remini continued to go to Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre for several hours nearly every day.

Remini knew Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes well, attending numerous dinners at Tom’s Beverly Hills home, and she was the first to report that she’d actually visited their baby, Suri, who had not yet been seen in public since her birth on April 18, 2006. So it wasn’t too big a surprise when, later that year, Leah and her husband Angelo Pagán were invited to Tom and Katie’s wedding in November, and were asked to extend an invitation to Leah’s friends Jennifer Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony.

J-Lo’s father is a longtime Scientologist, but Jennifer herself isn’t. Other celebrities invited to the event included Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Brooke Shields and her husband Chris Henchy, and Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, who were dating.

After arriving in Rome they all attended a dinner in town, where Leah first noticed that Tom’s best man, Scientology leader David Miscavige, was there without his wife, Shelly. The wedding itself took place the next day at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, about an hour outside of town. Leah and Angelo ended up leaving their hotel late — waiting for J-Lo’s security detail to give them the green light — and arrived at the castle about an hour after the other guests.

Again, Leah noticed that Miscavige was there without his wife, and was instead getting friendly with his female assistant. Leah asked about it, and was told by Tommy Davis, the son of actress Anne Archer and a Sea Org lackey to Tom Cruise, that Leah “didn’t have the fucking rank” to ask about Shelly’s whereabouts. (What Leah didn’t know at that time was that more than a year earlier Shelly had been banished to a super-secret Scientology compound in the mountains above Los Angeles, where she remains to this day.)

Leah also caused a stir when she asked to have Jennifer Lopez moved because J-Lo wanted to sit with her. These disturbances were apparently enough to concern both Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who slighted Leah and Angelo and wouldn’t shake their hands after the ceremony.

In fact, Leah’s behavior caused such a stink, after the wedding the Scientologists in attendance did what Scientologists do, and they filed Knowledge Reports with the church in order to snitch on each other. Leah filed one complaining about Miscavige’s behavior with the help of her assistant in Los Angeles, Melinda Brownstone. Katie Holmes (who had become a Scientologist for Tom, at least at that time) filed one on Leah, blaming her for ruining the wedding. And Jessica Feshbach, Katie’s Sea Org “handler,” also filed one. In her book, Leah briefly quotes from Jessica’s KR, but we’ve obtained the entire thing. Here’s what the top of it looks like…

 
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In the KR, Jessica reports that Leah and Angelo caused problems multiple times, from the welcome dinner to the rehearsal to the wedding itself…

A[ngelo] P[agan] and L[eah] R[emini] were almost an hour late for the wedding. K[atie] and T[om] had to be told this as they asked if everyone was there. They both were upset that they would be so rude.

J[ada] P[inkett] S[mith] was talking to Julie at the rehearsal and they were sitting next to each other. Per Julie, L[eah] R[emini] tried to take her seat and tell her to move and J[ada] P[inkett] S[mith] had to say no way and tell L[eah] R[emini] to get another chair.

 
Jessica then explains that one person who was livid at Leah’s behavior was Creative Artists Agency honcho Kevin Huvane (something Leah confirms in her book). Jessica reports…

Kevin Huvane (Head of CAA) said that the night of the seating at the wedding and how L[eah] R[emini] handled it was the most horrible and rude he had ever seen at a wedding. He said that if she is ever invited anywhere he is invited he would refuse to go. He also said that the fact that she and Ang[e]lo, as Scientologists, would be late to the wedding of the century was beyond rude. He was not happy, requiring me to talk to him for almost 2 hours to chill him out and explain possibly what was happening so he did not walk away with a bad impression of her due to the above.

 
You begin to see why the title of Leah’s book, ‘Troublemaker,’ is so appropriate. And we can’t help enjoying the thought of a big-time Hollywood super-agent so hopping mad while a Scientology handler tries to calm him down for two hours. Leah later tried to defuse the situation with humor, but with only mixed results.

Jessica also reports that producer Kathleen Kennedy, who had worked with Cruise on 2005’s War of the Worlds, wasn’t happy after the event…

 
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Kathleen Kennedy said that L[eah] R[emini] and J[ennifer] L[opez] were very loud and rude and she didn’t want to be a part of it. She was very quiet about it and only told me. Again, I defended L[eah] R[emini] and J[ennifer] L[opez] to handle their P[ublic] R[elations] with her.

Julie Polk (publicist at Rodgers and Cowen) was upset with L[eah] R[emini] and Angelo’s lateness to the wedding with how L[eah] R[emini] handled the places that they were seated at the reception dinner. She said that Brooke [Shields], Michelle Kydd-Lee, Tory M, Chris H, Rick Hess and Caroline Hess, had all spoken to her about it and asked what they should do or who they should talk to. Julie said that it was a strange position to be in as she knew the L[eah] R[emini] was good friends with T[om] and she didn’t know what to tell them as she also felt it was inexcusable.

Jessica also relates that the various celebrities she was trying to placate were unhappy when they realized they would have to fly back with Remini on their chartered plane.

As we were getting on the plane there were 2 seats in front of L[eah] R[emini] empty and the CAA execs didn’t want to sit with her and said they preferred to sit at the back of the plane.

 
Interestingly, Jessica tried to give Leah the benefit of the doubt at the end of her report…

I am sure that L[eah] R[emini] and Angelo were possibly trying to solve a certain problem or something, but the way in which it was handled was B[ad] P[ublic] R[elations] for T[om] C[ruise] and Sc[ie]n[tology]. I completely handled each person so that there was no bad idea of them what-so-ever in any way and they walked away with a good impression of them. I spent over half the flight on the way back doing this.

I am including Angelo in the report as he was there for all of it and therefore condoned it.

This is okay.

Ml, Jessica

 
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Jessica signs off with “ML,” the standard “much love” of the Sea Org, as well as the typical endorsement of her own account (“This is okay”).

As we reported in 2013, after Leah filed her Knowledge Report snitching on David Miscavige and the other “out-ethics” situations at the wedding (such as the embarrassing behavior of senior executive Norman Starkey, who was getting too friendly with an uninterested Brooke Shields), Leah was then asked to report to the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. (After L. Ron Hubbard ran Scientology by sea from 1967-1975, his “flagship” was replaced with a complex of buildings in Clearwater known affectionately as “Flag.” The Sea Org, which once crewed his ships, continues to wear naval uniforms even as it works today on land.)

At Flag, Leah was subjected to an intense four-month program of interrogations and other behavior modification exercises. At first, she was defiant, blaming what happened in Rome on Tom Cruise, whom she called an “asshole” and an “SP.” But eventually, after weeks and weeks of intense questioning, she broke down and agreed to rescind her report. As part of that program, she was put through an Orwellian exercise known as the Truth Rundown, which is usually reserved only for Sea Org members. As Bruce Hines explained to us two years ago, the Truth Rundown is intended to make the subject doubt his or her own mind — in this case, until Leah agreed that anything bad that happened at the wedding had been her own fault, and that she simply must have been incorrect when she thought she saw the leader of the church engaged in behavior that was “out-ethics.”

At the end of the four-month program in Clearwater, Leah had spent $300,000 for the interrogations.

And yet, despite this series of events, Leah Remini remained a loyal member of Scientology for several more years, and even defended the organization to the press.

But the treatment she received at Flag ate away at her, as well as what she had seen in Italy. And still, no one could tell her, where was Shelly?

Then, in 2012 another big change plunged Leah into a new crisis, and once again, it involved Tom Cruise.

That June, Katie Holmes split from her husband in a rather spectacular getaway scheme while Tom was in Iceland shooting a movie.

To Leah, it was a vindication. By Scientology’s way of thinking, Katie had been revealed to have been a bad person all along, and one who might likely be declared a “suppressive person” by the church. Leah now expected that Scientology would want to make good with her, expunge the Knowledge Reports about her behavior at the wedding, and even return to her the $300,000 she had been forced to pay during her Truth Rundown at Flag.

Through the second half of 2012, she pushed various officials — her “handler” Shane Woodruff, the ethics Master-at-Arms Julian Swartz, and even David Miscavige himself — and told anyone who would listen that she expected to be made whole on the $300,000.

This was very tricky, because nothing gets you more permanently branded as an evil SP than asking Scientology for a refund. Leah made it clear she wasn’t asking for a refund, she just expected Scientology to realize its mistake and credit her for what she’d paid.

Miscavige called her down for a meeting on Sunset Boulevard at Author Services Inc., the L. Ron Hubbard literary agency where Miscavige has an office. He told Leah he would get her the money back. When she asked about Shelly, he said she was being kept out of sight to avoid subpoenas, which didn’t make sense to Leah. Further meetings with her handlers got progressively more combative until her husband nearly came to blows with Shane Woodruff, who had showed up at their house and called Leah a “fucking bitch.” After another meeting with Miscavige, Leah finally got her check for $300,000, but she continued to battle her handlers.

By early 2013, Scientology’s ethics officers were sufficiently concerned about Leah’s status as a Scientologist that her friends in the organization were asked to file Knowledge Reports about what she had been saying to them.

We have three Knowledge Reports that were filed by Leah’s friends in late March and early April, 2013. One of them was submitted by John Futris, one of the first Scientologists to give Leah a job when she moved to Los Angeles as a teenager in the 1980s. In her book, Leah only briefly mentions the three KRs, filed by Futris and his wife Valerie, and by Michelle Workman, a Scientogist friend Leah had known for 20 years.

Futris begins his report with a little background…

 
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This will cover and summarize the things Leah said to me over the last several months, going back to June 2012. Valerie and I would go visit Leah at her home like we have done for many years. Leah began to tell me of her “concern” and “disagreement” with how she was treated at Flag and some of the things she observed. I had a total of 6 visits since June 2012 — of which 3 she talked entheta — specifically June, November and December 2012.

Futris reports that Leah had been “unjustly sec-checked” (interrogated) following the Tom Cruise wedding, where “she saw COB’s Communicator” (David Miscavige’s assistant) “grab his ‘ass’ and that she reported it.”

Leah’s friends found that she had been reading websites that were “entheta” (anti-theta, or counter to Scientology’s interests), which she also called her “SP websites,” for the “Suppressive Persons” who spoke out there, criticizing the church. Reading such sites, Futris reports, Leah had learned that some Sea Org officials were being held in something called “The Hole.”

Leah was also energized by an infamous email that had been sent out on New Year’s Eve 2012 by Debbie Cook, a former Sea Org official who had run the complex at Flag (the Flag Service Organization, or FSO) for 17 years. Cook had later become disillusioned, and sent out her email, which was copied to thousands of her fellow church members. In it, she argued that David Miscavige was taking Scientology in the wrong direction, and she used quotes from the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to make her case, an enormously effective approach which convinced hundreds, if not thousands, of longtime members to leave the organization in the ensuing years.

When Futris questioned Leah about the wisdom of reading something critical of Miscavige like Debbie Cook’s email, he said she responded “We are not robots, we have self determinism.”

She said something similar to Valerie Futris, as Valerie reported in her own KR…

 
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Leah said that Debbie Cook was in the S[ea] O[rg] for 20 years and that how would I know what she did was bad if I don’t have her side of the story. That I should not be robotic in my assumption, she couldn’t be all bad as she was in the Sea Org for so many years and was a very high exec. I told Leah that I would not read what Debbie had to say.

Leah shared with John Futris the scene that nearly had her husband, Angelo, decking a Sea Org official…

She told me that Shane and the CO CCInt [Celebrity Centre commanding officer Dave Petit] went to her house and that Shane called her a “fucking bitch” and that Angelo was present. She complained about Shane not contacting and apologizing for saying this.

To Workman, Leah talked about her first meeting with Miscavige, and Workman’s description of the conversation is especially fascinating…

 
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She said that she and COB [Chairman of the Board, David Miscavige] chatted and he told her about some of the good things the Church was doing, she was dismissive of this (to me, not to COB). She said that she brought up to him that older people should not be being asked to use their retirement funds to pay for church donos — she said he was nonplussed about this (indicating he didn’t know about it), but that she knew he knew about this. She said that COB told her that “neither he nor Tom (Cruise) knew what had occurred with her Flag cycle.” She said that she thought this was bullshit (to me). She also said that COB told her that Tom (Davis) and Jessica Feshbach were no longer in the S[ea] O[rg] and that Jessica has cancer. She said that the meeting didn’t answer all her questions about what was going on with the church, and that she “still wasn’t sure about him” (COB). She (may have) said that she told COB that she thought Tom Cruise was an SP.

While it did turn out to be true that Tommy Davis and Jessica Feshbach had left their jobs as Sea Org “handlers,” the rumor about Jessica being sick with cancer turned out to be untrue. In a deposition in the lawsuit Monique Rathbun brought against Scientology in 2013 for harassment, Tommy Davis testified that he was “on leave” from the Sea Org but still considered himself a member of the Church of Scientology. He and his wife have not been seen at church events since 2011.

According to the Knowledge Reports, Leah was also raising questions about the high prices that Scientology charged, which tended to put longtime members into serious debt. Why, for example, did members who were on OT 7, one of the highest course levels and one that tended to take years to complete, have to come in every six months for an expensive “sec check” that, with the cost of accommodations, could end up costing thousands of dollars? Where, she asked, was the L. Ron Hubbard policy which called for such expensive mandatory security interrogations?

“What’s the LRH on that?” she asked Futris.

By the beginning of 2013, Leah was admitting to her friends that she simply didn’t believe the stories the church was putting out about its effectiveness. That, for example, simply handing out copies of L. Ron Hubbard’s anodyne 1981 booklet of life advice, The Way to Happiness, would lead to miracles like a reduction in crime. Wrote Valerie…

Leah did not believe it when I told her about the crime rate reducing in Colombia based on the Way to Happiness distribution. She said she did not believe it and how does she know this really occurred.

Leah had also lost faith in the “Ideal Org” program that had become Miscavige’s obsession. He was putting intense pressure on members to donate huge sums so that new “Ideal” churches could replace more standard ones, as if that somehow proved the organization was expanding.

Leah told John and I that she disagrees with all the money COB [David Miscavige] is spending on Ideal Orgs in the decorating of them and that the money should be spent on getting up the Bridge and paying staff. She said that this is not what LRH would want.

She also told her friends that her mother Vicki and Vicki’s husband George were also having troubles and had either stalled in their courses or had given them up. So when Leah finally decided to leave, the family went with her.

We learned through our sources over the July 4th weekend in 2013 that Leah Remini had decided to leave Scientology. On July 8, we broke the news, and cited the 2006 Tom Cruise wedding as the catalyst for Remini beginning her move out of the organization.

Two days later, Kirstie Alley called for a meeting to discuss how to deal with Remini’s news. By then, Leah had had a falling out with Melinda Brownstone, the woman Leah had called from Rome to help her write up her KR about the wedding.

Alley put out a tweet about spending time at Brownstone’s house, a clear message to Leah whose side they were on.

That Thursday, July 11, the New York Post mentioned on its front page that Leah had left Scientology, and the story blew up. But People and other publications gave the Underground Bunker credit for breaking the story days earlier.

A month later, we landed another big exclusive. On a Wednesday night, we had learned that two days before, on Monday, August 5, Leah Remini had followed up her longstanding threat to report the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige to law enforcement. She filed a missing-person report with the Los Angeles Police Department.

By the time we heard about it through our sources on Wednesday night, and then reported it Thursday morning, the LAPD had already visited Shelly and then, that afternoon, began telling reporters that she was fine and that Leah’s report had been “unfounded.”

We followed up later with Lt. Andre Dawson of the LAPD, who told us that he had sent two detectives to visit Shelly. (We are convinced that Shelly has been at a mountain compound above Los Angeles since late summer 2005, and we assume this is where the detectives visited her.)

Dawson told us that when his detectives found that Shelly was safe and that she didn’t want to make a public statement, his men could do no more and the case was closed.

But we asked him, had his detectives questioned Shelly in the presence of other church officials? “That’s classified,” he quickly answered us. Since then, we’ve noticed in official fliers put out by Scientology facilities in the Los Angeles area, Lt. Dawson has several times been listed as a featured speaker.

One thing’s for certain, when Leah Remini filed that police report, she erased any chance that she might reconcile with Scientology. We remember at the time thinking, this is a huge move for someone like her to make, and although some in the press seemed to criticize her because the LAPD had so quickly decided to leave Shelly alone, Leah’s report did have a big effect on Scientology and David Miscavige.

Leah Remini left Scientology for numerous reasons. Yes, she considered Tom Cruise an “asshole” who was a “suppressive person” that David Miscavige had elevated too high and who was hurting her church. But Leah saw many other reasons to question the way Scientology operated once she began to wonder about what had happened to Shelly Miscavige, why she had endured the Truth Rundown, and why David Miscavige and Tom Cruise and others seemed to break L. Ron Hubbard’s rules without consequence.

And now, with a major television appearance and a book that contains many more revelations about her life and about Scientology, Leah Remini will soon become the biggest troublemaker to an organization that is already on the ropes.

 
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BOOK NOTES
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We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Tony Ortega’s upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

 
Oct 28: Adelaide, Wheatsheaf Hotel, 7 pm (with Sen. Nick Xenophon and Bryan Seymour)

Oct 30: Perth, Collins Street Centre, Collins St and Shaftesbury St, South Perth, 7 pm (with Bryan Seymour)

Past dates: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4), Boston (8/24), Phoenix (9/15), Cleveland (9/23), Minneapolis (9/24), Portland (9/27), Seattle (9/28), Vancouver BC (9/29), Sydney (10/23), Melbourne (10/25)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on October 27, 2015 at 07:00

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  • Zeruel (Sebastian)

    1.

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    2,000

    • Kay

      Whoooooo-hooooooooooo !!! THANKS Zeruel (Sebastian) !!!

  • pat k

    Bottom of he 14th!

  • SLIM

    Massive reveal ….Kudos Tony

    • SLIM

      David Despot “let him die” Mismanage …..
      Has himself a Hill Ten situation…
      Full time crises management going on…
      Couldn’t happen to a nicer douchenozzle…

  • sugarplumfairy

    Holy moley!! I just googled Leah Remini news and there must be a thousand “Leah Remini blames Tom Cruise” articles from ABC, CBS, Fox, ET, Huffington, NYT, NYDN, USA Today, People, Vanity Fair, Daily Mail, Radar, Redbook, Mirror, Salon, Business Insider, Global News, Gossippop, Boston Herald, Examiner and the list goes on.. Local newspapers everywhere.. This is it!! Nearly everyone on the planet (those connected in any way whatsoever) is going to hear this.. Tom, Mr. super scientologist, is going to be under big time scrutiny for his scientological fervor..

    This is frking awesome..

    • Missionary Kid

      Leah is Tommy’s Kryptonite, IMO.

      • Missionary Kid

        I should add that Leah is $cientology’s Kryptonite as well.

        • ReallyMGM

          This will bring it to the masses like nothing else. Bring an entire new audience to Going Clear and the exposés that have come before. Hopefully bring some people out.

          • Missionary Kid

            Nothing spurs on the Tabloids (paper, internet, video, and television) like a confrontation, and people feed on it. This is controversy, with Leah calling everyone out.

            The public will get the message in a way that they can’t ignore: $cientology is an evil, twisted, cult.

            Unfortunately, there’s going to be a lot of bullshit published, along with unattributed stealing from Tony, but the good thing is, $cientology gets exposed.

            We have Tony, along with the exes who can give us the straight scoop.

            Leah has launched what is thermonuclear retaliation, and she’s doing it with such class and savvy that Davy’s gonna have a conniption fit.

            Tick fucking tock, Davy.

            • Missionary Kid

              To add, Davy, you pulled it in. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

            • Mockingbird

              The best case scenario is pulling in dozens of celebrities either pro or anti Scientology bringing more exposure and interest. This will help to shine more light on the dark cesspool of evil corruption that is Scientology.

            • Missionary Kid

              Exactly. This is a big light that’s being shined on $cientology, and, to misquote the bible, “And men loved darkness because their deeds were evil.” $cientology has been in the dark far too long.

              You pulled it in, Davy.

              It turns out that, in the public’s eye, Leah outranks your slimy little ass.

            • Mockingbird

              Many of us prefer the more attractive of two sources of information…so…

        • Mockingbird

          Who knew kryptonite could be so pretty !

    • Sarah James

      3,2,1 right about now, Tom Cruise is wishing he had Tommy Davis to slap around. Too bad for him that ship has sailed. :-).

    • Mockingbird

      Um, OSA you are fucked. Better get ready for some free beatings !

      • Missionary Kid

        I don’t recall any reports of Davy beating OSA personnel. Perhaps they know too much? Having one of them blow would, indeed rock his world.

        • Mockingbird

          If they are in the Sea Org they are qualified !

          • Missionary Kid

            Thanks, I hadn’t thought of that.

  • Missionary Kid

    I think it would be lovely to have some actors dress up like LRH or DM for Halloween and trick or treat Big Blue or the Testing Center or the Celebrity Center. Even someone dressed in a sea org uniform. Can we find someone that’s short enough or with bad enough teeth, or sleep deprived enough to play the different roles?

    Hollywood goes nuts on Halloween, so they might not even be noticed, or all those clam places may be shut down.

  • ReallyMGM

    My power went out at 1am, not expected back until 3:30am. No bad weather, just to keep me on my toes. Joy!

    • Missionary Kid

      I’m assuming that you’re in the Eastern or Midwestern Time Zone. Stay cozy and safe.

      • StudentOfLife

        emailed you the names of OT2 and OT5 as Tory might know OT5 possibly since he’s been in since 1978. He did join the Sea Org for a few years after they convinced him to sell his then lucrative sports academy. He claims to be a founding member of first group of IAS.

        • Missionary Kid

          I’m replying to you now. Tory probably knows him.

      • ReallyMGM

        Central. Middle of night. Just drives my OCD crazy.

        • Missionary Kid

          I guess I’m lucky. I would look at a power outage as a chance to sleep, or use a battery powered light to read.

          • ReallyMGM

            Well,still a big warm here so we need fans,at least. Plus both need CPAP machines for different reasons, so they stop working. My hubby forgets to set his phone to wake up for work, so then it becomes my job…a plethora of reasons power off in the night is a PIA. But it’s on now!

            • Missionary Kid

              I have the alarm set on my phone. It’s loud and accurate. I hope you can get some sleep.

          • ReallyMGM

            Still warm enough here to need a/c and fans. Plus we both have medical devices for different reasons that depend on power. No one will die if they stop working, but I end up with not enough oxygen and a incredible headache in the morning. But they are working now and all is good!

            • Missionary Kid

              Maybe a small oxygen tank with a small nose cannula? Pilots use them at altitude. Unless you have a flow demand set up, it takes no power, and the demand type only requires a battery, IIRC.

            • ReallyMGM

              I am seriously thinking about battery backups. When it goes off in the middle of night, you feel like are suffocating.

            • Missionary Kid

              Find out how many watts each unit takes, add them together, then divide them into the number of watt hours a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Source) backup battery unit provides. That will tell you how many hours they will power your units. Deduct about 20% to make sure that you have enough power.

              Those UPS units are plugged in all the time, and when the power goes off, they automatically switch to the battery power. A lot of them are made for computers. If you need help in figuring out how much back up they provide, just contact me at skepticalmissionarrykid at gmail.com (note misspelling of missionarry).

  • Rachel

    Tony’s ABC Radio Ian Henschke interview is available now. I’m listening as I type. Can’t get a time check for start but about a quarter of way along time bar on site. I’m really looking forward to the Scientologist Tony mentioned calling in.

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

    …. I know we’re all highly anticipating the Leah/Cruise reveal on ABC’s 20/20 but the annoying thing about it is that there will be the classic silence from tommy’s management or a low level no comment or something… I doubt his ‘church’ would dare to take on official response duties…

    no, I’m actually looking more forward to the 2nd chapter when we get the ‘Krustie Files’… given her propensity to self-destruct on twitter after a few drinks I anticipate a newk-a-lur meltdown when her bits in Leah’s book get revealed

    can’t wait!

    • romanesco

      Who knows. But you get an upvote for “newk-a-lur.” Almost as good as eye-rack.

    • Missionary Kid

      I’m wondering if DM is going to do anything more than his standard Karin Kapow announcement, if even that. Do you think he’ll actually stay quiet and use his sock puppets to go after her? I would love it if Cruise, Alley, and Mouserat would open up their mouths and put their feet in them.

      Thinking about it, we’ll probably hear from Danny Masterson, and, perhaps Krustie and the Elfbrains, but nothing directly from Davy Mouserat. I can imagine him trying to fair game Leah, too.

      • Juicer77

        They may do some Fair Gaming to Leah, but you can bet that she’ll be loud about it – and provide evidence pointing directly to them. That way lies destruction for the Co$.

        • Missionary Kid

          They probably already have done some very personal fair gaming. Leah, on the other hand, has played it cool and kept the subject on $cientology’s treatment of people.

          She’s been very circumspect up until now, and I’m sure that she has additional revelations that, while they would seem ordinary to people who read the Bunker, will shock the general public.

          Her sense and timing and tactics of revenge would make the Medici family look on with admiration. She’s serving her revenge cold.

          • PickAnotherID

            So that’s what she’s been carrying around in that cooler!

            I’ll bet it makes for a hot time at TC’s next interview.

            • Missionary Kid

              I keep envisioning her stabbing $cientology metaphorically with a knife in the belly of the cult.

      • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

        whatever else is happening the celeb clams can’t fail to notice that one of “theirs” got out and is getting amazing positive press at their [church’s] expense.

        the recent Enty Blind item [https://www.scientologybollocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Screen-Shot-2015-10-27-at-06.15.15.png ] is telling

        the one thing that really surprised me was that Jenna Elfman and Katie Holmes went to Kim Kardashian’s baby shower… the more I think about that the more I’m figuring that there’s no way was this a coincidence…

        … there must be shit loads of celeb enturbulance going on behind the scenes amongst the B+ er’s and below that it’s going to be interesting to see who stays with the sinking ship and who bolts

        • Missionary Kid

          This is Soap Opera Porn to us. I’m willing to bet that there will be some actors that will come to Tommy’s defense, but they’re stupid if they do.

          Co$ will try to obfuscate the story with nit picking and side fights. I hope that all it does is sell more books.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        I’m curious, too. Surely, Davey’s not in a position with the celebs now like he was after the big Cruise flap of ought-5, when he could order the celebs to go out and do damage control. None of them–with the exception of a few of the most deluded ones–wants to risk that hit to their reps now.

        • Missionary Kid

          The Kool Aid drinkers will do all sorts of surprising things. Probably attack Leah as a bigot.

    • Juicer77

      I would prefer that Ms. Alley’s bits stay unrevealed. Pleaseandthankyou. 😉

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      For her sake, I hope she either already has some non-scilon PR people or hires some now. If she doesn’t stay off social media in the wake of Leah’s book, it will be an unmitigated disaster. Not that part of me doesn’t want to see that, but still…I can only watch a person self-destruct for so long before it all gets uncomfortable.

  • TonyOrtega

    Wow, this venue is cool. Adelaide rocks.

    • Missionary Kid

      You released one hell of a rumble. I’m hoping that you have as much fun as you can there. Cheers.

      I’m jealous.

    • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush
  • Mockingbird

    Um, I just Googled Leah Remini Tom Cruise and Scientology. 274 articles came up !!!

    • Juicer77

      I’m catching up, do you mean the mainstream media are finally catching on to Tony’s article about the KR’s? Or are they all prep pieces for Friday’s interview?

      • Mockingbird

        For Leah’s book and interview.

      • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

        nope, none of them have caught up with todays piece…. the fact it’s quite a long gap is [IMO] telling…. i.e. “longer” pieces will be released throughout the day

        … and another thing any editor worth his salt can’t miss is that this is a serious hot-topic item so any “exclusive” they can get a hold of is gold… I anticipate a bunch of off-kilter stories for the lulz

    • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

      the thing is everyone of them have yet to catch up todays post here…. I’m seriously intrigued as to how they’ll handle it…. I doubt they’ll go as far as my headline though…. pic

      • Mockingbird

        Nice.

      • PickAnotherID

        Now there’s a bumper sticker!!

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        Andy Dick’s “Wedding Planner” spoof looks realer than ever!

        http://www.spike.com/video-clips/3d89b8/wedding-planner

        • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

          I noticed you posted this earlier and I was annoyed that I couldn’t watch it due to Comedy Central’s’s ridiculous overseas DMCA crap…. I’m now doubly intrigued to see it!

          • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

            I’ve searched around, it was taken down off YouTube years ago, and only still resides on Spike TV, but it’s a classic must see.

            email me, and I’ll mail you anything on DVD as a friend.

            Give me a shopping list, anytime. (give me a list of links you run into, that I can get which I’ll put on a DVD and send you)

            chuckbeatty77@aol.com

            • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

              thanks for your kind offer… funnily enough I gave my dvd player away years ago as I’m all cloud/wifi etc nowadays… I can actually view this stuff if I fire up my VPN client and/or set up proxy connections but have to be 100% sober and wide awake to do so otherwise I do it wrong… I’ve kept the link for when I do do this though. Thanks again!

  • TonyOrtega

    The gang’s all here…

    • RBE

      DM wept.

      • CherryPitz

        DM wetted.

        • Ella Raitch

          DM is going to need all of his perceptics to figure out what is seeping from where

    • Ella Raitch

      Oh noes. Bryan has an injury. Is that his smartphone driving finger? A repetitive tweeting injury?

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      Tony,

      The material you put on this blog is staggering in detail.

      It seems you put so much material on this blog, that is like water in a river flowing under a bridge, so fast, so much volume.

      In this period you cover Scientology in such detail, I have to say again, you truly deliver material like NO ONE in Scientology’s history.

      Thankyou again.

      Chuck Beatty
      ex vet of the Scientology movement, 1975-2003

      • Judith Sylvester

        Agreed.

    • Juicer77

      Triple threat. Can’t wait to hear/see this one :)

    • aquaclara

      That’s an impressive commitment of time from all of you. Bound to pack a punch in Scientogy’s gut. And you now have friends literally all over the world. Very cool.

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

    O/T From the flash raid Monday.

    Pete and friendly anon. The sign says (below the addreses): “So, does the trial hurt?”

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      Always relevant, incredible!

    • Ella Raitch

      It looks like Pete has BY balloon breasts

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      I’m up early, just woke up from my second nightmare this week, all Scn related George Orwell weird Scientology cult life turmoil dreams, as usual.

      Nice to see such a bright fresh photo of smart protesters!

      • PickAnotherID

        And what a nice sight to wake up to, over 300 ‘Recommends’ and more than 2,000 comments. Now that’s “straight up and vertical” stats.

        If a story on Leah is pulling those kinds of numbers out here on the “Fringe of the internet”, Miscavige has got to be running out of “Depends” worrying the 20/20 interview. Especially since there’s a real chance it will blow the lid off Cruise being able to enforce his, “No questions about $cientology.”, crap with the press.

        • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

          Hate to mention Hubbard’s writings, but the character in Mission Earth final fiction writings of Hubbard, there’s a PR character whose default tactics are gaffe bad PR for his client, getting notoriety for the client by doing horrible things to attract attention.

          Hubbard’s inadvertently written into Scientology’s DNA policies that very nature of PR, due to the Scientology subject being a crank crackpot practice that is doomed to fail, bolstered by an OSA intelligence/covert ops/black PR bureaucratic unit.

          The layers of bad PR that Scientology is forced to even present to the world, unwittingly taken on as their responsibility to enforce Hubbard’s whole shebang Scientology bureaucracy policies, only results in gaffe bad PR, on auto.

          • Missionary Kid

            Exactly.

          • MaxSpaceman

            Perfect analysis, Chuck.

            Suggestions? Please save this, then post it as your reference on one of Tony O’s year end 2015 wrap up posts.

            And every year-end thereafter. As it will always be true, this description of the scilon members and the Sciborg yellers-screamers-Handlers-Reggers true believers.

      • ReallyMGM

        Years later i still have nightmares out of the blue from my trauma. Thankfully the further I get away from it I time the fewer they get. But with my adult mind, and other events that trigger it, I do have them and they are more vivid. Some are ludicrous, but some are not so stupid when I see what happens on thr weather channel. I don’t think PSTD ever leaves you, it just lurks in the background waiting for the right vulnerable time to spring.

        • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

          LOL, in Scno lingo, just all a bunch of locks on whole track engrams, we obviously are still very “unClear”! (Or it might be due to our myriad unhandled “body thetans” pestering us, and we merely are getting dreamily mixed up about their hidden trauma underneath even our past life traumas, oh what a mental con job deflection Hubbard’s theory turns out to be.)

    • Juicer77

      Yay ANONS!! Reposting for the NY Anons I had the privilege to meet last March… (f5)

      • Ella Raitch

        I’ll be meeting some Perth Anons Friday!

        • aquaclara

          Whooohooo hoooo. Love hearing this. Have a good time, and stay safe.

          • Ella Raitch

            Had a chat on the phone yesterday – we’re very excited

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          With Leah Remini masks, right?

        • Juicer77

          Yayyy!!! Have a great time. Follow their lead, the NY’ers were very savvy about where they could safely stand and how loud we could be. :)

          • Ella Raitch

            We’re meeting for a drink, not at the Org (although who knows what might happen over the weekend)

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Wednesday, 28 October 2015.

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    Saturday 24th : SFBay & NY scraped in and saved the day
    Sunday 25th : NY saved the day with a couple of hits (Thanks to Salin and her crew)
    Monday 26th: Dallas scrapped in, BUT Los Angeles has 5 “deleted by its author”
    Tuesday 27th: Not a bad result with San Antonio leading Orange County& New York

    they have been putting shoulders to the wheel and posted 150+ ads in the last 24 hours

    RedX tips & Complaints procedure are included in the google doc under the RedXTips tab.
    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5… Anti-brainwash enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX, flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15279311371/in/set-72157642802079293

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      “Fraudulent Scientology Ads Since 2012”

      Good job!

      I followed down some of your Craigslist links you stay on top of, and I always get the urge to Xenu and body thetan the ads to pile on the secret language that turns them into pumpkins!

  • PickAnotherID

    Dang it! Fell asleep at the keyboard and missed hitting the 2K comments mark.

    Think I may invest in some “Depends” stock today. DM, TC, and their lackeys, have got to be living in “Code Brown*” status about now. [*”Monsters vs Aliens” reference]

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

    In the UK it’s pretty much legal to bet on anything if the Bookie is willing to take the bet ‘My son will play for England before 2025… DWTS winner etc’… I would bet odds on that Leah’s 20/20 this Friday will break that shows records… if Vegas puts out the numbers, lump on it!

  • PickAnotherID

    Think I better take a nap until today’s post comes up. Zzzzzzzzz….

  • Ella Raitch

    So I guess Adelaide is happening right now? Hope TheMirrorThetan pops in for an update later

    • Miss Tia

      they couldn’t make it! :(

    • salin

      TheMirrorThetan posted that s/he was struck with a migraine and was going to have to pass – and was asking for another lurker to step up and report. (Then I went to bed – so don’t know who/if signed on.)

      • Ella Raitch

        Oh what a shame. She did say before that she was unwell.

  • BosonStark

    HelluvaHoax on ESMB explained something and now I get it, combined with all the info in Tony’s post. A while back I was thinking that maybe J-Lo was not seated with Leah because Tom or Katie, or their wedding planner, didn’t know that Leah and J-Lo were close friends.

    But since Leah was asked to invite J-Lo and Marc Anthony, because of Leah’s being close friends with J-Lo, I certainly see why it was a disturbing to Leah that they weren’t seated together, which was something she’d assume.

    HelluvaHoax pointed out that Cruise would want J-Lo there, and for people to think that she came just because she was one of his big star friends, even though they didn’t really know each other. By seating them apart, it was less likely to come out that Leah was the one who invited them to the wedding.

    It was no small task trying to stage both a superstar celebrity wedding and a Scientology space-cat-broom freakshow event. With the advent of Leah’s book, it sounds like that didn’t work out too well and as others have said, was a harbinger of things to come.

    Even Tom Cruise didn’t know it would help his space cult collapse faster. He thought that not only was it the perfect marriage, but that they were building a new civilization, as well as creating new and better realities.

    Leah’s book is the reality. We’re not counting on Tom recognizing reality, new, better, or otherwise.

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    Who else is wearing out the F5 button refreshing for Tony’s latest post? :)

    • Juicer77

      I was having a terrible time with the Bunker crashing on me. Only that site, and only for a short time. *looks askance at computer*

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        I went a whole day unable to connect to Rinder’s site and then poof….the next morning it worked. Our Computer BT’s are hopeless druggies. LOL

        • Juicer77

          Maybe they are staging a digital intervention! XD

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            “Stop scrolling bitch!!! I’m tired!”

            :)

            • Juicer77

              LOL

    • Miss Tia

      then you can check your email! :)

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Just saw that. *winks* I’ll be getting back to you as soon as I herd these boys off.

        • Miss Tia

          i just sent another….a dafuq?!

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            I had two in there that were the same. Your computers BT’s are hopeless druggies too. LOL

            • Miss Tia

              yeah, i know sorry about that, that’s cuz of me—it says error so i send again but i just another and it went thru ONCE!!!

    • Miss Tia

      you know, maybe tony wants this story to stay up longer because it’s a BIG story and other media hasn’t picked it up yet?

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Yeah, WTF is up with that? Ummm…helloooo!!

        Dumb fucks will probably “break the news” on this in a week and call it brand new information.

        • Miss Tia

          or their own “exclusive”!!

        • Ben Franklin

          This was one of those where Journalists would have to give complete credit to Tony and media people hate that because they cannot steal the information and present the story as their own with a tittle bit of credit.

          • Frodis73

            I don’t know…they seem to steal from TO a lot, and not always give him credit. They did with the Jim Carey story most recently, but not always.

            • Ben Franklin

              That was easy for them to steal because the could quote “unnamed” police sources. For this particular story they would have to know the sources and be able to prove if need be to their bosses

            • Juicer77

              They try, but lately people have been calling them on it, and mentioning the Bunker as the original source. And TO has mentioned (nudged) the mainstream media in a few interviews about this. I think his reputation as Source is getting much broader. LOL

      • Frodis73

        This sucks tho. If they haven’t picked it up by now, they are too chicken shit to do it.

        • Miss Tia

          It might take them a day or two to get it vetted by attorneys cuz you know, skerred.

          • Frodis73

            That would be cool. I hope it happens.

          • Juicer77

            (f5)

            • Ella Raitch

              “WTF banana?”

      • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

        They’re still trying to figure out the whole KR thing. “Is this serious? Do they really do that? WTF?!”

        • PickAnotherID

          Mmmmm…Yes, yes, and yeah, really.

    • Graham

      Perhaps the Bunker’s on Australian time?

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        I don’t know what time we’re on anymore Graham. Seems like yesterday we were trying to keep up with everyone in London. :) I don’t know how he does it but Tony has kept us fed even while traveling. I don’t mind waiting.

        • salin

          I’ve made this analogy before – when the post is more then a few minutes late (which remarkably, is pretty rare) – the UB is transformed into a giant station wagon full of impatient kids all asking “Are we there yet?” “Are we there yet?” “Are we there yet?” (self included)

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            ^^^All facts. 😀

          • chukicita

            Don’t make Tony pull over.

            • Ben Franklin

              Bada bing, bada boom

            • salin

              Never. The wait is Always worth it. In the moment, we just get all impatient-y. The Delivery today – Rocking Inspirational!

  • Juicer77

    MirrorThetan, sending feel better wishes to you. I wouldn’t wish migraines on my worst enemy… I’m sure TO will update us when he gets some time.

  • what’sup

    It’s official! Adelaide has literally bored Tony to death.

    • Miss Tia

      David Thorne, IIRC, calls Adelaide the murder capital of Australia and says that’s pretty much all there is to do there.

      • what’sup

        Well I have no idea who David Thorne is, but I know Adelaide. It reminds me of that Chinese thing with all the needles…….what’s it called?

        That’s right, Heroin.

        • Miss Tia

          Sorry!!! Here’s one of his funniest (well to me) email exchanges. http://27bslash6.com/easter.html You can read many others linked on the left. I haven’t got his 3rd book yet, but his 2nd book made me laugh so hard my stomach muscles actually hurt!! :)

          • what’sup

            I have seen that a few years back and I agree, “it’s the best” . And speaking of things we find hilarious! I love this, but no-one seems to bring up the refugee crisis.

            • Miss Tia

              okay, your comment didn’t make much sense til i saw there was a photo! HAHA that’s a great one!!

    • Ella Raitch

      Last confirmed sighting was at a pub with Bryan and Nick. What could go wrong?

      • Supper Powers

        In that case, I’m going back to bed. I’ll check back in 10 hours.

      • Juicer77

        Enturbulation….
        Enturbula -a -tion is makin’ me wait…
        (sorry, I had to :)

  • pixie dust

    Just listened to Tony on Ian’s radio show. Scientologist Dan called in and Tony (very respectfully) asked him some very probing questions. Some uncomfortable pauses by Dan. I can’t begin to do it justice – there’s a link by RBE under Tony’s second picture below.

    • Ella Raitch

      Listening now

      • pixie dust

        Did you laugh as hard as I did on the question of pre-natal engrams?

        • Ella Raitch

          Not there yet – my audio started buffering just as Dan started in about big pharma.

          Australia really has brought the apologists out for Tony.

        • Ella Raitch

          Just past it…(paraphrased)
          Dan (Scientology line) have you read dianetics, have you read dianetics ?
          Tony: what do you think about the part in dianetics where it says the worst engrams are a result of rough sex by the parents as experienced by the unborn child…

          • TheMirrorThetan

            I like how according to Dan Ron’s Military record is just “Heresay”.
            Apparently well documented and provable facts don’t matter in his little bubble world.
            It must be hard to breathe with his head jammed so far in the sand like that.

            • Ella Raitch

              Hope you’re feeling better!

            • TheMirrorThetan

              Yes thanks. Staying away from bright light and noise is helping a lot.
              Iam overdue for a new pair of glasses and I think it is making my headaches a lot worse lately.

    • Graham
  • Juicer77

    New video up by Karen de la Carriere. Don’t miss the LONG list of DM’s family-busting activities. Rest in peace, Alexander. You are not forgotten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl9FSOzo8mA&index=6&list=PL97bG9F7T-Ud9LGY-nk-gEHkgnE8KWIyW

  • chukicita

    While we’re waiting, if you haven’t clicked the heart yet, now’s a great time.

  • Tony Ortega

    Just back from dinner with Bryan Seymour after our event. Just give me a few minutes to get up the new post.

    • chukicita

      Outside: That’s okay, Unca Tony. We’ll adapt to your jet-setting ways.

      Inside; OMG HE HAD DINNER WITH BRYAN SEYMOUR I AM SO JELLY

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Dinner my ass. I knew it!

        http://i.imgur.com/CV7illO.jpg?1

        • Ben Franklin

          You were away from the Bunker for so long.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Seems like forever!

            • Ben Franklin

              Good to see you back

            • Ella Raitch

              {{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} beautiful

            • Juicer77

              xoxo :)

        • pixie dust

          Looks like wicked fun.

        • what’sup

          Hi Holey. Been awhile.

    • http://madhatter.ca/ Wayne Borean

      And it’s spring time, for Miscavige, in Australia!

      • chukicita

        If I only had shoop skillz…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmYIo7bcUw

        • http://madhatter.ca/ Wayne Borean

          Hey, we can always bug Observer!

      • Graham

        I see what you did there.

        • http://madhatter.ca/ Wayne Borean

          I’m happy :)

          2015 – the year of COB.

          Man, would I love to see videos of COB reacting to the tons of entheta landing on him, just like Biff Tannen in Back to the Future!

    • flyonthewall
    • PRenaud

      what!!! dinner? I just got up it’s 8 am here…

  • Juicer77

    THDNE in da house! And all was right with the world… :)

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Do they have headphones in those foreign continents like England?

      • Juicer77

        Yes, we have lots of conveniences here in furrin’ parts. :)

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Okay then. Grab ’em and warm them up. :)

          • Juicer77

            OH BOY!!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Mr H wavin’ and sayin’ hi

            • Juicer77

              xoxo to him, also!

      • aquaclara

        Check your email. Thank you! A joyful day. For those that say you were gone, well, you never left, of course!

  • RBE

    This is not an announcement for Tony’s new post.

    • Ella Raitch

      Bah humbug!

  • HTC

    Take the day off Tony, you deserve it. Its not like any of us are addicted to your riveting stories. Its not like we can’t get our day started until we see what atrocities you’ve uncovered that the cult continues to get away with. Its not like missing the morning’s cup of joe. Um wait, yes it is to all of the above :(

    • Miss Tia

      He TRULY deserves a day, or two or three or a week off!!

      • HTC

        He sure does Miss Tia, but oh the agony of the thought! (insert drama queen here)

        • Miss Tia

          we’d survive!!!

  • flyonthewall

    Is yelling NEW POST UP tantamount to screaming fire in a crowded theater?

    • Ella Raitch

      Naughty Fly! No lego for you!

      • flyonthewall

        let’s not go crazy now

    • Miss Tia

      no, cuz we’re all doing it too…

      • flyonthewall

        setting fires in theaters?

        • Juicer77

          This is why we can’t have nice things! :)

          • flyonthewall

            I’m not the one setting fires in theaters, that’s all Tia.

        • Miss Tia

          NO!!!! you know what i meant!

          • flyonthewall

            When the movie theater was set on fire in Inglorious Bastards and all those nazis were burned alive it really freaked me out cuz i was in a freakin’ theater watching people get burned alive in a burning theater! Not cool Tarantino, not cool. Well it was pretty cool but you know what I mean

            • Miss Tia

              never saw the movie but i totally get what you mean!

    • Juicer77

      Yes. You will be swatted. JK – here, I’ll mix you a nice bowl of sugar water…

  • Miss Tia

    Marc Headley is gonna be the upvote winner on Dlisted’s caption this contest!!! YEAH!!!! 😀

  • RBE

    This post is the second in the Underground Bunker Hall of Fame. 341 hearts clicked as of time of writing. The most loved was the post on Per Wickstrom using Google to bury bad news with 449 hearts http://tonyortega.org/2015/08/18/google-helps-scientology-huckster-per-wickstrom-bury-a-rehab-patient-death .

  • Kim O’Brien

    quick story – yesterday in the morning – i read the post …comment a bit …run out to take my daughter to school …got a phone call , chatting on the phone and driving to work . Telling her about this new book buy Leah . I get half way to work and realize that i am still in my jammies .

    • Juicer77

      Rockin’ a Wednesday. That’s my girl!

    • Kestrel

      Early Halloween costume?

    • Frodis73

      That is too funny.

    • pixie dust

      So wish you’d gone in like that.

    • chukicita

      At least it wasn’t a sarong.

    • April

      I sooo hope it was footie pajamas.

    • outraged

      hahaaha. Very good.
      Not as ridiculous as me pouring dish soap on my bread instead of the honey.
      Or putting my just cleaned and dried laundry back into the washing machine.

      • Sarah James

        I served a guest soy sauce instead of syrup for her pancakes.

        • outraged

          okay, you win. :-}

          • Sarah James

            I did didn’t I? :-( In my defense – the jugs were the same size.)

            • outraged

              Did she take a bite?

            • Sarah James

              When she came back that night I told her how sorry I was. I noticed the jug of soy sauce when I cleared the table. She said she thought that was how we ate them in this country.

            • outraged

              hahahaaha.
              omg, that is a GREAT story. lol

    • richelieu jr

      When I was at University, I worked two full time life-guarding jobs to help pay for it. I would open a YMCA at 5am and then drive to a private pool and work until around 10pm, and I still found time to party, of course..

      One morning, i was running late, and I jumped into the car to drive don to the Y and got pulled over by cops–I was in my speedo, but as far as they could see some guy was on the road at 4:30 am naked and they wanted to have a word with me…

      Anda s far as the jammies, chekc this out– Last summer we were busy house-cleaning and decided (for the first and only time in 10 years) to get McDonald’s take-out… I teek my GF’s order, she even called outt he window to correct it (there is a McD jsut below our place) and it was not until I got back with the food (after 15 minutes in line, etc) that we realized I had gone out in:

      T-SHirt
      Underpants
      One sock
      Mismatched shoes (one of which was on the wrong foot.)

      PErosnlly I blame Body Thetans. Or Miscavige.

      OR both

      (this sort of thing never happened when Ron was running things (mainly because I was too young, I suppose))

      • Kim O’Brien

        LOL !!!!!! you win :)

  • Tony Ortega

    NEW POST UP

  • Seannie5

    So Miscavige is paying Lt Dawson vast sums of money to keep him onside?

    By the way, LaineyGossip just linked to this story…. hello traffic!

  • https://disqus.com/home/channel/conceievedeceiveorleave/ LadyElaine

    So basically she has no manners? SCIFI wedding or not you pull that crap at my function you’ll not get invited back.

    • Kim O’Brien

      to what ? Your NEXT wedding ?

      • https://disqus.com/home/channel/conceievedeceiveorleave/ LadyElaine

        Well since my husband passed 2 years ago & I am a widow, Yes. I hope I’ll have another wedding someday… But I said “function” so there ya go. Geeze

        • Kim O’Brien

          being rude in scientology just means being a person with a question …or an opinion …or a personality ..or a sense of humor …or a conscience .

          • https://disqus.com/home/channel/conceievedeceiveorleave/ LadyElaine

            Arriving late & rearranging seats at a function is rude no matter what cult you belong to

            • Kim O’Brien

              oH the HUMANITY !!!!!!!

            • SuppressedPerson

              That’s just the crap lies Scientology is saying. It’s all “provable bullshit” to use a church expression.

    • Sarah James

      Captain David ” let him die” Miscavige micromanages everything. He knew Leah and JLo are friends would be coming together, and he knew they would want to sit at the same table. He wanted the drama for what ever reason, and you can bet he had a reason. As usual it turned into a foot bullet and a big back fire. I am just glad he is the true ass that he is.

      • https://disqus.com/home/channel/conceievedeceiveorleave/ LadyElaine

        I don’t doubt that man is a tool, but you never sit “friends” near each other –it forces them to speak to other people at the table and be social. Otherwise they will sit and only speak to each other. Most of the time you split up married couples as well.

        Basic manners & etiquette were all I was commenting on, I did not realize that its such a foreign concept these days. There is no conspiracy here its simple etiquette just look it up-there are plenty of true things to call these people out on without making a mountain out of a mole hill.

        • Sarah James

          Every wedding I have been too…sat with friends and or friends/family. Just saw 20/20 and Leah said they were attempting to split them up. Captain David ” let him die” Miscavige is not interested in any kind of etiquette. He disappeared his own wife and has his father followed.

  • DeliaJones

    Plus great second act career strategy for her – if she talks about spending months at Flag on broadcast TV, shit man, she’ll get all that Katie Holmes post-bolt goodwill and I mean that in the most appreciative way. It’s a good thing she’s doing, for everyone, and a smart move for herself, and I can’t wait to watch the whole thing play out.
    I wonder if she was reading enturbulation as her “SP sites”; if so, I’ve never been more proud to be a Goon.

  • daisy

    YAY!!!

  • Jonathan Cummings

    Scientology fucked with the one famous person they have who is not afraid to say almost anything. I love Leah and her Brooklyn balls of steel! I will be buying Leah’s book as soon as it comes out. Perhaps I can order it now on Amazon. It was nice to see her hosting DWTS last week. Her family’s show is pretty funny. I may check out her TVLand sitcom one of these days. Scientology must love it when a celebrity leaves the “church” and flourishes in their career. Jason Beghe must be loving life making lots of cash as the star of a hit show and not having to give a dime of it to the crooked organization known as Scientology. Now Leah gets to keep all of her hard earned cash! A big F you to Scientology must feel great after years of being told that everything that has ever gone wrong in your life is your own fault. Let us hope the exodus from the fake church continues!

  • sheila

    Tom Cruise is a bloody psycho for crissakes. Hubbard was a damn druggie!!!! Scientology is bullshit…100%.

  • http://twitter.com/kristinrawls Kristin Rawls

    Jessica Feschbach’s entire report is very Mean Girls. I wonder how people can write up such petty reports about how no one wanted to sit beside Leah at the wedding or on the plain with a straight face?

  • Jgg2012

    Was Tommy Davis written up for being loud, intrusive and impolite for yelling “you don’t have f***ing rank to ask where Shelly is” when Leah asked a perfectly friendly question to the spouse of a friend of hers (“Where’s Shelly?”). Also, whatever happened to Leah giving a deposition for Mosey?

  • bjd44

    The stupid people in this “church” are ALL just a lot of idiotic, narcissistic children ratting each other out and stepping all over each other in the process. WHAT KIND OF ‘CHURCH’ DOES THAT, HUH!?!? It’s just absolutely frikkin’ ridiculous!!!!

    • Bert Allen

      You are on the right track regarding the “church,” but the wrong track regarding many, if not most of the members.

  • bjd44

    I truly think that Miscavige and Cruise have “short man syndrome”!!!