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One of Scientology’s new Narconons got inspected — and turned up one surprising result

  On September 5 last year, the Church of Scientology opened a Narconon drug rehab center in a country that it had forsaken several years earlier. Narconon United Kingdom was formally opened on that day at its East Sussex location with the usual fanfare — a fancy backdrop, some confetti, and a few speeches. […]

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As Stacy Murphy lawsuit heads to crucial hearing, two Scientology entities settle

  Thanks to one of our researchers, we noticed something odd about the docket in the wrongful death lawsuit that Stacy Murphy’s family is pursuing against Scientology’s drug rehab center in Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead. And when we looked into it, we learned something pretty surprising.

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Megan Shields, the physician Scientology used to vouch for its drug rehabs, dies of cancer

[Megan Shields and her husband, George Duggan]

We learned last night that Dr. Megan Shields, a Glendale physician and OT 8 Scientologist who had been doctor to many Church of Scientology members in the Los Angeles area, died last week after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 68.

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NAFC names David Miscavige a witness in Scientology trial scheduled for October

  We talked yesterday with David Keesling, the attorney who is representing the National Association of Forensic Counselors. In 2014 the NAFC filed a massive, complex, and highly technical lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, its leader David Miscavige, and 80 other defendants associated with Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon.

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After their daughter died at Scientology training, a friend makes off with the funeral money

  Guy and Sheila Fauteux had insult added to injury when they found out that the young woman who started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help defray the costs of their daughter Tabatha’s funeral made off with the money instead.

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Scientology officials panicked about overdose death of star Narconon pupil: Boyfriend

  In November, we told you about the death of Tabatha Lynn Fauteux, a 26-year-old New Hampshire woman who was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment, apparently of a drug overdose. She had been staying at the apartment with a boyfriend for several weeks while the two of them underwent training in the […]

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For a class-action lawsuit against Scientology’s rehab network, a setback in California

[Judge Edward Chen]

In April, we told you that a new class-action lawsuit had been filed with two initial plaintiffs against Scientology’s drug rehab “Narconon” networks in California. Then, in August, we brought you a startling update — Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco had called for a trial to settle a disagreement in the […]

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Explain your vote, judge tells Maryland county that denied Scientology rehab

[Judge William R. Nicklas Jr., photo source]

We were out on the road all day yesterday and so missed some of the drama happening down in Frederick County, Maryland. Our regular readers know that we’ve been following the action as Scientology struggles to put in a new drug rehab “Narconon” center there with a cute […]

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Witness: Compton scam rehab was a special Scientology project — how high does it go?

[An undated photo of the co-founders of American Health and Education Clinics and also operators of the World Literacy Crusade, Hanan Islam and Rev. Alfreddie Johnson Jr.]

Yesterday, we told you that Eric Tenorio, a former official with Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, had an eyewitness account that confirmed that the rehab facility being run […]

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State agency investigating Medi-Cal fraud raided drug rehab center in March 2014


Three Compton educators — including coach of legendary football program — fired for supplying students for fake claims


Notorious Scientology front World Literacy Crusade involved, director Hanan Islam charged


  By Tony Ortega

The Underground Bunker has learned […]

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