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Another Leah, inspired by her namesake, comes forward with a harrowing Scientology escape

  As we explained on Sunday, there will not be an additional special episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath tonight after all. Last week’s second Reddit AMA special episode, which featured Lawrence Wright, Ray Jeffrey, and Steve Hassan, was the final episode of the season. We also haven’t received any definitive word […]

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What Scientology can tell us about a 20th of January like no other

  L. Ron Hubbard warned us that he was a garden-variety crackpot right from the start. Go ahead, take a look at the very first words in Hubbard’s 1950 manifesto, Dianetics. Here’s what it says:

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Scientology in hot water again for cutting down trees without permission

  What is it with David Miscavige and trees? He seems to be in such a hurry to pave over the world in the name of Scientology, the church leader is in hot water again for cutting down trees without permission.

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DONE DEAL: Billboard contract signed for site near Scientology’s Los Angeles ‘Big Blue’ HQ

  Phil and Willie Jones have done it again. In part through the generosity of the readers of this website, they’ve raised enough toward their overall goal that they have signed a contract for a new “Call Me” billboard, and they wanted us to announce it.

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Phil and Willie Jones launch a new effort for billboard about Scientology disconnection

  Phil and Willie are back! After putting up billboards that call attention to Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy in Los Angeles and Largo, Florida last year, Phil and Willie Jones say they’re launching a new effort to get their billboard put up again in L.A. And that’s where you come in.

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Scientology’s disgusting secret: Young teens used to interrogate adults about their sex lives

[Serge Gil]

Serge Gil first reached out to us more than a year ago. It’s taken a lot of time for his story to get to a large audience, but tonight he’s going to be featured on an episode of ABC’s 20/20 that we were also interviewed for.

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Scientology cash-in! Top church attorney puts her beach bungalow on market for $2.4 million

  Washington DC tax attorney Monique Yingling continues her star-turn as Scientology’s top legal mercenary after she totally stole the show during Ron Miscavige’s 20/20 appearance in April, and now she’s set to cash in handsomely after years of high-paid work for Scientology leader David Miscavige.

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Five years later: Debbie Cook’s indictment of Scientology under David Miscavige, annotated

  Five years ago, a little after midnight as 2012 had just begun, we started to get emails.

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Scientology is totally reading your comments here — and you’re scaring them senseless

  If you’ve ever wondered about whether this website is read by officials of the Church of Scientology, we have a pretty remarkable example to bring to your attention today.

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Some churches take care of the old — Scientology instead works them to death

[Claire Reppen, left, with Carol Kramer, circa 1994; and Claire about five years later, on the RPF]

We have another disturbing document to share with you today. It contains private details that you may find difficult to read. But the person who brought us the document, the son of its author, wants the public to […]

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