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HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

—————- 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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Leah Remini ‘Fair Gamed’ by Scientology? Her sister gets a visit, and Tony Dovolani is tailed

Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani, during their run on DWTS

In her public appearances since she left Scientology last summer, actress Leah Remini has talked about losing many longtime friends who were ordered by the church to “disconnect” from her and her family.

She’s talked about how stunning it was to see how quickly people [...]

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VERDICT: Scientology’s Quebec rehab facility violated human rights of David Love and 2 others

David Edgar Love and two other former patients of a Canadian drug rehab facility run by Scientology’s front group, Narconon, have won a stunning victory from Quebec’s human rights commission.

More than three years after Love complained about the way he was treated as a patient and employee of the Narconon Trois-Rivières facility (now closed), [...]

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Paris elects its first female mayor — and you have to see her record on Scientology!

Yesterday, Paris elected its first woman mayor, Anne Hidalgo. But as our man in France Jonny Jacobsen explains, she has a lot more interest for us here in the Underground Bunker than the fact that she’s female and from Spain…

Paris has, not surprisingly, elected another socialist mayor.

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Jillian Schlesinger: How I got into Scientology, and how I got out

By Tony Ortega

This is happening in Los Angeles, on Fountain Avenue, in an old hospital building painted blue and topped with huge, lit-up letters that read SCIENTOLOGY.

And this is only weeks ago. In 2014. In the center of one of the largest cities in a country that likes to think of itself as [...]

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Jillian Schlesinger says Scientology now ‘sneakier’ about forcing abortions

At our request, Karen de la Carriere hurried to prepare part two of her interview series with Jillian Schlesinger, a woman who defected from Scientology’s inner “Sea Org” just a few weeks ago. (See yesterday’s remarkable Part One of the series.)

In this segment, Jillian talks about the snitching culture in Scientology, and about how [...]

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What will you do with your Scientology E-meter tchotchkes?

As we noted last night, we’re trying to land a breaking story this morning that’s taking some time to confirm. In the meantime, we were fortunate that Carnegie Mellon University professor Dave Touretzky sent us this fun item.

It appears someone has scrapped a bunch of E-meters. How do we know? The meter movements are [...]

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‘BARE-FACED MESSIAH’ back in print: Our interview with author Russell Miller

  Today is Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s 103rd birthday, and do we have a gift for him!

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Scientology gets the ‘America’s Book of Secrets’ treatment soon!

Hey, we’re a little under the weather today, so we need to keep this short. But we wanted to let you know about something that we’ve been keeping secret for several months.

Now that some promos have begun running on History Channel 2, we can reveal that the new season of America’s Book of Secrets [...]

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John Travolta’s fun night at the Oscars

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Is Ukraine’s proposed new prime minister a Scientologist? Says his niece: ‘That’s crap’

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Yesterday evening, Arseniy Yatsenyuk was nominated to be Ukraine’s new prime minister in the wake of President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster.

Yatsenyuk is a former speaker of parliament and foreign minister, and led one of the factions of the opposition movement.

However, last week, when it looked like Yatsenyuk was likely to end up [...]

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