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Designer Rebecca Minkoff’s involvement in a Scientology front is pretty perfectly bad timing

[Rebecca Minkoff at a Scientology front group gala on Saturday]

Yesterday, we had a pretty big scoop — a public statement from Leah Remini’s stepmother, Donna Fiore, about being harassed by Scientology operatives to turn over dirt about her stepdaughter. But we also had a secondary story, and it turned out to kick up some […]

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‘Horrifying’ autism ‘cure’ exposed by BBC turns out to be Scientology: Now, the inventor speaks

  Yesterday, we heard from a number of people who were alarmed by a disturbing report that aired on the BBC about autistic people in England being subjected to a frightening “treatment” of intimidation and bullying.

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Scientology wastes no time taking over Florida sign after ‘disconnection’ billboard expires

[Photo by Mark Bunker]

When Phil and Willie Jones took their idea to Florida for a billboard about Scientology’s toxic ‘disconnection’ policy — an idea that had garnered them a huge amount of press in Los Angeles — they were able to crowdfund enough money to post their sign just off E Bay Drive in […]

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How Scientology hooks public officials on its addictive anti-drug front

  Recently, we wrote about a police chief in a small Minnesota town who found himself being flown to Washington DC to be feted by the Church of Scientology and one of its celebrities, actress Erika Christensen. Why did he deserve this treatment? He was being celebrated because he had purchased anti-drug pamphlets from […]

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A great peek into how Scientology uses fronts to love-bomb a public official

[Chief Chad Loewen]

We’ve been really busy with an investigative story that we hope to uncork tomorrow. But in the meantime, we want to thank reader QBird, who took it upon herself to follow up on one of our recent stories.

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What Scientology’s ‘social betterment’ front groups are really all about

  A lot of our coverage this year was about Scientology’s numerous front groups. From Legoland giving the Scientology front Youth for Human Rights $10,000 to play with, to the various disasters of Narconon drug rehabs, Scientology’s sneaky “social betterment” groups seemed to make a bigger push than ever to get L. Ron Hubbard’s […]

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Who are those WISE guys? A tipster helps us get some names of Scientology operatives

  On Thursday, we told you about a woman who is suing a business in Pasadena that forced her to take Scientology courses, and when she refused, she was fired.

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DOX: Woman sues Pasadena company for forcing Scientology on her

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We have the legal complaint and some more details about the story that broke out of Pasadena, California yesterday: A woman named Annie R. Lee is suing a company after she refused to take Scientology classes she says were forced on her by her employers, resulting in her being terminated and replaced […]

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Hey, Legoland: A former Scientology youth explains what your money will buy

  On Monday, the Legoland California theme park invited actress Jenna Elfman to preside over its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and thanked her by donating $10,000 to the charity of her choice. Elfman, a longtime and ardent Scientologist, asked Legoland to donate the money to Youth for Human Rights, a Scientology front group […]

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Legoland theme park donates $10,000 to Scientology front on behalf of Jenna Elfman

  Our friend and fellow journalist Mark Ebner alerted us last night to a fairly mindblowing statement posted on Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California announced that it is donating $10,000 to the Scientology front group Youth for Human Rights, and in the name of actress Jenna Elfman.

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