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VIDEO LEAK: Another segment from Marty Rathbun’s deposition — his ‘Liability Formula’

Our source has made available another portion of Mark “Marty” Rathbun’s December 22 deposition; the first portion we published on Sunday.

As we pointed out then, this is the first time that Rathbun has been deposed since he emerged as a critic of his former employer, the Church of Scientology, in 2009. He had left […]

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Las Vegas attorney files 27th suit against Scientology rehab, Michigan attorney files 2nd

Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton has filed his 27th lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, and Jeffrey P. Ray, an attorney in Michigan, has added two of his own in just a week’s time.

Endorsed by Scientology’s most well-known celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley, Narconon was for many years one of […]

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Earache my eye: A Scientology official’s excuses why he can’t fly for deposition in fraud suit

Mike Ellis [Photo by Doug Owens]

The Church of Scientology is known for its legendary scorched-earth legal tactics that can tie up lawsuits for years or persecute its enemies with endless motions and obfuscations.

But its legal chicanery can also be a hoot.

We have a series of documents that have been flying back and […]

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VIDEO LEAK: See former Scientology official Marty Rathbun interrogated under oath

We’ve got another explosive story for you today here at the Underground Bunker. It’s the first portion of a videotaped deposition former Church of Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun sat for last month in a federal fraud lawsuit against the church.

Rathbun spent 27 years in Scientology and was its “inspector general for ethics,” the […]

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Scientology reveals a lot more of its lofty plans for the former KCET studios

We’ve been curious about what Scientology was going to do with the old KCET studios in Los Angeles since they bought the complex back in 2011. It’s now under renovation, and we’re getting more and more information about what Scientology leader David Miscavige thinks he’s going to do with it.

Now, Scientology has put out […]

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Ryan Hamilton makes it 26 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab scheme

Ryan Hamilton has filed yet another federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. This makes 26 lawsuits he’s filed just since last February, and none of them has been dismissed (although a number of them have been settled or are in mediation).

Once again, Hamilton has filed a lawsuit on […]

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First look at Louis Theroux’s BBC film on Scientology: ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Filming was still going on just a few weeks ago on the Louis Theroux BBC feature about Scientology, so we don’t expect it to be in theaters for some time yet. But now we do have a glimpse, at least, of what BBC Films says its movie is going to be about.

In an online […]

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As Luka Magnotta is convicted, questions about his Scientology involvement remain

Luka Magnotta was convicted of first degree murder yesterday after a 10-week trial in Montreal, and he was given an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years. News of the verdict gave media organizations another chance to tell the grisly details of the crimes Magnotta committed in 2012.

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Scientology hit with 25th lawsuit by Las Vegas attorney as he goes after Florida rehab

Ryan Hamilton has now filed his 25th lawsuit against the Church of Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, and this time he’s opened up a new front — in the state of Florida.

Hamilton began filing his lawsuits in February, and limited them to cases in California, Nevada, and Colorado. They follow a pattern which grew […]

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New investigation of Scientology in France on criminal charges

Olivier Morice

We have a breaking news story from our correspondent in Paris, British journalist Jonny Jacobsen. What’s the latest, Jonny?

[UPDATED: See correction, below.]

A French investigating magistrate is pressing charges against Scientology’s Celebrity Centre after a long-running probe into the movement’s activities at a school here.

Also, Cabinet Morice, the law firm representing […]

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