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Federal judge urged to ignore Scientology whining and get on with arbitration disaster

[Luis and Rocio Garcia, and Judge Whittemore]

Luis and Rocio Garcia are more aware than anyone that when Tampa federal Judge James Whittemore begins calling Scientologists to ask for their participation in an arbitration, all hell is likely to break loose.

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Scientology forks over phone numbers to federal judge, who puts his foot down again

  On May 1, Tampa federal Judge James Whittemore gave the Church of Scientology just ten days to turn over the phone numbers and occupations of 500 Los Angeles-area Scientologists whose names the church had previously turned in to the court under seal. It’s been more than a week since that deadline passed, and […]

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Families of rescued patients are sharply divided on Scientologist-run Tennessee hellhole

[Marc Vallieres and one of his Woodbury, Tennessee cabins]

The Underground Bunker has spoken to family members of both of the people who were rescued from a notorious Tennessee mental health facility operated by Scientologists that was raided in February and was subsequently shut down by court order, with three of the Scientologist operators being […]

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Notorious Tennessee Scientology facility shut down when patients found held against their will

[One of the bucolic cabins of the Woodbury facility]

We’ve written several articles about a highly questionable mental-health facility that was run by Scientologists in rural Tennessee, and now, the local newspaper in Cannon County there reports that operator Marc Vallieres was charged with two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping after patients were found […]

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Judge Whittemore puts his foot down: Scientology, cough up those phone numbers!

  It didn’t take Tampa federal Judge James Whittemore very long to issue a new order after Scientology essentially thumbed its nose at his previous one, and wow, does he appear steamed.

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Garcias answer: Was Scientology not paying attention to an angry federal judge?

[Attorney Ted Babbitt and his client, Luis Garcia]

On Thursday, we told you about Scientology’s surprising response to a federal judge who has lost all patience.

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Scientology submits names of 500 members to federal court as ordered, but there’s a catch

[Scientology attorney Robert Potter and Judge James Whittemore]

Whoa, Nelly. We’re going to find out soon just how far the Church of Scientology can push an already amped-up federal judge.

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Scientology denied twice in wrongful death lawsuit as parents grieve for Tabatha Fauteux

  “There’s nothing we don’t miss about her. She was just a lot of fun. Even when you were having the worst day of your life, she could figure out how to get a smile out of you,” Guy Fauteux told us yesterday about his daughter Tabatha. “It’s the worst. And she was doing […]

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Federal judge to Scientology: I’m taking over the arbitration, and it’s jail if you interfere

[Judge James Whittemore]

Two years after he ordered Luis and Rocio Garcia to submit to the Church of Scientology’s internal arbitration scheme, Tampa federal Judge James Whittemore has finally heard enough bickering by both sides and is taking matters into his own hands.

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Judge: Testimony about Scientology’s abuses so bad, it should get kicked out of the country

[Lemberger leaves court with Scientology’s Eric Lieberman, Mattan Ben Shaul, and Monique Yingling]

  Dani Lemberger is back from a well-deserved weeklong vacation in the country of Jordan and we talked to him briefly yesterday, asking him what he could say about his recently concluded trial in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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