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SCIENTOLOGY DENIED: California Supreme Court rejects appeal in forced-abortion lawsuit

  More than seven years after Laura DeCrescenzo filed her lawsuit alleging abuse at the hands of the Church of Scientology, she has moved one step closer to a trial with the latest rejection of a Scientology time-wasting appeal.

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Vance Woodward’s appeal fails as Scientology has the L.A. attorney on the hook for $90,000

  Vance Woodward is one of our favorites here at the Underground Bunker. We greatly enjoyed the book he wrote about his time in Scientology (now no longer for sale), and he helped us write one of our favorite series, as we blogged L. Ron Hubbard’s 1950 classic Dianetics from cover to cover.

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Scientology petitions California Supreme Court over disqualified judge in forced-abortion case

  When we came out of the courtroom in Los Angeles in April, we talked to Laura DeCrescenzo’s attorney, John Blumberg, about the motion for summary judgment that the Church of Scientology had filed in Laura’s forced-abortion lawsuit that has been dragging on for seven years now.

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Steven Mango, who appears in Theroux film, calls police to Scientology facility over assault

[L to R: Andrew Perez, Steven Mango, and BBC presenter Louis Theroux]

Steven Mango makes an appearance in Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, which opens in Australia in less than two weeks and in the US in January. But last night, Mango got more than he bargained for when he tried to warn some Hollywood […]

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Ken Dandar’s courtroom nightmare is finally over (unless Scientology starts it over from scratch)

Finally, Ken Dandar’s bizarre Florida court tug-of-war, which at one point had him facing a $1 million dollar judgment awarded to the Church of Scientology, has finally come to an end.

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The dapper CEO’s detailed response: Scientology wasn’t forced on disgruntled employee

  On Friday, we told you about Vick Tipnes, CEO and founder of Blackstone Medical Services in Tampa, who is being sued by a man named David Bunting. According to the complaint filed by Bunting in federal court, Tipnes pushed him to get involved in Scientology, and threatened him with “financial penalties” if he […]

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So much for all that: Attempt by Garcias to revive Scientology lawsuit shot down by judge

  Well, so much for that. Tampa federal Judge James D. Whittemore has denied the latest motion by Luis and Rocio Garcia, who were attempting to revive their fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and avoid struggling any further with the church’s Kafkaesque internal “arbitration.”

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Florida man sues medical sleep testing company after its dapper CEO forced Scientology on him

[Blackstone Medical Services CEO Vick Tipnes]

Another lawsuit against an employer accused of forcing Scientology on an employee was filed this week, this time involving a Florida man who alleges that the CEO of a Tampa medical company harassed him and ultimately fired him because he wouldn’t subject himself to Scientology courses.

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Scientology appeals $1 million loss to Florida supreme court, and Ken Dandar gets canny

[Florida’s state supreme court]

Just yesterday we were singing the praises of our sources, and once again we want to say a big thank you, this time to the extraordinary researcher Mary McConnell, who tipped us to some very interesting new documents in the ongoing saga of attorney Ken Dandar.

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Was it something we said? Scientology wants Cindy Plahuta’s letter in fraud lawsuit struck

[Cindy Plahuta’s letter didn’t sit well with Scientology attorney Wally Pope]

On Wednesday, we revealed that Tampa federal Judge James D. Whittemore had put two letters into the court file of the federal fraud lawsuit filed by California residents Luis and Rocio Garcia against the Church of Scientology.

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