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As Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’ hits U.S., troubling news of co-star Marty Rathbun

[Marty Rathbun and Louis Theroux in ‘My Scientology Movie’]

On Friday, Louis Theroux’s unconventional documentary My Scientology Movie opens in select U.S. cities after a successful run in the U.K. and Australia. The movie was largely shot in Los Angeles in 2014, and besides featuring Theroux himself it spends much of its time considering the […]

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Danny Masterson: Victim C gets support from a veteran actress, but will LAPD answer the call?

[Danny Masterson in 2003]

On Friday, the Underground Bunker revealed that the LAPD is investigating That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson in three cases of rape or sodomy of women who, like Masterson himself, were members of the Church of Scientology. In our story, we included police reports for two women we referred to as […]

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Scientology caught in a lie to federal court — but will the judge care?

[Luis Garcia and Aaron Smith-Levin]

The latest twist in the Luis and Rocio Garcia federal fraud case against the Church of Scientology is a new court motion asking for a deposition to take place after the Garcias say they caught the church lying to the court and to Judge James Whittemore.

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LAPD PROBING SCIENTOLOGY AND DANNY MASTERSON FOR MULTIPLE RAPES, COVER-UP

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Victims came forward after reaching out to actress Leah Remini as a result of her A&E series

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Victims complain of being pressured by the Church of Scientology to keep quiet about their claims, and were punished for being victimized

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One victim accuses LAPD of being compromised by its relationship to the Church […]

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More federal charges for Scientology family that sold rhino horn products

[Jake Chait; Photo by WSJ.com]

Last July, we told you about the odd way Scientology had become an issue in a criminal case involving the illegal trafficking of art made of rhino horn, ivory, and coral.

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Scientology’s next move in forced-abortion lawsuit: Deposing defectors

[Claire and Marc Headley, Astra Woodcraft, Nora Crest]

We finally have an update for you on Laura DeCrescenzo’s forced-abortion lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, which is nearing eight years since she filed it in 2009.

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A new document shows how much Scientology obsesses over every member’s status

  Today’s story is about a court document. It’s the latest filing from the Church of Scientology which is attempting to keep a stay on the federal fraud lawsuit filed four years ago by a California couple, Luis and Rocio Garcia. We’ve kept you up on all the twists and turns in that case, […]

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Garcias file new motion asking judge to reject Scientology’s sham arbitration

[Scientology’s justice procedures, revealed]

Luis and Rocio Garcia have tried again to convince Tampa Federal Judge James Whittemore that Scientology is making it impossible to resolve their allegations of fraud, and they’ve filed a new motion asking Judge Whittemore to reopen their lawsuit against the church.

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In Scientology, dancing in a conga line might end up costing you thousands

[Kiwis dancing in a conga line in order to pledge money on a whiteboard]

After the week we’ve had — with the heart-wrenching scenes with Bonny Elliott and Amy Scobee in Leah Remini’s A&E series, for example — we thought it would be good to start things off today with a little levity.

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In court today: Flop filmmakers who met in Scientology face 75 years for Ponzi scheme

[Michelle Seward and Dror Soref]

In Los Angeles Superior Court today, a preliminary hearing is scheduled in the criminal prosecution of two defendants with ties to Scientology who face 75 years in prison each for a bizarre illegal scheme to fund a failed 2009 Simon Baker film, Not Forgotten.

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