In Russell Miller’s 1987 book Bare-Faced Messiah — the best book ever written about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — there’s a letter that Hubbard wrote to his friend Forrest Ackerman that Miller mentions briefly.
It was only recently, however, that we looked at the entire letter and realized how much Miller had [...]
On Saturday night, just before midnight, we published a story about a remarkable photo of Tom Cruise that had been posted to Instagram. The photo had been put there by Luis Bascaran, a Venezuelan talent manager whose stable of actors includes a woman named Ruddy Rodriguez.
On Saturday afternoon Bascaran posted the photo of Ruddy [...]
Well, Mike Rinder called it, and on Friday night, Scientology leader David Miscavige confirmed it: After purchasing the hilltop Ojai estate of Larry Hagman from the actor’s widow last year, the church will be turning the place into a drug rehab clinic for celebrities who need to dry out.
That was one of several announcements [...]
As 2007 was ending, and then as the Anonymous movement reacted to the Tom Cruise video incident in January 2008, a British journalist living in Paris, Jonny Jacobsen, was racing to put together a book about the Church of Scientology. More than a year before “The Truth Rundown,” the blockbuster series in the [...]
Scientology’s model child: A young Neil
Although we noticed some of our readers praising the piece, we were disappointed with the recent interview of Jon Atack in VICE magazine. We fired off a missive to the magazine’s editors, and thought the residents of the Bunker might appreciate a gander at it.
It’s great to see [...]
Will this vision of the Alexandra ever come true?
There have been numerous press reports about the sad state of affairs for the Church of Scientology in the fair city of Boston.
Like other cities in what Scientology considers the “East US Continent” (Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia), Boston’s pursuit of an “Ideal Org” has been mired [...]
Dorsey High School
We’ve said it before: Scientology never gives up. With its public image at an all-time low, the sneaky organization continues to infiltrate where it can with the use of its front groups and stealthy operatives.
One of our vigilant tipsters noticed that Scientologists have wormed their way into an anti-gang conference happening [...]
It’s always fun to see Scientology’s plans for taking over the world. No matter how much trouble the organization is in, no matter how many oldtimers ditch the place because of leader David Miscavige’s excesses, you can always count on Scientology acting like it’s actually about to catch fire and overwhelm the world with L. [...]
We’re still hearing from people about Lyman Spurlock, the longtime Scientology executive who died last month of throat cancer. And in particular we received a truly remarkable remembrance from someone who has never spoken publicly about his time in the organization. Jim Jackson is an attorney and certified public accountant in Los Angeles.
Scientology has an interesting history with Washington D.C.
On July 4, 1955, the “Founding” Church of Scientology was opened there, even though churches had already been created in Camden (1953) and Los Angeles (1954).
The first raid on a Scientology church happened in Washington in 1964 when the Food and Drug Administration decided [...]