In 2008, the website Business Pundit listed Scientologist Reed Slatkin’s Ponzi scheme as the 8th worst in all history…
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Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine is back with another look at Scientology and money. Recently, the Netherlands upheld a legal decision to deny Scientology tax exempt status, and one of the reasons given was that it made no sense to the Dutch that a “church” would be charging such exorbitant rates. Can you imagine […]
We have something of a cryptic story this morning. Some months ago, we were asked a question by a researcher and we didn’t have access to the answer at the time. Now we’ve stumbled upon it, and we thought rather than just email that person, we’d post the answer publicly for the heck […]
We’re still jonesing for the next issue of Scientology’s propaganda magazine, Freedom, which completely missed putting out an issue in October. The magazine had been chugging along with monthly issues after it was retooled and relaunched in July 2014 with a new, very earnest focus on issues of the day rather than goofy attacks […]
Jefferson Hawkins was once the top marketing executive for the Church of Scientology and helped it reach its greatest extent with the famous “volcano” TV ads in the 1980s. He’s told his tale of getting into and out of the church with his excellent books Counterfeit Dreams and Leaving Scientology, and he’s previous […]
[Leah Remini, Lt. Andre Dawson, Shelly Miscavige]
“Hurricane Leah,” former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder has dubbed it, and as the Leah Remini media storm continues, we’re just trying to keep up with all of the reactions to her landmark book, Troublemaker.
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Last month, we had the opportunity to attend the premiere of Louis Theroux’s fun new film My Scientology Movie at the London Film Festival. After the screening, we were invited by the producers to have a drink, and Louis came over to have a talk. We engaged in about an hour’s worth of […]
On November 16, it will be ten years since Comedy Central first aired the South Park episode titled “Trapped in the Closet.” The episode brought to many people their first exposure to the wacky contents of Scientology’s secret Operating Thetan Level Three material, in which founder L. Ron Hubbard explains that each of […]
Last week, we revealed the contents of numerous “Knowledge Reports” — spying dispatches — that Scientologists submitted about Leah Remini, and which form the basis for some of the most important parts of her new book coming out tomorrow, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. We were careful, at that time, just to stick […]
[Journey’s end — with What’sup in Perth]
When this post pops up at 7 am New York time, it will be 7 pm in Perth, Australia, and your proprietor will be starting the final event on our book tour with the help of Channel 7 journalist Bryan Seymour.
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