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HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology has only its ‘humanitarians’ to help it refurbish eyesores

We’re heading back to New York today after our visit to the fine city of Detroit for the Netroots Nation conference.

Yes, it was a challenge to keep the blog going while we were attending the confab. Especially Thursday afternoon, when we were scrambling to post the decision by the Texas Third Court of Appeals [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology lets slip the reason it still produces L. Ron Hubbard’s bad fiction

We have a lot of fun looking through Scientology’s wacky fundraising mailers each Sunday. They give us a snapshot of just how hard the church works to convince its members to fork over more and more money in leader David Miscavige’s unquenchable thirst for more cash.

But on occasion, these internal church fliers also [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology finally starts making its members superheroes!

We hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend as we turn to our Sunday tradition of sharing with you some of the Scientology fliers and mailers our excellent tipsters have forwarded to us.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that most of these church communications are focused on fundraising. And if anything, [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: The Nancy Cartwright freak-out edition

Watch out! Nancy Cartwright is having some kind of naval restim and she’s reaching for your wallet!

Yes, it’s time for another wacky collection of Scientology’s latest mailers and fliers as the church tries desperately to find a new strategy to get members to actually come to events and open up a few more credit [...]

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Sunday Funnies: The desperation in Scientology fliers is getting worse. Much worse.

It’s that time of the week again, when we share with you some of the great Scientology mailers and fliers that were forwarded to us by our worldwide tipsters.

You’ll find some of our comments a bit less cheery this week. We can’t help it. These Scientology fliers are getting so desperate, it’s really becoming [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: The Valley rocks as the fundraising rolls ever onward

It’s that time of the week again, when we reveal our favorite Scientology mailers and fliers that have been sent in by our great tipsters. And we have some great treats for you in this installment. (Oh, and happy Father’s Day, everyone!)

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that our Sunday [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: The Tom Cruise history lesson edition!

Oh, those days of thunder

Tom Cruise has a new movie out, so maybe it just comes with the territory that some media types will do their best to burnish his reputation. We’ve always had a lot of respect for Tom’s acting skills, and we never root against his movie success. But some of his [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology’s latest attempts to get you amped up!

Our thanks to the night crew for live-blogging our appearance last night on Above Top Secret radio. We appreciated the kind words, and had a blast doing the show. They tell us an archived streaming copy should be posted by mid-week.

And now, it’s that time of the week when we reveal the Scientology mailers [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: Save the date for Maiden Voyage!

It’s time for Sunday Funnies and another round of Scientology’s latest mailers and fliers sent in to us by our great tipsters.

We love these weekly snapshots of Scientology’s fundraising fever. They give us a real sense of how leader David Miscavige is trying to get more and more money from fewer and fewer people. [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology fundraising fliers try desperately to hide the truth

It’s that time of the week again, when we reveal the fliers and mailers and other items that our great tipsters have forwarded to us during the week.

Before we get into the glossy fundraising appeals that pour in each week, we have a stark reminder that as much as Scientology wants to give the [...]

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