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—————- 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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Scientology’s continuing plans for its Super Bowl ad, and more Sunday Funnies

Last week, we had a breaking story on Sunday and our weekly Funnies got shorted. So this week we’re making up for it with a cornucopia of goodness.

Our loyal tipsters have forwarded us many examples of Scientology’s wacky fundraising fliers. But first, we have an e-mail that went out this week about the church’s [...]

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Sunday Funnies: CCHR’s annual gala — time, place, form, and event!

We have another fun collection of Scientology fliers for you this week. As usual, we’re getting a glimpse into the church’s unrelenting fundraising gimmicks.

But there’s also some news here. One of our tipsters managed to snag for us a CCHR flier about this year’s gala. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is one of [...]

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Sunday Funnies: For the second year in a row, Scientology will have an ad in the Super Bowl

On the first day of 2012, a woman named Debbie Cook who had been a somewhat legendary official in the Church of Scientology rocked the church with a lengthy e-mail that went out to thousands of her fellow church members.

One of the accusations she made in that e-mail (which the church sued her over) [...]

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Gary Weber: Another former Scientology official talks about women forced to have abortions

Gary Weber was one of several GO members who paraded in Nazi uniforms outside the Clearwater Sun offices in 1979 to protest how the newspaper was treating Scientology

Gary Weber first went public about his past as a member of Scientology’s Guardian’s Office seven or eight years ago at Arnie Lerma’s site. It’s an excellent [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology charges into the new year!

What a few days we’ve had here at the Bunker. We posted Tommy Davis’s deposition on Thursday, and yesterday we wrote about Monique Rathbun’s motion for sanctions, which included an amazing set of 2007 text messages sent between Scientology leader David Miscvaige, Mike Rinder, and Tommy Davis.

And we have even more surprises coming soon. [...]

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Scientology’s 2013 in review: A summer of delicious scoops!

As 2014 approaches, we’re continuing our look back at the wild year that was. And now, we dive into the crazy month of August.

The month debuted with one of our most popular stories of the year — while everyone seemed to be asking if actress Leah Remini would suffer retaliation for defecting from Scientology, [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology sends us a letter!

On Sundays, we like to reveal to you the various things our tipsters have forwarded to us during the week — mailers and fliers that Scientology sends out to its members as the call for donations goes ever onwards.

This week, the world of Scientology is preparing for one its biggest days on the calendar. [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology celebrates the holidays!

While Boing Boing recently went bananas over a single piece of Scientology mail (which itself consisted of only a single line of writing), our loyal readers here at the Underground Bunker know that week in and week out, we bring you a mother lode of wacky Scientology mailers that we call Sunday Funnies.

And this [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology Gets Ideal in Taiwan

Now that Scientology has re-jiggered its Bridge to Total Freedom, by golly, there’s no holding it back. And next stop on its crusade to take over the world is a new “Ideal Org” in Taiwan.

Our tipsters came through again this week with a great collection of new Scientology mailers and fliers from around the [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: Fundraising Mailers Galore!

On Sundays, we enjoy revealing to you the latest mailers and fliers that our tipsters have forwarded to us. We call it Sunday Funnies after the weekly ritual that dear Grandad enjoyed in this thing they used to call a “newspaper.”

This week, we have lots of items from around the world. So grab a [...]

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