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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 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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Sunday Funnies: What part of ‘rebel’ doesn’t Scientology understand?

Our tipsters really came through this week with an amazing collection of the latest mailers and fliers that the Church of Scientology has been sending to its members from various divisions around the world.

We love to show them to you in our weekly feature we call Sunday Funnies, and this week the line between [...]

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Sunday Funnies: Scientology says, May the Fourth be with you

On Sundays, we share with you the latest fundraising mailers Scientology has sent out to its beleaguered members, who have been subjected to constant appeals and are generally exhausted.

How do you convince people to keep coming out for events where they’ll be under intense pressure to turn over thousands of dollars they can’t afford [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: More scenes from the End of Days

It’s that time of the week again, when we share with you the wacky fundraising mailers that the Church of Scientology sends out to its members around the world.

Our longtime readers have seen plenty of appeals for Ideal Org fundraising, and fliers urging Scientologists to hurry up and do their next course. But there [...]

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Easter Sunday Funnies: David Miscavige has risen, & Scientology has more money than ever!

Hey kids, happy Easter Sunday! We have a selection of treats for you to hunt down this morning, and we’re starting off with another surprising tax document that shows the astounding wealth of the Church of Scientology!

Jeffrey Augustine has been helping us find these gems, and he tells us this one is hot off [...]

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Sunday Funnies: The Writers of the Future and more success stories!

Is it that time of year again already? Tonight, Scientology puts on its annual celebration of SF and Fantasy, the Writers of the Future gala. The celebration will anoint this year’s winners in writing and illustration, who are also featured in another year’s anthology (see right).

Once again, leading lights of speculative fiction will pretend [...]

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Scientology Sunday Funnies: Sydney nears its big day, and Silicon Valley is in high gear!

It’s time for Sunday Funnies, when we take a look at the Scientology mailers and fliers that our tipsters send us from around the world.

As Scientology withers (see yesterday’s dire news about that if you haven’t already), we can’t help being very curious about which poor souls are still taking part and putting on [...]

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