In the many lawsuits filed against Scientology’s drug rehab network Narconon in recent years, the allegation is often made that the facilities are not as safe as advertised. Not only have sexual assaults been reported, but some lawsuits have alleged that Narconon staff — who are often just recent “graduates” of the program themselves — offer drugs for sex in the supposedly drug-free facilities.
Continue reading Scientology drug rehab policy: Get the sexual assaulter out of state before police arrive
As you can probably imagine, things here in the Underground Bunker are rather hectic, and in order for a new story to pop up every day, a lot happens behind the scenes that doesn’t necessarily get reflected in what we present to our readers.
Continue reading Scenes from the divorce of the second marriage that L. Ron Hubbard never had
In 2008, the website Business Pundit listed Scientologist Reed Slatkin’s Ponzi scheme as the 8th worst in all history…
Continue reading Five months later, Ponzi schemer and Scientologist Reed Slatkin is still dead
[The cabanas of the Fort Harrison Hotel facing Osceola Avenue]
After spending several hours at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, Lisa McPherson arrived at the Fort Harrison Hotel late on a Saturday night, and already some questionable decisions were being made about her care.
Continue reading ‘Babywatch,’ day one: Lisa McPherson raves out by Scientology’s holiest swimming pool
Joe McDonald was angry. A paramedic tried to calm him down, but he looked at the damage done to his boat’s motor and he stared menacingly at the woman who had been so oblivious that she’d driven her red Jeep right into it.
Continue reading Lisa McPherson’s last opportunity for standard care ended 20 years ago today
[Claire Headley and Sunny Pereira]
Twenty years ago today, at three in the morning, Brenda Hubert woke up in her Orlando hotel room to find her roommate, Lisa McPherson, sitting on her, holding her arms down.
Continue reading Our Scientology tech experts review Lisa McPherson’s grim cycle of guilt and self-blame
Lisa McPherson woke up the morning of November 16, 1995 looking like hell. She had hardly got any sleep overnight in her Orlando hotel room, which she was sharing with her friend and fellow AMC Publishing employee, Brenda Hubert.
Continue reading Lisa McPherson in Orlando: What her hotel roommate witnessed, and the Slaughter rule
Twenty years ago today, on Wednesday, November 15, 1995, Lisa McPherson and her friend Brenda Hubert drove from Clearwater, Florida to Orlando and checked into a hotel. Lisa had not slept much the night before, so she went up to her room for a nap while other employees of AMC Publishing were still arriving.
Continue reading Tom DeVocht: Watching David Miscavige watch Lisa McPherson and her faulty ‘needle’
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 a court in the US similarly making such an obvious conclusion? Anyway, that gave us the excuse to remind people just what Scientology charges for its services. Take it away, Jeff…
Continue reading Jeffrey Augustine: Just a friendly reminder — Scientology prices are outrageous
[Miscavige, in 1998; photo by Robin Donina Serne]
Marc Headley remembers where he was and what he was doing because David Miscavige, the leader of Scientology, was spitting obscenities about, of all things, the bad teeth belonging to Marc’s stepfather.
Continue reading Why it was Scientology leader David Miscavige who declared Lisa McPherson ‘Clear’