Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology's harassment of Paulette Cooper titled 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.' He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world from an undisclosed location in an underground bunker he shares with four cats and one of them wrinkly Shar Pei dogs. Despite his super-secret security protections, you can still reach him pretty easily by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT gmail.com (Drop him a line if you'd like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.) [Header image courtesy John Rickard]
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The most incredible lie Scientology attorney Monique Yingling told ABC ’20/20′

 
Jeffrey Augustine is back with another investigation of Scientology’s essential concepts…

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DONE DEAL: Billboard contract signed for site near Scientology’s Los Angeles ‘Big Blue’ HQ

 
Phil and Willie Jones have done it again. In part through the generosity of the readers of this website, they’ve raised enough toward their overall goal that they have signed a contract for a new “Call Me” billboard, and they wanted us to announce it.

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LAPD to Leah Remini on her records request about missing Scientology leader’s wife: ‘Go fish’

[LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Leah Remini]

Despite taking extra time to come up with a response, and then blowing the deadline they set for themselves, the Los Angeles Police Department finally answered Leah Remini’s request for specific information about Shelly Miscavige yesterday by telling her they weren’t going to answer any of her questions.

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Last night’s family on ‘Leah Remini’ found themselves targeted by Scientology attack site

[The Reisdorf boys, Brandon, Craig, and Brett]

Yesterday, as previous episodes of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath were being shown on the A&E network in the run up to last night’s “season finale,” we were casually chatting with Brandon Reisdorf on Facebook messenger.

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Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: Once again, Scientology’s a horror show for the mentally ill

 
Tonight, A&E airs the “season finale” of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the eighth episode (including a “Reddit AMA” special) but actually not the final installment of what has turned out to be an extraordinary hit for the cable network.

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L. Ron Hubbard’s writing about women that Scientology DOES want you to see!

[Mary Sue and L. Ron Hubbard]

Recently, we were putting together a new “Best of the Bunker” page that we thought would be helpful for all the new readers joining us. And in order to assemble it, we spent some time rummaging through our old Village Voice archives.

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Talking to the FBI agent who canceled her talk at Scientology’s ‘mecca’

 
Rod Keller has the latest developments for us in a situation that flared up on Friday…

On Friday, Mike Rinder revealed that the FBI was planning to take part in an event held by a Scientology front group.

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Phil and Willie Jones launch a new effort for billboard about Scientology disconnection

 
Phil and Willie are back! After putting up billboards that call attention to Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy in Los Angeles and Largo, Florida last year, Phil and Willie Jones say they’re launching a new effort to get their billboard put up again in L.A. And that’s where you come in.

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Scientology’s disgusting secret: Young teens used to interrogate adults about their sex lives

[Serge Gil]

Serge Gil first reached out to us more than a year ago. It’s taken a lot of time for his story to get to a large audience, but tonight he’s going to be featured on an episode of ABC’s 20/20 that we were also interviewed for.

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Scientology cash-in! Top church attorney puts her beach bungalow on market for $2.4 million

monique_yingling_house

 
Washington DC tax attorney Monique Yingling continues her star-turn as Scientology’s top legal mercenary after she totally stole the show during Ron Miscavige’s 20/20 appearance in April, and now she’s set to cash in handsomely after years of high-paid work for Scientology leader David Miscavige.

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