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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Paul Haggis spoils movie night for Scientology, shows what a real humanitarian does

[Paul Haggis and Nancy Cartwright]

Last week our man at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre let us know that Nancy Cartwright’s movie, In Search of Fellini, had screened, and he wanted us to understand that it was a movie with more Scientologists involved than maybe any other ever. From Nancy, who wrote it, to its director, to many of its actors, and plenty of other people on the crew, this is a film that Scientology is hoping will do well.

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Scientology caught in a lie to federal court — but will the judge care?

[Luis Garcia and Aaron Smith-Levin]

The latest twist in the Luis and Rocio Garcia federal fraud case against the Church of Scientology is a new court motion asking for a deposition to take place after the Garcias say they caught the church lying to the court and to Judge James Whittemore.

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Scientology’s Narconon rehabs haven’t changed in the least, even after dozens of lawsuits

[Joseph Dahdah]

Rod Keller keeps a close watch on Scientology’s front groups, and this week gives us another report on the church’s drug rehab network, Narconon…

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Wealthy Scientology donor Joy Villa plays latest prank on ‘Gays for Trump’ today in DC

 
This afternoon in DC, a rally is being held by ‘Gays for Trump,’ and its keynote address will be delivered by a Scientologist we’re very familiar with here in the Underground Bunker for her various outlandish publicity stunts — none other than ‘Princess Joy Villa.’

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In Scientology, you get to blame everything on your trillion-year-old mental booby traps

 
Wow. What a day, huh? On Friday morning, we revealed that Danny Masterson was the subject of an LAPD investigation into the allegations of three women who say they were sexually assaulted by him as many as 16 years ago — but had not come forward earlier because of the bullying of the Church of Scientology. By the end of the day the story had hit just about every major news organization with an interest in such things. And most of them sent readers our way — and we thank them for that.

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LAPD PROBING SCIENTOLOGY AND DANNY MASTERSON FOR MULTIPLE RAPES, COVER-UP

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Victims came forward after reaching out to actress Leah Remini as a result of her A&E series

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Victims complain of being pressured by the Church of Scientology to keep quiet about their claims, and were punished for being victimized

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One victim accuses LAPD of being compromised by its relationship to the Church of Scientology, says detective told her investigation already ‘ruined’

 

 
By Tony Ortega

 
The Underground Bunker has obtained documents which show that the Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating Scientology celebrity and That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson in at least three alleged cases of rape or sodomy of women who were also Scientologists and who claim they were pressured by the Church of Scientology not to contact police or go public with their accusations.

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Leah Remini’s ‘Troublemaker’ finally gets a UK publisher — and you can probably guess who!

 
More than a year after it was first published in the U.S., Leah Remini’s bestselling book Troublemaker: Surviving Scientology and Hollywood will be published in the U.K. for the first time on March 9 by Silvertail Books.

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15 of the strangest things Scientology’s two supreme leaders ever uttered

 
Contributor Jeffrey Augustine has put a stirring collection together for us today. Just for fun, here are fifteen of the strangest things ever said by Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and his successor, current leader David Miscavige.

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The most Scientology-involved movie ever made? Here comes Nancy’s baby!

 
Our source in Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre, who has been so helpful to us in the past, alerted us to something special coming that he thought we’d want to pay attention to.

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Keep your Oscars, we won a Scientology ‘bigot’ award!

[Illustration by Jeffrey Augustine!]

That was some Oscars last night, eh? By now you must have seen about a thousand different jokes about poor Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong Best Picture winner, and we laughed at just about every one of them.

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