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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Is this case of Scientology draining a senior of his savings the one police are looking for?

[Efrem Logreira]

Earlier this year, we first heard from Efrem Logreira, who shared with us a letter he had sent to the Church of Scientology.

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In Colombia, Scientology’s ‘Casa Hubbard’ has a pretty interesting neighbor

 
Regular correspondent Jeffrey Augustine has a rather startling discovery to share with us…

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Saturday on L. Ron Hubbard Way — Scientology rolled out its sneaky focus on minorities

[David Miscavige during Maiden Voyage]

A couple of weeks ago, we posted some images from this year’s “Maiden Voyage” celebration in the Caribbean. Over three weeks, the faithful at local orgs get a chance to watch some video from the event. On this past Saturday, it was “IAS Night” on L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles, and we happened to have a correspondent on the scene where the faithful gathered to watch video of dear leader David Miscavige. Here are some of our tipster’s observations of how that shindig went…

 
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Scientology proves it will try to capitalize on just about any disaster

 
Rod Keller once again finds Scientology trying to capitalize on the misfortune of others…

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Scientology fundraiser: ‘It was commonplace to lie to church members to get donations’

[Kay Rowe]

Continuing with our Saturday series of book excerpts, we’re happy to give you a substantial look at Kay Rowe’s book Over the Edge: A Pawn in the Scientology Money Machine, which came out last year. She is giving us a look at the world of asking other Scientologists for money, which is a neverending quest under David Miscavige.

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Scientology scrambles to keep Miscavige out of forced-abortion trial

[Laura D and her attorney, John Blumberg]
One month from today, Laura DeCrescenzo is finally scheduled to get the trial against Scientology that she first asked for more than eight years ago — and the church is scrambling to keep leader David Miscavige out of it.

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Derek Bloch reflects on what having Scientology parents can mean for kids in the church

[Derek Bloch]

 
Several days ago, someone sent us some photographs from a wedding and asked us to forward them to a regular figure here at the Underground Bunker, a young man named Derek Bloch. We sent those images to Derek, and they hit him hard. We suggested that he deal with that emotion by writing something, and that’s just what he did. So fasten your seat belts.

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Scientology hip-hop continues to amaze us, and we hope it transports you as well

 
Although the Church of Scientology has veteran rapper Chill EB at its beck and call, once again the church has put out a video by some young pale members who don’t appear to have Chill’s chops. But that just means more Scientology hip-hop for us, and we can never get enough of it.

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Former Scientologists, academics, and Falun Gong get together for a Philly blowout

 
Rod Keller sent us this dispatch after his visit with the experts…

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Scientology’s blatant social media fraud fuels attacks on Leah Remini and Mike Rinder

[Concerned Scientologists gather at Flag for a briefing on how to use social media]

Jeffrey Augustine keeps us up on Scientology’s latest strategies online…

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