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Actor Jim Carrey and his girlfriend Cathriona White were spotted in New York earlier this year after the couple apparently started dating again following a breakup. Now, news organizations are scrambling for more information about their relationship after the 30-year-old woman killed herself this week.

People magazine and other publications are reporting that Cathriona was an Irish citizen, had first started dating Carrey in 2012, worked as a make-up artist in the fashion industry, and was pronounced dead on Monday night.

But two of her friends tell the Underground Bunker what the rest of the media hasn’t reported: That Cathriona (pronounced “Katrina”) was a Scientologist who took classes at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and was currently working on her “objectives” in the “Survival Rundown.”

Her friends tell us that Cathriona originally got involved in Scientology about four to five years ago through members of musician Beck’s circle of friends. (UPDATE: Cathriona had come to California from Ireland in 2009, and there met Beck’s friends and began Scientology in 2010 or 2011.)

When Jim Carrey met her and they began dating in March 2012, her friends say, Carrey was aware that “Cat” was a Scientologist.

That’s interesting, because over the years, Carrey has ridiculed Scientology numerous times. There was this exchange in a Canadian television interview, for example…


And former Scientology spokesman Robert Vaughn Young, who died in 2003, related another incident about Carrey: “One time Carrey delighted in calling [the Hollywood Celebrity Centre and] wanted to sign up for the OT 3 course. He had all these ‘things’ on his body, he said, and he wanted to get rid of them. The execs freaked a bit, saying that he had to do other things first. ‘No, no,’ Carrey said, ‘I’ll pay for all those. Get me on that body thetan course, that’s the one for me!’ I mean, can’t you just imagine a Jim Carrey routine on body thetans?”

After they began dating in 2012, Carrey and White reportedly soon broke up, but then they were spotted earlier this year in New York after they began seeing each other again.

Cathriona’s friends say that they were concerned about Cat dating Carrey again, but they were assured by Scientologists they knew that Cat was emotionally prepared for the challenge of dating Carrey because, they said, “She had just finished the Purif and was doing her objectives.”

“Purif” is short for the “Purification Rundown,” a process invented by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard that he claimed could “detoxify” the body through an intense regimen of daily sauna sessions and massive doses of the vitamin niacin.

The “objectives” are exercises that in recent years have been made part of a newer version of a course called the “Survival Rundown” which Scientology leader David Miscavige has made a prime requisite of Scientologists, both the new and the experienced. The “SRD” is being pushed to all Scientologists, even those who may have long ago previously done their “objectives” on their way up the Bridge to Total Freedom.

“An example of a command in an objective process would be ‘Look at that wall’ or ‘Walk over to that wall,'” says Chris Shelton, a former member of Scientology’s Sea Org who talked to us about the Survival Rundown for an article in May.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 movie The Master demonstrated objective processing when it had Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character instructing Joaquin Phoenix’s character to move back and forth between a wall and a window.

One of the objective processes is known by the strange name “Op Pro By Dup,” which is short for “Opening Procedure by Duplication,” or also goes by the name “Book and Bottle.” The commands for the exercise sound like this: “Go over to the book. Look at it. Pick it up. What is its color? What is its temperature? What is its weight? Put it down in exactly the same place. Go over to the bottle. Look at it. Pick it up. What is its color? What is its temperature? What is its weight? Put it down in exactly the same place. Go over to the book…”

The Survival Rundown itself has been around for a long time, at least since the late 1970s. But Shelton explained to us that a new version of the SRD is being pushed now by Scientology leader David Miscavige, with alterations to the exercises that L. Ron Hubbard originally designed, and recent reports from inside the church contained troubling descriptions of how the SRD was affecting subjects. “You can end up with people going into semi-hypnotic trances and all sorts of other nonsense which I think is psychologically damaging,” Shelton told us. “So what you have here is Miscavige altering the technology to ensure it is done in the worst possible way to the worst possible result on every single person. He is making sure that almost everyone who runs these Objective Processes are going to be on them for hundreds and hundreds of hours and that they are very likely going to be a bit insane when they are done with them.”

Our sources say that Cathriona had not finished the SRD, and had stalled on it in the last six months. They also say they were stunned to learn that she had killed herself.

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona,” Carrey said in a statement. He called White “a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled.”

We requested a comment about Cathriona’s involvement in Scientology with the church’s spokeswoman, Karin Pouw, and we’ll let you know if she gets back to us.



We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Tony Ortega’s upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

Oct 23: Sydney, Giant Dwarf Theatre (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 25: Melbourne, venue secured (announcement coming later)

Oct 28: Adelaide, Wheatsheaf Hotel, (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 30: Perth

Past dates: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4), Boston (8/24), Phoenix (9/15), Cleveland (9/23), Minneapolis (9/24), Portland (9/27), Seattle (9/28), Vancouver BC (9/29)


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  • Buscas leerme y atacarme

    She need help, she found the bad way out.

  • giggler

    Although I hate the Daily Mail this story is top of its website today
    kudos to our proprietor who is also mentioned

    Apologies if anyone else has posted this link

    • romanesco

      Thanks. I didn’t see it before. As always, Ortega scoops them all.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      “Oh, Charles don’t you ever crave to appear on the front of The daily Mail dressed in your Mother’s bridal vale” : The Smith’s.

  • Fuck me, if the media ever need a story to juxtapose this one with this just popped up: “Scientology gunman received University of Oregon degree this year, worked on campus”

    • … and this one, whilst less spectacular you have to admire the sub-ed renaming tiny tommy’s house “retreat centre”, lol

      • Todd Tomorrow

        This is such a piece of smelly shit of an article. If he’s signing away custody I’d bet, Katie was well rewarded for just signing away a confidentiality agreement on this loon of a clam. That is just too much of a low number for child support, having a sister whose husband is close to short pant’s net worth.

        • re the not enough Suri money I’m pretty sure this is a Cruise management [ill advised] plant, they just can’t help themselves sometimes… the original story came from a pathetic never been heard of site that came up with “An insider told the publication….”

          total bollocks!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Has anyone heard of the trend towards tourist renting out a room on cargo ship’s extra berthing? I know a couple that did it from the States to, Rio.

    • Bob Crouch

      It seems safe to say that this guy will NOT become a repeat offender. I’d like to know where he could possibly find an idle org that has 4 people in it to shoot

  • Frodis73

    Scientology TV alert!
    FYI to folks on the west coast: I was flipping channels and caught the end of a sketch on the Seth Meyers late show…it was spoofing scientology and the tv show ‘The Blacklist’. I caught the very end of it and it didn’t make much sense. Keep your eyes open and let us know if it was any good. It was toward the end of the show, not long before whatever band he had on played. I don’t watch his show but I am going to assume NBC posts most of the skits online after they air. At least I hope so-especially if it was funny. 😀

  • hansje brinker

    You see, Scientology is growing. The fool of Scientology says on Twitter.
    John Alex Wood ‏@johnalexwood 1 u

    1 uur geledenVertaling weergeven
    Scientology grows when it’s attacked by bigots & the ignorant and it grows when it’s not because, without question, it’s a force for good.
    0 retweets0 favorieten



    • Bob Crouch

      Seeing how it’s most certainly not growing, all of the prerequisites must be not occurring:
      It’s NOT attacked by bigots/ignorant
      It’s NOT a force for good

      Sounds about right to me!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      He just left out the word,”desperation”. Twitty Tweeter.

      • hansje brinker

        You see: You can be three foot out of your head.

        • romanesco

          Unfortunately, the vacant head continues to speak.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Two hours and still no Faves or Retweets. Where are the millions of Scientologists who should be following this guy on social media???


      • giggler

        What a twit!!

  • Fink Jonas

    “So what you have here is Miscavige altering the technology to ensure it is done in the worst possible way to the worst possible result on every single person”
    Sounds like that winding spiral that mad cult leaders go thru till something horrible happens has started. The whole thing Is a time bomb waiting to explode.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Funny you should say that. It was described to me exactly the same way by my buddy who was in over thirty years. Edit; He said the trick was having them do the exact same thing over and over and the trick was to just twist it a bit. 47X, to the individual, extra damage!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    PHOTO CAPTION – “Mama always said don’t go in to a #scientology
    building for a free personality test. That and don’t get into unmarked
    vans with strangers. Same same. San Francisco, CA. September 2015.”

    • romanesco

      I’m Mama, and I say never accept advice from anyone whose grammar reflects a failure to have graduated from the second grade.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      My Grandmother always said,”Todd, if it’s white meat you’re craving your blood will probably thicken,’cause all the chemicals they inject in a chicken.” “Hot dogs, bologne, pepperoni, forget ’em, no body alive knows what’s in ’em.”

    • Deb

      Should be weaknesses. There’s that great Scientology education.

  • Lighthouse

    I’m stalled on objectives, too, the reason being that I’d done them before and doing them again didn’t make sense. I started the first one, wasting a couple of Saturdays doing this exercise. I quickly got bored, a sure sign for me that I’m “overrun” and I routed out. This one was on the first leg, called CCHRs.

    I soon after left $cientology.

    In the old days, when a person stated she was overrun, it was accepted, even verified on the cans. Now people are being told that there is so much more to this process than it was thought and that everyone is mistaken if they’ve completed after a couple of hours, only. Now such an overrun statement is ignored and the case supervisor has the final word. Miscarriage, of course, made up this recent rule. The result is you have to continue doing the process, on and on and on, long after any “benefit” may have been reached.

    I’d say that this was perhaps the first process of Hubbard’s designed to result in mind control. You are forced to obey repetitive commands and eventually you are doing it like a zombie. You are told that the process puts you into present time as supposedly you’re in some past incident somewhere without knowing it; and you’re basing your decisions on THAT moment instead of in the now. Objectives are supposed to get your in touch with the physical world as it is now.

    /what a clever concept and we fell for it hook, line and sinker.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      So sorry you fell for it but you’re not alone. What counts is you got the fuck out. We are so proud of you not falling for it before is sunk you into, debt, family loss, insanity and being an elitist asshole. My buddy who left after 30 plus years said they’d harrass the homeless for being losers…I mentioned as a, Sea Arghh member that homeless man surely made more than you did. He feels awful about it now but it is an example of how much better they insist you are than any Wog.

      • Lighthouse

        Thanks for the accolade, Todd Tomorrow.

        I look back on a lot of things now and realise that intellectually I realised quite a lot. It had to take a while longer though before I stopped making the excuses and to know I’d had enough and had gone as far as I wanted to.

        I believe I was lucky. I don’t want to be so arrogant as to say it was all because of good sense. It was partly but partly luck, too.

        I don’t practise $cientology at all anymore, threw it out as a bad job and have insights on a regular basis of how freeing it is to not have to “think” in any particular way. I feel as though I’ve got free of heavy chains. It’s exhilarating.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          My friend whom I love dearly looks back at 30+ years until he googled, you guessed it, The Bunker! And finally after riddled with doubts he didn’t route but walked out the door. He’d worked for WISE, GOmOsa, you name it they traded his smart mind like a playing card.

          • Lighthouse

            I’m glad for him/her and for you that he/she did the walk.

            I looked at the internet only after I’d done the walk. When I found out the true nature of Hubbard and all the rest and the $cientology is indeed a mind-control cult, I walked around with my mouth hanging open for a couple of weeks.

            The truth eventually hardens one and shock ceases!

        • Lighthouse

          A good analogy too to the homeless man! Excellent – because it is so true. And the homeless man has much more power of choice with regards his activities and who he associates with.

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Thursday, 01 October 2015.

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    Monday 28th: at long last, we got some results for Columbus but nobody else!
    Tuesday 29th: Boston scores a couple of hits and leads Columbus who scraped in.
    Wednesday 30th: NO SCORE.

    RedX tips & Complaints procedure are included in the google doc under the RedXTips tab.
    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads :

    F5… Anti-brainwash enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX, flickred by Aeger Primo

    • Pierrot

      Flagged for removal trend for September.

      Except for the removals eruption on Wednesday the 9th the rest of the month has been pretty dismal. (Sfbay, Tampa & Monterey)
      CL has been ignoring the many complaints about the blatant spams.
      Boston is actually showing us the finger, they are telling us that they can do anything & get away with it.
      Good luck to co$ in November when Leah’s entheta hits the street and the media.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I wish that I still had the ad where they show a tween girl and inquire,”Are you cutting yourself?” Now that could have a place in a media article and put the eight people at Craigslist into actually follow their own, so called rules. Since, The Craigslist killer lost their income from underage, abused sex workers. I’ve called, Boston Morgue and none of them have any idea what ads are running. It’s my entertainment while red-exing. Just pick up a cheap phone at a drugstore and ask too many questions or put that ex who cheated on you on their mailing list. It was(still could) averaging a pound and a half of direct mail a month. Apparently, your bill’s get lost in the confusion. Lucky I’ve only had one because I started to get bad Karma from the trees.

    • Juicer77

      Smacked them all while I had some time. Hope it does some good. Boston is being quite sticky!

  • Seannie5

    but wouldn’t Jim have been a PTS as an open critic of the church? How was she allowed to date him?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      An expert told me that it is a common ploy to hopefully get Jim and his cash into the CC center.

      • ReallyMGM

        Sort of what I thought. They would string her along a little to see if she could get him involved. They need fresh celebrities. I think he might have been a lost cause though, never interested.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          A whale is a whale and some Debbie Cook made 10% off of her and love sadly works monetarily in their favor more than we apparently think. Are you going to lose that girlfriend or join the mindless? The love bombing I guess at CC is a sight to see, as well as all of the WISE, Sterling management… They do all sorts of research to find out your net worth and then go in for the kill. It’s in, Cult tech 101.

          • ReallyMGM

            Friend of mine is in at age 70 thru WISE. Gives a ton of money although I think he is bled dry at this point. He should be retired, but is still working his ass off to give money. He is a nice guy I have never known to say so to anyone. CoS got him.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Sadly, he’ll son be of no use them,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

            • Juicer77

              This is the terrible reality, TT. ^^^

            • OOkpik

              So sad…

      • Gabreya Bradley

        That makes sense. Knowing Scientology, they try to get money any way they can.

  • ReallyMGM

    I have not been around to post today, but have read comments off and on. What I have been so pleasantly surprised is this is one of the most well-informed groups around about the truth about mental illness.

    Mental illness is not a choice no more than diabetes, hypothyroidism or hypertension. One can not “will” it away nor cure it with vitamins and sauna. And let me shout this, “MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A CHARACTER DEFECT!” Although from what I see from Scientology, this is what they truly believe.

    It is 2015, not 1950, and medications for clinical depression, bipolar disease, and schizophrenia, no longer turn patients into the sedated zombies portrayed in the movies of yesteryear. Most likely there are many people close to you living with these diseases, being properly medicated and going to therapy, that you have no idea are even dealing with it.

    The man in this video says it as good as anyone can. Watch it. It’s powerful.

    • Juicer77

      Thank you, ReallyMGM. I have been mulling over how to comment but you said it best. I feel very badly for Ms. White’s family. Even with good treatment (read: non-$ci) and the patient’s willingness to comply, the outcome is not always good. This hits hard for so many of us here.

  • ReallyMGM

    What is the best shutdown to bodyrouters?
    Hubby and I had a debate…
    My answer is “I’m a journalist.” He says, “I’m a psychiatrist.”
    Anything better?

    • TonyOrtega

      “Where’s Shelly?”

      • Juicer77

        Don’t you think they might say, “Who?” She’s been disappeared a long time now.

        • ReallyMGM

          She’s been cut out like L Ron’s first two wives. Wiped off the face of the planet as far as the cherch goes anyhow…

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I’m always nice to them and then start asking them questions about their personal hell. Since now all are Sea Arghh members it’s much easier. See you truly have no friend’s in, the Sea Arghh. You express doubts and it’s straight to the RPF. Ex: Do you get enough sleep, to eat and how come you never hear about what happens to elderly members? I then offer to buy them coffee. All these years and I’ve had luck with three. Two were culled on the internet transferring from Narcaloon to S.O.(one actually threatened to slice my neck from ear to ear) but he left as did a teenage girl. The third to be honest I think had started to sinfully started to question these things in his head. Later, I learned Tory was brought out by someone who was nice but got them to start thinking about the inane practiced of the church. It’s also fun to follow the routers around and inform their catches about that is $cientology. The,”mystery sandwich”, after that is dispelled and most people know who they are now.

      • ReallyMGM

        There aren’t a half dozen where I live (or they stay exceptionally well hidden). Our friend was only discovered by me through some internet sleuthing. He’s been in for years and never has said a word. He has kept a foot in the wog world with his old friends who I hope will be his exit out.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          I’m no expert but I encourage them since many are very smart. But you have to risk being cut out of their life if you go to deep. Sadly, the sword cuts both ways.

        • Juicer77

          He must be a smart fellow. That’s really hard to do.

    • Juicer77

      I asked when they last saw their family. When he replied defiantly that it had been last week, I said – make sure you never lose contact with them. Directly, kindly, into his eyes. Then I said a cheerful goodbye and went on my way.

      • Missionary Kid

        Of course, their family could all be in.

        • Juicer77

          Applies either way, was my thought. If family’s out, Disconnection. If they’re in, reposting and physical separation. He needed to know that some day he WILL be asked to cut people out of his life, if he hadn’t already. And the wider world knows this.

    • B4you

      Ask questions about OT III Xenu and body thetans, then repeat that!
      But remember, body routers are always new recruits and very low on the grades. So be nice and take it on with his seniors when they show up.

    • Tory Christman

      Suzette Hubbard is my BFF.

    • MostEthicalPimp

      Bring old materials with you and ask them about who Richard de Mille was or ask them why DM changed pointing to actual changes and burned all the copies he could of old editions. Show them photos like the tomato auditor or of Nibs and LRH? Clams need hard things and even so their so hypnotized they deny the existence of hard materials in there hands. Have videos of the squirrel busters or hypnotized Jason Beghe talking about how great Scientology is and how he feels now.

  • Missionary Kid

    I pulled up Google news, which tailors what news is shown in headlines, and, because I’ve shown an interest in $cientology, it showed the headline, “Report: Jim Carrey’s Deceased Girlfriend Took Scientology Survival Course” which was linked to Breitbart

    Credit was given to Tony.

  • Fuji

    I like how you wrote the title in all capps, like you’re so excited to report the news.

  • Mymy88

    Jim Carey seems half way there (cult zombie), but not necessarily for scientology. His personality has changed so much over the years, he’s hardly recognizable, in my opinion. I hope he gets off that path. Maybe this will help him see things a little clearer.

  • PoisonIvyHerself

    This poor girl. Dating a rather emotionally troubled (dare I say unstable) much older man, moving from Ireland, getting involved in the Hollywood culture (ugh) and Scientology on top of it. Never had a chance.

  • Tory Christman

    Gawd this is sad, so very sad. Blessings to Cat’s family and friends.
    If you are having difficulties with yourself or your life, there is
    NO SHAME in asking for HELP. There is *lots* of help out here.
    Please take the LIVE route….vs death/suicide. 🙂

    PS: And remember this: IF you take your own
    life, it’s never *a* life…you are partially killing many people who will have to live
    a lonnnnnnnnnnng time with the pain created. Live! Love…find the light. 🙂

  • coffee banane

    what if Carrey introduced White to suicide directly or indirectly, logically(break ups, affirmations, subliminals…) & physically (drugs) in order for Carrey to get a fame hit on international media ?

    Cathriona was very easy to exploit (weak psyche), especially that she started witnessing suicidal thoughts (see her internet profile) about a year ago.
    Probably she could share her suicidal problematic with her loved ones, Jim Carrey.

    To be continued…

    • daisy

      Carrey did not introduce White to suicide either way. There is no evidence he had anything at all to do with it.

  • MailOrderMelania

    I have an old friend who is not a friend anymore who is a Sci. And she is batshit crazy. Just a huge pathological liar and a narcissist. She reminds me of Donald Trump, the way she talks about herself and her life. sad because in reality she has never done a thing her whole life but work for those people. I guess that is why she tells so many lies about how fabulous she is, because she wasted her life.

  • RD Beason

    Scientology is a cult and terrorist organization. All members should be held as enemy combatants in any reasonable State. Senior members, including those from the Hollywood establishment, should be sent to Gitmo. All assets of this cult and all members should be seized by the State as ill-gotten gains. Routine public humiliation, floggings and other forms of extreme extra-judicial punishment would be fully justifiable against this disgusting group.

    • Robert Eckert

      Don’t advocate extremism on this board.

    • ze moo

      Everything you advocate is illegal. Two Lwrongs don’t make a right. Two clams is a good start to a clambake.

    • Rita G

      We do not promote violence against Scientology on this board.

    • Qbird

      RD Beason. Why are you so angry? What the hell did “they” do to you to make you this mad?

  • Olivia

    Has anyone read a book in progress by a Peter Moon (aka Vincent Barbarick) who was on the Sea Org years back w/LRH. He is writing ongoing chapters of a book called The Tao of Insanity (about LRH) you can get info to access the chapters. For what it’s worth. He goes into the connection of LRH, Crowley, Parsons, etc.