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Karen de la Carriere: Scientology is smearing me again, and this time is hitting below the belt

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day we have a not so heartwarming story of Scientology Fair Game. You may be aware that BBC presenter Louis Theroux premiered a new film in London last October titled “My Scientology Movie.” We were there, and so was Karen de la Carriere, who happens to be a neighbor of Theroux in Los Angeles.

While he was working on the film in 2014, Theroux spent a lot of time talking to Karen, who helped set him up with some of the people in the movie. Karen posted photos of her visits with Theroux, who filmed some footage in her house. Recently, however, a Twitter account with a name close to Karen’s own showed up that portrayed her as a prostitute. One of those tweets you can see above, with one of the photos that the actual Karen had posted while Theroux was working on his movie.

Sure, it’s a classic smear campaign, and it’s pretty obvious who’s behind it. Karen decided rather than to keep quiet that she would make a video about it, and talk about the other things that have been thrown at her — including material right out of her supposedly confidential confessional sessions in the Church of Scientology. Give it a look…

 

 
On a happier note, we’ll just mention that we hear that Theroux’s movie may be getting closer to a release date in the United States. As soon as we know more, we’ll let you know.

 
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Withdrawal symptoms, Texas supreme style

For you document hounds and Scientology completists out there, we have the order issued by the Texas Supreme Court accepting the withdrawal of Monique Rathbun’s attorneys from the case after she fired them. The order also temporarily lifts the stay in the case so a similar withdrawal motion can be entered in the trial court in Comal County. According to the state supreme court’s online docket, Scientology’s deadline for submitting a petition by February 19 — this Friday — has not changed.

Monique Rathbun v. Scientology: Order to lift stay

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on February 14, 2016 at 07:00

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GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
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