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Scientology’s all-hands-on-deck gathering in the Valley caught in pics

Our San Fernando Valley tipster is back, the one who took such excellent photos of people outside Scientology’s new “Ideal Org” there.

The first time we posted some of his high-quality photos of Scientology workers outside the facility, it turned into a moving story about Jamie Sorrentini Lugli recognizing the father she hasn’t seen in seven years.

With that in mind, when our tipster was alerted that some sort of event was happening last week at the facility, he hurried down with his camera to capture the scene.

“I tried to capture as many faces as possible in hopes of letting a family member see a loved one they haven’t seen in a while,” our tipster says.


We think the event he captured may have been an “all Ideal Org” meeting also held in some other countries as well. What could that mean? Could Scientology leader David Miscavige finally be leveling with his followers that his 13-year plan to open fancy new facilities in order to boost membership has been an utter disaster?

Nah. It’s probably just another gathering where they’re told how important it is that they donate more money than ever.

Anyway, here are the new photos. Recognize anyone?



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,802 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,559 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,905 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,399 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,439 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,151 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 677 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,766 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,906 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,226 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,201 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 557 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,859 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 966 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,368 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,241 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 822 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,327 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,571 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,680 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on July 5, 2017 at 07:00

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