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Jada Pinkett Smith reconciles with Leah Remini and puts herself in Scientology’s crosshairs

 
A highly-anticipated summit between Leah Remini and Jada Pinkett Smith took place on Jada’s Facebook series, “Red Table Talk,” which was released this afternoon. The 20-minute episode was billed in pre-show publicity as a way for the two women to reconcile after a public spat between them over Scientology.

Well, come on, it wasn’t much of a spat to begin with, and we were just glad to see that Leah took advantage of another opportunity to expose an audience to Scientology’s abuses, specifically its “Fair Game” harassment of people who speak out after leaving the church.

“Scientology has policies, called Fair Game. And that’s to discredit and attack anyone speaking out about Scientology,” Leah explained. She also got in several mentions of Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology’s leader who vanished more than 13 years ago.

If Leah made the most of her appearance, we were disappointed to see Jada Pinkett Smith continue to deny that she was involved in Scientology, claiming that she took only a few courses because she was interested in Scientology “Study Tech,” which became the basis for a California private school that she and Will financed for three years, from 2008 to 2011.

We have interviewed Will and Jada’s former principal, Jacqueline Olivier, and we could go into some detail about how dedicated to Scientology Jada was at one time, and how Will, who never seemed to be more than a dabbler, still made sure the school strictly adhered to the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard. But the thing is, we have it on really good sources that both Will and Jada had washed their hands of Scientology by 2015, so maybe it’s not worth belaboring the point. Even if Jada is still not being very forthcoming about her Scientology involvement, she did have Scientology’s biggest enemy on her Facebook show, and you know what that means…

Jada just made sure that she and Will are Scientology’s newest “Suppressive Persons,” and we won’t be surprised if the Scientology smear machine now starts up against them.

Or will Scientology continue its hypocrisy about who gets declared and who doesn’t?

Remember, Sylvia DeWall was declared a suppressive person and separated from her brother for watching Leah Remini on Dancing with the Stars and for watching Lawrence Wright interviewed on television. Lori Hodgson was declared and separated from her children because she dared to seek some counseling from Marty Rathbun nearly a decade ago.

Will and Jada just had on Scientology’s biggest SP and gave her a platform to denounce Scientology. When can we expect to see their goldenrod, Dave?

 
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Scientology’s celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs’ — now with comments!

[Alanna Masterson, Terry Jastrow, and Marisol Nichols]

We’re building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs.’ We’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them, in order to build a record and maintain a watch as Scientology continues its inexorable decline — and yes, we finally have comments working on these new pages! Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Today’s Ideal Org: Stevens Creek, California!

 

 
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Now on sale: Twice the Miss Lovely!

 
Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. What a pleasure it is for us to work with her on this after we wrote about her ordeal as a victim of Scientology’s “Fair Game” campaigns in our 2015 book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, which is also on sale in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions.

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Narconon Arrowhead: Former worker dishes fresh intel on Scientology’s rehab flagship
[TWO years ago] An enduring myth in Scientology — that L. Ron Hubbard actually read your letters
[THREE years ago] Can the tabloids ignore this photo of Tom Cruise getting his Scientology on?
[FOUR years ago] Ken Dandar files another court appeal to get out of Scientology’s million-dollar noose
[FIVE years ago] Luis Garcia Responds: We Don’t Trust Scientology’s Trustee Ploy
[SIX years ago] Dianetics Read Aloud: Let Ron’s Wisdom Wash Over You

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,259 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,892 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,372 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 435 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 323 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,498 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,272 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,046 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,392 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,958 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,878 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,045 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,626 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,886 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,926 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,638 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,164 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,253 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,393 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,713 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,569 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,688 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,044 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,346 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,452 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,855 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,726 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,309 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,814 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,058 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,167 days.

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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 5, 2018 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2017 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2017), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Watch our short videos that explain Scientology’s controversies in three minutes or less…

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