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Records of Scientology leader David Miscavige’s speeding tickets contain a small surprise

Hey, let’s see what we can find in the electronic archives of Pinellas County, Florida — which includes the city of Clearwater, the seaside town bum-rushed by the sneaky Church of Scientology in 1975 and which is today its “spiritual mecca” where rich Scientologists come to be fleeced for “Super Power.”

Looking through old records, we find a speeding ticket from way back in 1991. Hard to believe it’s 27 years since then — we remember it like it was yesterday. But whatever, isn’t technology great, that we can pull up a random traffic infraction from that long ago?



And let’s see who the lead-foot was that got pulled over. Oh, hey! It’s the leader of Scientology himself, David Miscavige, who gave as his address the Hollywood Guaranty Building in Los Angeles — 6331 Hollywood Boulevard.

Isn’t that cute, that he gives “Apartment 1100,” when the HGB is an office building, and on the 11th floor is where Scientology’s top secretive brass runs the organization.


So this was May 10, 1991, and apparently C.O.B. was going a little too fast on local streets. A month later he paid a fine of $114, which isn’t really too much of a problem for a guy who pays thousands of dollars for custom-made shoes.


It looks like there’s just a little more data here, something about Miscavige’s personal information. That he was born on April 30, 1960, which checks out. And that he’s six foot tall.




Holy Xenu, that’s a stretch. Wow, that’s really thrown us for a loop. What kind of operation are they running down at the Clearwater cop shop, anyway?

But hey, let’s spin a few years forward. We found another record, this from the year 1995. Another traffic ticket. Let’s get a look at it.


Well, four years later and David Miscavige is high-tailing it through town again. And once again, after getting pulled over, he gives as his home address his office location in Hollywood.


Once again, he’s fined for speeding, this time paying $138.75. That’s about what he pays a Sea Org member after working around the clock for about three straight weeks, by the way.



And the police took down Miscavige’s personal info again, getting his birthdate correct as April 30, 1960 and…



David Miscavige is a six-footer like we still have a full head of luscious dark hair. Sheesh.

So look, we want to thank the tipster who noticed these hilarious county records and directed our attention to them. We have pointed it out often enough — David Miscavige is not a tall man. But how tall is he? Back in 2014, we put that question to Claugio Lugli, who for years had been Miscavige’s personal tailor.

Claudio told us that Miscavige is “1.55 at max” — a reference to 1.55 meters, or just about 5 foot 1 inch.

Well, he may not be vertically imposing, but Miscavige has been running Scientology for more than 30 years now, and he’s left a really impressive path of destruction in his wake. And while going over the speed limit a couple of times.

But to Clearwater cops he’s apparently larger than life.


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

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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 Mission: Como, Italy!



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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,268 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,901 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,381 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 444 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 332 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,507 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,281 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,055 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,401 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,967 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,887 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,054 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,635 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,895 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,935 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,647 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,173 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,262 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,402 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,722 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,578 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,697 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,053 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,355 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,461 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,864 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,735 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,318 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,823 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,067 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,176 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 14, 2018 at 07:00

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