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Scientology responds to Leah Remini’s season premiere with smeariest smear video ever

While last night’s season premiere of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath was airing on A&E, Scientology quietly posted a 12-minute smear video that may be the apotheosis of the genre.

As Mike Rinder pointed out in the episode last night, Scientology never disappoints — David Miscavige can’t help but confirm everything the show is saying about him and his organization by following the dictates of L. Ron Hubbard with more vicious attacks on former members.

Attack. Attack. ATTACK.

To which we say…


Thank you! Scientology’s smeary attacks are the best. They not only confirm everything we’ve been saying about the church, but they are Exhibit A for why this atrocious excuse for a nonprofit “church” deserves to be examined by numerous government agencies.

This new video was so over the top in its smeary smeariness, we thought we’d collect some of the best images from it and share them with you, while expressing our awe.


Sure, the whitest of white churches, founded by the whitest man who ever lived, is trying to smear its critics as the KKK, or something. Creative!


Hey, what did J-Lo do to deserve that label? This is actually very funny because you know it burns Miscavige to no end that Leah pals around with Jennifer Lopez, whose father is a longtime Scientologist. He doesn’t dare kick her father out, he can’t get his clutches into J-Lo, and it must kill him that Leah appears in her movie that opens in December, Second Act.


This is so good A&E really ought to make a billboard out of it.



Paul, thank you for whatever role you play in airing Leah’s show. Here’s your badge of honor.


Thank you for everything you do, Eli.


Aaron, we’re sure you enjoyed being with Leah as she accepted the show’s Emmy award.



Our thanks for your courage, Elaine.


Here’s an image for your wall, Rob.


Thanks for all you do, Myles.


A&E, you rock.



The attacks on Mike just never change.


Hey, wait. They have a MIKE RINDER BOBBLEHEAD? How do we get one!


This is amazing. Scientology is trying to smear Amy Scobee with sexual innuendo, so they show her being greeted by BBC journalist John Sweeney planting a smooch on her cheek!

These cheeky monkeys!



One of Scientology’s standard procedures is to find a bad photo of you as a garden-variety cheap shot. But you just can’t make Marc and Claire look bad. It’s impossible.


And if you know Gary, you know he never frowns! This is gold!


They go after Jesse, and he’s not even in the show!



Trying to make Valerie Haney look bad? Are you nuts?


And ultimately, they got nothin’. Not if they’re turning to this clown.


Well, there you have it. Miscavige, you can’t touch that, and you never will.

Just as L. Ron Hubbard hated that a good-looking woman, Paulette Cooper, was exposing him for the creep that he was, Miscavige constantly betrays his insecurities in the ways he goes after Leah.

What a little man.


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

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 Scientology front: United for Human Rights/Youth for Human Rights!



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.



[ONE year ago] Ugh. We just found a troubling L. Ron Hubbard Scientology lecture about little boys and sex.
[TWO years ago] How Liz Gale came to disconnect from her own mother, Scientology style
[THREE years ago] Scientology’s apocalyptic ‘expansion’: A hint at the real story in a Brighton shiny moment
[FOUR years ago] The richest Scientologists in the world get a new trophy for donating another pile of cash!
[FIVE years ago] Jefferson Hawkins Explains the Ethics of Scientology’s “Suppressive Person”
[SIX years ago] David Miscavige Tried to Meet with Judge in Lisa McPherson Case: Affidavit


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,282 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,915 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,395 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 458 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 346 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,653 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,521 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,295 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,069 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,415 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,981 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,901 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,068 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,649 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,909 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,949 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,661 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,187 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,276 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,416 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,736 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,592 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,711 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,067 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,369 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,475 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,878 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,749 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,332 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,837 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,081 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,190 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 28, 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
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GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
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