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Is there something screwy about Scientology buffoon Grant Cardone?

Scientology’s wealthy ham hock Grant Cardone continues to intrigue us with his antics. Have you seen the latest?

It’s a short video shot by his wife Elena Cardone which is being shared on Twitter, with her narrating while she walks through what appears to be a sumptuous beach house.

After briefly showing Grant filming himself on his phone, she later shows off their shower area, and asks Grant to “cover yourself up.” We then see Cardone under a double shower head, holding a towel in front of himself. Elena then asks their naked 9-year-old daughter to peek out behind her father, and points out that they’re showering together. “This is living, ha boo?” Elena says.



Now, in some cultures it might not be too unusual for a man to be showering with his 9-year-old daughter, but for Americans like the Cardones, it seems a little off-putting, to say the least. And we can’t help thinking about Scientology’s dictum that children are actually ancient beings in small packages.

We sent an email to Cardone to ask him what he thought about the video being shared on Twitter. We’ll let you know if he responds.

In 2011, we first wrote about Cardone and followed it with a subsequent story that Beverly Hills Playhouse director Allen Barton told us about the role Cardone played as an enforcer for David Miscavige, targeting legendary acting coach Milton Katselas with harassment.

Cardone responded not by sending a reply to our email but by posting a meme that said, “Bring it on, Ding Dong.”

It seemed pretty characteristic of the buffoonish motivational speaker.

Since then, he’s become a pretty regular feature here as he and his wife always find a way to display their odd sense of propriety.

But we’re not sure what to think of Grant’s latest star-turn. We’d like to hear from you: Innocent family fun on vacation? Or something really off about Grant and Elena Cardone?



Scientology is suing in Ireland

We’re shocked, SHOCKED to hear that after Scientology’s plans for a Narconon in Ireland got squashed flat by a planning board there, the church, through its local Narconon Trust, has brought suit against the planning board.

The site, a former school campus in Ballivor, County Meath, had zoning for a nursing home when Narconon acquired it and then got permission from the local county council to use it for a drug rehab center. But after persistent opposition from local residents, a national planning board, An Bord Pleanala, ruled that the council’s decision wasn’t correct. Narconon, it ruled, had no right to put a drug rehab there — even though the renovation project was nearing completion.

So now Narconon Trust has filed suit against An Bord Pleanala, and we have no doubt Scientology will 1. pretend it has nothing to do with this while 2. pursuing its usual scorched-earth legal tactics.

As Grant Cardone might say, bring it on, Ding Dong.


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

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We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. 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!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,329 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,460 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,962 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,442 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 505 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 393 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,700 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,568 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,342 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,116 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,462 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,028 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,948 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,115 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,696 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,956 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,996 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,708 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,234 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,323 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,463 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,783 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,639 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,758 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,114 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,416 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,522 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,925 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,796 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,379 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,874 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,128 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,237 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 14, 2019 at 12:30

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