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Let’s help Scientology actor Danny Masterson name his new wine venture

[Masterson, enjoying a beverage]

Since Scientology actor Danny Masterson was named in a lawsuit filed against him by four women who allege that he violently raped them, we’ve been curious about when he might be served legal papers. And we’ve also wondered where Masterson is at the moment and whether process servers will have a difficult time finding him.

And so we found it interesting that on his Instagram account, the That ’70s Show actor has been offering a pretty definite clue to his current location.



The latest image at his account is a photo of a harvest of grapes in Central California, and this is Danny’s caption: “Got Reisling? #harvest @esfuerzowines @fidiwinefarmer 20 bins this eve 40 mañana.”

Esfuerzo Wines, in Buellton, California, also featured Masterson in a video it made of the Riesling grape harvest, showing him hauling fruit and calling him their “MVP.”

Now, maybe it’s not shocking that a California-based actor is dabbling in winemaking. But if you remember, the women who say that Masterson raped them all allege that before he attacked them, they were either semi-conscious or unconscious, and three of them say it occurred after they had suspiciously become intoxicated after a single glass of an alcoholic beverage (two of them say it was a glass of wine).

Now, you might think that if you were accused of possibly doping women before violently raping them, and you knew that law enforcement and the press were keeping a pretty close look at you, you might think twice before going into the wine business.

But Danny Masterson has shown that he’s not really very careful about the things he says or does and if he’s going to make wine, well, let’s help him out.

What sort of branding do you think would sell best for Danny Masterson? Use your imagination.


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Meanwhile, in Canada…



Source Code

“The Eighth Dynamic is really infinity stood upright. And it simply means infinity. Now, you can come along and say, ‘Well, you also mean the Supreme Being?’ No, we don’t particularly mean the Supreme Being. How do we know that you aren’t, collectively, the Supreme Being. See? That’s probably much more closer to truth. There are gods around of various kinds. There are some wind gods over in India; there are various savage gods of one kind or another. But if you give them a good quizzing you find out that they’re just a thetan and they behave most remarkably like you would if you hadn’t thought that you ought to lay aside all the power you had, too.” — L. Ron Hubbard, October 19, 1954


Overheard in the FreeZone

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

[Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, and Juliette Lewis]

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!

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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,602 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,731 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,235 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,755 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 775 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 666 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,973 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,841 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,615 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,389 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,735 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,301 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,220 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,388 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,969 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,230 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,269 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,981 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,507 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,033 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,596 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,736 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,056 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,912 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,031 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,386 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,689 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,795 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,197 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,069 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,652 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,147 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,401 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,510 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on October 19, 2019 at 07:00

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