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We have a Scientology document (we think) Priscilla Presley doesn’t want us to show you

[Priscilla Presley and her daughter Lisa Marie]

Dear readers, we find ourselves in an unusual situation, and after several weeks of frustration we’ve decided that writing about it and letting you into what is happening might help us figure out what to do next.

Some time ago we obtained a fairly amazing document.

It is a “Knowledge Report,” something that our readers are very familiar with, particularly those who were in the Church of Scientology.

Scientology is a snitching culture. It’s an interrogation culture. And all Scientologists know that if they see someone breaking the rules — even their own loved ones — they are expected to write up a report about it which is known as a “Knowledge Report” or “KR” for short.

Leah Remini has talked about how natural it was, for example, to write a KR about her own husband, turning him in for doing something “out-ethics,” Scientology jargon for doing something against regulations.


Over the years, we’ve shown you many KRs, including some written about Leah Remini by her friends when they realized that she was beginning to slip away from the church.

So, KRs are pretty familiar to us. But this one was truly stunning.

It is a Knowledge Report written by Priscilla Presley around the year 2000, and the person she is turning in for out-ethics is her own daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

It’s a five page document, and it’s fascinating not only for the things Priscilla accuses her daughter of doing, but that it is so wrapped up in Scientology lingo.

It’s amazing to see Priscilla Presley talking like any other L. Ron Hubbard-obsessed Scientologist about “gains” and “nattering” and “cycles of action” and “things that shouldn’t be.”

At the time, both Lisa Marie and Priscilla were heavily involved in Scientology. (We’ve detailed how Lisa Marie subsequently pulled away from the church and broke away entirely in 2014. We believe that Priscilla also left at that time, but she has denied it in press reports.)

The KR was written during the brief time that Lisa Marie was engaged to musician John Oszajca. Priscilla was still seeing producer Marco Garibaldi (they broke up in 2006).

Priscilla’s concerns are mainly that Lisa Marie is not very loyal, that she is gabby with outsiders and says things that make Priscilla very uncomfortable. In other words, the document seems to mainly reflect the concerns of a mother who is unhappy that her famous child is not more considerate about her feelings.

Nothing in the document is particularly outrageous. We find it mostly interesting because it’s so instructive to see a Scientology celebrity using the Scientology lingo and caught up in the mindset. So often we find that people seem to be under the impression that celebrities involved in Scientology aren’t indoctrinated the way other members are. So this document really addresses that well.

So why don’t we show it to you?

Well, see, that’s where the frustration comes in.

We learned that another news organization also got a copy of this document, and when they approached the church and Priscilla’s representatives for comment, they were singed with angry lawyer letters threatening to sue for invasion of privacy.

We think an invasion of privacy claim would be tough to prove in court for a public person like Priscilla Presley, but we figured it would be a good idea to make our own attempts to get a response from the church and Priscilla’s attorney, Marty Singer.

We have tried, dear readers. We have sent emails to church spokeswoman Karin Pouw and to church attorney Gary Soter. We left a voice message for Soter, making sure his associate understood why we were asking. We did the same with Singer, calling him on his private cell number, as well as leaving messages with his office.


The response? Nothing. No callbacks. No emails. No angry letters threatening to sue us over publishing this document.

We’re feeling stuck. It’s difficult for us to publish a document knowing that Priscilla has threatened another organization with a lawsuit over it. Would she sue us? We just don’t know — her attorney won’t get back to us.

Got any suggestions?


Bonus items from our tipsters

Meanwhile, in Canada…



Source Code

“You know, a fellow’s walking down the street and a thought flashes through his mind that maybe some of his behavior is not entirely masculine, maybe it is slightly effeminate. In other words, the datum is there ‘Maybe I’m a girl.’ Well, it’s, you see, it’s very nebulous. You know, maybe he’s just playing a game with himself of worry, something. We come along, we pat him on the shoulder, he tells us what he’s worried about. We don’t even have to tell him ‘You’re not a girl,’ see? I mean, he just tells us what he was worried about, he — boom! See, it’s gone that quick.” — L. Ron Hubbard, October 25, 1956


Overheard in the FreeZone

“You know, with more and more of us dying and coming back (Revenimus?), I wonder if you could actually get away with a business catering to this need? Somebody’d have to store your crap for a couple of decades, and then you’d have to give your passphrase to get it back. ‘Theta-Store Inc.’ Motto: ‘We got your crap. Come get it back.’ Yeah, I’m definitely on to something here!”


Random Howdy

“I’ll have you know I read each and every comment very carefully and that there are a myriad of reasons for why I may upvote them…or not.”


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

[Kelly Preston, Beck, and Anne Archer]

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!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



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[TWO years ago] Chris Owen: How one country, at least, is savaging Scientology’s privacy nightmare
[THREE years ago] Until the spaceships arrive, Scientologists measure cosmic success in framed glory
[FOUR years ago] Jon Atack: Scientology’s ‘past lives’ don’t pass the giggle test
[FIVE years ago] Jon Atack: Scientology and hypnotism — even some ex-members can’t admit its central role
[SIX years ago] Scientology Moves to Dismiss Garcia Fraud Lawsuit On a Question of Jurisdiction
[SEVEN years ago] Tom Cruise Sues, UK Scientologists Sue, Narconon Is Sued: It’s a Legal Free-For-All!!
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Responds in Typical Fashion to South Park Investigation Documents
[TEN years ago] ‘Crash’ Director Paul Haggis Ditches Scientology


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,608 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,737 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,241 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,761 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 781 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 672 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,979 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,847 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,621 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,395 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,741 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,307 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,226 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,394 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,975 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,236 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,275 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,987 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,513 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,039 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,602 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,742 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,062 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,918 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,037 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,392 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,695 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,801 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,203 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,075 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,658 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,153 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,407 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,516 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on October 25, 2019 at 07:00

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