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Woman who fled Scientology after being lured in by Jason Dohring acting class goes public

[Jason Dohring and Christina]

In July, we told you that an unnamed woman had gone to the Los Angeles Police Department with a dramatic account of how she had managed to escape from Scientology after being lured in through an acting class that featured Scientologist and Veronica Mars actor Jason Dohring.

Mike Rinder had broken the story the day before at his blog by posting the LAPD incident report about the woman’s escape. She had taken Dohring’s class at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre on February 27, and within days had been so sucked into the organization she signed a Sea Org billion-year contract and was working long hours, her freedom seriously curtailed.

Just as quickly, by March 21 she had soured on Scientology but felt pressured to stay. She managed to get away from the Celebrity Centre by pretending that she was just moving her car.

She went to the LAPD, who put a detective on her case, and she also contacted Graham Berry, who is representing her as her civil attorney.

And yesterday, Christina Clark went public by appearing on a new syndicated television program, The Mel Robbins Show, which dedicated a generous amount of time to her story. Here’s the segment…



And for our newer readers, we want to point out again that Jason Dohring’s father, Doug Dohring, owns the company that operates ABC Mouse, the popular education software for toddlers, and its success has allowed Doug Dohring to give $20 million to the Church of Scientology…



The new Narconon UK numbers are in!

Our thanks to the tipster who notified us that the new Narconon UK accounts have been filed and posted for the public to see. Wouldn’t it be nice if the US had that kind of accountability for David Miscavige and his crew? Unfortunately, only a few countries, like Great Britain and Ireland, force Scientology to open its books, and they have to do it promptly, too.

Our tipster pointed out one thing in particular about the new report: “Narconon’s grants have increased, and they aren’t coming through ABLE anymore, they now come from Narconon Trust.”

The Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) is the umbrella organization for Narconon and many other Scientology front groups. But suddenly, something called Narconon Trust is fueling the rehab clinic in England, which doesn’t do enough business to sustain itself. That does seem like an intriguing new development.

We know our financial documents hounds will be anxious to dive into the new report. Please let us know what gems you find in it…



Narconon UK Annual Report 2018 by Tony Ortega on Scribd


The Miami lawsuit shows some progress

The third of the lawsuits filed against Scientology by the Brian Kent-Marci Hamilton legal team, on behalf of a Jane Doe plaintiff who alleges she was sexually abused as a child in the organization, showed some progress today.

According to court filings, two defendants in the lawsuit — the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (FSO) which runs the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida; and the Clearwater Academy, a Scientology-based private school — were both served the lawsuit on October 29.

The defendants have 20 days from that date to respond in writing to the court.

No word yet on whether the other defendants in that lawsuit have been served: the Church of Scientology International, Religious Technology Center, and Scientology leader David Miscavige.


Bonus items from our tipsters

Meanwhile, in Canada…



Source Code

“It is interesting that the Tagalogs weren’t ever told that you were supposed to stop when you were hit by a bullet. So they would get hit with three or four bullets through the heart and one through the head and then run seventy-five yards and take a machete and whack off an American soldier’s head. This was disconcerting to our troops during the Philippine insurrection. So we sent a lot of people in and convinced them that when you were hit by a bullet you were supposed to die. They have never repeated this performance. That is an interesting datum. And yet there were lots of Tagalogs running around getting shot at during World War II and none of them put on this kind of a performance. What actually happened to them was mechanical.” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 12, 1951


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Many gods rule the Matrix. They are the same ones since the Egyptians but names were changed for the Greek and Roman gods. There is one head God, many lesser gods, the watcher gods are in the millions and ultimately the ones that are here in charge of the prison planet and take human form.”


Random Howdy

“I’m bemused that ex-Scientologists still actively engage in magical thinking, not realizing that the number one reason that they got sucked into Scientology in the first place is because they were already engaged in magical thinking through a belief and interest in the supernatural and the paranormal which had already placed them on the slippery slope to cult hell.”


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

[The Big Three: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley]

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?



[ONE year ago] AUDIO: Scientology fundraising throws in a little conspiracy-mongering for effect
[TWO years ago] Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: Scientology’s front groups, including Narconon, get a special look
[THREE years ago] Leah Remini schools us on what motivates Scientologists to toe the line
[FOUR years ago] Countdown to Room 174: Remembering, in real time, Scientology’s grimmest scandal
[FIVE years ago] Scientology Photoshopping: Erasing L. Ron Hubbard’s second wife from ‘The RON Series’
[SIX years ago] Bruce Hines Joins Us As Claire Headley Keeps Us Moving Through Scientology’s OT Levels!
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Desperately Wants Your Children: The Cruise Ship Come-On
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Seasickness: Commenters of the Week!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,626 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,755 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,259 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,779 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 799 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 690 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,997 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,865 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,639 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,413 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,759 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,325 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,244 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,412 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,993 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,254 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,293 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,005 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,531 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,057 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,620 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,760 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,080 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,936 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,055 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,410 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,713 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,819 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,221 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,093 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,676 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,171 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,425 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,534 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on November 12, 2019 at 07:00

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