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LEAH REMINI: ‘Jackie Lacey, you have forgotten what side you are on’

[Actress Leah Remini and L. A.’s District Attorney, Jackie Lacey]

Last week we reported that a source close to Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey tells us that Lacey has no intention of charging Scientologist actor Danny Masterson even after a three-year LAPD investigation of rape allegations by a total now of six different women. If Masterson’s victims want to see him charged, our source told us, then they should hope that former San Francisco D.A. George Gascón unseats her in the March election that has her trying for a third term.

Yesterday, we pointed out that Gascón himself, in a tweet, indicated his interest in reviewing the Masterson allegations if he is elected.

And someone who’s been watching all this closely and has strong feelings about it is actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini, who made the allegations against Danny Masterson the centerpiece of the final episode of her three-season A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath, which aired on August 26.

“Whether it is corrupt police officers or billionaires that Jackie Lacey has failed to prosecute, resulting in unnecessary loss of life or, in Danny Masterson’s case, an accused serial rapist being protected by a $3 billion cult, the Church of Scientology, Jackie Lacey has failed the city of Los Angeles,” Remini tells us.

Remini, who lives in Los Angeles County herself and will be voting in March, pointed us to a recent article that summed up criticisms of Lacey’s first two terms as D.A.:


Los Angeles still leads the country in law enforcement shooting deaths. And last year it had the second-highest death toll for police shootings in the nation after Phoenix, which had 21. Black residents are disproportionately victims—24 percent of the deaths but only 9 percent of the county’s population. And since 2000, only one member of law enforcement has been charged for killing a civilian….

Since taking office in 2012, Lacey hasn’t charged a single LAPD officer for a shooting. According to Black Lives Matter LA, over 400 people have been killed by law enforcement or died in custody in the county during Lacey’s tenure. But she has charged only one man, Luke Liu, a deputy in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, for shooting an unarmed man while on duty….

At the same time, Lacey has not yet prosecuted Los Angeles notables accused of corruption and other crimes, like the Church of Scientology and the producer Harvey Weinstein, despite the formation of a task force to look into these cases. Her office didn’t charge billionaire Ed Buck for two fatal overdoses that occurred in his West Hollywood apartment (her office ultimately charged him for a third, non-fatal overdose in September), arguing recently that the Los Angeles sheriff’s department bungled the investigation. She didn’t prosecute a California Highway Patrol officer who repeatedly punched a homeless woman in July 2014. (The highway patrol settled with the family for $1.5 million.). And questions have come up about her campaign contributions, which have included the bail bonds industry, police unions, and people facing felony charges from her office.

Remini says her concerns about Lacey go beyond her failure to charge a Scientologist actor accused of being a sexual predator. In so many ways, she says, Lacey has proved to be a disaster.

“Jackie Lacey, you have failed Los Angeles, you have failed those who have been victimized and looked to to you for justice. It is clear you have forgotten what side you are on,” Remini says.

“It is time for you to go. My vote is for George Gascón.”


Bonus items from our tipsters

Notice there’s no mention that this location is the new Scientology Ideal Org…




Leaked document of the day

From the Mace-Kingsley Ranch documents release comes this item.

Stop calling your moms to complain, you wretches!



Source Code

“You should have things which are motion sources in there. The level of truth of that universe ought to be good. You would BE faith in that universe; or your mock-ups, as far as faith is concerned, you would probably rely on a mock-up a heck of a lot quicker than you’d ever rely on a piece of MEST. I mean that seriously. You’d just rely on the mock-up. That’s not bad; if you can create a Cadillac which can outrun Cadillacs, I think you’d depend upon your Cadillac. Get the idea? But if you were really up at the top of the mock-up curve, you’ve made a Cadillac, you would drive your Cadillac much in preference to a Cadillac. You get the idea? It sounds strange, it sounds peculiar, but if you were doing that, and you really set out to make a Cadillac, yours would be a better Cadillac, for you.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 11, 1952


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Ron’s knowledge accurately blasts big holes in Darwin, yet Darwin is miles above ‘Jesus on a dinosaur’ theories.”


Random Howdy

“Thing is he knows that if Lou called up a restaurant or a movie theater and said ‘Mr. Miscavige would like to visit your establishment, could you please close for the evening to accommodate this,’ they would respond ‘Who?’ His frail ego couldn’t handle this. That’s why the only time he goes out is when he’s with Cruise.”


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

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

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] Tonight, Leah Remini examines her own role in the bizarre Scientology – Nation of Islam dance
[TWO years ago] DOX: An inside look at how Scientology gets what it wants at ‘Ideal Org’ events
[THREE years ago] Scientology: Not very effective in Washington politics, but it tries, tries again
[FOUR years ago] Jon Atack: Scientology’s notion of ‘case gain,’ and how it reinforces the prison of belief
[FIVE years ago] The questioner: Scientology brings in its legal ringer for a Florida showdown
[SIX years ago] TEXAS SKIRMISH: Mike Bennitt is on the scene as Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit is back in court
[SEVEN years ago] Speaking of Scientology Rap, Did Someone Mention CHILL E.B.?
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: Learn PR from the Sea Org!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,655 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,784 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,288 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,808 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 828 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 719 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,026 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,894 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,668 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,442 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,788 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,354 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,273 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,441 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,022 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,283 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,321 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,034 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,560 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,086 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,649 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,789 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,109 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,965 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,084 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,439 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,742 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,848 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,250 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,122 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,705 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,200 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,454 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,563 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 11, 2019 at 07:00

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