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DA Jackie Lacey’s husband pulls gun on protesters day before election

In a bizarre incident which may end up having consequences for the Church of Scientology and Scientologist actor Danny Masterson, Los Angeles media outlets are reporting that David Lacey, husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters outside their Granada Hills home Monday morning.

According to ABC-7, video of the incident was posted to Twitter by Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah. It was also tweeted by a Democratic Party candidate Jasmyne Cannick.

Cannick said in a tweet that the group was protesting Lacey in front of her house after she allegedly failed to meet with Black Lives Matter. During the protest, her husband opened the door and threatened to shoot Abdullah, who is heard speaking off-camera.

“I will shoot you. Get off of my porch!” he said.


“Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we’re here?” Abdullah said.

“I don’t care who you are,” the man said while lowering the gun. “Get off of my porch! Right now!”

Lacey said he was calling police, and LAPD did respond to the scene, but no arrests were made. The department is investigating.

Tomorrow is election day in Los Angeles, where Jackie Lacey is running for a third term as district attorney. The campaign has been marked with protests by activists who claim that Lacey has not turned out to be the progressive DA she promised to be.

She’s facing a stiff challenge from former San Francisco DA George Gascón, who has campaigned partly on Lacey’s record of not charging some powerful figures accused of sexual assaults, namely famous yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. (After he made that criticism, Lacey did file charges against Weinstein on the day his trial in New York City began.)

For Scientology watchers, of course, interest in the election stems from Lacey’s inaction over the past three years since the LAPD publicly acknowledged that it was investigating the allegations of four different women who all say they were violently raped by Scientologist actor Danny Masterson in incidents that happened between 2001 and 2004. (We’ve reported that three more women have come forward to give interviews with the LAPD in recent months.)

We reported that a source close to the DA told us that Lacey was not going to charge the actor even with additional victims coming forward because she didn’t want to take on the Church of Scientology and complicate her political ambitions. The source told us that victims who wanted to see Masterson charged should hope that Gascón unseats Lacey in the election.

Typically, no one candidate will garner a majority of the votes in tomorrow’s voting, and a run-off will occur between the top two vote-getters.

Will this last-minute bizarre incident have an effect on that outcome? We won’t have long to find out.

UPDATE: We just checked with our source close to the DA. Their quote: “She’s finished.”


Source Code


“It’s the inability of the Catholic Church, and the inability of the Methodist and Angelican and other faiths, to unravel the why that lay behind human-emotion-and-reaction that convinced them utterly that man was a sinful being and that was born in sin, and he was conceived in sin and born in sin and would die in sin, and that he was evil. You can see them now on the rostrum, on the platform shaking their fingers at their congregations and how they were evil sinners, and they were all sinners. That’s just all, they didn’t have the right why. So, your own future morale pursuing a line as an Establishment Officer actually is greatly dependent on your ability to penetrate a situation and discover a correct why.” — L. Ron Hubbard, March 2, 1972


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Able Body Bill said (in the UFO lecture) that siding with the EU and its Marcabian masters was better than siding with the USA and its gray Andromedan masters. Marcab controls the population through economics and tax, while the grays from Andromeda use brain chips and implants.”


Random Howdy

“Even after all this time I’m still shocked at how this ‘religion’ is able to turn people into the biggest bunch of liars, bullies and amoral a-holes I’ve ever come across. I’m use to associating with junkies, prostitutes, and various other sundry shady types, but generally speaking, those people have more of a moral compass than your militant Scientologist.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for April 14 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Waiting for an appellate decision from the Eleventh Circuit
— Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ (Valerie’s options.)
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology: March 11 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice, defense motions to quash), March 20 (demurrers by Masterson and Scientology), March 27 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe’s attorneys have asked for discovery, April 20 hearing set (motion to compel arbitration)
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Complaint filed.


Start making your plans…

Head over to the convention website and meet us in St. Louis!


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

[Alanna Masterson, Terry Jastrow, and Marisol Nichols]

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] Mike Rinder on Scientology’s smears, Miscavige’s fears, and waiting for ‘Aftermath’ news
[TWO years ago] Scientology TV is now installed at the Ideal Orgs — when do the rest of us get to see it?
[THREE years ago] Leah Remini’s ‘Troublemaker’ finally gets a UK publisher — and you can probably guess who!
[FIVE years ago] NEW TODAY: Memoir with shocking claims by notorious Scientology spy, Merrell Vannier
[SIX years ago] Sunday Funnies: Scientology nuttiness on Oscar Day!
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Mythbusting with Jon Atack: That L. Ron Hubbard TV Ad!
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology on the High Seas: Three Major Enemies Scalped!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,865 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,369 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,889 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 909 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 800 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,107 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,975 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,749 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,523 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,869 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,435 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,354 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,522 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,103 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,364 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,402 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,115 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,640 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,167 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,730 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,870 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,190 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,045 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,165 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,520 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,823 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,929 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,331 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,203 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,786 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,281 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,535 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,644 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on March 2, 2020 at 13:40

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