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We’ve highlighted the parts Danny Masterson wants removed from the Scientology lawsuit

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Yesterday, we told you about the “demurrer” that Scientologist actor Danny Masterson filed in an attempt to remove himself from a lawsuit filed by four women who say that they’ve been harassed by the That ’70s Show actor and the Church the Scientology since they came forward with rape allegations against Masterson.

Masterson denies that he raped any of the women, and despite a three-year investigation by the LAPD, the Los Angeles District Attorney has not charged Masterson with a crime. He also says that he has not harassed the women, and he calls their lawsuit a publicity ploy.

But besides his demurrer, Masterson also filed another document last week that we thought you’d find interesting. Calling for a hearing on September 2, Masterson has submitted a motion to strike a substantial part of the amended complaint, calling the portions he wants removed “extraneous, irrelevant, and prejudicial.”


We thought about how to report on this document, which is essentially a long list of items that Masterson objects to. But eventually we figured that the best thing to do would be to show you rather then tell you what Masterson wants removed. So, we are reproducing here the entire amended complaint, and with the portions Masterson wants struck highlighted in yellow. Not only will this allow you to find them quickly, but it also keeps them in context with the other portions that Masterson has not asked to be taken out.

We’re really looking forward to your thoughts on the choices that Danny made here, and what you think it says about how he’s going to argue things in September to get himself out of this lawsuit…







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“It’s very funny, you know: bodies have machinery laid into them from other times. It’s quite interesting. You’ll find some preclear wallowing around one time or another: ‘Well, look what I have done to this body. Look at the horrible machinery and things I have set up.’ Then he wonders why it runs much faster and gets much more solid. Well, some thetan that had the thing on the genetic line way back when has already installed a tremendous number of items. You didn’t install everything that’s wrong with your body.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 5, 1957


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The events we are living and participating to with LRH are nothing short of HISTORICAL. It is nothing less than the publication of what happened before the birth of this universe and the series of events that brought us or some of us to put an end to the former dying civilization so as to offer it a new chance in another universe.”


Random Howdy

“No one knows what possible dirt there may be in Katie’s PC folder. Her first concern is maintaining the image of a ‘fit’ mother so Cruise doesn’t try to get custody of Suri on that accusation. If she dishes dirt I’m sure so will he.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing was set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for October 7 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.’ Hearing on motion for reconsideration set for June 17
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: July 8 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), August 31-Sept 1 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe’s attorneys have asked for discovery, depositions (Warren McShane, Lynn Farny), amended complaint filed
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments were heard on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Amended complaint filed.


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] Media and authorities should focus on the real horrors of Scientology’s Freewinds
[TWO years ago] In the US and Australia, new Ideal Orgs are increasingly isolated and uninviting. What gives?
[THREE years ago] Families of rescued patients are sharply divided on Scientologist-run Tennessee hellhole
[FOUR years ago] How Ron Miscavige’s Scientology memoir reads to a former Scientologist
[FIVE years ago] Neil Gaiman’s sister shows up in Scientology response video to Gibney film ‘Going Clear’
[SIX years ago] Flag Down drama — Mark Bunker kicked out by conference organizer
[SEVEN years ago] Cinco De Funnies: Getting Drunk on the Wisdom of Ron!
[NINE years ago] Howard Stern Questions A Former Scientology Private Eye


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 1,928 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,432 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,952 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 972 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 863 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,170 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,038 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,812 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,586 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,932 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,498 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,417 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,585 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,166 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,427 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,465 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,178 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,703 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,233 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,793 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,933 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,253 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,108 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,228 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,583 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,886 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,992 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,394 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,266 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,849 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,344 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,598 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,707 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 5, 2020 at 07:00

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