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Scientologist attorney gets her first ‘head on a pike’ with OC health officer resignation

[Leigh Dundas in full cry]

On May 26, we told you about David Miscavige’s rising new Scientology star, anti-vaxx “human rights attorney” Leigh Dundas, who is making a name for herself by pretending that public health officials asking people to wear masks to protect against a deadly pandemic is constitutional heresy and is tantamount to murder.

It’s won her a small legion of fans among the scientifically-challenged, and has garnered her some entertaining mentions in local press articles about protests in various parts of California.

And now it turns out that on the very day that our article about Dundas appeared she outdid herself with a fiery display at an Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting that would have major implications.

During her two minutes allowed during a public input session that day, Dundas unleashed a vicious attack on beleaguered OC chief health officer Dr. Nichole Quick, even naming her home address and threatening to stage a protest on her lawn that, when it resulted in deaths, would get Quick charged with “murder.”

It was so out of bounds, in video of the meeting posted by the county, Dundas is muted when she blurts out Quick’s home address…



Quick’s “crime” was that she had ordered Orange County residents to wear masks in public, just like so many other public health officials around the country, many of whom have been the target of irrational hatred and death threats by people upset that they might be inconvenienced during a major pandemic.

After the meeting and the threats from Dundas, the county sheriff’s department assigned a security detail to protect Quick, but on Monday she gave in to the hatred and threats and resigned.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported on Quick’s resignation and on the threats spoken during the May 26 hearing, but for some reason the Times article didn’t name Dundas. It only referred to her as “a woman who identified herself as an attorney.”

It took us all of a few minutes to find the video from the board of supervisors meeting and separate out the segment you see above, during which Dundas clearly says her name. A few moments more searching would have brought the Times to our previous story about Scientology’s new attack dog.

Once again, the Los Angeles Times shows no interest in a potentially important story about a Scientologist.

Meanwhile, David Miscavige must be thrilled that his new weapon has her first “head on a pike,” as Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was so fond of saying.

With these articles we hope public officials in California take note that Leigh Dundas is a Scientologist agitating for a sneaky Scientology front group, and that she should not be taken seriously. She’s already proved she’s not above putting a public official’s life in danger in order to further her ludicrous conspiracy theories.

The Los Angeles Times missed that part of the story, and it will be interesting to see if the newspaper gets around to discussing Dundas in a more serious way as she will, most certainly, continue to attempt to cause as much damage as possible to public health and government in California.


Bonus items from our tipsters


Hawaii is getting some big news?

Did Charlie Wakley actually ask for help captioning these images? Uh-oh.



Source Code

“Many an auditor falls for this because the PC wants to know how come he was on the planet Yuk-zuk in a railway conductor’s uniform, you see? What was he doing there? And that’s all very interesting and we can assuage his curiosity to some degree, but if we go in for just assuaging the curiosity of the thing — dramatizing watching TV or something like that, you see — we unfortunately get into the situation where we’re not following down an engramic chain. So here, you see, is another great liability in running engrams. We get so absorbed in dramatis personae and that sort of thing, that we actually aren’t running the chain of engrams at all, we are simply trying to find out. See, get that as a liability, because it is a liability. You actually can find out all about what this PC was doing on the planet Yuk-zuk. You could find out all about it. The only trouble is the basic on it was on the planet Pan-wan, which was a trillion years earlier. You see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 11, 1963


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Much like you have had free reign to spread entheta about our org and our members, I should be allowed to have my voice, so please stop attempting to suppress me by saying ‘stop it’ and ‘stop spreading entheta.’ Per LRH, ethics exist to HELP orgs, not destroy them. Please see references above. Moreover, LRH says that we are protected from ethics because of our up-stats. The case should be closed there. Moreover, LRH didn’t want a dictatorship to exist. As long as Scientology is introduced into the world and we can HELP people, we should. If our org is gone, along goes with it the world’s only online course room for independent Scientologists, video production to increase awareness of LRH and his materials, quotes, the first Scientology games, and then some.”


Random Howdy

“The fact that the mayor couldn’t revoke the license for the Scientologists to erect their circus tent in punishment for their egregious act I find outrageous. The U.S legal system is way too convoluted for my liking.”


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 August 11
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 dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
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!

[Jenna Elfman, Giovanni Ribisi, and Greta Van Susteren]

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] Justin Bieber in the octagon? Why he couldn’t handle Tom Cruise’s Scientology powers
[TWO years ago] When Scientology keeps a mother from her child in the ER: Lori Hodgson’s story
[THREE years ago] Neil Gaiman’s sis begs her fellow Scientologists to donate to an already funded building
[FOUR years ago] BILLBOARD 2.0 — Phil and Willie Jones set their sights on Scientology’s mecca in Florida
[FIVE years ago] Augustine: How L. Ron Hubbard devised Scientology’s most diabolical legal mechanisms
[SEVEN years ago] Precious Bodily Fluids: Scientology and the Purification Rundown


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 1,965 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,469 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,989 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,009 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 900 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,207 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,075 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,849 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,623 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,969 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,535 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,454 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,622 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,203 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,464 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,502 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,215 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,740 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,270 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,830 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,970 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,290 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,145 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,265 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,620 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,923 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,029 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,431 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,303 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,886 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,381 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,635 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,744 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 11, 2020 at 07:00

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