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What are Scientologists being told about the Danny Masterson rape case?

What are Scientologists being told about the Danny Masterson rape case? Very little. They don’t say “Danny Masterson,” “rape,” or “Scientology.” They’re being told he’s innocent, even if they can’t say his name or mention the charges. They claim it’s all because of the enemies of Scientology. Most of all, members shouldn’t watch or read any news. Also, it’s all because Scientology is winning.

Ryan Prescott is one of those authorized by the Office of Special Affairs to handle the Masterson case. He’s the self-published author of books about people he perceives as enemies of Scientology. He re-packages OSA’s Dead Agent packs into book form. (But even his most positive reviews mention how poor the spelling and grammar are.) His videos reflect the party line, which is to deny everything, but also not even to talk or read about it.



One of my church members are being attacked in the media right now. It’s pretty severe because the media hates us. Now what’s good about this entire situation — I never look at the negative side, I only look at the positive side. What’s good about this is it’ll come out in the open and his name will be cleared and it’ll be totally fine. In the meantime there are a lot of people that are criminals that are taking this opportunity to make millions of dollars off of it. Religious bigots and so on and so forth.

Prescott stresses that nobody should go to the media to find out the details. “I don’t want you to go search things. I don’t want you doing that. That’s not something we want to do right now.” He followed up with another video to stress that the rape case is proof that Scientology is winning.


We are winning like never before. The attackers of my religion are freaking out. And it’s a good thing ‘cause that means we’re winning. If they weren’t freaking out then we wouldn’t be winning. Right, but they’re definitely freaking out and we’re definitely winning. We’re helping so many different people. We’ve hit records. We’re doing things that have never been done before. We need to keep uniting together and have that in mind and have that winning mentality in mind ‘cause that’s exactly what the mindset should be. It shouldn’t be anything other than that. OK, we are winning. We’re doing things that have never been done before and that’s why you’re going to see a lot more noise. And I urge you not to listen to the noise. I urge you to continue to help people. Focus on what you can do right now to improve your life, improve your friends’ lives, help others like right now in your immediate environment. Turn off the news.

This is how Scientology deals with a crisis internally. They instruct their members to ignore the allegations and ignore the involvement of Scientology in the case. Turn off the news. Don’t listen to anything, just think happy thoughts and know that Scientology is winning.

— Rod Keller


Source Code

“If we weren’t here, the lights of Earth’s civilization would be out in another 25 years. And people know who is sitting, baying at them. But you see the great ease it would be to scoop me up, or shoot me down or do something to me. You might ask, why is it that this has never really happened? It’s come close to happening a couple of times. There’s been an airplane out on a landing field warming up, waiting to kidnap me, and a couple of hoods standing by, real tough mugs. Only they couldn’t handle a .45, and I could. This in the confines of Los Angeles. The war cooled off, as far as I was concerned, many, many years ago, and I don’t expect it to hot up at all. I don’t even bother to lock the doors. And it’s not case as far as I’m concerned. I’m just pointing that out to you as a matter of record. Because if I had a men, number of overts here, or if I had a bugginess going here, the attack on you and the attack on me would be fantastic. But you see, if you haven’t got tremendous motivators, they can’t get a big enough overt going against you, because you just don’t suck it in, that’s all. You see? And that mechanism alone is why we’re still alive. ” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 21, 1961


Overheard in the FreeZone


“Almost every day I audit and all I get are wins and more wins and it is thanks to Ron! I have PCs asking ‘why isn’t everyone doing this?’ Those who INSIST on invalidating Ron and the tech have nasty evil intentions.”


Random Howdy

“You cannot detox addicts NON-MEDICALLY. It is INSANE, SADISTIC, and DANGEROUS.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Arraignment scheduled for September 18.
Jay Spina, Medicare fraud: Sentencing is set for July 6 in White Plains, NY
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: 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!

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

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?



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[TWO years ago] Opportunity missed: What Erika Christensen should have been asked about Scientology
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[FOUR years ago] Nearly four years after Stacy Murphy’s death, Scientology files motion to kill much of lawsuit
[FIVE years ago] ‘Book ’em, Danno’: Just for fun, L. Ron Hubbard’s fingerprints, revealed!
[SIX years ago] Ryan Hamilton files lawsuit 14 against Scientology’s drug rehab, and other updates
[SEVEN years ago] In His New Book, Is Neil Gaiman Exorcising His Scientology Past?
[NINE years ago] Scientology “Goons” Rough Up Aussie TV Journos (Video)
[ELEVEN years ago] Scientology’s Leader a Sadistic Slapper, Say Top-Level Defectors: St. Pete Times


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 1,975 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,479 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,999 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,019 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 910 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,217 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,085 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,859 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,633 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,979 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,545 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,464 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,632 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,213 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,474 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,512 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,225 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,750 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,280 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,840 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,980 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,300 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,155 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,275 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,630 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,933 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,039 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,441 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,313 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,896 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,391 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,645 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,754 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 21, 2020 at 06:00

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