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Wild scene in court papers: Scientology leader David Miscavige finally, really served?

[The elusive quarry]

While we wait for the major showdown over “religious arbitration” on Dec 18, there’s another update in the lawsuit against Danny Masterson and Scientology which we know you’re going to want to hear about.

On Thursday, attorneys for Chrissie Carnell Bixler and the other women suing Masterson submitted an affidavit by a private investigator who describes the most recent attempt to serve Scientology leader David Miscavige to make him an official defendant in this lawsuit, which was first filed more than a year ago.

The scene the private investigator described is pretty entertaining.

Carlos Fernandez identifies himself as a private investigator working for Intellectual Property Enforcement Co., and he says he was hired on November 17 by the attorneys representing Carnell Bixler and the others.

Four days later, on Nov 21, he went to a familiar Scientology landmark, the Hollywood Guaranty Building on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue.


Scientology watchers know that on the first floor of that building, facing the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition, where you can go to hear all about what an internationally famous humanitarian the founder of Scientology was.

Fernandez notes that the building’s main entrance, at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, is where records indicate that David Miscavige lives.

We’ve noted previously that former church executives tell us that there is a bedroom up on the 11th floor of this building, which also houses offices where the church’s top management hold sensitive meetings about running the worldwide organization.

But is it Dave’s “home?” We know that for many years Dave’s main residence was at Gold Base, near Hemet, California, but our sources tell us he stopped going there about five years ago. Where Dave is these days is a bit of a mystery.

Leah Remini told us that when she was still a member of the church and she wanted to send a letter or gift to Dave and his wife Shelly Miscavige, she was told to use the 6331 Hollywood Boulevard Avenue address.

So, as far as we know, it is an official address for Dave, even if he might not use it all that often.

Fernandez noted that Dave’s workplace is the Religious Technology Center. This is the subsidiary which nominally runs Scientology, where Dave is “Chairman of the Board,” hence the reason he is known as “C.O.B.” to Scientologists.

The address of the RTC is 1710 Ivar Avenue, which Fernandez astutely notes is in the same building as 6331 Hollywood Boulevard.

Hey! That is correct!

This guy already had one up on his predecessors who have had such a hard time serving Miscavige.

Anyway, here’s what Fernandez said happened when he went to the building on Nov 21:

I arrived at the Church of Scientology International address at approximately 9:50 AM. The main entrance for 6331 Hollywood Boulevard is located to the right of the building and the address of “6331” is depicted at the right bottom of the building. There is a pin pad next to the door and there is also a yellow sign that says, “Attention, please do not enter if you are ill or have been around others who are ill. Get the Receptionist’s attention so that you may be screened with a no-contact thermometer before entering the premises.” The doors themselves are glass but have a white curtain that covers them so no one can see inside.

As I knocked on the door, a Caucasian male opened the door. The Caucasian male is best described as being in his mid 40’s approximately 6’1 or taller and had graying hair. I asked him if David Miscavige was in. The Caucasian male stated that he was not in. I stated that I need to deliver a package to him, asked how I could do this and if I could at this location. The male stated that I could not and ended the conversation closing the door.

I then walked around the corner to the Religious Technology Center International address of 1710 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028 in attempt to serve David Miscavige at his place of employment. I arrived at the location at approximately 9:54 AM. The address of “1710” is depicted above the brown entrance door. Next to the entrance door, there is a telephone box. There is a driveway with a black security gate to the left of the building.


There was a Caucasian male security guard posted up in front of the door. The security guard was wearing a black uniform with gold lettering on the uniform. The security guard is best described as being 6’1” with light brown hair and a heavy foreign accent. I asked him for David Miscavige. He said he was not here. I asked if he was inside and told him that I had a package for David Miscavige. He said he was not in and that I needed to leave. I thanked him for his time and departed from the location.

Four days later, Fernandez made another attempt, with similar results.

But then on December 2, he went again to the building, but this time with a female colleague named Yvette Moreno. Would a woman have better luck getting her foot in the door? Here’s what happened…

Investigator Moreno knocked on the 6331 Hollywood Boulevard address and a Caucasian male answered the door. The male is best described as being in his late 40’s approximately 5’9”, 160 lbs., light brown hair and blue eyes.

At this time, Investigator Moreno asked the male if David Miscavige was in. The Caucasian male stated that he was not in and asked how he could help her. Investigator Moreno proceeded to give the service packet to the Caucasian male, who then threw up his hands in the air and stated that he could not accept service. Investigator Moreno told him that it was okay and she proceeded to put the papers on the floor on the inside of the building in front of the Caucasian male.

At this time the Caucasian male started to kick at the paperwork. Investigator Moreno advised him that it was probably not a good idea for him to kick out the paperwork into the street and public. The service packet was still inside the building when Investigator Moreno departed the location.

(Killer shade highlighted by us.)

With his colleague having served the packet of papers on the hysterical Sea Org employee at 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, Fernandez himself then pulled a similar maneuver around the corner at the 1710 Ivar Ave entrance…

When I arrived at 1710 Ivar Avenue, I rang the doorbell. I observed the entrance door slightly open. I entered the location. Once inside, I observed a mailroom with packages throughout. Inside towards the rear right, there were two Caucasians males working. I note that when they did speak to me later, they spoke in a very heavy foreign accent. One of the males is best described as being in his early to mid 40’s, approximately 5’9”, 185 lbs., black hair, brown eyes with corrective eyewear. The second male is best described as being in his mid to late 30’s, approximately 5’9”, 175 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.

As I called out to them, they turned to me and I asked if David Miscavige was in. They both turned to me, and I am not sure which one spoke, but between the both of them, they told me that I could not be there and that I needed to go outside and ring the doorbell. I told him that I did ring the doorbell and that I had a package for David Miscavige. At this point, they started to walk towards me telling me to get out. I told them that I was serving them with paperwork: and proceeded to place the service packet on a shelf near them as they came towards me. Where I placed the service paperwork there was a label depicting, “Mail Packs”. I then walked out and departed the location leaving the set of papers inside the 1710 Ivar Avenue location.

And with that visit to the worker bees at the Hollywood Guaranty Building, David Miscavige was (perhaps) finally served at his place of residence and his place of employment.

We will, of course, look forward to Scientology’s response, which will no doubt go heavy on the smelling salts.

Here’s the document itself…



Bixler v. Scientology: Misc… by Tony Ortega


Source Code

“If you went into this technical society and you could just make better screwdrivers than anybody else, why, if you had any acumen at all, you eventually would make some kind of a minor success of the situation. But we’re not talking now about screwdrivers. We’re talking about the stuff of which life is made: life itself. And any time you get a technology of that character going forward, and you have a grasp of that technology, you cannot help but win. You don’t even have to try to win. People will come ahead and present you with large sections of Earth. That is all. I mean, it can’t help it. For instance, right now I’ve told them occasionally, from time to time, they’d never get into space without us. I’ve told them that from time to time. Well, what do you know? Cape Canaveral just sent for a Scientologist. They won’t get into space without us.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 12, 1961


Avast, Ye Mateys

“NO ONE is to send telexes, telegrams, telephone messages or mail ashore without security clearance of CS-1. This includes the Ships Rep and Operations on international and mission lines but does not affect daily purchasing, PRO and port/agent cycles. This DOES include personal favors asked of persons leaving the ship on mission or on leave — they may NOT be given things to send specially for crewmembers or money to be transferred off normal org lines that are set up to handle just that.” — Ellen Klayman, F/Communicator, approved by Lt. Brian Livingston CS-1, December 12, 1969


Overheard in the FreeZone


“While Facebook is a tool to connect, and it could have been a great tool for dissemination, it has now become a cesspit for counter-intentions, ARC breaks, and suppression of the subject. This is something I want no part of. Scientology is meant to be the exact opposite of that. Therefore, I have made a decision to disconnect from groups that are not AOGP owned. This is me ‘delivering a successful blow’ if you will. Now probably nobody gives a shit, I certainly have seen the apathy amongst Indies so I’m not expecting a farewell or anything. But in some small way I am hoping to inspire others to get active and make their own stand against some of these cultish individuals as well.”


Past is Prologue
1998: ABC News program 20/20 aired a show on Scientology this week. From the ABC web site: “Frank Oliver, former Scientologist internal security official: ‘They can send private investigators out to your home or to your place of work, talk to your neighbors — they will illicitly try and obtain copies of your phone bills or credit rating, they will try and create problems for you at your place of employment. They will try and sue you. They’ll do everything they can try and do to stop you or to silence you.'”


Random Howdy

“I remember one time I was talking to vaLLarrr and she let slip that the universe was 76 trillion years old. The next day she tried to make out she had been talking about the multiverse theory, but when I pressed her on it she admitted that wasn’t what she originally meant — she was honest in a weird way. That was a big win for me to get her to engage in verbal tech because normally she was super slick about avoiding that.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Masterson’s demurrer denied Oct 19, arraignment delayed to Jan 6.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing delayed for ‘Fatico’ hearing on Jan 19.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition for writ of mandate denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District. Petition for review by state supreme court denied Dec 11.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Dec 18, re-hearing on motions to compel arbitration; Jan 29, Masterson’s request to stay discovery pending the criminal case
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Nov 18: Feshbachs indicated they will enter into consent judgment to pay the debt.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.

Concluded litigation:
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs.
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
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.


SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] The LAPD has evidence a Scientology official it’s seeking has been sent to the Freewinds
[TWO years ago] Tiponi Grey, 1968-2018, a woman who told off Scientology for its lack of compassion
[THREE years ago] For the first time: The FBI file of Gabe Cazares, the Clearwater mayor targeted by Scientology
[FOUR years ago] Scientology and ‘aliens’: What did L. Ron Hubbard actually say about space invaders?
[FIVE years ago] More leaked video: Watch Scientology welcome 2007, a year David Miscavige would regret
[SIX years ago] Jon Atack packs a lot into a new short book — ‘Scientology: The Cult of Greed’
[SEVEN years ago] Judge Whittemore grants Luis Garcia discovery of Scientology’s murky trusts in fraud lawsuit
[EIGHT years ago] Only 2,418 Scientologists in England and Wales, Vastly Outnumbered by Jedi Knights
[NINE years ago] Scientology Leader David Miscavige Digs Israel; BONUS: Black People are Cool!


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 2,148 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,652 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,172 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,192 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,083 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,390 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,258 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,032 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,836 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,152 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,718 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,637 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,805 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,386 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,647 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,685 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,398 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,923 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 278 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,453 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,004 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,153 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,473 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,328 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,447 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,803 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,106 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,212 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,614 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,486 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,069 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,564 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,818 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,927 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 12, 2020 at 07:00

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