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Does Shelly Miscavige know it’s Christmas 2020?

 
Two years ago we decided that on Christmas Day it would be a good time to review what we knew about the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, wife to Scientology’s leader David Miscavige, who vanished from Scientology’s Gold Base in summer 2005. We wondered if Shelly, kept hidden in a remote mountain compound, even knew it was Christmas. Two years later, we think it’s a good time to post that story again, since it still represents what we know about Shelly’s whereabouts.

 
We understand that Shelly Miscavige may be resigned to her fate.

But there’s a reason that “Where’s Shelly” is the number one question we get from the public — and it’s the same for Leah Remini. (We checked.)

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For non-Scientologists, it’s simply incredible to think that David Miscavige, the leader of a worldwide “religious” organization, could get away with banishing his wife to a small mountain compound, never to be heard from again. On a day like today we can only wonder, does Shelly Miscavige really feel no desire to be with her family, or even just to see a few faces besides the dozen other people she has seen day in and day out for 15 years?

The question “Where’s Shelly” reached a whole new audience in December 2018 thanks to Leah’s television show, which provided a lot of background for viewers about Shelly’s upbringing. But the episode was light on details about Shelly’s current whereabouts and what we’ve learned about it in recent years. It was obvious from the huge number of questions we got on social media that week that viewers were left with a lot of questions. So on this meaningful day, let’s revisit some facts.

It was late August or early September in 2005 when Shelly vanished. We know that you heard Valerie Haney, in her Aftermath episode, say it was 2006, and a lot of media tends to say that. But when we talked with Valerie directly for our follow-up interview and compared notes with her, she agreed with our other eyewitnesses that it was late summer 2005 when Shelly disappeared, not 2006.

As we pointed out in a video we put out recently, the last public footage we have of Shelly was from September 2004, when Shelly was with Dave and with Tom Cruise at the Ideal Org opening in Madrid. It was at that event when Tom admitted to Dave that after breaking up with Penelope Cruz he was looking for a new girlfriend. Shelly was then put in charge of the effort to audition actresses to find a new mate for Tom, resulting that November in recruiting Nazanin Boniadi for the role. After that relationship broke up in January 2005, Tom found Katie Holmes on his own and their relationship became public in April.

As 2005 progressed, Valerie Haney and Mike Rinder and others have told us, the relationship between Dave and Shelly became more and more strained as they lived at Int Base (also known as “Gold Base”), Scientology’s secretive 500-acre international management compound near Hemet, California, where, the year before, an increasingly unhinged Miscavige had created “The Hole,” a literal prison for some of his closest lieutenants. Concerned with how Dave’s erratic behavior and epic tantrums were affecting other people, Shelly took it upon herself to make a few changes when Dave spent some time in Los Angeles without her that summer. First, she rearranged some job positions (filled in an “org board”). It was Valerie who explained to us that Shelly did so in part to assign some people to positions where they would be less likely to be in contact with her husband. Shelly was trying to lessen their exposure to his volcanic temper, in other words. And she also had Dave’s belongings crated up so that a long-planned renovation to their quarters could finally get going.

When Dave returned and saw that she had taken the initiative, he blew his stack and returned to Los Angeles. A week later, Shelly vanished. A new detail that was finally confirmed for us by Valerie was that during that week between Dave’s freakout and Shelly’s disappearance, she grabbed a car at the base and drove to Los Angeles in a last-ditch effort to save her marriage. But she soon returned after that mission failed. She was then taken away. This is an important detail, we believe, because it counters the suggestion that Shelly, by taking the initiative while Dave was gone, purposely sabotaged herself so she could be sent away. Would Shelly have made the dramatic gesture of driving to LA to appeal to her husband if that was the case?

So, fifteen years ago at the age of 44, Shelly was escorted from Int Base (where “The Hole” was) about 60 miles to the much smaller compound in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead, the headquarters of the Church of Spiritual Technology, where super-secret CST operates its project to archive the words of L. Ron Hubbard to store in vaults for thousands of years. (We are constantly asked, could Shelly be in “the Hole”? No, the Hole is located at the base where Shelly was taken away from. And we have eyewitnesses to the poor wretches held in the Hole continuously from 2005 to 2016, and Shelly is not among them.)

 

[In this map, you can see the location of Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters, “Big Blue,” and about 90 miles east the location of its international management base, Int Base, near Hemet. “The Hole” is located at Int Base, the place where Shelly was living until 2005 when she vanished. Shelly was then moved to the CST headquarters near Lake Arrowhead, a tiny compound about 60 miles northwest of Int Base and marked on the map. That’s where Shelly has been for the last 15 years.]

 
Almost two years after Shelly was sent away, on June 25, 2007, her father, Maurice Elliott “Barney” Barnett, died at the age of 77. When his funeral was held that summer, Shelly was allowed to attend, but in the presence of a Scientology handler, Anne Joasem, the ex-wife of the defector Marty Rathbun. According to Marc Headley, when someone who knew Shelly approached her with a request, she told them, “Listen to me. I fucked up, and I’m not going to be able to help you.”

(Another indication that Shelly is aware of her fate and its punitive nature: In 2013, just before Leah filed her missing-person report, we revealed that Shelly had told a family member “there’s only one way” she would ever again leave the CST base, referring to the prospect of a family funeral.)

In the 13 years since that sighting — 15 total since she first was escorted from Int Base — various lines of evidence tell us Shelly has been confined to the CST headquarters compound in the San Bernardino Mountains. The place goes by several names, depending on who you’re talking to: Twin Peaks, Rim of the World, Rimforest, or also Crestline, for the nearest hamlet.

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In July 2013 news of Leah Remini’s defection broke. On Monday August 5 she filed a missing-person report with the Los Angeles Police Department. Why the LAPD? For years Leah exchanged cards and gifts with Shelly, whose official address was 6331 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, and which is to this day David Miscavige’s official address. That location is the Hollywood Guaranty Building, an office structure that on its ground floor contains the “L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition.” The 11th floor is where Miscavige and his most trusted aides run Scientology when he’s in L.A. We’re told that there’s a place there where he can crash for the night, but it’s not the location of his apartment, which was actually a few blocks away.

Anyway, 6331 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles was the address Leah had from the years she was corresponding with Shelly, and that’s why she submitted her report to the LAPD on Monday August 5, 2013.

Two nights later, on Wednesday, we got word that the report had been filed. The next morning, Thursday August 8, we broke the news that Leah had filed the report. Later that day, reporters who were calling the LAPD for comment were told that Shelly had been contacted and that the idea she was missing was “unfounded.”

Leah was hammered by the press, which for some reason thought her report had been dealt with in less than a day, because our story had come out that morning and by the afternoon the LAPD was saying there was nothing to it. But that’s not what happened.

After Leah filed her report on Monday August 5, and before the LAPD said it was unfounded on the afternoon of Thursday August 8, the LAPD claims that it visited Shelly and talked with her.

When we called to ask about it, we were forwarded to Lt. Andre Dawson, who told us two of his detectives had met with Shelly. He wouldn’t tell us where that meeting had occurred, and when we asked him if the conversation had happened in the presence of other church officials, he quickly said “That’s classified.”

Meanwhile, Leah herself never got any response at all from the LAPD, even though she had filed the missing-person report to begin with.

Did Lt. Dawson’s detectives go up to the CST headquarters, which is in another jurisdiction, San Bernardino County, to check on Shelly? Was Shelly instead brought down to Los Angeles to meet the detectives? Or was the LAPD merely lying to us?

In 2016, Leah still wanted answers about that. Through an attorney, she filed an official records request with the LAPD for documentation on what they had actually done when she filed her missing-person request. But the LAPD told her it was going to give her no documentation at all.

Around that same time, in 2016, we heard from a branch of Shelly’s family that is not involved in Scientology. They asked us for some advice about what to do, saying that they at least wanted to make sure that Shelly was all right. We pointed out to them that the CST compound is in San Bernardino County. So they approached the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, asking that a welfare check be done on her.

They were told that the Sheriff’s Department would require evidence that Shelly was at that location, and the department did nothing.

Surprised by that response, we sent our own letter to the Sheriff’s Department, explaining the evidence that Shelly was located at the compound, as well as a recent possible sighting of her in the town of Crestline itself. We received this response…

Hello Tony,

Concerning the welfare of someone within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s department, any call for service we receive will be appropriately addressed and handled accordingly.

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We encourage anyone with information regarding a crime, or potential crime, to contact Sheriff’s Dispatch or their local Sheriffs station to report it so the matter can be investigated and resolved.

Thank you,

Adam Cervantes, Deputy Sheriff

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept.
Public Affairs Division

So, the LAPD claims it checked on Shelly in 2013 but won’t provide any details about it, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says it doesn’t have enough evidence that she’s at the CST compound to go check on her.

Is Shelly even alive? We see this suggestion a lot on social media, that Shelly is already dead or has been killed, and there’s a good reason why we tell people it’s probably not true.

Scientology may be very effective at keeping Shelly out of sight, but covering up a death is another matter entirely. Consider the case of Anne Tidman, for example. Also known as Annie Broeker, Tidman was one of the last people to see L. Ron Hubbard alive, and she was also kept out of sight at a Scientology compound for years. When she developed cancer and then became very ill, she was moved to an apartment in Hollywood, where she died in 2011. Scientology was able to keep news of her death quiet for several months, but eventually her family was told about it, and that’s how we became aware of it. If Shelly died, we think the news would get out even more quickly.

Also, Scientology’s attorneys, in reaction to Leah Remini’s episode, made claims to the media that they had either personally seen Shelly or communicated with her. Scientology attorneys may be unpleasant human beings, but they aren’t going to risk their law licenses and claim that a dead woman is alive and well.

Shelly is alive.

She is at the CST compound near Crestline, California, the same place she’s been for 15 years. (We have amazing drone footage of the place, and a former employee there even pinpointed where he thinks Shelly is living and working there.)

She is now 59 years old, and if claims of a recent sighting in the town of Crestline is correct, she may be in ill health.

And yes, we will say again, she may be resigned to her fate.

But on this day, of all days, why can’t her family spend time with Shelly Miscavige? Why can’t she speak for herself? Why can’t we ask her to explain, in her own words, why she is shut up in a tiny mountain compound and can never leave?

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Continuing our year in review: The stories of May 2020

The month of May started out with some sweet vindication. The best academic in the business, Professor Stephen Kent at the University of Alberta made use of a letter we had first published here at the Bunker in order to prove that an apologist journal that tries to rehabilitate L. Ron Hubbard was in fact full of hot air.

As Scientology continued its program to turn the pandemic into a public relations opportunity, it found assistance from another of the political shills who never miss a chance to promote the church.

Danny Masterson filed a new version of his civil “demurrer,” and once again argued that the two Jane Does suing him should name themselves.

In the name of service journalism, we published a version of the amended complaint in the lawsuit against Danny Masterson with all of the lines he wants stricken from the record highlighted. Danny wanted any mention of the criminal investigation against him taken out.

We commented on the reasons why it makes sense for NASA to send Tom Cruise into outer space.

We celebrated Dianetics turning 70 years old on May 9: Endorsing child molestation since 1950, what an accomplishment.

On Mother’s Day, we heard from ex-Scientology moms who are disconnected from their kids or their parents.

New court documents showed that Scientology blew at least $20 million on a hole in the ground in Wyoming, where it gave up on a new CST underground vault.

Scientology kept up its strategy of encouraging members to do online courses while boasting that some of its facilities were beginning to open up again, including the place where infants can get auditing!

On May 17 we published leaked audio from Freewinds commanding officer Sharron Weber, who gave marching orders for surviving the worldwide pandemic. Juicy! And Valeska Paris and Mat Pesch helped put that recorded call into context.

The month’s biggest news, and the most depressing: The Jane Doe who was suing Scientology in Miami told us that she was dropping her lawsuit after she had learned that the Clearwater Police Department was dropping its criminal investigation of her claims that she had been molested as a child worker in the church. Leah Remini made a public statement about the development, telling Jane Doe that she had not let anyone down.

Scientology’s biggest victory in its effort to turn the pandemic into a public relations win was its “Spread a Smile” music video, which it then tried to cash in on with a concert, hosted by Erika Christensen.

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Phil Jones got a recording of a Saint Hill recruiter saying that wrecking families was a small price to pay for salvaging the planet.

On Memorial Day, Chris Owen reminded us of L. Ron Hubbard’s actual wartime ailments, and the Scientology founder’s “stolen valor.”

It was in May that we began keeping tabs on a rising Scientology star, anti-vaxx California attorney Leigh Dundas, who has become a terror to public officials trying to save lives during the pandemic.

Rod Keller pointed out something to us that became a bit of a news story in Ohio after we wrote about it: On video, Ohio’s governor Mike DeWine held up a copy of a Scientology pamphlet that he said would go into a health kit that would be going out to thousands.

We wrote about how Mayor Eric Garcetti has been playing footsie with Scientology for many years.

In Australia, meanwhile, our friend and author Steve Cannane was facing a bizarre trial over his book “Fair Game.”

 
A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2019: The Freewinds became world famous for a case of measles. Joey Chait told us his Freewinds horror story. Family awarded $11 million in Narconon lawsuit. Chris Owen has startling new info about L. Ron Hubbard’s biggest WW2 blunder. John Travolta’s daughter Ella Bleu makes her Scientology debut.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2018: Geoff Levin came forward to tell his story about finally reuniting with his brother Robbie and getting their band People! back together. Joy Villa took down her ‘testing the waters’ for Congress page. Some new L. Ron Hubbard letters up for auction included him talking about how Dianetics helped him “unfrigidize” women. Erika Christensen got a new trophy. And Luke Ayers gave us some Aussie-flavored Scientology hip-hop.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2017: We talked to the families involved in the Tennessee house of horrors operated by Scientologists and shut down by local authorities. We got our first drone footage of the compound where Shelly Miscavige is being held. A random photo revealed the location of a Scientology dad, disconnected for seven years. Leah Remini tided us over between seasons with a 2-hour special.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2016: One of Ron Miscavige’s fellow musicians sticks up for him. L. Ron Hubbard admitted he was mostly kidding. Kate Bornstein and Caitlyn Jenner raided the Los Angeles org. And Tommy Davis got a new job working for James Packer.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2015: Our book about Paulette Cooper, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely goes on sale and it’s featured on the front page of the Daily Beast. Paulette joins us for a talk on our book just two blocks from Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters. At Spanky Taylor’s house we witnessed the meeting of Paulette and Leah Remini. Jamie DeWolf threw a twisted party for Paulette and your proprietor in San Francisco. And for once, Greta Van Susteren gets called out for her Scientology affiliation.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2014: Florida horse doctor Lee Shewmaker told us about what drove him away from Scientology. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden asked the IRS to review its policies on Scientology. We obtained the Clearwater Police report on the strange death of Russian Scientologist Evgeny Zharkin. And the National Association of Forensic Counselors files a massive lawsuit.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2013: Lori Hodgson makes a surprise visit to see her son in Austin, Ron Miscavige Sr. resurfaces by selling gym equipment, Wise Beard Man reports from Portland, and we review Marty Rathbun’s book Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior.

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Five of our favorites from the most-upvoted comments of May 2020

May 1: Andrew Robertson
Reading the separate utterances of Dr Hubbard and Zoner Squirrel every day it’s almost impossible to decide which one is the most preposterous and silly. It’s often a dead heat.

May 7: Phil Jones
The space that Tom should start working on is the space in his heart where his love for his daughter should be.

May 9: Mat Pesch
In case anyone has any doubt about where Hubbard stood on his statement in Dianetics – a friend of mine who has never spoken out publicly and who was a very young Messenger on the Apollo, told me Hubbard tried to tongue kiss her. As she described it “rotten teeth and all.” Mr. Ethical definitely had pretty of screws lose.

May 17: Holy Cow
Listening to this brought back some very uncomfortable memories of my time as a staff member. The fake plastered on enthusiasm that is de rigueur in Scientology – but which just comes across as a form of manic insanity to anyone in the real world. Sharron is clearly a desperate and confused woman, under a lot of pressure to get her stats up regardless, but completely out of her depth in terms of figuring out how to do that. So she ends up doing what so many Scientology staff members put in positions of authority do – a weird kind of hysterical bullying. The article is 100% right that the “we are on the verge of great expansion” lie has been part of Scientology since the very beginning. There was a point in the 90s where it was almost a credible lie – but now it is just sad and pathetic.

May 18: Graham
“Sorry to disappoint you and everybody else” — Jane Doe. You haven’t disappointed us. We’re just sorry that we’re powerless to help you in a just cause. I’m shedding a tear for you here in Oxford, England. And you can be sure Bunkerites throughout the world are wishing right now that they could extend their arms and give you a hug.

 
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“1980 draws to a close and we enter 1981. I just wanted to say ‘hello.’ They say a man is known by the high quality of his friends. So I must be very well known. I think I am very fortunate to have such a friend as you. One owes a friend some accounting of himself. You may be wondering what I’ve been up to lately. Would you like to know? I am as well as can be expected for anyone several trillion years old. I’m not doing any motorcycling nor much driving. I miss the good old days of sailing around in the Apollo. Sitting on a mountain top looking at the distant sea is no substitute for being on it.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 25, 1980

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“Thank you for all your presents. This Christmas I was completely out-created — I received very many more presents than I gave — and all very lovely ones. Our poor AOs, SHs, ships and bases did not receive many greetings from Flag this year. We were so concerned about them that we didn’t use the last Couriers to send them our last minute Christmas greetings. We did send cards earlier. We’ll have to make it up to them. AOUK and AOLA sent lovely big cards. AOSH DK sent presents. Their best present was greatly raised AOLA and ASHO stats. We heaved an awful sigh of relief over that. Three cheers for our upstat cooks, stewards and engineers and QMs who made the Christmas for the rest. That was a terrific dinner. What a nice day!” — The Commodore, December 25, 1969

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“As I see things at the moment there are three major categories that act against the creation of sane Independent Scientology alliances and co-operation. The first is those who assert their own superiority and consider that they have the right to dominate others based on their certificates usually gained in a highly dubious organization which has crashed International Scientology. They assert complete adherence to LRH in theory but in practice often produce shoddy results covered up with PR. The second is those who compulsively alter-is Scientology and promote practices wildly in violation of LRH fundamentals. The third is those who use Scientology groups to promote their own weird conspiracy theories. Keeping those three under control is a major undertaking.”

 
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Past is Prologue

2001: The December issue of Impact Magazine published a speech by Mike Rinder, the director of the Office of Special Affairs, at the annual IAS meeting. “In Geneva, The runners from seven nations arrived at the United Nations Plaza on October 11. Local, national and international dignitaries joined us in force. More than fifty United Nations organizations and members of government delegations representing thirteen nations came, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, and Switzerland. They all pledged their commitment to the goals of the European Marathon for Human Rights and signed our petition. CCHR has been touring thousands through the Death Exhibit, from doctors and lawyers to legislators and authors. No matter their view when they walk in, when they leave, they are at cause, armed with the truth and ready to put and end to psych abuse. As we arm prosecutors with our evidence, they are having greater success than ever putting these criminals where they really belong. The number of psychs jailed this past year was 222, another highest ever. But not only are we putting more psychs behind bars, we are eradicating their habitat. In the past year alone, 489 facilities have closed their doors. That’s more than double last year and another highest ever.”

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Random Howdy

“Christmas in the U.S was invented by Ulysses S. Grant, Macy’s, and Sears & Roebuck after the Civil War to help jump-start the economy and pay for the war. The Pilgrims banned Christmas. Christmas in Europe was a drunken eat-till-you-puke orgy.”

 
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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.

 
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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.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

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.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

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.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

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?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Does Shelly Miscavige know it’s Christmas 2019?
[TWO years ago] Does Shelly Miscavige know it’s Christmas?
[THREE years ago] Thetans roasting on an open fire: It’s Christmas in the Bunker, and we’re full of cheer
[FOUR years ago] From those who left, a special Christmas message for Scientology’s remaining members
[FIVE years ago] Merry Christmas 2015: Here’s your Scientology present under the tree
[SIX years ago] Scientology’s 2014 in review: May your days be merry and bright!
[SEVEN years ago] Merry Christmas, and here’s your present! From the Underground Bunker, with feeling
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s 2012 in Review: Eight Days that Shook the World
[NINE years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: Merry Christmas 2011!

 
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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 2,161 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,665 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,185 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,205 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,096 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,403 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,271 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,045 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,849 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,165 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,731 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,650 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,818 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,399 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,660 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,698 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,411 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,936 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 291 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,466 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,017 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,166 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,486 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,341 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,460 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,816 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,119 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,225 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,627 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,499 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,082 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,577 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,831 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,940 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 25, 2020 at 07:00

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Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Our book about Paulette, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

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