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Scientology’s anti-mask star Leigh Dundas may have overdone it at Capitol riot

[Leigh makes the scene]

On January 5, a week ago, someone tagged us in a tweet about Leigh Dundas, the Orange County Scientologist anti-vaxx anti-mask “human rights lawyer,” giving another of her unhinged screeds in front of a crowd, but this time it was in Washington DC.

We made sure that people seeing our feed realized that we wrote about her last year, and how she’s an OT Scientologist representing a Scientology front group founded by an OT Scientologist chiropractor which pretends that it’s made up of physicians against vaccination requirements. (Bizarre, we know.)


From her screed that day: “We would be well within our rights to take any alleged American who acted in a turncoat fashion and sold us out and committed treason, we would be well within our rights and take them out back and shoot them or hang them because that is what we did when they tried to overthrow our government by way of assassinating Abe Lincoln and it is not too good of an end to the guys who sold out our government on our own soil.”

It’s been interesting to see Leigh pivot from anti-vaxx activist to anti-mask crusader and now, apparently, to QAnon firebrand in this January 5 stemwinder about a stolen election.

But that was the day before President Trump gave his rousing speech and urged his followers to march on the Capitol itself, with tragic consequences, and we had wondered what role Leigh played during Wednesday’s riot.

Since then, some videos featuring Leigh have showed up at Twitter. In this one, she talks about a theft from Nancy Pelosi’s office…



And here she’s screaming at DC Capitol police, about how they were on the wrong side of things…


In that second video, she says: “You have no idea what is in store for you…This is 1776 all over again, we are fighting for our freedom. Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!”

So while it doesn’t look like Dundas got into the building itself, she was certainly part of the crowd outside, and her fiery rhetoric was pretty extreme.

The next day, however, she claimed at her Facebook page that this was no riot, and the cops were the problem: “The police were the aggressors, firing into an unarmed and peaceful crowd.”

But unusual for Leigh, she hasn’t uttered a peep since that day, January 7, at her Facebook page, and we can’t help wondering if she realizes she might have overdone it in DC.

One of her local newspapers, the Press Telegram, certainly seems to think so.


Leigh Dundas, an Orange County attorney, delivered a speech to Trump supporters on Jan. 5, a day before the insurrection, telling the crowd that if Vice President Mike Pence didn’t vote to throw out Electoral College results Americans would have to choose to live as “slaves” or to “rise up” just as they did during the American Revolution.

Oops. Well, Leigh may be lying low for a while, but at least she got to scream her lungs out again, which seems to be her main reason for living.


Leah Remini podcast: Stefani Hutchison

Says Mike: “Leah and I talk with Stefani Hutchison this week, and the conversation was a true delight. We cover a lot of topics. Stefani was never a Scientologist, but she has become a very effective and vocal whistleblower on the abuses of Scientology. She is an example of what anyone can do if they want to take an active role in ending the pain and suffering that Scientology causes for so many.” Here’s the podcast…



Source Code

“I do not know if it can be established for sure what I say about the deteriorating size of a thetan is a curve, but I believe it to be, and that the composite track of 74 trillion years might be the banks of cells which you now have, which once ran bodies. And you might have a rather brief tenure on the track really. Because it would be almost impossible to separate these things. And that’s why you couldn’t give a damn whether you have a past life or not. It just doesn’t matter. The point is you’ve got a future one.” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 12, 1953



Avast, Ye Mateys

“A new CLASS VI (plus HDG) recruitment campaign is being telexed out to CLSs. We are offering a Petty Officer (Tech) rating to field VIs, VIIs, VIIIs, so they become fully contracted SO Members. They will be shipped direct to Flag where we will jump them through AB, Mission School, SS I, SS II, Class VIII, IX and X. These will be purely tech ratings…Target is to make every Scn org as big as SH was in 1967. So that’s where we’re going. The blocker is Tech Personnel and we’re hammering hard on that.” — The Commodore, January 12, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Clear isn’t what Hubbard cracked it up to be. The person has a win, feels great, attests to Clear, then this good feeling fades away with time. If the person doesn’t get into the next level then they will realise as time goes by that Clear is kinda shit and start spotting this borderline scam that Scientology is, then they will leave it. But if he goes onto the next level any problems or not feeling good the guy has can be blamed on the new level he is now doing. See how clever Hubbard is? Also any ‘Clear not feeling so goodness’ can be blamed on this vulnerable area they are in. ‘I knew I should have gone straight onto OT 1’ the scio thinks if they ignored the warning. It’s called the non-interference zone. So if the person starts thinking Clear is shit, well then that’s because they are in this vulnerable zone and quickly need to get onto their next level, not that the Clear state kinda doesn’t exist. Oh gosh it’s such a scam, but it also isn’t a scam, it’s a mixture of both. That’s why it’s such a controversial religion and is fascinating to study.”


Past is Prologue

1996: In Entertainment Weekly, Scientologist Kirstie Alley follows the party line in attacking Psychiatry. “FREE ADVICE – Producers of Frasier take note. Don’t expect Kirstie Alley to join the parade of former Cheers stars dropping in on Kelsey Grammer. The actress admits she disapproves of Dr. Crane’s profession. ‘I don’t condone psychiatry or helping people with drugs’, says Alley, whose views are in keeping with her status as a card-carrying Scientologist. ‘When he was on Cheers, Frasier was so goofball. But Frasier [the show] makes a hero out of a psychiatrist, and in my book they ain’t heroes’. Alley confesses there might be one way to lure her onto the hit NBC sitcom: ‘I’d do a cameo if I could play the world’s most screwed-up psychiatrist.'”


Random Howdy

“Burroughs thought that psychedelics could help him break his junk addiction, but he also thought the same thing about Scientology.”



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 20.
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 30, Judge Kleifield granted Scientology’s 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. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
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] Scientology honors its bodysnatchers with stars on its Xenu-rrific walk of fame
[TWO years ago] David Miscavige in South Africa: The new ‘Advanced Org’ gets its castle
[THREE years ago] When Scientology tried to convince the FBI that a college prof ran a cabal of critics
[FOUR years ago] LAPD to Leah Remini on her records request about missing Scientology leader’s wife: ‘Go fish’
[FIVE years ago] A great peek into how Scientology uses fronts to love-bomb a public official
[SIX years ago] Monday Funnies: More evidence that Scientology is gearing up for a really tough 2015
[SEVEN years ago] Gary Weber: Another former Scientology official talks about women forced to have abortions
[NINE years ago] Scientology, Winning! We Hear from the Church’s #1 Student


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 2,179 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,683 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,203 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,223 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,114 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,421 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,289 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,063 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,867 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,183 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,749 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,668 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,836 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,417 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,678 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,716 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,429 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,954 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 309 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,484 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,035 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,184 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,504 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,359 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,478 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,834 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,137 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,243 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,645 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,517 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,100 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,595 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,849 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,958 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 12, 2021 at 07:00

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