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Scientology anti-masker Leigh Dundas absconds to Mexico, Jan 6 video of her turns up

Last year we first told you about Scientology’s rising anti-vaxx anti-mask star, “human rights attorney” Leigh Dundas, and we showed you some of her fiery speeches as she terrorized Orange County officials who were trying to get people to wear masks during a global pandemic.

Leigh then showed up in DC on January 5, the day before the Capitol riot, and we noted that she gave a pretty fiery speech that contained these provocative lines…

“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 ’em or hang ’em…”

And then on the day of the riot itself, January 6, Leigh recorded some videos showing that she had moved with the mob toward the Capitol, screaming “traitor, traitor, traitor!” at Capitol police.



And then video emerged which showed that Leigh had actually made her way upstairs and nearly to the door of the Capitol, standing not far from the iconic Q Shaman, Jake Angeli…



Now we have a couple of new developments. Video has emerged showing that after the 1 pm riot surge, Leigh hurried back to a nearby stage where she had been scheduled, she said, to give a 2 pm speech. In her stemwinder, she refers to “what you saw an hour ago with the patriots storming down the Capitol,” and she said “God bless everybody who had the guts to show up here today and the guts to storm the Capitol.”

And then she utters this screed, apparently still amped up after the experience of being a part of the mob on the Capitol steps. (Well, to be fair, Leigh is always pretty amped up.)


“Fight on! Fight for your country, fight for your president, fight for everything that is important to you and never forget that what you are fighting for is freedom.”

If she uttered these words a little after 2 pm, that was about the time that the first rioters were entering a broken window at the Capitol.

Does all of this add up to enough for Leigh Dundas to face federal charges like so many of her fellow rioters? We really don’t know. But it looks like Leigh is taking no chances…


This photo was posted on Monday to the Instagram account of the woman to Leigh’s left who goes by the name “Imani Mamalution,” and who was also at the January 6 riot with Dundas. Mamalution indicated that the January 25 photo was taken at Playa Troncones in Guerrero state on the west coast of Mexico, where they were taking part in something called “The Greater Reset,” and she refers in several places to it being a “sovereign” event.

Observers have noted that the QAnon movement is increasingly intersecting with “sovereign citizen” nuttiness, resulting, for example, in an outlandish theory that Joe Biden is an illegitimate president of an illegitimate “corporate” version of the United States and that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the country’s 19th president on March 4.


Well, whatever. Leigh is probably safe from nosy FBI investigators as long as she keeps cooling her heels south of the border.


Bonus items from our tipsters



Bobette Riales and the Danny Masterson lawsuit

On Tuesday we told you about today’s hearing in the lawsuit filed by Danny Masterson’s rape accusers. It’s a case management conference, and one of the things Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield will be dealing with is deciding about what to do about Bobette Riales.

Bobette is the only one of the women suing Masterson and Scientology who was not a Scientologist herself, and so she was not affected by Kleifield’s ruling to grant Scientology’s motions to compel the other plaintiffs into “religious arbitration.”

We’ll be doing our best to listen in on the hearing remotely.



Source Code

“The entirety of physics and the natural sciences pursues from a degradation of the mind. Awfully broad statement, but a very true one. If every place you’ve ever been is related to where you are, you’ve had it. It says at once you never could have had, and promises that you never can have, another universe — which I think is very cute; it’s a total trap. Now, of course, Einstein only said that arrows moved in relationship to fixed points and positions and that the speed when it got so fast became infinite or nothing and that when you exceeded… This is the grandest boo-boo of all time. I wrote a novel on it, by the way, which made a lot of people very happy; made a lot of people very unhappy.” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 29, 1957


Avast, Ye Mateys

“All semblance of anything that could be called ‘Hippiness’ must be eradicated for the next month. Better get started now on haircuts and beard off or trim. Be sure you haven’t only got miniskirts. The PRO mock up for your next month is very proper personal appearance. Clean cloths, clean braid, clean shirts for the officers. Lots of baths. Sleek personal appearance is the watch word for the next month. It fits in with why you are going on this cruise.” — The Commodore, January 29, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“My life has transformed in just a year. I used to be timid, shy, scared to talk to people, and now I have a YouTube channel. I used to have anxiety and depression until I learned about suppressive people and environments. I used to struggle with decisions and often made poor ones because up until I was Clear, I made decisions based on reactivity instead of logic. I can go on and on but if you’re really interested in improving your life, take it from someone who used to try every other thing before Scientology: I was a Christian, I was meditating, I did yoga, I practiced CBT and DBT, affirmations, you name it, but Scientology IS the only thing that has lasting effects.”


Past is Prologue


1999: The Providence Journal continued coverage of a trial in which a former receptionist claims her employer, a dentist, fired her because she would not take Scientology management courses. “Dentist Roger N. Carlsten took the stand in his own defense yesterday and reiterated that he never made the Hubbard Administrative Technology courses a contingency for receptionist Susan E. Morgan’s promotion. In fact, he said, he never even offered to promote her at all. Yesterday, when Carlsten was asked by his lawyer, Sandra A. Lanni, ‘once you knew [Morgan] objected on religious grounds,’ to taking the Hubbard courses, ‘why did you persist?’ ‘Because I knew intellectually and in my heart’ that the courses were not religious in nature and ‘so I was at a loss to think why’ Morgan believed they were, Carlsten replied.”


Random Howdy

“Does anyone else here understand how hard it is to explain to a complete stranger that your relative is a Scientologist?”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Masterson arraigned Jan 20. Next conf to set prelim, March 24.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing delayed to March 2.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 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: Status conference.
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] Tom Cruise’s sister Cass the real superhero in the family, now with Scientology SUPER POWER
[TWO years ago] Accused rapist Danny Masterson hangs out with pal Ashton Kutcher at Scientology wedding
[THREE years ago] Joy Villa’s ex-manager on the ‘pro-life’ Grammys dress: We’re not fooled this time
[FOUR years ago] Scientology recruits a new ally — a real life ‘Forrest Gump’
[FIVE years ago] Scientology puts out a new ‘media guide’ that is as honest as you would imagine
[SIX years ago] How Scientologists are dealing with the buzz around Alex Gibney’s ‘Going Clear’
[SEVEN years ago] The best parts of Steven Mango’s ‘documentary’ on Scientology’s Celebrity Centre
[EIGHT years ago] More Signs of Scientology’s Armageddon as the Media Take Aim
[NINE years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: May the Force Be With You!


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 2,196 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,700 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,220 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,240 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,131 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,438 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,306 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,080 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,884 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,200 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,766 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,685 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,853 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,434 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,695 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,733 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,446 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,971 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 326 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,501 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,052 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,201 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,521 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,376 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,495 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,851 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,154 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,260 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,662 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,534 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,117 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,612 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,866 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,975 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 29, 2021 at 07:00

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