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It’s wedding bells for Scientology celeb and ‘The Walking Dead’ alum Alanna Masterson

Just a few days ago we broke the news that Alanna Masterson had put her Los Angeles house up for sale, and now we have news of another milestone for the Scientology lifer and former The Walking Dead cast member.

A couple of days ago she posted the image you see above at her Instagram account, showing her in an elevator in a Las Vegas hotel wearing what we suspected might be a wedding dress under a Yankees jacket.

And a quick check of Clark County marriage records confirms that she married longtime boyfriend, New York restaurateur Paul Longo. Their marriage license is dated March 12, the certificate is dated March 15.


[Alanna and Paul]

We’ve been writing about Alanna for years. You might remember when we interviewed her father, Joe Reaiche, about how his kids all cut him out of their lives when he left Scientology in 2005. Alanna even took the name of her mother Carol Masterson’s first husband and her famous older brothers, Danny and Christopher, as she “disconnected” from her dad.

She’s remained estranged from him ever since, and has continued taking high-level Scientology courses, records show. She completed Super Power in 2018.

More recently, Alanna and Longo were among the entourage that showed up with Danny Masterson at his initial (and so far only) court appearance on the rape charges that have him facing 45 years to life in prison.

We had correspondents there that day who said Longo stared down one of Masterson’s accusers. But the crowd there for Danny was so large, only a few got to go into the courtroom with him because of Covid rules.

Longo was stuck outside in an overflow room, but Alanna was allowed in the courtroom and sat behind Danny’s prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller. You can see her here in a screenshot from court footage that day, wearing a mask and staring at Mueller.


Reaiche told us that all four of the Masterson sibs — Danny and Christopher from Carol’s first marriage, and Alanna and Jordan from her marriage to Joe — are extremely tight, and he says they’ll stick by Danny no matter what comes with the criminal prosecution.

But we imagine it’s a little tougher to get an acting job with that name now. Perhaps “Alanna Longo” will prove more marketable?

We wish the newly married couple the best of success.



Dennis Nobbe’s last lifetime

We have heard from some of you who were hoping for some follow-up to confirm what we reported last summer, that prominent Miami chiropractor and Scientology donor Dennis Nobbe appeared to have dropped dead during a phone call with his attorney after he learned that his bail had been revoked and he would be going to jail while awaiting trial on Medicare fraud charges and PPP loan abuse.

We now have the autopsy report from the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department, and it does confirm that Nobbe died suddenly of a heart attack. His autopsy found that he was an overweight 63 year old with coronary artery disease.

The autopsy report found no reason to doubt the account of Nobbe’s attorney that his client collapsed suddenly in the middle of the phone call.

But hey, Nobbe was a dedicated Scientologist, so by that reckoning he’s already jumped into a newborn somewhere, and won’t be going to prison after all. Thank you, Commodore.

It remains kind of strange, however, that no news outlet other than the Underground Bunker has reported on his death. At one time Nobbe was perhaps the busiest chiropractor in South Florida, and a controversial figure for repeatedly forcing Scientology on his employees. But not worth even a mention, apparently.


Source Code

“The person who is suppressing thetans has an invisible field. He has a total nothingness involved and other types of suppression. So you’ll have suppression of visible things, suppression of invisible things, suppression of matter, energy, space, time. You get suppression of almost anything you can think of. And anytime you suppress anything in a certain time stream, you, of course, are also suppressing time. So time becomes the primary suppression. And therefore, you get the instantaneous quality of the reactive bank, so that all time is now in the reactive bank because of the suppression of the reactive bank. And that is simply not-isness in the reactive bank.” — L. Ron Hubbard, March 19, 1962


Avast, Ye Mateys

“THIS PORT: The Charterers play this port in lower key without press as press is restrained here. Otherwise it’s all as in PRO cruise.” — The Commodore, March 19, 1970



Overheard in the FreeZone

“Scientologists in general and Scientology OTs in particular are highly commended for attending the Trump Rally of January 6, 2021 at Washington DC. This ensured that the Rally remained peaceful in general. The rally had been sabotaged by Democrats and federal agencies. They had plans to turn it into a false flag attack on the Capitol to be blamed on Trump supporters and conservatives. Peaceful Trump supporters could be seen stopping antifas in disguise from destroying the building, and the mere presence and awareness of Scientologists and OTs changed history and so the pre-planned false flag attack on the Capitol failed miserably.”


Past is Prologue

1999: The St. Petersburg Times published two articles on the litigation history of Scientology. “In a 14-month, worldwide survey, the St. Petersburg Times has documented a consistent pattern of church officials’ relentlessly pursuing its critics in legal actions that some charge are designed as much to harass as to achieve legal victory. In one year alone, the Times has found, Scientology spent more than $30-million on legal and professional fees. From critics outside the church to former members who sue for fraud and abuse, when Scientology goes to court, most often it is with lawyers and legal papers that can overwhelm less wealthy opponents. In France, England, Sweden and Germany, the pattern is similar: sue the critics, sue the government, and sometimes overwhelm the judges. Whenever necessary, use private investigators to probe your opponents’ weaknesses and exploit them.”


Random Howdy

“I love a good yodel. I think I’m going to have to upload some yodeling vids here shortly. I found some good ones by Nina Hagen and Jewel. I’ll let the people decide democratically.”



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 April 13.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Charged in Brooklyn federal court on Feb 4. Arraigned on Feb 9. Pretrial conference set for Apr 29.

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. June 7: 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.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 24.

Concluded litigation:
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] David Miscavige deposition in sex abuse lawsuit canceled after Scientology pushes back
[TWO years ago] Cops, soft porn, and psychiatry: The curious origin of Scientology’s Snow White Program
[THREE years ago] Not-ready-for-Scientology TV: L. Ron Hubbard’s fortune telling tricks still being sold today
[FOUR years ago] Scientology’s pitch to Clearwater: Let us buy land for hotel, and we’ll gussy up downtown
[FIVE years ago] A Scientology spy comes forward: Now he’s ready for ‘war’ with David Miscavige
[SIX years ago] ‘Going Clear’ fallout: Imagining the fate of Scientology and David Miscavige
[SEVEN years ago] Finally, a last stand against space cooties: It’s Scientology’s New Operating Thetan Level 7!
[EIGHT years ago] Early On, Scientology Turns You Into a Snitch
[NINE years ago] FBI Investigation of Scientology: Already Over Before We Even Heard of It


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 2,245 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,749 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,269 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,289 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,180 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,487 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,355 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,129 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,933 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,249 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,815 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,734 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,902 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,483 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,744 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,782 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,495 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,020 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 375 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,550 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,101 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,250 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,570 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,425 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,544 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,900 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,203 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,309 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,711 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,583 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,166 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,661 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,915 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,024 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on March 19, 2021 at 07:00

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