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A very brief note on Tom Cruise and his daughter Suri

Short post today.

1. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announced they were dating in April 2005.

2. Suri Cruise was born TWELVE MONTHS later, in April 2006.

3. Anyone who suggests that somehow the man Katie was dating before Tom, Chris Klein, fathered Suri either has a very poor understanding of the human gestation period, or is merely trolling for attention.


We’re told that the best way to deal with a troll is to ignore them. We plan to.

RELATED: Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers, No. 1: Shattering the suppression from a 15-year-old


Bonus items from our tipsters

You asked for rock stars? Here are your rock stars.


RELATED: VIDEO: Scientology turns to rock ‘n’ roll to save its soul, and you’re invited!


Leah Remini podcast: Nicole Norton & Becky Lovell Inside RA MA and Guru Jagat


Says Mike: “Nicole Norton and Becky Lovell are whistleblowers, exposing the abuses of the RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology and its leader Guru Jagat (Katie Griggs). The stories of abuse, money motivation and a culture of worship of the guru are reminiscent of Scientology and so many other high-control organizations. Becky and Nicole reached out to us to tell their stories after watching The Aftermath. We had planned to do this show for some time, but scheduling issues delayed it. In the meantime, Katie Griggs died of a pulmonary embolism following surgery on her ankle. It doesn’t change the facts or the real abuses that have occurred any more than the death of L. Ron Hubbard ended the abuses of Scientology.” Listen to the episode right here!


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Source Code

“Today we’re processing the present. We’re processing energy flow — live energy flow — in present time. We’re processing ‘right now.’ And ‘right now’ gets affected by ‘then,’ just as you learned in the first book and just as you learned in subsequent publications, and all you’ve been practicing to date. ‘Then’ affects ‘now.’ But all you will have to process, really, to get rid of ‘then,’ is ‘now.’ So you can process ‘now.’” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 21, 1952


Avast, Ye Mateys

“The WHY we face now is absence of recruiting, lack of full hats with checksheets and packs. The why of that was failure to make the materials filed accessibly and collateable. So it’s a snake eats its tail. No hats then brought a condition of no data available in files. A true dwindling spiral. And no hats traces to the introduction of Ethics into HCOs and that it is easier to assign a condition than to compile or checkout a hat. Hats went out when Ethics came strongly in. Without Ethics in HCO, HCO can only make stats recover by org form and hats. Ethics has a role — after all else fails. But hats and Ethics can’t belong in the same Division.” — The Commodore, September 21, 1970



Overheard in the FreeZone

“American independents were indoctrinated into believing that the Galactic Confederacy is fairy tales. And that Galactic Patrol stories are as dangerous as Ebola.”


Past is Prologue

1995: Alison Braund, the investigator who infiltrated Scientology as part of The Big Story broadcast in the U.K. was cleared of charges brought against her by the church. The Australian AAP reports: “An Adelaide journalist was cleared today of charges of theft brought against her by the Church of Scientology following an investigative report into the church. Chairman of the bench, Hinda Style, said there had been an abuse of process and awarded Stg15,400 ($A31,448) costs against the prosecution. ‘It’s a great decision,’ Ms Braund said outside the court. ‘It’s a real victory for journalists doing their job in the interest of the public and a victory against pressure groups like the Church of Scientology who harass people through the courts. I shall carry on investigating.”


Random Howdy

“I wish that the OSA or their private dickheads would show up were I live because I live in the toughest building on the toughest street in my city. The cops are afraid to come in here. Also, I am much beloved by the denizens.”



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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for November 10. Trial tentatively scheduled for February.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference October 7 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for November 19.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30, 2020 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition to US Supreme Court submitted on May 26. Scientology responded on June 25.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments scheduled for Oct 5.
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: Third 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 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27.

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.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


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 BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. 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 BLACK OPS, Episode 6: Dirty tricks are a sacrament in this ‘church’
[TWO years ago] The new ‘Freewinds’: Founder L. Ron Hubbard says Scientology is ‘supermagic’!
[THREE years ago] Is David Miscavige making changes to Scientology to fend off media glare?
[FOUR years ago] Federal judge says he has the Scientologists for a justice panel, but Garcias say, ‘not so fast’
[FIVE years ago] DRONE FLYOVER: Scientology’s secret ranch where L. Ron Hubbard departed this Earth
[SIX years ago] United Kingdom sees Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ tonight on Sky Atlantic
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: Turning begging for cash into an art form
[EIGHT years ago] FEAR: Jon Atack on Scientology’s Essential Ingredient
[TEN years ago] The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 5: Joe Childs and Tom Tobin


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 2,430 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,935 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,455 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,475 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,366 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,673 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,541 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,315 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,645 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,119 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,435 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,001 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,920 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,088 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,669 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,930 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,967 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,681 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,206 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 561 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,736 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,287 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,436 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,756 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,611 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,730 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,086 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,389 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,495 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,893 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,769 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,352 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,847 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,101 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,210 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 21, 2021 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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