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Masterson’s victims, already on edge, have to deal with Danny’s aggressive process servers

In October, we told you this about the Danny Masterson criminal case.

We have evidence that Danny Masterson’s rape accusers are continuing to undergo daily, frightening harassment and intimidation and they are told that nothing can be done about it.

Private investigators parked outside their houses with cameras all day long. Strangers going through their trash cans in the middle of the night. Their email and phones and home security systems hacked and hacked again.


Even a pile of human shit dropped on the driveway of one accuser.

When one of the private investigators was confronted for sitting outside of one accuser’s house all day a few weeks ago, he told her to “suck my dick.”

The Los Angeles Police Department has been told about this. Evidence has been gathered. It’s exactly the thing that police ask for: Photographs, license plate numbers, notes of conversations.

Still, nothing is done…. The women…are nearly at a breaking point, and especially after the date of the criminal trial was moved back again, now from November to February, and we are told that May or even July is more realistic — at least until Masterson finds a way to delay it again.

Can we prove that the middle of the night visits, the cars broken into, the poisoned meat thrown over a fence that killed a pet dog, are being done at the hands of the Church of Scientology or Masterson? No, we can’t.

But we don’t have the investigative resources of the LAPD or FBI, or their ability to run license plate numbers.

We are in New York, and we can’t get in the face of a private investigator sitting outside the home of Chrissie Carnell Bixler or Jane Doe 1 or Jane Doe 2. We would if we could.

But isn’t there a single fucking cop in Los Angeles who can?

Since then, a trial date was set in the case, for August 29, even later than we’d predicted, and the harassment has gone on.

But now, we are less unsure about where the harassment is coming from.

According to one of the accusers as well as a witness in the case, over the last few days Danny Masterson’s defense Dream Team has sent out process servers to show up at their homes, aggressively knocking on their doors, yelling at neighbors, and otherwise trying in intimidating ways to serve new subpoenas on the victims.

If you remember, the Masterson accusers (and your proprietor) were served with subpoenas last year asking for copies of communications in what Judge Charlaine Olmedo characterized not only as overbroad requests but also cynical ploys to gather material on behalf of the Church of Scientology for a separate, civil lawsuit. Olmedo harshly criticized the defense team as she quashed the subpoenas in an August hearing.

The next hearing on the calendar, on February 8, is not in Judge Olmedo’s courtroom but will be held before Judge Ronald Coen. It’s a “995” hearing that will involve the defense asking that Judge Olmedo’s ruling, binding Masterson over for the trial, be overturned by arguing that not enough evidence was presented at the preliminary hearing in May to justify Judge Olmedo’s order.

Our guess is that, since the Feb 8 hearing will be before a different judge, Judge Coen, the defense has decided to send out another round of subpoenas even after Judge Olmedo wiped out that last set. One of the process servers identified himself as acting on behalf of the law firm where Shawn Holley, the new OJ Dream Team lawyer that has joined Masterson’s team, is a partner.


It’s legal, of course, but this is another harassing tactic redolent of Scientology that has traumatized the victims who, as we indicated in October, were already on the edge.

And once again, the victims are told that nothing can be done. Marsy’s Law or no Marsy’s Law.

Danny Masterson just sold a house for $6.2 million and can afford to double his legal team and then hire minions to bang on the doors of his victims in what he knows will freak them out and fray their nerves while his trial date still lies months off.

Isn’t American justice grand?


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Source Code

“Orgs are in the very new, for this universe, business of setting people free. SPs will find all manner of reasons not to, for this is what they, with their own crimes, fear. Thus it follows that they cut dissem lines, corrupt tech, suppress and confuse orgs, persuade people to be inactive and resort to other shifts, all quite ‘reasonable’ and ‘logical’ as to why this must be the way it is; so be alert to this and go ahead and set people free. It’s done with org services well delivered, on-policy, with standard tech. So just do it, man, do it!” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 13, 1983



Avast, Ye Mateys

“Starboard Watch is assigned Non-Existence for slowness in coming to Fire Drill on 9 Jan 69 and treating it as a joke. The F/MAA is to discover who in Starboard considers drills a joke and throw the joker or jokers overboard, which is a very big joke in this cool weather and cold water.” — The Commodore, January 13, 1969


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I’m not indicating this is what happened to LRH. I am just indicating that LRH’s data on Theta Lines is confirmed, and that there can be several reincarnations of LRH on this planet. So far, only Justin Craig has come so far. There was a teenager that claimed she also was the reincarnation of LRH, but didn’t go too far.”


Past is Prologue

1998: Skeptic Magazine published a letter from Scientology president Heber Jentzsch, in reply to an earlier letter from comedian Steve Allen. “You make several different claims of harassment and telephone threats and ‘similar offenses’ that are continuing to be perpetuated by individual Scientologists. If you have any such instances which are documented, then send them to me. And speaking of harassment, Cynthia Kisser attempted to silence me & the church regarding her perpetration of violent deprogrammings. The fact that she deprogrammed her own sister and then went on to conduct other assaults has been proved to be true by the Federal Court in Chicago, Illinois, supported by the verdict of a jury. I have admired your humor and your humanitarian goals since I first came here to California 35 years ago. I would hope that you would continue your wit and your talents to the enhancement of freedom of choice, not to be drawn into the melee of anti-religious bigotry by those who claim no religion is qualified or sacred.”


Random Howdy

“I’m still waiting for someone to do the obvious KFC shoop with the KSW and L Ron as the Colonel. Preferably on a bucket.”



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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for February 8. Trial scheduled for August 29, 2022.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), false imprisonment, aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Next hearing scheduled for January 18.
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 January 22 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for February 11.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.
Yanti Mike Greene, Scientology private eye accused of contempt of court: Next hearing February 15.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Eleventh Circuit affirmed ruling granting Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Garcias considering next move.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ US Supreme Court denied Valerie’s petition Oct 4.
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 held November 2, awaiting a ruling.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28, 2022.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Lawsuit filed by the FTC and state of Georgia in August, now in discovery phase.



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] More social media gold: Post-riot, it’s clear that Scientology is the planet’s only hope!
[TWO years ago] Scientology auditing, infiltrated and explained: The ‘Reckless Ben’ team’s 4th video
[THREE years ago] How businesses that run on Scientology principles find Scientologist employees
[FOUR years ago] Ten years ago, all hell broke loose for Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology
[FIVE years ago] DONE DEAL: Billboard contract signed for site near Scientology’s Los Angeles ‘Big Blue’ HQ
[SIX years ago] DOX: Government disclosure shows extent of Scientology’s reliance on cheap foreign labor
[SEVEN years ago] Claire Headley explains her amazing Scientology experience as Tom Cruise’s ‘examiner’
[EIGHT years ago] VIDEO: Scientology’s New Year’s Eve celebration — ‘2014 belongs to us’
[NINE years ago] Did the Headleys And Their Lawsuit Torpedo the FBI Investigation of Scientology?
[TEN years ago] How Scientology Spied on Tom Cruise


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 2,544 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,049 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,569 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,589 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,480 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,787 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,655 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,429 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,760 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,233 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,549 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,115 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,034 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,202 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,783 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,044 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,080 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,795 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,320 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 675 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,850 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,401 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,550 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,870 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,725 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,844 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,200 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,503 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,609 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,007 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,883 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,466 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,961 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,215 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,324 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 13, 2022 at 07:00

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