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Scientology’s saddest celebrity, Eddie Deezen, arrested again

 
Last June, we told you about the bizarre dustup between Eddie Deezen, a young waitress, and a restaurant in Cumberland, Maryland that resulted in the arrest of the Grease and Wargames actor, and his strange justifications for his behavior at his Facebook account.

Well, it appears that things have only gotten worse for Deezen since then. Now, residents of Cumberland report that the 65-year-old has been wandering through neighborhoods, pushing his way into houses, and taking things, and on Saturday it got him booked into the local jail again.

Eddie has been a Scientologist for a very long time (since John Travolta got him interested in Dianetics while they were filming Grease in 1977), and he was most recently mentioned in a Scientology magazine as completing a level, OT Preps, in 2015. Eddie went Clear at some point around 1990.

He was known in more recent years for working the photo-and-signature circuit at conventions, and for being a shouty geezer on social media. But increasingly, he has been going a bit haywire.

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Here’s a sample of the observations being made by his neighbors in Cumberland:

At 9:30 last night my fiance and I were watching TV on our couch when we heard our key code for our lock go off on the front door. We have two very young kids who were already asleep and when I got to the door it was Eddie, no knock, no doorbell, he just tried to come in our house. What if we hadn’t locked the door? What if we didn’t hear him come in? Clearly he has progressed from mailboxes to cars to houses. To say this progression is alarming would be an understatement, and waving Hi to him or trying to be his ‘friend’ or to engage in conversation with him is not the answer at this point. I’m all about showing compassion for people who have problems, but I have zero when it comes to the safety of my family. We called the cops and he was arrested a couple of houses down after he had actually entered someone’s house. I’m sure he will be out walking up and down the neighborhood next week. Look out for your neighbors and lock your doors and stop giving this man a free pass.

Meanwhile, this was posted at Eddie’s Facebook account

I am a close friend of Eddie and his family. They are doing ALL they can to help him. He is battling some issues. Prayers are appreciated but he has been making his own choices and will now be getting help hopefully. I visited him at the family home just yesterday. He has made some decisions that are now being taken care of. His family appreciate the concern and all of his wonderful, faithful fans and friends but would like to request that their privacy be respected. On a personal note, Eddie discarded his own phone, there was no foul play or harm to him involved. His mom is recouping from a fall, but all is well.

According to a neighborhood watch page in Cumberland, Eddie was arrested on Saturday for burglary in the fourth degree and two counts of trespassing. We have been unable to confirm whether he’s still in custody or has been released at this point.

Eddie obviously needs some serious help, and we hope he not only can get some, but that it doesn’t involve anything to do with L. Ron Hubbard.

 
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Source Code

“Suzette Hubbard is assigned to the post of Quartermasters Mate Div IV Ship and her pay resumed when she takes post. She did this post well but was both overloaded by added duties and given no assistance on major work actions. She has in the past done several posts well but overload and overwhelm has driven her off them. She is to learn coastal and celestial navigation in part time study so as to be able to train personnel in them. There are too few reliable navigators aboard.” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 11, 1970

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Avast, Ye Mateys

“WELCOME ABOARD: Three new arrivals, Evelyn Webster-Parsons who is our WW Representative, Paul Preston who is Deputy Ops for US Area, and Janice Tidman, returning to the ship, are welcomed aboard. …MORALE: I am getting a steady flow of reports of increased morale. I think we can have a happy ship.” — The Commodore, April 11, 1970

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“Revealing overts in advance is done to protect against the withhold/missed withhold kickback mechanism plus the double whammy basic/basic-basic is standard practice. In Reverse Scientology the 5 illogics are referred to as the 5 Magics which as we know when misapplied with destructive intent are the anatomy of insanity. The entire set of phenomena and reverse Scientology audits out as an implant GPM case mechanism, including the double whammy which concerning the actual virus and the 5G immune sytem suppressor is something to be cognizant of.”

 
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Past is Prologue

2001: La Prensa reported that Scientology’s ship, the Freewinds, may be inspected for dangerous asbestos levels. “People of the Shipping Inspection expect problems in seriously dealing with the ‘Freewinds’. All buildings and ships built before 1970 were built with asbestos. All plates/panels on roofs are made of dangerous asbestos. According to a functionary of the Shipping Inspection, this is a material which provides good protection from fire. ‘Why should we begin refusing ‘Freewinds,’ when we know that all ships built before 1970 were fitted with that material? Then we would have to refuse the majority of ships,’ according to the statement. Richardson emphasizes that blue asbestos is not dangerous, as long as one does not come into contact with it. ‘We understand that the asbestos on board is in hard, and not powder, form. We will soon inspect the ‘Freewinds.’ We will do this together with Shipping Inspection and the Port Safety Inspection, since these are the the nautical authorities in this case,’ according to Richardson’s statement.”

 
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Random Howdy

“Ingo Swann was a Scientologist at one time and also a superstar of the make-believe magical circus. He was confirmed as being a ‘genuine psychic’ by Professors Dumb & Dumber (Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff), the same suckers who were conned by Uri Geller.”

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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next pretrial conference May 31. Trial scheduled for August 29.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Last hearing was on January 18, referred to grand jury. Additional charges also referred to grand jury after January 5 assault while in jail.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for April 8.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.
Yanti Mike Greene, Scientology private eye accused of contempt of court: Found guilty of criminal and civil contempt.

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.’ Valerie’s motion for reconsideration denied on March 15.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Next hearing scheduled for June 29.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. 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.

 
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THE PROSECUTION OF DANNY MASTERSON

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.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

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.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

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.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

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?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Scientology social media: Never a better time for learning to shatter suppression!
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s desperate response to pandemic is to let us see just how creepy it really is
[THREE years ago] Pageant official: Miss New Yorks are clueless about Scientology and we’re OK with that
[FOUR years ago] A new academic book takes apart Scientology and pop culture, and the apologists hate it
[FIVE years ago] Federal judge to Scientology: I’m taking over the arbitration, and it’s jail if you interfere
[SIX years ago] Spying, intimidation, and ruin: Two lives caught up in Scientology’s notorious ‘Fair Game’
[SEVEN years ago] Garcias ask for reconsideration on judge’s error: ‘We never agreed that Scientology is a religion’
[EIGHT years ago] VERDICT: Scientology’s Quebec rehab facility violated human rights of David Love and 2 others
[NINE years ago] Dianetics: Your Life Was Ruined Before Birth by Your Parents and Their Dumb Culture

 
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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 2,631 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,136 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,656 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,676 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,567 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,874 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,742 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,516 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,847 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,320 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,636 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,202 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,121 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,289 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,869 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,131 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,167 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,882 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,407 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 762 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,937 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,488 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,637 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,957 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,812 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,931 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,287 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,590 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,696 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,094 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,970 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,553 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,048 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,302 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,411 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on April 11, 2022 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.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2021 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2021), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Other links: BLOGGING DIANETICS: Reading Scientology’s founding text cover to cover | UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists | GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice | SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts | Shelly Miscavige, 15 years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

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