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Scientology leader David Miscavige is 62 years old today, and we have presents!

 
As a thetan, Scientology leader David Miscavige is some 76 trillion years old, so today’s milestone is just a blip on that scale. But with Dave’s current meat body turning 62 today, we thought we would mark the occasion.

We asked some of our experts for their thoughts on Dave’s recent performance at the LRH Birthday Event on March 12, which was conveniently leaked to us in the form of an audio recording. It was the first time we’ve heard Dave in a few years, and we wanted to know what some of his former companions and executives thought about it.

Marc Headley: Same ol’ Dave. Same ol’ nonsensical bullshit flowing from his lips at an event. It seems like nothing has changed since I escaped in 2005. He still thinks that he is fooling people. The proof of their “expansion” is evident to his audience. He is in a hotel ballroom owned by Scientology. Not a stadium. Not a large event venue. He is giving an “unprecedented expansion” speech in a hotel that holds maybe a tad over 1,000 people. That auditorium is likely not filled to the maximum, and if it is, it is with employees who have been told to attend. True, Scientology has got a few bucks. They are likely to be spending those bucks on more settlements and more legal cases because of the consistent and constant crimes they have been perpetrating over the past few decades. More and more people are willing to speak, willing to challenge them for past and current behaviors, and willing to stand up against the brainwashing cult of greed known as Scientology. I thought that for Davey’s Birthday we should get him some present that would be proportionate to the amount he has contributed to society. For example, we could make urinal cakes in the shape of his head and call them “Davey Cakes.” We could produce these as part of a fundraiser to help victims of Scientology. These cakes would smell good and possibly counter Davey’s stench. People could buy these and bring them to wherever they produce smiles. Please let me know in the comments if you approve of this idea. The more support it gets, the more I am likely to pursue it. Happy Birthday, Davey!

Mark Fisher: David Miscavige is as real as a fake movie set. His Ideal organizations are nothing but false fronts. Nice looking on the outside for the cameras, but when you go through the front doors, you see that they are as empty as a used bottle of water. His followers are blind as bats. The Emperor has no clothes, but no one seems to notice and they laugh and applaud along with him. He is performing a part like a movie actor reading a script, complete with make up and fake hair on his head. Hubbard’s Administrative “technology” is nothing special. It is based on establishing an organization with people, giving them jobs and responsibilities and then holding them accountable for the results. This is measured by statistics. Every job has a “product” that can be measured by a statistic. If the statistic is increasing, then all things are going well. If the statistic is going down, this indicates trouble. Miscavige doesn’t believe in Hubbard’s Administrative “Technology,” as evidenced by his removal of all management positions and personnel. Instead, he has turned Scientology into a high pressure sales organization, living off donations, acquiring real estate and renovating them to continue the false picture. He does this through fear, abuse, and control. Miscavige knows that he is running a con. He makes up false numbers and statistics which do not exist and the crowd laps it up. All you have to do is drive by and look into his “Ideal Organizations.” The fact that he is getting away with it is because Scientology public are brain washed into believing what he is saying or too afraid to really look and see the empty buildings and the lack of an increase in the number of Scientologists across the world.

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Chris Shelton: The way I heard this new recording, the language of cult mind control is on prime display. It’s so full of manipulation techniques. It’s pretty clear he’s a desperate man if this is his best effort to “come on strong” and stop the train from going over the cliff by letting everyone know it’s all under control and everything is going great. Unfortunately, Scientologists are not critical thinkers and these manipulations actually do work on them.

I do have to comment on one very clever thing he did: Miscavige openly declared that everyone hates the insane COVID protocols that he insisted be put in place, but then he congratulates them for hating those protocols because he hates them too (cue laughter and relief that Miscavige is just one of regular Scientologists too! hahaha). “That blows charge!” as they would say in the orgs. It blows, that’s for sure, but it’s crafty emotional and memory manipulation.

It’s also interesting how in this speech more than earlier ones, he takes pains to align Scientology’s actions during COVID with Hubbard’s intentions to “think big” and expand like never before. Miscavige doesn’t usually lean on Hubbard this much. It makes me wonder if this is an effort to quell discontent with the direction he’s taken things, making it seem as though what he’s been doing is simply because that’s what Hubbard wanted. It’s pretty easy to blame everything on a dead guy.

I laughed out loud at the “mystery sandwich” Miscavige put out about the LRH Birthday Game winners. I have a feeling the statistics were so awful for so long over these past couple of years, they had no idea how to deal with the crashes. Zeros across the boards for months on end for every one of your major org statistics is not a pretty picture to present to Scientologists who need to hear about all the “expansion.” Even desperate Sea Org members can only false report so much.

Getting to the so-called “Golden Age of Admin,” I have been anticipating this announcement for the last 9 years, ever since I left the Sea Org. It was being talked about all the way back in the early 2000s and is just the latest in the long line of Miscavige’s utterly pathetic attempts to breath life into the near-dead Scientology “movement.”

Miscavige’s event briefing formula has always been consistent and predictable:

(1) revel in our collective greatness and remind everyone how amazing we all are;

(2) remind everyone that it is Miscavige who is making all this amazing happen;

(3) give seeming “inside info” finally revealed about how planning has been ready and actions have been taken behind the scenes for years which we can finally brief you on;

(4) make grand promises about how amazing this new release is going to be to resolve the lack of expansion every org has suffered from (loudly ignoring how every earlier release did not create that same promised expansion); and

(5) insist that everyone be fully committed to this direction if they are dedicated, on-KSW Scientologists.

This briefing didn’t stray from the pattern in any way but I have to admit even I was a bit dumbfounded that Miscavige’s big “sell” on this is that the reason orgs aren’t expanding and executives aren’t any good is because they didn’t study the policy letters in chronological order? I wonder how many hours or days it took him to work out that bizarre Book A, B and C analogy. And the funny thing is, it’s not even a very good analogy. That’s not what’s been going wrong with people studying Hubbard’s policy letters.

The real problem with Scientology expansion is that it’s a destructive cult that doesn’t allow its followers to think critically, run by a dictator who won’t allow anything that isn’t his own idea to flourish or be invested in — and he has a LOT of very bad ideas. It also doesn’t seem to help that Miscavige couldn’t organize his way out of a wet paper bag. The Golden Age of Admin will just be the next Golden Age of Flop this man forces on his followers for another decade of abusive treatment that they aren’t “making it go right” to make his mad vision work. How pathetic.

Bruce Hines: In listening to this recent audio recording, it seems to me that Miscavige has softened his delivery style. It sounds friendlier, less hard-ass, more relatable than back in the day. He has always had an ability to make himself sound a certain way in a public speech. There is charisma there, but it is the charisma of a narcissistic, sociopathic cult leader.

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The first thing I thought about when reading this post was that there already was a “Golden Age of Admin” years ago. Wasn’t there?

In 1993, I was sent on mission from the Int base to the FSO. I was with Tom Ford and Sue (Walker) Gonzales, and we were all CMO International staff members in the office of the Senior Case Supervisor International. We were sent on this mission to raise the technical standards of the FSO. Despite promotional claims to the contrary, the FSO was deemed by Mr. Miscavige be delivering low-quality technical services to the public. Mr. Miscavige and several of his top underlings were also at the FSO. There was a shakeup of FSO management at the time. I’m not sure why he was there, but I think it had to do with efforts to get the FSO more in-Tech and on-Policy.

During this time I was going from the Fort Harrison, where most of the top technical personnel worked, to the West Coast Building with Tom Ford. That building, located to the north on Fort Harrison Avenue, had offices for management entities (over the FSO) and was where people on mission generally had a workspace for their administrative activities. That is also where Miscavige had some offices that he used when he was in Clearwater.

So, Tom and I walked through an entrance door that was located on the street, just as Miscavige was walking out another door to the parking lot, followed by his usual entourage. Miscavige saw us and said something like, “Are you guys coming?” I didn’t know what he was referring to. Going through my mind were questions like, “Going where?” and “What for?” and “Was I supposed to know about this?” and “Who should be going?” I had experienced this kind of thing before, where Miscavige said something or asked something, and I was not aware of the context of what he was talking about. Also, most people tended to be careful about what they said to him, as there could be bad consequences if you said something he didn’t like.

So there was a delay in my response while I tried to figure this out. But it wasn’t that long of delay. After a few seconds Miscavige blew up at me, shouting something like, “What is this? The staff here [meaning Flag] don’t treat me like this!” And maybe some other unpleasant utterances. Then, Tom had the presence of mind to say that were were planning to stay in the West Coast Building to do some admin. Miscavige nodded and walked out the door with his minions in tow.

Jeff Hawkins has written about Miscavige complaining about staff at the Int base having a “moon face.” I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant by that (another example of me not knowing what Miscavige was getting at), until I was enlightened by Lana Mitchell. She pointed out that many people (not just I) would not understand what Miscavige was saying, would pause to consider it, and in that interval, I think, the person’s facial expression would be blank. Add to that the person’s apprehension of possibly getting in trouble or being humiliated or even getting shoved or punched. So, for some relatively brief interval the person would exhibit a “moon face.”

Probably that day in the lobby of the West Coast Building Miscavige saw me with a moon face. So I got to experience the result of his short fuse. That is closer to the real David Miscavige, not the smooth-talking guy we hear in that recording.

 
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Labor trafficking case gets a judge

We have some early developments in the new labor trafficking lawsuit filed in Tampa by Australians Gawain and Laura Baxter and Valeska Paris, former Sea Org workers who allege that they were forced as children to work for Scientology.

The lawsuit has landed in the court of Judge Thomas Barber (pictured), who replaced Judge James Whittemore after the latter moved to the position of senior judge of the Middle District of Florida. So, coincidentally, the Baxter case has landed in the same courtroom where the Garcias had such a struggle with the lawsuit they filed in 2013.

Judge Barber was nominated to a county judgeship in 2004 by then-Governor Jeb Bush, was then nominated for a state judgeship in 2008 by then-governor Charlie Crist, and then was nominated for the federal court in Tampa by President Trump in 2018.

Also, an attorney for the plaintiffs, Neil L. Glazer, applied to be admitted to the court since he’s based in Philadelphia. Glazer is known for representing former members of Nxivm, and appeared in the Starz documentary Seduced.

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In total, the plaintiffs have listed 14 attorneys on their side: Zahra R. Dean, Manuel J. Dominguez, Neil L. Glazer, Elias A. Kohn, Joseph C. Kohn, Theodore J. Leopold, Aarthi Manohar, Agneiszka M. Fryszman, Gregory Paul Hansel, Katherine L. Oaks, Elizabeth F. Quinby, Brendan Schneiderman, Shana M. Solomon, and Warren A. Zimmerman.

We don’t know yet which attorneys Scientology will assign to the case, but it will probably be the usual suspects. David Miscavige is a named defendant, so you know Scientology will do its best to avoid service for him and make other excuses for why he should not be a defendant in the case. Here are the other defendant entities named in the suit…

Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Religious Technology Center (RTC)
IAS Administrations (IASA)
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (FSO)
Church of Scientology Flag Ship Service Organization (FSSO)

CSI is the “mother church” and oversees the various orgs (churches) around the world. RTC is the nominally controlling entity of the entire Scientology movement, with David Miscavige as its chairman (hence his nickname, C.O.B., for chairman of the board). We say “nominally” because the Sea Org, which is not a legal entity, is the actual controlling force over all of Scientology, with Captain David Miscavige at its helm.

IASA runs Scientology’s membership organization, the International Association of Scientologists. FSO runs the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. And FSSO runs the Freewinds, Scientology’s private cruise ship that is docked more less permanently now in Aruba, with brief trips to Curaçao for refits.

And one more note we’ll make, regarding the allegations of the complaint. Please do give it a read if you haven’t already. The things that the Baxters and Valeska say they went through are truly disgusting. Not only the bullying, interrogations, isolation, and sheer terror that are so familiar to Scientology watchers, but Valeska also alleges vile sexual misconduct on the part of numerous Sea Org men against her as a minor and young woman.

The lawsuit alleges these counts:

Count 1: Forced labor
Count 2: Conspiracy to obtain forced labor
Count 3: Trafficking with respect to forced labor

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Count 4: Conspiracy to traffic with respect to forced labor
Count 5: Peonage (forced debt)
Count 6: Conspiracy to commit peonage

No hearing date appears on the docket, but we expect some kind of response from Scientology in the coming days.

 
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Jon Atack on Robert Lifton

 

 
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Source Code

“We’ve had a little slowdown here recently on research the last six, seven days — I managed to get the show back on the road again — mostly due to the nonsense going on in Australia. The general situation with regard to that is they’re not in any danger or anything like that, they’re just being cross-advised and being generally upset. The government of Australia….Well, these little boys have an opposition there that are quite red and they all of a sudden decided under a fellow of the name of Galbatty to investigate Scientology on account of how bad it all was, you see? And this is the message I want to get across to you, not the state of Australia. An organization starts slipping, they stop following through standard policies, they are not on the ball here and they individuate there and they goof up someplace else. And then you all of a sudden start having trouble in their vicinity and it finally swells up to something like this inquiry you see, and that sort of thing. Just everybody has to some degree or another taken his finger off of his number and goofed up. You get the idea? In this particular case, why, they ran some jerk down there who they knew was a security risk. He couldn’t pass an E-Meter test if you’d held a gun to his head. He is just a complete bum. So they go ahead and give him high-level processing. Name is Werne. And they give this fellow a bunch of high-level processing and restimulate two or three wrong goals on him one way or the other so he goes into a complete spin. And I think he’d been in psychiatric treatment and he went back under psychiatric treatment, and then he runs over and sees Galbatty to get Galbatty to pass legislation so as to cure his GPMs and it just all went to smoke. And it had never even occurred to anybody down in Melbourne simply to handle Werne, refund his money and straighten him up. When they did refund his money, they didn’t even require him to sign a release. So they went and refunded his money; he went over to the court the same afternoon and filed a suit for a hundred and sixty thousand pounds. I mean, it takes genius, see? It just takes goof up after goof up.” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 30, 1964

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“Customs needs handling in these ports. Fully. And gently. Anyone trying to put things aboard before full clearance can really mess a port up. If you have anything to do with Customs or even think about taking anything ashore or bringing anything on the ship, see the Ships Rep first! Aboard, you are not in the country. When you go through the gate you are in the country. When you come through the gate to come aboard you are leaving the country. This is true even when the ship is lying alongside a berth. So don’t violate or stir up customs officials. They are at the gate. When you go through that gate things you are carrying or escorting are entering or leaving the country. They lock up ‘smugglers’ for 40 years on bread and water and throw the key away.” — The Commodore, April 30, 1971

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“There is no intention here to blame the Church management or the staff. Many are really dedicated guys. I don’t blame either the Scientologists who do not accept the idea of LRH being back in business. They just don’t realize that with the Tech they have, they are not going to make it on a broad scale on Earth. Why, because it is just impossible to train relatively standard auditors with the existing Standard Tech. The proof? Well do you see any volume of active auditors? If I am wrong, may be auditing in the field has become a very secret activity. No, despite any effort past or present in the orgs or in the independent field, there was and there is no auditor training worth its name. Why? Too hard! Too difficult! Too complex! Too complicated!”

 
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Past is Prologue

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1999: The Irish Times reported that a former Scientologist who is suing for infliction of stress and brainwashing procedures. “A 33-year-old Dublin businesswoman who is suing the Church of Scientology for damages because she claims she was ‘brainwashed’ yesterday in the High Court won her application to see her ‘counseling notes.’ The church’s claim to be entitled to ‘sacerdotal privilege’ in relation to the notes was rejected by Mr Justice Geoghegan. Ms Mary Johnston said she needed the documents to prepare for her action for damages against the church and three named persons, Mr John Keane, described as ‘mission holder’, Mr Tom Cunningham and Mr Gerard Ryan, described as church members. In her statement of claim Ms Johnston alleged that while undergoing ‘treatment’ offered by the church she suffered increasingly with a ‘disassociative stress reaction’, became intolerant and rejected family and friends. She claimed she suffered a distinct personality change, would often adopt a fixed stare and simulated smile while switching off her feelings. She became increasingly confused, and her general health suffered. She alleged she was pressurised into subscribing for ‘a purification rundown and training routeing’.

 
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Random Howdy

“Scientologists have zero loyalty to anything except Ron and the ‘Tech.’ The concepts of country and patriotism are wog nonsense to them. They are committed to a world wide jihad against all countries and nations. Real Scientologists don’t even feel any loyalty to their family members, let alone their country.”

 
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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 May 5.
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:
Baxter, Baxter, and Paris v. Scientology, alleging labor trafficking: Complaint filed April 28 in Tampa federal court.
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] Danny Masterson prosecutor: ‘Scientology is inextricably connected to this case’
[TWO years ago] Scientology leader David Miscavige is 60 today, and we have presents
[THREE years ago] Questions for Scientologist Elisabeth Moss — from former Scientologists
[FOUR years ago] David Miscavige turns 58 today, and we’re celebrating with tales of birthdays past
[FIVE years ago] As former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca awaits sentencing, Scientology sticks by its man
[SIX years ago] A STAR IS BORN: Scientology attorney Monique Yingling steals the spotlight on ’20/20′
[SEVEN years ago] As Scientology crumbles, read the dreams its members are still chasing
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology leader David Miscavige turns 54 today — Hip, hip, hooray!
[NINE years ago] The Scientology Method: Drill, Baby, Drill!

 
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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 2,650 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,155 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,705 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,695 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,586 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,893 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,761 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,535 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,866 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,339 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,655 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,221 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,140 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,308 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,888 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,150 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,186 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,901 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,426 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 781 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,956 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,507 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,656 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,976 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,831 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,950 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,306 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,609 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,715 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,113 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,989 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,572 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,067 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,321 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,430 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on April 30, 2022 at 07:00

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