Daily Notifications
Sign up for free emails to receive the feature story every morning in your inbox at


‘Aftermath’ subject Liz Gale is sharing her Scientology experiences on TikTok

Remember Liz Gale from Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath? We first wrote about Liz here at the Bunker in 2016, and her incredible story not only of growing up a third-generation Scientologist, but what it was like to watch her brother Philip Gale become a child prodigy, a genius in mathematics, who threw himself off a building at MIT on L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday in 1998.

As if it weren’t hard enough to deal with her brother’s suicide, Liz constantly had to deal with the demands of her mother, the “most dedicated Scientologist I knew,” she said.

Liz appeared on Leah’s second season. Her episode aired on August 29, 2017, and it was a memorable one. (You can see it now at Netflix.)

Well, she let us know that she still has more to say about Scientology, and she’s been doing it at TikTok. She says that her video on the children’s sec check has already garnered more than 65,000 views, so she’s off to a good start.


Check out her channel and catch her as she blows up.



Bonus items from our tipsters

Meanwhile, in Philly…



Sign up for a daily email when we post a new story on Scientology.

Did you know you can get an email every morning when we post our daily Scientology story? We know some of the folks who come to the Underground Bunker aren’t here to talk about the politics of the day, and that’s why we created a daily politics feature over at our other blog, The Lowdown, and we ask readers to take their political discussions over there. And if you drop us a line at tonyo94 AT gmail, we’ll put you on the list so you get a morning reminder that a new Scientology story has been posted — and only for our Scientology stories.



Source Code

“You ever been on the Pacific Ocean? You look an awful long distance on the Pacific Ocean and you’ll find space, you know. The speculative horizon is like that. It’s way out, man. Boy, I mean we’ve collided with data which is highly debatable as to whether it will be popular or unpopular. And I’m afraid I have to go along with the first foundation decision I made, back in 1950 when they had that board meeting and told me I wasn’t to research on any more past lives. I don’t think they ever did get that end of the building back together again. The bricks are still cracked. And I said, well, psychology and other activities in the field of the mind have always had a large eye on popularity. And they would actually throw away materials which didn’t agree with things. They’d throw away the things which didn’t agree. And that’s why they’ve not come up with any answers. They consult this thing of the popularity of a datum, the acceptability of a datum and have therefore compromised truth. So you either accept truth or popularity.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 14, 1963


Avast, Ye Mateys

“Smersh operates on false data and has not changed his Situation Analysis in a whole score of years and does not vary tactics to fit new situations. That is valuable information. A general who fought that way would be busy fighting the 151st Bavarian Light Infantry as they were deployed at Niems in 1870! Since then they’ve been disbanded, forgotten, and that trench has been empty for 80 years. Yet such a general would have his whole army concentrating on it! Viewing national governments through this developed logic tech applied to their data and their idea of the situation reveals them to be crazy. And gives one the reason for both war and failing societies. No wonder they end up shooting people.” — The Commodore, May 14, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“After the last session on ENERGY, an hour ago, I started working in the Physical Universe with OT IX technology and I am amazed at how it works. For the first time I stopped giving my dog verbal commands. Just telepathically and it works much better. I have the perception of the flow of energy coming in, how it interacts and how it translates into action. Then I started to ‘see’ the energy that makes up the bodies of the people I meet.”



Past is Prologue

1999: Jim Beebe posted an announcement to a.r.s this week that the files of the original Cult Awareness Network have been turned over to Scientology. “Scientology took over the CAN Files on May 3rd, last Monday. The storage Facility Mgr. gave me a brief report. The man who so skillfully used the Church of Scientology’s tax-exempt money to destroy the Cult Awareness Network, Kendrick Moxon, flew in for this auspicious event and was taking pictures and beside himself with glee. I thanked the Storage facility who went out of their way for CAN and actually contacted their own attorneys in an attempt to prevent this.”


Random Howdy

“The FDA could have busted Scientology a thousand times over for medical fraud if they simply sent in undercover agents wired for sound and vision to sign up for courses. Scientology registrars will promise any and all medical cures as long as you show them the money. The government is an ass.”


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 June 2.
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 December 6.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: New trial ordered after appeals court overturned prior 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] Why is Scientology desperate for a tiny plot in Clearwater? Let us draw you a picture.
[TWO years ago] A look inside a Scientology org as it prepares to reopen for the public
[THREE years ago] Why the quarantine is such a fail: Scientology ship was set up as an interrogation factory
[FOUR years ago] Scientology’s reclusive ‘president,’ 82-year-old Heber Jentzsch, tells a niece he’s doing fine
[FIVE years ago] With its Mexico City project halted, Scientology fans out across town to promote its pablum
[SIX years ago] Ron Miscavige shakes off Scientology smears, rockets to #1 in ebooks
[SEVEN years ago] Guest post: Five extreme examples of hypocrisy in Scientology’s ‘Freedom’ magazine
[EIGHT years ago] Falling death of a Russian Scientologist in Clearwater: The police investigation
[NINE years ago] How to Confront and Shatter Suppression, Scientology Style!
[TEN years ago] Lisa Marie Presley Removes All Mention of Scientology From Her Official Website


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 2,664 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,169 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,719 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,709 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,600 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,906 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,775 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,549 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,880 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,353 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,669 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,235 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,154 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,322 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,902 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,164 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,200 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,915 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,440 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 795 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,970 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,521 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,670 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,990 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,845 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,964 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,320 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,623 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,729 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,127 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,003 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,586 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,081 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,335 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,444 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 14, 2022 at 07:00

E-mail tips to tonyo94 AT gmail DOT com or follow us on Twitter. We also post updates at our Facebook author page. After every new story we send out an alert to our e-mail list and our FB page.

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

Watch our short videos that explain Scientology’s controversies in three minutes or less…

Check your whale level at our dedicated page for status updates, or join us at the Underground Bunker’s Facebook discussion group for more frivolity.

Our non-Scientology stories: Robert Burnham Jr., the man who inscribed the universe | Notorious alt-right inspiration Kevin MacDonald and his theories about Jewish DNA | The selling of the “Phoenix Lights” | Astronomer Harlow Shapley‘s FBI file | Sex, spies, and local TV news | Battling Babe-Hounds: Ross Jeffries v. R. Don Steele


Tony Ortega at The Daily Beast


Share Button
Print Friendly, PDF & Email