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Brighton rocks! Joy Villa provides her version of some great days of Scientology outreach

A few days ago we discussed a photo of Joy Villa that placed her in Brighton, England, working a Scientology “Stress Test” table and promoting Dianetics in that fair seaside town.

We enjoyed a very fun interview with Fuchsia Days, the Brighton rock musician who had snapped the photos of Joy and tried to educate her targets with some real information about Scientology.

But how did things look from the other side of the table?

Well, it turns out that Joy in fact did write about and post her own images from her days working that table in Brighton, and we thought it made sense to post them here to give her equal time.


Here’s what Joy wrote about what a fun time she had.


Joy’s social media posts suggest that she began working the table in Brighton on May 22. Fuchsia Days saw her the following weekend. And we received a message from another reader that she was out there again this past weekend.

That must be some amends project she’s on!


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Source Code

“Frankly it’s pure idiocy to cure somebody of an illness. This is idiocy. They just go and get sick again. You talk about a thankless task! It’s actually thankless, endless, does nothing for the society, gains nothing for the individual or anything else to amount to anything. This guy’s got an earache. So you work like mad to get this guy to recover from this earache, see. And so you cure him from his earache. Well, great day in the morning, he has now not got an earache. Great. How to raise society heroically onward and forward! Now, if you cure his earache, if you’re foolish enough to cure his earache, and work in just-in no direction but to cure his earache, you’re working exactly against his hidden standard. And, you aren’t really trying to remove the causes of having a hidden standard. So what’s he going to do? Well, next day he’s got ulcers. See?” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 13, 1963


Avast, Ye Mateys

“SHORE STORY: Crew are reminded of our shore story — to know it and use it. QMs are reminded of our handouts — to use them (French ones). All crew are reminded that PR actions must also take security into mind. Some things you as Crew know about and should — that doesn’t mean “everyone” should know about them. Our operations in any country should be known by all crew and officers but only crew and officers. You are all now very aware of PR. Thank you — it’s really great and we can even improve it more — but lets become more aware now that security goes along with it.” — Lt. Barry Watson, PO, June 13, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“When I would not continue delivering services due to the out-tech of the situation, the C/S took it upon himself to ‘revoke’ my certs and deny, after 223 sessions (with a 98 percent VWD rate) with him C/Sing my NOTS repair auditing to another Pre-OT the previous summer, that I had never done the NOTS auditor course or any other for that matter, and had to be retrained on every course I had ever done. (Most of my training has been at the FSO). If he couldn’t get out-tech applied to his now girlfriend, he was stripping me of my certs, as if he could or had any authority, or had done a Comm EV in the field. But yet HE was not an executive and HCOPL Executive Misbehavior did not apply to HIM in anyway, as he is ‘in love with the PC,’ love trumps LRH Tech. This is a true paradox.”


Past is Prologue

2001: Scientology celebrity John Travolta appeared on the cable TV interview show Larry King Live. Some excerpts: “KING: You’re able to take something negative. You pass by this newsstand and see something about you that’s a bold-faced lie, or something and look beyond it. TRAVOLTA: To me there, it’s like a, like a – nipping dogs at your ankles, or something. It’s not, it’s not to be taken too seriously. I’ve never taken any of that very seriously. I take bigger issues seriously. I think what one of the biggest misunderstood concepts is that, you know, Scientology is non-denominational. You can be any religion and be a Scientologist – Jewish, Catholic, Christian. KING: But is it a religion? TRAVOLTA: It is. But it’s a religion on technical concepts, you know. It addresses you spiritually, and it leaves God as a – up for your religion, you know. You as a Christian, or you as a Jewish person would interpret what you wanted from that aspect of your religion. KING: Then how did it get all bum-rapped? TRAVOLTA: Well, that’s probably a long story, and a story, and it could have happened back in 1950, when ‘Dianetics’ was first written, and I think there was an attack on the book, because it really attempted to help in a mental health way. KING: And knocked psychiatry. TRAVOLTA: Yes. And I think that could have been the initial, initial issue, you know. KING: What led to FBI investigations? German authorities trying to stamp it out? TRAVOLTA: Well, you know, as you know, you’re in a profession that, it’s interpretive how press will kind of release ideas on things. And, you know, I look at a – the members that I know, the members, the person I am. It has only done fantastic things for my life. And everyone I know, you know. We’re very strong on trying to rehabilitate people on drugs. We have a 90, 95 percent success rate in taking people off of drugs. We’re immersed in so many positive aspects of society, you know, as a group. So, I don’t know. The group’s motto, ‘A world without war, insanity or criminality.’ And, a person needs to want to be helped, and I have a very specific way of helping a person off drugs. So, you have to want that. There’s vitamin programs and detoxification, sweat programs that a person goes on, and Scientology calls it a purification program. But it’s not – you can even do it outside the church. You don’t have to do it there. You can do it with different organizations. You know, there’s a whole wonderful organization called Narconon, that is just, it just helps. Life is overwhelming. Life is not easy. Life is tough. And you need something that really works and helps you actually, not promises to help you, then fail. And that’s why I’ve always loved Scientology, because it offers help, and it works.”



Random Howdy

“Hubbard was already in the process of killing the golden goose before he croaked.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next pretrial conference June 30. Trial scheduled for October 11.
‘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 June 9 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for September 19.
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] LEAKED: Watch Scientology ‘OTs’ pressured to donate tens of thousands in wild video
[TWO years ago] A strange and unsettling update to one of Scientology’s most awful recent scandals
[THREE years ago] Jon Atack: Seduction, recruitment, and Scientology’s hard sell
[FOUR years ago] Why are New York politicians such easy marks for Scientology?
[FIVE years ago] Photos shot by L. Ron Hubbard in 1975 capture how the founder wanted Scientology marketed
[SIX years ago] Karla Zamudio on Scientology, and capturing Marc and Claire Headley in the short film ‘Escape’
[SEVEN years ago] Google helps Scientology billionaire Bob Duggan hide a dark family secret
[EIGHT years ago] Why Giovanni Ribisi told Marc Maron there are no aliens in Scientology: A theory
[NINE years ago] This is Your Dianetics on Drugs: The Nitrous Engram
[TEN years ago] How a Scientologist Loses Faith in His Church: A Case Study
[ELEVEN years ago] ‘Inside Scientology’ Promises a Lot, And Delivers: David Miscavige Has Much to Worry About


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 2,694 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,199 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,749 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,739 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,630 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,936 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,805 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,579 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,910 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,383 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,699 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,265 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,184 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,352 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,932 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,194 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,230 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,945 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,470 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 825 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,000 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,551 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,700 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,020 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,875 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,994 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,350 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,653 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,759 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,157 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,033 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,616 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,111 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,365 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,474 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 13, 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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