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WHOA: Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 now represented by David Boies firm for their ‘rights’

[David Boies]

For a couple of years now, we’ve been taking it upon ourselves to bring something up with other news organizations.

We know it’s not necessarily in our job description, but we’ve traded messages with top editors at places like the Associated Press and the Daily Mail, pointing out that, like pretty much all legitimate news organizations, they have policies against naming sexual assault victims.

For some reason, however, because partial names of the Jane Does are being used in court in the Danny Masterson case (even before the trial), some news organizations have been using those partial names, which is leading to more and more exposure of the real identities of these women online.

We can tell you that it horrifies these women that news organizations are doing that.

And when we pointed this out to the AP and the Daily Mail and some others, they agreed. And if you look at their stories now, they use the monikers Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2. (Jane Doe 3 is a slightly different case. She felt forced to go public with her real name after Danny Masterson’s publicist gave it out after our story of the investigation first broke in 2017. But lately we’ve gone back to using Jane Doe 3 as a rule.)


Judge Charlaine Olmedo has explained that using the partial names in court is required by statute. But we don’t understand why news organizations that have policies against naming rape victims then use those partial names seemingly in blatant violation of their own policies.

Anyway, after taking this upon ourselves to bring this up with numerous news organizations, we gave up as the trial began. There were just too many journalists using the names, and we didn’t have the time to try and reach them all.

But the reason we’re bringing this up now is not only that some news orgs are still using the names (such as the Los Angeles Times, which is otherwise doing very good coverage of the trial), but just recently we learned that someone else has taken up the task of trying to reach these journalists to get them to use the “Jane Doe” designations.

And when we realized who it was that was doing this, we knew it was a pretty big story.

We need to take another step back. You may remember that besides the criminal trial going on, there’s a civil lawsuit that the three women, as well as Jane Doe 3’s husband, and a fourth woman, Bobette Riales, filed in August 2019, before criminal charges were actually filed against Masterson.

That civil lawsuit was filed against Masterson and the Church of Scientology, alleging that these five people have been harassed and stalked ever since the women came forward to the LAPD in 2016. The civil lawsuit is about that harassment, not the rapes themselves. And the five plaintiffs were originally represented by a high-flying national legal team out of Philadelphia.

From the beginning we told you that there were some issues with the Philly team and their handling of the lawsuit, and that two other suits they filed at that time, one on behalf of Valerie Haney, and another on behalf of a Jane Doe in Miami, had some problems.

And in February, we told you that Jane Doe 1 had decided to go her own way and find different representation, hiring a Florida attorney, Brad Edwards, who was known for his long pursuit of Jeffrey Epstein on behalf of some of the billionaire predator’s victims.

We can tell you now that around that time, in February, it reached us that as Jane Doe 1 was jumping ship and hiring a new attorney, a legendary litigator in New York City was also reportedly interested in the case.

We’re talking about David Boies, who represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore and who’s been described as a “legal Goliath.” Like Edwards, he’s represented victims of Jeffrey Epstein, including Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and many other high-profile clients. And he’s not a man without issues.

As far as we knew, however, after Jane Doe 1 jumped ship, Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 and the others were sticking with the Philly team, and nothing had come of the interest from Boies.

Well, now we will bring you back to the story we started out with today.

It has come to our attention that someone has been reaching out to journalists, trying to get them to stop using the partial names and to use the Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 designations for those women in the trial.

And yesterday, we confirmed with the Boies firm that they were, in fact, behind it.


“We currently represent them pro bono for purposes of their testimony and rights involved in the criminal trial only,” Alison Anderson of the Boies Schiller Flexner firm said to us in an email last night.

Um, wow.

It turns out that not only was it true that Boies had an interest in the case, but that his firm is now actively representing Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 as far as their “rights” in the criminal trial, and they are trying to get journalists to stop using the partial names in their stories.

We don’t know if this means that Boies also has an interest in representing them in the civil case (which for now is on hold while the criminal trial is going on), but we figure it has to get David Miscavige’s attention that one of the country’s most famous litigators is getting involved, at least in a limited way, in maybe the most important trial to involve Scientology in many years.

Welcome to the party, Mr. Boies.

Trial continues today with additional prosecution witnesses. We’ll be sending reports from the court at the breaks as we always do.

And as for yesterday’s video report at the end of the day, here’s what went out to subscribers…



Technology Cocktail

“Death, insanity, aberration, or merely a slavish obedience can be efficiently effected by the use of Black Dianetics. Further, adequate laws do not exist at this time to bar the use of these techniques. The law provides that only the individual so wronged can make complaint or swear out a warrant for offenders using these techniques.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1952




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 as trial begins and Danny faces a potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


THE PODCAST: How many have you heard?

— The Underground Bunker Podcast

[1] Marc Headley [2] Claire Headley [3] Jeffrey Augustine [4] Bruce Hines [5] Sunny Pereira [6] Pete Griffiths [7] Geoff Levin [8] Patty Moher [9] Marc Headley [10] Jefferson Hawkins [11] Michelle ‘Emma’ Ryan [12] Paulette Cooper [13] Jesse Prince [14] Mark Bunker [15] Jon Atack [16] Mirriam Francis [17] Bruce Hines on MSH

— SPECIAL: The best TV show on Scientology you never got to see

[1] Phil Jones [2] Derek Bloch [3] Carol Nyburg [4] Katrina Reyes [5] Jamie DeWolf

— SPECIAL: Your Proprietor’s updates on the Danny Masterson trial

[1] Sep 21 [2] Sep 28 [3] Oct 4 [4] Oct 10 [5] Oct 11: Day One [6] Oct 12: Day Two [7] Oct 13: Day Three [8] Oct 17: Day Four [9] Oct 18: Day Five [10] Oct 19: Day Six [11] Special interview with Chris Shelton, Oct 19 [12] Oct 20: Day Seven [13] Oct 21: Day Eight [14] First week in review, with Jeffrey Augustine [15] Oct 24: Day Nine [16] Oct 25: Day Ten [17] Oct 27: Day Eleven [18] Oct 28: Day Twelve [19] Second week in review, with Jeffrey Augustine [20] Halloween special [21] Nov 2: Day Thirteen

— The Underground Bunker Podcast on YouTube


[1] Marc Headley [2] Claire Headley [3] Jeffrey Augustine [4] Bruce Hines [5] Sunny Pereira [6] Pete Griffiths [7] Geoff Levin [8] Patty Moher [9] Marc Headley [10] Jefferson Hawkins [11] Michelle ‘Emma’ Ryan [12] Paulette Cooper [13] Jesse Prince [14] Mark Bunker [15] Jon Atack


Source Code

“We’re not trying to make superman here, because after you’ve done that is when you start to work to really make superman. Now you really have to get clever. Of course, a thetan in real good operating condition can make himself visible. It would be the shock of somebody’s life to suddenly realize that he was visible. And it would ruin this whole society and put us squarely in the hands of Bishop Shenanigan if you were to start doing this. Because you as a MEST body would never be able to explain fast enough to tell him you really weren’t Christ. They’ve been looking for him to come back — with blood in their eyes. You know, they only got a few nails in that guy last time.” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 4, 1953


Avast, Ye Mateys

“WINDS OF CHANGE: Advance indicators from the UK point to a change of government attitude and a better future for Scn there.” — The Commodore, November 4, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I am very disappointed in the decline of civilization as a whole during the last 120 years. I place the blame primarily on the widespread use of drugs and chemicals, and the increase in population in urban areas in relation to rural population. People are generally more restimulated in heavily populated settings and develop or agree with more socialistic philosophies. When you are forced to confront and handle the physical environment, you tend to be more in present time. When in a heavily populated environ, there is more contagion of aberration.”



Past is Prologue

1998: Spiegel magazine reports that Scientology will continue to be under surveillance in Germany. “The Constitutional Protection authority of States and Nation will continue the surveillance of the Scientology organization. This was the conclusion reached in a 102 page report which the security agents presented at the Interior Minister’s Conference after a one year surveillance of the psycho-sect. In the report the officials found that the organization in Germany was far smaller and less dangerous than previously supposed, however they still requested further surveillance since far smaller extremist groups are also under observation. Moreover, the security agency wants to clear up the issue of whether the Scientologists have infiltrated the [political] parties. Findings to date are thought to be ‘still too vague.'”


Random Howdy

“The way things are going evidence-wise and if DM is required to appear in court, I think Monique could demand an 8-figure deal without an NDA, without any contention.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Trial began October 11 in Los Angeles.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Grand jury indictments include charges from an assault while in custody. Arraigned on August 29.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff scheduled to be sentenced on Oct 28.
Rizza Islam, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for March 1 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, Scientology moving to compel arbitration. Plaintiffs filed amended complaint on August 2. Hearing scheduled November 17 to argue the arbitration motions.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Selection of arbitrators underway. Next court hearing: February 2, 2023.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Stay in place at least through December 13.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Case settled ahead of scheduled Dec 6 trial.
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.



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] A new group comes forward, saying it’s going to spill secrets of Scientology’s abuses
[TWO years ago] L. Ron Hubbard’s stolen valor: A new breakdown of his bogus medals by a military veteran
[THREE years ago] David Miscavige and a slate of local shills welcomed the new Kansas City ‘Ideal Org’
[FOUR years ago] Scientology is pulling out all the stops for its next gleaming Clearwater landmark
[FIVE years ago] Read the police report for the 17-year-old injured at Scientology’s ‘Flag’ building
[SIX years ago] Trouble for Scientology in 1966: When the Daily Mail called L. Ron Hubbard’s degrees ‘bogus’
[SEVEN years ago] Hey, Mark Bunker, what’s taking that film of yours — ‘Knowledge Report’ — so long?
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s own plans show it paid $37 million for a building to serve only 87 people
[NINE years ago] Claire Headley Takes Us OT! Here We Go with Scientology’s Operating Thetan Level ONE!
[TEN years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: The Road to Clear!


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 2,838 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,343 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,893 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,883 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,774 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,079 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,949 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,054 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,527 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,843 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,409 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,328 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,496 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,076 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,338 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,374 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,089 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,654 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 969 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,144 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,695 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,826 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,164 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,019 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,138 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,494 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,797 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,903 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,301 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,177 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,760 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,255 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,509 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,618 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on November 4, 2022 at 09:00

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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

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


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