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TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: You saw her euphoric over the ‘Grades’ and becoming a Scientology Clear. But what has our Scientology oversharer been up to lately? [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]


Technology Cocktail

“The pc has compartmented off various parts of the body for which he takes no further responsibility. These appear to be individuals operating against him. Actually these parts of the body have individual characteristics and answer up on E-Meters. These are basically demon circuits but they are the things which produce the circuits; they are the things which hold on to facsimiles, they are not themselves facsimiles. Each one of these is holding on to numerous facsimiles, and they supply these facsimiles to the pc. The pc says he’s not responsible for this…We use this technique to knock it out. The word ‘entity’ simply designates an area of the body which has an independent point of communication.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1953




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 Danny faces a potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison. NOW WITH TRIAL INDEX.


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 [22] Nov 3: Day Fourteen [23] Nov 4: Day Fifteen [24] Third week in review [25] Nov 5, Saturday special [26] Nov 6, Sunday special [27] Nov 7, Day Sixteen [28] Lisa Marie Presley breaking news [29] Nov 8, Day Seventeen [30] Nov 9, Day Eighteen [31] Nov 10, Day Nineteen



Source Code

“When you start to double people’s scores and push people upstairs in terms of sports abilities, this becomes a foul and fiendish plot from our standpoint. If you were to take the football Cards, or the baseball Cards or any one team, and give it a heavy shove in the direction of better ball playing, you would at once, of course, find that the opponents had no other choice but to get a heavy shove in the direction of ball-playing. See, no other choice. We haven’t started this program yet in America. We’re looking around for some volunteers to go on payroll and go up and haunt one of these baseball clubs or football clubs. And just do nothing but process the boys and so on. A very interesting project. Because, of course, they will then take all pennants, awards and TV programs. And then we can then go around to their archenemies and say ‘See what happened.’” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 22, 1956


Avast, Ye Mateys

“Stats trended the same over the world last week, paid completions soaring, GI a bit lower. WE are at least winning back the field and building strong orgs that deliver.” — The Commodore, November 22, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Does eating meat suppress your Theta flow on your 5th dynamic?”



Past is Prologue

1995: Steve Holroyd posted an ad he recently came across in the West End Extra which lists the current claims of the cult for the state of “clear”. “SCIENTOLOGY ‘Do you want more out of life?’ Become a Scientology Clear. A Scientology Clear has Over 135 IQ, Creative imagination, Amazing vitality, Deep relaxation, Good memory, Strong willpower, Radiant health, Magnetic personality, Good self control. If you would like to have all these qualities then look into Scientology. Enquire today”


Random Howdy

“When I first read about the solo auditing I remember thinking, ‘This is genius! Hubbard has these dupes so bamboozled he’s got them ripping themselves off.’ The most expensive part of the Bridge and you’re conning yourself. How would that hold up in court on a fraud charge?”


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] Scientology gets another $1 million donor to make entire United States ‘ideal’ for takeover
[TWO years ago] In this week’s social media leak, a Scientology school is offering ‘doctorates’ for donations
[THREE years ago] Beck tells Australian newspaper: ‘I’m not a Scientologist’
[FOUR years ago] As Leah Remini returns for a third round, here’s Scientology’s side of the story
[FIVE years ago] VIDEO: Scientology gives its highest award to Nation of Islam minister, who thanks Allah
[SIX years ago] Leah Remini demands $1.5 million from Scientology for interfering with her A&E series
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology drug rehab policy: Get the sexual assaulter out of state before police arrive
[EIGHT years ago] The Scientologist who wouldn’t fly: The rise and fall of insurance mogul Richie Acunto
[NINE years ago] Mark Bunker Returns to Clearwater: Wise Beard Man Back in Scientology’s Mecca!
[TEN years ago] Thanksgiving? Pshaw! The Scientology Begin-A-Boom Bookathon Starts TODAY!
[ELEVEN years ago] More Scientology Hip Hop, Yo: The Curious Career of Chill EB


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 2,856 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,361 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,911 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,901 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,792 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,097 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,967 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,072 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,545 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,861 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,427 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,346 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,514 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,094 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,356 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,392 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,107 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,672 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 987 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,162 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,713 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,844 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,182 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,037 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,156 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,512 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,815 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,921 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,319 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,195 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,778 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,273 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,527 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,636 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on November 22, 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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