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VIDEO: Danny Masterson on the best way to make a move on a woman

Last month, we brought you a couple of painful minutes from an appearance that accused rapist and Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson made on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show in 2012.

Pollak asked Masterson about his notorious DJ stage name from the years 1997 to 2003, “DJ Donkey Punch.” Masterson explained the moniker, which is a slang reference to anal rape, something that many of our readers would have liked to see him have to answer questions about under oath at his criminal trial, which ended on November 30 with a hung jury and mistrial.

Masterson didn’t testify (criminal defendants usually don’t in this country), and so we never got to see how he might have answered that question on the witness stand. But what he did tell Pollak in 2012 was enough to get a huge reaction from our readers.

A couple of them pointed out to us that later in that same interview, Masterson has a couple of additional responses that seem to relate to the charges he’s facing. So we’ve pulled them out for another short video for you to watch. And yes, we’ll warn you that it’s Danny Masterson talking about sex, so be forewarned.


In the first segment, Pollak asks him a question sent in by a fellow actor, Adam Busch, who wants to hear Masterson’s recommendation for “the best way to make a move on a girl once you’ve got them back to your place.”

Masterson immediately responds, “Oh, you just invite them for a shower.”

This resonated with our tipsters, who remembered that a shower was involved in two of the cases that we heard testimony about at the trial, the rape allegations by Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.

In the second segment, Masterson describes an upcoming episode of the sitcom Men at Work that he was appearing in then, and describes a sexual threesome that he’s invited to be part of with James Lesure and Stacy Keibler. He calls it a “Ber-dude-a triangle,” and says of Keibler, “We tag-teamed the shit out of her.”

Just lovely stuff from Masterson.

This week we’re flying to Los Angeles for a Tuesday hearing in the courtroom of Judge Charlaine Olmedo, where we expect to learn more about whether the LA District Attorney’s Office intends to retry Masterson, which is scheduled for March 27.

Thankfully, flight prices after the holidays have come down considerably, but if you’d like to help us out with our expenses, you can use Paypal at our address, which is handled by our attorney, Scott Pilutik.

We look forward to bringing you the action this week in court!


Technology Cocktail

“Dealing as we are in a very high echelon of live communication, when we try to alter a condition with MEST we get this persistence. Restimulation is the condition persisting in the auditor, as an auditor who goes around altering energy masses gets restimulated. The auditor comes along and says, ‘Now all I have to do is change this energy mass one way or the other,’ and he may succeed in doing so as far as he can see for the moment. So he goes off restimulated. That is the condition persisting. It’s going to persist, one way or the other. The only motto back of MEST is ‘PERSIST.’ But we have this licked. Hence Axiom 51. Postulates and live communication actually can bring about a permanent change and can actually stop a persistence.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1954




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

“In August I wrote Kennedy; he was offered by me at that time help in the space race, speeding up the IQ, straightening out pilots. And this, the White House has already asked us twice for presentations of Scientology and we’ve granted them, and they have done weird things like fire the fellow who asked for them and that sort of thing….And anyway, in August, thinking that it would be a good gesture I wrote him a letter concerning this, at the White House, and time rolled along and the FDA suddenly became very interested and the organization was sniffing around the corners. And suddenly the US government — let’s not compartment this thing down, see, it’s just the government — issued a smear campaign in the Washington press, calling us all sorts of hard names, organized this thing completely, down to the last detail and actually the papers were on the streets before anybody appeared at the organization. Interesting, isn’t it? Hours later somebody appeared at the organization. Anyway, they raided a church and seized philosophical and religious texts for burning and meters. Armed raid on a church. Stop and think about it for a moment. How could they get away with this? How’d they do this?” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 8, 1963


Avast, Ye Mateys

“An International hard news story is about to come off in this port. Nothing to do with us. But reporters will be all over the place and our rat guards are not very effective. A ‘Hard news Story’ means a staged or actual event as different than a statement by someone. As this particular staged event is not very newsworthy really and as we are lately in the news in our effort to hit at the UK Parliament, the reporters would probably use us to justify their being here. Policy is to avoid hard news stories. Don’t get mixed up in International events like revolutions or International PR efforts. Therefore, although all is cool, we’ll slide down the coast long before the event and stay here lengthily another day. DDT kills flies. What de-verminates reporters? So we sail the 11th. Hey, the reporter who painted up the Dekki Le Moate scene in DK is rumored to have been sacked! Maybe his paper had good sense after all. Holland is apparently also under control on this I hear.” — The Commodore, January 8, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Is it possible that Scientology PCs and OTs could just be sitting in a chair imagining all the time and not really running engrams or BTs? It’s all imagination. Now I don’t know if that is the case but after looking into how abberrated Hubbard and many OTs are it wouldn’t surprise me if running these things are just a waste of time. Seriously, like fact check OT 3, fact check the whole religion. It might ruin Scientology for you but I’ve concluded certain parts are great, maybe 50 percent of it, but the rest is terrible and some people get gobbled up by it all.”


Past is Prologue

2001: Time magazine has won an appeal by Scientology to reverse the dismissal of a libel lawsuit over the 1991 cover article. From the New York Law Journal: “In a libel lawsuit, the Church of Scientology failed to show actual malice by a writer for Time magazine, which published an expose of the organization in 1991, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held. The appeals court, in a suit filed over the Time cover story ‘Scientology: The Cult of Greed,’ also said that no reasonable jury could find that reporter Richard Behar published allegations about a stock scam and murder-suicide involving members of the church ‘with purposeful avoidance of the truth.’ Mr. Behar’s 10-page article criticized Scientology as a ‘ruthless global scam’ posing as a religion that survived ‘by intimidating members and critics in a ‘Mafia-like’ manner.’ One allegation in the story, denied by the church, was that church member Steven Fishman stole stock confirmation slips in order to join dozens of successful securities class action lawsuits. Mr. Behar reported that Mr. Fishman spent almost a third of the

million dollars he made from the stock scam on Scientology books and tapes, and when he was caught, was instructed by the church to kill a psychiatrist that he had confided in, Dr. Uwe Geertz, and then kill himself. The Second Circuit agreed with Judge Leisure that the church could not make a showing of actual malice in publishing either the stock scam or murder-suicide allegations.
‘The article does not present Fishman’s claim as undisputed fact, but rather makes clear that Scientology denies the truth of Fishman and Dr. Geertz’s charges,’ said Chief Judge John M. Walker Jr., writing for the appeals court. ‘In view of the extensive research Behar conducted and the fact that the death threat was accurately reported as an allegation, we agree with the district court that no reasonable jury could find’ Mr. Behar was purposefully avoiding the truth in publishing the allegations.”


Random Howdy

“It really doesn’t matter if the people still in the Church of Scientology are happy or not because the organization itself is a criminal conspiracy that needs to be brought down. Are we suppose to go easy on organized crime because its members might be, generally speaking, having a good time?”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Mistrial declared November 30. Status conference scheduled January 10, retrial scheduled March 27.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Grand jury indictments include charges from an assault while in custody. Plea deadline scheduled for December 16.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff scheduled to time served with three years supervised release, restitution of $9.7 million.
Rizza Islam, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for March 1 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial hearing December 9.
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 November 17 to argue the arbitration motions, awaiting ruling.
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 February 7.
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 leader David Miscavige praised in videos on David Miscavige’s website
[TWO years ago] Scientology continues to harry Mark Bunker over his every utterance
[THREE years ago] If Scientology forced your children to disconnect from you, what would you do?
[FOUR years ago] Tonight, Leah Remini makes it clear how much Scientology worships money above all else
[FIVE years ago] Joy Villa’s ex talks about her domestic violence arrest and the child she put up for adoption
[SIX years ago] Talking to the FBI agent who canceled her talk at Scientology’s ‘mecca’
[SEVEN years ago] Jon Atack: The best thing ever written about the language traps in Scientology’s Bible, ‘Dianetics’
[EIGHT years ago] Jefferson Hawkins provides Scientology a way to happiness that actually works
[NINE years ago] We talk to Ray Jeffrey about today’s brutally long day in a Texas court battling Scientology
[TEN years ago] Nancy Many’s Life in Scientology Dramatized on January 16 Investigation Discovery Series
[ELEVEN years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: Happiness Coming to a Library Near You!


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 2,903 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,408 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,958 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,948 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,839 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,144 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,014 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,119 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,592 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,908 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,474 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,393 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,561 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,142 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,403 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,439 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,154 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,719 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,034 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,209 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,760 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,891 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,229 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,084 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,203 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,559 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,862 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,968 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,366 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,242 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,825 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,320 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,574 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,683 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 8, 2023 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

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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