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Jane Doe 3: Scientology required a victim to get her attacker’s car washed

[Danny Masterson, happy that his car is clean?]

Even more Scientology content came in yesterday as direct examination of Jane Doe 3 was completed at the Danny Masterson retrial in Los Angeles, and there was one moment in particular we wanted to highlight before what we expect is going to be a full day of cross-examination of Jane Doe 3 today.

Again, the level of detail about Scientology is much more granular than it was in the first trial. We learned yesterday, for example, that one of the things Jane Doe 3 was required to do after she reported her December 2001 rape to ethics officer Miranda Scoggins and her husband, chaplain Chris Scoggins, was to make “amends” to Masterson. This included, she said, getting his car washed.

We meant to point this out in yesterday’s wrap-up video, but then forgot to mention it. So we want to point it out here: Scientology not only told a rape victim not to characterize her rape as “rape,” not only convinced her that she was at fault for her own victimization, but also indoctrinated her about this point of view by making her get her rapist’s car washed.

This is the kind of thing that Scientology works very hard and spends huge piles of money keeping out of court testimony in civil lawsuits, and the church also attempted, comically, to keep Scientology out of this criminal trial.

That attempt failed, however, and Judge Olmedo has ruled that Scientology is going to be even more a part of the retrial than the first trial, and the church is powerless to stop it. As a result, we’re getting some incredible insights about this organization, like a rape victim forced to wash her rapist’s car.


But is anyone listening? After a full courtroom on Monday, press row has been pretty empty for the last two days of testimony, and the reporters we were used to seeing at the first trial — from the national television networks, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Wrap, Deadline, Court TV, Law and Crime, and others — have stopped coming. We suspect they’ll all be back if a verdict is reached in several weeks, but for now these folks are missing some real gems about Scientology coming out in this retrial.

Scientology must be breathing a sigh of relief about that.

Well, we’ll be there, as usual, and you’ll be getting our reports at the breaks. Watch your inboxes!


Technology Cocktail

“What happens to Man when he dies? Basically all that happens is that a separation occurs between the thetan and the body. However, he takes old facsimiles, energy phenomena and bric-a-brac that he feels he cannot do without, with him, and attaches this to the next body he picks up. He does not build a body in this lazy time of manufactured items and Frigidaires and so on. He picks one up off the genetic line, and the genetic line is a series of mocked-up automaticities which produce according to a certain blueprint from the earliest times of life on this planet through until now.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1958



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?

[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

— The first Danny Masterson trial and beyond

[18] Trial special with Chris Shelton [19] Trial week one [20] Marc Headley on the spy in the hallway [21] Trial week two [22] Trial week three [23] Trial week four [24] Leah Remini on LAPD Corruption [25] Mike Rinder 2022 Thanksgiving Special [26] Jane Doe 4 (Tricia Vessey), Part One [27] Jane Doe 4 (Tricia Vessey), Part Two [28] Claire Headley on the trial [29] Tory Christman [30] Bruce Hines on spying [31] Karen de la Carriere [32] Ron Miscavige on Shelly Miscavige [33] Karen de la Carriere on the L’s [34] Mark Bunker on Miscavige hiding [35] Mark Plummer [36] Mark Ebner [37] Karen Pressley [38] Steve Cannane [39] Fredrick Brennan [40] Clarissa Adams [41] Louise Shekter [42] John Sweeney


Source Code

“A Clear apparently is the — oh, not apparently, it’s true — he’s the original electric eel, and so on, and apparently affects physical objects without half trying in that state. That is to say, you can warm something up or something. This isn’t phenomena that you would consider even very good phenomena; I mean, it isn’t very advanced, don’t you see? Now, you can see very easily that throwing a lightning bolt couldn’t be very much of a trick. It merely depends on practice in holding your position. If you could hold your position very accurately, why, you could throw a lightning bolt that would probably char the Empire State Building. But that’s beside the point. That’s just theoretical. What you’ve got here in actual fact is that by staring at things you can make them warm, and things like this, you know. You pick up a, here’s a glass with some ice in it, you know? You stare at it for a few minutes and you haven’t got a glass with ice in it. It’s the warmest Coca-Cola you have ever had anything to do with, don’t you see? This is very, very low-scale phenomena. It’s just monkey business.” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 27, 1965


Avast, Ye Mateys

“I’ve just written an HCO Pol Ltr on ‘Death Wishes’ of interest to the ship.” — The Commodore, April 27, 1969



Overheard in the FreeZone

“There is a taped lecture called ‘On Rhodesia’ and in it LRH describes the setting up of Scientology in South Africa in case Scientology was taken down in the USA and the establishing of the Sea Org as a means to put ethics in in case of a Scientology takedown in America. But the SO being associated with the Galactic Confederacy’s ‘Galactic Patrol’ it put its authority outside of this planet, and that makes LRH’s intention stick in this case. Namely that the planet might fall prey of international chaos, but the off-planet authorities will be able to put ethics in.”


Past is Prologue

1998: Gerry Armstrong posted portions of a declaration by Mike Rinder, head of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs, in which he denies that the Church of Scientology International has any operations in Nevada. This, despite the operation of orgs in Las Vegas. Gerry is suing Scientology in Nevada. “I am a director of defendant Church of Scientology International. I have personal knowledge of the facts set forth below and, if called upon to testify on such matters, would and could do so competently. CSI is a California corporation with its principal place of business in California. CSI has no offices or subsidiaries in Nevada. It is not qualified to conduct business in Nevada and it does not conduct business in Nevada. CSI does not own real or personal property in Nevada, does not own bank accounts in Nevada, does not have employees in Nevada and has no dbas in Nevada. I declare under penalty of perjury of the laws of the United States and of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.”


Random Howdy

“The big difference between Scientology and the mafia is the mafia actually go to church on Sunday.”


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


Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Mistrial declared November 30. Retrial scheduled, jury selection begins March 29. Next pretrial hearing: Feb 16.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Grand jury indictments include charges from an assault while in custody. Next pretrial hearing Feb 13.
Rizza Islam, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for March 1 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next status conference Feb 13.

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: March 15, 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.
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 royalty: Why it makes sense for Tom Cruise to host the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
[TWO years ago] Clearwater city manager unhappy about landing on our ‘Top 25 Enabling Scientology’ list
[THREE years ago] Have Jane Doe’s attorneys figured out how to serve Scientology leader David Miscavige?
[FOUR years ago] Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard on family and sex: As enlightened as you’d imagine
[FIVE years ago] Strange days for a woman accusing Danny Masterson of rape — and for her rocker husband
[SIX years ago] Scientology submits names of 500 members to federal court as ordered, but there’s a catch
[SEVEN years ago] LIVE IN L.A.: Hearing in Laura DeCrescenzo’s Scientology forced-abortion lawsuit
[EIGHT years ago] Should Louis Theroux be worried? What a Scientology ‘documentary’ actually looks like
[NINE years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: More scenes from the End of Days
[TEN years ago] Scientology’s Notorious R2-45 Policy: Is There a Smoking Gun?


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 3,012 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,517 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,067 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,057 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,948 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,252 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,123 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,228 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,675 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,017 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,583 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,502 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,670 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,251 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,512 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,548 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,264 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,828 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,143 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,318 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,869 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,000 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,338 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,193 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,312 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,668 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,971 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,077 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,475 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,351 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,934 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,429 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,683 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,792 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 27, 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, 1995-2022 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2022), 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.

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