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Where is Scientology keeping Andrew Barton?

[Janis Gillham Grady]

[Janis Grady sent us this appeal, asking for attention to another of Scientology’s abuses, and we knew you’d find it interesting — and we want to hear from you if you can help us with any information about it.]

Andrew Barton is the youngest child of Noel and Marion Barton. My family has known Noel since before I was born. He was the first person my father got into Scientology from his lectures.

Andrew’s older sisters are still in the Sea Org — Liz Ingber and Nettie Allcock. Marion, the middle sister who had left the SO in the 1980s, sadly passed away in 2016. She too had tried to find her brother.

I last saw Andrew on Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds as crew in 1988 and 1990.

This is a family that has been destroyed by Scientology for at least the last 40 plus years, with three daughters and a son all joining the Sea Org and disconnecting from the parents — one later blew the SO and reconnected to her parents (Marion/Maz) but she has since passed away. Her sisters wouldn’t even talk to her even when she was on her deathbed — I know this as my sister Terri and I were there instead for Maz with her children.


In 2013, apparently Liz and Nettie had not seen their brother Andrew in six years — I heard he was either back on the Freewinds or in the RPF in Clearwater. Years earlier, Lizzie had called her older brother, William, (who had never been in Scientology) and asked if he had seen Andrew. He had not. Lizzie called back later and said never mind. But she would not answer William’s questions about where Andrew was.

Andrew’s parents have been searching for him for years and even did an interview with Bryan Seymour of Sydney Australia News about 15 years ago trying to locate him and tried to check if he was on a merchant marine ship.

His parents, who live in Perth, Western Australia, are in their late 80s and the mother is now in a nursing home. Since they lost three daughters and a son to the Sea Org, it would mean the world to them just to know where Andrew is and that he is OK, or better yet get a phone call from him and his sisters.

Any help from anyone who might know his whereabouts would be appreciated.

— Janis Gillham Grady


Technology Cocktail

“There will be periods when the individual is absolutely sure that he is totally predicting the future. He gets into implants, let us say, that tell him what the future is all about. He’s stuck 8000 years ago, but he’s telling you about the future. All kinds of odd phenomena show up. But engrams come up and slap you in the teeth, one right after the other.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1959



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

“We had a gentleman who was suffering from Buerger’s disease, which has to do with one’s legs rotting off. The case was merely opened, not diagnosed. Had the case been diagnosed, it would have been discovered rather rapidly that nobody could help him. That was one of the computations, and it would have become apparent the moment work was started on the case because the person would have run in auto. This preclear had a self-control mechanism of ‘I can handle this myself,’ or ‘I have to handle this myself.’ So he would not have worked well. But you could have discovered this right at the outset by asking him questions in present time about his parents, about what they used to do, what they used to say, what kind of people they were and so on. It must have been a very difficult case to get up and down the track because a case which runs in auto always will be difficult. The next step that should have been discovered about this case was the reason why his legs had to come off. One would have discovered then the fact that Papa died in a railroad accident where both his legs had been cut off!” — L. Ron Hubbard, July 3, 1950



Avast, Ye Mateys

“QUAL: 175 auditing hours a week is now expected from Processing Section. Quentin being gone exposed that he mainly with the help of Liese and Tommy do the larger share of the Ship’s Auditing.” — The Commodore, July 3, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I’ve done the Original OT Levels along with NOTs and Excalibur and more, as have many of our public, so take any of the Grade Chart listed abilities from the Church of Scientology and add to that telepathy, perception into time yet to be, time paths and outcomes yet to be, perception and communication with other universe versions of self, and a host of others, many of which wouldn’t be real to anyone not having done the levels themselves. Remote viewing isn’t part of the subject. That’s false data. Exteriorization with full perception is. They are two different subjects. Remote viewing is a term created by criminals posing as public stealing the data from Scientology to use in government covert operations. They are not anything alike.”


Past is Prologue

1995: MTV this week aired a special news broadcast about cults, and included some discussion of Scientology. Stacy Young and Scientology PR person Leisa Goodman were interviewed. A transcript was posted to a.r.s, anonymously. Some excerpts: “Loder: But according to former scientologists, members aren’t given the church’s full liturgy until after taking many expensive courses. Although scientology executives deny it, former longtime members say that eventually followers are told that some of these ‘engrams’ are the remnants of space aliens called ‘body thetans’ who are placed there by the galactic overlord ‘Xenu’. Stacy Young: It’s a very science-fiction world, um, it has a, galactic confederacy … it’s a very romantic … view of the world. Loder: I don’t understand, there’s like a galactic overlord ‘Xenu’… is there a whole staff of characters… or is that not true? Goodman: Ohh uhh… I don’t think … I don’t really know what you mean. What you’re talking about. Loder: At one point, eleven scientologists, including Hubbard’s wife, were convicted of conspiracy and burglary, of IRS offices. Goodman: Actually the people who did that, were booted out of the church. It’s got _nothing_ to do with scientology. And, um… Loder: In the end, the IRS granted scientology the tax exempt religious
status it wanted. A move IRS spokesman now decline to discuss.”


Random Howdy

“Can any Scientologist point specifically as to how Scientology or Dianetics has improved world conditions in its 60 years?”



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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Found guilty on two counts on May 31, remanded to custody. Sentencing on Aug 4.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Grand jury indictments include charges from an assault while in custody. Trial scheduled for August 15.
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud.

Civil litigation:
Baxter, Baxter, and Paris v. Scientology, alleging labor trafficking: Forced to arbitration. Plaintiffs allowed interlocutory appeal to Eleventh Circuit.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’
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 sentencing of Masterson on Aug 4.
Jane Doe 1 v. Scientology, David Miscavige, and Gavin Potter: Case unsealed and second amended complaint filed. Next hearing August 1.
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] Tom Cruise benefiting from Scientology Sea Org slave labor: The photographic proof
[TWO years ago] Scientology ‘Hogwarts’ in Oregon has Covid outbreak: 43 students, 8 staff
[THREE years ago] Tom Cruise at 58: Scientology’s biggest asset continues to avoid the tough questions
[FOUR years ago] Scientology’s answer to Garcias’ appeal sets a new record in cynicism and legal depravity
[FIVE years ago] When Scientology’s toxic policy of disconnection is forever: Saying goodbye to Angela Paris
[SIX years ago] Five years ago: Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ and the death of Alexander Jentzsch
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology has a plan to rescue the U.S. military, and it involves ‘Battlefield Earth’
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s billion-dollar slush fund, its slick operators, and how it gets around regulation
[NINE years ago] German media: Scientology is essentially dead in Berlin
[TEN years ago] Scientology Grudge Match: Tommy Davis Gets Called Out By Mike Rinder
[ELEVEN years ago] Tom Cruise is 50: It’s Time To Grow Up
[TWELVE years ago] Scientology’s Cover Story for Harassment: ‘We’re Making a Documentary!’


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 3,079 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,594 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,144 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,134 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 2,015 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,319 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,190 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,295 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,742 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,084 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,650 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,569 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,736 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,318 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,579 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,615 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,331 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,895 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,210 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,385 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,936 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,067 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,405 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,260 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,379 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,735 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,038 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,144 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,542 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,418 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 3,001 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,496 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,750 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,859 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on July 3, 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

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