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Leah Remini submits proof she’s served David Miscavige, and it looks very familiar!

Last week, we showed you the efforts that a process server went through trying to serve Scientology leader David Miscavige with a lawsuit that names him as a defendant.

It was for the lawsuit filed by Jane Doe 1 against Miscavige, the church, and a Sea Org recruiter named Gavin Potter. In the lawsuit, Jane Doe 1 alleges that as a minor, she was victimized by Potter and then was forced by Scientology to marry him.

Jane Doe 1’s attorneys were successful serving Potter the lawsuit, as well as the Scientology institutional defendants, Church of Scientology International and the Religious Technology Center.

But with Miscavige, it’s always a challenge finding a way to effect “substitute service” on him for the reason that his minions are well versed in keeping him far away from process servers (or anyone else, for that matter).

So in this case, Jane Doe 1’s attorneys had a process server visit some interesting sites hoping to hand the papers to someone representing Miscavige — at Scientology Media Productions, for example, the studios that were once the KCET compound on Sunset Boulevard.


And after submitting those detailed reports, Jane Doe 1 will wait to see what the judge in her case, Judge Robert B. Broadbelt III, decides about it.

But in the meantime, this week Leah Remini’s attorneys (who are largely, but not entirely, the same ones representing Jane Doe 1 in her case), submitted the same exact reports by the process server who visited SMP and ran into Odo the guard at Big Blue in September. Yes, the same exact set of visits and with the same results, but in Leah’s lawsuit that is in another courtroom altogether, with Judge Randolph J. Hammock.

Leah Remini and Jane Doe 1, two different people, with two different lawsuits (Leah’s for the “Fair Game” campaign against her, Jane Doe 1 for the forced marriage), but the same exact process server and his same reports about trying to find David Miscavige submitted to two different judges in subsequent weeks.

Seems pretty smart and efficient. But is it kosher? We asked our attorney, Scott Pilutik, for his thoughts, and he didn’t see a problem. “If the process server is prepared to respond to a judge in both cases, I don’t see why not,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jane Doe 1 submitted even more filings detailing just what an exhaustive job her lawyers have done trying to find Miscavige. Here’s just a taste from a 344-page filing submitted by attorney Carmen S. Scott…

From June 2023 through October 2023, I have made diligent efforts in its attempts to locate Miscavige personally, to locate his place of residence and business, and to obtain a mailing address for him, including the following:
a. Searches of public records databases;
b. Engagement of Apex Legal Services (“Apex”), a process serving and private investigation company, to conduct research and surveil locations;
c. Reviewing dockets and pleadings in other cases in which Miscavige was named as a defendant for details as to his whereabouts and past service attempts;
d. Reviewing corporate filings accessible through the California Secretary of State’s business records databases for Defendants Religious Technology Center, Church of Scientology International, and Bridge Publications, Inc.;
e. Requesting Miscavige’s contact information from the Registered Agent for the Church of Scientology International;
f. Searching public sources such as news media and blogs for Miscavige’s location information;
g. Reviewing Scientology websites and promotional literature for scheduled appearances of Miscavige and location information; and

h. Interviewing individuals who have information on Miscavige’s possible whereabouts….


Based on this information, Plaintiff attempted service on all known and potential business and residential addresses for Miscavige.

In the course of my research, we learned that Miscavige has a practice of evading service and does so with the support of other Scientologists and their security…

My office has spent nearly $6000.00 thus far in our attempts to serve Miscavige.
As set forth, Plaintiff has demonstrated due diligence in locating Miscavige and Miscavige is concealing his whereabouts to evade service.

To the extent the Court is not satisfied with the substitute service as detailed herein, Plaintiff is concurrently filing an Application for Service by Publication in her attempts to effectuate service upon Miscavige.

Wow. What is it going to take for a judge in California to declare David Miscavige an official defendant after such an effort? (One Florida court did, in Tampa in February, but Scientology was successful derailing that case with its “religious arbitration” strategy.)

In the meantime, Jane Doe 1 has another headache when, on Friday at the Stanley Mosk courthouse in downtown Los Angeles (just a short walk from the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center where Danny Masterson was convicted in May), she’ll be trying to fend off an attempt by Scientology to put her lawsuit on ice until next May, when its attempt to derail her lawsuit into religious arbitration can be heard. Then, just a little more than a week later, on November 6, her efforts to serve Miscavige will be taken up by the court. Whew. That’s a lot happening very soon.

We plan to have a correspondent in the courthouse Friday, and we’ll let you know how her case holds up.

In Leah’s lawsuit, the next hearings are scheduled for November 17 (to allow in her out-of-town attorneys) and December 7, to consider Leah’s request for a temporary injunction to force Scientology to stop harassing her.


Technology Cocktail

“All dope off and boil off while listing or nulling comes from ordinary garden variety missed withholds. Pull them rapidly and go on. In R2 you only pull missed W/Hs when you can’t get pc into session at all or when the pc dopes off. You don’t pull missed W/Hs in case of an ARC break-you correct the R2. Pc going into apathy is also an ARC break you know. Also propitiation.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1962




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 [43] Tory Christman [44] Kate Bornstein [45] Christian Stolte [46] Mark Bunker [47] Jon Atack [48] Luke Y. Thompson [49] Mark Ebner [50] Bruce Hines [51] Spanky Taylor and Karen Pressley [51] Geoff and Robbie Levin [52] Sands Hall [53] Jonny Jacobsen [54] Sandy Holeman



Source Code

“Now, you will find that a rape or sexual attack may result in glasses, because this is refusal to communicate. And after all, what is a dental operation but a sort of rape, if you really think about it that way? Somebody is trying to take something away from an only partially reasoning individual who is under drugs. And what does the patient want? He wants to get away — not communicate. Do you get the idea? ‘Don’t communicate with me, don’t touch me, don’t hurt me.’ So you start up and down the track and you will find incidents here and there, and particularly locks are what you want; you don’t want to process a thousand engrams just to get off a pair of glasses. You get the times when the individual didn’t want to touch, feel, see, hear, or any of the rest of the package of communication, because that is what you are looking for.” — L. Ron Hubbard, October 26, 1951


Avast, Ye Mateys

“FAIR GAME for the current week for NO REPORT of stats are: Dave James, Gilbert Black, Donna Tidman, John Stevens, Adele Vonnie, Doreen Smith, Murdock McBride.” — Lt. Jeff Walker, I&R, October 26, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I don’t believe at our current rate of disenturbulation, we will be able to recover this empire. But the goal of auditing isn’t to preserve the American or European way of life. It is to ultimately create a ‘race’ of beings who are no longer subject to the insanities of the past, and can proceed to build a society without war, insanity and criminality. And as such beings would remain that way into the indefinite future, any efforts along this line would be worthwhile. As I see it, we’ve been on this downward spiralling track of repeating the same mistakes over and over for trillions of years. Our individual lives, each one of them, have been full of needless pain and dramatization because of this. Imagine lives without all this! That is the promise of the Bridge and the Tech.”


Past is Prologue

1998: Graham Berry posted a description of an encounter between Ursula Caberta of the German government and Kendrick Moxon, attorney for Scientology. “I took Ursula Caberta down a floor to where Scientology lawyer Moxon and OSA employee were inspecting documents. I shook Moxon’s hand. He then wiped his hands saying ‘can’t be too careful’. To Ursula he said, ‘You didn’t bring her down here just to show her boxes. Where is your uniform? She said it is casual day and uniforms are for the Sea Organization. Moxon then said ‘I mean your Nazi uniform’. He then snapped to attention and gave her the Nazi salute repeatedly! ‘Sieg heil’. When he did not cease his strutting, heel clicking and offensive saluting we left. Later, Ursula told the press that he could have been prosecuted for criminal conduct had he done this in Germany.”



Random Howdy

“Seeing as how the Church of Scientology has publicly stated that they are not a turn-the-other-cheek religion, how is any of this a shock to anyone?”


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. Sentenced to 30 years to life on Sep 7.
‘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 October 30.
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud.

Civil litigation:
Leah Remini v. Scientology, alleging ‘Fair Game’ harassment and defamation: Complaint filed August 2, Scientology submitting anti-SLAPP response Oct 26.
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: Discovery phase.
Jane Doe 1 v. Scientology, David Miscavige, and Gavin Potter: Case unsealed and second amended complaint filed. Scientology moves for religious arbitration.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Ordered to mediation.



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] Jane Doe 3’s cross-examination interrupted as the Danny Masterson trial takes a day off
[TWO years ago] What’s happening right now in Scientology’s independent ‘Freezone’
[THREE years ago] Scientology continues its ‘Fair Game’ of Gerry Armstrong with court hearing today
[FOUR years ago] Full court press: Scientologists have been busy in the halls of justice lately
[FIVE years ago] What the Australian press can’t say about James Packer and his Scientology adventure
[SIX years ago] Mirriam Francis: Picturing Scientology parents who abandon their children to abuse
[SEVEN years ago] Trump supporter arrested for threatening to kill Muslims at L.A. Islamic center is a Scientologist
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology cries religious discrimination in appeal brief filed in Maryland zoning fight
[NINE years ago] Sunday Funnies: Scientology needs your money more than ever!
[TEN years ago] Jon Atack Considers L. Ron Hubbard’s Tangled Relationship With Mind-Altering Substances
[ELEVEN years ago] Scientology on the High Seas: Vixie, Vitamins, and Satan Worshippers


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 3,194 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,709 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,259 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,249 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 2,130 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,434 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,305 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 2,410 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,857 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,199 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,765 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,684 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,851 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,433 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,694 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,730 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,446 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 3,010 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,325 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,500 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 7,051 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,182 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,520 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,375 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,494 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,850 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,153 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,259 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,657 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,533 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 3,098 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,611 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,865 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,974 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on October 26, 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…

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