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Jane Doe 1 appealing David Miscavige’s stunt that removed judge and ruling

[Judge Robert Broadbelt and defendant David Miscavige]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: We were stunned at the way David Miscavige sandbagged the LA Superior Court to remove a judge who was about to rule Scientology ‘arbitration’ was ‘unconscionable.’ Jane Doe is now petitioning an appeals court to have the ruling reversed. We have quotes from the filing. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]


Technology Cocktail


“I have just made a real breakthrough on the action of painkillers (known as aspirin, tranquilizers, hypnotics, soporifics). It has never been known in chemistry or medicine exactly how or why these things worked. Such compositions are derived by accidental discoveries that ‘such and so depresses pain.’ The effects of existing compounds are not uniform in result and often have very bad side effects. As the reason they worked was unknown very little advance has been made in biochemistry. If the reason they worked were known and accepted possibly chemists could develop some actual ones which had minimal side effects. We will leave the fact that this could be the medical biochemical discovery of the century and let the Nobel prizes continue to go to the inventors of nose-drops and new ways to kill and simply ourselves use it. Biochemical tech is not up to the point at this time that it can utilize it.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1969



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 [55] Mark Bunker [56] Trish and Liz Conley [57] Trish Conley [58] Alex Barnes-Ross [59] Alex Barnes-Ross [60] Alex Barnes-Ross [61] Alex Barnes-Ross [62] Alex Barnes-Ross [63] Alex Barnes-Ross [64] Tory Christman [65] Tammy Synovec [66] Dennis Erlich [67] Alex Barnes-Ross [68] Valerie Ross [69] Kat in Austin [70] Mark Bunker [71] Phil Jones



Source Code

“Gormley Castle used to be down here. I was riding over to a tourney one day and was half-armed in a rainstorm, I had half steel armor on in a rainstorm. The rest of it slung on the back of the horse. Brother with me and a groom and they had the rest of the armor. And so ‘elp me, lightning ‘it. And you know armor on wet ground makes the most marvelous conductor. Knocked me plumb silly, it did. Plumb silly. It’s happened to me several times….It makes you flinch, and so forth. I remember at that particular instance I rode right on to the castle and the grooms went out and got the bodies and my brother was still alive, but the groom was awful dead and laid the body on the bed. I stood there, you know and thought that was OK and went back over to Europe and walked in and I fell over the old mither who was busy scrubbing the floor and of course, wet, you know, volts were coming up me like that and I step in her scrub bucket and walked through her and she gets a ‘ell of a shock, you know. she says, ‘Coo, what’s that?’ you know or words to that effect. It was about 1495, something like that. And so I pick up my fist and I start to say, ‘Godderdammerung, bring me in some mead,’ you know. And I go bang, you know and my fist goes straight through the table. And I say, ‘Wait a minute, boy. Oh, no, I’m dead.’ Bright, moonlight night and there’s a dog howling outside, so I walk out in the moonlight and decide for the next 55 years I’ll have to be a ghost. Well, it was a very shocking experience. But you could get discombobulated and upset and not know what you were doing. I didn’t. I went and picked up a baby or two, but — Anyhow, the point is, is it takes a lot more than you’re even aware of confronting in order to pick up electronic masses and then keep mocking them up because, you see, they’re so dangerous because you have to keep them mocked up, you see, because they’re so dangerous, you see? It’s very logical.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 1, 1962


Avast, Ye Mateys

“I am waiting, not altogether patiently, for the individuals aboard to realize that they are a ships company and responsible to each other for the survival of the ship and each other. Until this company insists to one another that each do his duty and that crazy outnesses are threats to survival and must caese the ship is at risk. This ships company has not right whatever to dump on me the arduos task of catching dropped balls and single-handing this vessel over the top of wild goofs in food, fuel, security, repairs and maintenance and appearance. Until I see a distinct change of attitude and increased awareness in efficiency, 1. There will be no allowances. 2. There will not be any shore liberty. 3. There will be no leave. 4. And you will see Ethics as heavy and unpredictable as the goofs that are being handed me to handle. As long as the ships company remains this irresponsible and idle and refuses to insist on smart competence amongst themselves this ship is in grave danger of catastrophe. You better wake up before you wake up dead.”— The Commodore, May 1, 1969


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Ron built half a bridge, but more critically he discovered the materials for construction of a bridge — auditing basics, axioms etc. Why are people worried that he is now attempting to complete a non-complete bridge? A half finished bridge should not be a stable datum for these people, but the materials of bridge construction and the purpose to build a complete bridge should be a stable datum.”



Past is Prologue

1997: Robert Vaughn Young this week reported threats against him for his recent postings to a.r.s asking for original Scientology bulletins. “I have received threats by email and telephone that are being turned over to the Seattle Police Department. Attorney Graham Berry, who represents the defense, has received a letter from counsel for the plaintiff that loudly protests my post. The letter, dated May 1, 1997, is from Samuel D. Rosen, of the firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, on Park Avenue, in New York City. In the letter he calls me an ‘alleged ‘expert’ and protests my solicitation of ‘copies of original directives.’ ‘Indeed, given the criminal proclivities of some of the denizens of the Internet, who have already posted falsified “scriptures” as purportedly authentic documents, Young’s posting is a clear inducement to the further creation of forged documents. Young would be well-advised to immediately cease any further solicitation and to disavow the posting he has already sent. Plaintiffs will not sit idly by while your agents add to the very harm this litigation has been brought to resolve. The moment Young’s actions are found to result in any new violation of plaintiffs’ intellectual property rights, the appropriate legal measures — up to and possibly including seeking leave to amend the complaint to add you both and any other co-conspirators as defendants — will be taken.’ I am not seeking ‘copies’ of this material, in the sense that I am asking someone to go to a photocopy machine and make a photocopy. No. I am seeking the ‘originals’ as I described them in my original posting. I will repeat this: HCOBs and HCOPLs and other directives were made available to many people either for free or for a price either for educational purposes or for a course the person was taking or any other reason the person had to obtain the material.”


Random Howdy

“Penguins and leopard seals are difficult to audit. LRH exteriorized and attempted to do this, but found it too daunting. The penguins had too many withholds, and the leopard seals had too many overts.”


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 May 17, 2024.
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud.

Civil litigation:
Leah Remini v. Scientology, alleging ‘Fair Game’ harassment and defamation: Some defamation claims were removed by Judge Hammock. Leah seeking to amend her complaint.
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: motion to file new complaint, hearing on May 29.
Jane Doe 1 v. Scientology, David Miscavige, and Gavin Potter: Case unsealed and second amended complaint filed. Scientology moves for religious arbitration, hearing on April 16.
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] Some winners have emerged from Scientology’s most recent pilgrim shearing!
[TWO years ago] Yo baby! Turning over your hard-earned cash to Scientology never felt so good
[THREE years ago] IN HER OWN WORDS: Danny Masterson accuser rips LAPD miscues in 2017 letter
[FOUR years ago] Apologist journal smacked down by best ever Scientology prof — and with Bunker assist
[FIVE years ago] CONFIRMED: Scientology’s ‘Freewinds’ is the ship quarantined for measles in St. Lucia
[SIX years ago] Scientology tries to get a Christian minister in trouble for helping Dee Findlay burn her past
[SEVEN years ago] Professor Hugh Urban takes us to task for our review of his Scientology OT 8 investigation
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s champion endorses ‘Ruthless,’ and more in our weekly social media review!
[NINE years ago] Leaving Scientology: ‘I think this recovery is something I’ll be doing the rest of my life’
[TEN years ago] Scientology’s E-meter police, and the horse doctor of LaBelle, Florida
[ELEVEN years ago] SCIENTOLOGY DENIED: CA Appeals Court Won’t Help Church in Forced-Abortion Lawsuit


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Tammy Synovec has not seen her daughter Julia in 2,887 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 3,382 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,897 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,447 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,437 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 2,318 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,622 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,493 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 5,045 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,386 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,953 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,872 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 5,040 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,621 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,882 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,918 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,634 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 3,198 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,513 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,688 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 7,239 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,370 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,708 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,561 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,682 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 3,038 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,341 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,447 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,845 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,721 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 3,286 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,799 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 4,053 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 15,161 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 1, 2024 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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