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Scientology wants more days of ‘arbitration’ but Valerie Haney tells judge what’s going on

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Before Scientology can ask Wednesday in court for even more time for its ‘arbitration,’ Valerie Haney’s attorneys yesterday filed a 31-page report with a shocking description of what she’s been going through with no court oversight at all. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]



Technology Cocktail

“TRs (all of them 0 to IX) are so good in repair action that they actually cure 50% or more drug addicts when run for weeks in groups such as on the HAS Course. It is even reported that when run on people still on drugs over periods of weeks they come off the drugs of their own volition. TRs are a fine unlimited repair action.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1970



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

“Tech — on both the 1st and 3rd dynamics — is proceeding at lightning speed. And early tech and books are coming into their own also. If everyone on Flag and on station ships know and wear their own hats well and insist on the fellow next to him wearing his, we have a potentially brilliant future. First and Third Dynamic Tech was never better, or orgs are doing well. We can greatly improve our actions and lines. If we can continue to best the enemy and get things running right we will really E-X-P-A-N-D. It took 100 years to abolish slavery. We are 20 years up on abolishing barbarism in psychiatry in a much faster moving age. If we keep at it and get better on our own jobs and get the breaks, I give us three years to have full command of the situation.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 31, 1970


Avast, Ye Mateys

“SHIP REVENGE: I made a derogatory comment about the current abilities of Flag. Promptly the ship itself started getting even with me! A hot water line burst and flooded a corner of my cabin. My bridge cabin got varnished without being properly scraped down and wasn’t available. I got no real sleep and had a bath one finger deep and dressed in a torn up repair area. I hastily and humbly apologize to the ship, admit my overt and will mend my ways! Three bows and the sign of triangle to Apollo! I hereby warn all snipes, sailors, stewards, officers, mates and midship mites that it doesn’t pay to abuse, revile, mock or insult the ship or she will take her revenge!” — The Commodore May 31, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The video I posted describes that they remote viewed (years ago) the emergence of Q Anon. And further indicates that the arrival of Q Anon was made possible thanks to the LRH Journal 67, where Ron describes who the SPs are on this planet (Bankers and the 12 SPs). Subsequently they describe Ron’s Journal 68 and give a quote by LRH of it. Then the narrator in the video indicates that he has seen that the war was won by Scientology and that is why Q Anon is able to make his appearance.”



Past is Prologue

1999: The National Enquirer published an article on Scientology celebrities protesting against Psychiatry with the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights. “Scientologists Lisa Marie Presley, Kirstie Alley and Juliette Lewis led a protest against psychiatrists and their prescribing of medications to treat young people, claiming such drugs are responsible for violent outbursts such as the recent killings in Littleton, Colo. Dressed in black and carrying black balloons, they marched around the Washington Convention Center on May 15 chanting, ‘Don’t drug our kids! Don’t shock our kids! Just leave our kids alone!’ ‘They’re making drug addicts out of our children,’ declared Alley, who
brought her two children to the protest. ‘It’s barbaric, and it’s being promoted by psychiatrists.’ Marla Filidei, vice president of the Church of
Scientology’s Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights, told The ENQUIRER: ‘We’re opposed to drugging children for normal child behavior. All the celebrities in this event called me because of the killings at Columbine High School in Littleton. As children, they saw that many energetic,
artistic kids were given drugs like Ritalin and the drugs just stifled these kids’ creativity and energy. But Dr. Nada Stotland, of the American Psychiatric Association, told a reporter: ‘There is no evidence that psychiatric medications cause violence in children or adults. I have no doubt these medications have saved more kids’ lives than they’ve taken. This effort by the Scientologists to frighten people away from getting treatment for their kids is sad.'”


Random Howdy

“No way is D.M. going to intentionally beach a whale. The obvious solution would be to send someone to their mansion to audit them. I’ve read they do this. First of all, it makes the whale feel special, and secondly, it prevents the whales from going to the Orgs and seeing how empty they are.”


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 31, 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.
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, on hold until appeal over new judge heard.
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] Scientology’s huge investment in Ireland pays off with 50 percent growth!
[TWO years ago] Danny Masterson: Attorney Tom Mesereau is out, trial delayed to October 11
[THREE years ago] For Memorial Day: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s bogus war injuries
[FOUR years ago] VIDEO: Scientology shill admits infiltrating NAACP to forward crusade against psychiatry
[FIVE years ago] DOX: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wanted kids to form his personal military
[SIX years ago] Bad boys, part two: Scientology’s involvement with drug smugglers had a long legacy
[SEVEN years ago] As Scientology coverage blows up, get ready for major network attention on Clearwater
[EIGHT years ago] Hold your horses! We can tell you who were the big celebs at Scientology’s grand opening
[NINE years ago] What happened when an actual scientist of the mind checked out L. Ron Hubbard in 1950
[TEN years ago] Apparent suicide of witness to a mysterious Scientology drug rehab death
[ELEVEN years ago] Is After Earth Will Smith’s Scientology Coming Out Party?


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 2,917 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 3,412 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,927 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,477 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,467 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 2,348 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,652 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,523 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 5,075 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,416 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,983 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,902 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 5,070 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,651 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,912 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,948 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,664 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 3,228 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,543 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,718 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 7,269 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,400 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,738 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,591 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,712 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 3,068 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,371 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,477 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,875 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,751 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 3,316 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,829 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 4,083 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 15,191 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 31, 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, 1995-2023 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2023), 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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