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TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: There’s no doubt, Phil and Willie Jones are two of our favorite people here at the Underground Bunker. And it’s always great to hear what they’ve been up to lately, like their recent visit to a rotting future Scientology ‘Ideal Org,’ and the crazy reception they received! [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]



Technology Cocktail

“A worksheet is supposed to be the complete running record of the session from beginning to end. The Auditor should not be skipping from one page to another but should just be writing page after page after page as the session goes along. The Auditor writes the wording of the process being run and then the number of each question from the process as he asks it. The Auditor also writes in the Pc’s answers and any originations and whether the Pc did the command or not.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1971



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

“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

“The tech works and it was meant to be applied. And books are a very secure route onto the Bridge. Another point worth mentioning is that there is a whole generation of young people, say between the ages of 18 and 35 who are severely unemployed, more questioning of authority, and not so sure those running the show know what the heck is going on. Some similarities to the cultural scene back in ’69 — a generation much more open to Scientology than in the recent past. The org at the time was a vibrant and happy place with lots of new people finding out about the subject and using it. Don’t underestimate books and book auditing!”



Past is Prologue

1997: Dick Cleek reported that Cynthia Kisser has lost a libel suit against Scientology. “A jury reached a verdict in favor of the Church of Scientology International and its president, Heber Jentzsch, today in a libel suit brought in 1992 by Cynthia Kisser, the former executive director of the non-profit which once operated under the name Cult Awareness Network. Kisser filed the civil suit against Scientology and Jentzsch in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois over statements in an October, 1991 issue of Scientology’s Freedom Magazine which she felt labeled her as a criminal. Kisser had an especially difficult hurdle to overcome in bringing the libel suit because Judge James Zagel declared Kisser a public figure, requiring her to prove not only that the statements in the Freedom Magazine about Kisser were untrue, but that they were printed with reckless disregard for the truth.”


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. 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] Where is Scientology keeping Andrew Barton?
[TWO years ago] Tom Cruise benefiting from Scientology Sea Org slave labor: The photographic proof
[THREE years ago] Scientology ‘Hogwarts’ in Oregon has Covid outbreak: 43 students, 8 staff
[FOUR years ago] Tom Cruise at 58: Scientology’s biggest asset continues to avoid the tough questions
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s answer to Garcias’ appeal sets a new record in cynicism and legal depravity
[SIX years ago] When Scientology’s toxic policy of disconnection is forever: Saying goodbye to Angela Paris
[SEVEN years ago] Five years ago: Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ and the death of Alexander Jentzsch
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology has a plan to rescue the U.S. military, and it involves ‘Battlefield Earth’
[NINE years ago] Scientology’s billion-dollar slush fund, its slick operators, and how it gets around regulation
[TEN years ago] German media: Scientology is essentially dead in Berlin
[ELEVEN years ago] Will Smith-Backed School That Used Scientology Materials Closes Its Doors


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 2,950 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 3,445 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,960 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,510 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,500 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 2,381 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,685 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,556 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 5,108 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,449 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 13,016 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,935 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 5,103 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,684 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,945 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,981 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,697 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 3,261 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,576 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,751 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 7,302 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,433 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,771 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,624 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,745 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 3,101 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,404 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,510 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,908 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,784 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 3,349 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,862 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 4,116 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 15,224 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on July 3, 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.

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