Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology's harassment of Paulette Cooper titled 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.' He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world from an undisclosed location in an underground bunker he shares with four cats and one of them wrinkly Shar Pei dogs. Despite his super-secret security protections, you can still reach him pretty easily by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT (Drop him a line if you'd like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.) [Header image courtesy John Rickard]
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Paulette Cooper tells us she’s been interviewed for Leah Remini’s new Scientology podcast

[Leah with Paulette Cooper and her husband Paul Noble in 2015]

Yesterday, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder let the cat out of the bag that their new podcast would be titled ‘Scientology: Fair Game’ and would start on iHeartRadio on Tuesday.

If there’s a person we think of in relation to Scientology’s Fair Game retaliation operations, it’s []


Happy Birthday, Miss Lovely! And look what Paulette Cooper gave herself for a gift

[Paulette and her husband Paul Noble, with the books they published this past year. Photo by Tina Valant]

On July 26, 1942, a remarkable life began in Belgium that has become a huge part of why we watch Scientology year and year out. And now that it’s Paulette Cooper’s birthday again, we couldn’t wait to check []

Paulette Cooper’s ‘Scandal of Scientology’: The book that made Miss Lovely a target

 This week we’re looking back at ‘The Scandal of Scientology,’ a book that drove L. Ron Hubbard to distraction. It was written by a New York magazine writer named Paulette Cooper, who was only 28 when it came out on June 1, 1971. Even before its publication, Paulette became an obsession with Hubbard as he []

On sale today: Battlefield Scientology — the best of the Bunker, with Paulette Cooper!

 Some time ago, Paulette Cooper came to us with an idea for a book. Not everyone keeps up with the Underground Bunker on a daily basis, she pointed out, and others are arriving here for the first time every day. Wouldn’t it be useful if some of the best stories from our years of Scientology []

Paulette Cooper turns 76: ‘I found my best friend from the orphanage — from 70 years ago’

[Paulette, right, and her sister Suzy, at a Belgian orphanage]

Paulette Cooper, the “Unbreakable Miss Lovely” herself, turns 76 today, and she has an amazing update for us. We are so in awe of this []

Coming soon, our collaboration with ‘Miss Lovely’ herself, Paulette Cooper!

 During the main event at HowdyCon in Chicago, we revealed there’s a new book coming soon which we’re pretty excited []

‘Miss Lovely’ as you’ve never seen her — new photos of Paulette Cooper, war survivor

[Previously the earliest known photo of Paulette Cooper and her older sister Suzy Bucholc]

One of the most rewarding experiences we ever had as a Scientology watcher started out in a Manhattan eatery and a simple []

Paulette Cooper at 75: Still unbreakable, and still Miss Lovely

 We had dinner with Paulette Cooper in Manhattan a few weeks ago, and it felt once again like we could never keep up with her. The woman has so many things going on, we don’t know how she keeps track of it all. []

SPECIAL EPISODE ADDED: Leah Remini series adds Monday hour featuring Paulette Cooper

 A special one-hour episode has been added to A&E’s hit series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and it will air this Monday night at 10 []

‘Archetypical newshound’ Paulette Cooper described in ‘thrilling account’ — Kirkus

 Our London publisher, Humfrey Hunter of Silvertail Books, submitted our book about Paulette Cooper, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, to Kirkus Reviews. []