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Sword-wielding, Bentley-driving man killed by police at Scientology org identified

[Brian Statler in 2015]

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has identified the sword-wielding man who was fatally shot Wednesday by police at the Inglewood Scientology Ideal Org as Brian Statler of West Los Angeles, who was 30 years []


Scientology’s Narconon drug rehab expansion plans DENIED in Maryland and Michigan

 Frederick County, Maryland officials tell the Underground Bunker that a court settlement has ended the efforts by a Scientology subsidiary to get a zoning change so that it could build a 16-bed Narconon drug rehab center at the Trout Run land parcel, a contentious battle that has been going on for four years. Researcher Mary []

Bentley-driving, sword-wielding man killed by police officers in Scientology org

This story is getting stranger by the minute. We just saw Dave Lopez reporting for KCBS Channel 2, who said that the sword-wielding man who was shot dead by police officers today at the Inglewood Scientology org had arrived in a white Bentley.

A white Bentley? []

Here’s the police report on Scientology’s sad attempt to mess with ‘Aftermath’

[Attorney Steven L. Hayes and his client, Cinjin Nichols]

A month ago, Leah Remini went public with a sordid affair that had been happening behind the scenes at her A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath. []

Can Scientology be tripped up by consumer protection? You must hear this pitch.

 We recently learned about an attempt by a UK resident to turn Scientology in to the consumer protections agency there. In November, a detailed description of Scientology’s abusive business practices was submitted, and we’ve been given access to the report as well as the response it received from UK Trading Standards. To get more background []

Scientology denied: Eleventh Circuit brushes aside church attempt to stop Garcia appeal

[Luis Garcia, right, and his attorney Ted Babbitt]

What’s this? Some good news in the Luis and Rocio Garcia lawsuit against Scientology? You don’t []

Is Beck divorcing Scientology along with his wife? Here’s the evidence for and against.

[Beck Hansen and Marissa Ribisi]

In 2016, with the help of our source at the Celebrity Centre, we put together a list of the 20 most important Scientology celebrities, and gave the list a unique twist: We ordered it by the likelihood that celebs might ditch the []

‘Aftermath’ subject Brandon Reisdorf arrested for entering San Diego Scientology church

[Brandon Reisdorf]

It pains us to report that Brandon Reisdorf, who we got to know from his appearance in the first season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, has been arrested again, this time for attempting to enter Scientology’s church in San []

Mark Bunker: Clearwater’s Officer (now Chief) Slaughter oversaw the Scientology detail

[Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter]

On Saturday, Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter posted a video responding to the criticism his department has received in the wake of two episodes of Leah Remini’s A&E series Scientology and the Aftermath. []

The presidential candidate, the controversial guru, the Scientology lawyer — and us!

[Tulsi Gabbard, Chris Butler, and Anthony Glassman. Not pictured: Your proprietor]

We had a fun surprise last night when we realized that Hawaiian media has been buzzing about a story that had a slight connection to, well, []