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Can the Danny Masterson jury figure things out today?

[Defense atty Philip Cohen, prosecutors Reinhold Mueller and Ariel Anson, and defendant Danny Masterson]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: We’re back in LA and ready for jury deliberations to get going again at the Danny Masterson trial this morning. Get []

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Scientology actually found the one guy who joined because of a Super Bowl ad

[Fabio, and the 2016 ad that got him]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Since Scientology began in 2013 paying for ads to air in local spots during the Super Bowl, we’ve marveled at the money spent and the resulting derision []

How the Danny Masterson trial looks inside the Church of Scientology

 TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: One of sources still “under the radar” gives us some thoughts about how the Danny Masterson trial is playing out for Scientologists themselves. [What is this Substack thing, []

There she blows! More Scientology whales spotted, including some surprises

 TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: We have even more information about the wealthy folks who are propping up Scientology in 2022, thanks to a new issue of a church publication. [What is this Substack thing, []

Special Thanksgiving Podcast: ‘A Billion Years’ author Mike Rinder on Scientology’s epic fails

[Illustration by Observer]

 TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Over the river and through the woods to enturbulation we go! Mike Rinder joins us for the podcast and you know you want to hear it. [What is this Substack thing, []

Scientology’s richest in 2022: Where have all the whales gone?

 TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: The new issue of Impact is here! And so we can once again get our whale watching fix: Who’s forking over the big bucks to Scientology? [What is this Substack thing, []

The Scientology oversharer becomes a faith healer: It’s a Dianetics miracle!

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: You saw her euphoric over the ‘Grades’ and becoming a Scientology Clear. But what has our Scientology oversharer been up to lately? [What is this Substack thing, []

While Danny Masterson’s jury takes a holiday, we talk and talk

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: After Friday’s surprising news about a jury unable to reach verdicts on all three counts, we were asked over the weekend to join several different interviewers about the trial so far. [What is this []

What the jurors didn’t hear: How Scientology keeps crimes under wraps

[Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Sunny Pereira was at the Danny Masterson trial, and has some thoughts about what she saw in her years in Scientology when it comes to the church covering up crimes. [What []

Let’s help out a couple of former Scientologists who could use your attention

[Ian Rafalko]

We’ve been pretty busy with the Danny Masterson trial over the last few weeks, but now that it’s on pause, we want to bring your attention to some other important []