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Trish Duggan, Scientology’s richest, is keeping another donor in jail in… Switzerland?

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: EXCLUSIVE: We describe a bizarre situation that involves Scientology’s richest donor, Trish Duggan, having another church donor jailed in Switzerland as a private accuser. But the jailed man says Trish invested in his company []

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Why does Scientology get to hold up the Danny Masterson lawsuit in its entirety?

[Judge Upinder Kalra and 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: Danny Masterson’s victims want to bolster their lawsuit against Scientology by adding racketeering charges, and they’ve asked Judge Kalra to reconsider his ruling putting the entire case on hold. []

On trial: Scientology PI accused of assaulting woman he was hired to follow

[David Smith and Susanne Gold-Smith, and Yanti Greene]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Five years after David Smith and his wife Susanne filed lawsuits against several private investigators, a trial is starting today on Long Island, and we will be []

Scientology suicide: How Quentin Hubbard’s death was covered in the press

 TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: After we posted the most recent version of our ‘Not Forgotten’ memorial, which included Quentin Hubbard, the troubled son of #Scientology’s founder, we received this touching tribute from Val Ross, looking back at the []

Scientology’s Sea Org, in NEW YORK CITY? Take the survey to see if you qualify!

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was a disaster in the actual US Navy, but he got his revenge later when he created his very own armada! To this day the ‘Sea Org’ is a []

Cash call! The wealthy donors keeping Scientology above water in 2024

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: What’s this, a new issue of Scientology’s Impact magazine is out? You know what means, sailors, it’s time for some whale watching! Get a look at the newest folks turning over huge piles of []

Scientology’s UK headquarters is up for sale! (Well, sort of.)

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 Scientology’s oddest scams is the way it avoids taxes in England with an address at a leased storefront in Australia, of all places. But now that dump is for sale, so Alex []

John Travolta’s special friend is really getting a taste of the good life

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox. [What is this Substack thing, []

Scientology predictably tells judge she’s powerless in today’s Val Haney hearing

[Valerie Haney and Scientology attorney William Forman]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: After Val Haney’s attorney complained that #Scientology’s ‘arbitration’ is a joke and is subjecting Valerie to even more abuse, the church responded with a filing that says the []

VIDEO: Claire Headley on Scientology’s insane employment contracts

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Last week’s story about a leaked new version of the #Scientology staff contract got a big reaction. We heard from a lot of readers, and Claire Headley invited us on her podcast. And she []