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When Scientology tried to convince the FBI that a college prof ran a cabal of critics

[Dave Touretzky, right, at HowdyCon 2016, with Bunker denizen $cientologyMonkeyNut$]

Over the last several months, we’ve been posting numerous FBI documents about Scientology that have been pried loose by journalist Emma Best as part of a lawsuit. She’s been kind enough to give us a crack at many of the items as they’ve come available, and []


How dishonest is tabloid media about Scientology? Here’s a pretty good example.

 Rod Keller is on assignment and we don’t get a day off this week. So we’re going to have a little fun today at the expense of Star []

DOX: The FBI’s 2008 investigation of Anonymous and its attacks on the Church of Scientology

 A new release of government documents shows that the FBI took very seriously the Church of Scientology’s complaints about the Anonymous movement when it burst on the scene in January 2008, and the law enforcement agency spent months trying to find, in particular, the person who sent more than 20 letters to Southern California Scientology []

DOX: The full FBI file from its 2009-2010 human trafficking investigation of Scientology

[What an FBI raid based on these documents might have looked like]

Several weeks ago, we got access to the FBI’s file on its 2009-2010 human trafficking investigation of the Church of Scientology when Melissa Cronin of RadarOnline shared her copy with us, with certain []

Nazanin Boniadi’s FBI testimony: Cast as Tom Cruise’s girlfriend by Scientology

[Nazanin Boniadi at a 2010 screening of Paul Haggis’s film ‘The Next Three Days’]

In Alex Gibney’s 2015 documentary Going Clear, the director narrates the story of Scientologist actress Nazanin Boniadi, who was selected in late 2004 by the church for a special project: To be girlfriend to actor Tom Cruise. As he begins that narration, []

Forced abortions, beatings, and sleep deprivation: The FBI on Scientology’s Sea Org

[From drone footage of Int Base, a lake workers were routinely forced to jump into]

Yesterday, we heard from several of the former Scientologists who spoke to the FBI for its 2009/2010 human trafficking investigation of the Church of Scientology. The probe was stopped in 2010 without charges being filed, but now, some seven years later, []