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Scientology is a special hell for the ‘staff’ who work at your local ‘org’

 A couple of different things prompted me to come forward about my experience as an ex-Scientology Class V Org staff member. I will summarize as best I []

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Derek Bloch: Why is Scientology keeping a dying mother away from her son?

[Theresa and her son Derek]

We first wrote about Derek Bloch’s story of being victimized by Scientology homophobia back in 2012. He’s continued to be a favorite of ours here in the Underground Bunker, and he’s written on Scientology’s toxic ‘disconnection’ policy for us numerous times. Recently he received some devastating news, and we asked him []

Scientology spends boatloads promoting mask use, but don’t ask Scientologists to wear one

 Meet Martin Sherman. []

Scientology so stoked you watched ‘Spread a Smile’ video, it’s trying to cash in tonight

[Chick Corea, twice OT 8 Scientologist]

David Miscavige’s incredibly expensive gambit for mainstream acceptance, the purchase of KCET’s old studios on Sunset Boulevard and then the creation of “Scientology TV” from those studios, has largely been a complete flop. After a day-long spike in interest from the mass media on its opening day in 2018, Scientology []

Dianetics at 70: Scientology’s bible, endorsing child molestation since May 9, 1950

 Seventy years ago today, L. Ron Hubbard published the book that changed his life and sparked a movement, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental []

Apologist journal smacked down by best ever Scientology prof — and with Bunker assist

[Prof. Stephen Kent]

You might remember that last June we took time out of our busy schedule to lay the smackdown on an apologist journal that really doesn’t deserve the []

Scientology clown Joy Villa got glowing press again, and here’s what it left out

 On a night when we were still trying to absorb the shocking news that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people had died in a helicopter crash in foggy Calabasas yesterday, the last thing we wanted to think about was a talentless grifter and her annual media []

‘Have you got a head?’ — Listen in to Scientology as a wacky group experience

[Hubbard in the 1950s]

While we were going through various L. Ron Hubbard lectures looking for fun items for our “Source Code” feature, we ran into something pretty wild that we wanted to share with []

Why the IRS will likely do nothing about Mormon and Scientology illegal slush funds

 Monday night, the Washington Post uncorked a stunning investigation based on a whistleblower’s confidential report to the IRS. The report, written by a former employee of a subsidiary of the Mormon church, claimed that the church has, in violation of its tax exempt status, amassed a fortune of $100 billion. And instead of making expenditures []

Scientology leader David Miscavige threatens to out Jane Does suing Danny Masterson

[David Miscavige, dapper ecclesiastical pontiff]

Over the last couple of days, we’ve been telling you that David Miscavige is challenging a lawsuit that names him as a defendant. It’s the lawsuit that four women have filed against Scientologist actor Danny Masterson over allegations of violent rape, and also allegations that Miscavige and Scientology retaliated against them []