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How Scientology manufactured New York Times bestsellers for L. Ron Hubbard

 We’ve received another account from a former Scientology manager who previously told us about the development of contracts in the church after the death of Lisa McPherson. This time, they gave us another timely look into Scientology’s []


Scientology’s Flag Land Base lost money in 2020? We beg to differ.

 Six years ago we wrote about government data that researcher RM Seibert uncovered showing without a doubt that Scientology was abusing “R-1” religious visas in order to bring indentured servants to its “Sea Org” []

PODCAST: Paulette Cooper has been exposing Scientology’s abuses for more than 50 years

[Paulette Cooper in 1967, before all the trouble started]

This week at the podcast, we’re coming back around to why we created the Underground Bunker to begin with. In 2012, we began working on a book that eventually gained the title The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, and we created our website in order to make sure the []

How Scientology churchified itself to capitalize on its IRS tax exemption

[David Miscavige in 1993, and the War Is Over announcement that October]

We have a special treat for you today. A former Sea Org member who worked in Scientology’s management wanted to add some more detail to something Sunny Pereira wrote for us recently. Sunny had pointed out that after Lisa McPherson’s death in 1995, Scientology []

Confirmed: Law enforcement was informed about another alleged Danny Masterson victim

[Danny Masterson]

In June 2020, Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson was charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office with forcibly raping three women who were Scientologists at the time (they aren’t today). The DA’s office also revealed that it had considered the allegations of five different women before choosing to charge Masterson based on the allegations []

The Scientologists doing battle with the SEC over a $1 billion pile of cash

[Scientologists Matt Judkin and David Gentile]

In February 2021, we told you that Scientologist David Gentile was charged by the New York Attorney General’s office for operating what it called a $1.8 billion Ponzi scheme, paying older investors with money from newer investors of a company called GPB Capital []

Podcast: It’s Scientology’s move in several court cases, and we try to keep it all straight

 It’s an interesting moment when it comes to the several cases of Scientology litigation that we keep an eye on: Right now, we’re waiting on the edge of our seats for Scientology to make its next move in several big []

As Scientology’s struggles continue, it’s time to declare your independence!

 Here in the United States we are celebrating our independence, and we hope you are too, wherever you are. []

Scientology’s new hype video is off the charts, kids. Prepare to put the pedal to the metal!

 Let’s establish this from the beginning: Scientology has a lot of money, and it will never give up the idea that it’s the fastest growing, coolest religion on Earth (despite all evidence to the []

The subchaser that never was: L. Ron Hubbard’s farcical first command

 It’s Memorial Day here in the US, and once again we’ve asked Chris Owen for an excerpt from his excellent book Ron the War Hero to commemorate L. Ron Hubbard’s war service. Make sure to pick up a copy of the book if you haven’t []