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Podcast: Claire Headley on the questions Tom Cruise never gets asked

 
This week, Tom Cruise reached a new milestone as his movie Top Gun: Maverick became his first ever billion-dollar box office smash. But amid all the hoopla, several people have dared to dampen the party by pointing out that Tom, besides being a movie star, is also the face and the symbol for a certain totalitarian-leaning organization that we happen to keep an eye on around here.

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Australia gained 2 million people between 2016 and 2021 — and lost 26 Scientologists

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: We know you’ve been curious about the number of Scientologists that were counted in the latest Australian census gathered by the country’s Bureau of Statistics. We were too. So we wrote them. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

NEW AT SUBSTACK: Valerie Haney submits cheeky letter to Scientology, nominating Elisabeth Moss to be her “arbitrator.”

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Today: Danny Masterson’s last chance to avoid criminal trial in October?

[Attorney Philip Cohen and his client, 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 attorneys are back in court today trying to convince Judge Olmedo to drop one count of the rape case against him, and we have details from the latest legal filings. Could it be the last hurdle before trial? Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

UPDATE: MOTION DENIED We’ve sent out a report on Substack after talking to Jeffrey Augustine about today’s hearing. It should arrive in your email inboxes if you have subscribed for free emails.

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‘Top Gun’ event brings Scientology huge donations from deliriously happy pilgrims

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: We told you a few weeks ago that the fundraisers at Scientology couldn’t help themselves and they jumped on the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ success. Now we get to see the results! Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.
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Odd coincidence: For now, Paul Haggis and Danny Masterson both have trial dates of Oct 11

[Masterson and Haggis]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: After a court hearing yesterday, Paul Haggis finally got the trial date he’s been requesting for the last two years. It just happens to be the same date that the Danny Masterson trial starts in LA. Will they really happen on the same day, and which is most likely to move? Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.
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After ‘Roe,’ can Scientology continue to force Sea Org women into unwanted abortions?

[From ‘No Kids Allowed’: Claire and Marc Headley and their then 2-year-old, Kaiden]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Now that Roe v Wade has been struck down by the Supreme Court, will it prove a barrier to Scientology’s policy of forcing unwanted abortions on Sea Org women? We talk to two women who experienced the policy firsthand. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

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Scientology is uniting vastly different countries to take over the world!

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: At a time when there’s so much strife in the world, isn’t it heartwarming to know that Scientology, at least, is creating bridges across this troubled globe? We have the latest propaganda for you. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email. (If today’s story hasn’t hit your inbox, you can find it here.)
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Scientology’s own publication shows how much David Miscavige worship is growing

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Is it just us, or has the open worship of David Miscavige gotten cranked up a lot more lately in Scientology? We have new propaganda from the church we want you to look at. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email. (If today’s story hasn’t hit your inbox, you can find it here.)
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Scientologist scammer, long on the run, ends up murdered in Mexico

[Raphaël Huppé]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Would you be shocked to hear that another Scientologist was involved in ripping off investors with a lot of lies? Those lies finally caught up with one scammer, and in a very unpleasant way. ALSO: Valerie Haney’s lawsuit has a hearing this morning in Los Angeles, and we have a last-minute and very strong filing from her attorneys. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

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Transcript: When Valerie Haney completed her escape from Scientology by vowing not to sue

[Valerie Haney and attorney Gary Soter]

We have a pretty stunning new document for you today which turned up in a recent court filing. It’s a transcript of the 2017 videotaped session when Scientology allowed Valerie Haney to leave her job in the Sea Org — but only if she signed away any right to sue the church for how she had been treated.

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