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Scientology chiro pleaded guilty to fraud, but we may get to see a sort of trial anyway

[Jay Spina, towering over Scientology leader David Miscvige]

With just a week to go before his sentencing on Medicare fraud was to happen, Scientology donor and Middletown, NY chiropractor Jay Spina threw a wrench into the process, causing his government prosecutors to ask for a delay.

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Masterson accusers cite Marsy’s Law to head off ‘arbitration,’ and Scientology pounces

[Danny Masterson and Scientology attorney William Forman]

Last week we published a story that discussed how California’s version of “Marsy’s Law” might afford some protection to the women suing Danny Masterson who also happen to be his alleged victims in a criminal rape prosecution that has the That ’70s Show actor facing 45 years to life in prison.

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Scientology continues its ‘Fair Game’ of Gerry Armstrong with court hearing today

[Gerry Armstrong and OT 8 Kendrick Moxon]

[UPDATE: Caroline Letkeman reports that “the hearing concluded a few minutes ago. Judge Chou denied Scientology’s Ex Parte Application for an arrest warrant.”]

Back in 2013 we dove into the incredible legal odyssey of Gerry Armstrong in a two-part series [part 1, part 2] with the help of Jon Atack and Gerry himself. It’s nearly unbelievable what Scientology subjected Gerry to over the years in multiple lawsuits that to this day prevent him from coming back into the United States.

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Leaked from Scientology social media: Incredible beings joining the winning team!

 
We’re reaching deep into the Scientology social media stream again, bringing you postings that Scientologists are sending to each other, so we can get another glimpse of how things are going in David Miscavige’s house of mirrors.

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An early revolt against Scientology leader David Miscavige found in 1983 document

[David Miscavige in 1986]

Our friend journalist Mark Ebner has come through for us once again.

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VALERIE HANEY PETITION DENIED: She’ll have to go through Scientology ‘arbitration’ to appeal

 
Valerie Haney’s long-shot petition for a writ of mandate has been turned down by California’s 2nd Appellate District, and so now if she still wants to appeal the lower court ruling that derailed her lawsuit, she’ll actually have to go through with Scientology’s “religious arbitration” and then appeal the result.

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Leah Remini: No such thing as Scientology ‘arbitration’ — judges are being duped

 
“I wish people would stop using the word ‘arbitration.’ There is no arbitration in Scientology. There is no such thing at all.”

Leah Remini had some choice words last night about the judges who have accepted the Church of Scientology’s litigation strategy of shutting down lawsuits by forcing ex-members into “religious arbitration.”

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Could Marsy’s Law foil Scientology’s attempt to force rape victims into ‘arbitration’?

[At a 2008 rally, a marcher with a photo of Marsy Nicholas. AP photo.]

Another big day looms in the lawsuit filed by Danny Masterson’s rape accusers against the actor and the Church of Scientology, and it turns out that a question raised by one of our own commenters here at the Underground Bunker might actually have some effect on it.

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SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Aussies bow to Tommy Davis, but he can’t kill ‘dirt file’ story

[Bryan Seymour and Tommy Davis, a 2010 clip in ‘Scientology Black Ops’]

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Yesterday we received a letter from attorneys for Seven News, asking us to take down the ‘Scientology Black Ops’ series.

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What Danny Masterson’s prosecutor revealed about the case in yesterday’s hearing

[Danny Masterson at his Sept 18 appearance, prosecutor Reinhold Mueller yesterday]

We know that the Danny Masterson affair is a complex one, and we’re doing our best to keep you up on all of its complex details.

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