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Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s ill-fated 1932 pirate cruise, in news clippings

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: We had so much fun recreating Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s nightmare year of 1951 in newspaper clippings, we’re doing the same for another of his ignominious adventures which occurred even earlier! [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Val Ross: Midnight terror in the career of a Scientology spy

[Natalie Cole was a top target for Val’s Scientology recruitment efforts]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Val Ross continues her incredible series about serving as a Scientology spy in the 1970s, even infiltrating the FBI before and after the infamous 1977 raid. Now, after that moment, she’s getting used to a new role for the church, hunting for celebrities in the Hollywood scene! [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Jane Doe, like Leah Remini, asks for judge in Danny Masterson lawsuit after Miscavige stunt

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Scientology’s David Miscavige had two judges removed with some clever lawyering, but Leah Remini and Jane Doe 1 are fighting back. Both of them, now, are asking for the judge who denied Scientology’s attack on a third lawsuit, the case filed by Danny Masterson’s victims. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Is Leah Remini’s advocacy against Scientology keeping her from an honor she deserves?

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Given how much influence Scientology has had in Hollywood (where they are major landholders), could Leah Remini’s highly visible work to expose Scientology’s abuses have something to do with her being repeatedly passed over for an honor she may, in fact, richly deserve? [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Scientology email claims massive new construction plans by year end

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Scientology leader David Miscavige opened four long-delayed ‘Ideal Org’ projects in quick succession, but many more are stuck in their fundraising phases. Now, a new email suggests that Dave is about to kick things into overdrive. Hold on to your wallets, pilgrims! [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Rebecca Minkoff’s Scientology involvement in the news, thanks to ‘RHONY’

[Deadline’s illustration when they broke the news]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Deadline broke the news that handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff was filming for Real Housewives of New York, but it was Page Six that pointed out she’s a longtime Scientology member, which others have jumped on. Now, here’s her real Scientology past that should be talked about. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Two can play that game: Leah Remini presses for another judge change

[Leah Remini and defendant David Miscavige]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Scientology leader David Miscavige convinced LA Superior Court to reward his bad behavior evading justice and grant him 2 judge changes in lawsuits that accuse of him of even worse behavior. Now, will the court grant Leah Remini a judge change for actual good reasons? [What is this Substack thing, anyway?

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Judge to rule that Jane Doe has proved Scientology arbitration ‘unconscionable’

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Last night, LA Superior Court Judge Robert Broadbelt posted his tentative ruling before today’s hearing in Jane Doe’s forced-marriage lawsuit, and wow, it’s the kind of thing that many people have been waiting to hear about Scientology ‘arbitration’ from a judge for a long time. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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The new season of Scientology TV is here! Can an NFL legend finally get someone to watch?

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Has it really been 6 years that Scientology has been paying for its 24-hour-a-day stream of unwatchable propaganda on Scientology TV? Church leader David Miscavige is debuting a new ‘season’ of this stuff tonight, and he’s hoping an NFL legend will get you, finally, to tune in. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s nightmare year, 1951, told in news clippings

[L. Ron Hubbard and Sara Northrup in 1951]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Sci Fi author L. Ron Hubbard landed a big success when he published ‘Dianetics’ and started a movement about the mind. But only a year later his venture was failing and his personal life was a nightmare. This is the story Scientology never talks about, told in news clippings. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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