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

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: With Mike Rinder’s book about to come out, a former Scientology manager remembers how the church would game the New York Times to get on its bestseller list. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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PODCAST: Mark Bunker on Scientology’s sabotage of progress in Clearwater

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: This week we’re talking to our old friend Wise Beard Man about the latest intimidation operation by Scientology in Clearwater. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: A magazine recently made the claim that Scientology’s most lucrative headquarters is losing money, and we take a closer look at their evidence. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Scientology is fuming about Mike Rinder, Valeska Paris testimony in trafficking case

[Mike Rinder and Valeska Paris]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Scientology is freaking out about some sworn testimony introduced in the new labor trafficking case in Tampa, including an expert who really hits the mark. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

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What is this ‘Substack’ thing anyway, and what’s going on at the Underground Bunker?

Three months ago we made a decision to move our new daily stories to the Substack platform. It’s been a big success for us, but we know there have been hiccups for our readers, and so we thought we’d take the time to review where the Underground Bunker is now, just a week short of this website’s tenth anniversary online.

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Olmedo rules: After grand jury revelation, the court’s words for Danny Masterson’s lawyers

[Danny Masterson and Judge Charlaine Olmedo]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: On Sunday, we gave you an outline of the remarkable things that happened in court last week in Danny Masterson’s criminal case. Now, we thought you’d want to see Judge Olmedo’s actual words. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

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My Scientology wins: A personal testament of OT powers

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: As a Scientologist, Pete Griffiths was able to make things happen just by thinking about them, a sure sign that he had OT powers. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

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Bombshells in Danny Masterson case: Grand jury testimony, and evidence against Scientology

[Attorney Marty Singer and 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: With only a few weeks to go before Danny’s rape trial, some very interesting things are emerging as both sides jockey for position. Go here to sign up for our daily Substack email.

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PODCAST: Jesse Prince is here to shake up your understanding of Scientology

[Jesse Prince, author of ‘The Expert Witness’]

If you’ve been a Scientology watcher as long as some of our stalwarts at the Bunker, you will remember a time when our guest today was as electric a campaigner against Scientology’s abuses as anyone who had come out of the organization’s upper ranks.

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Scientology’s arbitration contracts are ‘unconscionable,’ say trafficking victims

 
The three former Sea Org members suing Scientology for labor trafficking in Tampa — Australia residents Valeska Paris and Gawain and Laura Baxter — have answered Scientology’s attempts to derail their suit with a powerful collection of legal briefs and declarations, and we have them for you to read..

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