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Garcias answer Scientology’s cross-appeal, COSRECI coughs up dox, and a new church vid!

 
Well, we certainly are coming out of the summer doldrums here in the final days before the autumnal equinox. Wow, what a week of news it’s been, and we’re struggling to keep up with it all.

Continue reading Garcias answer Scientology’s cross-appeal, COSRECI coughs up dox, and a new church vid!

Here’s the Kent team’s 3rd lawsuit against Scientology and David Miscavige — dive in!

[Attorney Brian Kent and Scientology leader David Miscavige]

As Tracey McManus at the Tampa Bay Times just reported, a third lawsuit from the Brian Kent-Marci Hamilton team has been filed against the Church of Scientology and David Miscavige.

Continue reading Here’s the Kent team’s 3rd lawsuit against Scientology and David Miscavige — dive in!

Scientology’s Joy Villa is such a notorious wingnut, Democrats are fundraising off of her

[Joy Villa and Steve Bannon]

Time and again, we have tried to warn people that Joy Villa’s act that has made her a spectacle in conservative politics should be seen in the context of her longer association with Scientology. She’s a climber who accidentally stumbled on celebrity by wearing a pro-Trump dress designed by a friend at the 2017 Grammys, and she’s traded on that notoriety ever since.

Continue reading Scientology’s Joy Villa is such a notorious wingnut, Democrats are fundraising off of her

Praise Xenu, it’s John Travolta and the Church of Scientology to the rescue!

 
Yesterday, Jeffrey Augustine wondered why the Church of Scientology, which has mobilized its Volunteer Ministers to help out with Hurricane Dorian destruction in the Bahamas, can’t use its cruise ship the Freewinds to bring supplies to the islands rather than the single small pleasure yacht it had rented for the occasion.

Continue reading Praise Xenu, it’s John Travolta and the Church of Scientology to the rescue!

Scientologists facing felonies try ‘sovereign citizen’ gambit in tense L. A. court hearing

[Rizza Islam and his mother, Hanan]

Almost four years ago we broke the story here at the Underground Bunker of a wild criminal case developing in Los Angeles. A woman named Hanan Islam and three of her children and others were arrested and faced felony charges for running a multi-million dollar scam involving a jackleg Scientology drug rehab clinic in Compton, a working class suburb.

Continue reading Scientologists facing felonies try ‘sovereign citizen’ gambit in tense L. A. court hearing

Why isn’t Scientology’s ship the Freewinds hauling emergency supplies to the Bahamas?

[Scientology’s 440-foot ship was last in the news for a measles quarantine.]

The Church of Scientology is presently trying to make news by having its ambulance-chasing and photo-op-opportunists — a/k/a the Volunteer Ministers — rush emergency supplies to The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. In one photo not intended for publication, we see a smiling young man posing casually in a VM T-shirt posing on the deck of a yacht:

Continue reading Why isn’t Scientology’s ship the Freewinds hauling emergency supplies to the Bahamas?

Charles Barkley becomes a slam dunk photo opportunity for Scientology

[Sir Charles gets double-teamed by Scientology]

Our thanks to the tipster who helps us keep an eye on the sneaky ways that Scientology’s “Foundation for a Drug-Free World” infiltrates various institutions and events, looking for opportunities to rope in unsuspecting politicians and law enforcement officials. And yes, athletes.

This time, they really landed a big fish.

Continue reading Charles Barkley becomes a slam dunk photo opportunity for Scientology

Scientology reels in politicians and gets photo ops out of Hurricane Dorian

[In search of cameras and willing pols]

Scientology Volunteer Ministers traveled to the Bahamas this week to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. We have no evidence that the hygiene packs assembled last week have been distributed, but we know of one boat and one airplane that have been making the trip. The 82-foot luxury yacht Gecko which usually rents for $9,000 per day has made several trips, bringing water and supplies to the island.

Continue reading Scientology reels in politicians and gets photo ops out of Hurricane Dorian

Mark ‘Wise Beard Man’ Bunker: His Scientology-protesting past and political future

 
When we asked readers for their favorite moment of the third season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the overwhelming winner was Mark Bunker’s hilarious and frightening stroll to a Clearwater Park when he, Leah, and Mike Rinder were swarmed by Clearwater police.

Continue reading Mark ‘Wise Beard Man’ Bunker: His Scientology-protesting past and political future

No, RadarOnline did not discover a new underground bunker at Scientology’s Gold Base

[Circled, the non-scandalous non-story’s location]

We want to start out by saying that we have had a fine relationship with RadarOnline in the past. Sure, it’s the online sister to the National Enquirer and very tabloidy, but it has employed people who were passionate about getting Scientology stories right and who enjoyed working with us.

Continue reading No, RadarOnline did not discover a new underground bunker at Scientology’s Gold Base