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Olmedo Rules: Details of the court’s decision on Scientology in Danny Masterson’s case

[Judge Charlaine Olmedo and defendant 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: We have another transcript that gives us a detailed look into Danny Masterson’s criminal case just days before his trial starts. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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With a trial looming, here’s what it’s like to go up against Scientology’s code of silence

[Mirriam Francis in her episode of Scientology and the Aftermath]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: With a trial just days away, a woman who has also gone to law enforcement about what happened to her in Scientology pens a moving piece to help us understand what it’s like to come forward. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Prosecution plans to call Lisa Marie Presley as witness at Danny Masterson rape trial

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: As the Danny Masterson trial nears, a bombshell in the case is about to go off. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Prosecution plans to call 1996 victim in Danny Masterson trial

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Things really heated up at the hearing yesterday in Danny Masterson’s criminal case, and we have some startling new information about it. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Scientology eagerly uses Hurricane Ian devastation for photo opportunities

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Scientology loves using natural disasters for public relations preening, so you knew they would jump on devastation in their own backyard. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Clearwater CEO Joy Gendusa recorded sychophantic video for Scientology’s leader

 
TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: The hits keep coming for Clearwater CEO Joy Gendusa, who, it turns out, recorded one of those precious POW videos for David Miscavige! [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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PODCAST: Jon Atack has some things to say about Mike Rinder’s new book on Scientology

 
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 Mike Rinder’s book ‘A Billion Years’ is in bookstores, we turn to one of the OGs on the scene, Jon Atack, for his thoughts about the book and what surprises it had for him. [What is this Substack thing, anyway?]

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Dr. Eric Berg gaming YouTube? Ian Rafalko with more revelations about his Scientologist dad

It was great to hear from Ian Rafalko again this week. If you remember, we were first blown away by his viral announcement on TikTok, explaining that he was the son of Dr. Eric Berg, the YouTube phenom with 8 million subscribers who dispenses a lot of diet advice.

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Double storms hit Scientology: Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Mike Rinder

With all of their purported super powers, the OTs of Scientology were unable to fend off a double-bullseye yesterday as the church was rocked by two very different kinds of storms.

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Mike Rinder’s ‘A Billion Years’: A gripping takedown of Scientology and its leader

 
There are many books about Scientology now, including some put out by major publishers. If you wanted a robust history of where Scientology has been over many decades, you could turn to Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear, or the earlier, deeply researched investigations by Russell Miller (Bare-Faced Messiah) or Jon Atack (A Piece of Blue Sky).

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