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Yes, Narconon IS Scientology, and we have video that settles the matter

 
We’re continuing to mine some material that a former Scientology large donor sent our way, including some videos from what we call “peak Scientology,” the era when leader David Miscavige obviously felt pretty invincible.

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How I know your Scientology files weren’t confidential: It was my job to dig through them

[Sunny at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre]

I was called to the Bosun’s office with no explanation. It wasn’t the first time, and certainly wouldn’t be the last time either.

Continue reading How I know your Scientology files weren’t confidential: It was my job to dig through them

When Scientology says it will ‘Clear the Planet,’ here’s what it means

 
One of the more common questions we get from people learning about Scientology is the phrase you often hear from the church about “clearing the planet.”

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THE VALESKA PARIS DECLARATION: Here’s her full report to Clearwater PD on Scientology abuses

 
On April 28, Valeska Paris and two other Australian former Scientology Sea Org workers, Gawain and Laura Baxter, filed a new labor trafficking lawsuit against David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology, alleging that they had been forced into hard labor and harrowing punishments while still only children.

Continue reading THE VALESKA PARIS DECLARATION: Here’s her full report to Clearwater PD on Scientology abuses

VIDEO: This is peak Scientology, when its big donors were going to clear the planet

 
What a treat we have for you today. If, that is, you appreciate dauntless, defiant, and resolute Scientology at its most galactically arrogant.

This is peak Scientology. This is 2005.

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Endorsed by the Oregonian, Scientology school is full steam ahead with its real purpose

 
Remember not too long ago we said that Scientology’s expensive boarding school, the Delphian, was named best small employer in the state of Oregon by the state’s largest newspaper, the Oregonian?

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Scientology’s homophobia: Checking in with Derek Bloch 10 years after we first met him

[Derek and Sal]

Ten years ago this week, we wrote about Derek Bloch for the first time at the Village Voice. He helped us tell the story of how he had been kicked out of the Sea Org as a teenager and then disowned by his own family when he revealed that he was gay. In the years since then he’s helped us expose Scientology’s repugnant and baked-in homophobia. We thought the ten-year anniversary of our first story on him would be a good time to check in with him and see what he’s up to.

 
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Attorney to CA Supremes: Here’s how you can make history in Danny Masterson’s rape case

[Philip Cohen and his client, Danny Masterson]

On Friday, Danny Masterson’s attorney Philip Cohen submitted a reply to the District Attorney’s argument that the That ’70s Show actor and Scientology celebrity should not be granted review by the California state supreme court in his rape case. We have that document for you to look at.

Continue reading Attorney to CA Supremes: Here’s how you can make history in Danny Masterson’s rape case

A Scientology celebrity emailed us the other day. And it started an exchange.

 
We received an email from a non-American Scientology celebrity recently, and it started a brief exchange, which we have edited here only very lightly for clarity. We are not identifying this person other than to point out their foreign origin and that they have had international success in a field of entertainment.

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Letters from Scientology’s celebrities that charmed the pants off LA’s city council

[Isaac and Anne, Church of Scientology photo]

Mike Rinder, over at his blog, pointed out last month that Scientologists were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the renaming of North Berendo Street in Los Angeles to “L. Ron Hubbard Way.”

Continue reading Letters from Scientology’s celebrities that charmed the pants off LA’s city council