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Steve Cannane vindicated as Australian judge denounces ‘Deep Sleep Therapy’ doctors

 
In a thorough and lengthy thrashing, Justice Jayne Jagot of the Australian federal court dismissed a case of defamation brought against journalist Steve Cannane and his book about the history of Scientology in Australia, Fair Game.

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Scientology predictably trashes Valerie Haney’s request for state supreme court review

[Valerie Haney hears from Scientology’s two legal hired hands]

We’ve obtained a copy of Scientology’s answer to Valerie Haney’s request for review to the California State Supreme Court, and it will probably not surprise you that it is a rather disparaging document.

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More former Church of Scientology members describe life after Miscavige

[Ready to say goodbye?]

We had a strong response to a recent posting that featured former Scientologists talking about what they would have missed out on if they hadn’t left the church. Scientologists are indoctrinated to believe the outside world is mysterious and dangerous, making it difficult to break away.

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In this week’s social media leak, a Scientology school is offering ‘doctorates’ for donations

 
Our thanks again to our source who dives into Scientology’s social media stream to let us know what church members are sharing with each other.

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Scientology’s super couple throws in the towel and finally agrees to pay $3.5 million tax debt

 
This summer we told you that another court found that a Florida couple, Matt and Kathy Feshbach, were trying to get out of a huge tax debt by claiming to be too poor to pay it, while at the same time documents clearly showed they were spending money in outrageous ways, including ridiculous amounts on personal chefs and expensive boarding schools.

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This changes everything: Scientology ups its cool quotient in swanky London

Danny Masterson takes another expensive and futile swipe at his criminal charges

[Masterson and his attorneys at his September initial appearance]

There has been plenty of media coverage of Danny Masterson’s attempt to get rape charges tossed out of court with the help of legendary defense attorney Tom Mesereau and a legal move known as a “demurrer.”

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What’s it like at Scientology’s ‘Hogwarts’? This 14-year-old vlogger will show you!

[Does this make Ella (right) Scientology’s Hermione?]

In Clearwater, Florida, spiritual home of the Church of Scientology, a well known local Scientologist-owned business is PostcardMania, a direct-mail firm, whose owner and CEO Joy Gendusa is an OT 8 Scientologist and a star of both Scientology’s official website and its propaganda magazine, Freedom.

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Valerie Haney to state supremes: Scientology abuses less real than deadlines in a pandemic?

 
We told you last week that Valerie Haney has taken her fight against Scientology ‘arbitration’ to California’s state supreme court, but we didn’t have a copy yet of her actual petition for review.

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Judge in Danny Masterson lawsuit doubts Scientology ‘arbitration,’ sets hearing

[Judge Steven J. Kleifield]

In what appears to be a pretty unusual turn of events, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield, after hearing Scientology’s argument on November 6 about why it should be able to force Danny Masterson’s rape accusers into “religious arbitration,” has decided to erase that hearing as if it never happened.

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