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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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Scientology has your certificate, pilgrim. Join these big beings around the world!

 
It’s Sunday and we’re plunging into Scientology’s social media world again, where Scientologists tell each other about how the world will soon be theirs for the taking.

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Jon Atack quizzes Mike Rinder: Scientology’s former spy chief on L. Ron Hubbard’s paranoia

 
Hey, this is fun. Jon Atack, the legendary author of ‘A Piece of Blue Sky’ and a major presence here at the Underground Bunker, has a conversation with former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder about the formerly secret documents that underlie Scientology’s spying and dirty tricks operations.

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Afraid to leave Scientology? Ex-members describe their lives after David Miscavige

[Finding it hard to quit him?]

Reader Science Doc had a great suggestion. He pointed out that Scientologists are indoctrinated to believe the outside world is mysterious and dangerous, making it difficult for some to leave even when they’re feeling frustrated by church leader David Miscavige’s focus on extreme fundraising and other abuses.

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Valerie Haney takes fight against Scientology ‘arbitration’ to California Supreme Court

 
Valerie Haney told us that she was determined to fight Scientology’s attempt to get her into its “religious arbitration,” and court records show that she’s doing exactly that, taking her battle to California’s highest court in a new filing.

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Scientology still driving away talented people and ripping apart their families

 
In March Leah Remini announced that a couple that she had a family connection with were making public their departure from Scientology.

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