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Scientology and the coronavirus: Keeping the orgs open as ‘essential services’

[L. Ron Hubbard and COVID-19: Illustration by Observer]

On Monday, we told you that Scientology’s holiest event on the calendar, L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday gala in Florida, was canceled over coronavirus fears.

Then on Wednesday, we reported that Scientologists were being called in to be given a new “briefing” which was actually platitudes from a lecture on atomic radiation given by founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1957.

Continue reading Scientology and the coronavirus: Keeping the orgs open as ‘essential services’

Brian Statler’s daughter joins lawsuit over his police shooting death at Scientology church

[Brian Statler]

An amended complaint has been filed in the federal civil rights and excessive force lawsuit over the March 27, 2019 police shooting death of Brian Statler at the Inglewood Church of Scientology, and it contains a bombshell.

Continue reading Brian Statler’s daughter joins lawsuit over his police shooting death at Scientology church

David Miscavige deposition in sex abuse lawsuit canceled after Scientology pushes back

[David Miscavige and the attorney who won’t be questioning him next week, Ricardo Martinez-Cid]

In recent weeks, attorneys for Jane Doe, a Florida woman suing Scientology for what she alleges was years of sexual abuse that she endured as a child employee for the church, boldly filed notices in court that they intended to subject three top Scientology officials to sworn video depositions, including church leader David Miscavige.

Continue reading David Miscavige deposition in sex abuse lawsuit canceled after Scientology pushes back

Scientology in the time of plague: Turning to Hubbard’s words on radiation for guidance

[L. Ron Hubbard in 1957, when his book on radiation came out]

 
[In case you missed last night’s big news: Mark Bunker wins!]

We told you yesterday that Scientology, against all advice from public health officials, is encouraging its members to come on down to their local org for more classes.

Continue reading Scientology in the time of plague: Turning to Hubbard’s words on radiation for guidance

Clearwater takes a stand against Scientology: MARK BUNKER WINS!

 
UPDATE: With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Mark Bunker wins a city council seat in Clearwater tonight with 5988 votes, 200 more than the second-place candidate.

Continue reading Clearwater takes a stand against Scientology: MARK BUNKER WINS!

To help us get through the pandemic, L. Ron Hubbard’s words of Scientology wisdom

[L. Ron Hubbard, circa 1963]

STAY HOME. There, we said it. Take the coronavirus seriously, keep calm, but most importantly, minimize your contact with other people and stay home.

Continue reading To help us get through the pandemic, L. Ron Hubbard’s words of Scientology wisdom

Report: Scientology cancels LRH Birthday, but still spreads quackery about coronavirus

 
Last night we received a report that Scientology had moved its holiest annual event — L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday — from Friday to Saturday, and then cancelled it altogether.

Continue reading Report: Scientology cancels LRH Birthday, but still spreads quackery about coronavirus

Danny Masterson’s victims speak out in sworn documents in lawsuit against Scientology

[Bobette Riales, Chrissie Bixler and her husband Cedric Bixler-Zavala]

Yesterday we told you about Mike Rinder’s sworn statement that he submitted as part of a lawsuit filed by four women who say they were violently raped by Danny Masterson, three of them while they were members of the Church of Scientology.

Continue reading Danny Masterson’s victims speak out in sworn documents in lawsuit against Scientology

For Scientology on L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday: A sworn declaration from Mike Rinder!

 
Earlier this week, we reported on a very well written court brief that was submitted on behalf of Chrissie Bixler and the four other plaintiffs suing Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology. The document was in opposition to Scientology’s attempt to force four of those five plaintiffs — the four who are former Scientologists — into “religious arbitration,” thereby sidelining their lawsuit.

Continue reading For Scientology on L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday: A sworn declaration from Mike Rinder!

The new Scientology OT 8s are here! Masters of matter, energy, space, and time!

 
[Make sure you saw yesterday’s TWO bonus breaking news stories: 1. Results of yesterday’s hearing in Bixler v. Masterson and 2. Jane Doe’s lawyers schedule David Miscavige for a deposition!]

It’s on Scientology’s private cruise ship the Freewinds, which plies the Caribbean, that L. Ron Hubbard’s ultimate prank is pulled on his Scientologist followers.

Continue reading The new Scientology OT 8s are here! Masters of matter, energy, space, and time!