Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology's harassment of Paulette Cooper titled 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.' He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world from an undisclosed location in an underground bunker he shares with four cats and one of them wrinkly Shar Pei dogs. Despite his super-secret security protections, you can still reach him pretty easily by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT gmail.com (Drop him a line if you'd like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.) [Header image courtesy John Rickard]
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Another elderly victim gets soaked by Scientology, is talking to law enforcement

[Scene of the crime, the Advanced Org of Los Angeles (AOLA)]

Last summer, we told you about a shocking case of elder abuse involving a man named Efrem Logreira. He had joined Scientology at the age of 74, and a year later he was almost homeless because Scientology had burdened him with so much debt and then refused to refund him or allow him to attend its events.

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LEAH REMINI WILL AIR EPISODE WITH DANNY MASTERSON’S ACCUSERS ON FEBRUARY 18

[Leah Remini and Danny Masterson]

The Underground Bunker has learned that an episode of A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath featuring Scientologist actor Danny Masterson’s accusers will air on February 18, more than a year after it was pulled over concerns by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

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Is there something screwy about Scientology buffoon Grant Cardone?

 
Scientology’s wealthy ham hock Grant Cardone continues to intrigue us with his antics. Have you seen the latest?

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EXCLUSIVE: Scientology tells A&E it has ‘blood on its hands’ for murder in Australia

[Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw and A&E’s program]

The Underground Bunker has obtained a copy of a letter that was sent by Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw to A&E network president Paul Buccieri, blaming the network for inciting the January 3 murder of Aaron Yeh, a 24-year-old worker at Scientology’s “Advanced Org” in a Sydney, Australia suburb.

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How businesses that run on Scientology principles find Scientologist employees

Rod Keller takes us into the razzy world of Scientology classifieds. Sharpen up your resume!

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David Miscavige in South Africa: The new ‘Advanced Org’ gets its castle

 
Scientology finally posted publicity photos from its January 1 celebration in South Africa to open its new ‘Advanced Org’ there, and the reason it took them so long is that church leader David Miscavige was apparently there for an entire week of events.

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Kansas City: Don’t panic. Your skyline is screwed, but Scientology isn’t taking over.

 
Ah, Kansas City. One of the best places we have ever lived, and one of the most underrated cities we’ve ever known. What a helluva town.

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Uh-oh. Someone trusted a whole bunch of money to a wealthy Scientologist.

[David Gentile, Founder and CEO of GPB Capital Holdings]

Jeffrey Augustine has an intriguing report about a Scientologist who appears to be heading for a big fall…

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Government comes down hard on Scientology — in Canada, where worker abuse matters

 
Breaking news out of Quebec, where journalist Gaétan Pouliot has been covering an investigation by the government into workers at Scientology facilities being paid less than minimum wage.

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Scientology slimes ‘Aftermath’ guest with its favorite tactic: The P.O.W. video

[Heather Ruggeri]

Just before last night’s Scientology and the Aftermath episode aired on A&E, the Church of Scientology posted a letter by spokeswoman Karin Pouw to the website it uses for attacking the show.

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