A Texas judge has ruled that Scientology leader David Miscavige must submit to a deposition in a lawsuit filed against the “church” (read: organized crime family) by one of the innumerable people who have been victim of their illegal and repulsive tactics against their critics.
Category Archive: Scientology
Dec 17 2013
Nov 22 2013
Now that the “Church” of Scientology has opened its new headquarters, complete with a floor where you can develop your “superpowers,” my friend Jim Underdown of CFI-LA and the Independent Investigations Group is offering them $100,000 to demonstrate those powers.
Nov 20 2013
The “Church” of Scientology is opening a fabulous new headquarters in Clearwater, Florida and it comes with an added bonus — there’s an entire floor dedicated to the task of helping you develop your superpowers. I’m totally going there to get x-ray vision.
Oct 20 2013
Here’s some good news. The highest court in France has upheld a conviction for fraud against the “Church” of Scientology and its French leaders. This, of course, has prompted howls of outrage from the Scientologists about how their religious freedom is being denied.
Jul 16 2013
There’s apparently a war breaking out between celebrity Scientologists in Hollywood, or at least between Leah Remini, the former King of Queens star who recently left the “church” while criticizing its leader, David Miscavige, and Kirstie Alley, who is quite upset about it. Tony Ortega has the details:
May 13 2013
In the wake of multiple deaths at Narconon Arrowhead, a Scientology-linked rehab center, the former president of that facility and a former official at a similar facility here in Michigan are speaking out about the terrible practices at such centers.
Apr 19 2013
With all the time on airplanes and in airports over the weekend, I had a chance to get about halfway through Jenna Miscavage Hill’s book Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. She’s the niece of David Miscavage, who now runs Scientology. This book convinces me all the more that Scientology …
Feb 21 2013
Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige, has escaped from the “church” and written a book detailing the horrors of her life on the inside called Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. I’ve just ordered the Kindle version but haven’t started reading it yet, but the Daily …
Feb 08 2013
I’m not one of those people who pays attention to the Super Bowl commercials, but someone told me about the Scientology commercial that aired during the game and I went on Youtube to see it. It was very slickly produced, well thought out and mind-numbingly stupid.
Jan 30 2013
I wrote recently about an alleged real estate scam by the “Church” of Scientology. Now a couple who are former members have filed a federal lawsuit over it in Florida and are promising more lawsuits to come from others who contributed large amounts of money for the program.
Jan 21 2013
As more and more people leave the “Church” of Scientology, more information is coming out about the inner workings of the church. Alex Klein at Buzzfeed interviews a bunch of them who left as a result of what they allege is a real estate scam run by the organization:
Jan 04 2013
A new book by an investigative reporter and longtime critic of Scientology reveals that the organization has built a “space cathedral” in New Mexico, not far from Roswell, apparently to help future devotees find L. Ron Hubbard’s original works after a nuclear war.
Jan 01 2013
Here’s an interesting development. Prosecutors in Belgium, where the “Church” of Scientology has its European headquarters, are preparing to file criminal charges against the organization for extortion, fraud, illegal practice of medicine and privacy violations.
Dec 31 2012
LA Magazine has a remarkable article by Joel Sappell, one of the two reporters who produced what was probably the first real investigative story on Scientology in the 1980s. Like all critics or reporters looking for dirt, Sappell was subjected to serious harassment, from the poisoning of his dog to physical intimidation to bogus legal …
Sep 20 2012
Last week the “Church” of Scientology opened a new national office in Washington, DC and managed to get several members of Congress and executive agencies, from both parties, to show up and sing the praises of the “church.” And there’s a familiar name on the list: