Scientology exposed

By L. Harness | A selection of old and new articles, interviews, and blog posts, as well as a little humor, about the practices and abuses of scientology.

A grim anniversary that should remind us Scientology has no business ‘testing’ anyone « The Underground Bunker

[Vitkovic, mid-massacre]<p>On December 8, 1987 — 30 years ago today — a 22-year-old man named Frank Vitkovic went looking for a former friend he wanted …

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Leah Remini alleged the Church of Scientology was protecting “The Ranch” star amid rape allegations — and now he’s been fired

Leah Remini recently alleged that the Church of Scientology was involved in stalling the investigation into rape accusations against actor Danny …

Danny Masterson

Disconnection — Scientology’s Spin

Scientology has long attempted to defend the sordid abuses of disconnection by proclaiming it is a “personal choice” and an “individual right.”<p>Tad …

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DOX: Sworn testimony that a U.S. state was too afraid to take on the Church of Scientology « The Underground Bunker

[Kim Poff and her attorney, Rachel Bussett]<p>What is it about the Church of Scientology that turns law enforcement and other government agencies into …

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Charles Manson and Scientology: What the church doesn’t want you to know « The Underground Bunker

In 2013, author Jeff Guinn produced a formidable book, <i>Manson</i>, about one of the 20th century’s most enigmatic figures. We enjoyed Guinn’s new look at …

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In the world of religious tax exemptions, does Scientology measure up?

In addition to being megalomaniac leaders of cult-like movements, the late L. Ron Hubbard and Donald Trump have shared an aversion to paying taxes. The founder of Scientology waged a ruthless battle to win a religious tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service, while the president has boasted …

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L. Ron Hubbard: Commie smasher, atomic "scientist," and would-be FBI informant

Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files show that just over a year after L. Ron Hubbard created the the Hubbard Dianetic Research …

Corruption

Harvey Weinstein & Scientology – Separated at Birth?

This New Yorker article is an extremely detailed and well-documented peek behind the curtain of a dirtbag with a lot of money hiring big-name, …

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Leah Remini Calls Out Scientology For Drug Rehab Deaths On ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’

Last night, Leah Remini did something that almost seems impossible in the second season of her critically-acclaimed docuseries — she dove into yet …

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Getting People onto The Bridge Through Narconon

Tonight at 8pm there is a special episode of The Afterrmath touching upon the subject of scientology’s front groups.<p>Of course, the most well-know of …

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'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Examines Parental Abandonment, Severing Family Ties

Ex-Scientologists Mimi Faust and Christi Gordon tell Remini how their mothers abandoned them as children to join the Sea Org.<p>The seventh episode of</i> …

Scientology: Hollywood Reporter Writer Is Like Goebbels

Apparently, Seth Abramovitch of the Hollywood Reporter has caused some serious butthurt in the scientology world. A couple of recent articles seem to …

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Director Paul Haggis pens an open letter to Marty Rathbun after Scientology’s latest smear « The Underground Bunker

[Paul Haggis and Leah Remini]<p><i>Yesterday, we received this remarkable piece of writing from Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis. His appearance on this</i> …

She was Scientology royalty - served as L Ron Hubbard's 'Commodore Messenger' - but Janis Grady tells how an excoriating rant by leader David Miscavige over lack of preparation for a visit from Tom Cruise made her flee the church

• <b>In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com Janis Grady spoke for the first time and told of how Scientology defined and destroyed her family</b>• <b><br>Her</b> …

Scientology critic Leah Remini claims actress Jada Pinkett Smith as member of the controversial church

In an interview with the Daily Beast, actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini alleged actress Jada Pinkett Smith is a member of the …

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates David Miscavige's Rise to Power

Two former Scientology members who worked closely with the church leader and other high-level executives outline Miscavige's rise to power.<p>The fifth …

Creative Arts Emmys: Leah Remini Dedicates 'Scientology and the Aftermath' Win to "Brave" Contributors

She dedicated the award to those who helped make the show "despite ongoing risk and repercussions."<p>Leah Remini was near tears on Saturday as she …

For Outstanding Informational Series or Special, the #EmmysArts goes to @LeahRemini and #ScientologyTheAftermath on @AETV! https://t.co/7Xdg0gRJsO

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Explains "Bridge to Total Freedom"

"You sacrifice everything — money, time, your family, your careers — for this Bridge. And I hope that we have explained to people don't waste your …

DRONE FLYOVER: Scientology’s failed underground vault project in Wyoming

The drone pilot is back! Since last September, the Underground Bunker has been the beneficiary of a shadowy anonymous drone operator who has allowed …

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DOX: L. Ron Hubbard’s son called him a junkie and sex pervert in FBI’s Scientology files

[Ron DeWolf and his dad, L. Ron Hubbard]We have yet another FBI document release for you today, the result of a lawsuit by journalist Emma Best that …

Corruption

Scientology draws dueling petitions involving Leah Remini, the IRS and change.org

Reaction to this month's Season 2 premiere of the Emmy-nominated <i>Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath</i> series has been swift, from the religion's …

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'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates Suicide and Mental Illness in the Church

Two former Scientologists recount the suicides of their loved ones and treatment of mental illness by the institution.<p>The second episode of season …

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Scientology shows no sign of slowing down its use of religious visas for foreign labor

Last year in January we reported on some stunning new data that researcher R.M. Seibert managed to pry out of the US government with help from the …

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Mirriam & Saina from ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ — The LAPD has let us down

Don’t know about you, but after last night’s episode of <i>Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath</i>, we were left feeling a bit up in the air. If you …

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Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation

The firebrand star revs up her war in season two of A&E's Emmy-nominated docuseries 'Aftermath' as she heads to New York to join Kevin James' CBS …

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Scientology’s Aftermath

While Miscavige is busy telling scientologists to watch his 1993 IRS Event (see earlier post today When the Going Gets Tough…) in order to combat the …

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Scientology Anti-Drug Program: Fabricated Court Orders Suggest Attempt to Silence Critics

Someone appears to be trying to scrub warnings about the church's controversial Narconon program from the internet.<p>Nearly a decade after Scientology …

The Missing Executives of Scientology

A lot of scientologists remember Guillaume Lesevre, though the COB has done his best to ensure he is forgotten. Guillaume is the “Executive Director …

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