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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.

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 …

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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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Stephen Colbert: Do you believe Scientology is a religion at all? Leah Remini: No

Oh my, what an appearance Leah Remini made last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote next week’s premiere of A&E’s ‘Scientology and …

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Isn't It Relevant That the Star of The Handmaid's Tale Belongs to a Secretive, Allegedly Oppressive Religion?

The <i>Handmaid’s Tale</i> is one of the finest dystopian novels ever written, and it is, inescapably and fundamentally, about women’s oppression under an …

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Platitudes, Bad Attitudes and Mother Issues

Saturday is Terra Cognita day… Platitudes, Bad Attitudes and Mother Issues A while ago, Mike posted a letter from Pete Sokoloff imploring Santa …

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Leah Remini won't stop Scientology crusade until FBI, DOJ, IRS step in

Leah Remini won't stop trying to take down the Church of Scientology until federal agencies step in and begin investigating the religion.<p>In an …

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Leah Remini Talks Scientology and the Aftermath Emmy Nomination: "I’ve Wanted It for Our Brave Storytellers"

It was a good day for <b>Leah Remini</b>.<p>The <i>King of Queens</i> vet was greeted on Thursday with news that her groundbreaking and controversial A&E docuseries <i>Leah</i> …

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Almost 12 years ago, Shelly Miscavige vanished. Here’s why we keep asking about her.

[Shelly Miscavige and Leah Remini, about a year before Shelly vanished.] <br>Almost 12 years ago now, Scientology leader David Miscavige made his wife …

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Leah Remini is filming an ‘Aftermath’ episode in Clearwater’s oldest Baptist church on July 22

[Pastor Willy Rice] <b><br>UPDATE: This event has now been canceled. See our new story about what happened to it.</b>In a letter that Pastor Willy Rice sent to …

Religion

How Humira, the world’s best selling drug, is helping to finance Scientology into the future

[Bob and Trish Duggan with Scientology leader David Miscavige]The always reliable Jeffrey Augustine has scored another fascinating document for us …

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Ten Unbelievable Books About Scientology – Updated Scientology Book List

It may sound weird but Scientology is one of my favorite topics to read about. You may have noticed a trend in my reading that has to do with cults …

Documentaries

Five years ago: Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ and the death of Alexander Jentzsch

[Alexander Jentzsch, age 7]We have pointed out numerous times that the first week of July in 2012 was perhaps the most eventful in our 22 years of …

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Best of the Underground Bunker 1995-2016 « The Underground Bunker

We’ve put together a list of our favorite stories that we did in previous years. Some of the stories were scoops, others were investigative features, …

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Update: Scientology cancels planned mock FBI raid on downtown building

CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology planned to film a mock FBI raid on a downtown building Monday afternoon, but the actors and cameras never …

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How come no one asks Tom Cruise about Scientology?

On his latest press tour for “The Mummy,” Tom Cruise has taken questions about his stunt work, his co-stars, his “Top Gun” sequel — all the …

Five Revealing Documentaries about Scientology

Scientology: the Donald Trump administration of religions. Sure, sane people can see it for what it actually is. But those sane people can only stare …

Scientologist’s lawsuit against Jim Carrey over Cat White’s suicide survives dismissal « The Underground Bunker

Yesterday, a story ping-ponged around the usual media locations, indicating that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge had decided not to dismiss two …

Aaron Smith-Levin on Child Abuse

This is a new video from my good friend and Season 1 contributor Aaron Smith-Levin. Here is how he describes it: I discuss unreported physical child …

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Death Of A Nethead

<i>In 1999, Rolling Stone assigned Hollywood reporter Mark Ebner to the story of Philip Gale, an MIT prodigy born into Scientology who killed himself on</i> …

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The Church of Scientology wanted a vacant lot. So did the city of Clearwater, Fla. One of them won

When the Church of Scientology secretly purchased the dilapidated 11-story Fort Harrison Hotel in this western Florida city in 1975, locals didn’t know what to make of their new neighbors.<p>It would be the following year before the church was publicly identified as the owner of the hotel, which would …

Child deaths at a pop concert turn into the latest chance for Scientology to spread its propaganda « The Underground Bunker

<i>Rod Keller keeps an eye on Scientology’s sneaky front groups like the ‘Volunteer Ministers,’ who always try to take advantage of human …

'They want to make her the poster child': Claims the Church of Scientology is trying to 'recruit the Irwins and want Bindi as the FACE of the controversial religion'

Reports have emerged that the controversial Church of Scientology is attempting to 'recruit' Australian wildlife conservation family the …

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Scientology, Lying and the FBI

Recent articles at Tony Ortega’s blog and the Tampa Bay Times recount the stillborn scientology FBI investigation based on FOI documents obtained by …

Santa Monica High School Cancels Scientology Anti-Drug Program After Uproar (Exclusive)

Following parent outcry, the new school principal, who claims he vetted the church front group, intends to work with local law enforcement on …

The Star - Elvis Presley Blasts Scientology 'That s.o.b. group -- all they want is my money'

*Lisa Marie had a cholesterol count so high, doctors feared she could end up having a stroke or heart attack.<p>*She is under constant observation from …

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