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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.

Scientology’s Celebrity Whisperer: An inside account of life in the fame-obsessed church « The Underground Bunker

[<i>Quailynn McDaniel and Jenna Elfman</i>]<p>Quailynn McDaniel was exactly what Scientology was looking for. The yoga instructor was fit and pretty, and her …

Louis Farrakhan: Nation of Islam will stand by Scientology as Leah Remini ‘goes in hard’ « The Underground Bunker

Thanks to tipster “Communicator I/C” for alerting us last night that Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan not only brought up Scientology …

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Leah Remini isn’t staying quiet about Scientology

Debbie Schippnews.com.au@debbieschipp<p><b>SCIENTOLOGY says she’s a bitter ex-member, lying about a religion that no longer wanted her; who hangs with</b> …

25 years ago today: Scientology leader David Miscavige’s ‘Nightline’ appearance « The Underground Bunker

Twenty five years ago today, David Miscavige made his one and only live network television appearance.<p>Miscavige gave a 90-minute live interview on …

Scientology Shill Joy Villa Plays the Trump Card

Unabashed self-promoter and scientology pitch-woman Joy Villa has cashed in on political divisiveness to make a killing from unsuspecting Trump …

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10 Harrowing Stories Of People Who Escaped Scientology

Leah Remini Became An Enemy Of The Church For Speaking Out<p>In 2013, actress Leah Remini announced to the world she was leaving the Church of …

L. Ron Hubbard’s daughter — the one he wanted to disappear — surfaces online « The Underground Bunker

[<i>L. Ron Hubbard and the daughter he turned his back on, Alexis</i>]<p>What a surprise we got late last night when longtime friend to the Bunker Laurie …

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Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology

<i>Alec Nevala-Lee | Longreads | February 2017 | 28 minutes (7,744 words)</i><p><b>I.</b><p>L. Ron Hubbard published over four million words of fiction in his lifetime, …

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The Responsibility of Leaders

<i>This is an essay contributed by Brian Lambert. An interesting topic for sure, and one of the things hammered in by Miscavige.</i><p><i>If you have never read</i> …

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Scientology Defectors: A Timeline

The Church of Scientology might be one of the most secretive organizations in the country, but there's one thing it can't seem to keep quiet: …

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Move over, Xenu: Scientology’s other great space opera figure, the Duke of Chug « The Underground Bunker

[<i>The Duke of Chug, maybe</i>]<p>There are so many avenues you can go down when you fall into Scientology’s rabbit hole. Today we’re going to touch on a …

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The Master: How Scientology Works

The Church of Scientology Actually Sent This Letter to Conan to Discredit Leah Remini

The organization is relentless.<p>Through the number of detractors that have come out of the Church of Scientology—and the books and the documentaries about the church—we've learned quite a bit about the nefarious organization in the past few years. Along with detailed accounts of alleged abuses …

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Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cushy cruise ship but ex member tells how at 16 she was forced to clean sewage in the Freewinds' bilge as punishment for not sexually satisfying older husband

• <b>Tom Cruise and other celebrities have spent weeks partying on Scientology's cruise ship, the Freewinds</b>• <b><br>Cruise celebrated his 42nd birthday and, in a</b> …

Trump won this little chunk of Los Angeles, where half of voters are linked to Scientology

It surprised no one last fall when Los Angeles and California at large overwhelmingly backed Hillary Clinton in her failed bid for the presidency. Just seven of the city’s 1,700 precincts went for Donald Trump.<p>But while nearly all of the surrounding region voted for the Democratic former secretary …

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Scientology-backed rehab center continues to operate with little oversight

CANADIAN — After the death of 20-year-old Stacy Dawn Murphy at a Church of Scientology-backed drug rehab program in Pittsburg County, the state …

Scientology wastes no time making a move on the new president, but where does Trump stand? « The Underground Bunker

[<i>Then-candidate Donald Trump and Trish Duggan, during the campaign</i>]<p>Back in August, we pointed out that while many people have noted similarities …

What Scientology is telling its members: Things have never been better! « The Underground Bunker

A big thanks to reader Rasha for tipping us to the new issue of International Scientology News. This is a large-format publication that we always …

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LAPD to Leah Remini on her records request about missing Scientology leader’s wife: ‘Go fish’ « The Underground Bunker

[<i>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Leah Remini</i>]<p>Despite taking extra time to come up with a response, and then blowing the deadline they set for themselves, …

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5 Things We Learned From 'Scientology and the Aftermath,' Episode 7

This week's episode of <i>Scientology and the Aftermath</i> was supposedly prompted by accusations that host and former church member Leah Remini has …

Xenu Says: Reading Inspired by Scientology and the Aftermath

If you’ve been watching A&E’s <i>Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath</i>, you understand just how predatory The Church of Scientology is. The stories …

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Scientology’s disgusting secret: Young teens used to interrogate adults about their sex lives « The Underground Bunker

[<i>Serge Gil</i>]<p>Serge Gil first reached out to us more than a year ago. It’s taken a lot of time for his story to get to a large audience, but tonight …

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Remini: Scientology Horrors Include Imprisonment And Forced Abortion

In the fifth episode of Leah Remini’s A&E series exposing Scientology, she has a message for viewers, Scientologists, and the private investigators …

Why Do Scientologists Lie?

While repeatedly asserting that they are “the most ethical group on earth” and that they are constantly having to “get rid of” people who “cannot …

Can Scientologists be Christians or Jews Too?

Scientology likes to tell the world that you can be a scientologist and also be a Christian, Jew, Buddhist or anything else. This is an “acceptable …

17 Oh-My-God Leah Remini Revelations About Scientology

Leah Remini has made it her mission to expose what she sees as the dangers, hypocrisy, absurdity, and cruelty of Scientology since leaving the …

How Leah Remini’s New Show Has Jolted Scientology

Leah Remini is enjoying ratings success for her controversial A&E docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.” Weeks after her show …

LAPD needs two more weeks to respond to Leah Remini about missing wife of Scientology leader « The Underground Bunker

[<i>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck notified Leah Remini that he needs more time</i>]<p>The Los Angeles Police Department has notified Leah Remini’s attorney, Douglas …

A Very Scientology Christmas: Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland | Broadly

Known for its historic Crossroads of the World outdoor mall, the city of Hollywood has become the crossroads of kitsch, from Johnny Depp impersonators to street drag queens. Every holiday season on Hollywood Boulevard, the campiest Christmas decorations come from the Church of Scientology: The …

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