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 Scientology has a new article from front group CCHR, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. For years Scientology has courted the United Nations as it fights attempts by governments to tax, regulate, or prosecute the church. In August we reported that a Scientology front group was granted Special Consultative Status by the UN.

Now CCHR [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Just as the House has the “sole power” to impeach, the Senate gets to conduct the trial. Since the House Republicans spent so much time feigning outrage about the supposed lack of due process, you’d think the Senate Republicans would be especially [...]

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[Kelly Preston, Hubbardite]

We want to thank Karen de la Carriere for digging out of her huge collection some pure, unadulterated apex-Scientology nostalgia for us all to see.

The era was right around 1990, when Scientology was at its absolute height — former top executives tell us the organization achieved its greatest expansion around that time, with [...]

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[Plaintiffs: Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Chrissie Carnell Bixler]

The Church of Scientology has notified three women, each of them former Scientologists who say they were raped by Scientologist actor Danny Masterson and have sued the actor and the church, that it plans to derail their lawsuit and force them into Scientology’s brand of internal arbitration, citing contracts [...]

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 We have interacted with many journalists around the world doing our work here at the Underground Bunker covering Scientology stories. Journalists who have come to get their questions answered, and others who have generously helped us with tips or documents, or just story suggestions. Scientology is an arcane and difficult subject to cover, and in [...]

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[Hiding in plain sight?]

There are six women talking to the Los Angeles Police Department now in the agency’s three-year investigation of rape allegations against Scientologist actor Danny Masterson. And the evidence the police have forwarded to the L.A. District Attorney’s office has been described as “overwhelming” by journalist Yashar Ali.

But we’ve also learned that [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this New York Times story by Charlie Savage: We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly.]

The FBI’s conduct in obtaining the Carter Page warrant is pretty bad, even if it seems likely that they’d have gotten [...]

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 Is an organization that rips apart families as a way to punish doubters really in a position to give advice about what’s best for family happiness? That’s the question that ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans asks in a new short video about a Jehovah’s Witnesses tract, “What is the key to happy family life?”

Here’s Lloyd’s description:

Jehovah’s [...]

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[Actress Leah Remini and L. A.’s District Attorney, Jackie Lacey]

Last week we reported that a source close to Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey tells us that Lacey has no intention of charging Scientologist actor Danny Masterson even after a three-year LAPD investigation of rape allegations by a total now of six different women. If [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Quick notes and quotes from the impeachment articles…

Article 1

— cites the “…discredited theory PROMOTED BY RUSSIA alleging that Ukraine than Russia interfered in the United States Presidential election.” [I’m glad they included this]

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— “With the same [...]

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[D.A. candidate George Gascón and actor Danny Masterson]

Last week we told you what we were hearing from a source close to Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who has been silent about a three-year LAPD rape investigation of That ’70s Show actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson: If Masterson’s victims want justice, they’ll have to hope [...]

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[Scientology gives the LAPD a big check every year at holiday time]

“There was no Christ,” L. Ron Hubbard intoned during a 1968 lecture on the ship Apollo to his “Class VIII” students. And in earlier lectures, especially in 1953, just before Hubbard decided to create the first “Church of Scientology” corporation that December, Hubbard repeatedly [...]

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Neon Nettle - Royal Family to 'Banish Prince Andrew' from Christmas Events Over Epstein Scandal - Duke of York to be banned over fears of backlash from campaigners, report reveals


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 A documentary film featuring blogger Frank Parlato, The Lost Women of NXIVM, will premiere on the Investigation Discovery channel tomorrow (Dec 8) at 9 pm.

In it, Parlato investigates the deaths of four women who were close to Keith Raniere: Gina Hutchinson, Kristin Snyder, Barbara Jeske, and Pam Cafritz.

Many NXIVM watchers are familiar with suspicions [...]

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[Swedish roofers, the Frykmans]

For the fourth and final time this year, Scientology has published a celebration of its wealthiest donors, and this one is the biggest, splashiest shindig of the whole year — the “International Association of Scientologists” (IAS) annual gala and “Patron’s Ball,” which is held in October in East Grinstead, England.

On Saturday night [...]

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[Jackie Lacey and George Gascón]

We first broke the news that Scientologist actor Danny Masterson was being investigated by the LAPD on the rape allegations of three women in March 2017. The women had actually come forward the previous autumn, and the LAPD forwarded the case for prosecution to the LA District Attorney’s office in April [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

In 2014 Jonathan Turley wrote this 2014 Washington Post op-ed piece that’s a pretty accurate take in response to impeachment myths that Republicans had been floating regarding Obama’s implementation of the ACA.

(That the passage of a law — one which ultimately survived [...]

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[Scientology’s former celebs, Beck Hansen and Leah Remini]

Musician Beck Hansen’s fans were celebrating the news this weekend that in an interview he gave to an Australian newspaper, he said in no uncertain terms, “I’m not a Scientologist.”

But others were less congratulatory, pointing out that in the interview, which took place in Los Angeles and was [...]

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 Australia’s largest city, Sydney, is surrounded by brush fires. Smoke covered the city this week leading some residents to seek medical attention. Six have died so far and more than 2.5 million acres and hundreds of homes have been burned. As we reported last year, disasters of this scale are an opportunity for Scientology to [...]

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Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this NY Times story: Why Republicans will sidestep their Garland Rule for the Court in 2020]

If a SCOTUS vacancy opened on the morning a Democrat president-elect was to be sworn in, the outgoing Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate wouldn’t hesitate to [...]

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[Photo from this summer of the Harlem staff]

We told you recently that we’ve been digging through some really startling new document leaks from the Church of Scientology and from the FBI. We knew, poring through them, we were probably going to find some really fascinating things. But we weren’t prepared for this one.

And we want [...]

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[Mark Bunker and Pat Harney]

One of our readers in Clearwater, Florida describes themselves as someone who recently began having doubts about the organization and for a few weeks has been looking around the Internet about Scientology, including this website.

They reached out to tell us about something remarkable that happened to them this weekend. On Saturday [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this article: Trump loses appeal to block Deutsche Bank, Capital One from handing over his financial records to Congress]

Yet another court (Second Circuit Court of Appeals) rules against Trump’s attempt to prevent disclosure of his financial records, here Capitol One and [...]

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[Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips]

Acknowledging that their previous attempt to serve notice of a lawsuit to Scientologist actor Danny Masterson was flawed, attorneys for four women alleging that Masterson violently raped them got it right this time, dropping off the papers at Masterson’s own home in Santa Ynez, California.

And according to court documents, those papers [...]

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[Trump and Nadler]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

So Trump has declined Jerry Nadler’s invitation to participate in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry, scheduled to commence this week, which isn’t all that surprising since actually participating would undermine their argument that the inquiry was a sham [...]

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[Danny Masterson in 2003]

The Underground Bunker has learned that two additional women have identified themselves as rape victims of Scientologist celebrity Danny Masterson and have spoken to the Los Angeles Police Department as part of its ongoing investigation of the That ’70s Show actor, bringing to six the number of women who are cooperating with [...]

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 In the past year we have seen an increase in the number of Scientologists taking the How To Confront And Shatter Suppression – PTS/SP Course. It’s been a required course for years and one that many members have done repeatedly but now we learn it’s been revised again, this time with more “clay demos.” It [...]

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 It was great that Guy White, ex-husband to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s daughter Suzette and father to their three children, decided to go public with his life in and out of Scientology, and in a big way. He got a big Daily Mail piece, and within hours we published our own interview with him. [...]

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[Proof that David Miscavige has done business in Miami]

We’ve told you how Scientology has reacted to the first two of three big lawsuits filed against it this year, and now we have some new documents showing how they’re reacting to the third.

The first lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by a powerful national legal team, was [...]

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 In 2013, the Church of Scientology slaughtered a couple of innocent live oak trees that had been standing in the way of a party the church wanted to throw itself.

Our longtime readers no doubt remember it. It was a classic example of Scientology’s disregard for local laws when they get in the way of what [...]

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 Last week, one of our readers noticed quite accidentally that at Ranker.com, there’s a page that ranks Danny Masterson movies. Can you imagine?

And coming in way down at #22 on the list is a 2009 straight-to-DVD romantic comedy titled Made for Each Other. It stars Danny’s brother, Christopher Masterson, and also features Patrick Warburton (you [...]

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 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

Impeachment Roundup for Tuesday

1. The New York Times is reporting that Trump was briefed about the whistleblower complaint at the time he released the aid to Ukraine. This was inferable from the timeline, but now people in White House are confirming it. [...]

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