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Jun 13, 2011
'Inside Scientology' promises a lot, and delivers: David Miscavige has much to worry about — Village Voice
Type: Blog
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
Next month, Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology will hit bookshelves, and the world of Scientology-watching, and for Scientology itself, will never be the same. Subtitled The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Reitman's book delivers all it promises, and it promises a lot. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman proclaims in her introduction. "It is the goal of Inside Scientology to translate [L. Ron Hubbard's arcane] language and separate ...
Mar 5, 2011
Lawsuit claims Church of Scientology violated child labor and wage laws — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: "Montalvo vs. CSI, Bridge Publications" PDFs available at Marty Rathbun's blog
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A runaway from the Church of Scientology's restrictive religious order, the Sea Org, alleges in two lawsuits filed Friday that the church violated California laws regulating child labor, wages and school attendance. Daniel Montalvo, who turns 20 today, also contends his parents, who remain in the Sea Org, neglected him and breached their duty to protect him from harm by ceding his care to the church. Church spokesman Tommy Davis said Friday night the church had not been served with the ...
Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy,
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Source: New Yorker
On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that ...
Tag(s): "Blow Drill"A Piece of Blue Sky (book)AbortionAffinity, Reality, Communication (ARC)Alissa HaggisAmy ScobeeAn Introduction to Scientology Ethics (book)Anne ArcherAnonymous (group)Anti-psychiatryAuditingBare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (book)Beverly Hills PlayhouseBody thetans (BTs)British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)Bruce HinesBryan R. WilsonCastile Canyon School (Happy Valley ranch) @ 45750 Castile Canyon Road Hemet CA United StatesChick CoreaChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Claire HeadleyCommissionsConfidential preclear (PC) folderDan ShermanDaniel MontalvoDavid MiscavigeDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDavid S. TouretzkyDeborah RennardDelphi Schools, Inc.Diane GettasDianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (book)DisconnectionDonna ShannonE-MeterEthics (Scientology)Exscientologykids.comFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFreeloader's debtGary Morehead (aka "Jackson")Gerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsHaitiHomosexualityHuman traffickingInside Scientology (book)InurementJames A. "Jim" LoganJanela WebsterJanet ReitmanJanis (Gillham) GradyJason BegheJeff HawkinsJenna Miscavige-HillJessica Feshbach RodriguezJim GordonJoan WoodJohn BrousseauJohn PeelerJohn SweeneyJohn TravoltaJohn Whiteside "Jack" ParsonsJulie Christofferson TitchbourneKaren HollanderKathy HaggisKirstie AlleyL Fletcher ProutyL. Ron Hubbard's credentialsL. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman? (book)Lauren HaggisLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence WrightLawsuitLife Repairs (Scientology course)Lisa McPhersonLucy JamesMarc HeadleyMargaret Louise GrubbMark C. "Marty" RathbunMark IshamMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMembershipMichael J. "Mike" RinderMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Milton KatselasMimi RogersMission Earth (decalogy)MV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Nerve, touch assistNew YorkerOccultOperating Thetan (OT)Paul HaggisPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Protest, picketPsychiatry: An Industry of DeathPurification Rundown ("Purif")RecruitmentRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)SalarySaturday Evening PostScience of Survival (book)Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought (book)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")SettlementSkip PressSky DaytonSlave laborSquirrelsSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Study technology (Study tech)Supernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Suppressive person (SP)Terry JastrowThe Truth Rundown (St. Petersburg Times' special report)The Way to Happiness (TWTH)Tom CruiseTom Cruise's leaked video of 2004Tom De VochtTommy DavisTone scaleXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)Yael Lustgarten
Feb 8, 2011
FBI investigating Scientology, defectors say — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
FBI agents investigating human trafficking have interviewed several high-ranking defectors from the Church of Scientology who spoke out to the St. Petersburg Times over the past two years about abusive and coercive practices within the church. Five former church staffers confirmed Monday that the FBI interviewed them individually over the past 15 months about their experiences in the church's religious order, the Sea Org. They said agents asked detailed questions primarily about working and living conditions at Scientology's remote international management ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
Sep 27, 2010
Scientology: The Ex Files — CBC News
Type: TV
Source: CBC News
[This is actually a re-airing of the Australia Broadcasting Corporation's Four Corners "Scientology: The Ex-Files".] Monday September 27 at 10 pm ET/PT & Sunday October 3 at 8 pm ET on CBC News Network Behind Scientology's high celebrity profile lies an organization on its knees. In this powerful documentary and jaw-dropping investigation, a band of former elite members emerge from the secretive religion to allege extreme cruelty, slave labour and financial greed. "It may have a philosophy that's religious, but ...
Aug 12, 2010
Scientology wins major court ruling
Type: Blog
Author(s): Jonathan Turley
The Church of Scientology won a major victory in federal court when U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer granting summary judgment in two major lawsuits alleging labor law violations, human trafficking and forced abortions. The opinion raises some interesting questions over the deference shown by courts in such disputes. Two of the litigants, Claire and Marc Headley, detailed how they allegedly worked as virtual slaves for Scientology as part of the organization’s super secret Sea Organization. They left Scientology in 2005. ...
Aug 6, 2010
Judge dismisses two lawsuits aimed at Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Court ruling, Church of Scientology's response
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology won an important victory in federal court Thursday when a judge dismissed two lawsuits that accused the church of labor law violations, human trafficking and forced abortions. Claire and Marc Headley, who left Scientology in 2005, said the church controlled them with threats of harsh punishment and other tactics that prevented them from leaving the Sea Organization, Scientology's religious order. But U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer ruled that the Sea Org is protected by the First ...
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Mark "Marty" Rathbun
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Robert V. Levine, Ph.D.
Type: Declaration
[...] 72. Guilt, shame, and separation constituted the social and psychological force that induced sustained, long-term commitment. Physical force, physical abuse and the fear of even greater abuse if one tried to escape were powerful deterrents to any attempts to leave. It could easily be argued that these coercions could have been sufficient to keep anyone from ever making an attempt to get out. There was, though, another level of forces exerted by Scientology that made leaving even more costly – ...
Jun 15, 2010
Editorial: Scientology's family-friendly image contrasts with pressure for abortions — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Among the beliefs listed in the "Creed of the Church of Scientology": "All men have inalienable rights … to the creation of their own kind" and "no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly." Yet a very different picture emerges from women who became pregnant while working for the church. They relate painful stories of intimidation, shaming, shunning or outright coercion by the church until women agreed to abortions or were ...
Jun 13, 2010
Inside Scientology: No kids allowed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology response, Church spokesman Tommy Davis' letter to the Times, Declarations from Scientology members
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology's religious order, the Sea Organization. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant. She was excited to start a family, but she said Sea Org supervisors pressured her to have an abortion. She was back at work the following day. Claire Headley joined at 16, married at 17 and was pregnant at 19. She said Sea Org supervisors threatened strenuous ...
Jun 12, 2010
Church of Scientology: The Headley lawsuits — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Former Scientologists Claire and Marc Headley are suing the Church of Scientology in separate actions in federal court in Los Angeles. Marc Headley, 37, alleges he was the victim of unfair business practices, labor law violations and forced labor, or human trafficking, during his 15 years in the church's Sea Organization. Claire Headley, 35, alleges the church forced her to have two abortions during her 13 years in the Sea Org. She also claims working conditions at the church's international management ...
May 20, 2010
Information on 'enemies of Scientology found' in Italian police raid — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick Squires
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
During a nine-hour search of the offices, Carabinieri officers are said to have discovered a cache of files hidden in a basement behind a locked door. The files allegedly contained personal information relating to judges, magistrates, journalists and police who had reportedly been deemed hostile to the US-based Church of Scientology, Italian media reported. Police seized computers as well as handwritten files, which are also said to contain details of former members of the religious movement. The raid was ordered by ...
Apr 10, 2010
Die Seelenfänger // Wie Scientology menschenleben zerstört [Part 1] ["The soul catchers // How Scientology destroys people's lives"] [with English subtitles] — Südwestdeutschen Rundfunk (Germany)
More: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Apr 5, 2010
Judge dimisses wage claims in Scientology lawsuit — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES – A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought against the Church of Scientology by a woman who alleged she worked 100-hour weeks for almost no pay for years while a member of Scientology's elite inner corps. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer issued a written order late Friday that dismissed the wage claims portion of Claire Headley's lawsuit. The judge did not address two other causes of action: allegations that the church coerces members of the inner ...
Mar 27, 2010
Ex-Scientology lawsuits reveal elite Sea Org group — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Gillian Flaccus
Source: Associated Press
SAN JACINTO, Calif. – At the edge of arid foothills far outside Los Angeles, hundreds of Scientology followers live on a gated, 500-acre campus and work long hours for almost no pay reproducing the works of founder L. Ron Hubbard and creating the church's teaching and promotional materials. The church says its 5,000 so-called Sea Organization members are religious devotees akin to monks who are exempt from wage requirements and overtime. But two lawsuits filed by two former Sea Org members, ...
Mar 8, 2010
Four Corners: Scientology: The Ex-Files [main broadcast] — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: transcript
Type: TV
Author(s): Quentin McDermott
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Read the full program transcript from Quentin McDermott's report, Scientology - The Ex-Files, first broadcast 8th March 2010. Reporter: Quentin McDermott Date: 08/03/2010 (On screen: Cars passing big blue building with 'Scientology sign') QUENTIN MCDERMOTT, REPORTER: Many religions claim to hold the key to man’s salvation. Scientology is no exception. TOMMY DAVIS: The most fundamental explanation as regards Scientology’s basic beliefs is that man is basically good, and that the individual’s a spiritual being; that you’ve lived before and you’ll live ...
Feb 18, 2010
The Senate lends Scientology a helping hand — Crikey (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Bernard Keane
Source: Crikey (Australia)
Last week, the Senate Privileges Committee permitted the Church of Scientology to respond in Hansard to issues raised by Senator Nick Xenophon in November last year. The Scientologists promptly issued a press release declaring they had responded to Xenophon “in Parliament”, as if they had some sort of elected status. In allowing the Scientologist response into Hansard, the Privileges Committee has allowed itself to be made party to an attack on individuals who were brave enough to raise their treatment at ...
Feb 1, 2010
Whistleblower: working for Scientology — New Humanist (UK)
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 15 It's no good — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 30 Christmas island — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 31 Any second now — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 32 Nothing's impossible — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 33 The love thieves — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 34 New life — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 35 Route 66 — BFG Books
Nov 4, 2009
'Tom Cruise told me to talk to a bottle': Life at Scientology's secret headquarters — Village Voice
Nov 1, 2009
Scientology's response — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman Tommy Davis says the Times' sources admitted they left Scientology because they could not meet the church's strict ethical standards. Now they are lying, he says, and the Times is helping advance their agenda. Here is the Church of Scientology's response to their allegations, submitted as a 10-page letter: + + + CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 15 October 2009 VIA HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joe Childs Mr. Tom Tobin St. Petersburg Times 490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ...
Oct 27, 2009
Scientology's new face — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
In his first detailed interview since walking off Nightline last week, church spokesman Tommy Davis talks to Kim Masters about Monday's startling public defection by Paul Haggis, addresses drug allegations—and explains his relationship with Tom Cruise. Plus, his former colleague speaks out. Tommy Davis has been busy lately. In the past week, the spokesman for the Church of Scientology tore off his lapel microphone and stormed out of an interview when Nightline correspondent Martin Bashir tried to question him about whether ...
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