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Jun 13, 2011
Portion of money raised by John Travolta bound for Utah — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
A Las Vegas fundraiser earned $500,000 for soldiers and emergency responders who say chemicals sickened them and earned Utah’s attorney general coveted photographs posing with celebrities. Sandra Lucas, a Salt Lake City resident who recently became president of the nationwide Heroes Health Fund, said she and a board must decide how to split the proceeds, but Utah residents will see a share. Actor John Travolta was the headline speaker at the fundraiser Saturday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Utah Attorney General ...
Jun 11, 2011
Shurtleff attends Heroes Health fundraiser in Las Vegas headlined by Travolta — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta. Travolta is helping generate money for what’s called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment — consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants — has its roots ...
Mar 27, 2011
Narconon’s Big Con — The Fix
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Ebner, Walter Armstrong
Source: The Fix
The Scientology-backed rehab promises addicts they can sweat out their demons in sweltering saunas. But critics charge that the organization is the devil itself. L. Ron Hubbard, the prolific science fiction author and founder of the Church of Scientology, may have been judged “a mental case” (according to the F.B.I.) and “a pathological liar” (according to a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge), but to tens of thousands of his eager followers worldwide, the man discovered an approach to recovery that outclasses ...
Mar 16, 2011
Why Celebrities Love Scientology — AOL Moviefone
Type: Blog
Author(s): Gabrielle Dunn, Tony Ortega
Source: AOL Moviefone
Over the weekend, notorious Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard celebrated what would have been his 100th birthday. The former science-fiction writer (born March 13, 1911) founded the religion Scientology in 1952 as a successor to his self-help series, 'Dianetics.' Since then, Scientology has gone mainstream with the aid of big-name celebrity believers like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. But while Scientology's association with movie stars has gained it publicity, it's also revealed outlandish, dangerous and cult-ish aspects that leave many wondering ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
Mar 6, 2011
Scientology adverts under investigation by ads watchdog — The Sunday Times (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gabrielle Monaghan
Source: The Sunday Times (UK)
Scientology adverts under investigation by ads watchdog Row over posters that claim sessions can tackle job insecurity as former member of church describes campaign as ‘misleading and offensive’ Gabrielle Monaghan. Sunday Times Published: 6 March 2011 [In print. Online subscrption only] Complaints have been filed with the country’s advertising watchdog over a Church of Scientology campaign, which claims its courses can help with job insecurity. The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) is investigating claims that the ads, appearing in Dublin’s ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
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 ...
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Sep 7, 2010
Travolta ends $25m extortion case linked to death of his son — The Independent (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Guy Adams
Source: The Independent (UK)
Two people accused of attempting to extort $25m (£16m) from John Travolta following the death of his son are to walk free after a judge in the Bahamas dismissed the case against them, apparently at the actor's request. A court in Nassau was about to begin the retrial of Tarino Lightbourne, a local ambulance driver, and Pleasant Bridgewater, his former lawyer and local politician, yesterday when prosecutors announced that Mr Travolta had contacted them saying he no longer wished to give ...
Sep 3, 2010
John Travolta 'betrayed' & 'duped' me, claims man charged with extortion — Radar Online
Type: Press
Source: Radar Online
The man who allegedly tried to extort $25 million from John Travolta claims the Hollywood actor is “betraying” him, is reporting. Ex-ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, who is accused along with attorney Pleasant Bridgewater of a plot to extort money from the Grease star, says he has been “duped” by the actor who had promised to drop charges against them. "I feel betrayed,” said Lightbourne, who is accused, along with Bridgewater, of threatening to sell a one-page “refusal to transport” document ...
Jul 26, 2010
Getting detoxified 15 firefighters have or will complete the program funded by John Travolta — Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave Schlenker
Source: Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Helen Hunter recently jumped into the local roller-derby circuit. This is an appropriate footnote about the always-on-the-go Ocala firefighter. Hunter is pushing 40, and she smiles at the mere thought of derby competition. She embraces athletics, working out, fighting fires, health and the relationship between all of them. She will tell you with complete conviction the healthier she is, the better she can fight fires for the taxpayers who pay her salary. She is passionate about performing at her best, physically ...
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Mark "Marty" Rathbun
May 22, 2010
Does John Travolta believe his baby is the reincarnation of his dead son? — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Price
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Sunrise in the humidity of deepest Florida, a hazy mist cloaking the ground as the coolness of the night turns to cloying heat, and a lone individual trudges along an airport runway in a pristine tracksuit. He won't be breaking any land speed records - in fact this version of running barely qualifies as a brisk trot - but at 56 John Travolta is no spring chicken. Consider, however, that his only exercise until recently was lifting double cheeseburgers to his ...
May 19, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology head — Channel 7 (Australia)
Apr 12, 2010
My Scientology nightmare / 'Earl' star's ex-wife exposes inner workings of celebrity church — National Enquirer
Mar 28, 2010
I penned the suckiest movie ever - sorry! — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): J. D. Shapiro
Source: New York Post
This month, "Battlefield Earth," the blockbuster bomb based on the novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, won the Razzie for "Worst Movie of the Decade." J.D. Shapiro, the film's first screenwriter, accepted the award in person. Shapiro, who also wrote the screenplay for "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "We Married Margo," and is developing a King Arthur spoof called "524 AD" (, explains what it's like to be attached to one of Hollywood's most notorious flops. Let me start by ...
Mar 15, 2010
Kirstie Alley diet scheme: Scientology front? — The Hollywood Reporter
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The blogs are alive with speculation that Kirstie Alley’s new diet scheme, called Organic Liaison, is a front for Scientology. It sure seems that way. Let’s not forget that Alley is a devoted member of the sect. She fronted a PR pamphlet for them in 2007 called “Keep Scientology Working.” You can see it at Organic Liaison’s advisory board includes a prominent Scientologist named Michelle Seward. Seward is also the CEO of Protege Financial, a Scientology-based company. The two other ...
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 22, 2010
Travolta gala raises $104K for agencies — Gainesville Sun (Florida)
Jan 31, 2010
Travolta gala will benefit detoxification project // Some say detoxification program works; others say there is no evidence. — Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave Schlenker
Source: Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
As one of the beneficiaries of Thursday's "From Paris With Love" movie gala, the Ocala Detoxification Project has puzzled many locals. The Paris-themed party will raise money for local deputies, police officers, firefighters and a college scholarship fund. But few in Marion County know anything about detoxification. Up front, here are some facts: The Ocala Detoxification Project is designed to help firefighters and other uniformed personnel who are exposed to toxins. It likely will launch with funds from the gala. "From ...
Jan 27, 2010
Scientology plants its flag in Haiti — The Independent (UK)
Jan 26, 2010
Scientology to the rescue — Salon
Jan 23, 2010
Tickets still available for movie-premiere gala // John Travolta's latest movie will be shown in Ocala on Feb. 4. — Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave Schlenker
Source: Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Tickets remain for Ocala's "From Paris With Love" movie-premiere gala, anchored by movie stars and Anthony residents John Travolta and Kelly Preston. About 300 tickets went on sale Tuesday for the Feb. 4 event, which will raise funds for local law enforcement, fire departments, a Central Florida Community College scholarship and a detoxification project for local firefighters and emergency workers who have been exposed to toxins. Tickets are $300 and can be purchased through, said CFCC spokeswoman Lois Brauckmuller. The ...
Jan 22, 2010
Don't panic Haiti, the Scientologists are coming! — The Guardian (UK)
Jan 18, 2010
John Travolta to Airlift Desperately Needed E-Meters to People of Haiti — Gawker
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Gawker
Scientologists have mobilized to seize on the promotional and recruitment opportunities presented by the horror going on in Haiti, and John Travolta has personally arranged to fly "volunteer ministers" to Haiti to inflict his junk science on victims there. Anywhere people are suffering, Scientology's yellow-shirted "volunteer ministers" can be found lurking near news cameras and claiming to help people with their bullshit technology. They performed "purification rundowns" on recovery workers sifting through the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11, ...
Dec 3, 2009
More claims against Scientology — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
The Church of Scientology's musical endeavours might be laughable yet the current storm of accusations against them is deadly serious. Edward McBride, 30, electrocuted himself at a substation near Brisbane in February 2007. Calls for Scientology inquiry The Queensland Coroner requested the Church of Scientology hand over its files as Edward had been doing intensive Scientology courses before taking his life. His brother Steve McBride is searching for answers. "I just feel my brother's life has been taken for the ...
Nov 26, 2009
Kiwi blows the whistle on Scientology — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Nov 14, 2009
Caught between Scientology and her husband, Annie Tidman chose the church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 9, 2009
Travoltas have 'own way' of coping after death of son — USA Today
Nov 2, 2009
Will France ban Scientology? — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Pape
Source: The Daily Beast
Five years after Tom Cruise called Nicolas Sarkozy a “wonderful guy,” a French court convicted his church of fraud. Eric Pape on Scientology’s latest crisis. Scientology isn’t a religion, it’s a dangerous sect overseen by convicted criminals—at least as far as France is concerned. There is no doubt that the last week has brought a flurry of bad news for Scientology. There was the vocal defection of respected film director Paul Haggis, as well as fresh indications that John Travolta, one ...
Oct 31, 2009
Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, the Church of Scientology chased down and brought back staff members who tried to leave. Ex-staffers describe being pursued by their church and detained, cut off from family and friends and subjected to months of interrogation, humiliation and manual labor. One said he was locked in a room and guarded around the clock. Some who did leave said the church spied on them for years. Others said that, as a condition for leaving, the church cowed them into signing ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology faces multiple setbacks within one week // The past few days have not gone well for the secretive religion known for its celebrity followers — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Most religious organisations can weather a high-profile defection or two. Many might successfully explain away a fraud conviction in a foreign criminal court, or deal with the spectacular suicide of a member, or muddle through a less than stellar public performance by a prominent spokesman. Rarely, though, does a religion have to face up to all these challenges in the same week. The past few days have been little short of a nightmare for Scientology, the strange, secretive religion that thrives ...
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