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Piercing the corporate veil: the true structure of Scientology
The Command Chart of Scientology [2.26MiB]
Mar 8, 2011
Alarming allegations against Scientology church & school — Courthouse News Service
Type: Press
Author(s): Ryan Abbott
Source: Courthouse News Service
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A 19-year-old man claims his Scientologist parents "ceded custody" of him at the age of 5 to the controversial church, which then entered into a "billion year contract" with him as a minor, forced him to work hundreds of hours a week at a Scientology school for as little $35, denied him an education, and forced him back to work just two days after he lost a finger in a work accident. The first of Daniel Montalvo's ...
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 25, 2011
Enquête JE // Clearwater, la "Mecque" de la scientologie — TVA
More: Unofficial English translation
Type: TV
Author(s): Dominique Trottier
Source: TVA
L'église de Scientologie n'aime guère les journalistes, pas plus que la critique, et donne rarement des entrevues. Les responsables ont d'ailleurs refusé les deux demandes que nous avons faites, aux États-Unis et au Québec. Le pouvoir absolu du grand leader David Miscavidge, (qui a succédé à Ron Hubbard après son décès) suscite de la grogne. De nombreux hauts dirigeants ont quitté le mouvement. Ils dénoncent le climat de violence qui y règne depuis l'arrivée de Miscavidge. Une équipe de JE s'est ...
Feb 25, 2011
Enquête JE // L'équipe de JE prise à partie — TVA
Type: TV
Source: TVA
D'anciens dirigeants et scientologues accusent l'Église de scientologie de violence et d'exploitation de travailleurs. Une équipe de tournage de TVA s'est rendue à Clearwater, en Floride, pour réaliser une enquête sur ces allégations. Sa présence a entraîné la colère des dirigeants de l'Église de scientologie. Les accusations visent le grand leader David Miscavige qui aurait instauré un régime de violence et battrait ses collaborateurs. Le FBI enquêterait même sur des allégations de trafic d'êtres humains et d'exploitation de travailleurs, dont plusieurs ...
Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy, guardian.co.uk
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 ...
Nov 23, 2010
Secret Scientologist — Channel 7 (Australia)
Oct 24, 2010
Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot // 075 Russell Miller -- L. Ron Hubbard was a fraud — Common Sense Atheism
Oct 8, 2010
Daniel Montalvo defects from Scientology, gets arrested by Los Angeles sheriff's department — L.A. Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Romero
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Updated after the jump with details from the Sheriff's Department about Montalvo's arrest. First posted at 12:36 p.m. A strange and twisted tale emerged from blogland this week – the story of a Scientology refugee who was reportedly talked into returning to the organization, grilled by a church lawyer and subsequently arrested. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Montalvo, a lifelong member of the church's core group, Sea Org, was released from jail Thursday in lieu of $20,000 bail. What did he do? That's a ...
Oct 8, 2010
Daniel Montalvo, 19, leaves Scientology, which convinces LA sheriff to jail him for it — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
An amazing story is hitting the Internet today of 19-year-old Daniel Montalvo, a lifelong Scientologist who decided to leave the wacky cabal, only to find himself arrested by LA sheriff's deputies and facing prison time for it. The tale comes courtesy of Marty Rathbun, formerly one of the highest officials in Scientology who defected and has kept up a withering takedown of the "church" on his blog. Rathbun writes for fellow ex-Scientologists, so there's a lot of jargon and coded references ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
More: youtube.com
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 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 ...
Aug 3, 2010
Infinite Complacency // Maureen Bolstad's Story: Disconnection
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
By the early 1990s years of over-work and lack of sleep were taking their toll on Maureen Bolstad’s health. Scientology’s solution was to force her to disconnect from her mother. [...]
Jul 31, 2010
Scientology church finds new home in Queen Anne neighborhood — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Janet I. Tu
Source: Seattle Times
[Ongoing censorship of critical views in the comments section, as confirmed by a Seattle Times official: "Dear readers, As many of you have noticed, many comments have been suppressed in this comment thread. This has not been due to an editorial decision by The Seattle Times, but rather has been due to other readers reporting and flagging abuse. I have gone into the problem queue and unflagged all appropriate comments. Nikolaj Lasbo Online News Producer seattletimes.com"] —– For the Rev. Ann ...
Jul 18, 2010
David contre Hubbard
More: Unofficial translation by Anonymous
Type: Blog
Author(s): Émilie Dubreuil
Sur l’afficheur, le numéro était bloqué, mais je savais déjà que je parlais au Salman Rushdie de l’Église de scientologie. La première fois que j'ai entendu parler de David Edgar Love, c'était l'automne dernier. Le téléphone sonne à la maison. Un homme se présente en anglais : « Hello, My name is Gerry Armstrong... » Sur l'afficheur, le numéro était bloqué, mais je savais d'instinct qu'au bout du fil se trouvait le Salman Rushdie de l'Église de scientologie. Gerry Armstrong est ...
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 19, 2010
Letters to the Editor // Saturday letters: The realities of Scientology are being distorted — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Once again you try to paint an ugly picture of a religious movement that has helped hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of people lead happy and successful lives. So let me address your latest falsehoods. My experience in Scientology has been incredible. I have been a member of the Church of Scientology since 1973. I met and married my husband while working for the church. I have raised two sons in the church. They are both practicing Scientologists. ...
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 14, 2010
She fought Scientology for the child they wanted to abort — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology's response
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Twenty years ago, when Natalie Hagemo was 19, pregnant and working for the Church of Scientology, she couldn't wait to be a mother. She was near the end of her first tri­mester, she says, when colleagues in Scientology's military-style religious order, the Sea Organization, began pressuring her to get an abortion. Two high-ranking officers said terminating the pregnancy would allow her to keep working. They berated her when she said no. Supervisors told her to hide her expanding belly lest co-workers ...
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 ...
Jun 12, 2010
Scientology and abortion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology does not take a position on abortion. However, the subject comes up in the writings of church founder L. Ron Hubbard, which the church regards as sacred scripture. Scientology counseling seeks to rid the mind of "mental image pictures" or "engrams" created during painful moments in one's past — including previous lifetimes and time spent in the womb. Hubbard expressed concern about the "prenatal child" and how the emotional traumas of "attempted abortion" can cause problems after ...
May 27, 2010
The Last Crusade — Inland Empire Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Jackson
Source: Inland Empire Weekly
Scientology’s hardcore critics say getting the church investigated is an uphill battle—and wonder if the religion has friends in high places The rush of cars zooming down Gilman Springs Road reminds Francois Choquette to watch his step on the dirt shoulder of the busy, two-lane highway to his right. A tuft of his brown hair flaps in the wind as he looks back to check traffic. He’s dressed modestly today, no costumes, no masks. Instead, he wears dress pants and a ...
May 19, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology head — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: au.todaytonight.yahoo.com
May 18, 2010
Lateline: Scientology president's daughter slams 'toxic' church — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: MP4, WMV
Type: TV
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The daughter of the president of the Church of Scientology in Australia is speaking out for the first time about past treatment of children within the church. In an exclusive interview with Lateline, Scarlett Hanna has described Scientology as a toxic organisation and says that many of those who've grown up in the church are damaged. Scarlett Hanna talks of children being deprived of contact with parents and communal living conditions where 25 children lived in one unit. ...
May 18, 2010
Scientology chief's daughter attacks church — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The daughter of the president of the Church of Scientology in Australia has spoken out against the organisation, describing it as toxic and accusing the church of tearing some families apart. In an exclusive interview which will air on ABC 1's Lateline tonight, Scarlett Hanna has detailed life growing up in the former Cadet Org - a group set up for the children of Scientology's elite unit - the Sea Org. "The best way I can describe it is cattle," Ms ...
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