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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:16:00 -0400
Mediaite (Google News)
The Father of Scientology Leader David Miscavige Is Writing a Tell-All Memoir
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Mediaite (Google News)

The father disowned by Scientology leader David Miscavige is not going down quietly. Ronald Miscavige Sr. will be writing a tell-all novel about his son and the Church of Scientology, according to publisher St. Martin's Press. The title, If He Dies, He ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:20:49 -0400
heatworld (Google News)
Is Tom Cruise leaving the Church of Scientology?
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: heatworld (Google News)

The actor is alleged to be leaving Scientology to spend more time with his daughter, Suri. It's claimed the church are a bit particular about when Tom and Suri can be together (which, by our count isn't that much) and now he's had enough. ?[Suri] was ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:17:00 -0400
20 Minutes (Google Actualités)
Etats-Unis: Tom Cruise sur le point de quitter la Scientologie?
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: 20 Minutes (Google Actualités)

Depuis des années, l'église de la Scientologie peut compter sur plusieurs stars planétaires pour la représenter. Si John Travolta, Will Smith, ou encore Juliette Lewis ne cachent pas leur attachement au mouvement considéré par certains comme une secte, ... et plus encore »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:36:55 -0400
Times of India (Google News)
Tom Cruise to ditch Scientology for daughter Suri
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Times of India (Google News)

Tom Cruise was one of the most high-profile followers of Scientology. But he is now drawing the line as the Church of Scientology has been putting a lot of pressure on him to stay away from his little daughter. He thus decided to leave it so that he ...

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:07:32 -0400
Canoë (Google Actualités)
Tom Cruise quittera-t-il la scientologie?
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Canoë (Google Actualités)

Le Star Magazine rapportait mercredi que Tom Cruise était sur le point de quitter l'Église de scientologie afin de se consacrer à sa fille Suri, 9 ans. Toutefois, Hollywood Life a consulté un ancien haut dirigeant de l'Église de scientologie, Chris ... et plus encore »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:49:23 -0400
Metro (Google News)
Tom Cruise may be leaving the Church of Scientology
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Metro (Google News)

Tom Cruise is reportedly preparing to leave the Church of Scientology, the controversial organisation which was recently the subject of a new HBO documentary. The news comes via American magazine Star, who reveal that Tom's nine-year-old daughter Suri ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:30:48 -0400
iSchoolGuide (Google News)
Tom Cruise Quitting Scientology For Daughter; Church Was Keeping Him Apart ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: iSchoolGuide (Google News)

"If they label Suri a suppressive person (a Scientology term for an enemy of the church), as they've been known to do with dissenters, that would make it hard for Tom to have a relationship with her. He's between a rock and a hard place, but he's ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:33:50 -0400
OK! Magazine (Google News)
Will Tom Cruise leave the Church of Scientology to spend more time with ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: OK! Magazine (Google News)

Tom is a devout Scientologist and has been a member of the religion since 1990, so the decision will not have been one the actor would have taken lightly. According to Radar Online, Tom, 52, is missing out on father-daughter time and is planning to ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:33:45 -0400
Madame Figaro (Google Actualités)
Tom Cruise pourrait quitter la Scientologie pour sa fille
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Madame Figaro (Google Actualités)

Suri Cruise, anciennement fillette la plus influente du monde, a aujourd'hui 9 ans et ne voit jamais son père. Pourquoi ? Parce que quand il n'est pas sur le tournage de Mission Impossible 5, Tom Cruise passe son temps à animer des conférences sur les ... et plus encore »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:29:50 -0400
Pulse Nigeria (Google News)
Tom Cruise: Actor to quit Scientology Church for daughter?
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Pulse Nigeria (Google News)

According to report by Star Magazine report on July 1 Tom Cruise is allegedly leaving Scientology for the sake of his daughter, Suri. But an high-level member of the church, Chris Shelton, says that the 52-year-old actor would have to ''disconnect ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:55:40 -0400
bestmovie.it (Google News Italia)
Tom Cruise shock: lascia Scientology? - Best Movie
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: bestmovie.it (Google News Italia)

Best Movie Tom Cruise shock: lascia Scientology? Best Movie Tom Cruise lascerà Scientology per sua figlia? Pare che dopo tanti anni di fedele devozione alla Chiesa fondata da Ron Hubbard, la star voglia sganciarsi perché stufo di sentirsi dire cosa fare e non fare con la bambina e che sia disposto ad andarsene ... altro »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:30:53 -0400
South Carolina SC (press release) (blog) (Google News)
Is Tom Cruise leaving Scientology? Actor wants to quit religion for good to ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: South Carolina SC (press release) (blog) (Google News)
More: Irish Mirror (Google News), Mirror.co.uk (Google News)

Tom Cruise is leaving the Church of Scientology for his family reportedly reports. The Mission Impossible actor is allegedly quitting Scientology for acceptable 'cause he is missing out on his daughter, Suri, growing up. According to Hollywood Life ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:27:27 -0400
movieplayer.it (Google News Italia)
Tom Cruise lascia Scientology? - Movieplayer.it
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: movieplayer.it (Google News Italia)

Movieplayer.it Tom Cruise lascia Scientology? Movieplayer.it Non c'è ancora una conferma ufficiale di quello che stiamo per raccontarvi, ma a quanto pare sembra certo che Tom Cruise sia intenzionato a lasciare la chiesa di Scientology. L'attore è uno dei membri più importanti e la sua adesione a Scientology è ... altro »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:18:19 -0400
Glossy News (satire) (Google News)
Stop Press! The REAL Reason Tom Cruise is Leaving Scientology
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Glossy News (satire) (Google News)

I always thought Scientology was the real thing. It's ?a rational religion for people who think,? like the adverts told me. Like literally, who was I to arrogantly presume to question a Scientology poster in some random metro station somewhere? I mean ...

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:18:00 -0400
Hindustan Times (Google News)
Tom Cruise@52: Five daredevil stunts which make him the top gun
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Hindustan Times (Google News)
More: Hindustan Times (Google News)

A Hollywood dreamboat who's not afraid to get down and dirty, that's Tom Cruise for you. The '80s heartthrob-cum-scientologist-cum-Hollywood royalty has two milestones coming up this month. He turns 53 today (aww shucks, we would never believe that ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:32:00 -0400
Premiere.fr People (Google Actualités)
10 choses que vous ne savez pas sur... Tom Cruise
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Premiere.fr People (Google Actualités)

Au top depuis plus de 30 ans, l'acteur culte est une star du box-office et des tabloïds. Mariages, divorces, Scientologie, légendes, rumeurs, fortunes, records : on a parfois l'impression d'avoir tout lu et tout entendu sur celui qui est probablement ... et plus encore »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:47:24 -0400
Hollywood Life (Google News)
Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology For Suri: 'He'd Face Massive Consequences ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Hollywood Life (Google News)

Is Tom Cruise really leaving Scientology for his daughter Suri? Highly unlikely, says ex- member Chris Shelton, who reveals to HollywoodLife.com that anyone who leaves the church would face massive consequences. Read on for all the shocking details! and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:44:31 -0400
Broadway World (Google News)
Father of Scientology Leader David Miscavige to Write Tell-All Book, IF HE ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Broadway World (Google News)

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Ronald Miscavige Sr., the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige TO write a memoir titled If He Dies, He Dies. He made a deal with St. Martin's Press who will release the tell-all book. The title refers to ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:42:00 -0400
gqitalia.it (Google News Italia)
Tom Cruise lascia Scientology. Pare. Si dice per motivi di famiglia - GQ.com
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: gqitalia.it (Google News Italia)

GQ.com Tom Cruise lascia Scientology. Pare. Si dice per motivi di famiglia GQ.com Non solo spericolato cinquantatreenne che scala gli aerei senza controfigura: Tom Cruise è anche papà di una bambina per la quale, forse con un po' di ritardo, sarebbe disposto a qualsiasi cosa. Perfino lasciare la religione che ha abbracciato per anni ...

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:11:59 -0400
Headlines & Global News (Google News)
Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology For Daughter Suri (REPORT)
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Headlines & Global News (Google News)

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has been a long-term supporter of the Church of Scientology but it seems that the actor is set to leave the church for the sake of his daughter, Suri, and to see her grow up. Reports have surfaced that Cruise, 52, is planning ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:11:00 -0400
International Business Times UK (Google News)
Tom Cruise to quit Church of Scientology for daughter Suri?
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: International Business Times UK (Google News)

American actor and filmmaker Tom Cruise is allegedly planning to leave the Church of Scientology. According to Star Magazine, the 53-year-old Mission Impossible star wants to cut off from the religious organisation to rebuild his relationship with his ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:06:24 -0400
MensXP.com (Google News)
10 Tom Cruise Facts Every Fan Must Know
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: MensXP.com (Google News)

Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood's favourite heroes, turns 53 today. Yep, he is that old! Doesn't look that way at all, does he? Here are some more fun facts that you must know about the actor if you're his fan ? and if you aren't you really need to tell ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:51:00 -0400
Headlines & Global News (Google News)
David Miscavige: Scientology Leader's Father To Reveal His Son's Secrets In ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Headlines & Global News (Google News)

The father of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is going to write a book about his son. The 79-year-old Ron just signed a contract with St. Martin's Press for his book that will be entitled "If He Dies, He Dies," according to Daily Mail Online. and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:50:21 -0400
Infos Mobiles (Google Actualités)
Un détective privé de la Scientologie accusé de piratage
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Infos Mobiles (Google Actualités)

Eric Saldarriaga, un détective privé d'Astoria, New York, a reçu une peine de trois mois de prison, trois ans de probation sous surveillance, et une amende de 1000 dollars en cour fédérale pour son rôle dans un complot visant à pirater les comptes e ...

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:46:34 -0400
Her.ie (Google News)
It Sounds Like Scientology Could Be Losing One Of Its Most Famous Members
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Her.ie (Google News)

Tom Cruise may be bidding farewell to the Church of Scientology according to reports this week. Star magazine have stated that the Top Gun actor is planning to give up on his pledge to the church in order to spend more time with his nine-year-old ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:20:35 -0400
Mid-Day (Google News)
Birthday special: 10 interesting facts about Tom Cruise
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Mid-Day (Google News)

Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia, but he credits Scientology for helping him overcome it. 2. When he attended the St. Francis Seminary School in Cincinnati, he considered becoming a Catholic priest. 3. While growing up, Tom Cruise attended 15 ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:07:00 -0400
Vanity Fair France (Google Actualités)
Tom Cruise prêt à laisser tomber la scientologie pour sa fille
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: Vanity Fair France (Google Actualités)
More: Vanity Fair France (Google Actualités)

Une prise de conscience inespérée, sachant que David Miscavige, père actuel de la scientologie, interdit à ses fidèles de côtoyer les « suppressive people » (comprendre les personnes non endoctrinées). Mais selon les dires de la source, Tom Cruise ... et plus encore »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:04:56 -0400
JOE.co.uk (Google News)
Is Tom Cruise about to attempt mission impossible and quit Scientology?
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: JOE.co.uk (Google News)

Scientology has gathered a good deal of infamy since Cruise helped it hit the headlines ten years ago. The cult has a reputation of being hard to leave, and a source close to Cruise claims that Hollywood's top gun will have to get a fine team of ... and more »

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:22:00 -0400
ChristianToday (Google News)
Will Tom Cruise really leave Scientology to become a better dad to 9-year-old ...
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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Source: ChristianToday (Google News)

According to Hollywood Life, Cruise, 52, changed his mind about Scientology after receiving a heartbreaking phone call from his daughter with Katie Holmes, nine-year-old Suri Cruise. The actor realised that he has been missing his daughter's milestones ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:56:15 -0400
AlterNet (Google News)
10 People Who Turned Against Scientology and Revealed Its Bizarre Secrets
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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Source: AlterNet (Google News)

The Church of Scientology, which the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard founded in 1952, has experienced more than its share of criticism along the way. But criticism has escalated in recent years, from Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear ... and more »

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:37:08 -0400
Curbed LA (Google News)
Church of Scientology Wants to Put Up Another Giant Glowing Sign in Los Feliz
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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Source: Curbed LA (Google News)

Scientology has put up so many giant glowing signs in East Hollywood and Los Feliz and they are not done yet. They've been working on installing an illuminated version of their logo "on an existing 15-story-tall antenna" at the historic former KCET ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:03:49 -0400
Church Times (Google News)
Hubbard's cupboard
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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Source: Church Times (Google News)

ALEX GIBNEY is a documentary filmmaker known to have specialised in finding skeletons in cupboards. The skeletons in Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of belief (Cert. 15) make as interesting, not to mention chilling, a film as his Mea Maxima ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:28:47 -0400
Komando (Google News)
Scientology, hackers and private eyes
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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Source: Komando (Google News)

Say what you will about the Church of Scientology, all I will say is that the religion is shrouded in mystery. That's evidenced by the HBO documentary "Going Clear," and now, that story just got a little bit more interesting. In the documentary, eight ... and more »

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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

In the wake of HBO's Going Clear, Scientology appears to be getting another high-profile look into its church and practices. Ronald Miscavige Sr., father of Scientology leader David Miscavige, will write a tell-all book If He Dies, He Dies about his ... and more »

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On this date

Type: Blog
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...

Tags: Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)DeathFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationLucas A. CattonNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (Arrowhead)Rena WeinbergTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Book
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Janet Reitman

Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Houghton Mifflin HarcourtJanet Reitman[needtoread][needtotag]

Jun 17, 2011
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim

Type: Press
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Paul Bibby Courts

IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPaul Bibby CourtsSydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Jun 16, 2011
The Age (Australia)
Scientologist appears in Sydney court

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Source: The Age (Australia)
Author: Margaret Scheikowski

A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalMargaret ScheikowskiThe Age (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Alison Rourke

A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...

Tags: Alison RourkeAustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalNick XenophonThe Guardian (UK)

Type: Blog
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

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 ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Claire HeadleyDavid MiscavigeJanet ReitmanJason BegheJeff HawkinsLisa McPhersonMarc HeadleyMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Natalie WaletRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Stefan CastleTanja CastleTom CruiseTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

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 ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneSandra LucasUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

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 ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneTim ChardUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaLexington Insurance Co.Pasadena WeeklyReal estateRobert B. "Bob" Adams

May 31, 2011
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Author: Steve Cannane

One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...

Tags: AustraliaAustralia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) NewsCarmen RainerChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPhoebe RainerSteve Cannane

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaPasadena WeeklyReal estate

May 18, 2011
Courier Mail (Australia)
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
Author: Anna Chisholm

A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...

Tags: Anna ChisholmAustraliaCourier Mail (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Source: Haaretz
Author: Yaniv Kubovich

Attorney Gur Finkelstein, who represents the Scientology Center in Israel, was detained several weeks for allegedly hiring this gang to help him with his own criminal endeavors. Israel Police forces have uncovered a Jaffa-based gang allegedly behind a series of attacks and attempted assassinations in the Tel Aviv area, including a plot to kill a senior sheikh of a local mosque, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Tuesday. Those mobsters are suspected of plotting to plant an ...

Tags: Gur FinkelsteinHaaretzIsraelWeaponsYaniv Kubovich

May 16, 2011
Brisbane Times
Soldier death to remain a mystery

Type: Press
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Source: Brisbane Times

AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...

Tags: AustraliaBrisbane TimesDeathEdward Alexander McBrideSuicide

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Source: Clearwater Patch
Author: Aiyana Baida

Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...

Tags: 531 Franklin Street Clearwater FL United StatesAiyana BaidaClearwater PatchReal estate

On this day

Type: TV
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010
Source: WHIZ-TV
Author: Brittany Shannon

Boy Scouts of America is also celebrating an anniversary. As a part of their centennial celebration, the Boy Scouts held "Adventures in Reading." Numerous boys were recognized for their reading achievements, and Galaxy Press was there to promote the importance of reading, and provide some entertainment. "We decided to do this event in Zanesville. We've not done this before but it's a perfect matching up of boys who should be reading with the reading merit badges as a perfect carrot to ...

Tags: Author Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Boy Scouts of AmericaBrittany ShannonChildren, youthJohn GoodwinJosh Robert ThompsonWHIZ-TV

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2005
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
Author: Adam Nichols
More: rickross.com

TOM CRUISE's leap of faith into Scientology is a visible example of the religion's hold on its followers — but the Church of Scientology already has a multimillion-dollar grip on Manhattan. The controversial group, now blitzing the media after Cruise became its most outspoken advocate, has a massive city empire used by tens of thousands of devotees. And New York's church president the Rev. John Carmichael said, "Interest is increasing markedly." Its huge seven-story city headquarters was opened last year at ...

Tags: 220-222 East 125th Street New York NY United States227 West 46th Street New York NY United States65 East 82nd Street New York NY United States9/11Adam NicholsBody thetans (BTs)BrainwashingCelebrity CentreDetoxDowntown MedicalHypnosisJohn CarmichaelJoseph EspositoNew YorkNew York Daily NewsReal estateRick RossStephan HittmannTom Cruise

Type: Press
Date: Friday, July 3, 1987
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link (55 KiB)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that donations made by Church of Scientology members as part of their religious practices may be claimed as a federal income tax deduction. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that set fees paid by Scientologists during their church's individualized religious practices are deductible charitable contributions. The ruling is contrary to one reached recently by the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, which decided the payments are not ...

Tags: AuditingLegalLos Angeles Times (California)Tax matter

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, July 3, 1976
Source: Washington Star-News
Author: William F. Willoughby
More: link (56 KiB)

Legislation has been introduced in Congress which would extend the regulations of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts to files sent overseas by federal agencies. Rep. Edward Beard, D-R.I., introduced the legislation just before the two-week recess for the Fourth of July. The bill would require that if the United States is to continue its membership in Interpol, the international police agency, then information on Americans kept by Interpol overseas should be made available for recall if requested. UNDER DOMESTIC ...

Tags: Association of Scientologists for ReformFreedom of Information Act (FOIA)InterpolNational Commission on Law Enforcement and Social Justice (NCLE)Washington Star-NewsWilliam F. Willoughby