Author Topic: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016  (Read 5171 times)

Offline aegerprimo

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I was not going to start a new thread for 2016 for two reasons. Firstly; the amount of Co$ bad press last year was quite time consuming to keep up with and I had to start abbreviating the list of links the last 3 months of the year. Secondly; it seemed like hardly anyone was checking out my monthly installments of the thread. This made the task daunting and uninspiring, but I felt compelled at least to finish the year because I am not the type of person to quit a project before it is complete.

Then, out of curiosity, I used Google…

Google “Church of Scientology bad press” and you will find that in the top 10 are links to either my threads at the chat forums or other sites linking to them.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=co%24+bad+press

I guess my project over the past couple of years has some value because people can come and see the monthly lists all in one location instead of trying to compile them on their own or randomly going from link to link to link.

In other words, I decided to continue my project of collecting Co$ bad press for 2016. This year my lists will be a bit more abbreviated than the previous two years, and I decided to include Tony Ortega’s articles at the Underground Bunker as well – www.tonyortega.org. The only reason I did not include Tony’s articles in the past two years of threads is because anyone who reads or finds Tony Ortega’s articles on Scientology will find that he is a journalist who does his research and has enough guts to expose the truth about Scientology and it’s complex criminal activities on a daily basis. I was hoping that other media outlets would follow suit and begin to do some research on the complex shenanigans of the Church, it’s front groups, it’s leader and members.

If you missed the previous year threads, here are the links –

2014

Ex-Scientologist Message Board
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?34807-Co-Bad-Press-Collection-2014

Why We Protest
http://whyweprotest.net/threads/co-bad-press-collection-2014.116701/

Operation Clambake
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=297430

Reaching For The Tipping Point
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12740.0.html

Ex-Scientology Kids
http://www.exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11471

2015

Ex-Scientologist Message Board
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?38261-Co-Bad-Press-Collection-2015

Why We Protest
http://whyweprotest.net/threads/co-bad-press-collection-2015.123076/

Operation Clambake
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=304237

Reaching For The Tipping Point
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12869.0.html

Ex-Scientology Kids
http://www.exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11477


I compiled the 2015 list into one 140 page PDF document that you can download and share –
http://www.forum.exscn.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=12075&d=1454272330

Also, if you missed it, here is the 78 page PDF document for 2014 that you can download and share –
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?38261-Co-Bad-Press-Collection-2015&p=1081500&viewfull=1#post1081500
https://whyweprotest.net/threads/co-bad-press-collection-2015.123076/page-3#post-2570149
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12869.msg36603.html#msg36603
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

Offline aegerprimo

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Why Are People Dying In This Scientology-Owned Hotel? After Three ‘Suspicious’ Deaths, Still No Answers
http://www.inquisitr.com/2670985/why-are-people-dying-in-this-scientology-owned-hotel-after-three-suspicious-deaths-still-no-answers/

Scientology’s 2016: CNN plans to give L. Ron Hubbard his best press in decades
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/02/scientologys-2016-cnn-plans-to-give-l-ron-hubbard-his-best-press-in-decades/

Scientology’s appeal on rehab zoning fight in Maryland to be heard today
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/04/monday/

Is Tom Cruise In A Cult? Scientology Love Bombing And Mind Control
http://www.inquisitr.com/2679935/tom-cruise-cult/

Scientology becoming a ghost town
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/06/scientology-becoming-a-ghost-town-illinois-man-arrested-for-threatening-miscavige/

Man accused of threatening to kill David Miscavige, Church of Scientology members
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-death-threats-david-miscavige-scientology-20160105-story.html

It looks like Google gave $6 million in free advertising to the Church of Scientology
http://www.businessinsider.com/scientology-says-google-gave-it-6-million-in-free-advertising-2016-1?r=UK&IR=T

AUDIO: Hear Scientology boast about the $5.7 million it got from Google in free ads
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/07/audio-hear-scientology-boast-about-the-5-million-it-got-from-google-in-free-ads/

KIRKUS REVIEW – The Unbreakable Miss Lovely
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/tony-ortega/the-unbreakable-miss-lovely/

'The Path' Creator Refutes Scientology Comparisons
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/path-creator-refutes-scientology-comparisons-853594

A business executive looks at Scientology as a (poorly run) business
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/10/a-business-executive-looks-at-scientology-as-a-poorly-run-business/

Leah Remini Says Being Critical Of Tom Cruise Is Considered ‘Evil’ In Scientology
http://www.inquisitr.com/2696164/tom-cruise-leah-remini-says-being-critical-of-cruise-is-considered-evil-in-scientology/

David Bowie was critical of Scientology
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/11/david-bowie-1947-2016/

A great peek into how Scientology uses fronts to love-bomb a public official
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/12/a-great-peek-into-how-scientology-uses-fronts-to-love-bomb-a-public-official/

Oscar snubs Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ despite buzz
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/14/oscar-snubs-alex-gibneys-scientology-documentary-going-clear-despite-buzz/

Oscar Nominations: Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Shut Out
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscar-nominations-scientology-doc-going-855769

Explain your vote, judge tells Maryland county that denied Scientology rehab
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/15/explain-your-vote-judge-tells-maryland-county-that-denied-scientology-rehab/

Brooke Shields Has Spilled What We’re Hoping Is The Last Remaining Tom Cruise Secret
http://www.redbookmag.com/life/news/a42004/brooke-shields-tom-cruise-scientology/

Scientology's dark tower on Chestnut Street
http://mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/philly/news&id=365497641&

Scientology Under Siege! Church Insider Planning Exposé On ‘Twisted’ Secrets
http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/scientology-movie-l-ron-hubbard-grandson-jamie-dewolf-expose/

Stalked in New Orleans cemetery: Scientology’s secretive defectors getting more open
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/18/stalked-in-new-orleans-cemetery-scientologys-secretive-defectors-getting-more-open/

When the feds tracked down L. Ron Hubbard’s boast about getting rich by creating a religion
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/19/when-the-feds-tracked-down-l-ron-hubbards-boast-about-getting-rich-by-creating-a-religion/The Church of

Scientology of Latter-Day Dolts: Video evidence of the fall
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/20/the-church-of-scientology-of-latter-day-dolts-video-evidence-of-the-fall/

When L. Ron Hubbard tried to convince the BBB that Scientology was raking it in
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/21/when-l-ron-hubbard-tried-to-convince-the-bbb-that-scientology-was-raking-it-in/

Leave Scientology Alone: A Defense of a Religion That's Better Than Yours
http://www.laweekly.com/arts/leave-scientology-alone-a-defense-of-a-religion-thats-better-than-yours-6484011
*NOTE: Read this article at your own risk.

Whale watching, 2016 edition: Who’s keeping Scientology afloat?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/23/whale-watching-2016-edition-whos-keeping-scientology-afloat/

On the 30th anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard’s galaxial soul ejection, an obit by an old friend
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/24/on-the-30th-anniversary-of-l-ron-hubbards-galaxial-soul-ejection-an-obit-by-an-old-friend/

For a class-action lawsuit against Scientology’s rehab network, a setback in California
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/25/for-a-class-action-lawsuit-against-scientologys-rehab-network-a-setback-in-california/

Bryan Seymour challenges Scientology’s ‘Freedom’ magazine to show itself
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/26/bryan-seymour-challenges-scientologys-freedom-magazine-to-show-itself/

Scientology, in forced-abortion case: We treat people no worse than the Catholic Church does
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/28/scientology-in-forced-abortion-case-we-treat-people-no-worse-than-the-catholic-church-does/

Revealed: How John Travolta tried to heal Grease director's foot infection with a Scientology 'touch assist' on set in 1970s
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3420222/How-John-Travolta-tried-heal-Grease-director-Randal-Kleiser-s-infection-Scientology-touch-assist-set-famed-movie-musical-1970-s.html

Leading Scientology figure tells judge she 'could have been more temperate' in email complaint to school principal
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/leading-scientology-figure-tells-judge-she-could-have-been-more-temperate-in-email-complaint-to-school-principal-34404497.html

Scientology puts out a new ‘media guide’ that is as honest as you would imagine
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/29/scientology-puts-out-a-new-media-guide-that-is-as-honest-as-youd-imagine/

Scientology attorney Bert Deixler writes a threat letter to Karen de la Carriere over TV show
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/31/scientology-attorney-bert-deixler-writes-a-threat-letter-to-karen-de-la-carriere-over-tv-show/

‘The Arrangement’ Picked Up To Series By E!
http://deadline.com/2016/01/the-arrangement-series-e-1201692867/
Billy Eichner isn't afraid of Scientology
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/billy-eichner-isn-afraid-scientology-article-1.2514297


RADIO:

SurvivingScientologyRadio.com
Surviving Scientology Radio Episode 38 with Mike Rinder
Mike Rinder voices new anecdotes and looks ahead to 2016. Mike Rinder rarely talks about the assault and battery. In this video he shares with us body assault while on the phone with Tom Tobin and Joe Childs of the Tampa bay Times.
http://www.survivingscientologyradio.com/podcast/surviving-scientology-episode-38-with-mike-rinder/
https://youtu.be/iCO_7gQeN5Q

West of the Rockies
WoTRadio.com
An Interview with Former Scientologist and Sea-Org, Lynn Campbell
https://youtu.be/XmDEV561Cjw


TV:

NBC 4 – Washington
nbcwashington.com
Frederick Co., Scientology-Backed Group at Odds
The Church of Scientology is taking the Frederick County Council to court. It centers around plans to build a new drug rehab center at Trout Run. However, the Council is pushing back. News4's Mark Segraves takes us inside the legal fight.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Frederick-Co-Scientology-Backed-Group-at-Odds-364168211.html
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

Offline mefree

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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 21:15 »
Thanks for you diligence, aegerprimo. You never know who might be informed by your news collection.

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FEBRUARY:

MONIQUE RATHBUN FIRES HER ENTIRE LEGAL TEAM, REPORTEDLY SEEKS SETTLEMENT
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/01/monique-rathbun-fires-her-entire-legal-team-reportedly-seeks-settlement/

The particularly bad timing of Monique Rathbun’s decision to fire her attorneys
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/02/the-particularly-bad-timing-of-monique-rathbuns-decision-to-fire-her-attorneys/

Ray Jeffrey fends off Scientology’s attempt to get him in hot water with the California Bar
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/03/ray-jeffrey-fends-off-scientologys-attempt-to-get-him-in-hot-water-with-the-california-bar/

Attorneys in Scientology Lawsuit Fired
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/02/03/attorneys-in-scientology-lawsuit-fired.htm

Scientology Asks "Who Am I?" in Super Bowl 50 Ad
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/scientology-airs-ad-super-bowl-862816

Dani Lemberger Nails Ortega as a Religious Bigot
http://religiouslibertyleague.org/429-2/

Scientology Asks "Who Am I?" in Super Bowl 50 Ad
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/scientology-airs-ad-super-bowl-862816

Matt Lauer drops allusion to Tom Cruise during ‘Today’ interview with Katie Holmes
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/lauer-drops-allusion-cruise-interviewing-holmes-article-1.2525501

The disgraced sheriff, the Holocaust survivor, and Scientology’s most unhinged front group
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/11/the-disgraced-sheriff-the-holocaust-survivor-and-scientologys-most-unhinged-front-group/

SCIENTOLOGY’S SPACE MAN: The newest defector from church management opens up
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/12/scientologys-space-man-the-newest-defector-from-church-management-opens-up/

SCIENTOLOGY’S SPACE MAN: As of 2013, active Scientologists fewer than 20,000 worldwide
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/13/scientologys-space-man-as-of-2013-active-scientologists-fewer-than-20000-worldwide/

Katie Holmes’s Big Middle Finger to Scientology
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/13/katie-holmes-big-middle-finger-to-scientology.html

Chuck Beatty is right: L. Ron Hubbard lofted culty cosmic ideas a decade before ‘Dianetics’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/15/chuck-beatty-is-right-l-ron-hubbard-lofted-culty-cosmic-ideas-a-decade-before-dianetics/

David Miscavige wastes no time once the stay is lifted in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/18/david-miscavige-wastes-no-time-once-the-stay-is-lifted-in-monique-rathbuns-lawsuit/

The Man From OSA
https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/819

18 February 1954: the Church of Scientology is incorporated
http://moneyweek.com/18-february-1954-the-church-of-scientology-is-incorporated/

DOX: A former L. Ron Hubbard business partner dishes on Scientology to the feds
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/19/dox-a-former-l-ron-hubbard-business-partner-dishes-on-scientology-to-the-feds/

Why Scientology’s petition to the Texas Supreme Court mentions a dildo, and other surprises
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/20/why-scientologys-petition-to-the-texas-supreme-court-mentions-a-dildo-and-other-surprises/

How the indoctrination of growing up in Scientology has changed over generations
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/22/how-the-indoctrination-of-growing-up-in-scientology-has-changed-over-generations/

Caitlyn Jenner's got company: meet Kate Bornstein, the one-woman whirlwind who's lived many lives
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/feb/21/kate-bornstein-interview-caitlyn-jenner-i-am-cait

Scientology tried to suppress this video, and that’s why you’re seeing it here today
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/23/scientology-tried-to-suppress-this-video-and-thats-why-youre-seeing-it-here-today/

Scientology Wants Texas High Court To Ax Harassment Suit
http://www.law360.com/articles/761898/scientology-wants-texas-high-court-to-ax-harassment-suit

Scientology documentary wins Writers Guild of America award
http://www.eastgrinsteadonline.com/2016/02/23/scientology-documentary-wins-writers-guild-of-america-award/

The Alien Wrath Of Scientology Is Going To Come For Paul Rodriguez In 3..2…
http://dlisted.com/2016/02/23/the-alien-wrath-of-scientology-is-going-to-come-for-paul-rodriguez-in-3-2/

Monique Rathbun is on the clock at the Texas Supreme Court, and more in our legal roundup
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/24/monique-rathbun-is-on-the-clock-at-the-texas-supreme-court-and-more-in-our-legal-roundup/

Scientologists Appeal to Texas Supreme Court
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/02/24/scientologists-appeal-to-texas-supreme-court.htm

Laura DeCrescenzo, on eve of crucial hearing, explains Scientology for new judge
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/25/laura-decrescenzo-on-eve-of-crucial-hearing-explains-scientology-for-new-judge/

The shocking space opera secret that is guiding Scientology litigation
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/26/the-shocking-space-opera-secret-that-is-guiding-scientology-litigation/

Augustine: How Scientology makes it so hard to get your money back
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/27/augustine-how-scientology-makes-it-so-hard-to-get-your-money-back/

Erika Christensen goes psychbuster as we launch Rod Keller’s Scientology Social Media Review!
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/28/erika-christensen-goes-psychbuster-as-we-launch-rod-kellers-scientology-social-media-review/

Billboard decrying Scientology ‘disconnection’ will be going up on Hollywood Blvd
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/29/billboard-decrying-scientology-disconnection-will-be-going-up-on-hollywood-blvd/



TV:

Travel Channel
travelchannel.com
Secret Scientology Lab
Episode air dates:  Feb. 6th 9pm, Feb. 7th 12am, and Feb. 13th 8pm.
The team heads to Los Angeles to investigate a compound that served as a Scientology lab. They encounter disturbing energy and Jay Wasley gets mysterious burns after provoking the spirit of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/ghost-adventures/episodes/secret-scientology-lab


RADIO:

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 1): Going Preclear
Ross and Carrie stop by “Big Blue”, Scientology’s L.A. Ideal Org. They come for the free personality test, but stay for two additional tests and a sales pitch. Do they sign up for classes? Does Carrie need to fix her relationship before it’s broken? Is Ross 100% American? Find out in the first part of the investigation you’ve all been waiting for.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/2/1/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-1-going-preclear

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 2): We Stand Tall
Ross continues taking his Personal Efficiency course, and Carrie visits the semi-exclusive Scientology New Year's party. Which one of them is accidentally sent into a Sea Org meeting? Who is given a free Church membership? What on Earth is an "upset"? And who the heck is Ross Blocker? The answers are within.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/2/21/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-2-we-stand-tall
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 22:16 »
 :-thanks-: aegerprimo.



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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 11:32 »
Thank you for all your work, aegerprimo! I love the new thread title; very appropriate. Will share :)
I am a volunteer advocate for victims of the Narconon scam. I am a former scientologist. I post anonymously. Mary McConnell is my long time nom de plume. Feel free to contact me for assistance in righting the wrongs.

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MARCH:

Watchdog bans Church of Scientology TV ad for misleading viewers
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/02/watchdog-bans-church-scientology-tv-ad-misleading

UK-based Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc registered as charity in Adelaide
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/ukbased-church-of-scientology-religious-education-college-inc-registered-as-charity-in-adelaide/news-story/292436d3826b9360f16e6db9829e6f7b?nk=5c3be48865c1c93737028884088e8e4a-1456948461

DONE DEAL: Contract signed and date set for billboard about Scientology disconnection
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/02/done-deal-contract-signed-and-date-set-for-billboard-about-scientology-disconnection/

APPEALS COURT STRIKES SCIENTOLOGY’S $1 MILLION JUDGMENT AGAINST KEN DANDAR
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/02/appeals-court-strikes-scientologys-1-million-judgment-against-ken-dandar/

Private Lives: Did Scientology really take Belgium’s privacy laws seriously? The judge at the trial of the Church pressed one defendant whose duties had covered legal issues
https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/862

"No experience necessary..." ; Why did Scientology post a jobs ad in local papers when they were not offering paid employment?
https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/874

Silvertail to publish Wright's Scientology exposé
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/silvertail-publish-wrights-scientology-expos-323804

Appeals court rules in favor of Tampa attorney in years-long fight with Scientology
http://www.home.tampabay.com/news/scientology/appeals-court-rules-in-favor-of-tampa-attorney-in-years-long-fight-with/2267716

Scientology officials panicked about overdose death of star Narconon pupil: Boyfriend
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/04/scientology-officials-panicked-about-overdose-death-of-star-narconon-pupil-boyfriend/

Outfront Media rescinds contract for Scientology ‘disconnection’ billboard in Hollywood
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/05/outfront-media-rescinds-contract-for-scientology-disconnection-billboard-in-hollywood/

Iconic Spaghetti Warehouse closing in Ybor City
http://www.tbo.com/news/business/iconic-spaghetti-warehouse-closing-in-ybor-city-20160304/

Scientology snags a TV news host, and other social media finds around the world
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/06/scientology-snags-a-tv-news-host-and-other-social-media-finds-around-the-world/

Meet Caitlyn Jenner’s Ex-Scientologist BFF
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/06/meet-caitlyn-jenner-s-ex-scientologist-bff.html

There’s a backstory to the recent news of a Scientology TV ad being banned in the UK
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/07/theres-a-backstory-to-the-recent-news-of-a-scientology-tv-ad-being-banned-in-the-uk/

BACK ON: Scientology ‘disconnection’ billboard OK’d by competitor after Outfront Media bails
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/08/back-on-scientology-disconnection-billboard-okd-by-competitor-after-outfront-media-bails/

The Religion Defense: An expert in religious law told the Belgian trial that Scientology had to be considered a religion – and the e-meter a religious artifact.
https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/886

Arbitration for worker allegedly fired for not attending Scientology classes
http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/03/08/arbitration-for-case-of-worker-who-claims-she-was-fired-for-not-attending-on-the-job-scientology-classes/

This billboard is really going to piss off Scientologists
http://pagesix.com/2016/03/09/this-billboard-is-really-going-to-piss-off-scientologists/

Parents of children 'lost' to Scientology to put up giant billboard over Church HQ
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12190260/Parents-of-children-lost-to-Scientology-to-put-up-giant-billboard-over-Church-HQ.html

Belgian judge throws entire case against Scientology out of court on technicality
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/11/belgian-judge-throws-entire-case-against-scientology-out-of-court-on-technicality/

Scientology: Belgium court acquits church of organised crime charges
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-12/belgium-court-acquits-scientology-of-charges/7241800
*NOTE: There is a difference between a case being acquitted and a case being thrown out of court. This article was written on a slant to make the Church of Scientology look like the victim of religious prosecution.

Meet the guy Scientology is relying on to get the ‘disconnection’ billboard stopped
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/12/meet-the-guy-scientology-is-relying-on-to-get-the-disconnection-billboard-stopped/

Procès Eglise scientologie : mesures de sécurité en plus, en raison d’Anonymous
[Church Scientology trial: safety, measures due to Anonymous]
http://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20160310_00792704
Translation of webpage from French to English -
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lavenir.net%2Fcnt%2Fdmf20160310_00792704

UBAM Genel Müdürü İsmail Karakaş'ın kirli çamaşırları
[Drug Dependencies and Alkolizmle Combat Federation (UBAM) Karumanchi's dirty laundry]
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/ubam-genel-muduru-ismail-karakasin-kirli-camasirlari-40066158
Translation of webpage from Turkish to English -
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hurriyet.com.tr%2Fubam-genel-muduru-ismail-karakasin-kirli-camasirlari-40066158

John Travolta and his ancient galactic friends celebrate Scientology’s holiest day of year
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/13/john-travolta-and-his-ancient-galactic-friends-celebrate-scientologys-holiest-day-of-the-year/

L Ron Hubbard’s birthday: Who was he and what is Scientology?
http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/13/l-ron-hubbards-birthday-who-was-he-and-what-is-scientology-5747353/

Did Scientology prep Michael Shannon for his new cult flick?
http://pagesix.com/2016/03/13/did-scientology-prep-michael-shannon-for-his-new-cult-flick/

Turns out at least FOUR employees sued Pasadena firm that forced Scientology on them
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/14/turns-out-at-least-four-employees-sued-pasadena-firm-that-forced-scientology-on-them/

Scientology disconnection rips apart another family, this time affecting a familiar face
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/15/scientology-disconnection-rips-apart-another-family-this-time-affecting-a-familiar-face/

How and Why I Published Going Clear
http://www.silvertailbooks.com/2016/03/17/how-and-why-i-published-going-clear/

Film times for Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’
https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/my-scientology-movie-2016

A 'Ruthless' Scientology tell-all is coming
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/03/17/ruthless-scientology-tell-all-coming/81913678/

Leah Remini’s Troublemaker is an irresistibly gossipy takedown of Scientology
http://www.avclub.com/article/leah-reminis-troublemaker-irresistibly-gossipy-tak-233179

Did church block anti-Scientology billboard?
http://pagesix.com/2016/03/16/church-blocking-anti-scientology-billboard/

Ron Miscavige Pens Scientology Exposé On Creepy Son’s Rise To Power
http://popdust.com/2016/03/16/david-miscavige-dad-scientology-expose/#slide1

Scientology leader David Miscavige’s dad wrote a tell all book called Ruthless
http://www.celebitchy.com/476412/scientology_leader_david_miscaviges_dad_wrote_a_tell_all_book_called_ruthless/

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on Blowing Up Tom Cruise in AMC’s ‘Preacher’
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/16/seth-rogen-and-evan-goldberg-on-blowing-up-tom-cruise-in-amc-s-preacher.html

Scientology leader David Miscavige’s estranged father to publish tell all in May
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-father-publish-book-article-1.2567158

Scientology Leader's Estranged Father Preps Tell-All Book
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/scientology-leaders-estranged-father-preps-tell-all-book-20160316

Scientology leader's father to publish 'Ruthless' memoir
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-scientology-leader-s-father-to-publish-memoir-ruthless-20160316-story.html

A 'Ruthless' Scientology tell-all is coming
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/03/17/ruthless-scientology-tell-all-coming/81913678/

Church of Scientology leader's father, Ron Miscavige, to publish 'revealing' memoir
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/03/18/12/54/church-of-scientology-leaders-father-ron-miscavige-to-publish-revealing-memoir#GW07bd7I3jB55xHP.99

Father of Church of Scientology leader writes 'ruthless' tell all memoir
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/father-church-scientology-leader-writes-7579036

Leo Hamel’s Ties to Church of Scientology Eyed in Assembly Race
http://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2016/03/17/leo-hamels-ties-to-church-of-scientology-eyed-in-assembly-race/

A Scientology spy comes forward: Now he’s ready for ‘war’ with David Miscavige
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/19/a-scientology-spy-comes-forward-now-hes-ready-for-war-with-david-miscavige/

EXCLUSIVE: Scientology 'life coach' to John Travolta and Tom Cruise's children tells how she was forced to spend THREE YEARS in 'prison' for kissing a girl and escaped the Church by downing a bottle of bleach
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495181/Scientology-life-coach-John-Travolta-Tom-Cruise-s-children-tells-forced-spend-THREE-YEARS-prison-kissing-girl-escaped-Church-downing-bottle-bleach.html

MORE INFO: Statement from the Church of Scientology
https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/31164684/more-info-statement-from-the-church-of-scientology/

Church of Scientology pays $1.7M for four-story office near Florida Mall
http://touch.orlandosentinen.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-86189930/

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of belief by Lawrence Wright – review
http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/going-cear-scientology-hollywood-and-the-prison-of-belief-by-lawrence-wright-review-a3211501.html

No longer working for Monique Rathbun to sue Scientology, Ray Jeffrey opens up
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/21/no-longer-working-for-monique-rathbun-to-sue-scientology-ray-jeffrey-opens-up/

Trial set in New York on April 7 over Narconon drug rehab hiding connection to Scientology
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/22/trial-set-in-new-york-on-april-7-over-narconon-drug-rehab-hiding-connection-to-scientology/

Scientology attorney Bert Deixler takes another swing at Karen de la Carriere
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/23/scientology-attorney-bert-deixler-takes-another-swing-at-karen-de-la-carriere/

Attorney for Scientology’s drug rehab centers threatens lawyer running anti-Narconon website
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/25/attorney-for-scientologys-drug-rehab-centers-threatens-lawyer-running-anti-narconon-website/

Concerns over Scientology company
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/concerns-over-scientology-company-389545.html

Scientology 'Life Coach' Speaks Out Against The Church's Horrifying Jail For Gays
http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2016/3/25/scientology-life-coach-speaks-out-against-churchs-horrifying-jail-gays

Talking Scientology with actor and podcaster Ethan McKinley
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/26/talking-scientology-with-actor-and-podcaster-ethan-mckinley/

Scientology’s European mouthpiece speaks at DC event honoring Marco Rubio
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/27/scientologys-european-mouthpiece-speaks-at-dc-event-honoring-marco-rubio/

Scientology launches four month TV ad campaign across Melbourne and Sydney
http://mumbrella.com.au/scientology-launches-ad-campaign-355564

Scientology at Comic Con: An attempt at a minor intervention, as told by Phil Jones
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/28/scientology-at-comic-con-an-attempt-at-a-minor-intervention-as-told-by-phil-jones/

Scientology pampered some of its big donors with a trip back in time to Phoenix in 1954
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/29/scientology-pampered-some-of-its-big-donors-with-a-trip-back-in-time-to-phoenix-in-1954/

Scientology leader David Miscavige in Atlanta on Saturday: Can you feel the excitement?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/30/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-in-atlanta-on-saturday-can-you-feel-the-excitement/

Is This New Must-Watch Show About Scientology?
http://www.refinery29.com/2016/03/106816/the-path-scientology-tv-show

A Conversation With Marcia Clark: Rape, Scientology Flirtation and When She Last Saw O.J.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/marcia-clark-her-rape-scientology-878889


RADIO:

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 3): Create-Create-Create
It's the next leg in our bizarre and amazing Scientology journey. Ross moves on to Scientology's "advanced" personal efficiency course, and finds it anything but efficient. As the only student in the entire class, he gets the chance to ask a lot of good questions, and get a lot of strange answers. Meanwhile, Carrie listens along with you and marks every inefficient teaching with a slide whistle. Plus, we learn that the Scientologists already lied to Ross about one of their teachings. Check it out, and get confused!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/9/k0e9r4o4ww7lnpju3l163q62m56uuj

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 4): Dianetics and Volcanoes
The "fun" continues as Ross and Carrie get certified in Dianetics. The pair spend 22 hours at the Church over a single weekend, learning how experiences are encoded in our cells, what an "engram" is, and how to audit your friends for neither fun, nor profit. Plus, find out the secret menu item for Scientologist vegetarians. It's a super-sized MaxFunDrive episode!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/22/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-4-dianetics-and-volcanoes

101 KXL FM
The Lars Larson Show - larslarson.com
Mark Bunker interviewed March 17th.
https://youtu.be/FBl9L5DO6Wc

The LipTV – MediaMahem
Scientology’s Darkest Secrets Revealed By President’s Ex-Wife Karen de la Carriere
The Church of Scientology’s innermost and darkest secrets are revealed by Karen de la Carriere, former wife of Scientology president Heber Jentzsch, who has faced harassment from the Church since leaving in 2010. Carriere describes how the Church cut her off from her son and hid his death from her. She details the church’s exploitation of children and explains why Scientology celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta turn a blind eye to the Church’s inhuman treatment of its members. Finally, we look at the 2008 Anonymous protest against the practices of the Church and the sadism of Scientology leader David Miscavige, in this uncensored Media Mayhem interview hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
https://youtu.be/P0dKTZCVTSs

The Opperman Report
Tony Ortega on Scientology
Interview aired March 26, 2016.
https://youtu.be/oVEoCHUDK0g


TV:

7 News Sidney
New details about Nicole Kidman's life inside Scientology
New information has emerged about Nicole Kidman's life in Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/31165318/new-details-about-nicole-kidmans-life-inside-scientology/

Channel 3 KIII TV - South Texas
Petition to replace Church of Scientology with HEB near UT
The Church of Scientology takes up prime real estate on Guadalupe Street that could better service the local community and UT students by replacing it with a HEB.
http://www.kiiitv.com/story/31554066/petition-to-replace-church-of-scientology-with-heb-near-ut
*NOTE: HEB is a grocery store. UT is the University of Texas.

Ethan McKinley’s QUESTIONABLE
SCIENTOLOGY EXPOSED: Tony Ortega
Scientology has long been a mystery. A self proclaimed religion counting some of the most famous people on the planet as its members, but in recent years, many high profile defections have erupted from the church, along with stories of aliens, mind control and human rights abuses not just in the lower levels but also in the higher echelons of the leadership. Journalist, Tony Ortega is the Executive Editor of 'The Lip TV' and former editor of the Village Voice. Tony has been reporting on Scientology for over 20 years and is one of the world's foremost experts in exposing Scientology, not only on his blog, 'The Underground Bunker' but also in his book 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely' and his contributions to HBO's documentary, 'Going Clear' that has been sending shockwaves around the world.
https://youtu.be/vmgDXnACFuc
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2016, 14:12 »
Thank you for all your work, aegerprimo! I love the new thread title; very appropriate. Will share :)
Thank you Mary! I thought the new title would be better for Google search.  ;D
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2016, 14:21 »
Thanks so much for posting all the news, aegerprimo!  I've really enjoyed the Ross & Carrie OH NO podcasts.
 
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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2016, 21:41 »
Thanks so much for posting all the news, aegerprimo!  I've really enjoyed the Ross & Carrie OH NO podcasts.

I have enjoyed the Ross & Carrie podcasts as well!
Here are all of them. SO WORTH LISTENING TO!

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 1): Going Preclear
Ross and Carrie stop by “Big Blue”, Scientology’s L.A. Ideal Org. They come for the free personality test, but stay for two additional tests and a sales pitch. Do they sign up for classes? Does Carrie need to fix her relationship before it’s broken? Is Ross 100% American? Find out in the first part of the investigation you’ve all been waiting for.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/2/1/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-1-going-preclear

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 2): We Stand Tall
Ross continues taking his Personal Efficiency course, and Carrie visits the semi-exclusive Scientology New Year's party. Which one of them is accidentally sent into a Sea Org meeting? Who is given a free Church membership? What on Earth is an "upset"? And who the heck is Ross Blocker? The answers are within.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/2/21/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-2-we-stand-tall

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 3): Create-Create-Create
It's the next leg in our bizarre and amazing Scientology journey. Ross moves on to Scientology's "advanced" personal efficiency course, and finds it anything but efficient. As the only student in the entire class, he gets the chance to ask a lot of good questions, and get a lot of strange answers. Meanwhile, Carrie listens along with you and marks every inefficient teaching with a slide whistle. Plus, we learn that the Scientologists already lied to Ross about one of their teachings. Check it out, and get confused!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/9/k0e9r4o4ww7lnpju3l163q62m56uuj

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 4): Dianetics and Volcanoes
The "fun" continues as Ross and Carrie get certified in Dianetics. The pair spend 22 hours at the Church over a single weekend, learning how experiences are encoded in our cells, what an "engram" is, and how to audit your friends for neither fun, nor profit. Plus, find out the secret menu item for Scientologist vegetarians. It's a super-sized MaxFunDrive episode!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/22/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-4-dianetics-and-volcanoes

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 5): L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition
Hoooo boy, more Scientology? Yes. Yes, it is. As our series rounds the midway point, join Ross and Carrie on a visit to the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. Let your eyes widen as you hear the various questionable biographical details of the founder's life, from being the youngest-ever Eagle Scout to performing microbiological studies... by himself. Plus, Carrie tests the e-meter, Ross recounts a previous visit where he was ejected from the building, and we review the official Scientology literature on the controversial practice of "disconnecting" from loved ones who question the Church.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016
/4/3/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-5-l-ron-hubbard-life-exhibition

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 6): The Celebrity Center
We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than to enjoy a nice brunch at the Scientology Celebrity Center. We can think of few worse ways than to attend a breaking-into-the-industry seminar that starts 40 minutes late and goes for two hours. Find out how Tom Hanks made it big, and learn how to maximize your confront!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/4/17/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-6-the-celebrity-center



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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2016, 09:39 »
^^^^
Nice to have them all posted together, aegerprimo. I know there are a few folks here that have not had the opportunity to take a listen, yet. Ross and Carrie are smart, funny and making some interesting observations.
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APRIL:

EXCLUSIVE: Scientology 'life coach' to John Travolta and Tom Cruise's children tells how she was forced to spend THREE YEARS in 'prison' for kissing a girl and escaped the Church by downing a bottle of bleach
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495181/Scientology-life-coach-John-Travolta-Tom-Cruise-s-children-tells-forced-spend-THREE-YEARS-prison-kissing-girl-escaped-Church-downing-bottle-bleach.html

A Horrifying Look Inside The Church Of Scientology’s Jail For Gays
http://www.queerty.com/a-horrifying-look-inside-the-church-of-scientologys-jail-for-gays-20160325

Donald J. Trump Is The L. Ron Hubbard Of Politics
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/03/donald-trump-is-the-l-ron-hubbard-of-politics.html

New Church of Scientology in Sandy Springs opens to public April 3
http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2016/03/31/new-church-scientology-sandy-springs-opens-public-april-3/

Augustine: One weird trick every Scientologist needs to learn for real ‘total freedom’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/01/augustine-one-weird-trick-every-scientologist-needs-to-learn-for-real-total-freedom/

David Miscavige and a bussed-in crowd cut the ribbon on Atlanta’s new Scientology ‘Ideal Org’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/03/david-miscavige-and-a-bussed-in-crowd-cut-the-ribbon-on-atlantas-new-scientology-ideal-org/

VIDEO: David Miscavige’s entire speech at Scientology’s Atlanta ‘Ideal Org’ opening
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/04/video-david-miscaviges-entire-speech-at-scientologys-atlanta-ideal-org-opening/
https://youtu.be/KnpC2zAJzkQ

THE BILLBOARD IS UP: Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ on view in Los Angeles
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/04/the-billboard-is-up-scientologys-disconnection-policy-on-view-in-los-angeles/
IMAGE URL - http://tonyortega.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Billboard3-e1459790936402.jpg

Controversial Billboard Goes Up In Echo Park: 'To My Loved One In Scientology... Call Me'
http://laist.com/2016/04/05/scientology_billboard_echo_park.php

Anti-Scientology billboard finally up in Los Angeles
http://pagesix.com/2016/04/04/anti-scientology-billboard-finally-up-in-los-angeles/

In Which I Take the Free Scientology Personality Test and Become Even More Insufferable
http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blindedtrials/2016/04/04/in-which-i-take-the-free-scientology-personality-test-and-become-even-more-insuferable/

After their daughter died at Scientology training, a friend makes off with the funeral money
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/05/after-their-daughter-died-at-scientology-training-a-friend-makes-off-with-the-funeral-money/

New Hampshire woman is charged after stealing $5,300 from GoFundMe account she set up for family of friend who died during a Scientology training program
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-hampshire-woman-charged-stealing-gofundme-money-article-1.2588868

Nashua woman allegedly stole funeral funds from GoFundMe account
http://www.unionleader.com/Nashua-woman-allegedly-stole-funeral-funds-from-GoFundMe-account

Florida Senate Campaign Admits To Scrubbing Candidate’s Wikipedia Page
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/florida-senate-campaign-admits-to-scrubbing-candidates-wikip#.qmNdYODK5

Morning Digest: David Jolly busted for trying to scrub Scientology ties from his Wikipedia page
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/7/1511610/-Morning-Digest-David-Jolly-busted-for-trying-to-scrub-Scientology-ties-from-his-Wikipedia-page

Parents of children 'lost' to Scientology to put up giant billboard over Church HQ
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12190260/Parents-of-children-lost-to-Scientology-to-put-up-giant-billboard-over-Church-HQ.html

Lucia Ribisi ditches Scientology and says of famous dad Giovanni: ‘He’s questioned it’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/06/lucia-ribisi-ditches-scientology-and-says-of-famous-dad-giovanni-hes-questioned-it/

Will John Travolta Play Himself in American Crime Story Season 2?
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/04/american-crime-story-season-2-hurricane-katrina-john-travolta

USA: Scientology will "Ruf mich an"-Werbefläche um jeden Preis verhindern
[USA: Scientology wants to prevent the "Call me" billboard at all costs ]
http://shortnews.de/id/1193672/usa-scientology-will-ruf-mich-an-werbeflaeche-um-jeden-preis-verhindern
Translation of webpage from German to English –
http://shortnews.de/id/1193672/usa-scientology-will-ruf-mich-an-werbeflaeche-um-jeden-preis-verhindern#

John Riceburg: The Kotti undesirables
http://www.exberliner.com/blogs/the-blog/scientologists-at-kotti/

Lucia Ribisi ditches Scientology and says of famous dad Giovanni: ‘He’s questioned it’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/06/lucia-ribisi-ditches-scientology-and-says-of-famous-dad-giovanni-hes-questioned-it/

Lucia Ribisi Ditches Scientology, Says Dad Giovanni Has ‘Questioned’ The Church
http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/giovanni-ribisi-daughter-lucia-leaves-scientology/

The First Clip From Louis Theroux’s Scientology Film Is Tense As Hell
http://junkee.com/first-clip-louis-therouxs-scientology-film-tense-hell/75819

Louis Theroux Is Back, Absolutely Destroying Scientologists In New Clip
http://www.unilad.co.uk/tv/louis-theroux-is-back-absolutely-destroying-scientologists-in-new-clip/

Anti-Scientology Billboard Begs Estranged Kids to Call Home
http://la.curbed.com/2016/4/6/11380774/echo-park-billboard-scientology

Parents Buy Billboard to Reach Estranged Children in Church of Scientology
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/parents-buy-billboard-to-reach-children-in-church-of-scientology-w201840

Brian Sheen continues to fight Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ in unique and unusual ways
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/08/brian-sheen-continues-to-fight-scientologys-disconnection-in-unique-and-unusual-ways/

Scientology buys ‘.org’ and ‘.net’ sites to battle anti-disconnection billboard in Los Angeles
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/09/scientology-buys-org-and-net-sites-to-battle-anti-disconnection-billboard/

John Travolta thinks his Scientology mission "would make for compelling television" on American Crime Story
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/04/american-crime-story-season-2-hurricane-katrina-john-travolta

Church of Scientology denies that Tom Cruise has moved into Saint Hill Manor
http://www.eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk/Church-Scientology-denies-Tom-Cruise-moved-Saint/story-29080894-detail/story.html

Hollywood's Anti-Scientology Billboard: Couple Says, "We Lost Our Kids" to "Brainwashing"
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywoods-anti-scientology-billboard-couple-882171

'To my loved one in Scientology... 'Call me': Parents erect $8,000 billboard in desperate plea to reach their children who have been 'lost' to the controversial church
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3528221/To-loved-one-Scientology-Call-Parents-erect-8-000-billboard-desperate-plea-reach-children-lost-controversial-church.html

Desperate parents are using billboards to contact their Scientologists children
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/desperate-parents-are-using-billboards-to-try-contact-their-scientologist-children/

‘We won’t stop fighting': Parents use billboard to reach children inside Church of Scientology
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/%e2%80%98we-won%e2%80%99t-stop-fighting-parents-use-billboard-to-reach-children-inside-church-of-scientology/ar-BBrCD2L?li=BBnbcA1

Parents use billboard to reach children inside Church of Scientology
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-scientology-billboard-20160411-story.html

Parents use billboard to reach children inside Church of Scientology
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/parents-use-billboard-to-reach-children-inside-church-of-scientology/2272774

Heartbroken parents make a $14,000 plea to their brainwashed children
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/heartbroken-parents-make-a-14000-plea-to-their-brainwashed-children/news-story/0152eee371be0a64cbe0eba7fa157b48

Family battles Scientology to see their kids
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/04/15/family-battles-scientology-to-see-their-kids/

Verschollen in der Sekte: Wie Eltern verzweifelt bei Scientology ihre Kinder suchen
[Lost in the sect: how parents desperate for their children at Scientology]
http://www.watson.ch/Blogs/Sektenblog/520151025-Verschollen-in-der-Sekte--Wie-Eltern-verzweifelt-bei-Scientology-ihre-Kinder-suchen
Translation of web page from German to English -
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.watson.ch%2FBlogs%2FSektenblog%2F520151025-Verschollen-in-der-Sekte--Wie-Eltern-verzweifelt-bei-Scientology-ihre-Kinder-suchen

Spider-Man goes drug-free for Scientology, and more in our weekly social media review!
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/10/spider-man-goes-drug-free-for-scientology-and-more-in-our-weekly-social-media-review/

Spying, intimidation, and ruin: Two lives caught up in Scientology’s notorious ‘Fair Game’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/11/spying-intimidation-and-ruin-two-lives-caught-up-in-scientologys-notorious-fair-game/
*NOTE: This article is a must read and probably Tony Ortega’s best article at the Underground Bunker.

Former Scientologists tell federal judge: Church thwarted process to get money back
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/former-scientologists-tell-federal-judge-church-thwarted-process-to-get/2273290

Tom Cruise won't be seeing his daughter Suri on her 10th Birthday
http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/04/13/tom-cruise-missing-suri-birthday-10-katie-holmes/

Class action lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehabs refiled with new plaintiffs
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/13/class-action-lawsuit-against-scientologys-drug-rehabs-refiled-with-new-plaintiffs/

GARCIAS BACK IN COURT AFTER SCIENTOLOGY MAKES ARBITRATION IMPOSSIBLE, THEY SAY
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/14/garcias-back-in-court-after-scientology-makes-arbitration-impossible-they-say/

Former Scientologists tell federal judge: Church thwarted process to get money back
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/former-scientologists-tell-federal-judge-church-thwarted-process-to-get/2273290

More Atlanta video: David Miscavige cuts the ribbon on Scientology’s new real estate venture!
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/16/more-atlanta-video-david-miscavige-cuts-the-ribbon-on-scientologys-new-real-estate-venture/

Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’ at Tribeca today, & more in our social media review
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/17/louis-therouxs-my-scientology-movie-at-tribeca-today-and-more-in-our-social-media-review/

Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’ premieres at Tribeca: Our on-scene report
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/18/louis-therouxs-my-scientology-movie-premieres-at-tribeca-our-on-scene-report/

BWW Review: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE to Wow Tribeca Film Festival
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/BWW-Review-MY-SCIENTOLOGY-MOVIE-to-Wow-Tribeca-Film-Festival-20160414#

Tribeca: 'My Scientology Movie' Filmmakers Were Confronted by Church Members During Shoot
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tribeca-my-scientology-movie-filmmakers-884275

Tribeca Review: 'My Scientology Movie' Is a Tinseltown Riff on 'The Act of Killing'
http://www.indiewire.com/article/tribeca-review-my-scientology-movie-is-a-tinseltown-riff-on-the-act-of-killing-20160414

Louis Theroux talks to Daily Mail about My Scientology Movie
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1283738/Louis-Theroux-talks-Daily-Mail-Scientology-Movie.html

My Scientology Movie Review [Tribeca 2016]
http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/scientology-movie-review-tribeca-2016/

‘My Scientology Movie’ Is An Absurdly Funny Take On The Scientology Documentary
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/my-scientology-movie-louis-theroux_us_5713f6a9e4b0018f9cba5591

My Scientology Movie: How Louis Theroux documented the church (and it documented him)
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/18/my-scientology-movie-louis-theroux-tribeca

Louis Theroux worried church would sue over Scientology doc
http://pagesix.com/2016/04/18/louis-theroux-worried-church-would-sue-over-scientology-doc/

Louis Theroux Was Surveilled By the Church of Scientology, and He Made a Movie About It
http://gawker.com/louis-theroux-was-surveilled-by-the-church-of-scientolo-1771659959

A Scientology movie only Louis Theroux could make
http://www.macleans.ca/culture/movies/a-scientology-movie-only-louis-theroux-could-make/

How Scientology Silences Its Critics: ‘It Is a F-cking Nightmare’
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/28/how-scientology-silences-its-critics-it-is-a-f-cking-nightmare.html

Russian citizen allegedly transferred stolen $2 mln to Church of Scientology – prosecutors
http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20160418/275885583.html

Calif. school district bans atheist scholarships — but allows them from Scientology
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/calif-school-district-bans-atheist-scholarships-but-allows-them-from-scientology/

Ron Miscavige’s book ‘Ruthless’ gets a UK publisher and it’s a familiar one
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/19/ron-miscaviges-book-ruthless-gets-a-uk-publisher-and-its-a-familiar-one/

Disconnection, Miscavige style: How Scientology’s most powerful family came apart
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/20/disconnection-miscavige-style-how-scientologys-most-powerful-family-came-apart/

How Lisa Marie Presley became Scientology leader David Miscavige’s worst nightmare
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/21/how-lisa-marie-presley-became-scientology-leader-david-miscaviges-worst-nightmare/

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-threatens-887678

Scientologist must pay damages for ‘vitriolic’ personal attack
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/scientologist-must-pay-damages-for-vitriolic-personal-attack-1.2624158

Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father Speaks Out About Him – as His Son Threatens to Sue
http://www.people.com/article/ron-miscavige-memoir-ruthless-scientology-son-david

Scientology leader threatens UK publisher with legal action
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/scientology-leader-threatens-uk-publisher-legal-action-328014

Church of Scientology building in Montreal at risk of being seized by City
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/church-of-scientology-building-seizure-1.3550004

Why Scientology’s inability to pay its tax bill in Montreal is not a sign that it’s struggling
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/23/why-scientologys-inability-to-pay-it-tax-bill-in-montreal-is-not-a-sign-that-its-struggling/

Russia Arrests Scientologist for Stealing $2 Million and Giving to Church
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/25/russia-arrests-scientologist-for-stealing-2-million-and-giving-to-church.html

Texas Supreme Court asks for Monique Rathbun’s response to Scientology’s petition
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/24/texas-supreme-court-asks-for-monique-rathbuns-response-to-scientology-petition/

One of the best examples ever that Scientology can only be understood from ex-Scientologists
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/25/one-of-the-best-examples-ever-that-scientology-can-only-be-understood-from-ex-scientologists/

A Scientologist heading for suicide — the missing Tayler Tweed Facebook postings
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/28/a-scientologist-heading-for-suicide-the-missing-tayler-tweed-facebook-postings/

LIVE IN L.A.: Hearing in Laura DeCrescenzo’s Scientology forced-abortion lawsuit
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/27/live-in-la-hearing-in-laura-decrescenzos-scientology-forced-abortion-lawsuit/

MONIQUE RATHBUN BLAMES FORMER ATTORNEYS AS SHE PLANS TO DROP LAWSUIT
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/28/monique-rathbun-blames-former-attorneys-as-she-plans-to-drop-lawsuit/

Suncoast ex-scientologists speak out about Clearwater controversy
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/suncoast-ex-scientologists-speak-out-about-clearwater-controversy/article_2d38deea-0e49-11e6-8952-27bbbf018e4a.html

Cruise's 'secret Scientology feud'
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=351801

Ron Miscavige, his book ‘Ruthless,’ his nervous son, and Scientology Watching’s new reality
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/29/ron-miscavige-his-book-ruthless-his-nervous-son-and-scientology-watchings-new-reality/

Book Excerpt: Ron Miscavige's Memoir, 'Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige and Me'
http://abcnews.go.com/US/book-excerpt-ron-miscaviges-memoir-ruthless-scientology-son/story?id=38760456

A father speaks out against his son, David Miscavige, revealing deep rifts in Scientology's first family
http://tbtpics.tampabay.com/news/scientology/a-father-speaks-out-against-his-son-david-miscavige-revealing-deep-rifts/2275403

A STAR IS BORN: Scientology attorney Monique Yingling steals the spotlight on ’20/20′
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/30/a-star-is-born-scientology-attorney-monique-yingling-steals-the-spotlight-on-2020/
Scientology Leader’s Father Ron Miscavige Describes the Moment When He Says He Escaped
https://gma.yahoo.com/scientology-leader-father-ron-miscavige-describes-moment-says-020604917--abc-news-topstories.html


RADIO:

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 5): L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition
Hoooo boy, more Scientology? Yes. Yes, it is. As our series rounds the midway point, join Ross and Carrie on a visit to the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. Let your eyes widen as you hear the various questionable biographical details of the founder's life, from being the youngest-ever Eagle Scout to performing microbiological studies... by himself. Plus, Carrie tests the e-meter, Ross recounts a previous visit where he was ejected from the building, and we review the official Scientology literature on the controversial practice of "disconnecting" from loved ones who question the Church.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/4/3/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-5-l-ron-hubbard-life-exhibition

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 6): The Celebrity Center
We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than to enjoy a nice brunch at the Scientology Celebrity Center. We can think of few worse ways than to attend a breaking-into-the-industry seminar that starts 40 minutes late and goes for two hours. Find out how Tom Hanks made it big, and learn how to maximize your confront!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/4/17/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-6-the-celebrity-center

Ethan McKinley’s QUESTIONABLE
ESCAPING SCIENTOLOGY: Marc Headley
Born into the Church, raised within and working for Scientology from age 16, Marc was recruited into the elite Sea-Org. It was a dream come true for Marc when he began working at the prestigious Gold Base [International Headquarters] California. But all that glitters was not gold. Over the next 15 years Marc witnessed many human rights abuses, both to himself, friends and other members. Marc took it upon himself to escape.
https://soundcloud.com/mckinleys-questionable/emcq-029-escaping-scientology-marc-headley

Porkins Policy Radio
Aaron Smith Levin on growing up in Scientology
Former second-generation Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin became a member of the Church of Scientology at around the age of 4, after his mother joined up in Philadelphia. Aaron details his life within Scientology, from joining staff at age 12, to signing his billion year Sea Org contract in his 20's, to eventually leaving the cult along with his wife and children. We discuss what it was like as a child growing up knowing nothing other than Scientology. We discuss how Scientology is often contradictory and at odds with its own belief system, along with the posthumous influence of L Ron Hubbard, regarded by Scientologists as both god and man.
https://youtu.be/FtzHElC5Qj0

NPR – GPB News Atlanta
Church Of Scientology Expands Its Georgia Presence
Earlier this month, Georgia's first Ideal Church of Scientology opened its doors. The 45,000-square-foot mansion that houses the church is located in Sandy Springs, just outside Atlanta. We talk to a Scientologist from Atlanta about what draws him to the church, and how it has diversified. Then, we learn more about the  church's practices and its history with journalist Tony Ortega of The Underground Bunker blog.
http://gpbnews.org/post/church-scientology-expands-its-georgia-presence

KABC 790 THE DRIVE HOME
Talk radio with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips
Interview segment with Tony Ortega starts about 19:45 into the talk show.
https://audioboom.com/boos/4497080-the-drive-home-4-27-16-3pm

Georgia Public Broadcasting
On Second Thought with Celeste Headlee
Tony Ortega on Scientology's Atlanta 'Ideal Org,' GPB radio April 28, 2016
https://youtu.be/ZxarB_LoVDQ


TV:

The Morning Show Australia
Ex-Scientologist Nora Crest speaks out
https://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-morning-show/video/watch/31169826/ex-scientologist-nora-crest-speaks-out/

CBS Boston
WBZ-TV News Live
Police: Nashua Woman Set Up GoFundMe For Family’s Deceased Daughter, Took The Money
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/04/04/nashua-woman-gofundme-theft-deception-krystal-gentley/
*NOTE: See the Underground Bunker story about Tabatha Fauteux’s death from a drug overdose after completing the Narconon program - http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/04/scientology-officials-panicked-about-overdose-death-of-star-narconon-pupil-boyfriend/

ABC Los Angeles
KABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News
Parents buy Echo Park billboard to reach children in Church of Scientology
http://abc7.com/news/parents-buy-billboard-to-reach-children-in-church-of-scientology/1278396/
http://abc7chicago.com/news/parents-buy-billboard-to-reach-children-in-church-of-scientology/1278979/

FOX Los Angeles
Channel 11
Parents buy billboard in Echo Park to reach children in Scientology
http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/118154537-story

NBC Las Vegas
Channel 3 News
Billboard takes aim at Scientology in their backyard
http://news3lv.com/news/local/scientology-04-05-2016

ABC News - Good Morning America
California Parents Use Billboard to Try to Reach Estranged Scientologist Children
http://abcnews.go.com/US/california-parents-billboard-reach-estranged-scientologist-children/story?id=38222433

NBC - Today Show
Anti-Scientology billboard is desperate parents’ plea to estranged children
http://www.today.com/video/anti-scientology-billboard-is-desperate-parents-plea-to-estranged-children-660753987741

ABC Channel 7
Eyewitness News
Parents Buy Echo Park Billboard to Reach Children in Church of Scientology
http://abc7.com/news/parents-buy-billboard-to-reach-children-in-church-of-scientology/1278396/

KTLA Los Angeles
Channel 5 News
Parents Use Billboard in Echo Park in Attempt to Reach Out to Children in Scientology
http://ktla.com/2016/04/06/parents-use-billboard-in-echo-park-in-attempt-to-reach-out-to-children-in-scientology/

NBC Southern California
Channel 4
Billboard Takes Aim at Church of Scientology
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Church-Scientology-Billboard_Los-Angeles-374755341.html

NBC Las Vegas
3 News
Billboard takes aim at Scientology in their backyard
http://news3lv.com/news/local/scientology-04-05-2016

ABC World News
California Parents Use Billboard to Try to Reach Estranged Scientologist Children
http://abcnews.go.com/US/california-parents-billboard-reach-estranged-scientologist-children/story?id=38222433

NBC CW Boston
Channel 7 WHDH.com
Family of GoFundMe theft gets a special surprise from the company
http://www.whdh.com/story/31672206/family-of-gofundme-theft-gets-a-special-surprise-from-the-company

CBS Los Angeles
KCAL  / Channel 2 / KNX 10.70 News Radio
Echo Park Billboard Asks Scientologists To Reconnect With Estranged Loved Ones
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/04/05/echo-park-billboard-calls-for-end-of-scientology-disconnection/
https://youtu.be/ctqqdT6q2sU

The LipTV – MediaMahem
Scientology, Sexuality and Suicide with Former Scientologist Nora Crest
Scientology’s problem with sexuality, gays, and gender fluidity is discussed with ex-Scientologist Nora Crest. Crest details growing up within the walls of the church, entering Sea Org and the dangers and consequences of sexual exploration under the watchful eye of the church. L. Ron Hubbard’s decidedly anti-gay positions, and how pressure within Scientology drove her to a harrowing suicide attempt is all exposed in this episode of Media Mayhem hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
https://youtu.be/pmRUQCSPSMY

ABC News
Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father on David's Childhood, Why They Joined the Church
Ron Miscavige, the father of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, remembers when he first introduced his son to Church practices.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/scientology-leader-david-miscaviges-father-davids-childhood-joined/story?id=38675334

The LipTV – MediaMahem
Scientology & David Miscavige's Ruthless Game Exposed
“Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me,” a book written by Ron Miscavige, the father of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, is examined with author and journalist Tony Ortega just days ahead of its publication. We break down the Church’s response to the book, the latest developments in the Laura Decrescenzo forced abortion lawsuit and Lisa Marie Presley’s underground war against Scientology. Finally, we look at how former Scientology members are fighting the Church’s disconnection policy and explain the connection between cult leader Aleister Crowley and the Scientology cross, in this uncensored Media Mayhem interview hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
https://youtu.be/-8leThywjbw

ABC 20/20
RON MISCAVIGE, FATHER OF SCIENTOLOGY LEADER DAVID MISCAVIGE, SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY TO ABC NEWS “20/20” ABOUT HIS SON’S UPBRINGING AND ULTIMATE RISE TO LEADER OF THE CHURCH
“A Father’s Story”
Ron Miscavige, father of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, speaks exclusively to ABC News Anchor Dan Harris about his son’s journey within Scientology starting when the family joined in 1970, and then his ultimate rise to current leader of the Church. It is a rare look inside Scientology told by someone who lived it for more than 40 years, 27 of them working for the Church’s Sea Organization. Ron Miscavige’s experience with and ultimate break from Scientology in 2012 is recounted in his new revealing memoir, RUTHLESS: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.
http://abcnews.go.com/Press_Release/ron-miscavige-father-scientology-leader-david-miscavige-speaks/story?id=37715704
http://abcnews.go.com/US/scientology-leaders-father-ron-miscavige-describes-moment-escaped/story?id=38758691
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/scientology-leader-criticized-father-38749167
https://youtu.be/i-Yq466FKLg

ABC 7
Eyewitness News
Scientology: Woman alleges forced abortion in lawsuit vs. church
Imagine signing a "Billion Year Contract" when you're barely out of elementary school, and pledging your eternal devotion to a religious order - not just for this lifetime, but for all future lifetimes. That's what Laura DeCrescenzo did back in 1991. She was twelve years old at the time and that commitment meant she had to move out of her parents' home in New Mexico and into Scientology's "Pac Base" in Hollywood.
http://abc7.com/news/scientology-woman-alleges-forced-abortion-in-lawsuit-vs-church/1316454/
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You've outdone yourself, aegerprimo. That's quite a collection of news!
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Alex Gibney going clear on Scientology and Ron Miscavige’s tell-all book
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/04/29/alex-gibney-going-clear-scientology-and-ron-miscavige-tell-all-book/zoPsnXURICbCV9uJAXqkDK/story.html

Woman Sues Scientology For Allegedly Forcing Her To Have An Abortion
http://laist.com/2016/04/30/woman_sues_scientology_for_allegedl.php

Former Scientologist forced to have abortion wins major legal victory against church
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/former-scientologist-forced-to-have-abortion-wins-major-legal-victory-against-church/

SCIENTOLOGY SCANDAL: WOMAN CLAIMS CHURCH FORCED HER TO HAVE ABORTION, KEPT HER IMPRISONED IN CHURCH PUNISHMENT FACILITY
http://www.inquisitr.com/3050518/scientology-scandal-woman-claims-church-forced-her-to-have-abortion-kept-her-imprisoned-in-church-punishment-facility/

Ex-Scientologist sues Church of Scientology for forced labor and abortion at age 17
http://www.christiandaily.com/article/ex-scientologist-sues-church-over-alleged-forced-labor-and-abortion-at-age-17/51752.htm

Ex-Orange County Scientologist's Suit Against Church Can Go to Trial: Judge
http://www.ocweekly.com/news/ex-orange-county-scientologists-suit-against-church-can-go-to-trial-judge-7152380

Church Of Scientology Can’t Nix Forced-Abortion, Wage Suit
http://www.law360.com/articles/789789/church-of-scientology-can-t-nix-forced-abortion-wage-suit

Ex-Scientologist claims church made her have an abortion at 17
http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/04/27/ex-scientologist-claims-church-made-her-have-an-abortion-at-17/

Father of Scientology boss David Miscavige bares all on escape from church, compares son to despot in grim new book
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/david-miscavige-father-dishes-dirt-scientology-tell-all-book-article-1.2619921?cid=bitly

Discoveries: A peek behind Scientology’s doors on Hollywood Boulevard
http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/sam-mcmanis/article74447557.html

Secrets of scientology blown apart as leader threatens to sue own father over tell-all book
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/30/scientology-leader-threatens-to-sue-his-father-over-expos/

Scientology leader plans to use Northern Ireland's libel laws in bid to ban dad's book
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/scientology-leader-plans-to-use-northern-irelands-libel-laws-in-bid-to-ban-dads-book-34675807.html

ABC’s ’20/20′ let Scientology trash Ron Miscavige — but here’s what you didn’t get to hear
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/02/abcs-2020-let-scientology-trash-ron-miscavige-but-heres-whata-you-didnt-get-to-hear/

Ron Miscavige’s ‘Ruthless’ includes Lisa Marie Presley’s wild defection scene in Florida
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/02/ron-miscaviges-ruthless-includes-lisa-marie-presleys-wild-defection-scene-in-florida/

How Lisa Marie Presley Tried – and Failed – to Reunite Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father with His Family After He Left the Church
http://www.people.com/article/lisa-marie-presley-ron-miscavige-memoir-david-scientology

Franklin Graham promotes Scientology propaganda in anti-marijuana Facebook rant
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/franklin-graham-promotes-scientology-propaganda-in-anti-marijuana-facebook-rant/

Catholic woman fired after refusing to take Scientology courses at ‘alkalized water’ company: lawsuit
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/catholic-woman-fired-after-refusing-to-take-scientology-courses-at-alkalized-water-company-lawsuit/

Some type of construction work is being done at the Scientology building in the Crossroads. But for what, who knows?
http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20630522/some-type-of-construction-work-is-being-done-at-the-scientology-building-in-the-crossroads-but-for-what-who-knows

Lawsuit Claims Church of Scientology Forced Woman to Have an Abortion at 17
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/woman-claims-scientology-forced-her-abortion.html#

Ex-Scientologist Can Go to Jury Trial Over Forced Abortion, Judge Rules
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/ex-scientologist-can-go-to-jury-trial-over-forced-abortion-judge-rules

Fired for Rejecting Scientology, Woman Says
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/05/02/fired-for-rejecting-scientology-woman-says.htm

Lawsuit: I Was Fired for Not Watching Scientology Videos
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/04/lawsuit-i-was-fired-for-not-watching-scientology-videos.html

Scientology leader David Miscavige is FINALLY pictured with wife Shelly who has not been seen in public since 2007 and was reported missing by Leah Remini in photo released by father Ron
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3569393/PICTURED-Scientology-leader-David-Miscavige-wife-Shelly-not-seen-public-2007-reported-missing-Leah-Remini.html

How Scientology leader David Miscavige dressed down his father Ron calling him 'useless motherf****r' in an hour-long tirade and made him work for 84 hours without any rest
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3571908/Scientology-leader-s-father-Ron-Miscavige-reveals-abuse-faced-hands-son-escaping-church.html

EXCLUSIVE: How David Miscavige lured Tom Cruise into Scientology with a ‘charm offensive’ that included street car races, shooting trips and gourmet meals prepared by L Ron Hubbard’s personal chef
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3571281/How-David-Miscavige-lured-Tom-Cruise-Scientology-charm-offensive-included-street-car-races-shooting-trips-gourmet-meals-prepared-L-Ron-Hubbard-s-personal-chef.html

La desesperada petición de unos padres para recuperar a sus hijos inmersos en la Iglesia de la Cienciología
[Desperate parents request to retrieve their children immersed in the Church of Scientology]
http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias/2016/05/160428_eeuu_padres_buscan_hijos_cienciologia_bd
Translation of web site from Spanish to English -
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fmundo%2Fnoticias%2F2016%2F05%2F160428_eeuu_padres_buscan_hijos_cienciologia_bd

La petición de unos padres para recuperar a sus hijos inmersos en la Iglesia de la Cienciología
[Some parents request to retrieve their children immersed in the Church of Scientology]
http://www.t13.cl/noticia/tendencias/la-peticion-padres-recuperar-sus-hijos-inmersos-iglesia-cienciologia
Translation of web site from Spanish to English -
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.t13.cl%2Fnoticia%2Ftendencias%2Fla-peticion-padres-recuperar-sus-hijos-inmersos-iglesia-cienciologia

Scientology confirms it won’t oppose Monique Rathbun’s plans to ditch lawsuit
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/04/scientology-confirms-it-wont-oppose-monique-rathbuns-plans-to-ditch-lawsuit/

10 Strange Stories From Ron Miscavige’s Scientology Tell-all Ruthless
http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/ron-miscavige-scientology-book-ruthless.html

Scientology’s Attempts To Protect Tom Cruise And David Miscavige Against Tell-All Book Backfire
http://www.inquisitr.com/3063751/scientologys-attempts-to-protect-miscavige-and-cruise-against-tell-all-book-backfires/

Exposing the David Miscavige of Furries
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/05/exposing-the-david-miscavige-of-furries.html
*NOTE: Weird. Funny. https://youtu.be/jofNR_WkoCE

Scientology leader’s father slams son as ‘military strongman’ living large while followers slave away
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/scientology-leaders-father-slams-son-as-military-strongman-living-large-while-followers-slave-away/

How My Son David Miscavige Wrecked Scientology
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/07/how-my-son-david-miscavige-wrecked-scientology.html

Scientology leader’s father slams son as ‘military strongman’ living large while followers slave away
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/scientology-leaders-father-slams-son-as-military-strongman-living-large-while-followers-slave-away/

Scientology leader David Miscavige ‘hooked on power’, says his father
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-hooked-on-power-says-his-father/news-story/a2fbe0ede54d718c529b06fde7d8e393

66 years ago, L. Ron Hubbard transubstantiated from pulp writer to god among men
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/09/66-years-ago-l-ron-hubbard-transubstantiated-from-pulp-writer-to-god-among-men/

Scientology Showdown! Lisa Marie Presley Screamed At Leader David Miscavige, His Father Claims
http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/scientology-tell-all-lisa-marie-presley-confronted-leader-david-miscavige/

When Should Humanists Oppose Abortion? When Scientology Forces It on Church Members
http://thehumanist.com/commentary/humanists-oppose-abortion-scientology-forces-church-members

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely looks at one of Scientology’s most formidable foes
http://www.avclub.com/article/unbreakable-miss-lovely-looks-one-scientologys-mos-234773

Monique Rathbun formally ends her lawsuit in Texas; Ken Dandar wins again in Florida
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/12/monique-rathbun-formally-ends-her-lawsuit-in-texas-ken-dandar-wins-again-in-florida/

Scientology once tried to sponsor professional motorsport, but failed in a big way
http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/scientology-once-tried-to-sponsor-professional-motorsport-but-failed-in-a-big-way/news-story/34a1d3007bda94804fd058002fa6ccf5

Father of Scientology's leader: 'I lost my family'
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160512_Father_of_Scientology_s_leader___I_lost_my_family_.html

Scientology leader banished his wife to a secret prison a decade ago — according to his father
http://www.cultnews.net/index.php

Woman Drops Lawsuit Against Scientology
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/05/13/woman-drops-lawsuit-against-scientology.htm

Tom Cruise 2016: Victoria & David Beckham Fighting Over 'Mission Impossible' Star & Scientology
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/43463/20160513/tom-cruise-scientology-victoria-david-beckham-fighting-over-mission-impossible-star-religion.htm

Document leak: How Scientology freaked out over losing Lori Hodgson and her mom
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/13/document-leak-how-scientology-freaked-out-over-losing-lori-hodgson-and-her-mom/

Scientology's Fort Harrison hotel hosts mass transit pitch
http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/scientologys-fort-harrison-hotel-hosts-mass-transit-pitch/2277234

Bulverde woman’s motion would effectively drop Scientology lawsuit
http://seguingazette.com/news/article_626b52fc-1a22-11e6-8d6f-638b7ffab5f3.html

Church of Scientology files late return amid crackdown on financial reporting laws
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/79594715/churches-face-six-figure-bill-amid-crackdown-on-financial-reporting-laws

Louis Theroux confirms My Scientology Movie is finally getting a theatrical release
http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/Louis-Theroux-confirms-My-Scientology-Movie-is-finally-getting-a-theatrical-release/380909.htm

An Insider's Take on Scientology's Secret "Paramilitary" Sea Organization
http://www.westword.com/news/an-insiders-take-on-scientologys-secret-paramilitary-sea-organization-7904857

Tom Cruise wants Scientology exorcist to cast cosmic demons out of his daughter: report
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/tom-cruise-wants-scientology-exorcist-to-cast-cosmic-demons-out-of-his-daughter-report/

Earth To Tom Cruise! Scientologist Believes Suri Is ‘Controlled By Evil Demons’
http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-scientology-suri-cruise-demons-thetan/

The Arrangement trailer takes on Scientology-like organization
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/16/the-arrangement-season-1-trailer

Harassment suit against Scientologists ending
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Harassment-suit-against-Scientologists-ending-7485973.php

Did L. Ron Hubbard believe his own rap? Here’s what he admitted about Scientology in 1952
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/16/did-l-ron-hubbard-believe-his-own-rap-heres-what-he-admitted-about-scientology-in-1952/

Here are the instructions Scientologists are getting for the May 28 media center opening!
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/19/here-are-the-instructions-scientologists-are-getting-for-the-may-28-smp-opening/

Scientology responds to Garcia accusations; sexy Virginia congressional candidate visits an org
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/18/scientology-responds-to-garcia-accusations-sexy-virginia-congressional-candidate-visits-an-org/

Judge Doyle: I have Scientologists in the family, but I can be impartial in forced-abortion case
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/17/judge-doyle-i-have-scientologists-in-the-family-but-i-can-be-impartial-in-forced-abortion-case/

Scientology speaks! Church indicates it doesn't plan to sell its building on Grand Boulevard
http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20780564/scientology-speaks-church-indicates-it-doesnt-plan-to-sell-their-building-on-grand-boulevard

Scientology and its languishing English property: Pitmaston House, Birmingham
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/scientology-its-languishing-english-property-pitmaston-house-birmingham-1560951

A camera standoff with Scientology
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/.premium-1.720502

My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux hints at release date for feature-length documentary
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/louis-theroux-hints-at-when-his-debut-documentary-film-my-scientology-movie-release-date-october-a7041021.html

Texas woman drops lawsuit against Church of Scientology, citing lack of resources
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/texas_woman_drops_lawsuit_against_church_of_scientology_citing_lack_of_reso

Scientology’s newest attack on Ron Miscavige: Could his son David be any whinier?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/23/scientologys-newest-attack-on-ron-miscavige-could-his-son-david-be-any-whinier/

Preacher just ethered Tom Cruise and scientology (Video)
http://fansided.com/2016/05/22/preacher-trolls-tom-cruise-scientology-video/

Suri’s New Life: How Mom Katie Holmes Is Keeping Her Normal After Scientology
http://radaronline.com/photos/suri-cruise-katie-holmes-tom-cruise-photos-mom-normal-life-school-after-scientology/photo/1299265/

David Miscavige's Father Exposes Scientology's Cruelest Policy
http://www.laweekly.com/arts/david-miscaviges-father-exposes-scientologys-cruelest-policy-6957079

Another Scientology Lawsuit Meets a Strange, Abrupt End in Texas
http://www.houstonpress.com/news/another-scientology-lawsuit-meets-a-strange-abrupt-end-in-texas-8424797

As Scientology prepares for Saturday’s grand opening, its controversial sign goes up
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/25/as-scientology-prepares-for-saturdays-grand-opening-controversial-sign-goes-up/

Here are 6 creepy similarities between the NRA and the Church of Scientology
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/here-are-6-creepy-similarities-between-the-nra-and-the-church-of-scientology/

Scientology Goes Hollywood: Ex Celeb Wrangler, Tom Cruise BFF, Now Right Hand for Major Film Financier
http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/05/28/scientology-goes-hollywood-ex-celeb-wrangler-tom-cruise-bff-now-right-hand-for-major-film-financier

James Packer moves to ANZ, not Scientology
http://www.afr.com/brand/rear-window/james-packer-moves-to-anz-not-scientology-20160529-gp6fph

Scientology leader's father convinced 'absolute power' has corrupted his son
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/05/26/19/16/scientology-leaders-father-convinced-absolute-power-has-corrupted-his-son

Caitlyn Jenner’s Secret Visit To Scientology Headquarters EXPOSED!
http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/caitlyn-jenner-scientology-scandal-exposed/

What you didn’t see on ‘I Am Cait’: Kate Bornstein and Caitlyn Jenner at Scientology HQ
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/26/what-you-didnt-see-on-i-am-cait-kate-bornstein-and-caitlyn-jenner-at-scientology-hq/

Is Scientology using Tommy Davis to get Aussie billionaire James Packer back in the fold?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/27/is-scientology-using-tommy-davis-to-get-aussie-billionaire-james-packer-back-in-the-fold/

Will Scientology’s celebrities heed the call and show up for today’s big media center opening?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/28/will-scientologys-celebrities-heed-the-call-and-show-up-for-todays-big-media-center-opening/

It’s a miracle! Scientology put ‘more than 10,000’ people in these 1,000 chairs!
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/29/its-a-miracle-scientology-put-more-than-10000-people-in-these-1000-chairs/

How Scientology’s smears of Ron Miscavige could end up a bigger problem for his son Dave
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/30/how-scientologys-smears-of-ron-miscavige-could-end-up-a-bigger-problem-for-his-son-dave/

Scientology Media Productions - Grand Protest - Part 1
https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/scientology-media-productions-grand-protest-may-28-2016-part-1/

Scientology opens state-of-the-art communications HQ in middle of Hollywood
http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/design/scientology-opens-stateoftheart-communications-hq-in-middle-of-hollywood/news-story/69e3b5c09303e981d1e856831865c072

Hold your horses! We can tell you who were the big celebs at Scientology’s grand opening
http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/31/hold-your-horses-we-can-tell-you-who-were-the-big-celebs-at-scientologys-grand-opening/


RADIO:

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 7): The Way to Happiness
We've finally got what you've been looking for: the meaning of life. Yes, you've been thinking to yourself, "How can I be ultimately happy?" Well, the answer is in a 70-page booklet called "The Way to Happiness," that is IN NO WAY affiliated with the Church of Scientology, other than being written by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. And the organization which distributes said booklet is IN NO WAY Scientologist, other than being run by members of the Church.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/5/3/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-7-the-way-to-happiness

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 8 ): The Purification Rundown Rundown
Ross prepares for Scientology's hardcore detoxification program, in which he will sweat out his toxins in a sauna, chug niacin, and drink gross water until he's free of the harmful effects of... peas? Meanwhile, Carrie digs into the dirt of what actually happens in one's body during the rundown, and gets a formal invitation to Sunday Service. Then, join our duo as they attend the weekly service and read LRH's hilariously redundant words of wisdom. And finally, find out how they're found out. Will Ross and Carrie be kicked out of Scientology? Who knows!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/5/21/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-8-the-purification-rundown-rundown

CBS Philly
Talk Radio 1210 WPHT
Father Of Scientology’s Leader: Church Is Abusive
Ron Miscavige, the father of the leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, and author of the new book, Ruthless, talked with Rich Zeoli about his time inside the church and what’s happened to him since leaving. Miscavige said the entire organization is run on a culture of fear and mental abuse.
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/05/12/father-of-scientologys-leader-church-is-abusive/

BBC Radio 4
Scientology’s Ideal Orgs
Martin Padfield and Steve Cannane feature a review of Scientology's Ideal Orgs in the UK.
https://youtu.be/WkcA89mskds


TV:

KOAT Albuquerque New Mexico – ABC 7
Church of Scientology has vault hidden in New Mexico
Fifty miles east of Las Vegas New Mexico there are two huge diamonds inside two interlocking circles carved right into the earth. For years, neighbors wondered who owned the buildings and private airport next door. turns out county records show it's owned by the Church of Spiritual Technology, an organization affiliated with the Church of Scientology.
http://www.koat.com/news/church-of-scientology-has-vault-hidden-in-new-mexico/39301208

ABC 7 Eyewitness News
Scientology: Woman alleges forced abortion in lawsuit vs. church
A lawsuit against the Church of Scientology claims the church falsely imprisoned a woman and forced her to have an abortion at age 17.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientology-woman-alleges-forced-abortion-073804374.html

My Scientology Movie
Louis Theroux interviewed in Amsterdam.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/165015870

KTNV Channel 13 - Las Vegas
YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Assemblyman at center of Scientology controversy speaks out
https://youtu.be/3BAq0Dcl8q0

Channel 7 News – Australia
Scientology’s Family Values: Bryan Seymour talks to Ron Miscavige
The Church of Scientology is run by a "sociopath" who physically and verbally abuses those around him. So says his father, who has written a book about his son and what really goes on inside the secretive group.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/31566111/scientology-s-family-values/

GPB - Georgia Public Broadcasting
On Second Thought with host Celeste Headlee
Tony Ortega on Scientology's Atlanta 'Ideal Org,'
https://youtu.be/ZxarB_LoVDQ

FOX 5 - New York
Ron Miscavige: Scientology has evolved into a cult
The father of controversial Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige says he wants to set the record straight about his former faith and his son's role in what has now evolved into a "cult." At 80 years old, Ron Miscavige says he has nothing to lose by exposing the church because he's already lost his entire family to it as he explains in his tell-all, 'Ruthless.'
http://www.fox5ny.com/good-day/137270378-story


SPECIAL EVENTS:

Center For Inquiry - Los Angeles
The Scourge of Scientology: Perspectives by a Hubbard Relative and a Former Scientologist
In their first joint appearance in Southern California, the great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, Jamie DeWolf, and a former Scientologist, Chris Shelton, who has written a new book on Scientology, will share their insights and unique perspectives on the besieged organization. DeWolf is a performer, filmmaker, teaching artist and vaudevillian showman from Oakland, and Shelton was a member of the Sea Organization for 17 years who wrote Scientology from A to Xenu, which will be available for sale and signing. Held May 1, 2016.
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/la/events/the_scourge_of_scientology_5-1-16/
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1RDGlpWLnwlGL
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Now that Scientology has a TV and radio complex, will it air what Scientology really is?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/01/now-that-scientology-has-a-tv-and-radio-complex-will-it-air-what-scientology-really-is/

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s tall tales about himself never get old
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/02/scientology-founder-l-ron-hubbards-tall-tales-about-himself-never-get-old/

‘Ross & Carrie’ conclude their Scientology investigation by calling it ‘ridiculously creepy’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/03/ross-carrie-conclude-their-scientology-investigation-by-calling-it-ridiculously-creepy/

Tom Cruise Hasn’t Seen Suri In Over 2 Years — ‘Eats, Breathes, & Sleeps Scientology’
http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/06/02/tom-cruise-hasnt-seen-suri-over-two-years-scientology/

'Scientology corrupted my son' says father of faith's leader David Miscavige
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/scientology-corrupted-my-son-says-father-faiths-leader-david-miscavige-1563573

Scientology’s next big opening — its totally unneeded ‘Advanced Org’ in Australia
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/05/scientologys-next-big-opening-its-totally-unneeded-advanced-org-in-australia/

Chick Corea’s glib revelation to the New York Times about Scientology’s ‘Maiden Voyage’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/06/chick-coreas-glib-revelation-to-the-new-york-times-what-is-scientologys-maiden-voyage/

NAFC names David Miscavige a witness in Scientology trial scheduled for October
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/07/nafc-names-david-miscavige-a-witness-in-scientology-trial-scheduled-for-october/

Scientologists sick new recruitment tool
http://www.aww.com.au/latest-news/news-stories/scientologists-sick-new-recruitment-tool-27385

For Ron Miscavige, life after Scientology hitting high notes
http://www.poconorecord.com/article/20160618/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160619574

Scientology’s ‘Battlefield Earth’ campaign, featuring Frank Frazetta and a crashed saucer
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/12/scientologys-battlefield-earth-campaign-featuring-frank-frazetta-and-a-crashed-saucer/

Wacky scenes from Scientology’s ‘Battlefield Earth’ launch on Hollywood Boulevard
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/15/wacky-scenes-from-scientologys-battlefield-earth-launch-on-hollywood-boulevard/

British Scientology Doc Maker Says Church Was "Worried He'd Get Hurt" After Threat by Member
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/british-scientology-doc-maker-says-902216

Karla Zamudio on Scientology, and capturing Marc and Claire Headley in the short film ‘Escape’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/13/karla-zamudio-on-scientology-and-capturing-marc-and-claire-headley-in-the-short-film-escape/

Scientology claims L. Ron Hubbard chose David Miscavige to succeed him, proving he didn’t
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/14/scientology-claims-l-ron-hubbard-chose-david-miscavige-to-succeed-him-proving-he-didnt/

Wacky scenes from Scientology’s ‘Battlefield Earth’ launch on Hollywood Boulevard
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/15/wacky-scenes-from-scientologys-battlefield-earth-launch-on-hollywood-boulevard/

Revealed: Sydney's secret new Scientology HQ, where only celebrities and high-ranking worshippers can cross the 'bridge to total freedom' for 'auditing sessions'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3642333/Church-Scientology-s-Australasian-headquarters-Sydney-prepares-open.html

Our money maverick dives into Scientology’s latest financial house of horrors
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/16/our-money-maverick-dives-into-scientologys-latest-financial-house-of-horrors/

Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology for Annebelle Wallis Claim False Report
http://www.ibtimes.com/tom-cruise-leaving-scientology-annabelle-wallis-claim-false-report-says-2382843

Maryland county explains why (don’t call it Scientology) can take a hike
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/17/friday-2/

Scientology goes big with Barnes & Noble and with the Euro 2016 football tournament
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/19/scientology-goes-big-with-barnes-noble-and-with-the-euro-2016-football-tournament/

Nearly four years after Stacy Murphy’s death, Scientology files motion to kill much of lawsuit
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/21/nearly-four-years-after-stacy-murphys-death-scientology-files-motion-to-kill-much-of-lawsuit/

Police Reportedly Search Scientology Church Offices In Moscow, St. Petersburg
http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-police-search-scientology-offices/27811458.html

The Cult Education Institute has huge online archive about Scientology --- Everything from secrets exposed to cash on hand and celebrity members
http://www.culteducation.com/group/1284-scientology.html

FSB raids 14 Scientology offices in Russia in money laundering probe
https://www.rt.com/news/347693-russia-scientology-offices-raids/

Sailing with L. Ron Hubbard: A Scientology saga of Sea Org dedication
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/23/sailing-with-l-ron-hubbard-a-scientology-saga-of-sea-org-dedication/

EXCLUSIVE: Grand opening! Inside Tom Cruise's new $50 million 'Scientology CNN' TV and Hollywood movie studio that rivals Paramount Pictures and promises to reach 'every person on Earth'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3629275/Scientology-s-50million-Hollywood-studio-opens-religion-promises-reach-virtually-person-Earth.html

Russian security service raids dozens of Church of Scientology offices amid probe into money laundering and illegal business dealings
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3661778/Russian-security-service-raids-dozens-Church-

Scientology-offices-amid-probe-money-laundering-illegal-business-dealings.html
Forced-abortion lawsuit has a new judge as Scientology appeals ruling on religious grounds
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/24/forced-abortion-lawsuit-has-a-new-judge-as-scientology-appeals-ruling-on-religious-grounds/

Scientology stealth opening: Tomorrow, David Miscavige will dedicate two buildings in Florida
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/24/scientology-stealth-opening-tomorrow-david-miscavige-will-dedicate-two-buildings-in-florida/

Megan Shields, the physician Scientology used to vouch for its drug rehabs, dies of cancer
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/25/megan-shields-the-physician-scientology-used-to-vouch-for-its-drug-rehabs-dies-of-cancer/

David Miscavige gets ribbon-happy in Florida: It’s the Scientology social media review!
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/26/david-miscavige-gets-ribbon-happy-in-florida-its-the-scientology-social-media-review/

How Google is getting gamed in the fight both for and against the Church of Scientology
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/28/how-google-is-getting-gamed-in-the-fight-both-for-and-against-the-church-of-scientology/

Scientology Seeks Captive Converts Via Google Maps, Drug Rehab Centers
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/06/scientology-seeks-captive-converts-via-google-maps-drug-rehab-centers/

Американские саентологи вернули заложницу из Казахстана
[American Scientologists hostage returned from Kazakhstan]
https://www.nur.kz/1175224-amerikanskie-saentologi-vernuli-zal.html

Why Lisa Marie Presley’s custody battle likely has nothing to do with Scientology
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/29/why-lisa-marie-presleys-custody-battle-likely-has-nothing-to-do-with-scientology/


RADIO:

Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 9): Getting the Boot
You've waited, you've suffered, and here it is: the final episode of our Scientology investigation. Find out how David Miscavige and his team gently kick Ross out of a church rally, what happens when Carrie tries to go back to attend an anti-psychiatry event at the church, and which of them accidentally gets invited to L. Ron Hubbard's birthday party (and goes). Plus, a few facts from Scientology's past, their kooky anti-psychiatry museum, some book recommendations, the inside scoop on who the heck Xenu is, and your questions about our investigation answered.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/6/2/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-9-getting-the-boot

SurvivingScientologyRadio.com
Scientology Inc: L. Ron Hubbard Never Appointed David Miscavige as his Successor (Mark Fisher)
In this podcast Mark Fisher -- David Miscavige's former assistant for many years at the Corporate Liaison Office and later RTC -- discusses how L. Ron Hubbard never appointed David Miscavige as his Successor. Instead, Author Services Inc. was the privately-owned for-profit company David Miscavige used to stage a palace coup to take over RTC after the death of L. Ron Hubbard.
https://youtu.be/KyIGTutuEmw


TV:

Tony Ortega interviewed on Inside Edition June, 22.
http://www.insideedition.com/listings


SPECIAL EVENTS:

Reason Rally
www.ReasonRally.org

Journalist Tony Ortega on the importance of Reason Rally 2016
https://youtu.be/AL81Ke6WMGE

HowdyCon
http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/01/scientology-watchers-were-kicking-off-the-new-year-by-revealing-the-poster-for-howdycon-2016/
Flickr album of photos…
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132611082@N08/albums/72157669794817636
Videos on Youtube…
https://youtu.be/XBOQb3y1L8Q
https://youtu.be/aUbKzkMUofk
https://youtu.be/XW87_D9-QHc

Poster…
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2016, 19:01 »
 :-thanks-: for keeping this news collection going, aegerprimo. Nice work!
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JULY:

Scientology produces miracles — but you only get to hear about them in one place
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/30/scientology-produces-miracles-but-you-only-get-to-hear-about-them-in-one-place/

Leah Remini to turn Scientology experience into a TV show?
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/06/30/leah-remini-to-turn-scientology-experience-into-tv-show.html

Field report: Visiting the mission that told the Church of Scientology to take a hike
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/02/field-report-visiting-the-mission-that-told-the-church-of-scientology-to-take-a-hike/

Scientology’s ‘Ideal’ program really reaching at this point as it eyes a city without an org
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/01/scientologys-ideal-program-really-reaching-at-this-point-as-it-eyes-a-city-without-an-org/

Destroyed By Scientology? Nicole Kidman’s Relationship With Bella & Connor Revealed
http://radaronline.com/photos/tom-cruise-nicole-kidman-kids-photos-isabella-cruise-connor-cruise-destoryed-scientology-rumors/photo/1315372/

Scientology has a plan to rescue the U.S. military, and it involves ‘Battlefield Earth’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/03/scientology-has-a-plan-to-rescue-the-us-military-and-it-involves-battlefield-earth/

Tom Cruise Gets More Grief On Scientology? Will Katie Holmes' Ex Object To New TV Series?
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/52435/20160703/tom-cruise-more-grief-scientology-katie-holmes-ex-object-new-tv-series.htm

A look at Tom Cruise's most famous relationships, break-ups on his 54th birthday
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/look-tom-cruises-most-famous-relationships-break-ups-his-54th-birthday-685346

Battle for a Scientology soul: Kazakh 20-year-old ‘prisoner’ is back home, but will she stay?
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/05/battle-for-a-scientology-soul-kazakh-20-year-old-prisoner-is-back-home-but-will-she-stay/

The Church of Intimidation: Scientology stalks another ex-member on the taxpayer dime
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/07/the-church-of-intimidation-scientology-stalks-another-ex-member-on-the-taxpayer-dime/

Scientology leader meets one-on-one with city officials over key downtown Clearwater parcel
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/scientology-leader-meets-one-on-one-with-city-officials-over-key-downtown/2284410

Scientology leader meeting with city officials over Clearwater land
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/scientology-leader-to-meet-with-city-officials-over-clearwater-land/266473905

Our money man takes another look at new (and grim) Scientology financial disclosures
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/08/our-money-man-takes-another-look-at-new-and-grim-scientology-financial-disclosures/

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s caretaker and friend, Steve ‘Sarge’ Pfauth, 1945-2016
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/11/scientology-founder-l-ron-hubbards-caretaker-and-friend-steve-sarge-pfauth-1945-2016/

Public Funding for Schools associated with Church of Scientology revealed
http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/public-funding-for-schools-associated-with-church-of-scientology-revealed-20160711-gq2ye7.html

Billboard seeking to reunite broken Scientology families coming to Clearwater
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/billboard-seeking-to-reunite-broken-scientology-families-coming-to/2285112

Hey, thetan: Scientology has a few questions for you
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/13/hey-thetan-scientology-has-a-few-questions-for-you/

Man denied security clearance at work for being Scientologist
http://www.thelocal.de/20160713/man-denied-security-clearance-at-work-for-being-a-scientologist

Scientologe darf von Betriebsgeheimnissen ausgeschlossen warden
[Scientologist may be excluded from trade secrets]
http://www.spiegel.de/karriere/berufsleben/gerichtsurteil-scientologe-darf-im-betrieb-ausgeschlossen-werden-a-1102707.html

To Scientology’s Emily Jones: We have a message from your mother
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/14/to-scientologys-emily-jones-we-have-a-message-from-your-mother/

Scientology caves: Fred Haseney avoids court hearing, will take camera to Big Blue tomorrow
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/15/scientology-caves-fred-haseney-avoids-court-hearing-taking-camera-to-big-blue-tomorrow/

‘Call Me’ Billboard Takes Aim at ‘Scientology Disconnection’
http://patch.com/florida/clearwater/call-me-billboard-takes-aim-scientology-disconnection

Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie: what we know so far
http://www.wow247.co.uk/2016/07/15/louis-therouxs-my-scientology-movie-what-we-know-so-far/

Solo festival show sheds light on Scientology from former member
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/solo-festival-show-sheds-light-on-scientology-from-former-member/

Scientology’s appeal denied, trial date to be set in forced-abortion lawsuit
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/16/scientologys-appeal-denied-trial-date-to-be-set-in-forced-abortion-lawsuit/

VIDEO: A look inside Scientology’s program to rally Russian members after police raids
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/17/video-a-look-inside-scientologys-program-to-rally-russian-members-after-police-raids/

Joey Chait’s sentencing memo: Abused in Scientology’s Sea Org and in fear of wealthy dad
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/18/joey-chaits-sentencing-memo-abused-in-scientologys-sea-org-and-in-fear-of-wealthy-dad/

‘Call Me’ says their billboard — and their daughter in Scientology did just that
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/19/call-me-says-their-billboard-and-their-daughter-in-scientology-did-just-that/

Scientology leader's complaint over Mail Online's Tom Cruise story upheld
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/19/scientology-mail-online-tom-cruise-david-miscavige

Tom Cruise Championed Scientology Spoiled Nicole Kidman’s Loving Relationship With Daughter Isabella Cruise?
http://www.movienewsguide.com/tom-cruise-championed-scientology-spoiled-nicole-kidmans-loving-relationship-with-daughter-isabella-cruise/249157

Billboard seeking to reunite broken Scientology families coming to Clearwater
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/billboard-seeking-to-reunite-broken-scientology-families-coming-to/2285112

Scientology leader's complaint over Mail Online's Tom Cruise story upheld
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/19/scientology-mail-online-tom-cruise-david-miscavige

Tom Cruise Championed Scientology Spoiled Nicole Kidman’s Loving Relationship With Daughter Isabella Cruise?
http://www.movienewsguide.com/tom-cruise-championed-scientology-spoiled-nicole-kidmans-loving-relationship-with-daughter-isabella-cruise/249157

The judge, his letters, and more proof that Scientology is snowing a federal court
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/20/the-judge-his-letters-and-more-proof-that-scientology-is-snowing-a-federal-court/

Louis Theroux Scientology doc to get cinema run in Oz
http://www.sbs.com.au/movies/article/2016/07/20/louis-theroux-scientology-doc-get-cinema-run-oz

Scientologists vs. Pravda.Ru
http://www.pravdareport.com/society/stories/20-07-2016/135077-church_of_scientology-0/

Was it something we said? Scientology wants Cindy Plahuta’s letter in fraud lawsuit struck
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/22/was-it-something-we-said-scientology-wants-cindy-plahutas-letter-in-fraud-lawsuit-struck/

Watch a new trailer for Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie'
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/watch-a-new-trailer-for-louis-theroux-s-my-sciento/413065

Tom Cruise in middle of police investigation over 'suicide bomber's' call to Church of Scientology
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/tom-cruise-lapd-probe-suicide-bomber-scientology-call-article-1.2722962

This Is How You Make a Scientology Movie without Scientologists
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/videos/a46979/my-scientology-movie-trailer/

A billboard sprouts in Florida, and other Scientology chaos in our social media review
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/24/a-billboard-sprouts-in-florida-and-other-scientology-chaos-in-our-social-media-review/

Hungarian tabloid’s wacky claim: Shit poured on Scientology’s leader in Budapest protest
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/26/hungarian-tabloids-wacky-claim-shit-poured-on-scientologys-leader-in-budapest-protest/

How Scientology split up teen sweethearts who reunited more than 40 years later
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/27/how-scientology-split-up-teen-sweethearts-who-reunited-more-than-40-years-later/

‘I still find it oddly seductive’: Louis Theroux’s take on Scientology
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/i-still-find-it-oddly-seductive-louis-therouxs-take-on-scientology/news-story/237c09b18d1e81cc173924ac562a3250

Scientology Boss Furious After Daily Mail Reports on His Tom Cruise ‘Bromance’ and Secret Videos
http://www.alternet.org/belief/scientology-boss-furious-after-daily-mail-reports-his-tom-cruise-bromance-and-secret-videos

As Stacy Murphy lawsuit heads to crucial hearing, two Scientology entities settle
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/28/as-stacy-murphy-lawsuit-heads-to-crucial-hearing-two-scientology-entities-settle/

Arlene Cordova, 1933-2016: In her 80s, she took on Scientology and reunited with her daughter
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/29/arlene-cordova-1933-2016-in-her-80s-she-took-on-scientology-and-reunited-with-her-daughter/

The Curious Rise of Scientology in Taiwan
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/07/scientology-in-taiwan/493493/

Ex-Scientology Leader and Trans Icon Kate Bornstein on What It Takes to Survive
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/video/ex-scientology-leader-and-trans-icon-kate-bornstein-on-what-it-takes-to-survive

L. Ron Hubbard as sad, oversexed schlub: The very personal writings his admirers never discuss
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/30/l-ron-hubbard-as-sad-oversexed-schlub-the-very-personal-writings-his-admirers-never-discuss/




TV:

Potentially Lethal - Report on Narconon Hungary
Hungarian national TV channel reports on Narconon Hungary. (Subtitles available)
https://youtu.be/z5CPSLiykOc




SPECIAL EVENTS:

Brainwash Movie Festival
Now in its 22nd year, the festival is held outdoors in Oakland California. On Saturday, July 30, one of those films will be Escape, produced by Karla Zamudio and directed by Rachael Meyers, which adapts some of the material from Marc Headley’s 2009 book, Blown for Good.
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/13/karla-zamudio-on-scientology-and-capturing-marc-and-claire-headley-in-the-short-film-escape/
http://www.brainwashm.com


Book Release
Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia
As astonishing as it is compelling - Steve Cannane's extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Less known is that Australia was the first place to ban Scientology, or that Scientology spies helped expose the Chelmsford Deep Sleep Scandal. Numerous Australians have held senior posts in the organisation only to fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result. Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.
http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780733331329/
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2016, 21:09 »
Loving the special events section. Thanks so much for keeping this news compilation going, aegerprimo!
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Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2016, 11:56 »
Thank you for looking, enjoying and reading!  ;D
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2016, 14:22 »
Thank you, aegerprimo!  So much to read!   ||||9000||||
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