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  • L. Ron Hubbard sings "Thank You for Listening" (No, Really)

    01/06/2018 8:06:17 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-22-2016 | Nostalgia123
    This is the closing song on the album "The Road to Freedom" by "L. Ron Hubbard and Friends" from 1986.
  • Paul Haggis Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Women

    01/05/2018 1:34:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 5, 2018
    A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations. One of the new accusers says Haggis forced her to perform X, then raped her. And another of the new women speaking out told the Associated Press that before she managed to run away, Haggis told her, “I need to be inside you.”
  • Netflix moves forward with Danny Masterson's series despite rape allegations

    11/05/2017 4:13:54 AM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-3-17 | Fox News
    One woman, who filed her accusation in 2004 to the Los Angeles Police Department, alleged that Masterson, 41, raped her while she was “passed out.” When she reportedly came to and realized what was happening, she claimed Masterson choked her until she passed out again. Both she and the actor were members of the Church of Scientology. Three other women, also church members, reported their claims directly to the Church of Scientology. The LAPD’s case was squashed at the time, however, after 50 Scientologists wrote affidavits denouncing the woman’s story, the Huffington Post reported.
  • Danny Masterson Fired From The Ranch by Netflix in Wake of Rape Allegations

    12/05/2017 8:03:40 AM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    TVLine.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Michael Ausiello
    After facing increasing pressure to take some form of action, Netflix has fired The Ranch star Danny Masterson, effective immediately. The actor stands accused of raping four women in the early 2000s; the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles Police Department continue to investigate the claims. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a Netflix spokesperson tells TVLine. “[Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”... Masterson also serves as an exec producer on The Ranch, although there’s...
  • Trump thinks Scientology should lose its tax-exempt status

    11/09/2017 8:20:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2017 | John Bowden
    President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status, according to a HuffPost report. Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claimed that Trump and his family "couldn't agree more" that the church should lose its tax-exempt status. "From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet," Lynne Patton wrote to actress Leah Remini in the messages obtained by HuffPost....
  • Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York

    10/23/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 21, 2017 | Vanessa Thorpe
    A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby. The Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the established rules of big-budget showbusiness should be re-examined in the light of falling box-office receipts and the recent scandalous claims and revelations about the enduring influence of the casting couch. “Los Angeles is a town run by a group of powerful corporations, the studios, and they inevitably want to make what they know they can sell. This means they often lag a few years...
  • ‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise’s Bright, Bland, Shiny, Shallow, Anti-Reagan Lie

    09/29/2017 9:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2017 | John Nolte
    In real life, Barry Seal was a TWA pilot fired in 1972 after being charged with smuggling plastic explosives into Mexico. In the movie, Barry Seal is a too-cool-for-school iconoclast who quits TWA, just up and walks away from a passenger plane on the tarmac, because he speaks for the everyman who can no longer stand the rote boredom and suffocating conformity of corporate life. In real life, Barry Seal flew tons of cocaine into America for various drug lords, including Pablo Escobar. It was only after he was busted that he began working for the DEA as an informant....
  • Leah Remini Forgives Mother For Introducing Her To Scientology As She Accepts Emmy

    09/10/2017 7:53:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 9, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    Leah Remini snapped Anthony Bourdain’s four-year Emmy winning streak, taking the trophy tonight for Best Informational Series or Special at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Remini won her first Emmy, off her first nom, for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, exploring accounts of former Scientology members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the org’s practices.
  • TV Critics Awards: Scientologist Elisabeth Moss Walked Out of Room As Leah Remini Won Award [TR]

    08/06/2017 9:27:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | August 6, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    The Television Critics Awards last night apparently had some drama after all. According to a Tweet from Ellen Thompson, the wife of TV Line’s Dave Nemetz, actress Elisabeth Moss– a Scientologist since birth — walked out of the room when Leah Remini won the award for reality TV. Remini’s A&E TV series “Aftermath” tells the story of how brutally Scientology has treated its followers. Moss has never been a vocal Scientologist, unlike Tom Cruise, John Travolta and a number of other celebrities. She’s kept it mostly to herself. But Remini’s series obviously hit a sore spot for her. Here are...
  • Katie Holmes Snapped Crying in Public: Rumours Surface Jamie Foxx Has Been 'Fooling Around'

    06/22/2017 1:18:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | june 22 2017 ast
    Katie Holmes snapped 'crying' in public After rumours surface that Jamie Foxx has been 'fooling around'. Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx haven’t even confirmed their long-rumoured relationship, and recent reports could shed light on the reason why! According to Star magazine, the 49-year-old actor has been enjoying some big nights, including a recent boozy event at the Chateau Marmont in LA. Jamie partied with Jeremy Piven on June 1. Source: Getty The publication claims that Jamie was spotted partying with renowned ladies’ men Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Piven a few weeks back, with a source saying the Ray star “wasn’t...
  • Two US Scientology Rehab Facilities Shut Down for Holding Patients Prisoner

    05/08/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    sputnik ^ | 05-05-2017 | staff
    A pair of Tennessee rehab facilities run by members of the Church of Scientology have been shut down after police discovered that patients there were being held against their will. The facilities in Cannon County came under investigation after police received a 911 call from a man who claimed to be trapped in one of the facilities. When they came to investigate, they found the man locked in a cabin with no way to escape. The facilities were little more than a handful of cabins and a double wide trailer concealed in the middle of the wilderness. Police described the...
  • Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cushy cruise ship but ex member tells [tr]

    01/25/2017 10:57:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Chris White
    The Freewinds cruise ship is the Holy Grail for any dedicated Scientologist: a coveted destination where members can mingle with rich and powerful A-listers - for a price. Hollywood celebrities, such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Kirstie Alley, and top-ranking management - most notably leader David Miscavige - have attended extravagant parties on Freewinds.
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

    01/11/2017 2:43:52 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 42 replies
    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them.
  • I Visited The Church Of Scientology. Here’s What Happened

    01/06/2017 12:04:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Last week I wandered into the Church of Scientology in Pasadena, California, and what happened during my visit made me afraid for the church's members. While shopping along Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena last week, my friend and I stopped into the Church of Scientology to take a free personality test that was advertised on an A-frame chalkboard sign just outside. As a Christian, I wasn’t really searching for guidance or salvation, but I wanted to hear the Church of Scientology’s elevator pitch. I wanted to know what they said to make people fork over massive amounts of money,...
  • (Vanity) AETVs Anti Scientology Series: Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath

    12/25/2016 7:24:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 64 replies
    AETV ^ | 12/25/16
    Found this very interesting on the Scientology Cult. Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath | Season 1 Episode 1 | Disconnection
  • We Chose Wisely Weed-Hoppers.

    01/03/2017 6:25:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-3-2017 | MOTUS
    I’d been planning to watch Leah Rimini’s Scientology exposé series and finally managed to squeeze in 3 of the episodes between important football games during the holiday weekend. I discovered that the church of Scientology is a billion dollar earth-centric cult ministered by an elite organization (Sea Org) that practices unlicensed psychology for which they charge exorbitant fees (up to $250,000 over the lifetime of an ordinary, non-celebrity member). It was founded by  L. Ron Hubbard, a 20th century writer of pulp science fiction before he discovered the “the modern science of mental health” and wrote the NYT blockbuster Dianetics.This...
  • Leah Remini: Tom Cruise Urged Me to Get Leslie Moonves to Kill '60 Minutes' Scientology Story

    11/29/2016 12:45:43 PM PST · by BBell · 46 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Seth Abramovitch
    As the first episode of her "ballsy" A&E series premieres, the actress/author-turned-investigative reporter reveals what everyone from pal Jennifer Lopez to co-star Kevin James felt about her former religion — and shares the memory of an awkward phone conversation she once had with the CBS chief at the 'Mission: Impossible' star's behest.A&E's legal department is no doubt burning the midnight oil to usher its latest series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on-air. The network has already received multiple threatening letters from the Church of Scientology, in which the show's host, Leah Remini, is described as a "has-been actress" and...
  • Horrifying Southern California parents tried to cure their kids’ autism with bleach

    10/30/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 10/30/2016
    A horrific “miracle cure” for autism peddled by a Southern California “church” that ended up simply being industrial bleach—which is, uh, poison—was exposed Friday by an ABC Los Angeles investigation. Everything about it is crazy. The “church,” which is called Genesis II, pushes a fringe medical treatment of ingesting chlorine dioxide—what the church refers to as MMS (“Miracle Mineral Solution”) and we refer to as bleach—as a cure for autism. “Autism is curable,” chuch member Kerri Rivera, who has since distanced herself somewhat from the church, says to parents of children with autism in a video obtained by ABC Los...
  • The Podesta Papers, our "bettors" believe in Aliens> WTF

    10/08/2016 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 30 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | October 2 2016 | John Podesta
    ..Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth...
  • Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

    07/26/2016 1:39:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07-23-2016 | Staff
    Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does not enjoy the same legal status everywhere. In the United States it boasts dozens of Hollywood A-listers among its members and biggest donors. Not so in Germany, where the religious sect has been deemed “unconstitutional” since 1997 by domestic security, despite its existence there since the 1970s....