MEDIA Links - NO DISCUSSION

Discussion in 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' started by tlcya, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

    Messages:
    36,868
    Likes Received:
    6,884
    Trophy Points:
    113


  2. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

    Messages:
    36,868
    Likes Received:
    6,884
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [video=youtube;YCTaW_4WQco]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTaW_4WQco[/video]
     
  3. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

    Messages:
    36,868
    Likes Received:
    6,884
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [video=youtube;Vxbmklj8U6E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxbmklj8U6E[/video]
     
  4. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

    Messages:
    36,868
    Likes Received:
    6,884
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [video=youtube;MV_LK_Fou9I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_LK_Fou9I[/video]
     
  5. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    http://www.sptimes.com/2007/webspecials07/special_reports/scientology/

    THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

    As the worldwide spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology, Clearwater is viewed as a mecca to the thousands of Scientologists who come each year from all over the world to receive some of the highest levels of Scientology training. As the Church of Scientology has grown, so too has its presence and influence in downtown Clearwater, specifically, but also all of Tampa Bay.

    The St. Petersburg Times has chronicled the church's presence and impact since its arrival in Clearwater in 1975.
     
  6. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    rootbeer likes this.
  7. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scient...e-no-other-miscavige-versus-miscavige/2309340
    A Scientology battle like no other: Miscavige versus Miscavige
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:32am
    It says in Chapter 36 that the Church of Scientology is great for families.
    Scientologists communicate more freely, raising "their capacity to love other people." Family bonds "strengthen dramatically." And church members "take deep pride in their record of resolving family problems and conflicts."
    The words come from What is Scientology?, a volume the church first published in 1992 as it sought greater acceptance from a wary public.
    Yet their promise has eluded the church's first family.
    Scientology's 56-year-old leader, David Miscavige, and his 80-year-old father, Ron Miscavige, have been embroiled for months in an epic feud that has brought the family's dysfunction into public view. It also has exposed the church to questions about whether its core practices — costing thousands of dollars — live up to their claimed benefits when it comes to family.
    The father, who brought his wife and kids into Scientology in 1969, now calls his son a tyrant who has turned the church into a bullying, paranoid, money grubbing enterprise that has ruined families, including his own, with its practice of "disconnection."
    The son, through his church, says Ron Miscavige is a wife-beating, philandering, child-abusing "monster" who is lying to make money off the family name. His two sisters, residents of Clearwater, have taken his side, saying they never want to see their father again. And Ron Miscavige's other son, known in the family as Ronnie, has been pulled into the fray, accused by the sisters of sexually abusing them when they were children while their father looked the other way.
    In May, Ron Miscavige released Ruthless, a tell-all book about how he found Scientology, saw his son soar to its peak, then escaped — disillusioned over the church's "off the rails" culture.
    […]
     
  8. sooverit

    sooverit New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    3
  9. byo

    byo WS Liaison Staff Member WS Liason

    Messages:
    2,115
    Likes Received:
    347
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation
    by Seth Abramovitch | August 09, 2017, 6:30am PDT

     
  10. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scient...ons-involving-leah-remini-the-irs-and/2335085
    Scientology draws dueling petitions involving Leah Remini, the IRS and change.org
    Friday, August 25, 2017 4:58am
    Reaction to this month's Season 2 premiere of the Emmy-nominated Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath series has been swift, from the religion's international spiritual headquarters in Clearwater and nationwide.
    Two dueling online petitions have emerged since the Aug. 15 premiere: one calling for the IRS to investigate Scientology's tax exempt status. That one was launched by Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology researcher and husband of former Scientologist Karen de la Carriere, who served aboard the church's ship Apollo with founder L. Ron Hubbard.
    The other, launched by a teenage Scientologist in India, calls for the cancellation of the series, alleging it is a "hate show" inciting violence.
    But the most notable response comes from the Church of Scientology itself, which has historically prohibited members from reading or acknowledging negative media about the church.
    Now the church's Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination arm is circulating form letters for parishioners to send to A&E advertisers, asking them to pull sponsorship of the show's "religious hate and bigotry which leads to violence."
    […]
     
  11. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/obitua...estigator-of-Scientology-dies-at-75_162216809
    [FONT=&amp]OBITUARIES OF NOTE[/FONT]
    Epilogue: Ray Emmons, early Clearwater police investigator of Scientology, dies at 75

    [FONT=&amp]Published: November 2, 2017
    Updated: November 2, 2017 at 06:27 PM

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]CLEARWATER — Ray Emmons was an experienced vice and intelligence sergeant with the Clearwater Police Department in 1981 when he began the assignment that would become his legacy.

    By then, the mysterious group that arrived six years earlier and bought major downtown buildings under a fake name had been revealed as the Church of Scientology. But still much was unknown about this new organization that, government documents showed, spied on local journalists and politicians, framed the mayor in a hit-and-run accident, and wrote a manifesto of plans to take over Clearwater.


    Emmons went to work investigating Scientology for the city and produced a 10-volume report in 1983 declaring it a criminal, money-making scheme. He later talked about being followed, seeing his trash stolen, and having his home phone bugged.


    But Emmons, according to colleagues, never once flinched.
    [...]


    [/FONT]
     
    rootbeer likes this.
  12. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scient...ard-Baptist-preacher-takes-a-stand-_164379030
    In Scientology’s backyard, Baptist preacher ‘takes a stand’
    [FONT=&amp]Published: January 10, 2018
    Updated: January 10, 2018 at 09:04 PM

    [/FONT][FONT=&amp]CLEARWATER — The Baptist preacher stepped to the stage, his image projected on two mega screens behind him, and looked out at nearly 2,000 parishioners filling his worship center.
    "Scientology is a cult," Calvary Church Pastor Willy Rice said into his microphone Wednesday evening.
    "Scientology is dangerous. It is dangerous to those within and without, and Scientology should be exposed and opposed, not only by committed Christians but by moral, law abiding citizens who care about human rights and human justice everywhere."
    [...][/FONT]
     
  13. JaxFlaGal

    JaxFlaGal Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    483
    Trophy Points:
    63
    The Church of Scientology is bankrolling courses at Florida prisons

    "Officials at Everglades Correctional Institution have OK’d the Criminon [Scientology-initiated} course at the prison despite its track record of contradicting the Department of Corrections and its ties to an institution that has come under criticism for a variety of misdeeds."
     
  14. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Leah Remini's 'Scientology' viewers suspicious of Clearwater police, who are treading carefully
    February 11, 2019
    CLEARWATER — The social media comments started a few weeks ago, then only intensified, devolving into what Police Chief Dan Slaughter called a “public relations nightmare.”

    Following two January episodes of the Emmy award-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath A&E series that focused on Clearwater history, suspicion on Facebook and Twitter rained down on Slaughter’s department and its interaction with the Church of Scientology.

    Critics attacked the fact Scientology can hire off-duty officers for security like any other local church when it is the only one with a documented policy for destroying enemies’ lives. They also criticized Slaughter’s cordial public interaction with an organization investigated, though not charged, by the FBI in 2009 in connection with human trafficking.

    The attacks prompted Slaughter to take the rare step of posting a video response online and a guest column in the Tampa Bay Times explaining that despite the church’s history, he is obligated by law to treat Scientology like any other federally recognized religious organization.
    [...]
     
    rootbeer, JaxFlaGal and everlearning like this.
  15. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Lawsuit accuses Scientology, David Miscavage of child abuse, human trafficking, libel.
    Lawsuit accuses Scientology, David Miscavage of child abuse, human trafficking, libel.
    Lawyers say more lawsuits will follow.The first, filed in Los Angeles for an unnamed Jane Doe, outlines her life of alleged abuse in the church, including at the international spiritual headquarters in Clearwater
    June 19, 2019
    A team of eight victims' rights attorneys on Tuesday filed the first of what they promise will be a series of lawsuits against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, on behalf of defectors who say they suffered a range of exploitation from child abuse, human trafficking and forced labor to revenge tactics related to the church's Fair Game policy.

    The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of an unnamed Jane Doe born in 1979, outlines her lifetime of alleged suffering in Scientology where she was subjected as a child at the Clearwater headquarters to abuse inherent to auditing, Scientology's spiritual counseling that can more resemble interrogation. It states she joined the church's clergy-like Sea Org in California at 15, where people worked 100 hours a week for $46. She was at times held against her will. When she officially left Scientology in 2017, Doe was followed by private investigators and terrorized by the church as it published “a hate website” falsely stating she was an alcoholic dismissed from the sect for promiscuity, according to the complaint.

    “This isn't going to be the last of the lawsuits being filed,” Philadelphia-based attorney Brian Kent told the Tampa Bay Times, declining to say how many more are forthcoming. “We've seen what can happen when there is truth exposed in terms of child abuse within organizations. You've seen it with the Catholic Church, you're seeing it with the Southern Baptist Convention now. We're hoping for meaningful change.”
    [...]
    The lawsuit also states agents of Scientology “stalked, surveilled and followed” Doe while driving from 2017 to June 2018. Hubbard's 1967 policy letter outlining Fair Game states those who seek to damage the church “may be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.''

    Scientology officials have said the Fair Game policy was canceled 50 years ago. But scores of defectors, attorneys, journalists, critics and other perceived enemies of the church have reported being followed, harassed, sued and smeared when challenging Scientology.

    “Scientology has a choice for how they want to act and what they want to be known for,” Kent said. “If that is continued harassment, following people, fair gaming people, then that's fine. They can be known for that … at the end of the day, people like our client with courage is standing up against wrongs happening.”
     
    rootbeer likes this.
  16. maggieg

    maggieg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    2,537
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Daughter-in-law of opera singer Plácido Domingo reveals Scientology celeb secrets | Daily Mail Online

    EXCLUSIVE: Daughter-in-law of opera singer Plácido Domingo reveals Scientology celeb secrets, claiming Tom Cruise's kids were 'indoctrinated to hate Nicole Kidman, John Travolta tried to raise his son from the dead and Jada Pinkett Smith WAS a member'
    • Sam Domingo, 51, is the daughter-in-law of the world's most famous opera singer, Plácido Domingo, and spent 22 years with the Church of Scientology
    • Now she reveals what life inside the Church was like for the stars and their children in a bombshell interview with DailyMailTV
    • Domingo claims Tom Cruise's children Connor and Isabella were 'indoctrinated to hate' Nicole Kidman after she split from Cruise
    • She says John Travolta tried to command his 16-year-old son Jett's Scientology spirit back into his body after a seizure, which was meant to raise him back to life
    • Jada Pinkett Smith, 47, is 'lying' when she says she was only dabbling in Scientology courses, as Domingo witnessed her recruiting other celebrities
    • Kirstie Alley, 68, was 'humiliated into begging over 100 low ranking Scientology members to forgive her for breaking the cult's ethics code after having wine
    • A spokesperson for the Church has denied Domingo's claims, saying she has been making false allegations about the Scientology religion
    Very long article but very interesting
     
    rootbeer likes this.
  17. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I also posted news article on this thread:
    That '70s Show's Danny Masterson Accused Of Raping Multiple Women

    Lawsuit: Scientology stalked, threatened women accusing ‘That ’70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson of assault
    August 16, 2019
    As soon as four women filed reports with Los Angeles Police in 2016 and 2017 alleging they were raped by actor Danny Masterson, the Church of Scientology unleashed a campaign of terror to intimidate the accusers and protect its celebrity parishioner, according to a joint lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    The women repeatedly found strangers around their homes, sometimes peering inside with flashlights at night. Their email accounts were hacked and credit cards stolen. One woman’s dog mysteriously died and the autopsy showed trauma to its trachea. They were chased in cars; one was run off the road. They were followed into grocery stores and nail salons. All have woken up to find their car doors and trunks wide open.

    The 22-page complaint names Masterson, the Church of Scientology International and leader David Miscavige as defendants to claims of stalking, libel, slander, invasion of privacy and conspiracy.

    It is the second lawsuit filed this summer against Miscavige and Scientology by a team of a dozen victims rights’ attorneys. In the absence of criminal prosecution by federal or local law enforcement, the legal team is using civil courts to expose Scientology’s institutional structure it says enables child abuse, human trafficking and harassment of critics.
    [...]
     
    Dontknow? and rootbeer like this.
  18. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    12,541
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
    In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy.

    On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

    When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic also based on Hubbard’s Fair Game policy aimed to destroy those labeled as enemies.

    According to the complaint filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Wednesday, Scientology operatives cut the brake lines on the woman’s car, vandalized her property, followed and surveilled her, and harassed her with hundreds of spam calls.

    The woman is referred to in the complaint only as Jane Doe for fear of more retaliation by the church.
    [...]
    The legal team’s first lawsuit filed in June on behalf of another Jane Doe accuses the church of: child abuse related to auditing, where children are interrogated for hours about sexual questions; human trafficking the woman was a part of in the Sea Org; and Fair Game tactics she endured after escaping, including, the church publishing “a hate website” falsely stating she was an alcoholic dismissed from the sect for promiscuity.

    The second lawsuit was filed in August against Scientology, Miscavige and actor Danny Masterson on behalf of four women who allege they were raped by Masterson, a parishioner. After they reported the rapes to Los Angeles Police in 2016 and 2017, the lawsuit states Scientology unleashed a campaign of terror to intimidate the accusers.
    [...]
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice