My Reply to Scientologist Tad Reeves of STAND

Scientologist and STAND member Tad Reeves released a YouTube video today in which he claimed that Leah Remini’s show was making it so dangerous for Scientologists that he feared for the safety of his family. As Tad has blocked all comments — his video is a “one way flow” where he talks and all of us are supposed to listen — I am replying here at the Scientology Money Project.

First let me say this: Oh please! Give me a break Tad. You’re such a drama queen. Seriously. You’re running what LRH called the “Dangerous Environment Racket” where none exists. I’m not buying your act and I’ll tell you why.

The fact is that if anyone has anything to fear it is from Scientologists. Two innocent people have been murdered in cold blood by Scientologists in the last five years. Dozens of people that I personally know have been Fair Gamed, spied on, stalked, harassed, and intimidated in the past ten years. When we add in Anonymous and many others who have spoken out, the number of people Scientology has practiced Fair Game upon is well above one thousand in the past ten years. So please stop your insufferable victim game. It is truly nauseating.

2011: Scientologist and New OT VIII Rex Fowler shot and killed his business partner Thomas Ciancio at point blank range. Three shots to the head with no mercy. This was premeditated murder Tad. And a Scientology OTVIII pulled the trigger.

After murdering his business partner, OTVIII Rex Fowler turned his 9mm Glock on himself  and pulled the trigger. The bullet traversed Fowler’s sinuses and exited is forehead. Rex’s suicide attempt failed and he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in Colorado. Thomas Ciancio had a wife and children Tad.

2012: Scientologist and actor Johnny Lewis murdered his 81 year old landlady Catherine Davis here in Los Feliz where my wife Karen and I live. The 27 year old Lewis bludgeoned his elderly landlady to death and then mutilated her cat for good measure Tad. Scientologist Lewis then jumped, or fell, from the steep hillside garage of his landlady’s home in the dark. Lewis died on impact.

In 2009 Nancy Cartwright’s fiancee OTVIII Steve Brackett killed himself by jumping off the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur. Scientologists were told he died in an automobile accident. OTVIII Ed Bryan was arrested in Florida in 2011 for trespassing.

Scientologist Devon Newman, the PR for Celebrity Centre Las Vegas, was arrested in a bizarre 2013 murder plot to kill a Las Vegas cop:

I could keep going Tad, but you can read more of Scientology’s menacing behavior from article I wrote: The Church of Scientology: A rollicking legacy of belligerence, profanity, paranoia, and violence.
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One time when the late Jim Lynch of Freedom Magazine showed up at my home he was escorted by an armed PI. Why did Scientology’s Freedom reporter need an armed bodyguard? I had no weapons and Jim Lynch certainly had nothing to fear from me. I asked Scientology’s PI why he felt he needed a gun to come to my house. Was he planning on shooting me? I also told Jim Lynch and the PI that if David Miscavige had anything to say to me he could come to my house and say it to my face. Otherwise, I would thank David Miscavige to shut up.

And then of course OSA had two PI’s follow COB’s father Ron Miscavige Sr. for two years at a cost of $10,000 per week. When arrested, these PI’s had weapons, a silencer for an assault rifle, ammo, scanners, and fake license plates. This is what COB RTC David Miscavige spends Scientology parishioner dollars on. Is this acceptable to you Tad? Is it moral or ethical for Scientology to send out armed men to spy on and stalk former members of your Church? Here is the assault rifle and the silencer your Church’s PI’s were carrying Tad:


The pen is mightier than the sword Tad. A&E, Leah Remini, Mike Rinder,  and their guests are engaging in protected and nonviolent free speech to expose the depravity and evil of the Church of Scientology. If this acts as a wrong item for you Tad then you need to read the US Constitution. No one stopped you from making and releasing your insipid YouTube video.

And by the way, Tad, STAND has phony Stock Photo Scientologists. These “Scientologists” are stock photos. What do you have to say about this social media fraud Tad?

Church of Scientology Hustling Donations in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey


As we reported in our previous post, The Church of Scientology has been caught red-handed in a social media fraud in which it used stock photos to pose as Scientologists. These fake Scientologists were then used to launch social media attacks on Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, A&E, A&E’s sponsors, and the courageous people who appear on Leah’s show Scientology and the Aftermath. This is a scandal and a disgrace for Scientology.

There is yet another Church of Scientology scam to cover today. For over a decade Scientology leader David Miscavige has claimed that the Scientology Volunteer Ministers formed the “largest independent relief force on Earth.” This has always been a lie and will always be a lie. However, Scientology still makes this claim:

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers program (VMs) was established by Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, in 1976. Some 100,000 VMs in 120 nations helped more than 1.6 million people in the last year alone, making the Scientology Volunteer Ministers the largest independent relief organization on Earth.

Mike Rinder challenged this claim in an excellent post on Scientology’s Volunteer Ministers at his blog. Mike added this photo of the Scientology’s empty “Hurricane Harvey Relief Forces Headquarters” here in Los Angeles to support his criticisms. We see only two very bored members of the “largest independent relief force on Earth” seated on folding chairs nonchalantly texting:

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I would add this: At the present time the IAS claims there are 130 Scientology Volunteer Ministers in the areas decimated by Hurricane Harvey. This is what the IAS posted on its website as of today August 31, 2017:

How does the “largest independent relief organization on Earth” only manage to get 130 people to the scene of a widespread catastrophe? Particularly when the IAS — Scientology’s slush fund with an estimated cash pile in excess of $1.5 billion — has made an emergency grant:

As brought to my attention by Collette James on Twitter, Scientology’s Volunteer Ministers posted a misleading tweet. This tweet used a photo of the Louisiana Rescue Group that was shot at by looters. The tweet and photo could mislead the public into thinking that Scientology’s Volunteer Ministers were somehow involved in this particular operation:

So to recap:

1. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers are not, and never were, the “largest independent relief organization on Earth.” And yet Scientology continues to lie about it and raise money based upon this false claim.

2. Scientology’s IAS has hoarded an estimated ~$1.5 billion in cash and does not need donations. Just a fraction of the the interest generated by the IAS cash hoard would pay for all 130 Volunteer Ministers that are allegedly  on the ground in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

3. Scientology has been caught lying on social media in its attacks on Leah Remini’s show. Therefore, how do we know that Scientology is not lying about the number of Volunteer Ministers in the hurricane-stricken areas? That is the problem with Scientology’s habitual lying: Nothing it says can be taken at face value.

Please sign my petition at Change.org demanding that the IRS open an investigation into Scientology’s tax exemption.

4. I have seen photos of fewer than twenty VM’s in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. There may be more faces to count; I just haven’t seen the photos. The IAS main page shows two photos in which only two VM’s are seen. The bald-headed VM appears in both photos; we see his back toward us in the photo (left) and his face in the other photo (right):

5. Because Scientology’s IAS has zero financial transparency we don’t know the size of the IAS “emergency grant.” It could be a very small and insignificant grant. I say this because, as a rule, Scientology Volunteer Ministers are expected to pay their own expenses to travel to and from the scene of a disaster. The IAS should publicly disclose on the record how much Scientology is actually spending to help. Absent disclosure, all IAS claims are meaningless. The IAS could have donated a token sum of $1,000 for all we know.

6. Scientology Volunteer Ministers largely function to get PR photos and videos so that Scientology can raise more money as they are doing now with Hurricane Harvey. Scientology is infamous for its disaster capitalism and has used everything from 911 to Whitney Houston’s death to raise money. Scientology VM’s literally walked over the backs of the dead at the Virginia Tech massacre to pitch a tent and get in front of cameras. See Radar’s story: First Photos: Scientologists Invade Virginia Tech Campus.

7. Here is a Scientology camera crew filming a staged VM event in Haiti:

8. While the Scientologists working on the ground are to be saluted for helping, they also know that their work is being done for “Church PR.” They will also be promoting Scientology at the scene of the disaster while giving Scientology touch assists.

9. Noticeably absent from Hurricane Harvey relief efforts is Scientology leader David Miscavige. Although Miscavige boasts about the VM’s he has never, to the best of my knowledge, actually volunteered at any disaster. This is odd considering that no less an eminence than former President Jimmy Carter routinely rolls up his sleeves and helps to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Church of Scientology Engaging in Social Media Fraud to Attack Leah Remini and her Show


Above: Scientology STAND member Rebecca Blair is not a real person. She is a stock photo.

The Church of Scientology is engaging in outright social media fraud to attack Leah Remini and her show Scientology and the Aftermath. Scientology’s so-called STAND league is using stock photos to create fake STAND members to launch social media attacks on Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, A&E, A&E’s sponsors, and the courageous people who appear on Leah’s show. This is a scandal and a disgrace for Scientology.

Using Google reverse imaging technology, the Scientology critic who posts as “Kels” @kellykels_melbs on Twitter found numerous fake STAND members. This is outright fraud.

@kellykels_melbs first posted on June 11, 2017 that STAND member “Alicia Hairdo” was a Scientology bot, i.e. a fake person:

@kellykels_melbs then posted proof that “Alicia Hairdo” was actually a stock photo:
After exposing Alicia Hairdo as a fake, Kels was blocked by the fake Alicia Hairdo. It seems that even imaginary Scientologists practice Disconnection:


Fake STAND member “Alicia Hairdo” is based upon a fictional character named Susannah Fontaine-Williams. “Alicia Hairdo” is not even a real name.

STAND member Alicia Selverson is another fake. Again this image is a stock photo anyone can purchase. Despite this fraud, “Alicia Selverson” has authored many essays at the STAND website!


Fake stock photo Scientologist Alicia Selverson’s Twitter account was suspended after it was reported as being a fake.


Despite the fraud, Selverson’s STAND profile claims that she is a third generation Scientologist, a model, and mother. Impressive for someone who does not actually exist.

Fake STAND member “Eva Band” is actually the Italian model Chiara Ferragni:

Fake STAND member “Ellis Craig” is actually the model Gert Rappenecker:

If you expose fake Scientology STAND members on Twitter then the Scientology Cult blocks you from being able to see all Scientology Twitter accounts.

You will even get blocked by the fake non-existent STAND members as happened when Alicia Hairdo blocked Kells @kellykels_melbs.

The fake Alicia Selverson blocked me from viewing her fake tweets. Scientology’s STAND group is a lie wrapped in a scam and topped with fraud:

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Bottom Line: Scientology engaging in social media fraud using  tax exempt dollars. Yet another reason for the IRS to revoke Scientology’s tax exemption.

Please sign and share my petition for the IRS to open an investigation into Scientology’s ill-gotten 1993 tax exemption.

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Headless Scientolgists

Some history of Scientology fraud is in order to show the precedent for this current Scientology STAND fraud.

January 2000: Scientology critic par excellence Arnie Lerma famously caught the Church of Scientology issuing a fake PR photo. Upon close examination, Lerma saw headless Scientologists in a doctored photo.  Essentially, it was horrible photoshop fakery used to make the Scientology crowd look bigger than it was. Here is the first photo where Arnie identified an area called image 1:

Arnie enlarged the photo. As he wrote at the time of the image below, “and here is image 1 area, left to right, note people duplicated, note hair drawn on man head below upper square, note “headless” man right hand square, standing next to twin who still has head…

Headless and duplicate Scientologists in 2000. The Washington Post covered this Scientology fraud.

The Tale of Two Dueling Petitions

The numbers on the Change.Org petitions as of August 28, 2017 as of 12:15 AM PST tell the story:

6054 vs. 5304 signatures

Our petition is only 751 signatures away from passing Scientology’s petition:


But wait a minute! Scientology claims millions of members! And the Scientology’s “Stop Leah” petition began one week before our petition and had a 5,000+ signature head start. Our team began only one week ago and we are now closing fast on Scientology. Imagine it: Our team will soon  beat a $3 billion dollar Cult that has movie stars and a private Mafia.

See Tampa Bay Times coverage of the Dueling Petitions

My goal is hundreds of thousands or a million signatures for the IRS to open an investigation in Scientology’s tax exemption. Please spread the word. I think that everyone from Atheists to Evangelicals can agree that the Scientology Cult must be stripped of its IRS tax exemption.

Underground Bunker commenter Harpoona Frittata offered a trenchant analysis. The first two paragraphs must surely burn deep into David Miscavige’s deviant psyche:

Scientology Busted! Fake Scientologists on Twitter!

Busted! @JustinTemplerSr on Twitter just discovered Scientologist and STAND member “Alicia Selverson” was a stock photo. Major OSA fail.


Likewise, Scientologist and STAND member “Ellis Craig” is actually model Gert Rappenecker:

This is irrefutable evidence of Scientology fraud on Twitter. These fake STAND profiles are identity theft and put the lie to STAND.

STAND is “Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination” the acronym of which is STAAD. However, as STAAD makes no sense, Scientology bastardized it STAND.

And now that fake STAND profiles have been exposed, all of STAND is discredited as a scam and a fraud by the Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs (OSA).

More OSA fraud will be discovered as researchers continue to use reverse imaging technology. These fake profiles have forensic value as they show Scientology’s intent to defraud the public.

The Church of Scientology Doesn’t Like My IRS Petition

In a Tampa Bay Times story published today, staff writer Tracey McManus covered the details of two dueling Change.org petitions. The first petition is mine and calls for the IRS to open an investigation in Scientology’s tax exemption. I am asking people to please read, sign, and share my petition. The petition and details are here.

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In the TBT article, Scientology spokesperson Karin Pouw attacked both myself and my petition. This attack occurred because I am going directly to the source of Scientology’s ability to ply its evil trade: Scientology’s ill-gotten 1993 IRS tax exemption.

If the Scientology Cult loses its tax exemption, then it is game over for this brutal, dishonest, and greedy business that masquerades as a religion. Scientology simply does not merit or deserve First Amendment religious protections.

The other petition was created by a young Scientologist; it calls for fascist censorship equivalent to book burning:


No one is stopping Scientology’s right of Free Speech and yet this Scientologist is calling for Leah Remini’s constitutional right of Free Speech to be revoked. This is typical Scientology hypocrisy. Scientology demands its rights and yet it insists that no one should ever have the right to criticize Scientology.

Scientology has published extensive and vicious “Fair Game” smear websites on Leah Remini, her guests, A&E, and companies that sponsor A&E’s programming. Scientology is using its Free Speech to engage in an unchecked frenzy of hysteria, hatred, lies, and paranoia. And yet Scientology wants the Free Speech of Leah Remini, her guests, and A&E taken away. This glaring double standard never occurs to Scientologists.

Scientology is even using fake bots paid for with tax exempt dollars to spam Twitter with hate tweets:

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The time is now for the IRS to open an investigation into Scientology’s undeserved, unmerited, and ill-gotten tax exemption.

Scientology Feels the Heat from Leah Remini’s Show

Crisis ensues inside the Church of Scientology following the debut of season two of Leah Remini’s show Scientology and the Aftermath. As reported by Mike Rinder today, the Church’s poisonous Office of Special Affairs and its lackeys are sending a stream of e-mails urging Scientologists to write letters to Leah’s sponsors.

Long-time Los Angeles Scientologist Joel Philips — who ran Scientology hate websites for many years — is one of the OSA volunteers leading the charge. Here is text from Joel’s leaked e-mail with my comments:

Hello Friends,

I’m pretty sure you are aware of Leah Remini’s show on A & E attacking Scientology and further that is has been nominated for an Emmy in the “Best Informational or Series Special” category. Unbelievable.

Currently, we are helping on a campaign to counter and stop this insanity.

What is needed and wanted right now are letters (emails) to the *sponsors* of this show. We want them to back off on their support, and without their support, the show will likely be pulled.

If you would be willing to write an email, guidelines follow. The content needs to be original from you. Here are some points you can use to help you, but please put them in your own words.

Not to support religious hate and bigotry since this leads to violence against people and property.

Comment: The Church of Scientology is founded on bigotry, hatred, homophobia, racism, greed, and violence. Scientologists actually consider themselves to be a superior Master Race called Homo Novis. L. Ron Hubbard called for a genocide against all people in the world Scientology adjudged were 2.0 or below on Hubbard’s so-called Tone Scale:

b. This country has seen enough bigotry and hate speech. It does not need support and validation of it.

Comment: Scientology calls non-Scientologists homo saps, wogs, degraded beings, robots, Suppressive Persons, 1.1’s, raw meat, and other bigoted and hateful names. L. Ron Hubbard infamously used the “N” word in a letter to his  first wife and the Church of Scientology has never apologized for this. L. Ron Hubbard:

You shouldn’t be scrubbing the floor on your hands and knees. Get yourself a nigger; that’s what they’re born for.

The Church of Scientology needs to renounce its own genocidal Master Race doctrine, bigotry, racism, homophobia, and internally exploitative culture of greed, violence, and lies before it preaches anything to anyone.

Scientology appallingly uses child labor in its Sea Org and actually wants to lecture anyone about anything? Seriously. How about Scientology renounce the practice of, and stop using, child labor as a first step? These kids belong in school where they can get a proper education. They should not be scrubbing toilets and doing other manual labor for .50 cents an hour or less. These children are condemned to a bleak future as Scientology slave labor under the false label of “religious workers.”

c. Remini’s religious hate campaign has caused hundreds of threats of violence against Scientologists and our Churches.

Leah Remini is exposing the evils of Scientology and Scientologists call this a “hate campaign.” The public is experiencing moral outrage against Scientology’s brutality and inhumanity and Scientologists can’t have it. Thus, they engage in propaganda by redefinition: “We are being persecuted, we are victims,” they whine. Scientologists can dish it out but they can’t take it. Scientology practices Fair Game and yet the second they are exposed they claim to be victims. Scientology has produced no evidence of the claimed “hundreds of threats of violence against Scientologists and our Churches.”

Scientology leader David Miscavige is also missing in action. He is not leading nor is he speaking out. Rather, he is in hiding as he directs Scientology’s attacks on Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, and others connected with Leah’s show.

Emmy support of this hate and bigotry will be a dark day for the Emmys and for American entertainment.

Comment: A translation is in order. If A&E, Leah Remini, and Mike Rinder win an Emmy for Leah’s show then Scientology will have a stroke. This is pure jealousy. Tom Cruise doesn’t even have one Oscar and yet Leah may well win an Emmy. On a related note, Scientology’s $100 million dollar Scientology Media Productions here in Hollywood has produced exactly nothing. Scientology has movie and television stars, a world-class studio, and an unlimited budget to produce its own television show to rebut Leah. Given this embarrassment of riches, why has the Church of Scientology failed to produce its own television show and instead chosen to play the role of a victim? What are Scientology’s celebrities hiding from?

If what Remini says were true there would be a conviction, a judgment, a police report or something. There is not.

Comment: Not true Joel Philips. Why don’t you tell the real truth of how Scientology has a team of criminal defense lawyers ready to go the minute there is trouble? Why don’t you tell the truth of how Scientology uses threats of Disconnection and forces its victims to sign legal agreements to not sue the Church, sue Scientologists, or go to the police — and it makes them do so while being recorded. Spit it out Joel! You know how dirty it gets. L. Ron Hubbard himself made it a high crime for one Scientologist to report another to the civil authorities:

Reporting or threatening to report Scientology or Scientologists to civil authorities in an effort to suppress Scientology or Scientologists from practicing or receiving standard Scientology…

Delivering up the person of a Scientologist without justifiable defense
or lawful protest to the demands of civil or criminal law. — HCO POLICY LETTER OF 23 DECEMBER 1965RB, Revised 8 January 1991. SUPPRESSIVE ACTS,SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS

In the YouTube video below, we see Church attorney Eliot Abelson videotaping a legal settlement with former Flag CO Debbie Cook. Debbie had to engage in this humiliating performance just to get a pittance in severance pay from the Church after 28 years of service. Debbie Cook later sued the Church. The matter was quickly settled after Debbie exposed the most vile things about David Miscavige and the Church. Indeed, the Church folded up like a cheap lawn chair after only one day of Debbie testifying.

Comment: When Alex Jentzsch was found dead, a criminal defense lawyer retained by Scientology was immediately put into action to protect the Church’s interests at LAPD and with the Los Angeles Coroners Office.

When New OTVIII Rex Fowler shot and killed his business partner in cold blood and then tried to kill himself, Scientology attorneys were on scene immediately charged with the task of keeping Scientology out of the story. Fowler’s wife rushed to the scene in an attempt to get Fowler’s briefcase as it contained OT materials. The Church needed to keep these materials secret; no matter that one of its OT VIII’s had committed first degree murder.

And of course, Scientology hired twenty-two lawyers in the Rathbun v. Miscavige case. I was there in the courtroom in Comal County, Texas and saw them all.

Joel Philips concludes by telling Scientologists to indiscriminately send out his bogus propaganda letter to Leah’s sponsors. Joel’s e-mail is shown below should readers care to share their thoughts with him:

 Just start your email with Dear Sirs. Don’t worry about the particular sponsor. You will send your email to admin@we-stand.org <mailto:admin@we-stand.org> and they will get it to the right recipient. You also need to send a bcc to joelinla@earthlink.net<mailto:joelinla@earthlink.net>