Alex Gibney

Nancy Cartwright: Just Another Scientology Celebrity Pawn

Nancy Cartwright just did a video in which she attacked Going Clear. After watching the video, I’ve concluded that Cartwright is just another Scientology celebrity pawn who has been played to do the bidding of the Office of Special Affairs.

OSA may not have given Nancy the news: Going Clear earned seven Emmy nominations and won three Emmy’s. Going Clear also made the Oscar short list for Best Documentary. Alex Gibney won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for his 2007 work Taxi to the Dark Side.

In Nancy’s video she uses the same tired old PR line and tells people to find out for themselves what Scientology is by reading a book. Okay. I have met this requirement and more. I have found out for myself what Scientology really is and does and I think it is a malicious and dishonest criminal Cult. And I am hardly alone in my informed opinion.

Over the years I have read Dianetics, the Basics, and listened to the Congresses. I have also read and studied Scientology’s legal cases, IRS records, and interviewed many former top Scientology executives. I found $1.5 billion in Scientology assets listed in IRS 990-T forms filed by Scientology churches. More than ten million dollars of this money was presumably donated by Nancy Cartwright, and yet, the PR of the Church of Scientology continues to get worse. This is, apparently, why OSA needs Nancy’s face and name in another one of its failed attempts to dead agent Going Clear. Nancy Cartwright, however, is just not an OSA attack dog. She looked unnatural, forced, and uncomfortable in this attack video. If OSA needed an attack dog it should have called Kirstie Alley.

My wife Karen de la Carriere was a Class XII C/S who served onboard the Flagship Apollo and was personally trained by L. Ron Hubbard. LRH only trained seven Class XII’s and Karen was one of them. Karen knows more about Scientology than Nancy Cartwright does or ever will. My wife especially knows the sadistic side of Scientology Disconnection. When Karen’s son Alexander Jentzsch died at age 27, your Church did not have the basic human decency to tell her that her son had died. We found out through the kindness of a stranger whom, we later discovered, was former Sea Org executive Aaron Smith-Levin. He had the humanity to let us know Alexander had died — and he did so at great risk to himself when he was still in the Church. When we learned that Alexander had died, Scientology would not let Karen see her dead son’s body and kiss him goodbye one last time. Is Nancy Cartwright seriously defending this depraved Scientology conduct?

Nancy Cartwright is telling people to read a book about Scientology when she darned well knows that none of the books will ever tell the public the real truth about Scientology? For example, none of Scientology’s books will inform the public of the four unconscionable contracts Scientology uses to legally ensnare people and strip them of their legal rights.

Nancy Cartwright withholds from the public the worst parts of Scientology: Fair Game, Disconnection, sleep deprivation torture in the Sea Org, child labor, RPF, financial rape of parishioners, exploitation of Sea Org members by paying slave wages, and the Master Race and Genocide doctrines of Scientology. If Nancy Cartwright actually wanted people to truly learn about Scientology then she would have to give it to them straight: The good, the bad, and the ugly. She’s not doing herself or Scientology any favors by lying and withholding. She’s only making it worse by proving that Scientology has massive withholds on the public. Going Clear is not the problem here. Scientology is the problem.

Nancy Cartwright needs to tell the whole truth. She should talk about Xenu, volcanoes, BT’s, clusters, Marcabs and everything else that the public can’t read in Scientology’s books. She should talk about all the materials in the secret course packs in AO, Flag, and the Ship. These materials constitute the the real Scientology.

What Nancy Cartwright is saying — read a book — is dishonest and misleading because the books never describe the Real Scientology. This is why people out here in the real world write blogs, books, and make movies in order to expose what Real Scientology is actually about. Nancy and her fellow Scientology celebrities can’t talk about the real Scientology.  Like puppets dancing on strings, Scientology’s celebrities can only say and think what they’ve been ordered to say and think by the Office of the President, Celebrity Centre Int.

When it comes to The Simpsons, I enjoy Nancy Cartwright’s work and always have. When it comes to Scientology, however, I consider her to be just another Scientology pawn like Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, John Travolta and the rest of the Celebrity Centre pawns. Scientology invariably makes pawns out of its celebrities. These celebs do what they are ordered to do because they want to keep their OT eligibility.

Nancy Cartwright is a Scientology New OT VIII. She has reached the pinnacle of Scientology and so now what? Is her next step donating more money to Flag so she can run laps five hours a day on the torture program known as the Survival Rundown?
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The Church of Scientology Plays Righteous Victim

CDM.1As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a deranged man in Illinois named Andre Barkanov has been arrested for making telephone threats against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige. The article stated:

Barkanov had been arrested several times by the Chicago Police Department, and he had twice been convicted of impersonating a police officer.

During my many years of being a public Scientology critic I have consistently called for peaceful and nonviolent means to dismantle the Church of Scientology in its present form. I deplore violence.

The Church of Scientology is a malicious and violent organization that spies on its enemies, breaks up families, bankrupts many of its members, and has left a trail of ruined lives and suicides in its wake. However, let the Church be threatened by an insane man in Illinois and it seizes the occasion to paint itself as a righteous victim. The Los Angeles Time quoted Church spokesperson Karin Pouw trying to spin the threats made by one lunatic into a story of persecution:

“From what we have been told, his actions appear to have been incited by anti-Scientology propaganda,” said Karin Pouw, the spokeswoman.

Parishioners and the church’s leaders do not routinely face threats of violence, Pouw said, adding that the church does not discuss threats made against Miscavige or others.

She also blamed rising levels of “religious hate and bigotry” for driving such violent threats.

“This case involving an apparently unstable man who told police he was incited by anti-religious propaganda shows the dangers of bigotry and hate spread by irresponsible individuals,” Pouw said.

To which I reply to Ms. Pouw: Your “Church” killed my wife’s son Alexander Jentzsch through its toxic policy of disconnection. Your Church did not let my wife see her dead son’s body to kiss him goodbye one last time. Compounding the tragic death of Alexander at age 27, the Church of Scientology has slandered my wife as a prostitute on the Church of  Scientology’s disgusting and vile hate websites. The “bigotry and hate spread by irresponsible individuals” is a description David Miscavige, OSA spy boss Linda Hamel, and her team of vicious “no integrity” operatives. The Church of Scientology needs to clean up the vicious hate-and-propaganda-spewing insane asylum that is OSA before daring to lecture anybody on bigotry.

The Church of Scientology’s hypocrisy is truly appalling. Even as it is playing “righteous victim” because a lunatic made some phone calls, the Church has hate websites up on Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, HBO, Mike Rinder, and everyone else who dared to speak out against Scientology and David Miscavige in Gibney’s Going Clear, a brave film that has now won three Emmy’s and is an odds on favorite to win the Oscar for Best Documentary.

The brutality, obscenity, and inhumanity of the Church of Scientology explains precisely why it is being dismantled by Culture and exposed as a greedy killing machine that needs to be ended by the revocation of its 501(c)3 tax exemption. Scientology is creating and perpetuating its own meltdown and has no one to blame but itself.

In the meantime, Andre Barkanov needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Urgent: Alex Gibney Update

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The Cult of Scientology is spending more tax exempt dollars in yet another Fair Game effort to attack Alex Gibney.

David Miscavige quite possibly experienced a major meltdown after Gibney’s three-Emmy sweep for Going Clear.

Cult lackey Joe Taglieri works for Freedom Magazine and is asking to interview people about Alex Gibney. Please be advised that Joe Taglieri is an agent in the employ of the malicious and hateful Scientology Cult.

Scientology Church Spokesperson Karin Pouw Destroys OT3 – OT8

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The Tampa Bay Times has just published another blockbuster story on the Church of Scientology. The story focuses on CPA and attorney Jim Jackson who was in the Church for decades.

While I will publish an analysis in a future post, I want to note here that Church of Scientology spokesperson Karin Pouw has just effectively destroyed Scientology in her attack on Jim Jackson:

Pouw then said Jackson was telling people he was communicating with the dead, including Hubbard. That indicates he is “delusional” and “certifiably insane,” she said.

Scientology’s OT III – OT VIII levels are exclusively concerned with  telepathically communicating with the souls of the billions of dead people murdered by Xenu. These OT levels seek to resolve the problems created by “body thetans”. In doing so, the Scientologist communicates with these dead souls, with these BT’s, in order to set them free. Once liberated of all BT’s, the Scientologist discovers who they really are up there at the pinnacle of OT VIII.

And yet Pouw is now publicly denouncing communication with the dead as “delusional” and “certifiably insane.”

By Pouw’s own logic, then, Scientology’s vaunted OT Levels are “delusional” and “certifiably insane.” Therefore, Karin Pouw has just effectively destroyed the entire purpose of the Church of Scientology.

Well done Karin.

The Church of Scientology can’t have it both ways: It can’t enrich itself by selling OT’s its super-expensive and copyrighted secret techniques of communicating with the souls of the dead while publicly denouncing communications with the dead.

OT.Spirit.WorldLeft: It is worth noting that the Church of Scientology has promoted OT III as the “Breakthrough to the Spirit World.”

We further note that the Church has published many “OT Success Stories” in the past in which OT’s routinely described communicating with dead people and various discarnate entities.

Pouw’s staggering gaffe is reminiscent of former Scientology spokesperson Tommy Davis’ disastrous proposition in which he stated that if L. Ron Hubbard was not injured in WWII as Hubbard claimed, then all of Dianetics and Scientology is a lie. This is what Tommy Davis told Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief:

if it was true that Hubbard had not been injured, then “the injuries that he handled by the use of Dianetics procedures were never handled, because they were injuries that never existed; therefore, Dianetics is based on a lie; therefore, Scientology is based on a lie.” He concluded, “The fact of the matter is that Mr. Hubbard was a war hero.”

L. Ron Hubbard was not a war hero. As we covered on this blog, L. Ron Hubbard was not a war hero and never received the Bronze Star or two Purple Hearts. Hubbard never saw one day in combat and was never wounded in combat.


Highlights from the TBT article include the revelation that David Miscavige’s attorney Monique Yingling is a CST Special Director.

In a previous article on this blog I noted that OSA Spy Boss Linda Hamel is an IAS Trustee. With Yingling now confirmed as a CST Special Director, it becomes obvious that Miscavige has blatantly stacked the deck in his favor within the interlocking directorates of the Scientology transnational scam.

More on Scientology’s inner circle.

Now that spokesperson Pouw has admitted that communicating with the dead is “delusional” and “certifiably insane” it seems that Scientology Inc. must stop the delivery of its OT Levels and focus on what it does best: Selling status and buying empty buildings.

What Happens After You File an IRS Form 13909 on the Church of Scientology?

Okay, so you’ve filed your Form 13909 on the Church of Scientology.

What happens next? What does the IRS do? The IRS webpage details the steps it takes after it receives your completed 13909:

The Internal Revenue Service gives serious consideration to complaints made alleging the abuse of the tax exempt status granted to certain organizations.

When reviewing filed complaints, the IRS carefully follows special procedures designed to assure the public of the IRS’s objectivity in the treatment of tax-exempt organizations. These procedures ensure that the IRS operates in an unbiased and appropriate manner and that its compliance programs are not improperly influenced by outside intervention.

The responsibility for administering these procedures belongs to the Exempt Organizations (EO) function, which is part of the IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities Operating Division…

…In addition to oversight by the IRS, tax-exempt organizations are subject to oversight by state charity regulators and state tax agencies. You may also want to send a copy of the referral you send to us to your state charity regulator and/or state tax agency.

Acknowledgement and Disclosure Prohibition

All referrals are sent to analysts at the EO Classifications Office in Dallas. After a referral is made, the IRS will send an acknowledgement letter to all non-IRS sources making a referral, unless it was made anonymously. To receive an acknowledgement letter, you must provide a return address. We are unable to send acknowledgement letters through e-mail.

Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code prohibits the IRS from disclosing whether it has initiated an examination or the results of any examination. Therefore, the IRS cannot communicate with the original source of a referral beyond the acknowledgement letter.

The Review Process

Upon receipt, research is done to confirm the identity of the organization in question and once this is complete, information is entered into a database to help the IRS keep track of the progress of the review.

An experienced EO revenue agent then performs a thorough technical analysis of the allegation made on the referral. The agent uses a “reasonable belief” standard to evaluate the facts and to determine whether EO should take further action. Before taking action, the revenue agent must determine that the facts create a reasonable belief that the allegations may be true when considered fairly and in light of other reliable information.

The reviewing EO agent will decide one of the following:

  • The information does not warrant further action. In this case, the agent inputs information, including rationale, into the database and closes the referral.
  • The referral relates to activities that should be considered at a future date. The agent documents the database and schedules the appropriate date to re-evaluate the information.
  • The referral contains characteristics that require it to be forwarded to a committee of career EO managers and agents. This committee evaluates referrals monthly — more often in some circumstances — and decides whether to proceed with an examination. The committee also applies the “reasonable belief” standard.
  • The information warrants an examination of the organization. The agent documents his or her decision and the reasons for it in the database. The information item then becomes part of the examination file.

If this process results in a decision to examine an organization, the Classification Office will forward the case to a field group for assignment to a revenue agent. The revenue agent will contact the organization and schedule an appointment to begin the examination. (For details on the EO examination process, see Fact Sheet 2008-14.)
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Bottom line: After you send the IRS Form 13909, the IRS will mail you an acknowledgement letter 3-6 weeks later. Beyond this acknowledgement, the IRS will not disclose anything else to you. If the IRS needs you they will contact you by letter. Here is an acknowledgement letter I received from the IRS after filing a 13909 on the Church of Scientology International last year:

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Church of Scientology Policy Outlawing “Joking & Degrading”

Saturday Night Live has just done a magnificent parody of the Church of Scientology and its 1990’s promotional video We Stand Tall.

What must the Church of Scientology think?

I can tell you what the Church thinks: L. Ron Hubbard had absolutely no sense of humor and hated what he called “Joking & Degrading.” Hubbard formalized this into a policy outlawing Joking & Degrading (J&D) in the Church of Scientology.

One of the first things Scientology does to a person is to outlaw and destroy their sense of humor. As Hubbard wrote in KSW:

The whole agonized future of this planet, every man, woman and child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology.

This is a deadly serious activity. And if we miss getting out of the trap now, we may never again have another chance.

Remember, this is our first chance to do so in all the endless trillions of years of the past.

Hubbard even made questions about J&D part of the False Purpose Rundown for Church executives.

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Here is the actual Church of Scientology policy wherein L. Ron Hubbard outlaws joking & degrading:

How Did the Church of Scientology Wiretap Nicole Kidman?

Tom.CruiseIn the HBO documentary Going Clear, former #2 Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun reveals that Tom Cruise drifted away from the Church of Scientology in the 1990’s.

During the fifteen month period when Cruise was making the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut  with then wife Nicole Kidman, Rathbun describes how Cruise was not in contact with Church leader David Miscavige for about a year.

This greatly displeased Miscavige who ordered Rathbun to recover Tom Cruise and bring him back into the Church of Scientology.

A Scientology analysis of the situation indicated that Kidman was the problem as she was not inclined to do any Scientology nor was she pushing her husband to do any.


nicole_kidmanAccording to Going Clear, Cruise insinuated to Rathbun that Kidman should be wiretapped.

Rathbun relayed this to Miscavige who ordered it be done.

What are the ways in which the Church of Scientology could have arranged for  Nicole Kidman to be wiretapped?

We offer some interesting context and perspectives for Scientology watchers in this installment of the Scientology Money Project where our goal is to unravel the Church of Scientology’s money and legal labyrinth. In doing so, we seek to expose the ways in which Scientology is a law unto itself and routinely acts in violation of public policy.

The surprise that emerges in our look at how Scientology might have wiretapped Nicole Kidman is how Tom Cruise became entangled in this sordid matter for ten years due to a dirty private investigator.


Captain David Miscavige, Scientology dictator

Before we proceed to our timeline of Scientology, wiretapping, and Nicole Kidman, we must ask if Scientology dictator Captain David Miscavige has the capabilities to have people wiretapped.

The answer is yes.

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard certainly had the capabilities to wiretap both individuals and government agencies and  he did. Specifically, the Church of Scientology under Hubbard had its own private Mafia called the Guardian’s Office or GO. Arrows in the Dark, a new book by former GO spy Merrell Vannier describes the illegal and covert activities of the GO.

The GO engaged in dirty tricks, stalking, harassment, wiretapping, and anything else Hubbard ordered. This is why the Church of Scientology was raided by the FBI on July 8, 1977 in the largest ever raid conducted by the FBI. The raid was in response to a series of burglaries, theft of documents, and wiretapping Scientology had engaged in against US Government agencies. This Scientology program of domestic espionage was called Operation Snow White and it led to Hubbard’s wife and ten other top Scientology-GO officials being sent to prison.

The Scientology GO was melted down and reformed into the Office of Special Affairs, or OSA. Despite Scientology telling the IRS that everyone in the GO had been purged, there are still former GO members working in OSA.


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Scientology Spy HQ (OSA) is located on the 10th and 11th floors (the two top floors) of the Hollywood Guaranty Building located at 6331 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.

OSA is Scientology’s private Mafia and secretly reports to David Miscavige through intermediaries. This is done to maintain the fiction that Miscavige does not manage the daily affairs of the Church of Scientology.

OSA conducts both overt and covert psycho-terrorism operations against those who speak out against the Church.

OSA is directing the malicious and sleazy attacks upon Alex Gibney, HBO, and everyone involved in Going Clear.

OSA is doing so using 501(c)(3) tax exempt dollars.


In a shady attempt to keep Miscavige from being deposed in the Rathbun v. Miscavige case, the Church of Scientology has admitted in legal filings that it was behind the notorious Squirrel Busters operation and that Miscavige had nothing do with it.

Orchestrated and managed by OSA, the Squirrel Buster operation was an extended campaign of Scientology psycho-terrorism campaign of sustained harassment, stalking, and malicious hate websites and magazines aimed at former Scientologists, but primarily Marty Rathbun and his wife Monique. Liz Hayes of 60 Minutes offers an excellent short piece about the Squirrel Busters:

Rathbun and his wife Monique have had to endure years of OSA psycho-terrorism.

The attacks on HBO and Alex Gibney are simply more OSA psycho-terrorism.

So long as the Church of Scientology has religious protection it will continue to conduct its systematic programs of psycho-terrorism against those it deems enemies.

Scientology insanity will never end until the Church of Scientology is dismantled in its present form. Specifically, the IRS must revoke the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status it gave to Scientology and all of its organizations in 1993. When this happens, Scientology will no longer exist in its present form.


One answer to the question “how can good people be involved in such a horrendous group like Scientology?” is this: Scientology is highly compartmentalized. Unless a Scientologist is involved in one of the criminal departments of Scientology such as OSA they would never know about the crimes and atrocious conduct of the Church — or at least this is the way the Church wants it.

Scientology acts to isolate its members from critical information; this is why Church-imposed-censorship and self-censorship is such an integral part of the Scientology experience. Scientologists are punished harshly if they read critical information.


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Linda Hamel demanded that members of Anonymous remove their masks even as she remained in complete hiding. Ever the coward with evil purposes to destroy others, Linda Hamel is in hiding which is -8.0. Scientology Tone Scale.

OSA is managed by a Scientology Sea Org member named Linda Hamel. No known photo of Scientology Spy Master Linda Hamel exists. Hamel formerly worked for the Guardian’s Office where she was “Programs Op” for Operation Snow White.

Miscavige and OSA have the capabilities to wiretap people using dirty private investigators.

Lawyers filter information back to OSA and David Miscavige in ways that give Scientology deniability and protection from lawsuits or arrest.

Acting upon secret orders relayed from Miscavige by Rathbun, it is possible that someone in OSA could have covertly arranged for the wiretapping of Nicole Kidman.

Alternately, and more likely, Marty Rathbun may have bypassed OSA on the wiretapping of Nicole Kidman and went directly to the unnamed “Scientology consigliere” who had the power to order wiretapping on behalf of David Miscavige. If so, the unnamed consigliere was very likely an attorney working for the Church of Scientology. In true Scientology fashion, the lawyer would have hired another lawyer who hired a private investigator to wiretap Nicole Kidman.

While Scientology always seeks to do its dirty work at a remove, the identity of a private investigator who wiretapped Nicole Kidman has been known for many years. Whether he worked at the behest of the Church is presently unknown.


  Timeline

1999-2000: Efforts begin inside of the Church of Scientology to recover movie star Tom Cruise. David Miscavige orders Marty Rathbun to arrange the wiretapping of Nicole Kidman.

February 2001: Scientologist Tom Cruise files for divorce from Nicole Kidman. Cruise retains divorce attorney Dennis Wasser. When asked why he was divorcing Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise cryptically repeats to those who ask, “Ask Nicole. She knows.” This suggests that wiretapping had already taken place and Cruise had been provided with information about his wife’s behavior.

February 2001: ABC News reports that Tom Cruise is playing hardball in his divorce from Nicole Kidman. ABC News quotes the New York Daily News as having reported that Cruise had hired the infamous private investigator Anthony Pellicano:

Megastar Tom Cruise isn’t looking to play the good guy in his divorce from wife Nicole Kidman, according to People magazine.

Cruise, 38, reportedly shocked Kidman, 33, by rushing to file for divorce only two days after the pair announced their separation. “Nicole is not upset,” an unidentified friend tells the magazine, “she is devastated.”

“He is playing hardball,” family-law attorney Lynn Soodik, who is representing Meg Ryan in her divorce from Dennis Quaid, tells the magazine, referring to Cruise’s divorce petition, which reportedly spells out the actor’s intention to block Kidman from making any alimony claims.

Private Investigator Reportedly Hired

No lawyers actually working for Cruise or Kidman will comment to the press, but the New York Daily News reports that the Mission: Impossible star is hiring private-investigator-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano.

Pellicano, whose client list includes Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Sylvester Stallone, James Woods, and notorious former LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman, has been labeled “the Big Sleazy” by GQ magazine, according to the Daily News.

“I always start out by being a gentleman. I only use intimidation and fear when I absolutely have to,” he told People magazine in 1993, when he was working for Michael Jackson during the pop star’s molestation trial.

As of February 2001, then, there is a news story linking Cruise and Pellicano.

November 21, 2002: The FBI raids the office of Los Angeles private investigator Anthony Pellicano and finds C-4 plastic explosives and hard drives containing hundreds of hours of wiretapped phone conversations. These hard drives include conversations Nicole Kidman had with various people. The evidence seized by the FBI offers irrefutable evidence that Nicole Kidman was wiretapped. This confirms Rathbun’s statement that Kidman was wiretapped. However, there is no concrete evidence linking Pellicano to Scientology. Perhaps there is a grassy knoll situation here and a second wiretapper. Going Clear leaves the question hanging in the air.

It would take the FBI years to analyze the evidence seized in the raid on Pellicano’s office. In the interim, Pellicano is charged for illegal possession of C-4 plastic explosives.

October 2003: Pellicano pleads guilty to the explosives charge and is sentenced to thirty months in federal prison.


Anthony Pellicano. Photo" Hollywood Reporter

Anthony Pellicano. Photo:  Hollywood Reporter

November 2003: Tom Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields publicly acknowledges that he is the subject of an FBI investigation into Anthony Pellicano and wiretapping. Fields denies any wrongdoing. People wonder if Tom Cruise will be pulled into the Pellicano wiretapping investigation.

February 2006: Upon his release from prison on the explosives conviction, Pellicano is immediately re-arrested on 110 counts that include wiretapping, racketeering, conspiracy, witness tampering, and identity theft.

March 2006: NY Daily News reports that Tom Cruise was questioned by the FBI about Anthony Pellicano and the wiretapping of Nicole Kidman.

March 2006: The New York Post reports that Nicole Kidman was questioned by the FBI about her having been wiretapped by Pellicano.

April 2006: The FBI names Cruise’s divorce attorney Dennis Wasser as a person of interest in the Pellicano case. From The New York Times article of April 26, 2007:

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The New York Times article concludes with attorney Kolodny remarking unfavorably upon the character of Mr. Pellicano; this while Tom Cruise’s divorce lawyer extolled the virtues of Mr. Pellicano:

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July 2006: In an article about Pellicano, the New Yorker confirmed that Tom Cruise had hired Anthony Pellicano:

It was known, for instance, that Pellicano had been retained to work for Tom Cruise to suppress possible tabloid stories during his divorce from Nicole Kidman.

January 2009: Anthony Pellicano sentenced to fifteen years in prison.

December 2009: Michael Sapir sues Tom Cruise for $5,000,000. Sapir alleges that Cruise hired Pellicano to illegally wiretap his phone in 2001. From TMZ:

There is a long history between Cruise and Sapir. In 2001, Cruise sued Sapir for $100 million after Sapir claimed to have video evidence that Cruise “engaged in a homosexual relationship.” That lawsuit settled later that year. In the settlement, both parties issued a statement saying that no such tape existed.

In the latest suit, filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, Sapir claims Pellicano illegally wiretapped his phone during the time the 2001 lawsuit was active.

Sapir claims in the suit that Cruise, Fields and Pellicano were all in cahoots.

March 2013: Tom Cruise escapes the Sapir lawsuit when his attorney Bert Fields wins a motion for summary judgment. Hollywood Reporter:

…Sapir’s lawsuit against Cruise and Pellicano had other salacious tidbits. For example, Sapir also alleged that Pellicano taped recordings between Cruise and Nicole Kidman while the actors were going through their divorce.

But the lawsuit hasn’t survived.

On Monday, a Los Angeles Superior Court ruled from the bench that the allegations weren’t brought within the statute of limitations.

…Cruise joins Brad Grey as escaping Pellicano-related lawsuits thanks to the claims being time-barred. Many other lawsuits proceed, including one against Michael Ovitz for allegedly hiring Pellicano to intimidate Anita Busch. Recently, the same judge ruled that Ovitz has failed to show that he’s entitled to summary judgment on statute of limitation grounds.


The Scientology Mafia offers protection to Scientology celebrities. OSA can even make certain very difficult people problems go away. However, like all services offered by the Mafia, these services can be very expensive.

 

Scientology, Monique Yingling, and HBO

Church of Scientology Attorney Monique Yingling wrote a letter to Jay Ward Brown of Levine Sullivan Koch Shulz, LLP (scroll down).

The subject of the letter is Yingling’s allegation that Alex Gibney made an internet post stating that the Church of Scientology “blackmailed” and “harassed” the IRS to obtain tax exemption. Yingling claims this characterization is false and misleading. Yingling then cynically attempts to paint Scientology’s hateful smear campaign against the IRS as being meritorious.The smear campaign included using PI’s to spy on IRS officials and a series of lawsuits. Scientology’s attacks on HBO and Alex Gibney are just IRS Redux. Inasmuch as Yingling herself is a direct financial beneficiary of Scientology’s human rights abuses, unconscionable contracts, and the financial rape of its members, no one should be surprised by Yingling’s self-serving letter.

Here is one central problem with Yingling’s letter: The IRS and Scientology reached a private settlement, and, Scientology refuses to make any of the details public. Given Scientology’s withhold on the public,  Yingling’s letter and her claims are meaningless because they are not proven by internal documents.

The Church of Scientology and Monique Yingling need to put up or shut up: Post the Final Closing Agreement and the rest of the internal documents concerning the IRS or stop complaining.

The endless litany of Scientology Butthurt cranked out by the Church and its attorneys reveals Scientology to be nothing more than a dirty business screaming when it is exposed for hiding behind religious tax exempt status it gained by dishonest means, spying, harassment, lawsuits, and a vile smear campaign against the IRS.

—– Gerry Feffer —–

Yingling’s late husband — the white collar criminal defense attorney Gerry Feffer — along with Scientology lawyer Ken Moxon, and the Church’s in-house publication International Scientology News were quoted in the New York Times admitting that the Church of Scientology used private investigators to engage in an “attack” and a “war of attrition” against the IRS and its employees. From the New York Times article of March 9, 1997 entitled Scientology’s Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt:

Mr. Moxon, the Scientology lawyer, said the I.R.S. had been well aware of the church’s use of private investigators to expose agency abuses when it granted the exemptions. Mr. Moxon did not deny hiring Mr. Shomers, but he said the activities described by Mr. Shomers to The Times had been legal and proper.

Mr. Moxon and other church lawyers said the church needed to use private investigators to counter lies spread by rogue Government agents.

”The I.R.S. uses investigators, too,” said a church lawyer, Gerald A. Feffer, a former deputy assistant attorney general now with Williams & Connolly, one of Washington’s most influential law firms. ”They’re called C.I.D. agents” — for Criminal Investigation Division — ”and the C.I.D. agents put this church under intense scrutiny for years with a mission to destroy the church.”

A blunt assessment of Scientology’s victorious strategy against the I.R.S. was contained in a lengthy 1994 article in International Scientology News, an internally distributed magazine. The article said:

”This public exposure of criminals within the I.R.S. had the desired effect. The Church of Scientology became known across the country as the only group willing to take on the I.R.S.”

”And the I.R.S. knew it,” the article continued. ”It became obvious to them that we weren’t about to fold up or fade away. Our attack was impinging on their resources in a major way and our exposes of their crimes were beginning to have serious political reverberations. It was becoming a costly war of attrition, with no clear-cut winner in sight.”

The Church of Scientology publicly boasted of an “attack” and a “costly war of attrition” against the IRS. Gerry Feffer admitted to the use of PI’s against the IRS — and yet Yingling is telling HBO counsel that Alex Gibney got it wrong? The poor old girl. Yingling’s memory must be going; or perhaps she simply needs her memory refreshed as did Meade Emory. There clearly was a Scientology Jihad against the IRS in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Indeed, Gerry Feffer was likely first retained by the Church when David Miscavige learned he was the subject of an investigation by the IRS CID along with Commodore Hubbard.

Captain David Miscavige was always fine with the Commodore being in trouble because it allowed him to keep the Church’s founder in seclusion. However, it was definitely not acceptable for Captain Miscavige to actually have his own precious neck on the chopping block. Only the finest white collar criminal defense lawyer would do and this was Gerry Feffer.

Finally, if Scientology had evidence of criminality in the IRS and failed to report it to the DoJ in exchange for tax exemption then what does that say about Scientology? Scientology’s attacks on IRS “criminals” do not make sense if everything went away once the Church got what it wanted, i.e. tax exemption. It was all just another Scientology smear campaign that continued into the Church submitting to an IRS examination. At a crucial juncture in the examination process, the Church of Scientology sued key IRS CID officials for $120,000,000; this likely in an attempt to neutralize them or disqualify their input within the IRS.

In my opinion, this lawsuit shows Scientology lawyers working behind the scenes to drive a series of wedges between the IRS Commissioner, the IRS General Counsel, EO, and the CID. I say this because the lawsuit seems merely sleazy and tactical in nature; it is a rehash of Scientology’s late 1980’s Fair Game “Dead Agent” pack on the IRS. Scientology quietly dropped this particularly under-publicized lawsuit as part of its secret settlement with the IRS. Had the lawsuit been strategic or even had the slightest merit, Scientology would have never relaxed its grip on the neck of the IRS until the officials in question had been terminated, shamed, and their heads put on pikes in the pages of Freedom magazine.

But this never happened.

Parts of what Scientology told the IRS are demonstrably untrue. Specifically, the Church has no internal checks and balances:

  • The Church of Scientology is the alter ego of Captain David Miscavige.
  • The Church of Scientology does not act in the public benefit.
  • The Church of Scientology violates public policy.
  • The IRS needs to revoke Scientology’s 501(c)(3) tax exempt status for fraud and malfeasance.

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Associated Press even wrote about the $10,000 rewards offered by the Church to IRS employees who turned in “corrupt IRS officials” There were no takers. Yingling is clearly disingenuous in her letter to Brown!

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To refresh Ms. Yingling’s memory, we remind her of the thousands of harassing cookie-cutter lawsuits filed by individual Scientologists against the IRS.

The Church of Scientology also created and backed Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and other anti-IRS groups.

Attorney Yingling forgets to mention that when Scientology received its 1993 tax exemption it came with a five year mandatory compliance reporting period. This five year period is statutory in nature and suggests the IRS did not completely trust Scientology. In general terms, a five year statutory period typically means that if the party violates any terms of compliance with the IRS it forfeits exemption and must pay all back taxes, interest, and penalties.

Captain David Miscavige, the tyrannical dictator who runs the Church of Scientology.

Captain David Miscavige, the tyrannical dictator who runs the Church of Scientology.

Yingling and Scientology do not care to discuss such prosaic matters as “Offer in Compromise” at the heart of the IRS Code. Instead, Captain Miscavige had to be painted as the Hero of Tax Exemption in order to create the appearance that this vainglorious and pompadoured usurper was the rightful heir to the Throne of Hubbard. What a soap opera!

David Miscavige also failed to tell Scientologists at the “War is Over” event that the IRS determination that the original Church of Scientology of California inured to the benefit of L. Ron Hubbard went unchallenged by Scientology. This is why the new Church of Scientology International was created. The old CSC was disposed of quietly and without sorrow. L. Ron Hubbard’s income tax evasion was swept under the rug.

One more issue on my part: Why doesn’t the Church of Scientology cede the infamous “War is Over” video into the public domain so that the public can have a look at it? This is the 1993 event in which David Miscavige announced tax exemption to assembled Scientologists. Miscavige spins a wild story of his own heroism against the planetary forces of suppression that would make even L. Ron Hubbard blush. This is the real David Miscavige and not the sanitized version seen at the opening of new buildings where he pulls his trademark golden rope to release balloons, confetti, and fireworks, this after  having finished his boring and untruthful speeches about how Scientology is expanding to its highest ever levels of growth, etc.

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Freedom Magazine circa 1984:

Freedom.IRS

——— Yingling Letter ——-

1991 Lawsuit: Church of Scientology v. IRS Officials

Alex Gibney Tweets About Scientology

Alex Gibney tweeted about Scientology and the IRS Exempt Organizations Publication entitled Churches & Religious Organizations. This is IRS Publication 1828 (11-2013), Catalog Number 21096G; it is posted below as a PDF.

A related IRS publication is the 1994 document entitled Illegality and Public Policy Considerations.

The Church of Scientology is using 501(c)(3)tax-exempt dollars to engage in hate speech, libel, and defamation. This classic Scientology Fair Game was ordered by Captain David Miscavige and executed by CO OSA Linda Hamel.

I was glad to see a documentarian of Gibney’s stature use a simple and free tweet to push back on the Church of Scientology. Conversely, the Church of Scientology is spending millions of dollars in tax-exempt money to fuel its rage and pay for Captain Miscavige’s endless legal bills.

Captain Miscavige needs to destimulate from his incident and come up to present time. This is not 1991 and HBO and Gibney are not Time magazine. And for the record: Richard Behar and Time Magazine withstood the Church of Scientology’s hysteria and viciousness and so will Gibney and HBO.

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CDM.10Captain David Miscavige is extremely committed to proving that the Church of Scientology is as vicious and insane as its critics and former members have stated and documented.

Captain Miscavige is so committed to destroying what is left of the Church of Scientology that he is furiously shoveling money into the insatiable maw of Scientology’s Hate Machine.

Known as OSA, the Scientology Hate Machine is working overtime these days to incinerate as much Church money as possible on Fair Game.

Founder L. Ron Hubbard on the Church of Scientology’s true intention:

“The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the tone scale , neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts.

“The first is to raise them on the tone scale by un-enturbulating  some of their theta  by any one of the three valid processes . The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow. Adders are safe bedmates compared to people on the lower bands of the tone scale. Not all the beauty nor the handsomeness nor artificial social value nor property can atone for the vicious damage such people do to sane men and women.

“The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the tone scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered. It is not necessary to produce a world of clears in order to have a reasonable and worthwhile social order; it is only necessary to delete those individuals who range from 2.0 down, either by processing them enough to get their tone level above the 2.0 line — a task which, indeed, is not very great, since the amount of processing in many cases might be under fifty hours, although it might also in others be in excess of two hundred — or simply quarantining them from the society.

“A Venezuelan dictator once decided to stop leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela an end was put to leprosy in that country” — Science of Survival: Prediction of Human Behavior by L. Ron Hubbard


Church of Scientology Launches Smear Campaign Against HBO and Alex Gibney

The one-minute trailer for Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary has gone viral with >143,000 views in 24 hours:

Given the buzz surrounding the documentary, Alex Gibney and HBO have become the target of yet another Scientology smear campaign. Why is the tax-exempt “religion” of Scientology behaving  in such a lurid and bizarre manner?

It is quite simple to explain.

Scientology has engaged in paranoid smear campaigns since its beginnings when L. Ron Hubbard accused several early Dianeticists of being Communists sent in to ruin his organization and technology. Hubbard also accused his second wife Sara Northrup of being a Russian spy; he later said in a television interview that he never had a second wife.

In 1951, Hubbard wrote the US Attorney General a letter in which he claimed:

I was in my apartment on February 23rd, about two or three o'clock in the morning when the apartment was entered, I was knocked out, had a needle thrust into my heart to give it a jet of air to produce "coronary thrombosis" and was given an electric shock with a 110 volt current. This is all very blurred to me. I had no witnesses. But only one person had another key to that apartment and that was Sara.

Fast forward from 1951 to 2015: Scientology is now claiming, according to the Daily Mail story, that the HBO piece is “‘propaganda’, ‘one-sided’, full of ‘false information’ and features ‘vengeful’ sources.” In other words, Scientology is dramatizing having a needle thrust into its icy heart. This time, however, Gibney is allegedly the only other person who has a key to the apartment.

The apple does not fall from the tree; Scientology dictator “Captain” David Miscavige is as paranoid and vindictive as Hubbard ever was. Captain Miscavige is the man ordering and managing the smear campaign against HBO, Gibney, and many former Church members. Shadowy Scientology spy boss Linda Hamel and her fellow Scientology goons at OSA are executing the program.

If Scientology’s trademark hysteria gets out of hand over HBO — and it could — things could wind up in court. Captain Miscavige could be named. The corporate veils could be pierced. There is great risk here for a “tax exempt religion” and yet Captain Miscavige  — acting with his usual reckless abandon — has ordered, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

Scientology cult leader Captain David Miscavige.

Scientology Cult Leader “Captain” David Miscavige.

The Church of Scientology is using 501(c)(3) religious tax-exempt money to accuse Alex Gibney’s very distinguished father, the writer Frank Gibney, of having published CIA propaganda. Additionally, the Church is spending tax-free money in an attempt to smear former Church members on hate webpages. The Church is, as usual, also using  its vapid and cartoonish in-house tabloid “Freedom Magazine.”

Scientology’s smear campaigns in Freedom Magazine and on Twitter are proof that L. Ron Hubbard’s policy of Fair Game is still alive and well in the Church of Scientology.  Hubbard approved of both lying and retaliation when it came to attacking Scientology’s critics. L. Ron Hubbard labeled those who criticize the Church Suppressive Persons, or SP’s, and ordered they be Fair Gamed:

“This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 25 February 1966

“If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.” — L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs

People attack Scientology, I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear.” – L. Ron Hubbard, MANUAL OF JUSTICE, 1959

“A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 1 March 1965, HCO (Division 1) “Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists”

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 The Scientology Money Project was very gratified to see the HBO trailer give a reference the 990-T book value of the Church of Scientology discovered by this blog and first published by Tony Ortega. The number flashes by almost subliminally at :20.

HBO.SMP

Church of Scientology International (CSI) 2012 Book Value: $846,314,618
Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) 2012 Book Value: $447,192,921
Flag Service Organization (FSO) 2012 Book Value: $209,655,686

Total: $1,503,163,225

This $1.5 billion is all tax-exempt money used by the Church of Scientology, an entity that is actually a highly sinister and deceptive Master Race Cult  bent upon enslaving its own members in every possible way. Scientology makes it own pay each day in every conceivable way.