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.

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:

13909.Augustine 001

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.


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.


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:


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:


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.


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!


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.


Freedom Magazine circa 1984:


——— 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.


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”


 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.


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.

The Horrifying Real Secret of Scientology is Genocide

The horrifying real secret of Scientology is not about Xenu or volcanoes.

What the Church of Scientology does not want the public to know is its biggest secret: Scientologists consider that they are Homo Novis, a new and superior Master Race.

The real secret about Scientology is its Master Race agenda that seeks nothing less than world conquest via ethnic cleansing and taking over the political, legal, educational, and mental health systems of the world.

What Scientology actually is at its core is a Master Race Cult bent upon world domination.

What the general public does not know is that the Master Race Cult of Scientology calls for a genocide of anyone 2.0 or below on the Scientology tone scale. That is what L. Ron Hubbard wrote and we discuss it in this article. Please feel free to copy or reproduce this article. 

We preface this essay with a chilling quote by L. Ron Hubbard:

“Incredulity of our data and validity. This is our finest asset and gives us more protection than any other single thing. If certain parties thought we were real we would have infinitely more trouble. There’s actual terror in the breast of a guilty person at the thought of OT, and without a public incredulity we never would have gotten as far as we have. And now it’s too late to be stopped. This protection was accidental but it serves us very well indeed. Remember that the next time the ignorant scoff.”– L. Ron Hubbard, “Scientology Review”, HCO Bulletin of 29 July 1963


In June of 1957, L. Ron Hubbard took the first ideological step of declaring Scientologists to be a new and distinct race that was separate from, and superior to, homo sapiens. This spurious and hateful distinction allowed Hubbard to inject the diabolical element of racial superiority into the minds of Scientologists:

[Re: “Homo Scientologicus”] : “Man had to cease to be Homo Sapiens and had to become Homo Scientologicus in order to accomplish any action that was anywhere near efficient in South Africa.” — L. Ron Hubbard, PAB 119 1 September 1957 The Big Auditing Problem

Hubbard elaborated upon his notion of Scientologists as a master race in 1965:

“HOMO NOVIS, 1. Homo man, novis, new. (BCR, p. 12) 2. a theta-animated mest body possessed of new and desirable attributes; a mest clear, a good, sane rational mest being about a skyscraper higher than Homo sapiens. (HOM, p. 40) 3. the Second Stage Release is definitely Homo novis. The person ceases to respond like Homo sapiens and has fantastic capability to learn and act. (HCOB 28 Jun 65)” — L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary

Hubbard called all non-Scientologists “wogs” and dehumanized them by writing that wogs weren’t even trying, i.e. that were worthless and lazy:

3. Any non-Scientologist is a “wog,” someone who “isn’t even trying.”
(Ref: L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary.)

Having declared non-Scientologists to be racially inferior to Scientologists allowed Hubbard to dehumanize them in the minds of his followers. Indeed, Hubbard stated in writing that the members of the inferior race were to be treated like game animals during hunting season, for Hubbard declared them to be Fair Game:

ENEMY — SP Order. Fair game. 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.

Copyright c 1967
by L. Ron Hubbard


By 1967, Hubbard had established the brutally simple ideological framework of the Scientology Master Race Cult:

1. Homo Novis – the superior race composed of Scientologists.

2. Homo Sapiens – wogs, i.e. the inferior race.

3. Fair Game: The punishment that Homo Novis, as the superior race, was entitled to inflict on the inferior race.


There was an even more sinister step needed to achieve Pax Scientology. This step was based on Hubbard’s tone scale. Using his own scale as a metric to judge the value of a person, Hubbard decreed that all persons who were 2.0 or lower on his scale had only two options in a Scientology World. From the pen of L. Ron Hubbard in his infamous book Science of Survival:

“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

In Hubbard’s world, it is Scientology processing or death for persons adjudged to be 2.0 or lower on the tone scale. If a person cannot be processed above 2.0, then that person, and all others like him, are to be disposed of, “quietly and without sorrow….” In other words, Hubbard and Scientology call for either a forced conversion to Scientology or genocide as a way to eliminate all of those people whom they consider to be at 2.0 and below.


What is 2.0 on Hubbard’s Tone Scale? It is “Antagonism.”

Simply stated, Hubbard said that anyone who was antagonistic, and he meant antagonistic towards Scientology, was to be forced to convert or be murdered “quietly and without sorrow” by the superior race of Homo Novis, who alone is capable of determining a person’s Tone Level by use of Hubbard’s so-called technology.

To expand upon the Homo Novis genocide of anyone who is >2.0 on Hubbard’s Tone Scale, let’s look closer at the Tone Scale below 2.0 to see else who would be executed in a Scientology dictatorship. Humans who experienced the following states would either be raised above 2.0 or executed by the Master Race:

1.9 Hostility
1.8 Pain
1.5 Anger
1.4 Hate
1.3 Resentment
1.2 No Sympathy
1.15 Unexpressed Resentment
1.1 Covert Hostility
1.0 Fear
0.98 Despair
0.96 Terror
0.94 Numb

Hubbard has the whole thing rigged, for if one is not a Scientologist then, in Scientology’s logic, they have some covert hostility (1.1) or resentment (1.3) against Scientology. In Hubbard’s perverted logic, Scientology is so good that the only people who do not like it are criminals. This is why it is so easy for him to call for a genocide against people of an inferior race.


1. Homo Novis – the superior race composed of Scientologists.

2. Homo Sapiens, wogs, the inferior race.

3. Fair Game: The punishment that Homo Novis, as the superior race, was utterly entitled to inflict on the inferior race.

4. Genocide: The Church of Scientology’s stated social engineering program to rid the world of any member of the inferior race who is 2.0 or below on Hubbard’s Tone Scale.


Just how many people would Scientology execute in a genocide if it ruled the world? We can make on determination based upon Hubbard’s own writings. Hubbard created and described the  antisocial personality, or Suppressive Person. Hubbard said that SP’s comprised 2.5% of the global population:

“In the fields of government, police activities and mental health, to name a few, we see that it is important to be able to detect and isolate this personality type so as to protect society and individuals from the destructive consequences upon letting such have free rein to injure others. As they only comprise 20% of the population and as only 2.5% of this 20% are truly dangerous, we see that with a very small amount of effort we could considerably better the state of society.” — From HCOPL 27 Sept 1966

In a world of 6.7 billion people, Hubbard’s numbers would mean that 1,235,600,000 people (20%) have anti-social personalities. This means that Scientology would first conduct a genocide against the 2.5% of the most dangerous anti-social personalities, which would be 169,500,000 people. Hubbard deemed SP’s to be non-producers and therefore inherently degenerate:

The aberrative personality is so badly off that he can lead only a parasitic existence. You will understand, then, that people going down Tone Scale do not immediately and automatically become aberrative personalities, in our definition as here used. People become aberrative personalities out of a malevolence which insists on a high level of survival without the production of anything.” — L. Ron Hubbard

At a minimum, the Master Race of Scientology would execute 169,500,000 anti-social personalities and anyone at 2.0 or below that could not be processed to a higher level. Like all other radicalized hate groups, Scientology comes down the same choice: Convert or die!


The Scientology term Planetary Clearing takes on a chilling meaning when considered in terms of the genocide contemplated in the Church of Scientology’s venomous ideology.

L. Ron Hubbard:

“You want to know what happens when you clear everybody in that neighborhood, the only thing that [Scientology] center can become used for is a political center. Because by the time you’ve done all this, you are the government…” — L. Ron Hubbard. Taped Lecture – 9 January 1962: Future Org Trends.

“Once the world is Clear – a nation, a state, a city or a village – the Scientology-organization in the area becomes its government! And once this has taken place the only policy accepted as valid is Scientology policy.” — L. Ron Hubbard. Taped Lecture – 9 January 1962: Future Org Trends.


While Church of Scientology “parishioners” would protest that they abhor genocide, they cannot escape the call for genocide embodied in their own scriptures. Even if they do not possess knowledge of what is in their own scriptures, it is still there along with Fair Game and Disconnection.

When a person becomes a member of the Church of Scientology by joining the IAS and contributing money to the IAS they, by default, become associated with the Church of Scientology’s doctrines of a Master Race, genocide, disconnection, Fair Game, and the rest of it.

IAS donations do not simply buy buildings: IAS donations enforce Scientology’s horrific Master Race policies of genocide, disconnection, Fair Game, spying, and harassment. If you are still in the Church you have to ask yourself if this is what you want your donations to finance and perpetuate.

While the Church of Scientology lacks the means to fully enforce its Master Race policies of genocide, disconnection, Fair Game, spying,and  human rights abuses this lack of means does not lessen Scientology’s stated intent to make these policies the law. Per Hubbard’s own words, Scientology Ideal Orgs are, in their ultimate expression, intended to become “government centers” and enforce Scientology policies as the law.

Only those people who leave the Church of Scientology and resign from the IAS can be free of such associations.

Scientologists can protest that genocide is not true for them, but until the world sees the Church Scientology publicly repudiate their Master Race ideology of genocide, Fair Game, and disconnection, no one should trust the Church of Scientology.


The governments of England, America, Greece, and other countries saw the dangers of Scientology in the 1960’s and conducted investigations. The media covered these investigations and this all brought negative attention to Scientology. The Anderson Report of 1963 and the Foster Report of 1971 are two of the leading examples of inquiries into Scientology of that era. Both reports were prescient in warning of the dangers, lies, fascism, and greed of Scientology.

That members of an inferior race would dare attack the master race of Homo Scientologicus and its leader infuriated L. Ron Hubbard. Accordingly, on 16 Feb 1969, L. Ron Hubbard, realizing that he could not defeat the world in one decisive battle and bring it under a Scientology dictatorship, declared a war of attrition against the world.


The Master Race Cult of Scientology lied to the IRS to gain tax exemption in 1993.Tax exemption has allowed Scientology to amass tax-free wealth in order to insinuate its influence into every part of Western society it could do so.  Tax exemption also allowed Scientology to engage in systematic program of terrorism while using its religious status as both a sword and shield.

The Master Race Cult of Scientology is not a religion, and, its tax exempt status should be revoked by the IRS. The next phase of activism must focus on the revocation of Scientology’s tax exemption.

The Foster Report is well worth reading for it is as relevant today as it was in 1971:

Time Magazine Redux: The Church of Scientology’s Hysterical Reaction to Alex Gibney and HBO

Alex.GibneyThe Church of Scientology has reacted very badly, and very predictably, to the Sundance Film Festival debut of Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief. Gibney’s documentary is based upon Lawrence Wright’s best-selling book of the same name.

As it always does when it is exposed as a fascist and inherently violent organization, the Church of Scientology has collapsed into its usual Paroxysms of Hysteria.


The Church is Scientology is well-known for the hyperventilating and venomous North Korean style propaganda it churns out when its dark side is exposed.

The Church is reacting to Gibney and HBO in exactly the same way it did to Time Magazine’s seminal 1991 cover story Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power by Richard Behar.

In his article, Behar bravely wrote that Scientology is, ”a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner.” Alex Gibney displays the same courage in examining Scientology in his new documentary.

Scientology went ballistic over Behar’s piece and engaged in a series of actions it is now repeating with Gibney and HBO. Scientology’s attack on Gibney and HBO is Time Magazine Redux.

1991: Scientology placed full-page ads attacking both Time and Behar in USA Today. These ads were placed Monday-Friday for twelve consecutive weeks.

2015: Scientology placed full-page ads in USA Today and the Los Angeles Times attacking Gibney and HBO executive Sheila Nevins.

1991: Scientology used its full-page USA Today ads in an attempt to smear Time Magazine for selecting Hitler as its Man of the Year in 1938. Scientology wildly claimed that this somehow proved that Time was connected to Hitler, Nazi Psychiatry, and the Holocaust. Scientology tried to smear Time magazine as being a crypto-Nazi publication that peddled deadly psychiatric medications in its ads. In the same period Scientology was attacking Time, the Church quietly signed a contract with PR giant Hill & Knowlton to improve Scientology’s public image and stop the negative press. This deal later blew up and ended in a lawsuit.

UPDATE: January 31, 2015: As reported on Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker, Scientologists posting online are now echoing the 1991 attack on Time Magazine; this as HBO is owned by Time Warner. This is further proof that Scientology’s attack on Gibney and HBO is Time Magazine Redux:

HBO is owned by Time Magazine which made Hitler their man of the year in 1938 thus assisting him in the slaughter of 6 million jews and many more millions of Europeans. HBO’s “news” programs are controlled by the UK/EU/US Bilderberger pedophile sociopaths. Those who who push HBO’s propaganda are ALL headed for prison and the ash heap of history – where they belong.”

2015: Scientology’s rabid in-house propaganda organ Freedom Magazine engages in yet another of its typically smarmy and deceitful attempts to smear those responsible for an unsparing and factual look at the Church.  This time, Freedom puts Alex Gibney and his sources in its gun sights. Going earlier on the chain, Freedom Magazine attacked Lawrence Wright in 2011 for claimed inaccuracies in his New Yorker article entitled The Apostate. Wright’s article covered Paul Haggis and his departure from the Church of Scientology. The Apostate was the genesis of Wright’s book Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief. Hence, the current Scientology hysteria over Gibney and HBO is essentially a turgid rehash of its 2011 attack on Wright and the New Yorker.

1991 Lawsuit: While Scientology’s current attack on Gibney and HBO is a Time Magazine Redux, the one difference is that, in 1991, Scientology alleged libel and sued Richard Behar and Time Warner for a whopping $416,000,000. The Church additionally sued Reader’s Digest for publishing a condensed version of the Time article in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy. It remains to be seen if Scientology sues Gibney, HBO, or their sources. Such a move carries the risk of counter lawsuits that name David Miscavige, Linda Hamel, and other Church executives. Additionally, these same Sea Org members could be sued as individuals as they are not employees of CSI and are rather volunteers who belong to an unincorporated religious order. In any case, lawsuits seeking to pierce the corporate veils of the Scientology Spaghetti Maze seem inevitable.

1996: The judge in the Time Magazine case dismissed Scientology’s lawsuit. Scientology also lost on appeal. From the Spring 2001 issue of The News Media & The Law:

“A federal appellate court upheld Time magazine’s portrayal of the Church of Scientology as ‘Mafia-like’ because the reporter conducted a standard investigation before writing an article critical of the church.”

“In affirming a district court dismissal, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York (2nd Cir.) agreed that reporter Richard Behar did not write the article ‘Scientology: The Cult of Greed’ with reckless disregard for the truth. In researching the article, Behar claimed Time ‘conducted more than 150 interviews and reviewed hundreds of court records and internal Scientology documents,’ although Scientology officials refused to be interviewed.”

“The appellate court said on Jan. 12 that Behar’s extensive investigation — including interviews, affidavits, and published articles — was adequate to establish a lack of actual malice. Behar’s interviews were with credible sources who had close ties to Scientology and whom Behar would have no reason to doubt, the court reasoned.”


1992: Scientology leader David Miscavige is interviewed by Ted Koppel on Nightline. Miscavige offered the self-serving argument that the Time article was revenge for Scientology having cost the magazine its Prozac ad revenues. Koppel won an Emmy for this segment; Miscavige has never done another television interview.


Mike Rinder Throws Down the Gauntlet at Sundance!

Alex.GibneyAlex Gibney’s HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” debuted to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival. Based upon Lawrence Wright’s book of the same name, Gibney’s documentary features many prominent former Scientologists including former OSA Int’l boss Mike Rinder.

Variety just weighed in on Gibney’s film::

“The documentary is a broadside against the controversial religion. It argues that Scientology exploits its tax exempt status to amass millions of dollars in property and donations, behaving more like a business than a charity.”

The Variety article quotes Mike Rinder:


Mike Rinder

“’If you are a U.S. Attorney or any form of prosecutor in the United States and you want to take on the Church of Scientology in a case like this, make it your career,’ said Mike Rinder, a former senior executive in the Church of Scientology.”

“’There is a cost benefit analysis that every prosecutor and every overworked law enforcement agency goes through to decide are they going to devote enormous amounts of time and resources to attempting to prosecute this sort of crime or are they going to get murderers off the streets,’” he added.

The Scientology Money Project could not agree more.

We stand ready to assist any U.S. Attorney or prosecutor in investigating the Church of Scientology and its criminal activities: Human rights abuses; fraud; false and misleading advertising; etc.

What stands out most to us is the Church of Scientology’s malicious system of using unconscionable contracts to strip Scientologists of their legal rights to the greatest extent possible. These sham contracts are here at the Scientology Money Project:

How Scientology Inc. Legally Cripples Its Own Members: The Four Unconscionable Contracts

From Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions Twitter Page:



Anatomy of Scientology Lies: The Attack on Alex Gibney and HBO

Scientology cult leader Captain David Miscavige.

Scientology cult leader Captain David Miscavige.

Above: Captain David Miscavige is the leader of the Church of Scientology’s sinister paramilitary group known as the Sea Organization.

Although Captain Miscavige hotly denies it via his attorneys, he is the absolute and unchallenged leader of the Church of Scientology International, Narconon, IAS, and all other parts of the Scientology franchise system.  In Rathbun v. Miscavige, Miscavige’s attorney Lamont Jefferson spent time arguing with opposing counsel that Mr. Miscavige was not to be called Captain Miscavige. This was so preposterous that I satirized it at my other blog: How Dare You Call COB “Captain Miscavige!”

Captain Miscavige has a volcanic temper. He stands publicly accused of having physically attacked and beaten many of his subordinates. Too many victims have come forward. There are too many eyewitnesses of Miscavige’s violence. Miscavige dares not sue any of his accusers for that would put him in a courtroom nightmare in which he would have to face dozens of accusers and eyewitnesses.

Captain David Miscavige is crippled by the same problem as alleged serial-rapist Bill Cosby: There are too many accusers, and, these accusers are credible and believable.


Bill Cosby dares not sue his accusers nor does Captain David Miscavige.


Although no one in the Church of Scientology has seen Alex Gibney’s upcoming documentary, Scientology nevertheless paid to publish a a full page ad  today in the New York Times. This Scientology ad was a preemptive attack upon Alex Gibney and his upcoming documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

The ad and its content were energetically discussed by the commenting community over at Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker.

The Scientology ad also ran in the L.A. Times.

UPDATE: Tony Ortega asked Alex Gibney for a comment and Gibney said:

“What I find so fascinating, from having studied the church for more than two years, is how eerily predictable it is. It’s almost as though all the voices from the church were channeling the views of a single individual…”


Absent a lawsuit against Gibney or HBO for libel, Miscavige and the Church of Scientology are just wasting yet more tax exempt dollars on false and misleading newspaper ads intended for internal consumption. To be blunt, the NYT ad is the usual litany of Scientology butthurt ordered by  Captain David Miscavige.

The NYT full page Scientology ad is the same tired old recycled pablum Scientology has used on Vanity Fair, Lawrence Wright, CNN, and others. The empty and hollow threat letters written by Miscavige’s attorneys to CNN and Vanity Fair are here.

The bottom line is this: The Church of Scientology is not suing Alex Gibney or HBO for libel. The Church is also not suing any of Gibney’s sources.


Because Captain David Miscavige is the Achilles heel of the entire Church of Scientology. Miscavige cannot withstand being deposed if he sued anyone. Miscavige has too much to hide. Moreover, there are numerous victims and eyewitnesses to his physical assaults on Church members. There are witnesses to his paranoid waste of millions of Church dollars spent spying on people. For example, Miscavige ordered former Church executive Pat Broker surreptitiously followed and spied on for twenty-five years at a cost of $12,000,000.

David Miscavige and his posse of damage control lunatics are playing their usual cards. This is what the ads are all about.

Miscavige says he cleaned house. This is not correct because Gibney’s sources were not fired by Miscavige. Rather, they all escaped from the Sea Org. These former Sea Org members have had to endure years of harassment ordered by Miscavige and dubiously paid for using 501(c)(3)tax exempt dollars. These people were only later expelled as a grasping face-saving measure on Miscavige’s part.

Miscavige says he cleaned house. This is not correct because Miscavige did not resign from his position as the leader of the Church of Scientology. Miscavige stepping down is needed as the first step towards any “housecleaning” in the madhouse known as the Church of Scientology.