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Jury Deadlocks in
Actor's Rape Trial
Nov 30, 2022 6:05 PM CST
Jury Deadlocks in Actor's Rape Trial
Danny Masterson's new trial is scheduled for March
- Seven times over the past two days, the jury in actor Danny Masterson's rape trial took votes on the three charges. The counts were 10-2, 8-4, and 7-5 for acquittal, per the
. The jury then said it's clear that its members "are adamant about maintaining...
Ex-Scientology Official Details
Breaking Free of 'Mind Prison'
Nov 26, 2022 6:55 AM CST
Ex-Scientology Official Details Breaking Free of 'Mind Prison'
Mike Rinder hopes to reach his adult children with his book
- Mike Rinder says he'd probably have never left Scientology if its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, were still alive. For Rinder, who grew up in the church and became one of its top executives, life in Scientology changed when David Miscavige took over in 1987 after Hubbard's death. The...
Remini Has a
in case you missed it
Jun 18, 2022 12:50 PM CDT
Soars, Leah Remini Has a Warning About Tom Cruise
'Don’t let the movie star charm fool you'
Top Gun: Maverick
may be sitting atop the box office (or, at least, near the top since
Jurassic World: Dominion
premiered), but as far as Leah Remini is concerned, that doesn't mean the world should give Tom Cruise and his religion a pass. "Tom Cruise knows exactly what...
I'm Done With
Aug 18, 2021 6:55 AM CDT
Laura Prepon: I'm Done With Scientology
Actress reveals she stopped practicing 5 years ago
- Laura Prepon, who once said Scientology was "magic," is no longer practicing the controversial religion. The
That '70s Show
Orange Is the New Black
that she stopped years ago, but didn't go public with the decision until now. "I'm no...
Jun 28, 2021 6:44 PM CDT
Scientology Foe Dies, Estranged
Ron Miscavige was a vocal opponent of the organization run by his son David
- Ron Miscavige, who defected from the Church of Scientology and became a leading opponent from outside the organization run by his son, has died. Miscavige, 85, died Monday after suffering from health problems including cancer for years, the
Tampa Bay Times
reports. He introduced his son David to Scientology when...
Scientology Takes Center Stage
in Danny Masterson Rape Case
May 28, 2021 11:54 AM CDT
Scientology Takes Center Stage in Danny Masterson Rape Case
Judge says church doctrine forbid alleged victims from going to police
- A four-day preliminary hearing at the Los Angeles County Superior Court last week focused as much on rape charges against actor Danny Masterson as on the practices of the Church of Scientology. Judge Charlaine Olmedo, who allowed the case to proceed to trial, concluded Masterson's three alleged victims didn'...
Dec 21, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Leah Remini Blasts Cruise's COVID Rant
'He is an abusive person. ... This is the real Tom,' says ex-Scientologist of church's famous member
- It was the rant heard round the world, and it's one that now has an ex-Scientologist pitted against the most famous one. Last week, Tom Cruise was heard in leaked audio from the
Mission: Impossible 7
movie set berating crew members who weren't following COVID protocols to his...
After Danny Masterson's Arrest,
Remini Calls Out Scientology
Jun 19, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
After Danny Masterson's Arrest, Remini Calls Out Scientology
'Your days of getting away with it is coming to an end!'
- Leah Remini had a strong response to news of actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson's arrest on rape charges : "Praise the lord!" Remini has loudly criticized the Church of Scientology since her exit in 2013, and last August she sat down with two women who accused Masterson of...
Opens New Church
in a Controversial Way
Feb 27, 2020 12:03 PM CST
Scientology Opens New Church in a Controversial Way
Officials are apologizing after hundreds of balloons were released
- The Church of Scientology apparently wasn't thinking about the environment when it opened a new church in southern California Saturday. Images shared by the church show hundreds of helium balloons being released during the Ventura center's grand opening, KTLA reports. The pictures quickly sparked anger, with groups including...
Dog Amid Rape
Jan 25, 2020 10:45 AM CST
Claim: Scientology Poisoned Singer's Dog Amid Rape Accusations
Cedric Bixler-Zavala claims the Church is protecting actor Danny Masterson
- A progressive rock singer claims Scientologists have poisoned his family dog—again. Cedric Bixler-Zavala, lead singer of Mars Volta and At the Drive-In, says he put down his dog this week after it ate poisoned meat tossed into the yard by Church of Scientology members, per the
Beck Is in a Weird
Squabble With Leah Remini
Nov 26, 2019 6:18 PM CST
Beck Is in a Weird Squabble With Leah Remini
Over his past, or lack thereof, with Scientology
- Beck has long been reported to be a Scientologist—the singer's father is one, and Beck was married for 14 years to Marissa Ribisi, twin of actor Giovanni Ribisi and member of a well-known Scientology family—and he's discussed his association with the religion in multiple interviews. But...
Took My Dad'
Sep 24, 2019 2:20 AM CDT
Leah Remini: 'Scientology Took My Dad'
She says she wasn't told about his death for a month
- Former Scientologist Leah Remini says it took her a month to find out that her estranged father had died—and she blames the organization for destroying her relationship with him. In an Instagram post , the outspoken Scientology critic says she and her sister Nicole didn't know about George Remini'...
Ex-Scientologist Who Fled
in Trunk of Car Sues Church
Jun 20, 2019 3:47 AM CDT
Ex-Scientologist Who Fled in Trunk of Car Sues Church
She accuses it of human trafficking, false imprisonment, child abuse
- A "Jane Doe" who was in the Church of Scientology for nearly 40 years is suing the organization, accusing it of human trafficking, false imprisonment, child abuse, and many other misdeeds. The woman says she was in the organization from her birth in 1979 and eventually fled in 2016...
Officials: Scientology Ship
Quarantined Over Measles
May 2, 2019 6:52 AM CDT
Officials: Scientology Ship Quarantined Over Measles
Nearly 300 people are stuck on the Freewinds docked in St. Lucia
- On the Freewinds cruise ship, there's one person currently being kept in isolation with the measles—while nearly 300 others are being kept on board at a port in St. Lucia. The 440-foot-long ship has been quarantined since Monday due to a female crew member's measles diagnosis, meaning...
'Exactly What I Needed'
Mar 27, 2019 10:50 AM CDT
Isabella Cruise: Scientology Training 'Exactly What I Needed'
Tom Cruise's adopted daughter wants others to follow her lead, per a mailer
- Like her father, Isabella Cruise is apparently gung-ho for Scientology. "If you are going to make it as a being for the long run you NEED this. That's the truth," the 26-year-old adopted daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman writes of her training to become a...
No, I Did Not
Audition to Be
Tom Cruise's Girlfriend
Jun 28, 2018 1:32 PM CDT
Scarlett Johansson: No, I Did Not Audition to Be Tom Cruise's Girlfriend
Actress hits back at former Scientologist's claim
- During an appearance on
Megyn Kelly Today
Wednesday, former Scientologist Brendan Tighe said that Scarlett Johansson once auditioned to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend. Johansson was having none of it, quickly hitting back with a statement to E! News . "The very idea of any person auditioning to be in...
Church of Scientology
Launches TV Channel
Mar 13, 2018 1:03 AM CDT
Church of Scientology Launches TV Channel
'We're not here to preach to you, to convince you or to convert you'
- The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn't seeking to preach or convert. "There's a lot of talk about us. And we get it," church leader...
Foes Blame Scientology
for Haggis Rape Accusations
Jan 16, 2018 5:24 AM CST
Foes Blame Scientology for Haggis Rape Accusations
Rape allegations 'very suspect,' Remini, Rinder say
- The co-hosts of A&E series
Scientology and the Aftermath
are defending fellow ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis, suggesting the church may be behind sexual misconduct accusations against him , which include two allegations of rape. In an open letter , Leah Remini and Mike Rinder say it is "very suspect" when people...
Wanted Kevin James
Aug 30, 2017 9:55 AM CDT
Remini: Scientologists Wanted Kevin James
They wanted her to convert co-star, says actress
- If Leah Remini hadn't left Scientology and subsequently raised hell about the church , leaders might be pleased to know she's again working with Kevin James . In an interview with
, Remini says she was pressured to convert James to Scientology while the pair were working together on
Aug 19, 2017 10:08 AM CDT
Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology
Apparently, it's not the same as a near-future totalitarian government
- Elisabeth Moss had "probably the politest response" possible to a fan comparing her religion to a totalitarian regime in a near-future dystopia, Vulture reports. According to the
, a fan on the actress' Instagram account asked her if starring in
The Handmaid's Tale
had made her "think...
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