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  • Zelensky met in the Office of the President with actor Tom Cruise

    10/01/2019 12:35:31 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 32 replies
    Capital ^ | 10/1/2019 | Capital
    “The head of state met with him at the President’s Office on September 30 in the evening. During the meeting, Tom Cruise informed Vladimir Zelensky that he was interested in Ukrainian locations for the filming of one of his new film projects. This was another reason to visit our country, ”the press service of the President’s Office said. Zelensky was told that he had told Cruise about his own experience in the cinema and about the new legislation on compensation to foreign producers who make films in Ukraine. American film actor Tom Cruise arrived in Kiev at the invitation of...
  • Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says

    09/19/2019 11:16:43 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/19/19 | Tracey McManus
    In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy. On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic...
  • Tom Cruise Surprises Comic-Con Audience With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Official Trailer

    07/18/2019 4:48:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 57 replies
    CBS local LA ^ | July 18 2019 | CBS local LA
    SAND DIEGO (CBSLA) — Tom Cruise surprised attendees at the 2019 Comic-Con International in San Diego Thursday with the official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick. Comedian Conan O’Brien was finishing up a panel for the upcoming film Terminator: Dark Fate when he introduced Cruise to the unsuspecting audience.
  • Daughter-in-law of opera singer Plácido Domingo reveals Scientology celeb secrets, [tr]

    07/09/2019 1:22:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2019 | Chris White
    A former Scientology member who was considered royalty within the church has told of her unrivaled access to the group's celebrities, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and even Jada Pinkett Smith, in an exclusive interview with Sam Domingo is the daughter-in-law of the world's most famous opera singer, Plácido Domingo, and during her 22 years in the Church, rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous at the International Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles. The 51-year-old socialized and studied with Cruise's family. Her children would run around with his kids, Connor and Isabella, and she was especially close to his...
  • Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology Alleges Human Trafficking, Intimidation

    06/20/2019 4:36:58 PM PDT · by Windflier · 38 replies ^ | June 19, 2019 | P.J. D'Annunzio
    The action claims the church engaged in human trafficking, child abuse, forced labor, exploitative commercial practices and intimidation campaigns aimed at anyone who spoke out against the church or its leader. A group of lawyers representing a former member of the Church of Scientology who worked directly with its leader David Miscavige has filed a lawsuit alleging the organization is responsible for decades of human trafficking and intimidation, among other abuses. More at Tony Ortega's blog: Church of Scientology and David Miscavige sued for abuse by major legal players "Attorneys representing Jane Doe filed the first of multiple lawsuits to...
  • Scientology Cruise Ship Freewinds Held in Quarantine.

    05/02/2019 7:44:07 AM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 1, 2019 | UK Daily Mail reporter
    A cruise ship had to be quarantined in St Lucia's port after a case of measles was confirmed on board. Health officials docked the cruise ship, which was carrying 300 passengers, on Monday after discovering a female crew member had contracted the disease. According to NBC, officials declined to name the ship, but Sgt Victor Theodore from St Lucia's Coast Guard said it was called the 'Freewinds' - the same name as a 440-foot ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology.
  • The Ugly Truth About Islam and Social Media Censorship

    03/13/2019 8:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/13/19 | Gerar Perry
    I give my thoughts on the drive by social media companies to make Islam a religion beyond criticism.
  • 60 Minutes: Questions remain about whereabouts of Scientology 'queen'

    02/11/2019 7:17:28 AM PST · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 2/10/2019 | Sammi Taylor
    The public face of the Church of Scientology is benevolent. For decades the church has enjoyed the razzle-dazzle of its celebrity members and high-profile spokespeople, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. But beneath the glamour and celebrity is a veil of secrecy, with disturbing cult-like practices and serious allegations of violence, abuse and even claims of holding people prisoner. 60 Minutes travelled to Scientology’s California HQ – the ‘Gold Base’ just outside of LA – where reporter Tara Brown went looking for answers on Shelly Miscavige’s disappearance – but instead, 60 Minutes cameras were met with hostility and an angry...
  • Why I'm Nominating Leah Remini For a Profiles In Courage Award

    02/01/2019 7:44:25 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 2/1/2019 | Kira Davis
    I’m nominating Leah Remini for this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Let me tell you why. For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with the “religion” of Scientology. As a child I was a big fan of L. Ron Hubbard’s science fiction writing. My mom used to get me a subscription to Isaac Asimov’s monthly sci-fi publication and often there were short stories from Hubbard. One day I mistakenly checked out his Scientology handbook “Dianetics” and while I was grossly disappointed to discover it was not the sci-fi romp I’d hoped for, it...
  • How Scientology And The Nation Of Islam Formed A Bizarre And Dangerous Alliance

    11/26/2018 1:43:57 PM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2018 | Alex VanNess and Ryan Mauro
    The Church of Scientology, an organization created by the science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, is a cult that boasts multiple A-list actors as members. Scientology was founded in the 1950s, after the publishing of Hubbard’s self-help book “Dianetics.” This cult is built around the ideas found within “Dianetics” and the science fiction genre for which Hubbard was known. Scientology has multiple celebrities and business magnates in its membership. In addition to being worth billions of dollars, with massive real-estate holdings, Scientology has been known to attack detractors and cover up the misdeeds of some of its most prominent members....
  • Carter Page, the CIA, and the Phony Punch-and-Judy “Lawsuits”

    10/19/2018 2:38:18 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 6 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 18 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    <p>A judge has already thrown out one phony “lawsuit” filed by Carter Page, that one filed against Oath Inc., the parent company of Yahoo. Carter Page supposedly filed that ridiculous “defamation” suit because of a Michael Isikoff article published back on 23 September 2016 that named Carter Page, but the real and only reason for filing the suit was to protect and promote Michael Isikoff as a “source.”</p>
  • CIA Crimes: How John Brennan Weaponized the CIA and FBI ... o Frame Trump—PART F

    10/12/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 9 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 12 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    From no later than Monday, 27 June 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, CIA Director John Brennan, Greg Vogle—director of the CIA’s dirty National Clandestine Service—and FBI Director James Comey all had copies of the first “dossier” memo from Christopher Steele, which contained the “golden showers” filth about Donald Trump, and which had been written one week earlier, on Monday, 20 June 2016. And that brings us back to something else that Cornikoff slipped up (badly) and said in their book, as quoted earlier: “When the first Steele memo arrived in FBI headquarters that same week [the...
  • CIA Crimes: How John Brennan Weaponized the CIA and FBI ... to Frame Trump—PART D

    10/01/2018 11:40:27 AM PDT · by LevonRiver · 8 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 30 September 2018 | Ashton Gray
    And then someone (for “someone” read “CIA Director John Brennan”) loosed the hounds of hell. ... Three days later, on or about Wednesday, 1 June 2016, Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS hired MI6 covert operative Christopher Steele. (Only a week earlier, on 24 May, Simpson had received $91,500 from the Clinton/DNC money laundering service, Perkins Coie. On the same day, Wednesday, 1 June 2016, the private plane of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska—who had significant ties to Paul Manafort, to Christopher Steele, and to DOJ’s Bruce Ohr—arrived in San Francisco from Moscow. ... On or about the same day, Wednesday, 1...
  • Q Anon: 07/22/18 "Trust The Plan"

    07/22/2018 10:00:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,839 replies ^ | 7/22/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction YouTube Thoughts Not Bots Who is Q - 4 min - quick overview Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Threadreader ImperatorRex A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming: major Swamp Draining. - overview Article Sundance Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency - overview Threadreader Jason Wright...
  • Church of Scientology, former member settle long lawsuit (Forced Abortion)

    07/24/2018 8:36:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology and one of its former members have settled a lawsuit she filed nearly a decade ago alleging she was forced to work long hours as a pre-teen and was coerced to have an abortion at 17.</p>
  • The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

    06/01/2018 1:03:31 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Vanessa Grigoriadis
    One winter morning in a conventional suburb outside Albany, N.Y., Nancy Salzman, the 63-year-old president of a self-improvement company named Nxivm, sat on a mahogany-colored stool in her kitchen. Her tasteful home was surrounded by other Nxivm members’ modest townhouses or capacious stone mansions that seemed to spring up out of nowhere, like mushrooms, on the suburban streets. In Salzman’s den, a photo of her with her two adult daughters hung on a wall, the three of them wearing smiles as wide as ancient Greek masks of comedy; the same happy photo served as the wallpaper on Salzman’s laptop. A...
  • Leah Remini ramps up work with A+E as her Scientology And The Aftermath is picked up for [tr]

    04/14/2018 4:21:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2018 | Bobbie Whiteman
    ook out for more Leah Remini on A+E Networks. Her hit series Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath is being renewed for a third season. And the 47-year-old has signed a two-year, first-look development deal to produce new projects for the company, Deadline reported on Friday.
  • Scientology Poised to Launch TV Network

    03/11/2018 2:12:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 11, 2018 | Michael O'Connell
    The Church of Scientology is getting its own TV network. The controversial group, headed by David Miscavige, is poised to launch a channel on DirectTV and platforms Apple TV and Roku on Monday, March 12. Evidence of the network is already on Apple's app store, where "Scientology TV" is available for download from The Church of Scientology International. Running the app reveals a placeholder announcement that content will officially launch at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. P.T. There's also a newly launched Twitter account, with first updates coming early Sunday morning, pointing to a website that doesn't yet appear to be...

    03/08/2018 3:51:55 PM PST · by Bodega · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 8, 2018 | Samantha Bee
    "...Both of these cults are based on myths...One says that 75 million years ago an intergalactic warlord nuked billions of people..., and then there's the really crazy myth that guns have nothing to do with gun violence....".
  • Outspoken Donald Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa wears an anti-abortion dress painted with...

    01/28/2018 4:19:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Carly Stern For
    FULL TITLE: Outspoken Donald Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa wears an anti-abortion dress painted with a picture of a FETUS to the Grammy Awards - and carries a 'Choose Life' bag Hollywood award shows have been popular platforms for political statements lately, but the messages tend to skew toward the left. Tonight at the Grammy Awards, though, American singer Joy Villa made a very conservative statement on the red carpet. The 31-year-old, who has released a handful of singles since 2011, wore her anti-abortion views on her sleeve — or, we should say, her dress. Scroll down for video