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Another PR Crisis?

ABC news dubs Miscavige’s abuse and torture as Another Scientology PR Crisis.  (Good Morning America coverage).  Ya think?

More in depth coverage is scheduled for tonight’s ABC Nightline.

Tony Ortega at the Village Voice has published a bunch of Cook litigation related documents, at Inside the Alamo.   The last letter that Tony posts is a not so subtle threat toward Debbie’s counsel Ray Jeffrey.  Standard operating procedure for corporate Scientology: when the law doesn’t support you – argue the facts, when the facts don’t suport you – argue the law, when the facts and law go against you – destroy opposition counsel by any means necessary.  Dave apparently missed the memo, the Cold War ended for everybody else a couple of decades ago.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.

I have a feeling that exposure of Miscavige’s sickness is going viral today.

UPDATE 8:08 a.m.: Battered Woman Syndrome. Marc Yager is the unidentified individual who wrote to ABC denying that Miscavige beat him. Over the past 2 1/2 years Yager has been doing little other than writing statements denying Miscavige beats him. He may yet turn into the most curious and widely studied case of battered woman syndrome.

UPDATE 2:02 pm: On Yahoo News top stories.

UPDATE 2:49 pm: UPI.com coverage

UPDATE: 4:52 pm: Jonathan Hurley weighs in.

UPDATE: 8:48 pm: UK Daily Mail.

UPDATE: 9:40 pm: Gather.com.

Operation Dovenator: Target, Tom Cruise

While we were on the subject of outing corporate Scientology spooks, Tony Ortega at the Village Voice happened to bring up another Miscavige deep cover agent.  Tony reported on Miscavige’s long-term mole into the family and life of Tom Cruise.

Please read the story at this link, Michael “The Dovenator” Doven. 

Why would Doven be given “celebrity” status at Celebrity Center Int, be dished a bunch of Scientology Celebrity business, and be put on full-time study by Miscavige – all starting in the summer of 2010?

Obvious. If you haven’t listened to the May 2010 recorded phone call highlighted in Ortega’s story, do so because it contains a huge clue.   Doven is uncertain in that call.  He even expresses disagreement with the Miscavige mission orders he was carrying out.  Doven had nothing but comm  lags and circuits to offer in response to the truth I was dishing out to him. In short, clearly disaffected with Miscavige.

He had to be straightened out with a yank.  I guarantee you Miscavige had him sec checked within an inch of his life after that conversation.  Then, recognizing  the devastating impact of a disaffected Doven, he rolled out the red carpet to pamper him, and make his social and financial future linked at the hip to being in “good standing”.

What is David Miscavige afraid of Michael disclosing?  The fact that Michael Doven was a card carrying, deep cover mole into the life and family of Tom Cruise from 1989 to the present.  Even during the years of Tom Cruise’s hiatus from corporate Scientology (1991 through 2001) Doven reported on every significant event in Cruise’s personal life directly to David Miscavige. Right on down to arguments with his then-wife Nicole, down to problems with his kids, down to every origination made by Tom in confidence to his personal assistant Michael Doven.   Michael Doven was not just a spy.  He was an operative, receiving and executing continuous orders from Miscavige to subtly influence Tom to reach out to his “old buddy” David Miscavige.

Michael, well done on completing the basics. However, recognize that all the data in the universe won’t set you free.

“The road to truth is begun with honesty.”

- L Ron Hubbard

 

Debbie Cook – Gathering Steam on Day 4

Tony Ortega at the Village Voice has done a comprehensive, very accurate story on Debbie Cook, see Scientology In Crisis.

If anyone doubted my report last night as to Miscavige’s “handling”, Corporate Scientology Infiltrates Debbie Cook, Ortega’s article, quoting USA Today, provided further confirmation:

Spokesperson Karin Pouw adds that the “positioning” of Cook as a “prominent Scientology insider” is “inaccurate.” She describes her as “‘a disgruntled defector’ who has not had any position in the Church for several years, having left in 2007 for medical reasons.”

“The Church refers to individuals such as Ms. Cook as a squirrel. A squirrel is someone who alters the Scripture; a heretic,” she writes, asking that “you correct this error in your headline and in the text of the article.”

As Mike Rinder predicted – and was validated by the above text within hours – Miscavige has labeled Debbie a “squirrel” for urging Scientologists to read and abide by a little L Ron Hubbard.

As I noted yesterday, the more they come after Debbie publicly, the more they breach the Gag Contract they coerced her into signing.  In my legal opinion, based on – among other things 22 years of concocting such Gag Contracts with  corporate Scientology lawyers on the orders of Miscavige – Debbie Cook is free to share any and all experiences within corporate Scientology in order to defend herself.   Miscavige, as predicted – even though he exceeded my time expectations – has footnuked himself into the public light of Debbie Cook’s full panoply of truths.  Well done Dave.  All of that is quite in addition to corporate Scientology’s serial breaches of the contract (rendering it null and void) over the past two and one half years.

Tony’s story also makes reference to a St Pete Times Editorial.

Please read it.  This is historic.  This is the first time they have publicly acknowledged that perhaps corporate Scientology abuses are most effectively handled by real Scientologists.  Two and one half year comm lag.  But if we have learned anything in all this it is patience and keeping our eyes on the mountain while gradually moving on up a little higher.

press update:

The Independent of London

 

Scientology Shoop of the Year

I am not much of a fan of shooping (photo shopping images – usually for joking and degrading purposes).  In fact, I have trashed pretty much most of the attempts to post shoops in comments on this blog.

Therefore, I find it ironic, even poetic justice, that the Village Voice end of the year poll voted the following image as Scientology Shoop of the Year:

Squirrels Busted

Virtually all of the joking and degrading in this image is supplied by none other than David Miscavige himself.  The quotation highlights the absurdity of his psychotic mode of ‘leadership.’   The image highlights what this fellow is doing for the forward progress and wide spread use of Scientology in the world.  The opposite.

Folks, Independents truly do have the future of Scientology in their hands.

I think we should act accordingly in the year 2012.

 

 

Village Voice Interviews Valeska Paris Guider

Learn more about the Corporate Scientology “OT VIII” ship:

The Village Voice Interview: Valeska Paris Guider.

“Pure and Simple Blackmail”

Reference:  The Money Machine, St Petersburg Times.

Tony Ortega at the Village Voice weighed in on the Money Machine series in the St Petersburg Times,  Scientology’s Sale Pitch: “Pure and Simple Blackmail.”  Tony made some interesting observations.  One in particular deserves highlighting:

One of the most frequent questions we get about Scientology from people we meet is some variation of this: “You’ve written that the church is actually pretty small and losing people every day. So where is all this money coming from for new buildings?”

We have to admit, we never really had a very good answer for that. Until now.

The SP Times series, with most of it still to come, has already made us much more aware of how the “regging” process works, and how Scientologists constantly endure a hard-sell approach not only to pay for auditing services, but to make outright donations for new buildings, for memberships, and for books they already have copies of.

I take that as a strong validation of the work of Tom Tobin and Joe Childs and their dozens of sources.  Since the mid 09 Truth Rundown series in the Times, Miscavige’s strategy has been to ignore facts, ignore reality, and make nothing of his own criminal conduct by constructing a BIG LIE.   That lie was stated in its most blatantly over-the-top fashion in response to the Money Machine series:

 The fact is that the church has expanded more in the past five years than in its previous 50, with new churches opening across the globe and our social and humanitarian programs extending our help across the planet on a weekly basis.

As we have known from the outset, this is brashest BIG LIE imaginable.  I am glad to see that Tobin and Child’s work has put this lie to rest in such credible fashion that others are beginning to recognize.

Miscavige Acknowledges South Park Dark Ops

In all fairness to Corporate Scientology and its head David Miscavige,  I am linking  their response to the last two day’s world wide coverage about the operations the latter directed against South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  Tony Ortega at the Village Voice analyzes that response in his inimitable, laser-sharp style here and accurately concludes Miscavige has as much as admitted it, Village Voice on South Park.

Leave it to Miscavige to whip out the footnuke launcher at every slightest provocation.