Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tom Cruise 'Physically Assaulted' Ex-Scientology Spokesperson, Alleges Former OSA Director

Mike Rinder
Mike Rinder
WWP[cache recovery] One of Scientology‘s former kingpins has challenged the son of actress Anne Archer, the church’s ex-spokesperson, to spill what he knows about the shadowy world inside the super-secret organization and detail its ties to ultimate poster child Tom Cruise.

Mike Rinder, one of the highest profile defectors in Scientology history, said Tommy Davis and his wife Jessica — who both recently quit the church — are sitting on stories “that would shock the world and expose more of the dark underbelly of Dave [ Miscavige, Scientology's leader ] and Tom Cruise’s world.”

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One of those, Rinder claimed, was an alleged physical assault that Tommy once suffered at the hands of the Top Gun star.

Tom Cruise / David Miscavige
“They left a trail of destruction in their wake and witnessed a lot of things they know hurt people or were just plain wrong,” wrote Rinder — who “blew” the organization (Scientology speak for an unauthorized departure) in 2006 after 34 years — on his personal website.

“The Tommy/Jessica (Tomica) story is darker than most realize. I wouldn’t doubt that if anything keeps David Miscavige up at night it’s the thought of Tomica growing a conscience.”

Rinder, who was the church’s former chief spokesman and executive director of its Office of Special Affairs, hinted at some of the secret goings on inside the walls of the world’s most controversial religion.

He claimed Davis personally worked for Cruise, who &bullturned 51 on Wednesday.

He was “subservient” to the three-time Oscar nominee, Rinder said, as was the entire Sea Org, or Sea Organization, the body within the Church whose members wear maritime uniforms. The Sea Org, Rinder alleged, was available to cater to Cruise’s every need.

Tommy Davis
Tommy Davis
“Tommy told me he was physically assaulted by Tom (“I deserved it”) who followed in the footsteps of his mentor Dave,” he added.

“Tommy was subservient to ‘Mr. Cruise’ as was everyone else in the Sea Org.

“Tommy had to divorce his wife Nadine because she became persona non grata in the Cruise household.

“Tomica were also the ones who dealt with anyone who offended or upset ‘Mr. Cruise’ or Katie – including getting people fired, hauled in for extensive sec checking and ethics programs for even minor problems.

“Jessica was of course Katie’s Holmes’ auditor and BFF. That didn’t turn out too well.”

Nazanin Boniadi
Nazanin Boniadi 
Rinder also alleged the church coordinated a “chance” meeting between and Nazanin Boniadi, the unknown actress who was reportedly selected by Scientology as a candidate to be Cruise’s real-life girlfriend, in the wake of the star’s 2004 split with Penelope Cruz.

Said Rinder: “Tommy was directly involved in the ‘girlfriend’ search mission to find a mate for Cruise. In fact, he and Greg Wilhere were the ones that arranged the ‘chance’ meeting of Nazanin Boniadi with Cruise in New York.”

According to Scientology watcher and investigate journalist Tony Ortega, Davis and his wife have moved to Austin, Texas, where she’s working a realtor and he as managing director of one of the largest private equity real estate funds in the world.

“At some point — perhaps early in 2011 — they apparently fell from favor, as high executives working for Scientology leader David Miscavige have a tendency to do,” Ortega reported in June.

“Davis and Feshbach went off the radar at that point… when the two of them were removed from Scientology’s media relations page. At the time, we heard that the reason the two had vanished was that Jessica was gravely ill. It turns out, that wasn’t true.

“Jessica wasn’t ill and she has told friends that she doesn’t know how that rumor got started.”

Wring about the Davis’, Rinder questioned: “Why aren’t Tomica speaking out about the abuses they witnessed or participated in?

“Perhaps Tomica are frightened by that non-existent “disconnection” policy that Tommy was so adamant about?

Tommy Davis and Jessica Feshbach
Tomica: Tommy Davis and Jessica Feshbach
“Or perhaps its just that they are simply too content with their cushy lifestyle to be concerned about the well-being of the ‘little people’ who continue to suffer hardships, injustices and broken families. And those who are still trying to recover from their less than pleasant interactions with Tomica.”

The church has long dismissed whistleblower Rinder, labeling him as a bitter former employee who was removed from his senior post for “gross malfeasance.”

“For many years, Tommy was in the ‘President’s Office’ in CC Int [Scientology Celebrity Centre International]. His almost exclusive job was to cater to Tom Cruise and to provide whatever Miscavige directed him to do for his pal while constantly reporting back on what was going on in the Cruise world,” Rinder wrote.

In the role, Davis allegedly fired people for Cruise and his ex-wife, Katie Holmes, then ordered them to be “sec checked” — a form of interrogation where a subject holds an e-meter and is asked a series of personal questions that help the church locate “areas of spiritual distress” — in other words, uncover someone’s inner-most secrets.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Denise Gentile:Twin Sister of Scientology Leader: Miscavige,DWI Dope-Smoking Slumlord

Scientology leader David Miscavige's twin sister faces marijuana charges

Mugshot: Denise Miscavige Gentile, 53
 TampaBay Times [6.29.13] Denise [Miscavige] Gentile, of Clearwater, is a well-known Scientologist and the twin sister of the church's worldwide leader, David Miscavige.
Her marijuana arrest is messy for the church because Scientologists have zero tolerance for mind-altering substances. They believe street drugs and psychiatric medicines make spiritual growth impossible.
"The single most destructive element present in our current culture," church founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, "is drugs."
The church treatise What Is Scientology? flatly states: "Scientologists are … drug-free (none at all use illegal street drugs)."
Denise [Miscavige] Gentile's pot bust has remained a secret. But it is just the beginning of the story.
Miscavige's sister has been involved with drug users and drug sellers for years, an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals. [story continued @ TB]

Tampa Bay Times Portrays Twin Sister of Scientology Leader as Dope-Smoking Slumlord

Denise's twin brother, David Miscavige [6.30.13] Joe Childs at the Tampa Bay Times sent reverberations across the world of Scientology-watching last night with his stunning investigative story about the arrest of Denise Gentile, twin sister to Scientology leader David Miscavige.

A dope-smoking slumlord is certainly not the preferred image for Scientology’s ruling family. As Childs points out, Scientology not only eschews drug use, but touts its various anti-drug campaigns. In recent months, however, David Miscavige has had to contend with numerous image problems involving his own family, which only exacerbate the numerous crises currently gripping Scientology itself. [story continued @ ]

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Internal Narconon Email: No Scientific Basis for Advertised Success Rates

narconon freedom-treatment-center investigation
Ortega Underground [APR.01.13] Former Narconon employee Eric Tenorio has turned over to the Underground Bunker a remarkable e-mail written by a Narconon International legal affairs officer who admits that “we do not have scientific evidence of” the 70 percent and higher rates of success that the rehab programs advertise.

Eric Tenorio - whistle blower
In 2009, Tenorio was working at Narconon Freedom Treatment Center in Albion, Michigan when the facility became the subject of a Better Business Bureau complaint. As the center prepared a response to the complaint, Tenorio was one of several executives at the center who received copies of e-mails going back and forth between Freedom Center and Narconon International, the non-profit that oversees all Narconon facilities. (Narconon International in turn reports to the Association for Better Living and Education, which is staffed only by Scientology “Sea Org” officials.)

In the draft of its response to the BBB, Freedom Center’s officials referred to the 70 percent success rate that all Narconon centers advertise (some push it even higher — some ads have been seen  with claims of up to 90 percent success).

Note, these success rates are completely out of scale with more legitimate rehab programs, which typically advertise success rates closer to 25 percent.

Tenorio says that the Freedom Center’s draft response was shown to Claudia Arcabascio, Narconon International’s Legal Affairs Director.

More on this story at Ortega's Underground.

Below, is a copy of the internal email  the Legal Affairs Director for the entire Narconon network admitting that there is no scientific basis for 70 percent success claims:

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Lawsuits: Scientology's Narconon-Arrowhead Counselors Traded Sex for Drugs

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Narconon Arrowhead Rehab Center
Underground Bunker [MAR.21.13] ~ Scientology’s troubled flagship drug rehab facility in Oklahoma — Narconon Arrowhead — was hit with five additional lawsuits today, all filed by Gary Richardson, the attorney who is handling four other wrongful death and fraud suits against the center.

Three deaths at the facility in nine months (the last in July 2012) has resulted in local and state investigations, the Oklahoma legislature is this week considering a new bill to tighten regulation of the facility, and earlier this month Narconon Arrowhead’s CEO, Gary Smith, had his drug counselor certification permanently revoked.

And today, Gary Richardson filed five additional lawsuits against the facility, each of which is alleging that Narconon is a fraudulent business that advertises bogus success rates. Each of the suits names Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, and Scientology’s “good works” umbrella non-profit, the Association for Better Living and Education. []


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Lawsuits allege Narconon Arrowhead counselors traded sex for drugs [MAR.22.13] ~ Narconon Arrowhead counselors allegedly traded drugs for sex and fraudulently charged a patients credit card some $14,500 according to allegations found in five lawsuits filed Thursday against the facility.
The lawsuits were filed Thursday in Pittsburg County District Court.
Also among the allegations the suits say Narconon influenced a grandmother to take out a $7,000 loan to “save her grandson’s life” and Narconon charged some $14,500 to a credit card obtained without the cardholders knowledge. []

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Attorney For Paitents That Died At Narconon-Arrowhead, Speaks Out [video]

narconon arrowhead investigation [MAR.11.13] ~ News9 talked with the attorney representing families for three of Narconon's most recent deaths.. And he had some insight into why the counseling certifications may have been revoked.

"I couldn't begin to tell you the stories I've heard of what goes on down there," said attorney, Gary Richardson. And Richardson says he's heard plenty of them. "They say 76 percent success rate, when there is no way, and when they get into the way they calculate that, then you get to see how ridiculous that is," Richardson said.

Richardson represents families of Narconon's three most recent deaths. All three filed wrongful death lawsuits against the Narconon Arrowhead rehab facility near McAlester. The families blame the staff. "It was joke to even think they had counselors to begin with. So when I started seeing that their certifications had been pulled, it wasn't a surprise at all," said Richardson. [continued @] - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

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Scientology's Narconon Phone-Sales Scripts Leaked [MAR.11.13] Some remarkable documents hit the Internet yesterday. They appear to be actual scripts used by employees who answer the phone numbers listed at drug rehab information websites with generic-sounding names.

The websites claim to deliver impartial advice about drug rehabilitation programs, but many of them are in fact front operations for Scientology’s rehab network, Narconon. According to the scripts — as well as confirmation by several former employees — the people who answer these phone calls are instructed to do everything they can to convince a family to send a potential patient to a Narconon center (and they earn a large bounty for doing so).

It’s the first step in Narconon’s deceptive business model, which has come under intense scrutiny in the past year because of deaths at centers in Oklahoma and Georgia. Before patients arrive at the centers, however, they must be convinced to go there. And that’s where these scripts come in.

Researcher Mary McConnell obtained the scripts from a source inside the Southern California Narconon network — known as “Narconon Fresh Start” — and posted them to a Scribd account and to the Reaching for the Tipping Point Forum, which keeps a close eye on Scientology’s drug rehab program.

While it’s not unusual for businesses to provide scripts to their telephone operators, particularly in telemarketing firms, the Narconon scripts are remarkable for how plainly they spell out Scientology’s total influence over the process and the deceptive methods used to answer the questions of callers. [continued @]

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Scientology's Narconon Trois-Rivieres Charitable Status Revoked

Narconon Trois Riveres Shutdown ~ [MAR.10.13] Documents confirm that Narconon Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, Canada, has had their charitable status revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency. A 5 page formal complaint, with attached evidence documents, was filed on January 17, 2012 against Narconon Incorporated and Narconon Trois-Rivieres with the Ottawa Agency.

Documents submitted, referred to: "Narconon is operated as a commercial business venture, with huge sums ending up in Scientology bank accounts. These files confirm to the Charities Commission that Narconon does NOT benefit the community in a way the law regards as charitable. Quite notably, this organization causes far more harm than good as will be evident to the Commission when applying the "Public Benefit Test" as prescribed under the Income Tax Act." [more @]

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