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auditing • celebrity centre • church of scientology celebrity centre international @ 5930 franklin avenue los angeles ca united states • cost • david miscavige • death • disconnection • e-meter • france • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • john travolta • lawsuit • membership • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operating thetan (ot) • oxford capacity analysis (aka, "free scientology personality test" aka "u-test" aka "pape test") • purification rundown ("purif") • rehabilitation project force (rpf) • religious technology center (rtc) • sea organization (sea org, so) • suppressive person (sp) • tom cruise • tommy davis • xenu (operating thetan level 3, ot 3, wall of fire)
Reference materials Celebrity CentreChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre (Nashville)Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United States
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Sep 1, 2005
Why I fled Scientology — Glamour
More: holysmoke.org, link
Type: Press
Source: Glamour
Tom cruise calls his religion "extraordinary," but 26-year-old Astra Woodcraft, who grew up in the Church's inner circle, has a different story to tell — about bizarre beliefs, pressured rules and how she finally broke tree to start her life over. On a chilly February evening in 1998, I strode quietly through Los Angeles International Airport, clutching a Virgin Atlantic ticket for London in one hand and a duffel bag stuffed with my clothes in the other. I was drenched, having ...
Aug 5, 2005
Debunking a movement / Scientollywood — Pasadena Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Carl Kozlowski
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Exposing some of the unsavory claims that Tom Cruise, John Travolta and other celebrities would rather you didn't know about Scientology For nearly 20 years, Tom Cruise has been Hollywood's Golden Boy. The star of Top Gun," "Risky Business" and, most recently, "The War of the Worlds," Cruise has attributed his vast success to being a follower of Scientology, a self-help movement-turned-religion which claims the ability to "clear" its followers from all their problems. It seemed like the perfect match: the ...
Tag(s): 1326 L. Ron Hubbard Way Los Angeles CA United States1339 North Catalina Street Los Angeles CA United States1715 Ivar Avenue Los Angeles CA United States1825 North Bronson Avenue Los Angeles CA United States1827 North Bronson Avenue Los Angeles CA United States1830 North Bronson Avenue Los Angeles CA United States4734 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles CA United States4820 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles CA United States5165 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesArnaldo P. "Arnie" LermaBankruptcyBuilding Management Services (BMS)Carl KozlowskiCelebrity CentreChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Fair gameGraham E. BerryHollywood Guaranty Building (HGB) @ 6331 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles CA United StatesHollywood Inn Hotel @ 6724 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles CA United StatesJohn Whiteside "Jack" ParsonsMain Building (old Cedars-Sinai Hospital) @ 4833 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesMichelle "Chel" StithOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operating Thetan (OT)Pasadena WeeklyReal estateRichard LeibyRobert Vaughn YoungSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Steven FishmanTimothy MillerTom CruiseTory "Magoo" ChristmanUwe GeertzVistarilXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 1, 2005
Scientollywood — Pasadena Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Piasecki
Source: Pasadena Weekly
These days you can't turn a corner in Hollywood without bumping into a scientologist. The same, it seems, is true for property owned by the Church of Scientology. The Weekly has connected ownership of more than a dozen properties in Hollywood to the Church, thanks to some help from LA County Assessor's Office Press Deputy Robert Knowles. An exhaustive search would be difficult to conduct, since many of the properties associated with the church are held under names other than the ...
Aug 1, 2005
The A-listers' belief system — New Statesman
Type: Press
Author(s): Boyd Farrow
Source: New Statesman
Why was there a Scientology tent on the set of War of the Worlds? Boyd Farrow explains how this cult religion, whose followers believe that people are immortal spiritual beings, is gaining ground thanks to support from Hollywood's biggest stars The summer blockbuster season has been dominated by an evil galactic ruler who, 75 million years ago, blew up 178 billion abducted alien souls with hydrogen bombs planted in earth's volcanoes and bundled them into clusters that now cling to every ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 5, 2005
Scientology courts the stars — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Kari Huus
Source: MSNBC
By his account, Tom Cruise owes his cool head, defeat of dyslexia and, in a way, his unstoppable stardom to Scientology. But Scientology has much to thank Tom Cruise for as well. His glowing adherence to Scientology and the initiation of his bride-to-be, actress Katie Holmes, into the off-beat and oft-maligned system of beliefs has stirred a surge of interest. The search engine company Lycos reported that “Scientology” had leaped into the top 50 search terms last week for the first ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 3, 2005
An expanding universe // Scientology believes in aliens - and in buying lots of Manhattan real estate — NY Daily News (New York)
More: rickross.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Nichols
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
TOM CRUISE's leap of faith into Scientology is a visible example of the religion's hold on its followers — but the Church of Scientology already has a multimillion-dollar grip on Manhattan. The controversial group, now blitzing the media after Cruise became its most outspoken advocate, has a massive city empire used by tens of thousands of devotees. And New York's church president the Rev. John Carmichael said, "Interest is increasing markedly." Its huge seven-story city headquarters was opened last year at ...
Jun 30, 2005
Scientology Timeline // Important dates for Scientology — ABC News
Type: Press
Source: ABC News
May 9, 1950: "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" by L. Ron Hubbard is published. June 7, 1951: Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation established in Elizabeth, N.J. May 1952: The Wichita, Kan., Dianetics training center is moved to Phoenix. Hubbard publicly announces the formal establishment of the philosophy of Scientology and the formation of the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. July 1952: "Scientology: A History of Man" published. February 1954: Church of Scientology founded in Los Angeles. 1956: The church is ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 8, 2005
Reader's Digest on Cruise Control — Radar Online
Type: Press
Source: Radar Online
Did Reader’s Digest sell its soul to the Church of Scientology to get Tom Cruise on the cover of its current issue? According to several sources inside the world’s largest-selling monthly, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jackie Leo, wanted Cruise as her cover boy but was impeded by the magazine’s history with the controversial group. Back in 1991, Reader’s Digest excerpted an in-depth investigative piece from Time magazine entitled Scientology: The Cult of Greed. Among other things, the article asserted that the Church ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 12, 2004
No more Mr Nice Guy — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Neil Strauss
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
After a lifetime playing wholesome, all-American heroes, Tom Cruise has finally discovered his dark side. He's also ditched his publicist, moved in with his sisters and is looking for the third Mrs Cruise. So is Hollywood's leading man having a middle-youth crisis? Interview by Neil Strauss [Picture: "What sinister ambitions lie concealed behind that smile? ... Tom Cruise. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis / AP"] Want to meet my mom?' Tom Cruise asks as we walk through the halls of the Celebrity Center, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 9, 2004
Scientology link to public schools / As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nanette Asimov
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings A popular anti-drug program provided free to schools in San Francisco and elsewhere teaches concepts straight out of the Church of Scientology, including medical theories that some addiction experts described as "irresponsible" and "pseudoscience." As a result, students are being introduced to somebeliefs and methods of Scientology without their knowledge. Anyone listening to a classroom talk by Narconon Drug Prevention & ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 16, 2004
Lure of the celebrity sect / During an exclusive tour of Scientology's Celebrity Centre, Jamie Doward quizzed personnel about the church's teachings — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jamie Doward
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
For a second or so the needle proceeds smoothly along the dial. I watch its progress while clutching two can-shaped metal devices, wired to the small machine housing the dial. Suddenly, the needle jerks violently. 'What was that?' asks Janet Laveau, head of the UK Office of Special Affairs, the Church of Scientology's PR machine. I'm disturbed and temporarily impressed - the needle jumped just as I was thinking of a friend who is seriously depressed. How could the machine 'know' ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 1, 2002
Scientology: Are we Clear on this? // The Wittenburg Door Interview with Tory Bezazian — The Wittenburg Door
Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Gersztyn
Source: The Wittenburg Door
We don't have to tell YOU about L.Ron Hubbard, his book Dianetics, and the religion it spawned—Scientology. In fact, until just recently, most media outlets WOULDN'T tell you about it given Scientology's well-deserved reputation for litigation. Instead, let us tell you about Tory Bezazian. In 1969 Tory hitchhiked from Chicago to L.A. to become a disciple of Dianetics. She invested untold tens of thousands of hours and dollars in it (the annual price tag for a membership in the International Association ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 2001
Surf’s up for Scientologists — L.A. Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Christine Pelisek
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Admirers of L. Ron Hubbard have launched a major environmental and morality offensive in Southern California’s beach cities, rankling critics who say the proselytizers have been less than forthcoming about their ties to the Church of Scientology. The controversy first flared when Scientology Surf Club president Rob Hoover asked the city of Malibu to proclaim March 13 L. Ron Hubbard Day, in honor of Scientology’s founder. The request made the City Council agenda, but was withdrawn by Hoover when March 13 ...
Feb 17, 2001
My Scientology nightmare — Daily Mail (UK)
Dec 21, 2000
Brained — New Times Los Angeles
May 3, 2000
Scientologists turning off-beat Dallas estate into off-the-beaten-path refuge for followers — Dallas Morning News
More: nl.newsbank.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Laura Griffin
Source: Dallas Morning News
The buzz started when the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre moved into an old, quirky mansion at Buckner Boulevard and Dixie Lane, about a mile east of White Rock Lake. 'I have no idea what a 'Celebrity Centre' is, but I haven't seen anyone famous around here yet,' said Mark McCord, who lives nearby. The church's new home is in a landmark estate named 'Grandwick' by a former owner because it reminded him of a castle in Germany. The gaudy 10,000-square-foot ...
Jan 13, 2000
Ex-Scientology celebs recall swingin' 70s — NOW Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 28, 1999
John Travolta's alien nation — Washington Post
Jun 28, 1999
Defenders of the faith should stand at ease — Daily Variety (Hollywood, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Bart
Source: Daily Variety (Hollywood, California)
THE MOST MAIL Daily Variety has received this year about a single article has come in response to a story that the newspaper will never run. The subject was Scientology and its influence on Hollywood. The story was in the process of being researched by our film editor, Dan Cox, who recently left the paper to accept a job as a literary agent without finishing the article. In approaching his story, Cox was impressed by the fact that the Scientologists, who've ...
Apr 2, 1999
Die dunkle Seite von Scientology // Ein film von Mona Botros und Egmond R. Koch — ARD (Germany)
Apr 1, 1999
The Thetans' revenge — New Times Los Angeles
Apr 1, 1999
Theology of Scientology — Discerner
Jan 29, 1999
Cult film — Washington City Paper
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 9 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
Crowd of people outside Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles; picture of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman VO: The high profile role of Scientology’s celebrities– which include America’s most popular actor, Tom Cruise– adds to Scientology’s mystique. footage of Travolta being presented with a “1998 Celebrity with glamour of the year” (?) award from somebody (glass trophy with red and blue hand prints painted on it) JOHN TRAVOLTA (on movie set in Army camouflage outfit) (voice of and on camera): I’m part ...
Aug 24, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAmerican Saint Hill Organization (ASHO)AuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Battlefield EarthBen ShawBent CorydonCelebrity CentreCharles B. O'ReillyChick CoreaChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Cindy SchaffnerDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDiane CollettoDisconnectionDivorceEarle C. CooleyEugene M. IngramFACTNetFalse imprisonmentGary ClingerGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHarry PaneerInurementJesse PrinceJim MooneyJohn CollettoJohn G. PetersonJohn TravoltaJoseph A. YannyJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Judge Ronald E. SwearingerKelly PrestonKirstie AlleyL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLisa Marie PresleyLyman D. SpurlockLynn FarneyMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Florence (Flo) BarnettMichael Jackson (singer)Michelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Mimi RogersNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NOTs)Nicole KidmanNorman F. StarkeyPhoebe MaurerPregnancyPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)Raymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Robert "Bob" MithoffRobert "Bob" SchaffnerSalarySea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Slave laborStanley ClarkSuicideSuppressive person (SP)Tom CruiseVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWarren L. McShaneXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Mar 1, 1998
A broader look at the organization — Boston Herald
Feb 13, 1998
Scientology's Star Roster Enhances Image — New York Times
More: link
Dec 12, 1997
Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathy Kinsey
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress, alter ego. Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857 ($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued interest). Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California / C332027. Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997. Judge: John P. Shook. Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe, Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe, Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San Anselmo). ...
Oct 31, 1997
In her final years, Scientologist spent $175,000 — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: lisamcpherson.org, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Lisa McPherson turned to the Church of Scientology in her 20s as she tried to shed the emotional baggage of a rocky youth. By age 36, with a high school education, she was earning a handsome salary as a sales representative in Clearwater. Today, as the church tries to rebut assertions that it caused her sudden death, it also credits Scientology for her successes in life. But McPherson's turnaround came at a financial price. From 1991 until she died in December ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 9, 1997
When did she die? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Was it an honest mistake, a slip of the tongue? Or was it the naked truth, carelessly uttered on camera A top official for the Church of Scientology told a German television crew recently that church member Lisa McPherson died in a room at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater. On its face, the statement marks a major change in Scientology's version of events surrounding McPherson's unexplained death at age 36. It came in the presence of one of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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