Woman claims retaliation in 3rd lawsuit against Scientology
MIAMI (AP) — A woman says in a Florida lawsuit that Scientology operatives cut the brake lines on her car, vandalized her property and followed her after she spoke out about alleged...
28 to remain on Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine...
Scientology ship to remain under quarantine in Curacao
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while...
Curacao officials board Scientology ship in measles case
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao on Saturday boarded a ship that arrived under quarantine to start vaccinating people to prevent a measles outbreak.
Speech law makes docs on Jackson, R. Kelly tough to stop
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denials and denunciations. Lawsuits and legal threats. Attacks and pushback. What's a documentarian to do?
While the medium is having a powerful cultural moment, documentaries' paths to the screen can be perilous when they make damning claims about high-profile subjects, like the recent Lifetime television series on R. Kelly or an upcoming film featuring the stories of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them.
Lawsuit: Wyoming boss required Scientology for employee
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former employee of a Wyoming occupational therapy office says the owner of the business pressured her to take Scientology courses as a condition of her employment.
Oklahoma woman files lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead
CANADIAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a drug rehab center linked to the Church of Scientology breached its contract.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology and one of its former members on Monday 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.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Mooney met privately with attorneys for the church and plaintiff Laura Ann DeCrescenzo and then announced the settlement in court. Trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 13.
Church of Scientology hosts awards ceremony in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Church of Scientology's 70 largest benefactors from around the world flew to Ketchikan this past weekend to attend an awards banquet.
The unpublicized ceremony took place at the Cape Fox Lodge, the Ketchikan Daily News reported Tuesday.
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Clarification: Scientology Network story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 12 about the Church of Scientology launching a TV channel, The Associated Press reported the church has about 10 million members worldwide. The church says it has millions of members in 167 countries but has not provided a more specific number and its exact membership is unknown.
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Church of Scientology readies to launch a TV Network
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology is about to get its own television channel starting Monday.
A Twitter handle, website and app for Scientology TV appeared Sunday posting updates to hype the network's availability on DIRECTV, AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, Chromecast, iTunes and Google Play.
A tweet Sunday from the ScientologyTV account says, "It's time for us to tell our story."
Lawsuit: Chiropractor forced sex, Scientology on ex-employee
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former employee of a South Carolina chiropractor says he sexually assaulted her and tried to convert her to Scientology.
The State reports a lawsuit filed in state court accuses Joseph Ben Barton of unlawfully firing the woman, identified as "Jane Doe," in retaliation for rejecting sexual advances.
Danny Masterson, ’70s Show’ star, rape investigation has ‘inexplicably stalled’: Report
An investigation into rape allegations against actor Danny Masterson, best known for his role on Fox's "That '70s Show," has "inexplicably stalled," the Huffington Post reported Thursday, citing "multiple sources" familiar with the matter who say there's mounting evidence worthy of taking the case to court.
Hungary: Police search Scientology center in Budapest
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police carried out a search at a Church of Scientology center in Budapest on Wednesday.
Police said the search by members of the National Investigation Bureau was related to an investigation into the suspected misuse of personal information and other crimes.
Police listed the investigation's target as "unknown persons," a common designation when a specific suspect or suspects have not been identified.
5 Scientologists detained in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia's second-largest city has ordered the spiritual leader of the city's branch of the Church of Scientology held in detention for two months.
The spiritual leader ordered held on Thursday, Ivan Matsisky, was among five members of the church arrested Tuesday during a raid on the organization's offices in St. Petersburg.
They have been charged with participation in an extremist community, incitement of hatred and illegal business activities.
Man charged in Church of Scientology fire in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 36-year-old man is charged with felony arson for allegedly setting fire to a library at the Church of Scientology in downtown St. Paul last week.
Prosecutors charged Anthony Odell Johnson with first-degree arson in Ramsey County court on Monday. The judge set bail at $100,000 with conditions.
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LAPD probing Danny Masterson over sex assault allegations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating after three women reported being sexually assaulted by actor Danny Masterson in the early 2000s, but the actor denies the allegations, which he says are motivated by the producer of an anti-Scientology television series.
Scientology-backed drug rehab operates despite deaths there
CANADIAN, Okla. (AP) — A Church of Scientology-backed drug rehabilitation program in southeastern Oklahoma where four clients died continues to operate because of a loophole in a state law intended to provide more oversight of drug and alcohol rehab centers.
Oklahoma enacted Stacy's Law in 2013 after 20-year old Stacy Dawn Murphy died at the Narconon Arrowhead facility of an accidental drug overdose a year earlier.
Scientology ‘skyscraper’ - could it open in Philly this year?
By Jason Nark, STAFF WRITER
For a contribution of $8,008, members of the Church of Scientology can get a lapel pin, a paperweight, some photographs of founder L. Ron Hubbard, and have their names on a plaque, someday, inside a 15-story building on Chestnut Street.
The church purchased the former Cunningham Piano building across from Macy's near 13th Street in 2007 for $7.85 million to replace its Philadelphia headquarters a half-mile down on Race Street.
Stalking, Scientology and sex: Gawker’s biggest moments
NEW YORK (AP) — Founded in 2003 as a gossipy blog about Manhattan's media elite, Gawker pioneered the irreverent, snarky tone that has become ubiquitous online. From revealing Tom Cruise's Scientology recruitment video to publishing the Hulk Hogan sex tape that ultimately lead to the site's demise , Gawker posts sought to be an antidote to celebrity puff pieces and often created a sensation even as they pushed the boundaries of gossip and journalism and sometimes, good taste.
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