Tony Ortega

longtime Scientology chronicler

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Blogger at The Underground Bunker and author of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper; former editor at the Village Voice.

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The Church of Scientology is notoriously secretive about its inner workings.

What the rape trial of actor Danny Masterson could reveal about scientology

The Church of Scientology is notoriously secretive about its inner workings.

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Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is known to be camera-shy, but he came out of the shadows in March to launch the church’s first TV network.

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Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is known to be camera-shy, but he came out of the shadows in March to launch the church’s first TV network.

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Even before  Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief  began running on Sunday, Scientology was calling it " bigoted propaganda " from "admitted liars."

Scientology, Hollywood and HBO

Even before Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief began running on Sunday, Scientology was calling it " bigoted propaganda " from "admitted liars."

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