Danny Masterson’s Former Legal Team Sanctioned for Leaking Discovery Material to the Church of Scientology in Rape Trial
Tom Mesereau and Sharon Appelbaum, Danny Masterson’s previous lawyers before they were ousted from the actor’s defense team, have been sanctioned for leaking confidential discovery material to the Church of Scientology. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo on Wednesday found that Meseareau and Applebaum shared criminal discovery related to claims from Masterson’s accusers that […]
Danny Masterson Rape Case Not to “Become a Trial on Scientology,” Says Judge
Danny Masterson, former star of the long-running sitcom That ’70s Show, is about to face three women in court who say he raped them two decades ago at a trial whose key figures are all current or former members of the Church of Scientology. Opening statements could begin as early as Tuesday in the Los […]
Elisabeth Moss on Discussing Scientology: “I Don’t Want People to Be Distracted”
Elisabeth Moss is opening up about her relationship to Scientology in a new profile for the New Yorker, in which she explains why she doesn’t talk at length about it publicly. “I don’t want to come off as being cagey,” Moss, who grew up in the church, told profile writer Michael Schulman. “If you and […]
Laura Prepon Says She Left Scientology 5 Years Ago: “It’s No Longer Part of My Life”
Laura Prepon says she is no longer an active member of Scientology, having exited the high-profile and controversial church five years ago. The Orange Is the New Black and That ’70s Show actress revealed her departure from the church, which also counts actors Leah Remini and Jason Lee among its former members, in a recent […]
Mars Volta Singer Alleges Scientologists Killed His Dog Over Danny Masterson Assault Accusations
Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology have been accused of poisoning the dogs of Mars Volta and At the Drive-In singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and his wife, actress Chrissie Carnell Bixler — one of several women who has accused the 'That 70's Show' star of sexual assault.
Beck: “I’m Not a Scientologist”
After declaring 15 years ago, "Yeah — I'm a Scientologist," Beck takes an abrupt turn away from the organization following a divorce from second-generation Scientologist Marissa Ribisi.
Danny Masterson, Church of Scientology Sued for Stalking, Conspiracy to Cover Up Sexual Assaults
Four women are suing Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology claiming they were stalked and harassed after filing sexual assault reports with the LAPD.
Inside HowdyCon, a Gathering of Anti-Scientologists
Tom Cruise and John Travolta's religion is referred to as "the Cult" at this annual meet-up of opponents of the controversial organization.
Scientology Ship Quarantined in St. Lucia After Measles Diagnosis
A confirmed case of measles aboard a Church of Scientology cruise ship has resulted in a quarantine at the port of St. Lucia in the Caribbean.
Scientology Accuses A&E, Leah Remini of Inciting Church Murder
A grisly attack that left one 24-year-old Scientologist dead and another 16-year-old church member behind bars is being blamed by the organization on Leah Remini and her A&E docuseries 'Scientology and the Aftermath.'
Scarlett Johansson Denies “Demeaning” Claim She Auditioned to Date Tom Cruise
Scarlett Johansson is fighting back against a claim that she auditioned to date Tom Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman.
Critic’s Notebook: Scientology TV Is the Most Elaborate — and Tedious — Infomercial Ever
The Church of Scientology promises "not to preach" with its new network, which indeed is far more boring and inane than preachy.