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    Scientology sanctioned child sexual abuse

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    The final episode of Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath, Waiting for Justice, exposes widespread sexual abuse in the cult of scientology, much of which focuses on children, and reveals the church policies and teachings that support the abuse. Famous Scientologist Danny Masterson's date rape habit is also exposed.

    Leah and Mike Rinder explore stories of how Church of Scientology policies hinder members from reporting instances of abuse and sexual assault to the authorities; former members share their stories of abuse at the hands of other Scientologists.
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    Leah Remini sits down with Danny Masterson's accusers for 'Scientology' series finale

    Bixler, who was in a relationship with Masterson at the time, described the alleged 2001 attack, which happened after the couple had been together for six years. She said they went to dinner and then she blacked out. She described waking up the next morning in pain and feeling as if she had been poisoned.

    When she asked Masterson what happened, "He started laughing and said, 'I had sex with you,'" Bixler said. "And I said, 'Was I unconscious?' and he said, 'Yes.' "

    Bixler had joined the Church of Scientology after she started dating Masterson, and reported the incident to an ethics officer – the show described the position as a "minister" of the church.

    "It's not rape if you've been in a consensual relationship," Bixler alleges the officer told her.
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    Scientology’s obsession with kids and sex - Nick Lister has the receipts.



    This was the comment Nick left with the image:

    So Scientology has minors at very young ages sign priest-penitent privilege covenants so that the Church can record dossiers on children with all the lascivious details from their confessionals and auditing sessions. Literally hundreds of adults have access to these folders and within the pages of confessionals and auditing records, there are dozens of signatures from adults who pore over the material. There are multiple sets of these folders and they’ve all got barcodes connected to them for tracking. These are about half the folders the Church kept on me while I was a minor in their organization.
    So, what’s in them, we asked. And that’s when Nick said something that almost made us fall out of our chair.

    Many of the files, he says, record sessions he was put through at only 13 and 14 years old, and, like other Scientology kids that age, he was put through intense and lengthy interrogations about his sexual thoughts and masturbation habits, material that many adult church officials then examined.

    Let’s make sure that’s clear: A thing that calls itself a church puts children through intense interrogations about their sexual proclivities, and then stores records of them in voluminous files for many other church officials to go over in detail.

    In particular, Nick says he was questioned by Serge Gil, who put him through some of the most detailed, awful hours of questioning about sexuality.

    “I remember the session with Serge in technicolor,” Nick says. “I was 13 or 14. I was flush red and embarrassed to be alive.”

    He says Serge was in his early 20s at the time. And Serge has told us that he had been given the job of that kind of questioning since he was only 14 or 15 himself.

    We told Nick this was huge. In January 2017, we wrote about Serge’s allegations that he was valued by Scientology as a teenager who was tasked with asking older men about their masturbation habits in official Scientology interrogations.
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    That whole series has been amazing and disturbing af, but the one thing they never get into is the most likely fact that there are Scientologists in the government/FBI that are the ones protecting the cult. If not straight-up cult members, heavily bribed individuals.

    They finally had an ex-FBI agent on the show (in this last one), and his only answer to "why hasn't there been anything done yet" was the basic "well, we need to have proof" which is nonsense. The show alone has catalogued dozens of like claims of abuse and such claims have been in existence for decades now.

    There evidently was an extensive investigation in 2009/2010, but it mysteriously died on the vine somehow. According to the "church":

    [S]pokeswoman Karin Pouw said the investigation's "rapid termination" was proof that the allegations by former members were false. She questioned whether release of the documents constituted news, noting that the case "was closed seven years ago with no finding of wrong doing."

    She added that the church has learned the investigation was conducted by "rogue agents," including one who was later disciplined.
    As to what exactly happened, I haven't been able to find that out yet. Here's more from the Tampa piece quoted above:

    The story said that in January 2010 FBI agents expected "the likely indictment of multiple subjects." Four months later, the story said, an assistant U.S. attorney filed a report indicating that a grand jury investigation was discussed.

    In an interview Wednesday, Cronin provided a general description of the remaining pages, which Radaronline expects to publish in parts over the next three weeks. The documents describe a wide-ranging investigation that began in October 2009, she said, shortly after a series of Times reports detailing physical and mental abuse of staffers who labored at the highest levels of Scientology under extreme and controlling conditions.

    Cronin, citing the documents, said the agents traveled to multiple locales, including Hawaii, Portland, Ore., Texas and Clearwater, the church's spiritual headquarters. Multiple officials were involved in the investigation, she said, including agents in the FBI's Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices and officials from the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney's Office.

    She said the documents made clear that the agents immersed themselves in Scientology's culture, learning its practices and its unique lingo. "It was a serious and well-researched investigation," she said. "They became experts on the case, they took it seriously."
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    In May 2010, according to Cronin's story, an assistant U.S. Attorney filed a report titled "Grand Jury Investigation of Operations Overboard," a reference to the code name for the inquiry. After that, she said, the trail goes cold. No more documents.

    What happened to the investigation? And why didn't it result in charges?

    For its 2013 report, the Times interviewed experts who said the likely reason was a ruling in August 2010 by a federal judge in a civil case brought by two former Sea Org members, Marc and Claire Headley. The couple had sued the church, saying its harsh punishments and controlling tactics kept them from leaving for years.

    The judge ruled in part that the First Amendment's guarantee of the free exercise of religion prevented the court from delving into whether the church's discipline methods were reasonable. To do so, the judge said, would "entangle the court in the religious doctrine of Scientology and the doctrinally motivated practices of the Sea Org."
    So, the determination as to whether or not it's a legitimate "religion" is prevented by the fact that it's already been declared a legitimate "religion."

    If you look at Scientology's m.o., the public strategy has always been to target celebrities as influencers and marketing/recruitment assets, which means that the covert strategy must have also been to place Scientologists in prominent positions of local and federal law enforcement--if not various legislatures--as protectors/defenders of those assets.

    I was able to find this in the CIA FOIA archives from 1977: Scientology Files Seized by Raid Include CIA Data.

    Of note (my bold):

    The FBI ticked them off, one by one: "Folder marked U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Agents Directory" and "Folder captioned U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Employment of Psychiatrists..."Folder entitled Bugging Devices containing data with cover sheet entitled Excerpeions [sic] re: Devices."

    "One legal size piece of paper depicting Justice Department (and another with an Internal Revenue Service) organization chart."
    ...
    The files were among the hundreds seized Friday by the FBI agents who raided the Washington office of the Founding Church of Scientology, according to a 31-page document filed yesterday in U.S. District Court.
    ...
    The [FBI] document lists "reports" and "data estimates" of 10 of the 15 federal judges here...and D.C. Superior Court.
    If they were targeting federal judges (i.e., gathering blackmail information against them) back in '77, it's a sure bet that never stopped and only escalated and a likely reason why the federal judge in the 2010 investigation inexplicably shut everything down.

    The cult claimed in '77 that it was the CIA/FBI that had infiltrated them and that's why they had such folders. My suspicion is they returned the favor and then some over the ensuing decades and that's the real reason Scientology continues to exist. Not only is it the most obvious answer, it is in perfect keeping with everything Miscavige, certainly, has done ever since taking over; systematically enticing/bribing prominent people to be his protectors/defenders

    Why this hasn't once been even mentioned as a possibility by Remini or Rinder throughout the series is a bit odd to me, but then the series has been basically one of revelation after revelation for them as well. The idea that Scientology has the equivalent of Tom Cruise or John Travolta high up in government/law enforcement channels may simply be too distressing to even contemplate for them, but it is the most logical explanation for how this openly fake cult has continued to operate with impunity for decades and, once again, perfectly in keeping with the cult's m.o.

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    I don’t think there are necessarily people in the FBI working for Scientology. Scientology is notoriously litigious, and it is also good at rallying its members (some who are famous) to claim Scientologists are being persecuted. And when members are being mistreated, by the church, they’ll deny to law enforcement that anything is wrong. The FBI and the IRS are both somewhat intimidated by the ‘Church’ of Scientology.
    I have heard that there are Scientologists in the LAPD, and that they have some sympathizers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as well as in the Clearwater Florida PD. Most likely, Scientology gets better treatment from some local cops because the church pays them well for part-time security work (at least this appears to be true in Clearwater.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_sloth View Post
    I don’t think there are necessarily people in the FBI working for Scientology...The FBI and the IRS are both somewhat intimidated by the ‘Church’ of Scientology.
    If that were true, think of what that means.

    I have heard that there are Scientologists in the LAPD, and that they have some sympathizers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as well as in the Clearwater Florida PD.
    It simply must be the case. And “sympathizers’ is just a euphemism for someone who was bribed. So, they are either full-on cult members (in strategic posts) or bought and paid for. There simply are no other options.

    Most likely, Scientology gets better treatment from some local cops because the church pays them well for part-time security work (at least this appears to be true in Clearwater.)
    Exactly. And since it works locally, it will also work nationally. It’s just a matter of scale. Local cops cost $5k, let’s say. FBI costs would be around $50K. That’s the equivalent of 50 cents to a multi-billion dollar scam like Scientology. Hell, $5 million would be equivalent to 50 cents to a multi-billion dollar scam like Scientology.

    You have to hand it to L. Ron. No ones else—beside the Romans/Catholic Church and the Mormons—has made such an enormous profit off of complete, blatant and obvious bullshit.
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    They're not intimidated at first. No, at first they are flattered and manipulated and lied to in all the same ways that anyone conned into the cult is. Puff them up, make them believe they are doing whatever they're doing for a good cause, etc.

    When conscience begins to prick or suspicion of having been manipulated starts to grow, they might continue working for the cult to avoid admitting they are being used or they might try to quit, which would then result in their cult handlers doing their dirty work of threats and more sinister manipulation.

    It's super effective if the person has actually involved themselves in the cult to the point where they have been audited or given confessions of any kind or confidential information because that can be used against them. They are guilt tripped about the affair they admitted to their auditor and threatened with exposure. Things like that. They are told the cult can help them overcome their inherent evil and criminality, and that the cult handlers are their friends, helping them and not using them.

    There is no limit to what well trained scientologists, who themselves were treated in the same manner, will do to protect and promote the "most ethical group on the planet." Human beings are not of value to the cult except as slaves and promoters.
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    What organization has not had sex abuse? I just assume it is always there beneath the surface.

    Scientology has a wier issue with abuse. Harassing and attempting to destroy apostates who speak out.

    There have been reposts people who serves on their cruise ships are held in near slave labor unable to get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    What organization has not had sex abuse? I just assume it is always there beneath the surface.
    Well, lots of organizations do not have sex abuse. And certainly not all organizations are set up to encourage and protect predators.

    Scientology has a wier issue with abuse. Harassing and attempting to destroy apostates who speak out.

    There have been reposts people who serves on their cruise ships are held in near slave labor unable to get out.
    True, but they only have one ship now. Hubbard lived on the ship in the 70s and had not yet set up a land base. That's why there are so many abuse stories from the 70s taking place on the ship. The cult's fake navy base is now what they call Flag Land Base in Clearwater, FL. Most Scientology organizations are lower level or what they call Class V orgs, which are more friendly than the higher level Sea Org facilities in FL and CA, where most of today's worst cult abuse takes place.
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