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Leah Remini Aims Another Dart at the Church of Scientology

ShutterstockLeahReminiLeah Remini‘s LAPD missing-person report may have been quickly dissipated. But the former Scientologist and current Dancing with the Stars contestant still has a lot of fight left in her.

Per some eagle-eyed monitoring of the Comal County, Texas District Court docket by blogger Tony Ortega, Remini has agreed to provide a deposition later this month in connection with a harassment lawsuit brought against the Church and leader David Miscavige by Monique Rathbun. The deposition is scheduled to be taken October 15 in Los Angeles. From Ortega’s post:

While watching the docket in Monique’s lawsuit, we noticed today a reference to a transaction fee for a subpoena that listed Remini’s name. We then called [her attorney Ray] Jeffrey, who confirmed that he had talked to the actress and that she had agreed to give the deposition — which is happening one day after Jeffrey is scheduled to depose former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis in Austin.

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Village Voice Exposes Church of Scientology Lie

In 2008, Tommy Davis (pictured), the son of actress Anne Archer and a prominent member of LA’s Church of Scientology, told CNN’s John Roberts that the organization did not engage in the practice of “disconnection,” whereby a former member of the religion is labeled a “suppressive person” and disowned by other  family Church adherents for some sort of perceived transgression.

Today, Village Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega documents a conversation between Davis and such an “SP”  target, Shane Clark, that was secretly recorded by Clark in December 2009. The newspaper has authenticated the recording and created a series of short movies to underscore the explosive words:

In the recording, Davis makes it plain that unless Clark quits his job and disassociates himself from [former Church member Marc] Headley, he will be declared a suppressive person, or “SP”… To indicate the seriousness of the situation, at the beginning of the meeting, Davis announces that he is going to tape it. “I was going to record this, our conversation. I didn’t know if you were aware of it. For both of our benefit,” Davis can be heard to say.

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Paul Haggis Leaves Scientology

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Director of Crash Paul Haggis penned a break up letter with Scientology and their current national spokesperson Tommy Davis. The Village Voice published it. What will get all the ink is that Haggis is upset at the San Diego chapter endorsing Prop. 8. But Haggis is also miffed, after 35 years, of the policy of “disconnection,” which is the Scientology version of ex-communication. Davis denied the policy exists on CNN and this is suddenly outrageous to the Oscar winner.

Haggis writes:

This was my state of mind when I was online doing research and chanced upon an interview clip with you on CNN. The interview lasted maybe ten minutes – it was just you and the newscaster. And in it I saw you deny the church’s policy of disconnection. You said straight-out there was no such policy, that it did not exist.

I was shocked. We all know this policy exists. I didn’t have to search for verification – I didn’t have to look any further than my own home.

Yeah, after a couple of months figuring out the church lies, we get it. After 35 years?

This reminds us of the scene in Casablanca where Captain Renault declares, “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”

Your winnings, Sir.

Photo Credit: Alexandra Gibson