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PODCAST: Leah Remini joins us to talk Scientology, the LAPD, and Shelly Miscavige
Leah Remini set Twitter on fire this week when she spoke up about the Cory Palka news and about his years of shilling for Scientology while he was commander of the Hollywood Division.
And Leah has once again put the question of Shelly Miscavige’s whereabouts in the public consciousness, resulting in a burst of media coverage. (Please see our own story about the controversy here.)
So we are especially excited that Leah agreed to talk with us for a new episode of the Underground Bunker Podcast. We talked about her tweets and the fuss they kicked up, about the LAPD and its cozy relationship with Scientology, about Shelly Miscavige and where she might be today. And of course we talked about the Danny Masterson trial. And so much more.
Substack won’t let us embed the podcast here, but it went out on email this morning, and you can go to it directly with this link.
One of the stories we discussed was one that Leah helped us out with and that we published in 2015 at the Bunker. It’s about a nightmare Scientology daycare where children were being molested, and where Scientology convinced parents not to cooperate with law enforcement. You can see that story here.
If you’re new to our Substack and to our writing in general, we’re really glad you’re here. We’ve been writing about Scientology since 1995, and we’ve collected some of our favorite stories over that time here. In 2013, we broke the news that Leah Remini had left Scientology, and a month later we broke the story that she had filed a missing-person report on Shelly Miscavige, the missing wife of Scientology’s leader. Each Christmas, we re-post our reporting on why we think Shelly is still alive and where she’s being held. On March 3, 2017, we broke the story that Danny Masterson was being investigated by the LAPD. We’re currently covering his trial in Los Angeles, and we produce comprehensive reports from the courthouse each day there.
And in 2020, Leah gave us an unpublished chapter from her book ‘Troublemaker’ to post at our website. It contains some of the most damning material about Tom Cruise ever made public.
We hope you enjoy the podcast and join us at our discussion site (see below) to talk about it.
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