[Attorney Tom Mesereau]
 In March, we broke the news that the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating That 70’s Show actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson over the rape allegations of three different women who were all Scientologists at the time of the incidents, which occurred between 2001 and 2003.

That investigation is ongoing, but now we’ve learned just how seriously Masterson is taking it as he has hired renowned criminal defense attorney Tom Mesereau to represent him.

Mesereau has already made contact with the LAPD to tell them that Masterson denies the rape allegations and that Mesereau, with the help of a private investigator named Scott Ross, has been gathering witnesses of their own to back up Masterson’s denials.

We emailed Mesereau and Ross asking them to comment about taking on Masterson’s defense, but they did not respond to us.

Mesereau is most famous for defending Michael Jackson in a 2005 child molestation trial that acquitted the singer on all 14 counts. Mesereau also represented boxer Mike Tyson in a rape investigation, and charges were dropped (Tyson had previously been convicted of rape in another case.) Other famous Mesereau clients include actor Robert Blake and music mogul Suge Knight.

The investigation of Masterson has been a complex one. One of the women — we’re calling her Victim A — discovered only last year that she wasn’t the only one who had reported to the Church of Scientology that Masterson had attacked her. Last fall Victim A reported her allegations to the LAPD for the first time. When she did so, the LAPD reactivated another case against Masterson that had been reported in 2004 by a woman we’re calling Victim B. A third woman, Victim C, then came forward and also made her allegations to the LAPD.

We previously reported that Victim A wrote a lengthy letter to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, complaining about the way the investigation was being handled and wondering if the police department was compromised by its relationship to the Church of Scientology. The church’s role, meanwhile, we detailed in a story about Victim B, who was made to go through weeks of intense interrogations at the church that cost her tens of thousands of dollars, and that asked her to look for evil acts she had committed in her past lives that might explain her victimization in her current life. Victim C, meanwhile, was backed up by a veteran actress who, only after we wrote about her account, was finally interviewed by the LAPD.
And now, our sources report, Masterson’s attorney is countering with his own investigation with the help of private investigator Scott Ross. It’s not unusual for a defense attorney to hire an investigator to gather evidence for a defense, but in December, after an episode of Leah Remini’s A&E series about Scientology, Ross publicly stated on Twitter that he would never work on behalf of the church.

We noticed Remini’s comeback recently, and noted that Ross didn’t respond:

(this tweet at https://twitter.com/ScottRossPI has since been removed)


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1.The individuals in this photo (above) think that actual alien spirits are attached to their bodies. They believe if they hold two metal cylinders in their hands and confess all of their evil thoughts, it can help make the little alien spirits go away.

2. These individuals think gay people are an abomination and should be dismissed from the human race.

3. These individuals actually believe a science fiction writer is the source of all knowledge on Earth ( a planet they believe to have been called Teegeack – which was apparently around before the Big Bang).

4. These individuals have been advised, either by media or acquaintances of the horrible human rights abuses going on ‘today’, in their own cherch. They have ignored this information and allowed it to continue.

5. The individuals in the photo above will disconnect from their own family and friends to hold onto the beliefs and practices outlined above.

Frankly, the only thing I’m surprised about is that Danny isn’t the only one lawyered up at the moment.

Something just occurred to me…If Masterson hired this fancy non-Scientologist attorney…is it possible that CofS and their attorney’s wanted to distance themselves from this case and wouldn’t defend him? If he had hired an attorney affiliated with Scientology…would that have made Masterson being a Scientologist a part of the case? Could Masterson be SO out ethics that they have disconnected from him or sanctioned him in some way?…Is that possible? Just wondering.

It’s pretty certain that there will be Scientologists that will be called as witnesses. In a perfect world they’d do the right thing and tell the truth and stand by these young women victimized by Masterson…For Scientology to openly defend Masterson’s actions in any way…or participate in lying to the court on his behalf…will NOT bode well at all for Scientology with the public…or Scientologists.

…but alas…

Edited to add: This is an example of a Celebrity Scientologist causing a huge negative PR situation for Scientology. And a big dilemma. If they participate in any way to try to influence the police investigation or defend Masterson by covering up the things they know to be true about him…and I’m pretty sure they know…or if they encourage the Scientologist witnesses to lie and minimize Masterson’s behavior that they saw…or know about….they are going to look VERY bad to everyone. It isn’t a footbullet…it would be hitting themselves with their own guided missile. Masterson really ‘pulled it in’ on himself AND Scientology. And if they go after the victims to discredit them or make them look bad…causing them more damage and hurt…then Scientology is going to further destroy themselves in the court of public opinion.

New and shocking reports revealed that Scientology messiah Tom Cruise is prone to “temper tantrums” and has “violent tendencies!” His dictator-like attitude simply makes the lives of people around him a living hell.

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The FBI launched a “human trafficking” investigation into Scientology and as part of the investigation they talked to many former and current cult members.

As it turns out, one of the people they allegedly talked to was Cruise’s rumored girlfriend, Nazanin Boniadi.

Even though it was never confirmed, all proof suggests that she did talk to the FBI.

The secret file reveals that “NAZ” was auditioned by the Church to become Cruise’s lover and since then, her nightmare began.

When she was still young she “had raised to … status in Scientology and was working with the Office of Special Affairs,” the report reads.

Soon after she traveled to the U.K. to see an unnamed Scientologist receive the Medal of Valour from the Church.

Reportedly, Cruise got the said medal in London back in 2004.

Upon returning to the States, Naz was informed by the Church that she was being considered for a special project.

Naz “was put through a month of security checks, auditing, and interviews.”

“The Church wanted to make sure there was nothing unfavorable in her background,” the confidential FBI report reads.

After about a month she was ready to meet the Scientologist – alone.

She was told to sign a confidentiality contract or she would never see someone very important to her again.

Afterward, her relationship with Cruise started – they moved in together, and her sole purpose was to “make him happy.”

The report alleges that even though at first Cruise was quite romantic, as the relationship progressed he started being violent.

The relationship ended after the Church discovered she was writing a story about her experience.

They put her on the “Rehabilitation Project Force” which meant that she had to do the dirty work, scrubbing both men and female bathrooms.

In addition, she was not allowed to speak with anybody!

http://celebrityinsider.org/tom-cruises-scientology-girlfriend-exposes-the-nightmare-she-went-through-because-of-him-37356/

Lisa Marie Presley and her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood, have found another reason to duke it out, amid rumors that she is feuding with her mother, Priscilla Presley.

This time around they are fighting over the fact that Mrs. Presley wants her twin daughters, 8-year-old girls Harper and Finley, to go to Scientology summer camp and the musician is against.

The daughter of the late “King of Rock and Roll,” who has allegedly rejoined the Church of Scientology, is hoping her children will spend six weeks at the Delphian School in Sheridan, Oregon where they will go to therapy and rejuvenate after watching their parents go through a bitter divorce.

Presley and Lockwood have been going at it for several months after the songwriter and actress filed for divorce and claimed that she found disturbing and inappropriate photos and videos on his computers.

In court documents, Presley said this about the discovery, “I was shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach.”

Lockwood slammed the accusation in a statement that read: “It is particularly distasteful that (Presley) has placed more value on trying to damage my reputation than on the fact that her false statements may be brought to our daughters’ attention.”

According to Radar, Presley went back to Scientology to help her deal with the issues she is currently battling.

A source told the publication: “She realized it was the only way to turn her life around.Things had gotten so toxic and out of control, it was the only answer in terms of a solution to all her problems.”

Another spy added: “The cult bigwigs have taken advantage of messed-up Lisa Marie’s vulnerable state and have brainwashed her to think she can’t manage her life on her own.”

A rep for Lisa Marie denied the Scientology story, but a different insider has stepped out to say: “Her daughter was the one who got her back. After filing for divorce Lisa was living with Riley and now they’re back in Scientology.”

Meanwhile, Lisa Marie is said to be in a fight with her mother, Priscilla, who is caring for the twins – the duo has stopped talking to each other.

http://celebrityinsider.org/lisa-marie-presley-and-michael-lockwood-are-fighting-over-twins-scientology-summer-camp-harper-finley-still-live-with-priscilla-37239/

Live Die Repeat and Repeat: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt back for Edge of Tomorrow sequel


Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are officially confirmed for the upcoming sequel to 2014’s lukewarm box office hit Edge of Tomorrow. The original film was a great combination of a Groundhog Day meets Battle Los Angeles premise. And it ended up being an entertaining mix when it was put on film. Based on the popular Japanese manga, All you need is Kill, the Warner Bros. film grossed $370 million but was critically acclaimed scoring a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. This is rare for what some people would think is a generic sci-fi action film. The name of the sequel will be Live Die Repeat and Repeat.

Live Die Repeat and Repeat Is Currently In the Works

During an interview with We got this Covered, Director Doug Liman stated, “I’m actively working on Edge of Tomorrow 2 right now, which is going to go by the title Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both signed on.” He then stated, “We have an amazing story! It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film. It will be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat. Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.”

Synopsis: When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight — and his death — over and over again. However, Cage’s fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.

If you remember. Live.Die.Repeat was the explanatory tagline for the film which makes it understandable as to why they would use it as a sequel title vs Edge of Tomorrow, which makes many people think of Saved By The Bell: The College Years.

Read more at http://nerdreactor.com/2017/05/08/live-die-repeat-and-repeat/#kXCkPy2xrevC2J2E.99
I thought wtf when I saw the title but realised it was written in 1999….wonder why they decided to resurrect it though

If Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to belong, who would kick her out of any club?

Given her long rabbinical lineage, you’d think the Jews would be happy to have the Oscar-nominated blond bombshell as a member of the tribe. Ah, but the rabbis come from her [late] father Bruce Paltrow’s side, the telltale tresses and the long neck from her mother, Blythe Danner, and so she doesn’t count, as least according to the traditional definition adhered to Orthodox and Conservative Jews, and even by Reform Jews, since she wasn’t raised as a Jew. If there’s a case to be made for accepting patrilineal descent, it’s the dashing Ms. Paltrow (on the other side of the aisle, let’s welcome the star of “The X-Files,” David Duchovny, who is Jewish on his father’s side). WE should accept her into the fold with open arms, treat her like royalty and hold her up as a role model for single, modern twenty-something Jews to emulate, fawn over and draw into the crowd.

Imagine the scene if our Gwyneth, on Oscar night, went up on the stage of the Shrine Auditorium to collect an award and said, “Oy vey, I’m so farklempt!” What is she went on “Oprah” afterward and, leaning forward, earnestly grasping the talk show host’s hands in hers and said in a teary voice, that despite her love affairs with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, what she really wanted in life was to find a nice Jewish boy to settle down with and raise a family? What if she and Winona Ryder, who would change her name back to its original Horowitz, showed up at Friday night services at Manhattan’s B’nai Jeshurun, hand—in—hand in their best girlfriend way, and mingled among the other young adults after services looking for Jewish men?

That kind of scene would certainly get stragglers like me to check out the scene for myself, and maybe I’d meet some other celebrity gawkers, and so on, and so forth. Gwyneth and winona would be the best thing to happen to Jewish continuity since the era between when Billy Joel fired up “Piano Man” and when he married the decidedly un-Jewish Christie Brinkley.

With the Bronfmans from Universal, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and even Roseanne getting involved in Jewish life and Jewish causes, why haven’t the young Jews of Hollywood come forward? Where is Alicia Silverstone shilling for Israeli Bonds? Jonathan Taylor Thomas (ne Weiss) becoming the posterboy for the new Birthright Israel program, or listing United Synagogue Youth as one of the “normal” activities he wants to pursue after quitting “Home Improvement”? What about “E.R.” stars Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies doing public service announcements urging newlyweds to get tested for Canavan’s disease?

It’s nothing new for Jews to crowd Tinseltown and then not be up-front about it. Hollywood legends have been changing their names to go mainstream for a century and staying away from identifiable Jewish roles. Hollywood producers and directors tone down or erase Jewish content in their own productions. But what would have been so bad about one Jonathan Taylor Weiss gracing the cover of Teen Beat? Or about Patricia Arquette leading her many-religioned siblings in a rousing version of “Dayenu” as they finally sort out their collective piety and sign up with their mother’s side and the Chosen People? Or about Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to clear up the is-she-or-isn’t-she debate over her heritage?

What do young Jews have to be proud of — in that Mark Spitz/Sandy Koufax way — coming out of Hollywood today? Adam Sandler is the most Jewish of the successful young Jews. Ben Stiller plays Jewish characters every once in a while (his mother, Anne Meara converted when she married Jerry Stiller). Jerry Seinfeld may have kept discussions of Judaism out of his show, but his relationship with Shoshanna Lonstein was a model for Jewish continuity. And then there’s Mark Feuerstein, star of the now-defunct NBC sitcom “Conrad Bloom,” prime time’s short—lived and much—sanitized foray into the sexual dysfunction that is the subject of Philip Roth novels.

“What’s surprising is that there are a lot of Jewish porn stars,” says Barbara Kligman, who self-published the zine Plotz, which has a feature that “outs” Jewish stars. She says she has trouble coming up with names to fill out the list these days because she’s gone through all the possibilities already A friend at Playboy supplies an endless list from the nether regions of entertainment. Otherwise, she’s down to music stars and talking about Liz Taylor’s conversion. Nobody else wants to come forward.

Jewish organizations need to attract young, pretty faces the same way they need to attract the rest of us — getting them into events, convincing them of the values of Jewish family life and getting them to believe in God. Stars suffer the same sorts of distractions and confusions as those of with with plainer lifestyles. They are career—oriented and working in an assimilated world. They have grown up with mixed families and mixed religions and, like many of that lackadaisical Generation X, have few strong thoughts about anything. Noah Wyle once tried to describe his religious background to me, and the tale quickly god convoluted. His parents are nominally Jewish, but after divorce and remarriage and with his assemblage of siblings, half—siblings, step—siblings and ex—stepsiblings, holidays just don’t have the same meaning, whether they are Jewish, Christian or secular. He just plays a doctor on TV, and he doesn’t know much about anything. His co—star, Julianna Margulies, merely claimed when I asked that religion was never a big issue in her household.

Given Hollywood’s penchant for being into the coolest thing at the moment, stars could be easier to crack than recalcitrant young lawyers and stock brokers. If Scientology can attract the movie-star set, why shouldn’t Jewish groups see if they could get the likes of Fred Savage, Paul Rudd or Liev Schreiber to do the same things at a Jewish community center Torah study? Let them whisper in the back rows of a local shul about Tori Spelling’s nose job or Rachel Weisz’s shoes. They’ll draw a crowd.

Ms. Pinsker served as an editor at the Forward. This article was first published in The Forward on March 5, 1999.

Read more: http://forward.com/opinion/371269/jews-should-emulate-scientology-to-recruit-celebs/