l. ron hubbard
“It was a shit concept with a shit book and a shit script that should never have been made,” says the film's executive producer.
Celebrate the holidays with mulled spice-flavored bleach and algorithm-generated shirts that say things like, "Be nice to the payroll specialist, Santa is watching."
The 31-year-old has legally changed his name to Lafayette Ron Hubbard, but the official Church of Scientology isn't buying his story.
Since 1983, the Church of Scientology has ran a Santa Claus photo-op on Hollywood Boulevard, where they hand out their founder's writings to visitors, but they deny using it to attract new members.
Forrest J. Ackerman, the late literary agent to writers like Ray Bradbury and L. Ron Hubbard, held a trove of sci-fi artifacts in his LA home. Now, his fans are vying to save it from being turned into a parking lot.
The Church of Scientology is on trial in Belgium for fraud, practicing illegal medicine, violating privacy laws, extortion and "running a criminal organization."
Bernard Poolman tried to fashion himself as the next L. Ron Hubbard and failed gloriously.
It was an experience that was equal parts anger and paranoia.
After decades of fighting — and some dirty tricks — the Church of Scientology received tax-exempt status from the IRS in 1993. More than 20 years later, the decision remains controversial.
We discuss his Scientology past, auditing, and the harassment techniques allegedly used by the church.