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East Grinstead Town Council retract censorship of Scientology concerns, but still no apology

Following a lengthy complaints procedure brought by Scientology Business Editor Alexander Barnes-Ross, East Grinstead Town Council have retracted its censorship of the public record after concerns were raised over its close ties to the Church of Scientology.

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Inner Circle at Scientology’s new Paris HQ

Last week, Scientologists from across Europe gathered to celebrate the opening of their latest ‘Ideal Org’ in Paris, France. Despite Police enforcing tight restrictions and Scientology’s best efforts to clear the area of protestors, Scientology Business journalist Callum Clark secured a spot and reports from inside the production team’s inner circle.

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Deception, façades and fake fanfare: Scientology’s new $36 million Paris HQ opens

On 6th April, Scientology officially opened it’s new Paris ‘Ideal Org’, but mystery surrounds whether elusive leader David Miscavige was actually there in person.

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Protestors gather as Diane Abbott calls for Scientology fraud investigation

Protestors will gather today outside Scientology’s London headquarters at 146 Queen Victoria Street, calling for an end to abuse inside the organisation as former shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott calls for an HMRC fraud investigation

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Internal emails reveal Scientology’s recent meddling in local government

Mid-Sussex District Council internal emails reveal Scientology used its close ties with former East Grinstead Mayor Dick Sweatman to interrupt protest plans at the recent Saint Hill IAS event. Tony Ortega reports…

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Reality check: A closer look at Scientology’s ‘new era of expansion’

With Scientology leader David Miscavige officially announcing the much-anticipated “Golden Age of Administration” at the 2024 New Years event last weekend at the Shrine Auditorium, the stage has been set for what he describes as a “new era of expansion” for the controversial group. However, a closer look at leaked statistics paints a vastly different picture and suggests Scientology is in fact going through an era for which ‘Dark Age of Mass Contraction’ would be a more fitting title.

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An Open Letter to East Grinstead Mayor Frazer Visser

Three weeks ago, I raised concerns over Scientology’s attempt to assert control and influence over local government officials in East Grinstead, the home of it’s Saint Hill headquarters. Town Mayor Frazer Visser was criticised by local residents for publicly defending the [continue reading…]

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Behind Closed Doors: Personal stories from inside Scientology’s Saint Hill base

What’s really going on behind closed doors at Scientology’s Saint Hill headquarters in East Grinstead? As pressure mounts on the Mayor and Council executives following revelations of the influence Scientology is having on local politics, we took a moment to speak with those who have lived and worked at Saint Hill.

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East Grinstead Mayor defends Scientology after accepting £50,000 charity cheque

The Mayor of East Grinstead, Cllr Frazer Visser, has voiced his support for the Church of Scientology, describing them as “a valued and large part” of the town after receiving a £50,000 cheque for his charity at the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) event earlier this month.

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We worked out the true capacity of Scientology’s IAS tent

Earlier this month, the Church of Scientology informed Sussex Police it was expecting 6,000 attendees at it’s ‘greatest gathering’, known as the IAS event. After careful analysis, Scientology Business can reveal the truth about the venue’s true capacity