New Website: A Mother's Heartbreak - The Lori Hodgson Scientology Disconnection Story

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by CommunicatorIC, Jul 11, 2015.

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  1. JohnnyRUClear Member

    This is why.
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  2. RightOn Member

    many hugs and kisses going out to Lori for her bravery and her sad story
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  3. Church of Scientology taunts Lori Hodgson over her Scientology disconnected children.

    From Tony Ortega:

    Another depressing piece of evidence that Scientology advocates splitting apart families

    Please go to Tony's blog for his full analysis. The evidence is summarized below.

    Lori Hodgon's comment on Tony's blog yesterday:


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    Reading this article this morning put a big smile on my face! Thank you, Tony Ortega for sharing this with us. With all the recent news exposing more truth about Scientology and David Miscavige, I have much more hope that I will be back with my kids and all the other families reunited again.

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    The responding comment by "Cash Bolt":


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    You won’t, Lori. Every action I have seen you doing in the past years has further alienated your kids from you. I would think you know that but you do it anyway. But maybe you don’t see it. So I am telling you. You can’t force them to love you again.

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    The IP information for "Cash Bolt";:

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  4. PODCAST: Lori Hodgson talks about being Scientology disconnected from her children on The Health & Happiness Show, 100.7 WHUD.

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    Mother's Day finds one mom fighting to see the kids Scientology "disconnected" her from. Lori Hodgson, very recently seen on ABC TV's Nightline, speaks out against the practice that has destroyed families. Jessica and Jeremy - call your mother! - And - meet a funny mom who doesn't mind being mean. Comic Kerri Loiuse Cotter is serving up the laughs this Sunday. This Health & Happiness Show airs May 8 on 100.7 WHUD

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  5. fishypants Moderator

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  6. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Yep, that's our cult, alright! Keeping it classy, as always.

    Scientauntogy works and it helps people.

    So, um... where is taunting on the "Tone Scale"?
  7. RightOn Member

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  8. JohnnyRUClear Member

    That ^^^^^^^ needs to go on a billboard...
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  9. Disambiguation Global Moderator

  10. I’m back Fighting Scientology’s policy of ‘disconnection’, my recent letter from Scientology’s Internationial Justice Chief…..

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    I’m back Fighting Scientology’s policy of ‘disconnection’, my recent letter from Scientology’s Internationial Justice Chief…..

    During this past 1 1/2 years, I was very depressed about my kids and didn’t have the strength to keep fighting for them. Back in April 2016 Scientology had my kids do these interviews:

    I was in shock! I thought my kids looked like they were manipulated to go on camera and clearly the things they said were scripted! I was so sad for them and distraught over my broken apart family, it affected me badly. I shut down.

    I haven’t spoken out publicly since then. Not only did I not have the strength to speak out, I thought just maybe if I was quiet then I would have a chance to reunite with my son and daughter.

    A couple months ago in August 2017 I decided to try to contact the IJC, Internationial Justice Chief, Mike Ellis. When Scientology declares one a “Suppressive Person” then the IJC is the only person you can talk too. I called many times leaving a message with the receptionist to have him call me and that it’s regarding my disconnected children.

    After several attempts the receptionist said the IJC never takes calls or returns calls. She advised me to put it in writing. So I wrote a letter to the IJC.
    My 1st letter to the IJC dated 8-15-17:

    To IJC-Mike Ellis,

    My name is Lori Hodgson and I’m the mother of Jeremy Leake and Jessica Davitt. I have been disconnected from my two children for 7 years. I’m reaching out to you because I was told you are my only terminal. I want to make an agreement that is good for my children and I so we can be a family again. I can do good roads, good weather with my children. I am fine that they do their Scientology religion. I just want to be their mom.

    Thank you,
    Lori Hodgson

    The response from the IJC dated 8-23-17:


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  11. Ask for the chance to get to see your children - scientology's response is a love letter from Frank Booth.

    We got your kids - do what we say or you'll never see them again.
  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Lori Hodgson’s fight with Scientology for her kids is now a book you can pre-order

    By Tony Ortega, March 14, 2018


    Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy is an abomination. It’s a form of political extortion, pitting family member against family member in order to further Scientology’s tight control of its followers’ lives.

    Every disconnection story is heartbreaking, but Lori Hodgson’s saga is particularly cruel and baffling.

    As revealed in her forthcoming self-published memoir, A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family, her two adult children have somehow been convinced by the church to cut her out of their lives in the most heartless ways possible. (Pre-orders can be made at Amazon. The book comes out May 1.)

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    As always, retweets, quotations and replies welcome.

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  14. VIDEO: When Scientology Takes Your Kids - The Lori Hodgson Story.

  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    When Scientology keeps a mother from her child in the ER: Lori Hodgson’s story

    By Tony Ortega, June 11, 2018


    We’re continuing our series with another book excerpt, this time a wrenching anecdote from Lori Hodgson’s recently published memoir, A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family. Lori’s story is pretty familiar to our readers, but if you’re new, what you need to know before reading this chapter excerpt is that Lori’s children, Jessica and Jeremy, disconnected from her when she left Scientology. The father of the children and Lori’s former husband, Jim Leake, is still in the church. For years, Lori has struggled to get any information she can about her kids, and then one night she got a scare in a really unusual way.

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  16. Sunday, July 29, 2018: Book Signing for A Mother's Heartbreak - How Scientology Stole My Family, by Lori Hodgson, at Recycle Bookstore in Campbell, CA.


  17. 8/22/18: Book Club Event for A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family by Lori Hodgson.

    Book Club Event for A Mother's Heartbreack: How Scientology Destroyed My Family, by Lori Hodgson, on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 7 pm. Recycle Book Club, Orchard Valley Coffee, 349 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA.



  18. Photo from the book club event.


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  19. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Book signing for A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family by Lori Hodgson.

    At Books, Inc., 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 600, Campbell, CA.



  20. Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Book signing for A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family by Lori Hodgson.

    In front of Recycle Bookstore, 275 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA, during the Campbell Downtown Farmers Market.



  21. Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Meet and Greet for A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family by Lori Hodgson.

    At Copperfield's Books, 1330 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA.



  22. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientologists in Texas neighborhood battle turn out to include Lori Hodgson’s daughter

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, August 1, 2019


    One of the consequences of Scientology’s toxic “disconnection” policy is that the people who are affected can go years between any news at all about the loved ones who have cut them out of their lives.

    One example we’ve followed pretty closely for the last eight years has been the heartbreaking story of Lori Hodgson, the California mother who was punished for visiting an “enemy” of the church by having her two grown children, Jeremy and Jessica Leake, break off all contact from her.

    If you read this site you know how much Lori has tried to get any information at all about Jeremy and Jessica, who both live in Texas and have made it very hard for Lori to learn much about their lives.

    So imagine how stunned Lori was when we called her up this week and told her that we had learned quite a lot about what Jessica has been doing, because it’s all spelled out in court records.

    Lori had been able to find out that Jessica had married another Scientologist, Jonathan Davitt, whose parents are in the Sea Org. She also was aware that Jonathan and Jessica had bought a house in Austin and were planning to open a preschool on their property.

    But she didn’t know that the preschool had become a battle royale in the neighborhood that had spilled into the courts.

    Here’s what we know. According to court papers, the Davitts bought a house in the Bear Creek Park development in October, and then told neighbors they intended to build a separate schoolhouse on their property and open it as a daycare center.

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  23. Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Book signing for A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family by Lori Hodgson.

    Copperfield's Books, 1330 Lincoln Street, Calistoga, from 12:30-3:30pm.


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