Phil and Willie Jones versus Scientology: The real story of how the billboard came to be - 2017-07-31

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F347.png Phil and Willie Jones versus Scientology: The real story of how the billboard came to be July 31, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

On Thursday, we published an account by Derek Bloch describing part of his experience in 2015 filming a television series about Scientology 'disconnection' that has yet to receive an airdate. When he saw what Derek had written, Phil Jones contacted us, asking to post his own experience with the unaired 'Disconnection' series and how it eventually led to the famous billboards that Phil and Willie crowdfunded in Los Angeles and Florida. As we said last time, for a short period we too became involved in that television production, serving as a consultant for Sirens Media for about a month as the series lineup was being finalized. We hope that the series does get an airdate at some point, but in the meantime we believe Phil's account deserves to be heard.

"You're not welcome here."

Those were the words the security guard spat out at us when Willie and I stood outside Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles when we tried to see our son Mike. We hadn't seen him in a few years.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Phil and Willie Jones versus Scientology: The real story of how the billboard came to be | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/07/31/phil-and-willie-jones-versus-scientology-the-real-story-for-how-the-billboard-came-to-be/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = July 31, 2017 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}