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Nov 22, 2009
Celebrities lead charge against Scientology — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Beaumont, Toni O'Loughlin
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities The security at the red-brick and glass-walled horseshoe of the John Joseph Moakley courthouse on Boston's waterfront was unusually tight. Anybody who was not a member of the city's bar association was swept with a search wand. Photo IDs were checked. Mobile phones were taken from guests, who included the Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The occasion was a memorial service for Scientology's top legal adviser for ...
Nov 21, 2009
Scientology's dark secrets — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barney Zwartz
Source: The Age (Australia)
Senator Nick Xenophon's stunning attack on the Church of Scientology this week has shone a light on a worldwide group many former members accuse of ruining their lives through fear and abuse. SCIENTOLOGISTS lured Dean Detheridge off the street using their tried and tested technique of offering a personality test. He wasn't much interested, but they were extremely skilled and persistent persuaders, and he found he couldn't say no. Seven days later he was on staff in what turned out to ...
Nov 8, 2009
I know the dark side of Scientology...I almost lost my friend to it — The Herald
More: heraldscotland.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Source: The Herald
I knew Scientology was in trouble when the media moved on from the usual silly gossip about its celebrity members to much darker, disturbing issues at the heart of the movement. After a Paris court last month convicted several Scientologists and two organisations associated with the movement in France of organised fraud, and amid other investigations in France looking at a suicide and an alleged abduction, Oscar-winning film-maker Paul Haggis, a long-time member, quit Scientology. Haggis, who wrote and directed Crash, ...
Nov 4, 2009
Inside Scientology's big defection — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
What led Crash director Paul Haggis to leave the church after 35 years? Kim Masters reports on how Scientology aided his career—and then tried to milk his success. Maybe Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige had a premonition. Or maybe he’s not much of a talent spotter. But a few years back, Miscavige apparently wasn’t keen on using writer-director Paul Haggis for a series of films based on treatments by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This was before Haggis, ...
Nov 2, 2009
Will France ban Scientology? — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Pape
Source: The Daily Beast
Five years after Tom Cruise called Nicolas Sarkozy a “wonderful guy,” a French court convicted his church of fraud. Eric Pape on Scientology’s latest crisis. Scientology isn’t a religion, it’s a dangerous sect overseen by convicted criminals—at least as far as France is concerned. There is no doubt that the last week has brought a flurry of bad news for Scientology. There was the vocal defection of respected film director Paul Haggis, as well as fresh indications that John Travolta, one ...
Nov 1, 2009
Defections, court fights test Scientology — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Gorski
Source: Seattle Times
The Church of Scientology is going through a difficult season. Over the course of two days last week, a French court convicted the church of fraud and Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis' resignation from the church over a litany of concerns was aired publicly. On one hand, it was just another bad press week for the embattled institution founded in 1953 by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. But for former Scientologists and scholars of the movement, the setbacks pose ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology - Former Scientologist [Interview with Marty Rathbun] — CBC
Type: Radio
Author(s): Hana Gartner
Source: CBC
Despite the upbeat tones of its advertising campaign, it's been a tough week for the Church of Scientology. First, Canadian movie director Paul Haggis — one of the church's oldest and most respected members — quit over what he says is the church's refusal to denounce an anti-gay marriage bill in California. He outlined his reasons in a letter to the Church's spokesperson, Tommy Davis. Despite the upbeat tones of its advertising campaign, it's been a tough week for the Church ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology faces multiple setbacks within one week // The past few days have not gone well for the secretive religion known for its celebrity followers — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Most religious organisations can weather a high-profile defection or two. Many might successfully explain away a fraud conviction in a foreign criminal court, or deal with the spectacular suicide of a member, or muddle through a less than stellar public performance by a prominent spokesman. Rarely, though, does a religion have to face up to all these challenges in the same week. The past few days have been little short of a nightmare for Scientology, the strange, secretive religion that thrives ...
Oct 30, 2009
The internet has done for Scientology. Could it rumble the Christians, too? — The Guardian (UK)
More: smh.com.au
Oct 29, 2009
Scientology surviving on borrowed minutes? // The Church of Scientology faces more bad PR — NOW Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Scientology’s recent travails, splattered like so much bad scrambled eggs in the mainstream press, has me thinking about that day way back when the Reverend Al Buttnor, the Church’s high priest of PR, took me on a personal tour of Scientology’s Yonge Street headquarters. Freaky, mostly. And surprisingly empty. A few curiosity seekers on one floor hooked up to Scientology’s famous E-meter, getting stress tested, presumably. But clearly searching for something else. Themselves? Salvation? On another floor, a shrine to late ...
Oct 28, 2009
Spokesman: Scientologists aren’t anti-gay // ‘Crash’ director Paul Haggis is publicly denouncing group — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Courtney Hazlett
Source: MSNBC
The Church of Scientology is responding to claims that the religion is anti-gay, an allegation made by “Crash” director Paul Haggis, who is publicly denouncing the church’s practices. “I don’t want any misunderstanding,” said Tommy Davis, a spokesperson for Scientology. “The church supports civil rights for everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, race, color or creed. We are a minority, too; we understand what it’s like to be persecuted, so to the extent that anything prohibits or inhibits on civil rights, we ...
Oct 28, 2009
Today Show: 'Crash' director splits with Scientology — MSNBC
More: Youtube
Oct 27, 2009
Scientology's new face — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
In his first detailed interview since walking off Nightline last week, church spokesman Tommy Davis talks to Kim Masters about Monday's startling public defection by Paul Haggis, addresses drug allegations—and explains his relationship with Tom Cruise. Plus, his former colleague speaks out. Tommy Davis has been busy lately. In the past week, the spokesman for the Church of Scientology tore off his lapel microphone and stormed out of an interview when Nightline correspondent Martin Bashir tried to question him about whether ...
Oct 27, 2009
Tommy Davis: Scientology's new angry, unstable pitchman — Gawker
Oct 26, 2009
'Crash' director Paul Haggis quits Scientology — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Jake Coyle
Source: Associated Press
"Crash" director Paul Haggis has severed his ties with the Church of Scientology, in part because of what he alleged as the organization's stance against gay marriage. Haggis wrote a letter addressed to Tommy Davis, the head of Scientology's Celebrity Centre. In it, Haggis said he was disappointed by the church's tacit denial of gay rights in the debate over California's gay marriage ban. The 56-year-old Haggis, who won an Oscar in 2005 for co-writing "Crash," said he was quitting the ...
Oct 26, 2009
Scientology's no good, very bad week — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Williams
Source: Salon
Oscar-winner Paul Haggis breaks with the church. Leader Tommy Davis storms off "Nightline." Whither Tom Cruise? When Paul Haggis, the writer of "Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash," kicked his faith to the curb after 35 years, he did so as only an Oscar-winning scribe could: with a badass screed. His resignation letter, dated Aug. 19, emerged on ex-Scientologist Mark Rathburn's blog yesterday and promptly went viral. In his letter, Haggis explains, "for ten months now I have been writing to ask ...
Oct 25, 2009
'Crash' director Paul Haggis ditches Scientology — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
"I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology." Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and now criticizes Scientology's leader, David Miscavige. In the letter, written to Scientology's current national spokesman, Tommy Davis, 'Crash' director Paul Haggis explains why he is leaving Scientology after 35 ...
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