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Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy, guardian.co.uk
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Source: New Yorker
On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that ...
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Jan 22, 2010
Don't panic Haiti, the Scientologists are coming! — The Guardian (UK)
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 ...
Nov 16, 2008
Cruise church bid to gag Irish book: Amazon removes exposé after Scientologist legal threat — Sunday World (Ireland)
Jun 1, 2008
Scientology Scandals — The Skeptic (Australia)
Dec 8, 2007
Germany moves to ban Scientology — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 20, 2007
Interview: John Sweeney // 'I can never again lose my temper on TV' — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): James Silver
Source: The Guardian (UK)
His rant at a Scientology spokesman was a ratings winner, but the Panorama reporter insists there's more to him than just a loud voice Panorama reporters are not supposed to "lose it". Not on camera, anyway. So no wonder that John Sweeney's spectacular cartoonish strop with Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis three months ago - in which he resembled an incandescent frog, eyes bulging, voice croaking with rage - became one of those water-cooler TV moments, making headlines and propelling him to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 2007
UK officials feared church 'evil' — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
With A-list celebrities among its followers and a string of unsavoury allegations from former members, the Church of Scientology is rarely far from the headlines. But newly released government files from the National Archives at Kew show controversy surrounding the church in the UK is nothing new. In the 1960s and 1970s officials debated whether or not to lift a ban on foreigners entering the UK to work or study at the church. In the documents, high-ranking mandarins referred to the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 2007
Scientologists may take legal action in Panorama row — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Owen Gibson
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The Church of Scientology last night launched a fresh attempt to discredit the Panorama reporter John Sweeney, following the broadcast of a prime time BBC1 programme investigating its controversial beliefs and recruiting methods. As Panorama editor Sandy Smith took to the airwaves to defend Sweeney's investigation following the furore around his furious YouTube outburst captured by Scientology cameras, the war of words and online propaganda intensified. Mike Rinder, a director at Church of Scientology International, said it was considering legal action ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Anderson Cooper 360 degrees: Inside Scientology — CNN
More: Video footage on Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Anderson Cooper
Source: CNN
Aired May 14, 2007 - 22:00 ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, everyone. Tonight, thousands of American troops in Iraq searching for three of their American buddies, searching their hearts out because they know all too well what the people who claim to have them can do and have done to captives in the past. We will have the latest on the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Adams
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
The BBC has hit back at accusations that it orchestrated a demonstration against Scientologists during which a "terrorist death threat" was allegedly made. It comes as a bitter row develops between the Corporation and Scientologists over a highly critical Panorama documentary about the religion, in which a veteran reporter lost his temper and screamed for 30 seconds at a Church member. The BBC has seriously reprimanded John Sweeney for the outburst, which the journalist has admitted was "wrong and stupid". The ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Panorama backs Sweeney episode — MediaGuardian.co.uk
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Sweney
Source: MediaGuardian.co.uk
The Panorama editor, Sandy Smith, has defended tonight's controversial John Sweeney investigation into the Church of Scientology. Mr Smith said tonight's Panorama would feature the YouTube clip of Sweeney losing his temper and shouting at Scientology representative Tommy Davis after he accused the BBC reporter of giving a critic of the faith an easy ride in an interview. Footage of the scene, which was filmed by the Scientologists, was posted on YouTube last week and Sweeney has apologised for the outburst. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Panorama: Scientology and Me — BBC News
More: Google video
Type: TV
Source: BBC News
NB: THIS TRANSCRIPT WAS TYPED FROM A TRANSCRIPTION UNIT RECORDING AND NOT COPIED FROM AN ORIGINAL SCRIPT: BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF MIS-HEARING AND THE DIFFICULTY, IN SOME CASES OF IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL SPEAKERS, THE BBC CANNOT VOUCH FOR ITS ACCURACY JEREMY VINE: Hello, I'm Jeremy Vine. It's 8.30 and this is Panorama. Scientologists say they are just like any other religion. TOMMY DAVIS: I have absolutely nothing to hide whatsoever, zero. JOHN SWEENEY: Really? DAVIS: Dig and dig and dig. SWEENEY: ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Row over Scientology video — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[Reprint of an article published the day before, entitled "Scientology and Me" ]
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 13, 2007
Scientology and Me — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The battleground is YouTube and Scientology's weapon is a clip of me losing it in the "Mind Control" section of a gruesome exhibition. Scientology has fought many battles to keep its secrets off the web, now they are using it to attack my investigation into them. Scientology has prepared an attack video, and they have shown the Scientology v Sweeney shouting match to anyone who would watch it. There is talk of 100,000 copies being released. Family 'disconnects' Scientology works. That ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 13, 2007
Scientologists in German push — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Tristana Moore
Source: BBC News
"Are you married? What religion do you follow?" The spokeswoman from the Scientology Centre was endeavouring to steer the conversation to more personal topics. "Scientology is my religion," she said, proudly. I had been invited to go on an "educational tour" around the controversial new "Church of Scientology" in Berlin. The offices are situated over six floors in a large building on Otto Suhr Allee, one of Berlin's most exclusive addresses. There are nine Scientology "churches" in Germany, but this new ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 17, 2005
Councillor starts Scientology row — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
A councillor in East Sussex has asked for Scientologists in his town to be stopped from working for the council. Councillor Michael Murphy has had his proposal seconded by councillor Paul Scott, but other members of Crowborough Town Council have raised objections. He suggests the council "refrains from using the voluntary services of the Scientologists until a full investigation has been carried out". A Scientology centre in nearby Saint Hill has invited Mr Murphy for a visit. His motion was supposed ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 13, 2004
Actor Cruise backs terror detox — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
Hollywood star Tom Cruise helped raise $1.2m (£657,000) to provide treatment for firefighters exposed to toxic gases during the 11 September attacks. The detox regime was designed by Ron L Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, to which Cruise belongs. "I worried about those who had survived and been exposed," said the actor at a recent fundraising dinner. "(I) knew immediately that not only would people be getting ill... but that it would be sooner rather than later." Alternative treatment ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 23, 2002
Scientologists face Paris ban — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 30, 2002
Cruise lobbies over Scientology — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 8, 2000
France recommends dissolving Scientologists — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 8, 2000
France urged to ban Scientology — BBC News
Nov 15, 1999
French scientologists guilty of fraud — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
A court in the French city of Marseilles has found five members of the Church of Scientology guilty on fraud charges over courses offered by the organisation. The former leader of the church in southern France, Xavier Delamare, was sentenced to two years in jail, including 18 months suspended, and fined 16,000 dollars for manipulating people into giving money to the church. He will not return to jail because he has spent 17 weeks in pre-trial detention. Four more people were ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 20, 1999
Scientology trial opens in France — BBC News
Sep 9, 1999
Scientology faces French ban — BBC News
Jul 13, 1999
Cult or religion: What's the difference? — BBC News
Mar 19, 1998
Church of Scientology probes Herald reporter - Investigation follows pattern of harassment — Boston Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Jim MacLaughlin, Andrew Gully
Source: Boston Herald
The Church of Scientology, stung by a five-part series in the Boston Herald that raised questions about its practices, has hired a private investigator to delve into the Herald reporter's private life. The Rev. Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, confirmed that the church's Los Angeles law firm hired the private investigative firm to look into the personal life of reporter Joseph Mallia, who wrote the series. "This investigation will have to look at what's riving this" coverage, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1998
Germany apologises to Switzerland for spying on Scientologists — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
Germany has apologized to Switzerland following the arrest of a German official who's suspected of spying on the Church of Scientology there. The official who works for a government security agency in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has now been released on bail, but Swiss prosecutors say he remains under investigation. He faces charges of carrying out illegal business for a foreign state, working for a political information service and falsifying identity documents. Germany does not recognize Scientology as a religion ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 6, 1997
Concerns over church of Scientology — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Little
Source: BBC News
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 6, 1997
German court undecided over Scientology — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Janet Barrie
Source: BBC News
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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