Real classy, Co$….
Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. , an expose about the Church Of Scientology, hits HBO on March 29th, and if you thought the church wouldn’t have a response prepared, you don’t know Scientology. Gibney’s movie is based on a book by the same name written by Lawrence Wright, who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower in 2006. Does it count as irony that a book that details the Church’s extraordinary legal responses to criticism had its British and Canadian publication canceled for those same challenges? HBO also claims to have hired 160 lawyers just to defend the film.
Even so, the Church is going to have its say, and recently did so in an open letter to The Hollywood Reporter. And how did they defend charges that they’ve conducted malicious public attacks and smear campaigns against their critics? Why, with more malicious…
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