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FBI Looking Into Tom Cruise’s Connection to Alleged Human Trafficking by Church of Scientology

Feb 8, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An FBI investigation into the Church of Scientology that allegedly centers on human trafficking, unpaid labor, “re-education” camps and various financial improprieties is detailed in a new report, and the church’s most high-profile member, actor Tom Cruise, is a key player, The Huffington Post reports.

The Huffington Post story references an in-depth article in the New Yorker titled "The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.

The Church is said to be the focus of an FBI investigation that includes looking into services delivered to Cruise that allegedly involved the exploitation of labor, the Post article says.. The main source for the New Yorker piece was Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, who was a member of the church for more than 30 years.

Reportedly, church members who worked for Cruise on projects including customizing a building, rebuilding motorcycles and fixing boats were paid just $50 a week.

In a statement, Cruise and the Church of Scientology denied the allegations.

Among the allegations against the church is the charge that church members who failed to perform their duties were sent to re-education camps, with one member reporting that he spent six years in such a camp.

8 Comments

  1. The New Yorker turned tabloid now, actually worse. They started spreading outright lies, something that can be often noted when observing anti-scientology rants. One example: The New Yorker press release and Lawrence Wright’s profile on Paul Haggis, “Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology,” released Monday, reported on an alleged federal investigation. The New Yorker was well aware the Church knew nothing of the investigation but had refuted the same claims based on a case already thrown out by a Federal Court Judge. Nonetheless, The New Yorker irresponsibly used the same sources who were discredited in the dismissed case to claim an “investigation” so as to garner headlines for an otherwise stale article containing nothing but rehashed unfounded allegations.
    Allan Lengel, a former Washington Post reporter who writes for AOL News on federal law enforcement matters, filed this late today in a breaking story on Wright’s allegations: “The author cites two sources in the FBI who ‘assured me that the case remains open.’ However, a federal law enforcement source told AOL News the investigation has fallen short and no criminal charges are expected to be filed.” Click here for the article: http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/07/church-of-scientology-faces-controversy-over-latest-abuse-allega/.
    Obviously, this contradicts what Wright wrote in The New Yorker. If you published Wright’s account, this contradiction should be made known to your viewers and/or readers.
    The New Yorker article is just another thinly veiled tabloid piece repeating old and new rumors from people with an axe to grind with the Church of Scientology. The New Yorker author Lawrence Wright could not come up with a single line that has not been discarded as the work of fanatic anti-religionists a long time ago. This piece actually sheds a new light on him as a researcher and writer. How much does his obvious hate against religion taint his judgment? This piece has been written by someone with a deep-set hatred against religion and spirituality. Just like the Hollywood dude Haggis, who openly confesses that he makes a living putting his personal life traumata in movie scripts, Lawrence Wright lives his anti-religious hatred in writing one-track minded articles and books. The New Yorker, putting on tabloid colors for a moment, has allowed him to air his therapy sessions and that is their choice but one really has to ask: I don’t really want to waste my time reading something like this.

  2. Hi Louanne,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MRmxfLuNto
    Have a good day.

  3. Let me guess Louanne, you’re a Scientologist? Were you forced to write that reply? LOL

  4. Scientology is supposed to be considered a religion but compared to many of the others around the world, it truly isn’t.
    In my own personal opinion I don’t think it is. Just wanted to say that.

  5. Human trafficking and Scientology indeed very difficult to swallow this.

  6. WARNING: Louanne is a high up member of the Scientology cult and has copy-pasted her lies all over the web. DO NOT TRUST HER.
    Google what she wrote if you want the proof.

  7. I wrote about this in my book “Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology, and Suicide,” which was published in February of 2009. The fact that money from various non-profit Scientology organizations and labor provided by various non-profit Scientology organizations are used for the personal benefit of David Miscavige, Tom Cruise, other Scientology senior executives, and other Scientology celebrities (such as John Travolta, Chick Corea, and Priscilla Presley) was first revealed in an affidavit to Los Angeles lawyers by Andre Tabayoyon, a Scientologist for 21 years.

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