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New article centered around filmmaker and "apostate" Paul Haggis reveals disturbing information on the Church of Scientology

02.08.2011

Filmmaker and Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (CRASH, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) may not be the most well-known person associated with the infamous Church of Scientology, but his 2009 departure and the reasons behind it are about to be.

A month ago, it was being reported that Haggis had collaborated with New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright (the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11) on an exposť about the Church, with Haggis square in the middle divulging damning information centered around his 30+ years as a member. That exposť, littered with Haggis' and others' personal experiences, as well as author Wright's investigations, have now been published at The New Yorker in a piece called The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.

You can read The New Yorker's very lengthy but fascinating article RIGHT HERE, which in its early parts discusses just how closely the Church has been involved within the world of Hollywood (not to mention some great "WTF?" accounts regarding John Travolta and Tom Cruise).

Also, check out the video below for a truncated version of the news via NBC's "Today" show. It features discussion on how the FBI is currently involved in investigating the Church for "human trafficking" as well as allegations of physical abuse.

Extra Tidbit: Seriously, it might take you an hour or so, but read that article. One day, someone is going to make a hell of a film on the subject. Hopefully...
Source: The New Yorker

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