March 2010: CNN was hours away from broadcasting Anderson Cooper’s week-long special on the Church of Scientology. Entitled Scientology: A History of Violence, the series laid bare the brutal internal culture of Scientology and exposed Scientology leader David Miscavige as a man who had inflicted violent physical assaults upon members of his staff who drew his ire.
The panicked officials in Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs, led by then Scientology spokesperson Tommy Davis, were ordered by Miscavige to stop the broadcast of Anderson Cooper’s series. The usual threat letters were sent to CNN from Scientology’s attorneys.
Tommy Davis, Norman Starkey, Cathy Bernardini, Guillaume Leserve and other Scientology Sea Org officials staged a phony event outside of CNN Corporate offices in Atlanta. The result was the photo which opens this article. Published in Scientology’s propaganda organ Freedom Magazine, the photo and the accompanying article claimed that Anderson Cooper would not take a meeting with Scientology officials and that these officials were not even allowed to drop by CNN Studios.
This was a ridiculous stunt. The Church of Scientology had known for months about the CNN show. CNN and Anderson Cooper had even invited Scientology leader David Miscavige to appear on the show. Scientology’s demand for a meeting was a last-minute attempt to keep CNN’s show from going to air. David Miscavige declined to appear on the show and instead sent his attorney Monique Yingling to appear on his behalf to explain why the beatings were handled internally by the Church and the victims were not allowed to file criminal assault charges against David Miscavige.
The Church Scientology is now playing this same old tired card against A&E President Paul Buccieri. Scientology is complaining that Mr. Buccieri will not meet with its officials concerning Leah Remini’s Emmy-winning A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath.
The Church of Scientology’s hypocrisy is staggering in this matter. Leah Remini’s show has run on A&E for three seasons. During those three seasons, the Church of Scientology has engaged in extremely vicious public Fair Game attacks on Paul Buccieri and other A&E executives. These attacks include hate websites that are still online.
In the staged photo below, we see Scientology operatives outside of A&E offices accusing Buccieri of spreading hate and of having blood on his hands:
Scientology’s three years of nonstop malicious smears, attacks, and hate websites have targeted Disney, A&E’s advertisers, Paul Buccieri and other A&E executives. This is in addition to Scientology having its hired thugs stalk, harass, and intimidate the guests that have bravely appeared on the show with Leah and Mike. Over against its rampage of Fair Game, the Church of Scientology now plays the righteous victim and claims that Buccieri will not give Scientology officials a meeting.
Why would Mr. Buccieri give these clearly dangerous and unhinged Scientology jihadists a meeting? In any event, the Church of Scientology has been given an open invitation to appear on Scientology and the Aftermath to speak their minds. Why doesn’t Scientology gather up the executives who were so eager to talk to Anderson Cooper and have these execs talk directly to Leah Remini and Mike Rinder on camera for the entire world to see? Scientology’s Executive Director International Guillaume Leserve should most definitely appear on Scientology and the Aftermath to speak on behalf of his Church.
This latest display of Scientology hypocrisy comes days after Scientology Sea Org member Taryn Teutsch and her Scientology camera crew failed in their attempt last week to hijack a rape survivors rally — Denim Day — in order to promote Taryn’s thoroughly discredited attack on Mike Rinder. Taryn and her fellow OSA members were asked by event organizers to leave and this was caught on camera:
Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs also failed in its phony Interfaith event in which forged letters from Dr. Cecil Murray of USC were published in an attempt to force a meeting with Disney CEO Bob Iger. Mr. Iger has been so busy skyrocketing Disney’s stock price, as is his job, that his staff ignored the Scientology forged letters. Ever bellicose, the Church Scientology publicly called Dr. Murray a liar and insisted that he wrote the letters.
Scientology gave up on targeting Mr. Iger after its fake event at the gates of Disney Studios in Burbank failed. Tens of people attended the bogus Scientology event. The attendees were OSA members, a rented choir, and a few rented clerics. We were there watching Scientology trying to work this particular con job outside of Disney Studios. Taryn Teutsch’s attempt to run her disgraceful Scientology con job on the rape survivors at the Denim Day event was far worse than the Interfaith con. Taryn Teutsch appears to have no shame and certainly no moral conscience as she walks over the backs of rape survivors. Taryn does this to publicize Scientology’s rabid vendetta against Mike Rinder.
Scientology now demands a meeting with Mr. Buccieri. However, Mr. Buccieri has a network to run. He has a real job, this unlike the hacks at OSA whose social media fraud and machinations consist solely of attempting to destroy a television show that exposes the depravity of Scientology. These OSA staffers never address the substance of what is said on Scientology and the Aftermath but rather rage and lash out with lies, false accusations, and fraud.
Scientology can meet with Leah and Mike. However, a meeting with the actual hosts of the show would be far too dangerous for Scientology officials.
As always, Scientology leader David Miscavige will not appear anywhere to defend his Church. Miscavige remains in hiding and is nowhere to be seen.
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