Secrets of scientology blown apart as leader of cult to sue own father over book

For an organisation that so doggedly defends its reputation, Humfrey Hunter thought, the Church of Scientology seemed to have made a major mistake.

Mr Hunter was preparing to publish a book about the church – an expose written by the father of its leader. Last week he received a strongly-worded legal letter from the California-based group, threatening to sue if he releases the book as planned on Tuesday.

Yet the church’s attempt to silence Mr Hunter has backfired spectacularly, he believes.

  • BillyHW

    Nicole Kidman whored herself to the devil on this one.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Maybe, but she had the brains to get out fairly quickly, and put lots of real distance between herself and her ex and his Scientologist fartcatchers.

      • BillyHW

        Tom traded her in for a younger model after 10 years and Nicole begged him not to leave.

  • V10_Rob

    They’ve never really recovered from the Anonymous trolling/protests.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The “Streisand Effect”

  • DMB
    • UCSPanther

      In the 1970s, they were really vicious towards their critics, using illegal tactics such as stalking, attempts to defame and severe harassment.

      The cult was forced to dial back their harassment campaigns after a couple of raids by the feds.

  • ontario john

    Well I guess Michael Coren will have to strike that off his list of churches to join in the future.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Well, at the very least, Coren will move Scientology to his “B”List of religions to consider joining in the future.

  • UCSPanther

    Paranoid, secretive and super-touchy about criticism. Definitely the hallmarks of a cult that has a lot to hide.

  • Ed

    Miscavige has the worst case of short man syndrome. If all else fails, he’ll at least have a future in midget toss…

    • UCSPanther

      There are a fair number of stories of him chimping out and assaulting his lackeys and minions when things don’t go his way.

      No wonder old Ron Hubbard saw him as the natural successor for leadership. Old Ron wasn’t exactly a very nice guy either, especially in his old age…

  • tom_billesley

    It’s all Diuretics.