As Louis Theroux's Scientology movie hits theaters, its main subject accuses it of deception - 2016-09-06

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F347.png As Louis Theroux's Scientology movie hits theaters, its main subject accuses it of deception September 6, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Maybe it's all our fault. In the spring of 2012, Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) took us to lunch at the Dos Caminos restaurant on Houston Street in Manhattan to talk about Scientology.

He told us he was planning to make a feature film on the church and had decided to cast BBC presenter Louis Theroux in it. But he was still trying to figure out what aspect of Scientology to cover.

Oh, that's easy, we told him. If you wanted to understand what was happening with Scientology in 2012, you needed to consider former high-ranking Scientology executive Marty Rathbun, we said, and we told him all about the Squirrel Busters, and Rathbun's blog.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = As Louis Theroux's Scientology movie hits theaters, its main subject accuses it of deception | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/09/06/as-louis-therouxs-scientology-movie-hits-theaters-its-main-subject-accuses-it-of-deception/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = September 6, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}