BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row - 2007-05-14

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F30.png BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row May 14, 2007, Stephen Adams, Telegraph

Today Sandy Smith, the Panorama editor, hit back at claims that the BBC had orchestrated a demonstration against the Scientologists while filming the documentary.

He said: "Their DVD contains two grossly defamatory claims about us - one, that we staged a demonstration against Scientology and two, that a terrorist death threat was made.

"It is absolutely outrageous to suggest that the BBC would organise a demonstration - why would we?"

He claimed that the Scientologists wrote the script for the DVD in a "curious way" but that it "clearly implied that a terrorist death threat was made".


{{cite news | first = Stephen | last = Adams | title = BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row | url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1551369/BBC-denies-death-threat-in-Scientology-row.html | work = Telegraph | date = May 14, 2007 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}