Exclusive: Oscar Winner Paul Haggis Suffers Retribution: Two Former Scientologists Say They Were Pressured to Help Frame Him with Women - 2018-01-25

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F0.png Exclusive: Oscar Winner Paul Haggis Suffers Retribution: Two Former Scientologists Say They Were Pressured to Help Frame Him with Women January 25, 2018, Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411

Each of these former Scientologists told me similar stories: a very high placed Scientology executive had asked them recently for dirt on Haggis. "Anything to do with women," the exec said.

The gist of it: the Scientology exec had called, pressuring her to get information illegally from Haggis's confidential guild records to see if there had been complaints made against him of a sexual nature. "He had also asked if she was aware of any industry rumors about Paul related to violent behavior toward women," one of them said in a signed statement. The colleague corroborated the friend.

One of the Scientologists said in a signed statement: "The idea was so outrageous to me, I told him flat out, "no." I told him he was asking me to break the law. I would never do that. Those files are highly confidential." When she balked, the Scientology exec tried to convince her that he already had someone to speak against Haggis. "We have a woman," the exec told her.

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{{cite news | first = Roger | last = Friedman | title = Exclusive: Oscar Winner Paul Haggis Suffers Retribution: Two Former Scientologists Say They Were Pressured to Help Frame Him with Women | url = http://www.showbiz411.com/2018/01/25/exclusive-oscar-winner-paul-haggis-suffers-retribution-two-former-scientologists-say-they-were-pressured-to-help-frame-him-with-women | work = Showbiz 411 | date = January 25, 2018 | accessdate = January 25, 2018 }}