Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses' - 2015-03-03

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F59.png Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses' March 3, 2015, Lydia Price, People

The makers of one of Sundance's most buzzed-about films are putting the heat on John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

At a TimesTalk panel on Monday to discuss the controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, director Alex Gibney was joined by writer Lawrence Wright, who wrote the 2013 book the film is based on, and two well-known critics of Scientology featured in the film: former church member Paul Haggis (the writer/director of Crash) and Mike Rinder, a former head of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs.

Scientology has slammed the documentary as "dishonest" and based on accounts by "admitted liars and professional anti-Scientologists." In a statement to PEOPLE on Tuesday, the Church blasts the film as "propaganda" and says it has "long fought against the kind of bigotry and religious hatred that Mr. Gibney and (Wright) aim to incite."


{{cite news | author = Lydia Price | title = Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses' | url = http://www.people.com/article/scientology-documentary-tom-cruise-john-travolta | work = People | date = March 3, 2015 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}