Marty Rathbun in Germany: I Watched Tom Cruise Tell Bill Clinton to Influence Tony Blair for Scientology (UPDATED) - 2011-09-09

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F11.png Marty Rathbun in Germany: I Watched Tom Cruise Tell Bill Clinton to Influence Tony Blair for Scientology (UPDATED) September 9, 2011, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

It's not news that the Clinton State Department went to bat for Scientology, condemning Germany's efforts, and it's also not news that Scientology tried to influence Clinton through its celebrities, such as John Travolta. But I can't remember Rathbun mentioning this before, that he personally witnessed Cruise getting the president on the phone to have him work on Tony Blair.

As for the mention of the IAS Freedom medal, that too has resonance -- because Miscavige did eventually give Cruise the IAS medal of valor, in 2004, and to prepare for that ceremony Miscavige had a special 9-minute video made of Cruise talking about his fervor as a Scientologist. That video was later leaked to the Internet in 2008, which changed the world of Scientology watching forever.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Marty Rathbun in Germany: I Watched Tom Cruise Tell Bill Clinton to Influence Tony Blair for Scientology (UPDATED) | url = http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/09/marty_rathbun_i.php | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = September 9, 2011 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}