Paul Haggis: 'shame on' press for not asking Tom Cruise about Scientology - 2015-08-24
The writer and director, who won two Oscars for the 2004 drama Crash, was a member of the group himself before publicly removing himself from any association in 2009.
He believes that the press owes it to the public to put the Mission: Impossible star on the spot.
"His PR people are very smart," Haggis said to The Daily Beast. "But I don't know how journalists can continue to call themselves journalists if they aren't brave enough to ask a question. I mean, how big does the elephant in the room have to be before you ask about it?"