SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS, Episode 5: A 'church' that used a dying woman to 'always attack' - 2020-09-17
'Always Attack,' the fifth episode of 'Scientology Black Ops,' a special 7NEWS Australia investigation that was cancelled by the network in July, has been leaked to the Internet.
Ten episodes were scheduled to be published to the 7NEWS website on July 14 when the network changed its mind, cancelled the program, and also pulled down a trailer it had made for the series. On August 31, we found that the first episode in the series had been leaked, and we embedded it along with a transcript we prepared. We also did the same for the second episode, 'Witness X,' on Sept 4, the third episode, 'Taken,' on Sept 11, and the fourth episode, 'The Star,' on Monday.
We've done the same for the fifth episode, in which 7NEWS reporter Bryan Seymour examines Scientology's mandate that it subject its perceived enemies to vicious attacks, in the case of Paul Haggis posting videos of his own sister denouncing him even more than a year after she had died of cancer. Seymour also dives into Scientology's long history of elaborate attacks on the government and former members, including a recent escapee, Valerie Haney, who had to hide in the trunk of a car to escape one of the church's secretive compounds.