SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Aussies bow to Tommy Davis, but he can't kill 'dirt file' story - 2020-10-21
Yesterday we received a letter from attorneys for Seven News, asking us to take down the 'Scientology Black Ops' series.
Seven News had spent months putting together Bryan Seymour's ten-part investigation of Scientology only to cancel it at the last minute before its scheduled July 14 premiere.
Two of the people who were filmed for the series, Leah Remini and her A&E costar Mike Rinder, told us they believed that the series was killed through the influence of actor Tom Cruise and former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis, who both take a beating in the program. Remini and Rinder told us they believed that Davis and Cruise persuaded their friend James Packer (an Australian billionaire who was in Scientology from 2001 to 2006 and is still friendly with Davis) to lean on his close friend Seven News chairman Kerry Stokes to get the series axed.