Scientology's Final Say On 'Going Clear' - 2015-03-13
Pouw's response letter wholly dismisses the questions that THR posed to the Church: "The false allegations in Gibney's film are reflected in each of the questions you ask," Pouw writes. "Those questions bear no relationship to L. Ron Hubbard or to the Scientology religion. Rather than provide a response to each of these questions, which are part of Gibney's propaganda, I am going to take up the sources of these allegations so you understand their motivations to spread hatred, religious bigotry and lies. We are not trying to discredit these people. It is simply that Mr. Gibney is miscrediting them."
In her letter, Pouw then refers THR to a series of videos the Church published about Alex Gibney and the former Scientology members who appear in his film, including Spanky Taylor, Sara Goldberg, Hana Whitfield, Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder and Marc Headley. The videos are titled as follows: "Mike Rinder: The Wife Beater," "Marty Rathbun: A Violent Psychopath," "Marc Headley: The Soulless Sellout," "Hana Whitfield: Can You Spare a Billion?" "Sara Goldberg: The Home Wrecker" and "'Spanky' Taylor: The Drama Queen."