Scientology Hits Back: 'Inside Scientology' Filled with Inaccuracies - 2011-08-01
The Church of Scientology says the book "Inside Scientology" is little more than gossip-mongering and has accused author Janet Reitman of shoddy journalism.
"Ms. Reitman's book is filled with inaccuracies," the Church wrote in a seven-page letter to TheWrap. "It is neither scholarly nor well-researched and bears no resemblance to an "inside' story."
The church claims that Reitman, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, never interviewed, nor requested interviews, with Scientology officials and instead relied on former parishioners who are disgruntled and members of Anonymous, the internet activist group that the church labels a cyberterrorist organization with an ax to grind against the religion.