Scientology Ramps Up 'Going Clear' Smear Campaign, Targets Academy Members - 2015-10-07

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F117.png Scientology Ramps Up 'Going Clear' Smear Campaign, Targets Academy Members October 7, 2015, Rebecca Ford, Hollywood Reporter

Oscar voters tell THR they have been targeted by the church as screenings prompt fights and police probe the mysterious apparent suicide of Jim Carrey's girlfriend.

The Church of Scientology really doesn't want Alex Gibney to win an Oscar for his documentary Going Clear.

Since the film — a scathing critique of the controversial church and its celebrity adherents, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, based on Lawrence Wright's best-selling book — won three Emmys in September, the filmmaker says he has been the subject of an increasingly hostile harassment campaign that has included a Scientology-backed "documentary" and outreach to members of the Academy's doc branch, the group that selects the Oscar contenders.


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