Ten years ago, all hell broke loose for Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology - 2018-01-13
Ten years ago tomorrow, a nine-minute video of Tom Cruise was leaked to the Internet, and the Church of Scientology would never be the same.
It's hard to believe so much time has passed since the infamous Cruise video showed up and then resulted in the Anonymous movement turning its sights on Scientology. For those of us who had already been watching Scientology for some time, it was really something to see Scientology have to deal with so many new critics, and all at the same time. Then, a few weeks later, Anonymous began its real-world protests at Scientology locations around the planet — well, let's not get ahead of the story.
We've told the tale of the Cruise video several times, and we went into a lot of detail about it to mark the demise of Gawker. Here's the meat of that chronology, to remind you of what an important event took place ten years ago. In many ways, Scientology watching has never recovered...