The Church of Scientology, Vanity Fair and an astonishing lawyer's letter - 2012-09-10
In its most recent issue, Vanity Fair published a piece by Maureen Orth on the Church of Scientology, which encompassed the relationship between its leader, David Miscavige, and its most famous adherent, Tom Cruise.
The questions elicited a furious response, delivered via Jeffrey K. Riffer, of the law firm Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP. The Church has posted the missive on its media response site [PDF].
It is quite unlike any lawyer's letter I have ever seen before. Here are some extracts: