Travolta begs Channel 4 not to attack Scientology - 1997-11-09

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F125.png Travolta begs Channel 4 not to attack Scientology November 9, 1997, Chris Blackhurst, The Independent

The sect has reacted with fury to the programme and has fought hard to have it cancelled. Channel 4 has been bombarded with letters and phone calls from members around the world. Senior sect officials have twice had to be asked to leave the channel's London headquarters after turning up and demanding to meet Mr Jackson.

The crew from the independent company making the programme were followed across America and have been visited by private detectives acting for the church at their homes in England. They even visited the stables where the director, Jill Robinson, keeps her horse. She found the visit threatening. "I was not there at the time and I cannot see what they were trying to do except make it clear to me that they knew where I kept my horse," she said. "I regard it as intimidating."


{{cite news | first = Chris | last = Blackhurst | title = Travolta begs Channel 4 not to attack Scientology | url = http://www.independent.co.uk/news/travolta-begs-channel-4-not-to-attack-scientology-1292884.html | work = The Independent | date = November 9, 1997 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}