Blog: Scientology, Monique Yingling, and HBO - 2015-03-18
Church of Scientology Attorney Monique Yingling wrote a letter to Jay Ward Brown of Levine Sullivan Koch Shulz, LLP (scroll down).
The subject of the letter is Yingling's allegation that Alex Gibney made an internet post stating that the Church of Scientology "blackmailed" and "harassed" the IRS to obtain tax exemption. Yingling claims this characterization is false and misleading. Yingling then cynically attempts to paint Scientology's hateful smear campaign against the IRS as being meritorious.The smear campaign included using PI's to spy on IRS officials and a series of lawsuits. Scientology's attacks on HBO and Alex Gibney are just IRS Redux. Inasmuch as Yingling herself is a direct financial beneficiary of Scientology's human rights abuses, unconscionable contracts, and the financial rape of its members, no one should be surprised by Yingling's self-serving letter.
Here is one central problem with Yingling's letter: The IRS and Scientology reached a private settlement, and, Scientology refuses to make any of the details public. Given Scientology's withhold on the public, Yingling's letter and her claims are meaningless because they are not proven by internal documents.