Scientology Denies an Account Of an Impromptu I.R.S. Meeting - 1997-03-19
The Church of Scientology has denied that its leader and another official had an unscheduled meeting in October 1991 with Fred T. Goldberg Jr., then the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
A statement released by the church, which was sharply critical of an article on March 9 in The New York Times, said that its leader, David Miscavige, had not had an impromptu meeting with Mr. Goldberg and that all meetings between church representatives and I.R.S. officials had been attended by many people and had been scheduled. Scientology makes this and other arguments in a full-page advertisement that appears today in The New York Times on page A17.