Leah Remini, Tom Cruise, and the "Space Opera" of Scientology (with guest Tony Ortega)


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Australia's Channel 7 produced a 10-part series called "Scientology: Black Ops" starting Leah Remini and Paul Haggis. Strangely, they cancelled the broadcast on the day it was scheduled to air. Did Tom Cruise - the world's most famous Scientologist - use his (significant) influence to silence criticisms of his religion? We speak to Scientology expert Tony Ortega about the story.
The Guardian article on "Scientology: Black Ops:" https://bit.ly/2DdE0z9
Tony Ortega's article on Tom Cruise: https://bit.ly/3frNlk9
Leah Remini's book "Troublemaker:" https://amzn.to/2CZehuq

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