March 31st, 2010
12:03 PM ET

Scientology: Allegations of abuse

Note to readers and viewers: The Anderson Cooper 360 series "Scientology: A History of Violence," which reported competing claims and denials about violence at the top of the Church of Scientology has attracted a number of complaints from senior members of the Church of Scientology (including Mr. Miscavige) and the Church of Scientology itself.

The series is now the subject of a letter of legal complaint in the United Kingdom. The complainants strongly dispute the allegations and the assertions made against them and covered in the course of the series by former members of the Church of Scientology.

Anderson Cooper | BIO
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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Pod

    Thank you, AC & CNN for your fair investigative series on Scientology. As an ex member, I know the whistleblowers on your program are brave people and so is CNN. The Russell Crowe movie, "The Insider" (about tobacco industry) comes to mind when I see anyone speaking out about this group.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  2. Ex-Staffer

    The way Anderson Cooper conducted himself in this series has been a great example of the good the media is capable of. Shining the light of day on a major organisation/church and it's injustices.
    It's rare to see an interviewer who can be this genuinely searching and unbiased at the same time. Using 'the force' for good.
    I've been on the inside of the church/org for 10yrs and now I'm on the outside. Having experienced life from both sides I can honestly say I would be grateful for this coverage regardless.
    Nice one.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  3. rachael weiss

    I think a real documentary should be made about this very vicious, cult.......

    March 31, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  4. twistedpuppet

    Keep it up Mr Anderson!!!! >XD Btw, just so you know, we all love the lawyer letter at the end that told you not to say it again and then you went and said it again. 😀 Priceless! I look forward to tonight's program.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  5. Albert

    Please ask the accusers and the accused if they would be willing to

    take a lie detector test ! Could be some fun answers / excuses and give

    us a better idea of who is lying !!


    March 31, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  6. Mary Linam

    Are the ex wives still members of Scientology? Not addressing this leaves a big hole in the story.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  7. jack

    How is this church still a church. What is going on? Google Scientology "fair game" and you will understand more about them! What kind of church believes in this Fair Game idea. Its beyond nuts.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:03 am |