Tom Cruise And Church Of Scientology Sued

July 31, 2008

Tom Cruise just can’t stay away from controversy. Just when you think that whole couch-jumping scene was behind you, he runs in and reminds you that he’s up in the mix and in the news. Peter Letterese, a former Scientologist, has sued the Church and Tom Cruise for harassment and damages amounting to $250 million.

In the lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, Tom Cruise is named as the right-hand man of David Miscavage, the head of the Church. In 1973, Letterese joined the Church of Scientology, even holding several positions of power. But in the 1990’s, he accused the Church of copyright infringement after they used a study Letterese claimed exclusive rights to. These accusations led to his excommunication from the Church.

Now Letterese is suing for harassment and accusing the Church of being a “crime syndicate”. He hopes to have racketeering charges brought and a RICO investigation started. Tom Cruise, as well as Miscavage, are accused of committing crimes while lobbying for the Church and soliciting donations. The Church’s attorneys have reacted by calling the lawsuit, which was filed July 15 in the Southern District Court of Florida, frivolous; they also accuse Letterese of using Cruise’s name just to get attention.

See more photos of Tom Cruise and the couch-jumping video below.

Tom Cruise Video – “Oprah”

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5 Responses to “Tom Cruise And Church Of Scientology Sued”

  1. 1
    Terryeo first, Lake 5 minutes later Says:

    I’m not a big fan of Anonymous but it definitely looks like more people have
    the courage to come out and speak against the Co$ now, and they look like fine
    conscientious people with good taste in caek

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    Elliot Abelson Says:

    The case filed by Peter Letterese and his company Creative Desperation is frivolous and obviously designed to generate publicity for himself.

    In this case, he is suing more than 60 people and entities, including Google, Yahoo! and the American Arbitration Association. In July 2008, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected similar claims and affirmed that the Church’s use of the book in question is fair use.

    Letterese’s company was penalized $266,000 by a California Court stating that his company has “filed numerous, repetitive and frivolous motions” and “refused to comply with [court] orders, even though its counsel was warned several times that serious [penalties] would result from such failure.” The lawsuit is as meritless as his other filings.


  3. 3
    Hotbabezz88 Says:

    i luv tom cruise very much..
    i want to be with u,4eva..
    luv yer..

  4. 4
    .lEoNA. Says:

    /….tOm..ur so cuTe..lovE u til d enD of time.

  5. 5
    .lEoNA. Says:

    .Tom Ur d besT