Paul Krassner: Tom Cruise, Scientology and Me

Anyone want to buy a used e-meter?

Tom Cruise may consider himself educated about the negative aspects of psychiatry, but I suspect he doesn’t know good old Jack Shit about the dark side of Scientology, the source of that education.

In 1971, I announced in an ad the features that would be included in the 13th anniversary issue of The Realist. Among them was “The Rise of Sirhan Sirhan in the Scientology Hierarchy.”

The Church of Scientology proceeded to sue me for libel — they wanted $750,000 for those nine words — for the title of an article that I had not yet written.
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