Some guy sues Scientology and Tom Cruise
From the New York Daily News:
Tom Cruise is named in a $250 million federal lawsuit that is using the RICO statute against the Church of Scientology. Ex-Scientologist Peter Letterese, a longtime critic of the church, filed suit in Southern District Court in Florida on July 15 alleging, among other things, that members of the church harassed him after he left.
In court papers provided to The News by investigator Paul Barresi, Letterese claims a member of the church phoned his lawyer at home, and when the lawyer’s wife answered, said he was her husband’s homosexual lover.
Forgive me for being cynical, but I doubt this lawsuit is going to do much against the juggernaut that is Scientology. Although if it proceeds far enough, some interesting information might come to light which helps tarnish its rep. More than another Tom Cruise couch-jumping bender? Probably not. God knows (am I allowed to say that here?) why people care more about that than all the other shifty crap Scientology has been involved in, but there it is. Society sucks like that.