Statement Regarding Pirated Video Clip
The video clip comes from a presentation of Mr. Tom Cruise at the 2004 celebration of the International Association of Scientologists. This annual event focuses on Church sponsored humanitarian programs and each year includes the presentation of the Freedom Medal to individual members in recognition of outstanding humanitarian work.
To date, 80 individuals have been so recognized and in 2004 Mr. Cruise was honored for his efforts in championing world literacy. What appears in the video is Mr. Cruise’s acceptance speech before an audience of 5,000 Church parishioners and their guests. While the video can be seen in any Church of Scientology, what has appeared on the Internet is a pirated and edited version of a 3-hour event that further included speeches by several Church officials and two other Freedom Medal award recipieStatement Regarding Pirated Video Clip of Tom Cruise Humanitarian Awardnts.