Church of Scientology International response to ABC inquiry #2
The enclosed attachment and the separate letters referred to therein respond to the additional questions ABC sent on Friday, October 23, 2015.
October 27, 2015
ABC News 20/20
47 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
ABC 20/20’s Additional Questions
Dear Mr. Bentley:
Thank you for returning my call earlier today. As mentioned, I am sending you further information. The enclosed attachment and the separate letters referred to therein respond to the additional questions you sent me on Friday, October 23, 2015.
I have separately sent you a letter on how Mike Rinder is not credible, has a history of lying (for which he was removed) and that he wrote his own essay admitting he is dishonest. Additionally, we sent a letter from Rinder’s daughter addressing some of his false allegations. We also have sent you information on how Rinder has admitted under oath to being a paid consultant for anti-Scientology litigation, which discredits him as an objective source. Clearly he cannot be relied upon by ABC. Failing to disclose his list of sordid facts and his financial incentives to publicly disparage the Church would be dishonest.
You stated in your letter of October 23 that you have interviewed “other former members,” but have not disclosed any names beyond Mike Rinder, Leah Remini and Sherry Ollins. Are there any others included in the upcoming broadcast?
You mentioned in our call today that you may be sending further questions. If that is the case, I cannot stress strongly enough that you provide those questions to me as early as possible so I may respond. Time is obviously critical if we are to have any chance at all to respond at this late date.