In an eight-page letter to Graydon Carter, the magazine's editor, the controversial religion's legal rep accuses Maureen Orth's piece of being "shoddy journalism, religious bigotry and potential legal liability."
Before the high-profile story was even in print, Scientology fired off the scathing letter to criticize Carter for ignoring "firsthand knowledge" from VF staff as he prepared to "publish a poorly researched and sourced story."
The letter refutes any and all allegations against the Church, especially any against its "ecclesiastical leader," David Miscavige. While the exposé claims that he secretly recorded Cruise's confessions during auditing sessions and served as a "third wheel" in his romantic relationships, the rep disputes the notion by citing Miscaviges extensive traveling. The letter reads: