Monday, April 12, 2010

TC's Lawyer Pulls A Streisand (and doesn't even realize it)

crazy tom cruise Yep, goes to prove, just because you have a law degree, doesn't mean you know how the internet works.

Amy Scobee's book, Scientology: Abuse at the Top, will be published next month. She tells the eye-opening account of her 27 years inside the Church from innocence at age 14 to her nightmarish experiences in the highest management body at Scientology's secret (at that time) International Headquarters.

Tom Cruise's lawyer, Bertram Fields, got wind of it, and on April 6th, he sent her a letter [page1, page2] warning her about publishing a book that "includes assertions about Mr. Cruise that are demonstrably false and defamatory."

But also goes on to say, "... I have urged Mr. Cruise not to give your book publicity by filing a lawsuit while it is initially on sale, but to wait until later...".

Let me translate Fields' legalese above into everyday language:
I've urged Tommy Boy not to give your book publicity by filing a lawsuit now, so I'll send you this giant printed footbullet instead to increase your google-fu tenfold. Thus, this will increase your book sales much more compared to if I'd said nothing. Oh, and right now I'm looking for the idiot-bar to shut off the internet.
Former Scientologist Mark "Marty" Rathbun, who was also featured in Cooper's 360 series, posted it to his blog.

Then Gawker got a hold of it. Well it's not over, but I hear a lady with a big nose, and sure as hell sounds like she's singing. (It won't be over till Kirstie Alley joins in, lol)

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