A new unauthorized biography of Tom Cruise called Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography—catchy title—is set to be released on Tuesday by author Andrew Morton. From Amazon:
1992: Andrew Morton showed a Princess in a light we had never seen before--Diana: Her True Story became a #1 New York Times bestseller.1999: Andrew Morton revealed the young woman behind the blue dress--Monica's Story was a #1 New York Times bestseller.Well, guess what? This new book is going to be number one, too. Want to know why I predict that? Scientology is suing to block the release of the book.
The book is seen by the powerful Church of Scientology, which has Cruise as of its most high profile and loyal members, as an attack on its teachings.And you know what we have to do to counteract this sort of action, right? Yes, of course you do. We must thwart their efforts by buying this book.
The extremely litigious religious group has already threatened legal action against Morton in the US under the country's celebrity defamation laws because Morton has shown a "reckless disregard" for the truth.
Under UK libel laws the book, expected to be a bestseller, will not be published and now it appears Australian readers will not get a chance to read it either.
In fact, buy several copies and give them to friends in the UK or Australia. Eventually people will get the message that protesting books, TV shows, or movies—*ahem* Dogma—only makes them more popular. By protesting or censoring, you're putting a big flaming arrow in the sky letting people know where the good, juicy, titillating, interesting stuff is.
- Thanks to writerdd at Skepchick and John Wilkins at Evolving Thoughts. Also, thanks to Scientology for trying.