'Going Clear' Scientology Documentary Release News: HBO Hires 160 Lawyers in Preparation for Film Release

Shilpa ChakravortyDec 03, 2014 03:56 PM EST
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HBO has hired roughly 160 lawyers to complete the production of a documentary about Scientology. While the film entitled 'Going Clear' will dive into the world of Scientology, many are left wondering why the network would choose to hire so many lawyers.

Evidently, HBO is anticipating many lawsuits about the whole thing, so they are simply preparing for them in advance.

The film is based on 'The Looming Tower' book which shows us how the founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, influenced the religion and made it almost a cult following. The book also touched on some of the events of September 11th.

On a side note, the Church of Scientology has quite a few famous members such as John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

In the documentary, footage and evidence will be stacked against Scientology members with regards to their alleged acts of physical abuse as well as deceptive ways.

The book on which this film is based got a lot of international acclaim and had Scientology members up in arms. Clearly, HBO knows what the network is getting itself into.

The documentary is expected to air in 2015 and hopefully HBO and its lawyers are all ready to take on what could be one of the biggest lawsuits in the network's history.

The Church of Scientology has been questioned quite a few times about its teachings and followers, but now with this film, we could see a very different side.

Those looking forward to seeing the upcoming documentary should expect to see some protest footage from the church's members. All in all, HBO seems to be willing to take on the lawsuits as it seems to find value in the release of this documentary.

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