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P.I. Paul Barresi Takes On Scientology

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Hollywood private eye Paul Barresi, the former porn star who later worked for jailed gumshoe Anthony Pellicano, has become mired in the anti-Scientology, anti-Tom Cruise.jpg
Tom Cruise
craze that has been feuled by the $250 million lawsuit against the Church.
Barresi provided documents for the New York Daily News last week that helped show how Peter Letterese had been complicit in the suit, but Barresi was clearly on the record when he denied having any relationship or doing any work for Cruise.
He also had his own outright denial about any link to Cruise:

“The freedoms we enjoy in the United States are both a wonderful and a dangerous thing. Scientology represents the latter.

In 1987, Tom Cruise found himself caught up in an eerie citadel, spun around him by one of Scientology’s most loyal member’s, Mimi Rogers, and in my view, he has been nothing more than a puppet on a string ever since.

Contrary to what most think, Cruise does not make a move without the approval of his handler. He can’t wipe his own rear end without first getting permission from those who have control over him. Even his attorney Burt Fields has his hands tied.

Rest assured, the Scientology makes all decision having to do with Cruise’s personal and professional life.

Short of kidnapping him and deprogramming him, like an addict riddled with cocaine, there is no hope.

Sadly, unless there is some divine intervention, in my opinion, Cruise will be los t in shallow and in misery for the rest of his life.

With regard to my handing the lawsuit documents over to the New York Daily News, I merely wanted to point out that Cruise’s name tacked on to a law suit, gets peoples attention. Fact is, he is not one of the ring leaders. He is nothing more than a “yes man” who does what he is told — period.”

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