Travolta Takes On the BBC
Actor John Travolta and other members of the Church of Scientology are steaming mad about a BBC program about their controversial religion that aired Sunday in Britain, claiming that presenter John Sweeney was biased, as evidenced by his angry outburst at a church member during filming.
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But furious church members – including actor John Travolta – say the programme should be ditched because Mr Sweeney showed he was biased by losing his temper and shouting at a top scientologist.
After the man accused him of giving “an easy interview” to a critic of the religion, Mr Sweeney screamed: “You were not there at the beginning of the interview.
“You were not there. You did not hear or record all the interview.”
Watch the clip of Sweeney losing his cool:
Follow this link to see Sweeney’s showdown with Church of Scientology spokesperson Tommy Davis.
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