IUC Exclusive: Did Scientology sabotage my website to prevent me outing Church members Will Smith and John Travolta?

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 by HisHighness in IUC:Exclusive, IUC:Gay

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The world’s leading authority on the Church of Scientology, long-time Church critic Arnie Lerma, believes that yesterday’s 8-hour blackout of my site, following an explosive expose of new Scientologist Will Smith, was very likely the result of sabotage by the COS.
Lerma, a one-time fiancee of L. Ron Hubbard’s daughter, Suzette, runs the respected Scientology watchdog site, Lermanet.com. He said that his own servers have been repeatedly victimized by Denial of Service attacks over the years.
Lerma, a one-time high ranking Scientologist, is all too familiar with the kinds of tactics employed by the Church. In the mid-70’s, after Church officials discovered his plan to elope with Suzette, officers of the Church’s powerful Sea.org unit threatened to “mutilate” him if he didn’t cancel the planned marriage. He quit the Church soon afterwards.
“The Church is capable of spending the money to buy the best blackhats in the business,” Lerma tells IUC. “Faced with men in black with envelopes filled with cash, it is easy to imagine what ‘you can name your price’ might buy, including the sabotage of your own website. Welcome to the fray, Mr. Halperin.”
When I premiered my film, His Highness Hollywood, at Manhattan’s National Arts Club in March, the projector was sabotaged with 10 viruses, according to the NAC technician. In the film, I infiltrated Scientology posing as a gay actor seeking to be turned straight. One of the highlights of the film is an interview with long-time Scientologist Michael Pattinson, a prominent Beverly Hills artist who was a Scientologist for almost 25 years and filed a lawsuit in US federal Court against the Church because he claimed that Scientology promised to turn him straight. He claimed he spent $500,000 in auditing fees since he joined the Church in the 70’s but is still gay. In this clip from the film, Pattinson outs John Travolta, who joined the Church around the same time as him in the early 70’s. It is this clip in particular that many Scientology critics believe prompted the sabotage of the projector that night. Now history has repeated itself after I outed Will Smith.
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  1. Ryan Murphy said on October 22nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    It’s hard to believe that any gay rumors could submarine John Travolta’s career more swiftly than Battlefield Earth. Those are 119 minutes of my life that I’ll never have back.

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  2. Fern LaPlante said on October 22nd, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    WTF?! i was just kidding when I said Scientology shut down your site!

    This is just like the time I joked about a woman and a black man one day running for President and then IT HAPPENED!

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  3. Madeline Barbara said on October 22nd, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    It’s entirely possible. If so, then you are to be applauded… People are judged not only by their friends, but also by their enemies. There is a great deal of hacking and destroying sites going on, especially in this political climate. I have no idea whether or not Will Smith or Travolta are actually gay. I think people who are in the spotlight have the right to privacy in their lives. What I DO think is important, however, is that there is SUPPOSED to be some freedom of expression in this country and freedom to investigate whomever we want to investigate and “out” whomever we want to out. That is the job of an investigative journalist. Shutting down sites because someone might be “outed” shows both the level of fear and power Scientology has. I basically just feel sorry for anyone who is involved with them… no matter how wealthy or powerful they are.

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  4. section9 said on October 22nd, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Ahhh. Battlefield Earth! Now THAT was Cinema!

    (….runs quickly to worship at the porcelain altar….)

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  5. Lisa Wright said on October 22nd, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Scary!

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  6. John S. said on October 22nd, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Let this be evidence: Xenu will not be mocked.

    Seriously though? This is really creepy. I also had a friend when I lived in LA, a struggling actor that applied for a job as a janitor. Turns out, the job was at the Church of Scientology headquarters in Hollywood, and the position was contingent on my friend becoming a “residential employee”–moving into their facilities and living with a Scientologist roommate. When my friend declined on the basis that, you know, he already HAD both a residence AND a roommate to which he was legally bound by a lease, he was fired, but–get this–hounded by the Church of Scientology for almost FIVE YEARS. He never even joined the church in the first place!

    Which isn’t to say that I don’t love and honor Xenu, should there be any Scientologists reading this…*laughs uncomfortably*

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  7. Jonathan said on October 22nd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    If this is true I think it’s really cool. Having an entire religion use guerilla tactics to try to shut you down shows that you are doing your job very well. I also think it would be crazy on their behalf. Does anybody really care if Will Smith likes to get off with guys now and then. He has a beautiful wife and kid. Travolta should be far more embarrassed about the mustache he’s sporting in that photo than any homosexual tendency he may have. The strangest thing about all this is that anyone could believe paying some sci-fi nuts a bunch of money could “cure” them of being gay.

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  8. Rashaan Meador said on October 22nd, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    This all seems like an episode of the Twilight Zone. You have a religion that dismisses everything included in what us earthlings call “common sense”, then they go to extreme lengths to cover up the fact. Sounds like a blockbuster starring Will Smith and John Travolta!

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  9. Roni said on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Seriously!!! I don’t get how people are so surprised!!! Of course they have the power, the means and the ability to shut down a website, HELLO!!! Have we seen who their members are? They are a cult, and like any cult, especially one with such power, they have the ability to infiltrate and disband whatever, where ever they so choose. These sort of subversive tactics are seen all the time…..check out the psycho pro Christian Camp groups, teaching truck loads of children that anyone who does not believe in Jesus and isn’t pro life should be killed! They have life size placards of George W. for everyone to applaud, because they have infiltrated the government, and people are questioning the power of a group like Scientology with all the money and power of its people??? It’s the individuals with the money that are running the government, brainwashing the rest of society into believing that dying for their personal purposes of financial gain and power are “the American thing to do”, “Patriotic”, and people are actually questioning…..There is no question, the only comment to be made, is big deal….the words are print, on the internet for the globe to read and see, they can shut ya down for a few hours, heck even a few days, but they can’t silence you….and I don’t think a little scare tactic like shutt’in ya down for a few hours is gonna keep ya down, so really they are only giving more ammunition to those {in this case YOU} speaking TRUTH…..
    I say KUDOS my friend, way to go, get their panties in an uproar…..it’s the only way we’re gonna free our selves from the tyranny that has had us all living under their thumbs, running the rat wheel for centuries!!!

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  10. Pamela Stewart said on October 23rd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    SP’s unite! Ian has surely been designated a suppressive person and as we all know, from watching Tom Cruise’s Scientology video, only Scientologists know what to do and they will DO IT. I’m sure that their lawyers are working on lawsuits against Ian, his movie and this site as we speak.

    Now of course if I was ever in car accident, I would want Tom Cruise to be driving by, because he is the only one who can help but since they are no doubt monitoring this site I would like to make a plea:

    Dear Tom, John Travolta, Will and other Scientologists, I am a starving writer, I’m sure you are the only ones who can help me and I know you have money- so can you help me to get clear- of my mortgage?

    Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot that when I took my free personality test and you told me how screwed up I was, that it was going to cost me a bundle to become a better person- like you.

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  11. Sebastian Fort said on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I could sermonize this one way or many. However…all I have to say is John TRAVOLTING looks like an aging leather daddy or veteran porn actor. Maybe from Falcon or Titan’s early days. Gay? Come on! I can see him in a leather harness with Tom in a sling and Will Smith in some rubber undies with ball gag in his mouth…

    Mmm…with the exception of TRAVOLTING…or no even with him that might be a fun video!!!

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  12. PTS said on October 23rd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    John Travolta is gay. I can personaly attest to that .
    Several years ago he stayed at the resort where I work.
    He not only asks for Male Massage therapists, he also comes on to them.
    My friend “Mike” had his license suspended after he would not comply with JT’s wishes.
    Long story short.
    JT always asks for a male therapist. He proceeds to molest them when they are alone. He likes to have fingers in his butt. No one will comply and then COS sends female OSA agents in to ruin your reputation. The three women that were sent , can be traced back to psychologists.
    What can you do???

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  13. Kilia said on October 24th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Ian, have you contacted your website server (yahoo) about the blackout?
    Maybe something happened on their end.
    <3

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