The Village Voice‘s Tony Ortega reveals the extent to which the “church” of Scientology will go to try to protect its (not too solid) reputation:
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Yesterday, we reported that former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun had revealed at his blog that in 2006, Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs — the church’s intelligence and covert operations wing — was actively investigating creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone by looking for vulnerabilities among their close friends.
Today, we have more leaked OSA documents which give some idea of the extent of the spying operation on the offices and the people who worked there.
They suggest that after traditional approaches with private investigators had stalled, OSA turned to film consultant Eric Sherman, a Scientologist, to help them find a young filmmaker who would make an effective mole at the South Park offices.