On the subject of Abuse

by Kathy Haggis

Paul Haggis has been quite vocal recently in accusing others of “abuse.” It seems a strange tack to take since Paul must himself admit that he never personally observed any of the incidents he claims occurred – largely because they were, in fact, fabricated by others. So why would Paul seize on

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The Brother I Knew

Written by Kathy Haggis, February 26, 2011

When I was a child I used to take all my brother’s cowboy hats, pile them on my head, one on top of the other, and wear them all day long. Paul loved his hats. He would complain to our mother and she would say “She’s your sister,

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A Tale by Two Liars: Lawrence Wright and Paul Haggis

Written by Kathy Haggis, January 25, 2015

Paul Haggis was cheated out of a credit on Lawrence Wright’s recent book (now a “documentary”). The credit should read “written by Lawrence Wright, fabricated by Paul Haggis.” And it should be subtitled with their mutual motive for concocting such a story: “Never let the truth get in

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How Pinocchio Became a Jackass

By Kathy Haggis, March 7, 2011

As I explain in The Brother I Knew, for the first eighteen years of his career, I maintained close personal and professional relationships with Paul. We collaborated as screenwriters, our families socialized, our children grew up together. I have been a dedicated Scientologist since 1978. Paul and I

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Paul Haggis rewrites history – his own!

In fiction, authors begin by fashioning a sympathetic hero – someone we can care about, or, in the case of an anti-hero, at least feel for – as the entrance point to their story. It’s the trick an author uses to grab and, hopefully, hold the attention of the reader throughout the book.

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Biased Journalism

Debunking “The Apostate” by Kathy Haggis

Below is a letter I wrote to David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker magazine, in response to their recent profile on Paul Haggis. Although Remnick devoted 28 pages to smearing my religion, he did not have the decency to print the one page I wrote to refute it,

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Paul Haggis, the hypocrite

They Shoot Actors, Don’t They? by Kathy Haggis

I don’t use anyone’s name but my own. When I relate an anecdote contributed by someone else, I change their name. People in this industry are, quite understandably, afraid of the repercussions. One works long and hard against remarkable odds to succeed in any branch of the

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Paul Haggis’ sister predicted her brother’s next move

We find it very interesting that Paul Haggis’ sister predicted in 2015 what her brother was going to do if caught with his pants down.

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When Paul Haggis began his attacks on Scientology, his interviews included a caveat that, knowing Paul as well as I do, I found highly entertaining. He floated

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What would Tony Ortega possibly gain by defending Paul Haggis?

 

It’s not often that Tony Ortega makes much of a splash these days. His influence seems limited to the few poor souls who still haunt his personal blog (people still have those?) or to whatever traffic he can muster via his Twitter feed, loaded as it is with his breathlessly sensationalized takes on

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