The Hater’s Whipping Boy

A whipping boy or girl was, supposedly, a child educated alongside a prince (or boy monarch) in early modern Europe, who received corporal punishment for the prince’s transgressions in his presence. Instead of the prince being punished, the beating was reserved for one appointed to receive the blows instead.

In more modern times the phrase

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Too Much Garbage To Choose From

In light of Tony Ortega’s surprise ‘book’ announcement on Halloween which (shocker!) turns out to be nothing more than a bald-faced money grab, recycling old, mostly un-read, blog posts from his underground hate-bunker, a number of morbidly curious readers have been asking us just which blog posts Tony Ortega chose to include

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Proof of Deception: The Paul Haggis Email

We wrote yesterday (November 1st) about the ‘carefully crafted narrative’ Paul Haggis has been employing to spin coverage of the alleged multiple criminal rape charges he is currently facing. Today we offer proof in the form of an email sent by Paul Haggis advising how best to spin the story of how it was

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Paul Haggis: Stubbornly Ignored Facts

We all remember how back in 2013, publicist Haleigh Breest accused Paul Haggis of raping her. After she filed a lawsuit, Haggis attempted to countersue claiming the charges were part of an “outrageous” conspiracy to destroy him personally. Perhaps he’s hoping no one will notice he’s been accused by multiple other women of similar

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Paul Haggis Changes His Story on Rape Charges, Again

Accused rapist, Paul Haggis, was accused of sexual assault by 4 women earlier this year. According to Variety, Haggis claimed he was being railroaded by Scientology and that these accusations were completely false.

Haggis launched a countersuit of his own against one of his accusers, publicist Haleigh Breest, the same day she sued him.

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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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Jane Doe #1 Vs Backpage

Harvey Weinstein’s downfall began when the first of his victims began to speak out. The Paul Haggis rape case began when the women he allegedly raped chose to come forward. The MeToo Movement itself only became a force for change as women found the courage to take a stand against their abusers.

Earlier this year

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