Marty's independent confirmation that South Park #912 (Season 9, Episode 12) sent shockwaves through CoS and the Cruise Camp confirms what critics knew all along. What was not known was the Cruise-mandated meeting at CAA's Death Star in Century City:
Much like DM, he (Tom Cruise) began directing manic actions with his own staff and professionals that severely undermined his credibility and power base. For example, he ordered his long-time personal assistant Michael Doven to assemble all the big shot agents at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). They were told they had to listen to a special briefing from Mike Rinder and do everything in their power (use every line they had) to help. Doven was shuddering on the way to CAA, receiving regular micro-managing calls from Cruise. Rinder briefed the CAA assembled on the South Park episode coming up and how important it was to spike it. I asked Rinder, “now let me guess Mike, all present looked at you as if you had just landed from another planet.” Mike replied, “Mars, Marty, they looked at me like I was from freaking Mars.”
Imagine Mike Rinder walking into the imposing CAA edifice, known as the Death Star for good reason, to tell hardball CAA agents that they have to help a Cult spike South Park 912. This meeting would have been one of the crucial turning points where the Hollywood power structure turned decisively against Tom Cruise and Scientology. Nobody walks into CAA and tells its top people to kill creativity and Freedom of Speech. Movies and television are all about toppling sacred cows by the robust use of Art and Freedom of Speech. The malignant unreality of Tom Cruise and David Miscavige had reached soaring heights in 2005.
To his credit, Tom Cruise got the message from Culture and backed off. David Miscavige, however, continues his runaway campaign of Narcissistic Terror completely free of any constraints posed by logic, reason, or humanity. The good news is that Dave will take down CoS with him. Dave is the anchor around Scientology's neck. As Mr. Hubbard himself once said, "Only the madman believes that he is not mad." Hubbard knew he was a Moonbat. DM thinks he is God.
CAA HQ Building, Century City, California. The Century City Towers are in the background.