Leah and I wanted to clear the air about the planned episode of Aftermath focusing on Clearwater.
We were very excited about shooting this as there is an amazing story to be told about the history of scientology in Clearwater, from the earliest days all the way to the present.
Unfortunately, circumstances beyond our control conspired to make it impossible for Leah and me to put together the show in the way we had intended. If you know anything about us, you would know we do not like to compromise when it comes to trying to do justice to stories that need to be told.
Though we were unable to come to Clearwater at this time, we will make this happen at some point in the future, including the Town Hall meeting. We will do what we had intended to do one way or the other. We plan to keep our end of the commitment to telling the truth in support of so many in Clearwater who have stood up to be counted. We stand with you and that is why we took this stance.
In particular, Leah and I greatly appreciate the courage of Pastor Willy Rice, his staff and congregation at the Calvary Baptist church. They have been supportive above and beyond what anyone could ask for or expect. And they continue to be so.
Again, thank you all for your support. It is greatly appreciated, even if a bit overwhelming at times in the sheer volume of those who have reached out to us.