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So did this poster's donations as a Scientologist NOT help to fund the disconnection of others from their children, or are only Tom Cruise's donations used for that purpose? I just find that line of argument hypocritical. We were nearly ALL Scientologists.
I mean, I am sorry about the disconnection from that poster's daughter. Of course I am. However, it really has nothing to do with the facts of the case. Claiming that a parent abandoned a child when they haven't is a shitty thing to do both to the parent and the child - and that's what the case is about.
I can understand the schadenfreude about the negative publicity for Scientology's "number two in command" and the positive aspects of Scientology being further exposed and the fact that Cruise himself has been making use of Scientology black PR and fair-gaming tech reinforces what he has become under their tutelage. But it doesn't change the fact that using a child's picture in that way while announcing her parent has abandoned her knowing it's a lie and just to sell magazines is a really, really, really shitty thing to do - and the people who do it are no better than the people they criticise.
The poster did address the facts of the case in his first sentence (and agreed with you):
"I do not think Tom Cruise "abandoned" his daughter. I think that assertion is despicable."