Author of book on Scientology to visit Austin Saturday

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Tony Ortega, a journalist who was featured in the HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” will be in Austin this Saturday to promote his new book, “The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.”

The book is about Paulette Cooper and the harassment she faced from the Church of Scientology after she wrote a book about the religious group in 1971. Cooper was sued more than a dozen times by the church.

Ortega is a former editor at the Village Voice and has been writing about Scientology for 20 years.

The documentary “Going Clear,” in which he appeared, was directed by Alex Gibney and based on the reporting of Austin writer Lawrence Wright.

Ortega’s appearance is being sponsored by the Center for Inquiry-Austin. He’ll appear at 3 p.m. Saturday at Café Express, 3418 North Lamar Blvd.

Author: Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy edits and writes about books and movies for the Ausstin American-Statesman.

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