HBO is producing a documentary about Scientology. In order for them to film this documentary, they have lawyered up.
The documentary called “Going Clear” which is based on Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright’s book The Looming Tower, digs into the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and the influence his church has had on its believers, many of whom have close ties to Hollywood.
The reason that HBO is hiring 160 lawyers: They are preparing for a possible lawsuit from the Church of Scientology. In the book, it claims that there are signs of abuse in its church. The Church of Scientology immediately denied the allegations.
The documentary is scheduled to be televised in 2015 on HBO.