It’s a Mission Impossible for Andrew Morton’s latest celebrity biography, as leading Australian bookshops have bowed to increasing pressure from the Church of Scientology and promised not to stock controversial book Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography.

Cruise is one of the most high-profile members of the Church which has threatened to sue Morton in the US, reportedly saying that the book is ‘full of lies’ and an attack on its teachings.

So far Dymock’s and Angus and Robertson have issued statements to say that they will not be stocking the book – a move which has found favour with the Church’s International general counsel Elliot Abelson who has praised Australia as a ‘classy country’.

Publisher St Martin’s Press is standing by the book and author.

Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

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