Amazon UK pulls Scientology exposé for ‘legal reasons’

Amazon UK has barred the sale of a new Scientology exposé penned by a former member of the church’s “elite paramilitary group.”

The British incarnation of the world’s most popular etailer is no longer offering The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology, a 318-page tome from John Duignan, who spent 22 years inside the top secret organization.

In a recent post to an anti-Scientology discussion forum, an Anonymous Brit says that after pre-ordering the book, he received an email from Amazon announcing it had been “removed from sale for legal reasons”.

Amazon UK has yet to respond to out request for comment. But the book – published on October 7 – is no longer listed on the site. A Google search reveals it was available for sale as recently as October 23.

For the moment, The Complex is still available from UK booksellers WH Smith and Waterstones. And it’s available on Amazon’s US incarnation – though it’s listed as “out of stock”. We’re also awaiting a response from Amazon US.

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