John Travolta has come out in defence of his controversial religion Scientology after the release of Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which depicts the church as dangerous.

John TravoltaJohn Travolta has defended his controversial church

Travolta, who converted to Scientology in 1975, told the Tampa Bay Times that he hasn't watched the film and that he doesn't "really care" to see it. 

"I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has [claimed], so why would I communicate something that wasn't true for me?" he said. "It wouldn't make sense, nor would it for Tom (Cruise), I imagine."

In the film, Gibney claimed that members of the church were physically abused and that Travolta was made aware of this.

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"I've been brought through storms that were insurmountable," he said, saying that Scientology has "been so beautiful for me, that I can't even imagine attacking it."

 "I've helped so many people through hard times," he said. "Loss of children, loved ones, physical illnesses. Through many tough, tough life situations I've used the technology to support them and help them. It's always worked."

The church has also denied the claims made by the Oscar-winning filmmaker are "falsehoods, errors, embellished tales and blatant omissions," adding, "By our calculation, the film on average includes at least one major error every two minutes."

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief had its TV premiere on March 29, 2015.

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief... is at times jaw-dropping, scary, unnerving, even disturbingly funny," wrote David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

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