She went on to write a book about her defection, and is now working on a series about Scientology for the A&E network that may start airing as soon as January.
And earlier this year, we confirmed something we’d first raised questions about a few years earlier, that Lisa Marie Presley had left the church.
In 2008, we wrote the first press interview with actor Jason Beghe, who had made a splash with a video denouncing Scientology after being a gung-ho member for 12 years.
Director Paul Haggis soon followed, announcing his decision to leave on Marty Rathbun’s blog.
Current lifetime: Born July 24, 1982 in Los Angeles (age 34) Most famous for: Six-time Emmy-nominated run as Peggy Olson on Mad Men, 2007-2015 Joined Scientology: Raised in it, born to Scientologist musicians Ron and Linda Moss Fun Scientology completion: Grade III Expanded, 1999 Indoctrination score: 7 out of 10 Elisabeth shattering suppression: “There isn’t really any dogma or scripture, yes or no, right or wrong on that particular subject [homosexuality] in my church.” Says our source: “Her mother is not really totally involved in the church. And Elisabeth is on the front lines with the public, and is around non-Scientologists a lot.
If the right conditions came about, she’d be more likely to leave than others.” Current lifetime: Born August 19, 1982 in Seattle (age 34) Most famous for: Memorable roles in 2000’s Traffic, 2002’s Swimfan, and others Joined Scientology: Raised in it by her parents Steven and Kathy Christensen Fun Scientology completion: OT 3, 2013 Indoctrination score: 8 out of 10 Erika shattering suppression: “We worship rabbits.
Said Rinder: “Whatever their PR statements, someone auditing on OT 7 leaving her husband to have a relationship with another woman does not win you any popularity contest with Dear Leader.” Our source says that since that happened, Catherine has been “kept off lines” and “it’s all kept very quiet.” In other words, Catherine won’t be progressing up the Bridge to reach higher levels of enlightenment.
How long before Catherine tires of Scientology’s legendary homophobia and bails?
In our April story about that, we also revealed that Lisa Marie had left Scientology with her mother, Priscilla Presley.On the other hand, he points out, Beck is married to Marissa Ribisi, Giovanni’s twin sister, which complicates things.And he added an important corollary: Even if Beck did leave Scientology, we wouldn’t hear a thing about it from him.Joined Scientology: Raised in it, daughter of actor and OT 5 Scientologist Geoffrey Lewis (1935-2015) Fun Scientology completion: L12, 1998 Indoctrination score: 6.5 out of 10 Juliette shattering suppression: “The thing about Scientology is it is anti-drug in that you’re seeking relationship or communication tools – simple basics on how to live better.” Juliette has our source’s lowest indoctrination score, meaning that she may be the most likely to ditch the church. Our source says that although she has hardcore family members (like her sister Brandy, see Ethan Suplee, below), Juliette is more focused on her music than anything else in her life, and in that life she is surrounded by non-Scientologists.Also, her behavior has been erratic, and she’s been particularly unmoored since the death of her father last year.