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Beghe claimst that the religions top star, Tom Cruise, was actually mostly separated from the church for several years. Other celebrities, he points out, go through similar periods of no longer auditing or moving up the Bridge, but are still considered members. Bringing Cruise back into a more active role, Beghe says, was a major Miscavige project.
He was out for like ten years. There are people who just arent doing anything Some are out but dont talk about it. Why? The church is scary. These are bad motherfuckers.
Once his disappointment was so great he began talking about leaving altogether, Beghe says the church sent people to talk him out of it.
Big fucking cheeses. At the end, one was David Petit, head of Celebrity Centre International. Ive known him for a long time, he says. He told me: If you want, Ill make you the president of any Celebrity Centre, anywhere in the world.
Thats a sign of the respect they had for me. Petit doesnt get to make offers like that unless David [Miscavige] knows.
Now that he and his wife are finally out, Beghe says he wants the world know how unethical and underhanded Scientology turned out to be.
Will Smith is supposedly dabbling in Scientology. Let Will Smith know that his shit was fucking recorded. And tell him to look them in the eye and see if he believes it when they deny it.
Even worse, he says, is that behind the backs of celebrities, Scientology officials gossip about what transpires in those supposedly private sessions. Everythings supposed to be confidential. But all they do is chat about it, he says.
At a church center in Hemet, California where the church has movie studios, Beghe helped make videos. I did movies for them. I remember asking, who do we cast in this thing? How about this dude? referring to another scientologist actor. No, hes been cheating on his wife, Beghe says he was told.
Its just a gossip factory. And Im not talking about auditors. All over the place. The celebrities dont know that their private troubles are gossiped about by Scientology employees.
Beghe says he was also motivated by what non-celebrities are going through in Hubbards church.
Being a celebrity, I got the greatest fucking auditors, case supervisors, all the best trained people. And they fucked me up this badand they admitted they didbut what about the poor schmoe at Orange County org? They dont know what theyre doing. It certainly doesnt deliver whats promised.
Is he worried about what going public will do to his career?
Im probably not going to be doing any movies for United Artists any time soon, he cracked, referring to the Cruise-owned studio. But otherwise, hes not sure how the publicity will affect his career. After Canes cancellation, hes waiting for word on another deal that he cant talk about yet. But for now, hes fielding calls from television talk shows.
I dont want to get bitter, and I dont want to hurt anybody, he says. But hes determined to help others by telling them what hes learned.
Scientology seduces you into thinking that its a process through which you can truly become yourself. But ultimately, what it turns you into is a Scientologista brainwashed version of yourself.