What has been happening inside the Church that has made some of the celebrities walk out or never to be seen at Orgs or events anymore? Many have left quietly a long time ago, but with the advent of the internet, they are now doing it with a bang and even announcing it in the Village People of all places.
Here are some examples of the famous who announced their departure or simply went away quietly.
I am going to start with Jason Beghe because I know him personally and he has a very strong personality. As it is already known, he has been traveling the world denouncing the abuses of David Miscavige in the Church and his videos are all over the internet.
Al Jarreau is a seven time Grammy Award winning jazz singer. He used to be at most of the events along with fellow musician Chick Corea. He was also one that would always mention Scientology in the interviews. I do not know if he is out but he is sure very quiet. He has not been seen recently at any of the events nor have we seen any interviews from him promoting Scn.
Larry Anderson is an Actor that was well know for the soap ‘Days of our Lives’ but amongst Scientologists, he is more famous for the ‘Orientation’ film. A horrible infomertial about Scientology which was shown all day, every single day, in all of the orgs all over the world. They forced staff and public to watch this piece of trash or risk being sent to Ethics.
Larry and his wife are now out of the Church and have given interviews to the media and have also requested a refund. There is a video of him and Tommy Davis where he is verbally manipulated and lied about his refund.
Larry is a very nice person. He came to our Independent’s day party last 4 of July and we had a long talk. I wish him the best.
Haggis wrote the screenplay for “Million Dollar Baby,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2004. He also wrote and directed “Crash,” which won Best Picture the next year. The only time in Academy history that that has happened.
Paul sent a letter of resignation to Tom Davis, son of Anne Archer and current vice President of CCI, in which he demanded that the Church publicly renounces to Proposition 8. He was upset over the policy on disconnection.
Actress, more known for being Tom Cruise’s ex-wife and was the one that Tom into Scientology. She was in the Austin Powers movies and many TV shows.
Mimi Rogers/Spickler, Class VIII auditor and daughter of old timer Class VIII Phil Spickler and a very good friend of Kirstie Alley. I first met her when I was on course and doing the internship at ASHO as She used to be the intern supervisor. She was a fun person, allways playful and uptone. I have not heard or seen Mimi at any Scientology events.
Well known for the Dianetics infomertials we used to watch on late night TV. He is a veteran of film, stage and television, with a career spanning more than 40 years. He is also a regular on ‘The Young and the Restless’.
Michael left the Church after he spent a lot of money on expensive auditing for him and his wife and started doubting about being in Scientology. He did not like what was going on and decided to investigate. He found Paul Haggins letter of resignation, was then declared a suppressive person and lost all of his Scientology friends.
Here are some people that I wonder; Where are they now? Whatever happened to them?
Mezzo-soprano famous for ‘Carmen’ and Freedom medal winner. She has been working primarily in musical theater.
She was best known in the 60’s for “Ruby Tuesday”, “Candles in the Rain”, “What have they done to my song Ma” amongst many, many others.
I remember when she came to a protest staged by the Cof$ in the late 80’s and sang with Al Jarreau and others. We loved her, she was vibrant and theta. Whatever happened? Where is she now? Did she leave Scientology or is she still in?
Where is Stanley Clark?
Stanley Clark, American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass guitar, as well as for his numerous film and television scores.
He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever with Chick Corea and his role as a bandleader in several trios and ensembles. Apparently after his last visit to Flag, years ago, he never came back.
Beautiful Maxine still looks like a million dollars and still kicking ass. She became famous in the ‘Disco Era’ with the song, “Right Back where we Started From.” She was also on the production “Hair” and in Germany in the production “Jesus Christ Super Star.”
What I heard was that she was offered training and auditing for exchange of her singing on the Freewinds which she did for many years. But with time the promises were not fulfilled as well as many other problems. I was told that she left quietly.
Charles was an Olympic Gymnast and in 1988 became the first African-American gymnast to compete in the Olympics. Back then, post Olympian athletes were not paid millions of dollars for sponsorship deals like they are now.
I met Charles at my son’s school as he taught Gymnastics there. He was a fantastic teacher and the kids loved him. I don’t see his name on the completions lists or his face on the glossy magazines any more so, the assumption stands.
Judy Norton Taylor
Judy endeared herself to the audiences as the teenaged Mary Ellen, on the TV Series ‘The Walton’s. She was in many other popular TV shows such as “The Love Boat” and others.
Some claim she is out, others that she is still in. But according to records, the last service she did was in 2008.