In an interview with the Dentonite this week, My Name is Earl star Jason Lee revealed that he and his wife have left the Church of Scientology.
Unfortunately, the interviewer didn’t press Lee for any juicy details. What about the secret bunkers? Are Tom Cruise’s marriages really orchestrated propaganda campaigns? Has he ever been hit by David Miscavige? And the Thetans – WHAT ABOUT THOSE NUTTY THETANS?
Lee’s revelation came up as he was answering a question about what it’s like owning a business in Texas. It was entirely unprovoked, which suggests Lee really wants his disassociation with the Church known.
If [my wife] and I had an idea for a business, it certainly wouldn’t happen at the cost of someone else’s. And being that we don’t practice Scientology, and that we aren’t particularly interested in opening religious centers in general, we have no plans to open a Scientology center. Quite a few rumors about me/us floating around but none of it’s true. We’re not here to buy up or change or take over Denton, put some kind of personal stamp on it. We’re just here like anyone else who wants to be a part of Denton’s very cool creative community, and to be involved and perhaps help where we can.
There was no follow-up from the interviewer.
Either way, a Scientology defection is always fascinating. Lee adds another rung on the ladder of celebrities saying good riddance to a church that still keeps a tight grip on people who don’t have the financial freedom celebrities do.