Another life connected to Scientology ends in despair, as so many do - 2018-09-07
In what is becoming an all-too frequent occurrence, we have another Scientology-related suicide to tell you about today. And this one connects to another one we told you about earlier.
In 2014, we told you about Tayler Tweed, a talented 27-year-old who ended her life after spending several months posting her doubts about Scientology and the difficulty it was creating in her family. Tayler became the subject of an episode of A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath which revealed that one of her close friends was Lauren Haggis, daughter to Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, who was also, like Leah, known for leaving Scientology. In the episode, Lauren read from heartbreaking messages written by Tayler that documented the torment she was in as she tried to deal with depression as a second-generation Scientologist.
Scientology struck back at Leah's show with video of Tayler's mother, Cathy Tweed, taking shots at this website and Leah's show. We didn't hear, however, from Tayler's father, a man named William J. Newman who had long been estranged from Tayler's mother.