JASON BEGHE ON LEAH REMINI: She's Right, Scientology Does Want Her to Fail - 2013-09-24
Last night, on Dancing With The Stars, Leah Remini was heard telling her dance partner, Tony Dovolani, that Scientology, which she left this summer, wants her to fail on the program so its members would think that's what happens to anyone who leaves. "You're used to taking a lot of negativity on yourself," she said about being a part of Scientology.
We wanted to ask another actor who left the church recently what he thought about her words. We spoke to Jason Beghe last night and asked him, was Leah Remini correct to say that Scientology wants her to fail?
Beghe left Scientology in 2008 in a very public way, recording a YouTube video denouncing the church. Since then, the veteran film and television actor's career has taken off with recurring roles in Californication and Chicago Fire, and now he's filming episodes for his own spinoff series, Chicago PD. But in spite of that success, he's dealt with severe harassment from Scientology since he left, and he told us there was no question that Remini was right about what she said on television last night.