Paul Haggis, Chill EB, and more Scientology fun in an all-video post! - 2014-06-19
With his new film, Third Person, opening on Friday night, Paul Haggis is on a media blitz, and he's being asked, naturally, about his defection from Scientology.
He provided a particularly interesting answer during an interview at HuffPost Live yesterday, which we've posted below. Haggis had predicted, in a Rock Center segment more than a year ago, that he might be smeared by Scientology. That hasn't happened, but Haggis mentioned that it's been happening to other people he knows — and he uses Jason Beghe as an example.
Haggis mentions that Beghe faced Scientology's legal onslaught, and faced bankruptcy. At the time it was happening, Beghe wanted no publicity about it. (We did write about the conclusion of that episode.) He survived the attempt to silence and destroy him, and today Jason is the lead of his own series, Chicago PD. Here's the clip of Haggis talking about Scientology harassment...