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Johnny Lewis

DEEP Scientology Ties

9/28/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Johnny Lewis
-- the "Sons of Anarchy" star who murdered his landlady, dismembered her cat and then fell to his death in what appears to be a drug-fueled rage -- had deep ties to Scientology and its drug abuse program ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned Johnny's father, Michael Lewis, has reached one of the highest levels in the Church of Scientology. In fact, in the 80s Michael co-wrote a movie with L. Ron Hubbard about L.Ron's "discovery" of Dianetics. 

Johnny was also active in the Church, especially the drug abuse program -- Narconon. In 2004, Johnny is seen (above) speaking at a substance abuse prevention event in the O.C. on behalf of Narconon. The reason Johnny spoke was because he was in a new show, "Quintuplets," and Scientology posted on its website that Johnny's mother used the principles of Narconon to keep him off drugs, and it worked.

Ironically, it didn't work because -- as we reported -- Johnny was in rehab this year (not Narconon) and eyewitnesses say he was clearly on drugs at the time of the murder.

Interestingly ... after we contacted Scientology about this story, they removed the photo of Johnny from all of their websites as well as the story about his appearance at the O.C. drug abuse event.

A Scientology source tells TMZ ... Lewis was not active in the Church for several years.

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Dan Kemp    

This Explains everything... Remember when Satan asked Muhammoud to sacrafice his son.... damn... no clue... anyhoot... Scientology and Murder seem like a Good Fantasy Novel.....TMZ must hate Hubbard and Cruise somethin' Serious..comedy..)dk

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17.

tucker    

Gee whiz, that guy in the blue blazer sure is "excited" to shake his hand. Ahem. Quite a package he's sportin' in those khakis!!

720 days ago
18.

boricua4669    

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19.

Jackie    

And more crazy sh!t about this fark.

720 days ago
20.

awesomewave    

Is Narconon going to offer a discount this month on therapy $e$$ion$?

720 days ago
21.

Truth    

TOM CRUISE IS NEXT! THE HYPOCRISY AND FREAK-OUT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN ANYTIME NOW... WATCH! #TRUTH!!

720 days ago
22.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

That sure takes it to a different level doesn't it? I guess he was expendable.

720 days ago
23.

Joan K    

What a sick POS, to kill an old lady and then torture an innocent animal, coward. I hope if there is a hell he is burning.

720 days ago
24.

ManiacalZebra    

So, scientology. That sure explains why he was cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

720 days ago
25.

Meanie    

Hope people repeatedly spit and s h i t on this fuqer's grave.

720 days ago
26.

Lee    

Narconon and the cult failed to help him and this is a surprise???????????

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27.

jill    

http://grab.by/gnJi

720 days ago
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jill    

Scientology has already removed the page I just posted the screen grab for.
The guy probably had mental health issues and instead of getting proper psych treatment he was self medicating. This happens to people frequently in this cult. They will try to distance themselves...if they say anything at all.

720 days ago
29.

Cord    

Scientology is Stalin-like, in that they delete their ex-members from their photographic, and even video history.

Hubbard's son, Ron Jr., was deleted from some videos. He went on talk shows speaking about what a fraud his father was.

Now, for their commercials, they often hire non-Scientologists only, because they don't want the people in their propaganda to escape and then render their materials useless.

I hope Cruise leaves, because it'll be fun seeing them trying to delete him, with issues of their nutty cult magazine Freedumb, where the denounced Paul Haggis.

720 days ago
30.

Raymond    

So then, what with the rehab program he was ordered to do following his recent convictions? Did he complete it? And if so where?


I'm getting a feeling that the prospect of having to deal with Narconon again might have contributed to sending him over the edge. And that regular treatment possibly could have prevented all this.

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