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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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31.

Viking 40    

Scientology sux.
Crappy cult.
Stupid people in that sect.
Nothing good there to collect.
Drugs will play with your brain completely.

670 days ago
32.

Gotta love Canada    

This is a cult run by America's richest and famous stars! The authorities need to shut it down!!!

670 days ago
33.

Mike    

I bet the Scientology cult messed with Johnny Lewis' brain as much as all the hard drugs did.

I hope a bunch of super famous actors like Tom Cruise quit that whacko so called "church". I've always liked Tom Cruise the actor but I've been very surprised he'd get mixed up with a loony tunes group like Scientology.

I read that after his divorce from Katie Holmes he's been hanging around with non-Scientology people a lot more. Hopefully, he'll do an interview soon and say that he's quit Scientology for good. His fans around the world would give him a standing ovation.

670 days ago
34.

Becky    

Of course. All the whack jobs are in this cult.

670 days ago
35.

Pat    

Noooo! How can that BE? I thought if you were a Scientologist that you had a heightened sense of awareness, as Tom Cruise puts it…you roll up on an auto accident and you just know you're the only one who can do anything…Super human intelligence, boy the list goes on and on! Awww I always knew they're nothing more than a cult!

670 days ago
36.

dyke davis    

Ah'uh So, who is Johhny Lewis?
These "created" celebraties seem to be coming off the assemly line these days, without really achieving anything that takes guts, endurance and decades of work inorder to be even called a celebrity.
Seems every week some white kid or girl is popping up in some tab with wealth, instant recognition or some global portfolio accredited in reality to photoshop software.

670 days ago
37.

Mary McC    

Narconon is a dangerous Scientology based program. It is loaded with false information that prevents addicts from obtaining real help for their addiction. Both Scientology and Narconon are rabidly against any form of mental health treatment, including therapy, and incorporate these beliefs into the program so it is not surprising that this man didn't get appropriate help when he first needed it. Most likely by the time he received it, it was too late. I feel very sorry for the parents, high level Scientologyists who raised him in all this but they, together with the church, made a monster out of him. This is why Narconon and the church of Scientology are trying to delete history. Their My sympathies are with dear old Ms. Catherine Smith and those injured workers who came upon Johnny's raging path.

670 days ago
38.

Laura    

This "church" is ever so slowly being exposed for what it really is.

670 days ago
39.

Lynne    

TMZ has been hacked by Scientology. Above the picture is a message that "This is not the page you are looking for" and directs the reader to narcocom's website. Yikes

670 days ago
40.

beef    

Narcanon is just a front to recruit vulnerable people in to the CULT!!! Scratch the surface and you'll find out some crazy stuff. There is a full feature do***entary coming out about it called "Knowledge Report". Scientology recruiters are trained to find people's "ruins" and take advantage of them. LRH was a crook and a nut-job.

670 days ago
41.

jokerchick    

clearly Scientology was still very "active IN HIM"

670 days ago
42.

IggyPop    

I really like that show. I'm sorry to hear that this guy was so tortured. Some actors are really like that huh? It makes me wonder if people in the arts are more susceptible to addiction. Seems like it's rockstars and actors. Man. Sad. I guess no matter where you come from or where you go in life, there are no guarantees that you'll pull through if your not willing to change.

670 days ago
43.

fastdriver    

Ah yes- the "wonderful" world of Scientology! What phonies! As far as I can see, they are just ANOTHER cult! They have all these movie stars hoodwinked into donating MILLIONS of $$$$$$! They helped this guy a lot! NOT! How did he ever get OUT of Scientology? Maybe he had NO money and couldn't donate so they just let him go, but if you are famous and have the $$$$$$, then they follow you, harass you etc! More crazies!

670 days ago
44.

Ben    

Is his father the same Michael Lewis who wrote "Moneyball" and "Liars Poker"??

670 days ago
45.

BB    

So he was crazy before the drugs.

669 days ago
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