Jason Beghe doesn't like Scientology anymore
Warning: Video contains profane language.
Jason Beghe isn't exactly a household name, but he is one of those actors who make you think "Oh, that guy" when you tick off his resume: Demi Moore's beau in G.I. Jane, a bunch TV shows like Criminal Minds, CSI and Numb3rs, and even David Duchovny's best man in his wedding to Tea Leoni, But now you can add ex-Scientologist to that mix.
Fox News' Roger Friedman says Beghe, who has been taking church courses since 1994, has made a YouTube video about his experiences now that he's gotten out, claiming, "Scientology is destructive and a rip-off."
The three-minute video (shown above), in which he declares the church "ain't deliverin' what it's promised," is a teaser to a longer video coming soon. Beghe says that he achieved "Operating Thetan Five," a level similar to folks like Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta. But Beghe wasn't too impressed.
"It’s very, very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution," he says on the video. "I think it stunts your evolution. If Scientology is real, then something’s f---ed up."
And blowing cash on courses is a big part of the problem, he adds: "The further up the bridge, the worse you get."
We can't say for certain why Beghe chose now to put Scientology in the crosshairs, but The Juice* will follow up when the full video is released.
UPDATE: For reasons not entirely clear, xenutv1 has had his YouTube profile yanked. Let the conspiracy theories begin.