“…So from Scientology to an artist… There it is. [Laughs.]
You know I was just on Inside Edition talking about Scientology.
They asked me three times about “the one thing I would say to Katie Holmes.”
And your answer was? I said I’d apologize for what my great grandfather did – and commend her for escaping while she still could.
Were you raised in Scientology?
I was not. My grandfather, L. Ron Hubbard Jr. [son of the founder with the same name], spent his entire life trying to get away from Scientology.
I’m the only one in the family who will go on record and speak out against it.
Why is that?
My mother watched Scientology destroy both her grandfather’s life and her father’s.
When I first started talking about it publicly they said I needed to be careful.
I went on Snap Judgment to perform a story about it and it went viral.
Immediately I had the church coming after me.
They came to my house even though I didn’t have a listed address -
- they posed as performers at shows – and they hired private investigators.
It was scary, scary stuff.
It seems like a fun piece of trivia–”Oh you’re L. Ron Hubbard’s great grandson, how crazy!”
But it’s not for people who lost 20 years of their lives to the lies of my great-grandfather and his brutally engineered confidence scam.
But I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t let that quest consume me or my art…”
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