Jim Carrey’s on-off girlfriend, Cathriona White, was taking Scientology classes at the Hollywood Celebrity Center just months prior to her death by suicide.
As Popdust previously reported, the make-up artist took her own life Monday, five days after she split with Carrey, she is purported to have left a note referencing their break-up.
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Journalist Tony Ortega, a longtime Scientology detractor, claims on his website The Underground Bunker, that White had been involved in Scientology for around four to five years, after being introduced to the “religion” by friends of the singer, Beck.
According to Ortega, White had completed a Scientology Purification Rundown course late last year—that’s the highly controversial program that entails sweating in a sauna for hours and hours on end, drinking a daily mixture of vegetable oils, and consuming shit loads of niacin—a vitamin that failed science fiction writer-turned-Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard claimed alleviated and prevented radiation sickness if taken in large enough doses.
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Scientology shills allege that there’s both physical and mental benefits to undergoing the PRD—a claim that’s been debunked by respected and renown professionals, including University of Oklahoma biochemistry professor Bruce Roe, who describes the program as "a scam" based on "half-truths and pseudo-science" —and toxicology expert, Dr. Ronald E. Gots, who calls the regimen "quackery", and notes that "no recognized body of toxicologists, no department of occupational medicine, nor any governmental agencies endorse or recommend such treatment."
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After finishing the PRD, White had continued to work on her “objectives” by enrolling in a Survival Rundown course, but had paused the program in the months leading up to her death.
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For those who remain blissfully unaware of the inner workings of Scientology, the new leader, David Miscavige, dreamed up the lengthy (and hugely expensive, of course) SRD a while back, and it is now given the hard sell by big wigs in the organization, who insist undergoing the program is a prime requisite of Scientologists, both new and old.
Paul Thomas Anderson offered some insight into the wonderful world of “objective processing” during The Master, his 2012 movie about a charismatic cult leader (sound familiar?!!)
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Remember that scene where Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character instructs Joaquin Phoenix’s to move back and forth and back and forth between a wall and a window for hours and hours and hours on end? Well, that’s basically the core of SRD objective processing.
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Ortega wrote about the dangers of SRD in a previous post on his site during which he interviewed former Sea Org staff member Chris Shelton.
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Shelton, who left Scientology in 2014, after twenty years, talked about the potential hazards of students being forced to undergo hundreds and hundreds of hours—and shell out thousands and thousands of dollars—before being permitted to end the course:
If Objectives are run beyond that, you can end up with people going into semi-hypnotic trances and all sorts of other nonsense which I think is psychologically damaging. So what you have here is Miscavige altering the technology to ensure it is done in the worst possible way to the worst possible result on every single person. He is making sure that almost everyone who runs these Objective Processes are going to be on them for hundreds and hundreds of hours and that they are very likely going to be a bit insane when they are done with them.
Ortega also has a first hand account of the dangers from an unnamed Scientologist, who claimed to be undergoing SRD at the time.
I personally have felt crazy, insane, not sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night crying, waking up in the middle of the night enraged slamming and punching my pillows. This is NOT normal behavior for me. I’ve been unable to focus or think at work for days in a row. This is not normal for me.
Meanwhile, Cathriona White's family—who had no idea about her involvement with Scientology, are currently in Los Angeles, making arrangements to fly her body back home to Ireland.
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Scientologists Of Hollywood
Remini grew up with Scientology thanks to her mother and continued to be one for 3 decades. After some turblance within the church after she asked about the church leader David Miscavige. She ended up being blacklisted and left the church in July 2013.
Cartwright was a roman catholic before joining Scientology in
1991. Did you know she used Bart Simpsons voice for an automated
telephone message to Scientologists, you can find it on YouTube -
its pretty freaky.
Hayes got into Scientology in 1993 when he took his first course.
In March 13, 2006, Hayes quit South Park after lending his talent
for the voice of Chef, for years. He did so after refusing to
participate in an episode that was to mock Scientology.
Conaway was having problems with drugs and depression when his
friend John Travolta, another member of Scientology, introduced
him to the church.
Peaches Geldof was rumoured to be involved with the faith but it
never really came out until an interview for itv2 with fearne
cotton, when she casually let out that she had been a member for
a while by that point.
Travolta converted to Scientology in 1975, from roman
catholicism. It is said that since his time as a member, he has
tried to leave, but was pressured into staying as there may be
dirt on him that will be revealed if he were to leave. What sort
of dirt? One is a rumour that he may actually be gay.
Although never admitting to actually being a member, religion
plays an important role in Chaka Khans life, as its helped her
with overcoming addictions. She did take courses in Scientology
though, so take that for what you will.
Frank stallone performed a Scientology song "The Road To
Freedom". It's kinda freaky, be sure to check it out on YouTube.
Francis from Malcom in the Middle is a follower of Scientology,
along with his brother Danny Masterson.
When she moved to Los Angeles to work as an interior designer,
she also studied Scientology. She became of member of the church
One of the more surprising ones to be listed here, Jason Lee is
indeed a member of Scientology. His ex-wife Carmen Llywelyn
blamed the religion for their separation.
That 70's show actor Danny Masterson has spoken a few times on
Scientology and what it means to him. Psychologists and
psychiatrists aren't the way to go, in his eyes. Scientology is.
Another one from that 70s show and Orange Is The New Black is a
member. She says that "It's magic, it really is" when talking
about Scientology and how it relaxes her.
Sonny Bono was said to take Scientology courses even tho he
stated he was a Roman Catholic on all offical documentation.
After his death, his wife Mary Bono said that he tried to leave
the church of Scientology but they made it "very difficult for
Juliette Lewis is a Scientologist and proud of it, defending it
on many occasians. She says mainstream media is funded by
Beck talked about his relation to the religion in an interview
with The New York Times Magazine in 2005, although he was been
involved with Scientology for most of his life.
Although she is part of Scientology, her ex-husband, the late-
great Elvis Presley was not. He was quoted as saying "The hell
with those people. There's no way I'll ever get involved with
that s.o.b. group. All they want is my money."
Mr Swayze wasnt shy when indulging himself in the more spiritual
side of life. He dabbled in things such as Buddhism,
Transcendental Meditation and EST training. That is also when he
looked into Scientology.
Perhaps one of the most famous members of Scientology, Tom has
been very direct with his beliefs. He got into a heated debate
on an interview with Matt Lauer about pharmaceutical companies
and drugs, when he was supposed to be talking about his film at
the time, "War Of The Worlds".
Phoebe's brother in Friends, Giovanni, is a member of
Scientology, helping in the gala opening of Scientology's
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in 2005.
He says he's not a Scientologist but he did take a few courses in
Like Brad Pitt and Chaka Khan, Brandy says she isn't a
Scientologist, but did take classes in the subject of the
Mr Seinfeld says he took classes on Scientology early in his
career and said it helped him in his communication skills.
Scientology expert Tony Ortega
writes that Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband founded a now-defunct
school that used L. Ron Hubbard’s “Study Technology” and “ideas
from Scientology ‘ethics,’”
Thanks to Tom Cruise, Holmes ex-husband, she was introduced to
Scientology. Since her separation though, she has left the
Although a Roman Catholic, when Kidman was going through a
divorce with Tom Cruise, she stated she did not want the children
to be raised as Scientologists. She is reluctant to talk about
Scientology since the divorce.
Superman himself had at one point involved himself in
Scientology, however brief it was. He didn't become a member.
Not a member, but Jeffrey Tambor did study the religion and take
classes, but no more than that.
Tom cruises first wife Mimi Rogers was the one to introduce him
to the religion. She had been raised as a Scientologist as her
father was involved in it before she was born.
Another of the presley family involved in Scientology, Lisa Marie
ended up leaving because, according to her, "They were taking my
soul, my money, my everything.”