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12 Celebrities Who Escaped Scientology


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12. Paul Haggis

In 2009, Oscar-winning film director Paul Haggis publicly denounced Scientology after being a member of the church for 35 years. He remains the church’s highest-profile renouncer. His membership, together with the controversies surrounding the religion, almost threatened to eclipse his illustrious career as a film director and screenwriter. Haggis’ departure was widely influenced by the church’s stance on gay rights as it asserted that the only legal marriage should be between heterosexual couples.

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He claims that his eyes were opened after he started reading about other alleged abuses and atrocities committed by Scientology. Haggis said his decision took a lot of courage as the church is notoriously punitive and litigious.


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