JULIETTE Lewis has spoken out in support of Scientology, declaring that she has her own conspiracy theories over criticism the controversial religion has faced.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Lewis also defended Scientology’s most famous proponent Tom Cruise who has copped a barrage of flak due to his involvement in the religion.
The actress used Cruise’s infamous 2005 interview with Matt Lauer where he had an angry debate with the US television host over the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs to make her point.
“I’ll get all conspiratorial on you, and I’m just going to throw this out,” Lewis said.
“The mainstream media is funded by pharmaceutical companies, so when you have the biggest movie star in the world at the time Tom Cruise coming out against antidepressants and Ritalin and just saying, Hey, why don’t you put a warning label on there?’”“The thing about Scientology is it is anti-drug in that you’re seeking relationship or communication tools simple basics on how to live better,” she said.
“So, when Tom came out about that, I’ve never seen someone get torn down so hard, and they still brutalise him with Scientology pieces to this day.”
Still, much was made of Cruise’s palpable anger at the time rather than just his opinion.
Lauer later said that he felt Cruise was going through “a weird time in his life and career” when the interview took place, while the actor is said to have later apologised to the television personality for being “arrogant”.
Lewis who has spoken out in support of the religion before described Scientology as a “religious philosophy and self-help movement”, but claimed there will never be “a truthful word written about it in mainstream media”.