Jason Lee’s ex-wife has accused Church of Scientology officials of wrecking her marriage to the My Name Is Earl actor – because she refused to give them intimate details about her sex life.
The Church hit the headlines recently after high-profile member Tom Cruise’s wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce last month (Jun12), amid reports Scientology was partly to blame for her decision.
Last week (ends13Jul12), former counsellor Marty Rathbun, who claimed to have worked with Cruise during his divorce from Nicole Kidman, revealed secrets about how the children of members are “indoctrinated” to turn them against non-Church members, but officials and Cruise’s attorney Bert Fields dismissed his remarks as the “false” allegations made by an “ex-communicated self-promoter”.
However, now the Church is in the spotlight again thanks to new revelations from Lee’s ex-wife, actress and photographer Carmen Llywelyn, who is a former Scientologist.
She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, “Scientology broke my heart… worse almost than Jason did.”
Llywelyn wed Lee, a Scientologist, in 1995 and quickly found herself part of the Church, but she claims her reluctance to get more involved with her husband’s faith led to their split.
She explains she struggled with the Church’s much talked-about “auditing” process, which she claims was too invasive.
The actress explains, “When you get married and you have that dynamic of family and children there is that entity, that other extra part, that is involved in so much of the intimate details that at this point in my life I couldn’t imagine being a mature woman… and actually allow it, literally, into my bedroom. The Church goes into your bedroom.
“When you’re in session and you’re going through the auditing process, if a question comes up or a thought comes up that has to do with your husband or an intimate sexual detail, you are required to say it… I don’t want to get too gross, but (it would) have to do with sexual positions.”
Llywelyn also admits she was not surprised to hear Cruise and Holmes had split: “I knew it was gonna happen. You could tell that she had a plan and that was going to be her saving grace and by her just putting it all out there, I think (it) made it very difficult for them (Scientology officials) to attack her.”