In one of the most hard-hitting interviews ever given by the ex-spouse of a Scientologist, Carmen Llywellyn, formerly married to My Name is Earl star Jason Lee, says her experience with Scientology still gives her nightmares and reveals a series of harrowing experiences that she says stem from the church.
Lee is a scientologist and Llywellyn divorced him in 2002. Carmen joined Scientology in 1995 after marrying Jason and details a series of bizarre encounters with Scientologist celebrities plus claims the church double crossed her and was the root of people harassing her.
In an exclusive interview with the National Enquirer, Carmen says: “I have never spoken about Scientology before, but I still have nightmares about these people. They ruined my life and my career. I ended up addicted to painkillers, and it took three rehabs to get me straight.
Some of her bizarre celebrity encounters include:
“I was shopping recently when (Dharma & Greg star) Jenna Elfman, who’s a staunch Scientologist, approached me. She spouted statements like a robot and treated me like dirt.”
She also recalls meeting Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and a very, very uncomfortable silence by Nicole when Tom said they were both Scientologists.
In the Enquirer interview that is in the issue currently on sale, Carmen details her divorce settlement, which she says heavily favored Lee after they had a series of meetings with Scientologists.
Even worse, she claims: “Scientologists followed me down the street. They took pictures of my kids. They’d stake out my house, wait until we came out and follow us. They came looking for me to scare me. I was nearly suicidal.”
As for Lee and his nice-guy persona on TV? That wasn’t Carmen’s experience with the actor.
“He was a drunk who beat me up,” she says. “He whacked me in the face and knocked me unconscious. Once, I was knocked out cold for at least 30 seconds.”