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David Duchovny Says Scientologists Tried to Recruit Him at a Friend's Wedding

David Duchovny Says Scientologists Tried to Recruit Him at a Friend's Wedding

David Duchovny is getting candid about a time where Scientology allegedly tried to recruit him.

The X-Files actor discussed the incident during an interview with The Daily Beast.

Click inside to read what he said…

“They made a play for me,” David recalled, adding that he was attending a wedding at the time. “I did squeeze the cans and I did a session on the E-meter, and I realized immediately, because they’re asking very personal questions, that they were gathering information that I didn’t want to give out to a stranger.”

But despite the “auditing,” he said the “session didn’t go well.”

“I didn’t play by the rules,” he explained, “and I never went back.”

David was at Melrose Place star Jason Beghe’s wedding when it happened.

Jason was a Scientologist at the time, but David says his friend wasn’t trying to recruit him.

“He only ‘recruited’ me in the sense of saying, ‘This is great, and I think you should try it,’ not anything harder than that,” he said. Jason ultimately walked away from the church.

The actor added that he believes Scientology “drains” its members “financially.”

One star recently opened up about the “bizarre” meeting he had with Tom Cruise and the actor’s Scientology pitch.

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