Following the reports that Katy Perry’s ex Johnny Lewis "murdered" his 81-year old landlady and dismembered her cat before falling to his death, it has been alleged that he was heavily involved in the Church of Scientology.
TMZ has reported that he was specifically involved in the Church’s drug problem ‘Narconon’, even speaking at the drugs event about substance abuse in 2004 just a few years before he met Katy.
During that time, Lewis, 28, was starring in a show called Quintuplets, and it appeared that the Church used his influence in the public eye as a way to recruit people into their drug rehabilitation scheme. Church followers posted his picture all over their website while claiming his mother used Narconon to keep her son away from drugs, according to the gossip site.
Lewis’ father, Michael Lewis, was also apparently heavily active in the Church. Not only was he the highest level a follower of Scientology could be but he also co-wrote a film about the Church with its founder L. Ron Hubbard.
However, despite being a part of drug prevention measures, police are ‘convinced’ that Lewis was heavily under the influence of narcotics when he supposedly murdered his elderly landlady, Catherine Davis.
Some sources reportedly believe that the Church could have driven Lewis to his drug addiction.
"Scientology could have caused his breakdown and be the reason why he turned to drugs, because of the pressure and intensity of it is so great," the former president of the celebrity center, Nancy Many, told RadarOnline.
Perry is apparently ‘devastated’ at the death of her ex-boyfriend. Sources to close to the Firework singer told Us Weekly: "She had to separate from him ... to get ahead and focus on her career. He was in trouble then and she couldn't help him."
"A lot of her songs were partially inspired by him. I know 'The One That Got Away' and 'Circle the Drain' are partly about him, as well as Travis [McCoy of Gym Class Heroes]," the insider adds. "But she was young and it was a time in her life she cherishes. They had good times. It's really sad. She could never help him and couldn't [let herself] go in that direction."