The plot thickens…
Johnny Lewis is under the microscope today after being found dead outside a Los Feliz home and apparently murdering his landlady. As a result of the investigation, it has been revealed that the “Sons of Anarchy” actor actually had strong ties to the Scientology.
TMZ is reporting that the Johnny’s father, Michael Lewis, has reached one of the highest levels of the Church of Scientology.
Lewis, it turns out, was active in the past with Scientology, especially in the drug abuse program Narconon. The actor reportedly spoke at the Church’s substance abuse program in the O.C.
Having struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol in the past, Scientology had posted on its website at the time that Johnny’s mother used the principles of Narconon to keep him clean.
Since his death, it has been learned that Johnny had visited a rehab facility this year. Witnesses of the Lewis’ Wednesday morning rampage, claim that he was clearly under the influence of drugs…
While it was initially assumed that either meth or PCP was involved, some sources say that investigators are now considering the possibility that the synthetic drug “smiles” was the culprit of the madness.
Toxicology tests are currently underway in an autopsy…
Sources close to the family do not believe that drugs triggered the violent episode. The actor was suffering from a mental condition after experimenting with an unknown drug, which caused a “psychotic break.”
As a result, Johnny reportedly turned to self-medication, further confusing his cognitive state.
It has also been learned that Lewis was previously arrested three times this year, twice for assault.
Hollyscoop previously reported that Lewis was found dead outside a Los Feliz home on Wednesday. He is suspected of murdering his 81-year-old landlady, Catherine Davis, and the house cat and assaulting two residents of the neighborhood before falling to his death from the roof.
The house where Lewis was staying was known as the “Writer’s Villa” where Davis rented rooms to people in the entertainment industry.
Other actors known to have stayed at the house in the past include Thomas Jane ("Hung," The Punisher), Chris Parnell ("SNL," "30 Rock) Parker Posey (Fay Grim) comedian Paula Poundstone and Matt Bomer ("White Collar").
“Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm also lives in the area.