Jason Beghe in San Francisco Co$ Protest
May 12, 2008
-- SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Actor Jason Beghe made an appearance at the monthly Anonymous Cult of Scientology protest on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the base of the Transamerica Building on the corner of Montgomery and Washington Streets in San Francisco, CA. He was greeted with cheers and handshakes from about 120 masked Anonymous activists.
Jason Beghe created a media storm in April by publicly "blowing" or quitting from the cult of Scientology after being in for 14 years. The "teaser" video Jason Beghe made was viewed on YouTube over 800,000 times within 48 hours. The video and the account hosting it, owned by critic and webmaster of XenuTV.com Mark Bunker, was removed a few days later due to allegations of Bunker's YouTube terms of services violations. A few days later, internet users noticed cult of Scientology ads appearing on YouTube, Google, Encyclopedia Dramatica, UrbanDictionary.com, and other popular websites. The complete Jason Beghe interview has since been moved and hosted by XenuTV.com using Vimeo.com's video sharing service.
Actor Jason Beghe is a veteran television and movie actor appearing in shows such as "Numb3rs", "CSI: NY", "Cane", and "Melrose Place". His movie credits include G.I Jane, Monkey Shines, and many others. He has been working in Hollywood for over 25 years and is friends with "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny.
Anonymous is a loose, leaderless collective of individuals from all walks of life who use the internet and are united by the power of ideas. First known as internet pranksters, Anonymous projects have resulted in the closing of the white-supremacist radio show produced by Hal Turner, and the criminal prosecution of Canadian pedophile Chris Forcand. Anonymous has been called a "Cyber Vigilante Group" by The Toronto Sun and Global News. The next Anonymous protest in San Francisco will be on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM and will focus on the abuses of the cult of Scientology's "navy" called The Sea Org. Anonymous protesters are encouraged to wear pirate costumes to participate in the Anonymous "navy" called The Sea Arrrgh.