It devastated Brandon, who was very close to his brother and who was also dealing with undiagnosed mental health issues.
(Scientology demonizes the mental health industry, and Brandon’s parents had never tried to get him standard care for what turned out to be a bipolar condition.) In a manic episode, Brandon drove from San Diego to Los Angeles and threw a hammer through a window at a Scientology “org” there, filled with rage that his family had been torn apart.
I suppose the best way is to tell you about my gay for pay experience is to just come out and do it.Brandon Flynn might play the morally bankrupt Justin Foley on 13 Reasons Why, but in real life he seems like a total charmer.Unlike some of his costars on the Netflix hit, the 23-year-old actor is brand new to the Hollywood scene, but he's already been praised for his breakout performance. He tells us that he heard from his probation officer, who had some questions about his recent appearance on Leah Remini’s A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath. He was the focus of episode 7, “Enemies of the Church.” In the episode, we learned that he chose to stick by his parents, who had been “declared suppressive persons” — deemed enemies of the church.But his brother Craig chose to stay in Scientology, and that meant he had to “disconnect” from Brandon and their parents.