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‘Dharma & Greg’ star in Scientology scrap

Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman claims she and her husband were verbally attacked by indie film director John Roecker for being Scientologists – but according to John, it was the Elfmans that threatened him. John says he was walking to his car in LA’s trendy Los Feliz neighbourhood last Sunday when he was approached by the couple, with Jenna’s husband Bodhi saying angrily, “Hey, man, you’re making fun of my religion.” John assumed Bodhi was referring to the T-shirt he was wearing, which had a picture of Tom Cruise on the front under the caption Scientology is Gay!' and a 'Stayin'-Alive'-era John Travolta on the back with the words Very Gay!’ John says when he started to refer to the religion’s controversial theories, Jenna repeatedly asked him, “What crimes have you committed?” and began screaming at him, “Have you raped a baby?” John also claims Bodhi prepared to take a swing at him but thought against it. A representative for the couple disputes John’s claims. According to her, “Bodhi was out for a Sunday stroll with his wife, when some guy walks by with a T-shirt on, very prominently attacking his religion. Words were exchanged and Bodhi and Jenna were personally attacked for their beliefs. As they went about their business, the guy continued to try to illicit negative responses from both of them. As they walked away he continued to scream propaganda and hate at them. Apparently he spent all oonday calling the press to promote himself.” [15 June 2006]

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