Beck Declares He's 'Not A Scientologist'

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Beck has declared that he is "not a Scientologist" despite previously saying that he was member of the religious organization.

The singer's U-turn comes just months after his divorce from second-generation Scientologist Marissa Ribisi.

In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald during the promotion of his latest album, Hyperspace, Beck clarified that he is not a church member.

"I think there's a misconception that I am a Scientologist. I'm not a Scientologist. I don't have any connection or affiliation with it," Beck told the Herald.

He claimed that because his father, Canadian composer David Campbell, has long been a Scientologist, he was assumed to be one as well.

"But I've pretty much just focused on my music and my work for most of my life, and tended to do my own thing," he continued. "I think it's just something people ran with."

However, in a 2005 interview with the Irish Sunday Tribune, Beck had declared, "Yeah, I'm a Scientologist. My father has been a Scientologist for about 35 years, so I grew up in and around it and stuff."

"People can sort of say and do whatever they want," he continued. "All I can do is live my life with integrity and raise my child and work hard and work hard for the people I work with. I don't have anything to hide. I am completely proud of my life."

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