Did Tim Robbins know everything he should have before performing in a benefit?

MSNBC/October 6, 2003
By Jeannette Walls with Ashley Pearson

Did Tim Robbins know he helped raise money for a group linked to Scientology? Robbins's Actors' Gang recently performed a run of "The Guys" in Vail, Colorado to benefit the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund. The group has drawn fire from certain quarters because it uses "purification" techniques developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

"Tim Robbins should have done a little Web surfing," says Rick Ross of CultNews.com.

"He and Susan Sarandon may mean well - they're both been very active supporters of New York's firefighters - but Tim was being used as a pawn. If he had gone to this group's Web site, he would have read that Tom Cruise is the co-founder, and that might have set off a few bells. And he would have read that their methods of 'detoxifying' firefighters are the ones outlined by L. Ron Hubbard."

"The theater contracted with the Actors' Gang to do this play," Robbins's spokeswoman told The Scoop. "Tim has no knowledge that it was a fundraiser for anyone."

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