Actress Leah Remini leaves Scientology; says she was coerced, bullied
By Catholic Online
7/12/2013 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Leah Remini, star of the hit TV series "King of Queens" has left the Church of Scientology. Remini claims that she was coerced and bullied by her fellow Scientologists after asking an innocuous question at the 2006 wedding of Tome Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Actress Leah Remini went on to say that the Church of Scientology subjected her to years of "interrogations" and "thought modification" for questioning leader David Miscavige's rule.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - At the wedding, Remini innocently asked where Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife was.
Former Scientology Celebrity Center head Tommy Davis abruptly told her, "You don't have the [obscenity] rank to ask about Shelly." Former Sea Org member, Mike Rinder in mentioning the incident on his blog, noted that Shelly Miscavige has not been seen in public since 2007.
Remini "was put through interrogations and blacklisted within the church that she donated millions to and that her family has spent their lives in. She was put through 'thought modification' for five years," an unnamed source said.
Remini went on to say that the Church of Scientology subjected her to years of "interrogations" and "thought modification" for questioning leader David Miscavige's rule.
Remini is also reportedly leaving the church because of policies that don't allow parishioners to question Miscavige's management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order. She says that Scientology forces followers to "disconnect" from family members branded as "suppressive persons" if they choose to leave the church.
"It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people," an unnamed source says. "She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of 'religion.'"
Remini's friends within the church had reportedly for "25 to 30 years wrote internal reports" about her that "caused an investigation on her family."
"She's from Brooklyn. The church can't hurt her . they don't have her family, that's all that matters to her." And, "It's not about wanting or not wanting to do Scientology . The issue is that [Miscavige] is taking down this church and hurting people and families."
Actress Katie Holmes left Tom Cruise last year in what was a "daring escape" to avoid Cruise's Scientology friends. Divorcing Cruise, Holmes later re-embraced Catholicism.
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