Leah Remini Speaks Out Against Church of Scientology in Her New Book, Calls Out Tom Cruise
After her 2013 split with the Church of Scientology, which counts high-profile celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its members, reality TV star Leah Remini is now able to freely speak her mind, and that includes expressing a new-found sense of religious freedom.
Leah Remini, Hollywood Actress and former Scientologist, is saying It’s never too late to reconnect with God. Her new tell-all Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology intends to pull back the covers on the secretive and often mysterious Church of Scientology, a religion that Remini espoused for over 30 years, which doesn’t take kindly to outsiders.
After leaving the Church of Scientology, Remini and her actor husband Angel Pagan have re-emerged as Catholics. The 45-year-old “King of Queens” actress insists that she has always had roots in Catholicism — despite serving more than three decades in Scientology.
The church, for its part, has dismissed Remini’s claims in her new book as “revisionist history,” saying in a statement, “She needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends, and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again.”
Other stars have secretly been involved with the church, but left in silence due to fear of retribution from the institution, and the negative impact the association could have on their careers.