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Leah Remini Speaks Out On Split From Scientology

Jul 12, 2013 08:00 AM


We applaud her bravery, but that doesn't mean we aren't a little scared for her!

Reports surfaced yesterday that Leah Remini had cut ties with the Church of Scientology, and now the actress is speaking out about her decision to leave the religion.

"I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support," she said in a statement to Us Weekly.

The former Talk co-host was a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, but when she dared to question leader David Miscavige and his practices, she was subjected to years of "interrogations" and "thought modifications", according to Page Six.

The tipping point came when the brunette beauty asked about the whereabouts of Miscavige's wife Shelly, who hasn't been seen in public since 2007, at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding.

Maybe Leah and Katie should compare notes now that they've both successfully executed their exit from the controversial religion!

Leah Remini Leaves Scientology

Jul 11, 2013 03:30 PM

remini230.jpg One more member has said goodbye to Scientology. Leah Remini, 43, has made a “dramatic break the Church of Scientology, according to The New York Post’s Page Six. The newspaper also reported that in recent years, the former King of Queens star had questioned and objected to many of the church’s common practices, and also criticized its controversial leader, David Miscavige, which resulted in years of being forced into "interrogations" and "thought modifications."

Allegedly the longtime Scientologist’s trouble with the church began back in 2006, at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ star-studded wedding, when she questioned the whereabouts of Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, who has reportedly not been seen in public since 2007.

A source at Page Six claims that after that incident, Remini was "put through interrogations and blacklisted," and forced to endure five years of "thought modification." The source also alleges that, “The issue is that [Miscavige] is taking down this church and hurting people and families.”

A rep for the Church of Scientology gave a statement to US Weekly on the report of Remini’s departure, saying, "The Church respects the privacy of parishioners and has no comment about any individual Church member."

Tony Orgeta first reported the former The Talk co-host’s discord on his Scientology blog on July 9.

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