Remini left the "church," and was smeared for it. Now, she is revealing what goes on behind the scenes of Hollywood's foremost place of worship.
Want to know the real story of Scientology? Leah Remini breaks it all down, right to its Midi-chlorians.
“Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself… you are evil,” Remini told ABC’s Dan Harris. Remini, 45, describes how she and her family joined the Church when she was a young girl, built a successful acting career in Hollywood while being a diligent Scientologist, and how she eventually decided to sever ties with the Church.
“As time goes on, you start to lose touch with the real world. The mindset becomes ‘Us against them.’” “The decision to leave is you are giving up everything you have ever known and everything you have worked for your whole life.” (H/T - Kari)
The Church of Scientology was founded by god-awful science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Soon afterward, it became the premier place of worship for Hollywood actors and actresses, with Tom Cruise being recognized as the figurative top dog.
Now, while I like Tom Cruise the actor (see Edge of Tomorrow), I am not a fan of Tom Cruise the person (see Jumping on Oprah's Couch). I can easily believe Remini's Cruise tales, and not only because she is easy to look at.