Leah Remini is no stranger to the exposition of the Church of Scientology. She has taken her critique of religion one step further by criticizing actor Tom Cruise for his apparent "part" in assigning alleged punishments to other Scientologists.
Remini, 48, was raised as a Scientologist. The king of queens Alum left the church in 2013. As part of his public condemnation of Scientology, he released his debut memoirs. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology in 2015. He later joined A & E to launch Leah Remini: Scientology and the consequences, which enters season 3 on November 27.
In an interview published by The Daily Beast on Wednesday, Remini took a deeper look at Cruise's power inside the church. She said that many people see Cruise as "an innocent victim" like many Scientologists. However, Remini claimed that Cruise is "very aware of the abuses that occur in Scientology" because "he has been part of it."
"Scientologists are told that Tom Cruise is saving the world on his own, so he is considered a deity within Scientology," Remini told The Daily Beast. "He is the second place of David Miscavige, the savior of the free world, Tom is even called" Mister Cruise "by the staff members."
Remini went on to explain how Cruise's friendship with Scientology leader David Miscavige allowed him to learn about the inner workings of the church, adding: "He is David Miscavige's best friend, so he is aware of the punishments that David Miscavige distributes, and I have a Scientology executive, who was there, told him that David Miscavige constantly threatened the staff of the Golden Base with bringing Tom Cruise to the Golden Base to kick his ass. "
Cruise joined Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers. Rogers, however, is no longer a Scientology member. Cruise, on the other hand, has served as a vocal supporter of the church. His biological daughter, Suri Cruise, who had with his ex-wife Katie Holmes, is no longer a practicing member. His adopted children, Connor Cruise and Isabella Jane Cruise, whom he raised with Nicole Kidman, are still active Scientologists.
According to Remini, Scientology does everything possible to protect Cruise from anything that paints religion negatively. "Scientology goes to great lengths so that Tom does not see anything derogatory about Scientology, they'll go as far as if he's going to walk around a certain place, they'll make sure there are no anti-Scientology magazines, so He does not You can see that, "he told The Daily Beast.
The Church of Scientology has denied all the accusations made by Remini through The Daily Beast. Scientology suggested that his comments were a "public relations trick to promote his fake reality television show." Then, the religion said that those interested in learning "the truth" in Remini can visit www.leahreminiaftermath.com.
"As long as the entertainment media prints the lies of Leah Remini, her anti-religious intolerance will have a voice," spokeswoman Karen Pouw said in a statement to ET Canada on Wednesday. "Their kind of hate has serious consequences." Last week, for example, the FBI published a report that shows the alarming increase in hate crimes in the United States, including 1 in 5 people related to religious fanaticism. He has gone out of his way to fabricate hatred and instigate damage towards innocent people. "