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Leah Remini is calling Tom Cruise and his involvement in abuses within the Church of Scientology.
In an interview with The daily beastRemini, a former Scientologist turned whistleblower, says a Scientology official informed him that the "Top Gun" actor "received a personal punishment from a high-ranking member of the church" by order of Church leader David Miscavige .
"I think people think [Cruise is] An innocent victim in all this. Most Scientologists are, and I can really say this about most Scientologists because I was in that, so I know my own heart. He's not in the same category as the average Scientologist, "says Remini." As far as Tom is concerned, that's very different, he's very aware of the abuses that occur in Scientology, he's been part of that. "
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The former star of "King Of Queens" says the Church goes out of its way to conceal any news or anti-scientology program such as its Emmy-winning A & E series "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath," which sees the former Scientologists talk about abuses within the church. The show returns for season 3 on November 27.
"Scientologists are told that Tom Cruise is saving the world on his own, so he is considered a deity within Scientology. He is second to David Miscavige, the savior of the free world. Tom is even called "Mr. Cruise" by staff members, "she says.Miscavige was Cruise's best man at his 2006 wedding with Katie Holmes.
According to The daily beast, a former member of the internal police force of the church, the Messenger Organization of the Commodore, agrees with Remini and calls Cruise and Miscavige "two peas in a pod".
"They are very similar characters, both absorbed by themselves, and intensely so, you do not want to see them badly, say anything bad, and definitely do not want to improve them in any way, you had to be very careful with them," says Tom De Vocht.
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ET Canada contacted the Church of Scientology about Remini's statements in his interview with The daily beast.
"The interview is a public relations trick to promote your fake reality television show," spokeswoman for media relations Karen Pouw said in a statement to ET Canada on Wednesday. "As long as entertainment media prints the lies of Leah Remini, her anti-religious intolerance will have a voice – her brand of hate has serious consequences." Last week, for example, the FBI released a report that showed the alarming increase in hate crimes in The United States, including 1 in 5 related to religious fanaticism, Remini has endeavored to fabricate hate and instigate harm to innocent people.To learn the truth about Leah Remini, visit www.leahreminiaftermath.com. "
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It is not the first time that accusations are made against the actor of "Mission: Impossible". In the Emmy-winning documentary "Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison Of Belief," former senior members claim that they were asked to "facilitate" the separation of Cruise and his second wife, Nicole Kidman, who was not a scientologist. His alleged tactics of intimidation included intercepting Kidman's phone and "re-educating" the couple's two children, Connor and Isabella, against their mother so that Cruise could retain parental custody.
In a rare move, the actress recently spoke publicly about her children and their decision to remain Scientologists.