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    ^ lol, I know....they're all like "she didn't quit, she was FIRED! And...and...we're glad she's gone! So there!"
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    An article with one very interesting line. The scibots are freaking nuts. Which other religions give out damning info on former parishioners?

    Leah Remini Discusses Her Once-Fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise's Bizarre Offstage Behavior

    Leah Remini has been openly critical of the religion she spent over 30 years practicing, Scientology, since her 2013 departure from the church. On tonight’s episode of 20/20, she appeared to share more behind-the-scenes details and promote her upcoming book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. She started the show confirming a litany of accusations about her read out loud by Dan Harris in her book. “You say, ‘I am an apostate. I have lied, I have cheated,’” he said. “You then go on to admit that you have been selfish, that you’ve physically threateantined people and been a horrible wife and mother.”
    “Correct,” said Remini. “I know what my former church...how they deal with people who tell their story, and so I wanted to be the one to say it.” Harris reported that on Tuesday, representatives hand-delivered a package containing damning statements about Remini to ABC News.


    And say it she did. She spent a lot of time talking about Scientology’s most notorious member, Tom Cruise. She described her early dealings with him: “At first, it’s very effusive, it’s very loving, you get, like, the laser-in on you and you’re the most important thing that ever happened. It’s, ‘What are you doin’?’ and ‘How are you doin’?’ and ‘Yeah! Great, great, greatgreat, great!’”

    Remini told a story about being invited to Cruise’s by a church official, who told her that Cruise wanted her to teach him salsa dancing. At Cruise’s, she said she saw two “high-ranking Scientology officials,” along with his then-girlfriend Katie Holmes. “He was, like, forcibly kissing Katie,” recalls Remini. “I said, ‘Hey, get a friggin’ room.’” Remini says one of the officials present wrote up a “knowledge report” on her that she then had to answer to in an audit.
    “If you say something critical to the church, you will be written up,” she says.
    Remini nonetheless remained critical of Cruise during his 2005 wild ride in the public eye (that was the year he jumped on Oprah Winfrey’s couch and called Matt Lauer “glib” on the Today show). “I was immediately dealt with,” says Remini, who concludes, “Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself. You are a person who is anti the aims and goals of Scientology. You are evil.”

    Remini nonetheless attended Cruise and Holmes’s 2006 wedding, which she said her friends Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were also invited to by the church in what she assumes was an attempt to recruit the then-couple. At the wedding Cruise reprised his Top Gun performance of the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.”
    “We’re like, ‘Interesting song to sing to your bride,’” Remini says was her response.
    Scientology leader David Miscavige, Remini claims, attended the wedding without his wife, which the church calls, along with the rest of Remini’s recent claims, “ridiculous and stupid.” Remini says she was punished for the ensuing knowledge report she filed, and Holmes herself responded to Remini’s behavior at the wedding in her own knowledge report. Remini read from what she said was Holmes’s letter: “I was dismayed at the behavior of Leah Remini during the events leading up to our wedding and our wedding. The behavior as a guest, a friend, was very upsetting.” In various reports, Remini was charged with being loud, late, and rude at the wedding. She was also accused of upgrading her hotel room and switching seats at the reception.

    This is just a fraction of her Scientology ordeal that Remini shared on 20/20. Cruise and Miscavige, of course, didn’t participate in the story. Holmes wrote to ABC News this week. She didn’t confirm or deny writing the quoted knowledge report, but she did say this:


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    Katie was just doing what she was told....if she hadn't of complied then some "higher" would have issued her a formal warning and withdrew membership.
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    Katie probably had NO IDEA what she was doing or how severe the consequences were.
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    A billion year contract...I wonder what the scibots do about that once they leave.
    do they revoke the billion years??

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    I watched it. I was never a huge Leah Remini fan either but I am now. I respect the hell out of anyone who can go up against a church (especially that effed up cult) and speak the truth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    I watched it. I was never a huge Leah Remini fan either but I am now. I respect the hell out of anyone who can go up against a church (especially that effed up cult) and speak the truth!
    I'm not a fan either. Part of it was the Scientology thing, part of it was that she is loud and obnoxious, but I believe her story. She experienced all levels of the church. She's very brave for going public with this and even though I still find her loud and obnoxious, I respect the heck out of her for doing this.

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    I too was neither a fan, nor did I dislike her; I grew to really like her watching her TLC show.
    It sounded like she and the COS each have conflicting accounts about being late to the wedding, changing seats; what I don't understand is why the COS would be offended by her upgrading her room, did they have to pay, or did Leah end up with a better room than Tom?
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    Interesting interview. That was some crazy shit and the amount of books she had to "buy" to move up in the ranks was unreal. I would burn them all. I believe her especially when the scibots are trying to discredit her, etc. They look ridiculous. Sorry, but that is no religion, that's a cult to avoid paying taxes.
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    The more that cult tries to discredit her (package of incriminating statements) the more insane they look. If they've got nothing to hide and nothing to worry about from Leah, why go that far?
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    I think Leah did great and happy she is free. I loved her reaction when she got to read about the secrets. She was like, "What the hell is this crazy shit?!?" LOL! You tell em, Leah! And Katie Holmes....that was a terrible half ass apology, BUT I guess you can't say too much more because your ass will get sued. But maybe you should seek her out privately and tell her personally.
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    I thought Katie's statement was pretty smart. It basically says that everything was true and she's on Leah's side without explicitly saying it.
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    I still cannot fathom the reasons why otherwise sane, intelligent, worldly wise adults allow themselves to be completely entrapped by this mad cult. A few brave members wake up and realise what's going on but getting away from the bullying, intimidation, threats, manipulation and mind games takes a lot of courage because they know how the "church" will retaliate. The sinister homoerotic Cruise/Miscavage alliance would be funny if they didn't have such power to destroy people's lives. Celebrity Co$bots who escape their clutches (Kidman, Holmes, Rimini and Travolta who'd dearly love to) have to suffer a campaign of abuse and public humiliation. Just think how "ordinary" members are treated. No wonder so many dare not speak out or leave.
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    You know they are afraid that some who are on the fence, or scared of their 'secrets' coming back to haunt them might feel strengthened by Leah's coming out & going after them. I'm looking at YOU John Travolta.

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    I like Leah, she doesn't shut her mouth, very mouthy & rude. Like me

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