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Leah Remini: I Had To Escape Scientology, It Tears You Away From Your Children

Thu, July 16, 2015 1:34pm EDT by 3 Comments
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Leah Remini is NOT holding back. In a new clip for the season premiere or her reality show, ‘It’s All Relative,’ the actress goes into great detail about her experience leaving the Church of Scientology. We don’t think Tom Cruise will be happy hearing this!

Leah Remini, 45, is known for her outspoken opinion of her former religion — Scientology. Now, the actress is going further in depth about her experience and reasons for leaving the religion that she was raised in.


Leah is taking shots at Scientology again, but this time it’s being filmed for her new TLC reality series, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative. The former The King of Queens star, talks with fellow former Scientologists about the reasons behind her leaving the church. She also discusses the complications that arose as  a result of her renouncing the religion.

“If you make a stink in the public world, they call you a suppressive person, which means the church has put a stamp on you that says you are bad,” she says in the preview clip. “They then go to all your family and friends and say you have to disconnect from this suppressive person.”

She went on to add that she didn’t want her daughter Sofia involved. “I decided I didn’t want to raise my daughter in the church because from what I’ve experienced and what I saw, the church becomes your everything. It becomes your mother, your father, your everything. You are dependent on the church,” she tells the women. “I just didn’t want her to be raised that way, because let’s say in 10 years if I don’t want to be connected to the church anymore, my own daughter would be taught to disconnect from me.”

Leah stated that, “If you’re raised in it as a child, you really don’t have loyalty to your family,” she says.

A spokesperson for the Church Of Scientology told People the following statement. “It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini continues to rewrite history and exploit her former religion in a pathetic attempt to get ratings for her cable show and seem relevant again.”

Leah Discusses The Religion With Friends — Watch

The season premiere of It’s All Relative airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

HollywoodLifers — does Leah’s statement about Scientology shock you? Will you be watching her reality show? Sound off below!

— Brittany King