Leah Remini blasted Tom and his religion of Scientology in a 20/20 interview on Oct. 20, but apparently her upcoming book does the same. In the book, Leah also makes a shocking claim that Tom once left daughter Suri Cruise to cry when she was just a baby. Get the details here!
Since Leah Remini, 45, left Scientology in 2013, she hasn’t been afraid to voice her opinion on the religion and its biggest celebrity supporter, Tom Cruise. Just a few days after Leah briefly discussed Tom in a revealing 20/20 interview, a copy of her new book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, was obtained by the New York Daily News. The slamming of Tom continued, and things got even more personal when she claimed that little Suri Cruise was neglected by Tom and Katie Holmes on their wedding day. To hear more about Leah Remini, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Leah explains her experience at Tom and Katie’s wedding and the pre-wedding festivities in her book, reports the NY Daily News. One of the most alarming parts of the entire ordeal involved Suri, who was only seven months old at that time. During a dinner preceding Tom and Katie’s wedding, Leah overheard Suri crying from another room. As no one — Tom and Katie included — seemed to be concerned, Leah investigated only to find three women standing over a crying Suri as she was left lying on the floor of a bathroom. Leah wrote in her book that the women were treating Suri as if she were L. Ron Hubbard (the founder of Scientology) reincarnated, and could not touch her. She was finally able to convince the women to pick up Suri and feed the crying baby, but Leah recounts that it was an extremely uncomfortable situation.
The experience with Suri also wasn’t the only encounter Leah had with Tom’s kids that weekend. Following the wedding, Leah mentioned that she had a conversation with Tom’s adopted daughter, Isabella, where she told Leah that her mom, Nicole Kidman, was an SP, meaning Suppressed Person — or designated enemy in Scientology terms. Leah writes that she was convinced that Tom had heavily influenced Isabella and her brother, Connor, with the religion. With that conversation and the situation with Suri, Leah was left extremely concerned for all three of Tom’s children.
Prior to the claims from Leah’s book becoming public, Katie issued a statement regarding Leah to People via her publicist. “I regret having upset Leah in the past, and wish her only the best in the future,” she said in the statement. Tom has yet to react to Leah’s claims, but considering how extreme some of these claims are, it will certainly be interesting to see what happens once Leah’s book hits shelves Nov 3.
Are you shocked by Leah’s claim about Suri, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Leah is getting herself into some hot water for being so public about all of this? Tell us your thoughts below!
— Taylor Weatherby