Leah Remini apparently planned on confronting Tom Cruise about his role in the Church of Scientology.
Remini, who has been exposing the dangers of Scientology for several years now, reportedly wanted to stage an ambush on Cruise at the premiere of his new movie, The Mummy, in Los Angeles.
“Leah had planned to ambush Tom at the LA premiere of The Mummy,” a source told Life & Style Weekly recently. However, the film did not premiere in Los Angeles, which, “Leah thinks is very suspicious.”
The Mummy premiered at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City on Tuesday, where Cruise appeared with many of his co-stars.
Cruise is one of the most important members of the Church of Scientology and continues to advocate for the group to this day in spite of its many controversies. Remini appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher in May where she spoke about how Cruise studies the rulings of Scientology daily, even though some rules don’t seem to apply to him.
“Not only does Tom Cruise do exactly that,” Remini said, of studying, “Now, I don’t want you to get the idea that he’s not, that certain policies are not being bent for him because they are and that is the truth, and that is part of the hypocrisy.”
Host Bill Maher suggested that Cruise could end Scientology if he wanted to, and Remini agreed.
“He could end this. Correct,” Remini said. “Because they are saying he singlehandedly is clearing the planet, is changing the planet, so most Scientologists believe.”
Clearing the planet is a vaguely defined term in Scientology that suggests creating a better world.
“It means that Scientologists want to rid the planet of insanity, war and crime, and in its place create a civilization in which sanity and peace exist,” the group states on its website. “In order to do this, they must help individuals become free of their own individual aberrations and insanities and, hence, regain their inherent goodness.”
Meanwhile, Remini has been steadily exposing the negative side of Scientology on her A&E reality show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The show features interviews with past members who have since left Scientology, exploring how their personal lives have been affected after exiting the Church.
The Church of Scientology has frequently tried to discredit Remini ever since she publicly left the organization in 2013, but has ramped up significantly since the show began airing on A&E. The group published a scathing letter not only about Remini but against A&E for airing her show.
Leah Remini’s ‘reality’ show, like her last one, is nothing more than a scripted, rehearsed, acted and dramatized work of fiction. She and the other anti-Scientologists in her program have been expelled from the Church for unethical conduct…. Leah Remini has disparaged and exploited her former faith through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her ‘reality’ television show—featuring a cast of admitted liars who have, for a profit, been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years, many reviewed and discredited in courts of law. That A&E would promote their agenda smacks of bigotry.”
The statement goes on to say that Remini has become “what she once vowed she would never be” which is the bitter ex-Scientologist, and adds that the actress needs to move on with her life.
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is available to stream on A&E’s website. The network recently renewed the reality show for a second season, though a premiere date has not yet been announced. Remini will also be seen as a series regular on the second season of Kevin Can Wait this fall on CBS.
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