Leah Remini, star of the comedy King of Queens is putting it all out there in her new book, Troublemaker, a scathing expose of the Church of Scientology and many of its celebrity members. The church branded her a “suppressive person” when she left Scientology in 2013, and she is now ready to tell all.
The Inquisitr is reporting that Leah Remini’s book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology is due out the first week in November, and is making the church and many of its members very uncomfortable. It is reported to be a confessional style book that will call out the likes of Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley. Initially, she says she left the church because it required so much of her time away from her family, but now, she is angered by the way she was treated after leaving.
The Daily Mail believes that the church is already preparing an attack on Remini and her character. But now, it’s not Remini in the crosshairs, but Scientology itself. In fact, Remini is expecting lawsuits, but she is ready.
“‘When you leave, you can leave quietly,’ Leah said. ‘But 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.'”
But Remini considers herself an outspoken person and feels that she has nothing to hide.
“No one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot talk to,” Remini told People magazine in 2013 when she left the church.
Remini’s entire family were practicing Scientologists, but no more. People she considered her friends, like actress Kirstie Alley, came out and made offensive statements about Remini.
“Actress Kirstie, a Scientologist since 1979, bizarrely called Remini ‘repulsive’ and ‘a bigot’, going after her in an interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show.”
Remind said when she started questioning the church in 2005, she was subjected to a “security recheck” and for that was billed $300,000.
Classicalite believes that Remini had valid concerns for leaving Scientology. It seems the church has been following her promotion of Troublemaker and is plotting their revenge. They are also reporting that one of the people spearheading the response is Tom Cruise himself, who is planning to move to Florida to be closer to Scientology’s headquarters.
“Tom’s frightened that Leah knows about Scientology’s dirty laundry. He’s bracing for the worst.”
The church’s spokesperson, Karin Pouw, despite having no access to an advance copy of the book, has said that the book will be nothing more than Remini’s attempt to blame everything that has gone wrong in her life on Scientology.
“Ms. Remini needs to move on with life and stop obsessively blaming others for her problems, be it her former religion or those she has worked with professionally.”
Radar Online believes Remini when she says the book will be like someone set off a bomb in the church, as the book is about the way Scientology devastates families and relationships. Remini stands by her word that everything she learned from Scientology was a lie. Remini says she was indoctrinated into the religion as a teenager, and has great regrets of her affiliation, and has now had her daughter Sofia christened as a Catholic.
Her attitude? Bring it on Scientology!
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