With her book about to be released, Leah Remini’s interviews are coming fast and furious, and she is calling out Tom Cruise as the king of the Church of Scientology. Her book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology will be released on November 2, and it already has tongues wagging.
According to the Inquisitr, Remini is already dealing with blowback over the suggestion of a tell-all pulling the curtains back and sharing the secrets of Scientology. Kirstie Alley has taken it upon herself to go public, calling Remini names, and suggesting that because Remini was unhappy with her life, she is blaming the church. Representatives for the church have tried to get ahead of the press and are speaking ill of Remini and the book before actually reading it. Remini is suggesting that anyone who leaves the church is considered a traitor and an enemy.
Us Weekly Magazine reports that Remini believes that criticizing Tom Cruise is the same thing as criticizing Scientology, and vice versa.
“Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself,” she claims, adding that anyone who dares to disparage either was deemed “evil.”
But it seems that the church is contacting various press agencies so that everyone knows what they think of Remini, and not just what Remini thinks of the church.
“Given Leah Remini’s insatiable desire for attention, it comes as no surprise that for two years she has been incapable of moving on with her life and remains obsessed with shamelessly exploiting her former religion in a pathetic attempt to get publicity.”
Remini left the church in 2013 after a 30-year association. The demands of being a Scientologist in good standing was taking too much time away from her family, and she started to understand why people call it a cult.
“The decision to leave is… you’re giving up everything you’ve worked for your whole life,” she says in a preview clip of the interview, set to air on Friday, Oct. 30. “I think people need to understand that this was my whole life, and I want them to understand that this is how it happened.”
The Hollywood Reporter is suggesting that Remini hasn’t seen anything yet when it comes to the church’s response to her book. Remini will be taking part in an hour long interview/launch with ABC News on October 30, just before the book is released. In it, she describes an “us versus them” mentality when it comes to being a church member. Once you leave, you are an outcast, and church members can no longer have any association with you.
Starpulse has hinted at more of the information that will be found between the covers of the book, and they hint at why the church is up in arms. It seems that blackmail is a big part of church dealings.
“According to the Daily Mail, Remini believes that the details she spills about blackmail and control over celebrities will make many people angry because she’s exposing the inner workings of the church.”
She also talks about having to endure “behavior modification” after she dared to question church leaders about one of their wives that had gone missing. After that, she received a bill for $300,000 to pay for her modification sessions. In other words, if you step out of line, the church will snap you back into place, and you will be charged for it.
Will you be reading Leah Remini’s tell-all book?
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