After losing three decades of her life to the Church of Scientology, actress Leah Remini is unapologetic about her plans to blow the lid from the inner workings of the controversial religion.
The book, titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, is out next month, and is said to include a scathing review of her former friends, and current members, Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley.
The King of Queens actress, who describes the church as "ruthless", also alleges that their indoctrination techniques include blackmail and abuse - claims the church denies.
And as you’d expect, the mum-of-one has made a fierce opponent out of the powerful organisation and its loyal followers.
“Given Leah Remini’s insatiable desire for attention, it comes as no surprise that for two years she’s been incapable of moving on with her life and is obsessed with shamelessly exploiting her former religion in a pathetic attempt at publicity,” a spokesperson for the Church revealed in a statement after the news of her new book was announced.
Leah’s former friend Kirstie ripped her to shreds on the Howard Stern show back in 2013, declaring, “When you decide to blanket statement that Scientology is evil, you are my enemy… she’s a bigot.”
But make no mistake; Leah won’t be going down without one hell of a fight.
“I needed to send a message of ‘this is what I’m doing’, and I have to make a public statement about it or I’m just not taking a stand for anything,” Leah told Access Hollywood.
After being brought into the church as a small girl by her mother, Leah says she feels a responsibility to not let the same thing happen to her own daughter.
“I didn't want to raise my daughter in the church because from what I experienced and what I saw, the church becomes everything, your mother, your father, your everything. You are dependent on the church,” she explained recently.
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