Thursday, June 20, 2024

Leah Remini Files Missing Person Report with LAPD on Scientology Chief’s Wife


Tony Ortega is reporting on his site ( that Leah Remini has done the bravest thing yet: she’s filed a missing persons report with the LAPD on Shelly Miscavige, the estranged wife of Scientology chief David Miscavige. In all the years that Shelly Miscavige has been “away” no other Hollywood celebrity Scientologist has bothered to do anything like this– not Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Jenna Elfman, or any of them. Only Remini has had the nerve to demand to know what happened to this woman and why no one has seen her or heard from her in years. Ortega says Remini is also concerned about a woman named Barbara Ruiz, who worked in the Scientology literary office. She’s also disappeared. Is Leah Remini going to bring down Scientology on her own? You don’t mess with a girl from Queens.

PS I’ve confirmed with the LAPD that a report has been filed. No more information is available so far. We’ll keep checking…

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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