Monday, April 22, 2024

Leah Remini Responds to Scientology Movie Makers: “Thank you to the brave who did something about it”


Leah Remini and her family left Scientology in 2013 and had a brutal falling out. Attack dog Kirstie Alley went after her publicly. Her friends for life in the cult “disconnected” from her, and she’s never heard from them again. She told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show: “These are friends that we’ve had for dozens of years. But I have great friends that are not in the church that have stood by us, and our family is stronger, we’re together, and that’s all I could ask for.”

But Remini stood her ground. Overnight she sent out a Tweet thanking the people who made the movie “Going Clear” now showing on HBO:

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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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