Saturday, July 13, 2024

Leah Remini Says “You Are Evil” If You Criticize Tom Cruise or Scientology in New ABC Special


Leah Remini is coming for Tom Cruise and Scientology. She’s made across the board deals with Disney’s news network to promote her book and tell the story of how she left Scientology. Good for her!

It’s ironic since ten years ago, Cruise used ABC and Diane Sawyer to promote his relationship with Katie Holmes and his love of Scientology.

“Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself… you are evil,” Remini told ABC’s Dan Harris in a new promotional clip from the interview.

I would show you the clip but ABC hasn’t given it an embed code.

“As time goes on, you start to lose touch with the real world. The mindset becomes ‘Us against them,’” Remini said. “The decision to leave is you are giving up everything you have ever known and everything you have worked for your whole life.”

The star of TV’s “King of Queens” reveals all about Scientology, its celebrities, and how she extricated her family in her new memoir, “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.”

“I feel that people need to understand this has been my whole life,” Remini said. “I want them to understand how it happens.”

I wonder how Cruise will feel about Disney turning Remini’s “outing” of him into an across-network spectacle. But I give the Mouse House and the alphabet news net a lot of credit for just taking a stand. This will only help Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear” doc from HBO another shot at at winning the Oscar, I’m sure.

Roger Friedman
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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