Leah Remini Says Scientology Made Her ‘Lose Touch With the Real World’

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Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini claims being critical of Tom Cruise ‘is being critical of Church itself’ in interview about life as a member.

“The decision to leave is you are giving up everything you have ever known and everything you have worked for your whole life,” Remini said during an interview with ABC. “As time goes on, you start to lose touch with the real world.” Her full interview airs Friday, Oct. 30. (PHOTOS: Here’s The Actress The Church Of Scientology ‘Assigned’ As Tom Cruise’s Girlfriend After His Divorce) Former Scientologist Leah Remini has claimed Tom Cruise had an overwhelming influence on the controversial Church in an interview about her time as a high ranking member.Since even before the religion’s most prominent member, Tom Cruise, jumped on Oprah’s couch, Scientology has been a source of intrigue — especially because of its appeal to Hollywood.Actress Leah Remini is continuing to discuss her very public split with Scientology, telling ABC’s “20/20″ in an upcoming interview that those who criticize fellow actor Tom Cruise — a prominent member of the secretive religion — are considered “evil.” “Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself … you are evil,” Remini, 45, said in a preview clip for the full interview, which is set to air on October 30.

So when ex-Scientology members — and famous faces — offer to pull back the curtain, we wait hungrily to see what they’ll say, as in Lawrence Wright’s fascinating and chilling book Going Clear, and Alex Gibney’s documentary of the same name (based on Wright’s book). In addition to speaking about her own experiences within the organization, the former “King of Queens” star also has some words for Scientology’s number one celebrity figurehead, Tom Cruise.

She also shared some of the inside details of her more than three decades as a Scientologist, explaining the mindset that takes form, and the difficulties that come along with leaving the religion behind. “People need to understand. Remini had reportedly climbed the echelons of the Church, eventually reaching the third highest spiritual level, ‘Operation Thetan Leval Five’, before her departure.

Earlier this year the actress Carmen Llywelyn wrote an essay claiming she had been labelled a “suppressive person” and cut off from her ex-husband Jason Lee. It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses.” Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology will air on all ABC New programmes on 30 October.

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