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Leah Remini Reveals Disturbing Thing Church Of Scientology Asked Her To Do

Actress Leah Remini has been extremely open about her history with Scientology. Since leaving the cult-like group, she's revealed a number of disturbing experiences.

Kevin James, the star of CBS’s ‘King of Queens’, was nearly the latest celebrity to be drawn into the orbit of the Church of Scientology. This extraordinary revelation was exposed when James’ on-screen wife, who is played by Leah Remini, told ‘People’ that the Church of Scientology repeatedly tried to convince her to convert the popular television star.

"They always tried to get me to, (asking), 'Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?'" she revealed. "I was like, 'Because he's Catholic. He doesn't want anything to do with it.'" Remini was involved with the Church of Scientology for over 30 years. In 2013, after years of refusing to convert her friend, the ‘King of Queens’ co-star decided to leave the religious organization.

The Church of Scientology has developed a reputation for its obstinate recruiting procedures and controversial ‘brainwashing’ practices. "They let it go after a while, but usually you'd be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years. If they're going to come for me, they're going to come. I'm not afraid of it. I think it's disgusting, and the more they do it, the more they expose who they really are … I would like to be the face of resistance to abuse,” said Remini.

After the story was reported on by the NY Daily News, the Church of Scientology released a statement about the incident, condemning the report and implying that James’ co-star had: “repeatedly told the Church that (James) was a bully,” and that they “counseled her to be more open and communicate with him so they could get along better."

The Scientology spokesperson also slammed Remini’s statements as a publicity stunt, regarding it as “a ploy to garner more tabloid press." Ever since Remini left the Church of Scientology, she has become one of its most outspoken detractors. She even appeared in an A&E documentary, ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’, that shed light on some of the disturbing practices within the church.

Now, it looks like the popular A&E program has been renewed for a second season. Remini has promised to dig deeper into the worst parts of the organization, telling NY Daily News: "[The focus will be on] all of the abusive practices of Scientology — sexual abuse and physical abuse." A Scientology spokesperson quickly responded to Remini’s warning, saying: "Leah Remini is just an actress whose current role is starring in a scam of a show whose singular goal is to incite religious hate and violence for ratings, money and Emmy nominations."

However, Remini doesn’t seem short on work and she looks set to reappear with Kevin James on “Kevin Can Wait.” The 47-year-old actress may even be writing a follow-up book on her experiences in the Church of Scientology. Her previous book, ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’, made national headlines after she relayed some never-before-heard stories about Tom Cruise, arguably the most high-profile member of the Church of Scientology.

Source: NY Daily News
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