Leah Remini and Scientology concerns she had over raising her daughter, Sofia, in the organization, made her get out. Two years later she applauds a documentary that aired Sun. exposing Scientology and its hidden secrets. She calls it “brave” since very few are willing to speak up about the mysterious world of the religious organization.
Director Alex Gibney’s created a documentary from Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” It interviews former members of the religion exposing the alleged abuse and scare tactics used in Scientology by leader, David Miscavige. Leah tweeted after the HBO special: “Thank you to the brave who did something about it. And to those who didn’t have a voice, you do now. #GoingClear”.
Remini also wrote an official quote to blogger, Tony Ortega: “I wanted to thank the people who are in it and have worked so hard. You, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun, Marc Headley, Tom DeVocht, Lawrence Wright, Alex Gibney, and HBO. And Paul Haggis in particular for what he wrote on your website the other day. What Paul wrote is so exactly right.”
Leah Remini and Scientology weren’t meshing well and that’s when the former “King of Queens” actress decided to leave in 2013. As Huffington Post wrote, Remini had been in the church since she was 10-years-old. When she chose to separate herself from the religious institution, she exposed some dark details about what she experienced. She said of her younger years in Scientology: “We were working from morning until night with barely any schooling. There was no saying no. There was no being tired. There was no, ‘I’m a little girl who just lost her father and everything I’ve ever known.’ There was only, ‘Get it done.'”
The 45-year-old says that although the organization was hard on her as a child, it also helped her develop a good work ethic. It was a horrendous experience for a child, however. Leah Remini and Scientology affiliations she once had are history. She’s glad to see that others are willing to expose the religion for what she deems it to be.