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« on: July 12, 2013, 08:57:14 AM »

                                                            Leah Remini quits Church of Scientology    some of the press...


 USA TODAY  July 11, 2013

                    The 'King of Queens' star has reportedly had it with the Church's policies.

One of Scientology's famous followers -- which include Tom Cruise and John Travolta — has apparently quit the Church.

King of Queens star Leah Remini is making a "dramatic break" from the Church of Scientology, reports the New York Post. A source tells the Post that Remini is quitting because of policies that don't allow parishioners to question leader David Miscavige's management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order. She also reportedly doesn't agree that followers must cease contact with family members branded as "suppressive persons" if they choose to leave the church.

"It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people," a source said of her decision. "She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of 'religion.'"

Remini's rep has not responded to USA TODAY's request for comment.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/07/11/leah-remini-quits-church-of-scientology/2509647/

                           'King of Queens' actress Leah Remini quits Scientology, calls church 'corrupt' (Video)

http://www.examiner.com/article/king-of-queens-actress-leah-remini-quits-scientology-calls-church-corrupt

http://rumorfix.com/2013/07/did-leah-remini-leave-the-church-of-scientology/

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20716538,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/leah-remini-quits-scientology-after-daring-to-question-church-leader-david-miscavige-0711/

Actress Leah Remini 'quits' Scientology after 30 years over claims she was forced to have 'thought modification' treatment following incident at Tom Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360234/King-Queens-actress-Leah-Remini-quits-Scientology.html


                                      Leah Remini Flees Scientology

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/07/leah-remini-flees-scientology/67071/
                                 
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 08:18:03 AM »

                                The last 12 hours of Google "Scientology " News alerts...


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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 08:21:40 AM »

                                              Leah Remini thanks public for support after leaving Scientology

By John R. Kennedy   Global News

TORONTO — Actress Leah Remini confirmed  Thursday that she has left Scientology.

“I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues and fans from around the world,” the former King of Queens star said in a statement. “I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support.”

Remini, 43, had been a member of the controversial church for about three decades. Scientology boasts celebrity followers like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Will Smith.

According to the New York Post, Remini walked away after allegedly being subjected to “interrogations” and “thought modification” for questioning the leadership of David Miscavige.

A rep for Scientology denied the allegations.

Remini isn’t the first high-profile person to leave the church. Canadian director Paul Haggis quit in 2009 after 35 years and publicly criticized Scientology for its opposition to equal marriage rights in California.

“I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated,” Haggis said at the time.

http://globalnews.ca/news/712711/leah-remini-thanks-public-for-support-after-leaving-scientology/
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 08:23:32 AM »

                                      Leah Remini Leaves Scientology After Threatening Leader With Police


http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/07/12/leah-remini-scientology-quits-threatens-leader/
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 11:12:32 AM »

                         EXCLUSIVE: 'Uncle David won't be happy - all he cares about is PR': Scientology leader David Miscavige's outspoken niece hails Leah Remini as 'fantastic and brave'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2362113/Scientology-leader-David-Miscaviges-outspoken-niece-hails-Leah-Remini-fantastic-brave.html#ixzz2YsMerQkL
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 09:30:40 AM »

                                     
                                                                      Scientology leadership questioned

LOS ANGELES - The departure of US actress Leah Remini from the Church of Scientology this week raised new questions about the relationship top leaders assume with their high-profile Hollywood members and their ability to retain them.

The New York Post, which first reported Remini's defection on Thursday, said the actress chose to leave after "being subjected to years of 'interrogations' and 'thought modification' for questioning leader David Miscavige's rule," citing an unnamed source.

Remini, 43, best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan in the CBS comedy King of Queens, released a statement thanking supporters on Thursday, but both she and her representatives declined to comment on her reasons for leaving the church.

It was not possible to independently confirm Miscavige's role in Remini's departure.

The Church of Scientology had no comment on Remini leaving the movement but said the allegations against Miscavige and the characterization of interrogations were "categorically false."

Miscavige, 53, who became the church's leader in 1987, refocused Scientology as a celebrity-friendly religion that depended on the name recognition and deep pockets of Hollywood stars, said Janet Reitman, the author of Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion.

"Celebrities are treated better than any other human being with that organisation," she said. "They are the kings and queens of Scientology."

But Remini's departure suggests that celebrities are feeling uncomfortable in the church, especially if leadership is putting them through what Scientology calls security checks, an intense confessional, Reitman said.

"That used to be something the church was careful not to do," the author added. "They would do anything they could to make them comfortable because they needed them."

http://ewn.co.za/2013/07/13/Scientology-leadership-questioned

http://www.oregonlive.com/celebrity-news/index.ssf/2013/07/_favorite_people_2.html

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/viewart/20130713/LIFE/307130034/Actress-Leah-Remini-breaks-Scientology

http://www.cochranetimes.com/2013/07/13/can-scientology-maintain-its-celebrity-base

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 06:59:28 PM »

                            LEAH REMINI BLOWBACK: Kirstie Alley Calls for Scientology Celeb Strategy Session

From Tony Ortega`s site.

Posted on 14 July 2013

http://tonyortega.org/2013/07/14/leah-remini-blowback-kirstie-alley-calls-for-scientology-celeb-strategy-session/
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 08:51:33 AM »

                                     Warning Sign Surfaces: Attack On Leah Remini Appears Imminent After Leaving Scientology

Posted on Jul 15, 2013

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Just days after Leah Remini confirmed she left the Church of Scientology,  a website was registered that is identical to other websites attacking   ex-church members and critics.

On July 11, WhoIsLeahRemini.com was registered with GoDaddy.com. The website isn’t live yet, and doesn’t have any content.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Stars Who Are Scientologists

Interestingly, during e-mail communications with a spokesperson with the Church of Scientology regarding former member Mike Rinder, and journalist, Tony Ortega, we were told, “I provide links with documentation of their (Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega).”

Former high ranking member, Marty Rathbun, and now practicing independent Scientologist, also is the subject of a website, whoismartyrathbun.com. Ex-Scientologists, Amy Scobbe and Tom DeVocht have similar websites dedicated to airing their dirty laundry.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Tom Cruise’s Tricked Out SUV Made By Scientology Church Members

RadarOnline.com has been unable to confirm any ties between the websites and the Church of Scientology.

But now it looks like the first step has been taken to subject Remini to the same treatment as other people viewed as anti-Scientology.

King of Queens star Leah Remini‘s decision to leave Scientology infuriated Kirstie Alley who questioned church executives about what they were going to do about the situation.

Alley is one of Scientology’s high-profile celebrities, along with Tom Cruise and John Travolta and has not publicly commented on Remini’s defection from the church.

PHOTOS:  Scientology Celebrity Centre Celebrates Anniversary With Famous Members

But journalist Tony Ortega, who broke the story of Remini dumping Scientology, claims in a new report that Alley is angry at Remini and a meeting was called for church officials to brief celebrities on the situation.

Ortega, whose anti-Scientology website broke the story of Remini leaving the church, claims in his new report:

A meeting was called for Alley and other celebrities to get a briefing from church executives about what was going on and what they planned to do about it. The meeting was held at the home of Melinda Brownstone – a longtime Scientologist.

On July 10, Alley sent out this cryptic tweet: “the sweetest poison is often served with a smile…beware syrup.” Ortega claims that tweet was directed at Remini and that Alley made several calls asking church officials what they were going to do about the defection.

PHOTOS: Life After Scientology For Jenna Miscavige-Hill

But Remini’s defection has caused major ripples about Scientology and its leadership, with multiple sources claiming Remini ­like others­ is fed up with the church’s leadership, rather than its ideals.Brownstone, according to Ortega, is the godmother of Remini’s daughter. Brownstone refused to comment on the situation to Ortega, according to his report.

Remini released one statement and has stayed quiet about the specifics behind her decision to abandon the church. The church has angrily denounced reports that she was subject to “thought modification” and nefarious speculation about whey church leader David Miscavige‘s wife has rarely been seen in public in the last five years. (Ortega says she has been seen once in all that time and Remini questioned why, setting off a years-long chain of events that led to her departure.)

But now it looks like the first step has been taken to subject Remini to the same treatment as other people viewed as anti-Scientology.

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/07/leah-remini-under-attack-scientology-website/

http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2013/07/kirstie-alley-livid-leah-remini-leaving-scientology-she-says-dont-believe-everything

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kirstie-alley-slams-leah-remini-after-scientology-exit-report-2013157

                   'I thought she was my friend... f*** her': Staunch Scientologist Kirstie Alley posts cryptic tweet as Leah Remini makes dramatic exit from Church

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2364389/Scientologist-Kirstie-Alley-posts-cryptic-tweet-Leah-Remini-makes-dramatic-exit-Church-I-thought-friend.html#ixzz2Z9KoeAPj
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 09:09:33 AM »

                                              Michelle Stafford quits 'The Young & The Restless" after 16 years..

She & her friend, Meliisa Brownstone (who met with Krustie Alley & other Scilon friends yesterday to discuss how to handle the 'Leah Remini problem') is promoting the witch's next project.. The Stafford Project, a web series premiering in August.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?32357-Michelle-Stafford-quits-The-Young-amp-The-Restless-quot-after-16-years
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 08:39:46 AM »

                            Kirstie Alley Slams Speculation She Bashed Leah Remini for Leaving Church of Scientology

http://au.eonline.com/news/439437/kirstie-alley-slams-speculation-she-bashed-leah-remini-for-leaving-church-of-scientology


                           Kirstie Alley 'Livid' With Leah Remini For Leaving Church Of Scientology (UPDATE)
The Huffington Post  |  By Cavan Sieczkowski   

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/kirtstie-alley-leah-remini_n_3598050.html



                           Kirstie Alley denies she’s upset over Leah Remini's Scientology departure

The ‘Cheers’ star took to Twitter to deny she’s upset over Leah Remini’s decision to leave the controversial church.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/kirstie-alley-upset-leah-remini-scientology-split-report-article-1.1399799#ixzz2ZF8CcoVB

                                       
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 04:26:17 PM »

                      Scientology Crisis: Ex-High-Ranking Church Officials Urge Top Stars To Quit In Wake Of Leah Remini’s Exit

Posted on Jul 16, 2013

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John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and other celebrity Scientologists are being urged to “strip off the rose-colored glasses” and quit the controversial religion in the wake of actress Leah Remini‘s controversial exit.

Some of the highest profile Scientology defectors and critics have told RadarOnline.com that the 43-year-old’s actress’ decision to walk out on the House of Xenu — after reportedly being subjected to years of ‘interrogations’ and ‘thought modifications’ — should serve as a wake-up call.

“Strip off the rose-colored glasses. Look beyond the surface of what you endorse,” said Amy Scobee, a former high-ranking Church executive who fulfilled various management positions – including at the Celebrity Centre sector – during 27 years in the Church.

“Evil may be hard to confront, but the information is readily available if you care to know the truth.”

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Sinar Parmen, the former personal chef to the founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, said the church’s star poster children should investigate why others, like Paul Haggis and Jason Beghe, chose to sever ties.

When Academy award-winning director Haggis left the church in 2009, he cited how he was “ashamed of my own stupidity, of how I’d been — could have been so purposely blind for so many years.”

“The celebrities definitely need to really observe how the church has changed and note the now obvious truths of the characteristics of what the Church of Scientology has transformed itself into,” said Parmen, who worked at Cruise’s 1990 wedding to ex-wife to Nicole Kidman. He remained inside Scientology for 20 more years before becoming disillusioned enough to leave permanently.

Added Mike Rinder, the former chief spokesman of the Church of Scientology who quit in 2007: “Wake up and smell the coffee.”

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“It should tell them something that the church in response to the avalanche of media does not deny disconnection of families or that Miscavige’s wife has been ‘disappeared,’” he added.

The discontent from former loyalists is unlikely to come as a surprise to the embattled church: Scobee, Rinder and Parmen have all been outspoken critics since their decision to leave. Indeed, the church has labelled Rinder, one of its highest profile defectors, as an untrustworthy source and a bitter former employee who was removed from his senior post for “gross malfeasance.”

“There has been a mass exodus of high ranking members in the past few years who have been disillusioned by the the way David Miscavige is running Scientology,” Mark Bunker, a Scientology filmmaker, told RadarOnline.com.

“For years, former members had kept silent out of fear of retribution. Lately, many have been willing to speak up and that courageousness is important because it gives others the strength to speak out and either seek changes or walk away from the abuses.”

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Bunker said he hopes the ex-King of Queens star actually speaks out about her reason for leaving.

“My understanding is that Leah’s whole family stands with her which is wonderful news but Leah still faces losing many of her closest friends,” he added.

“I hope she realizes that if she speaks out she will be helping those very friends along with all the other members of an organization which has meant so much to her over the years.  She may not like the leadership but I know she likes the people she left behind.

“A lot of celebrities credit Scientology for their success but the truth is Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise because he is Tom Cruise, not because of Scientology. There is an indefinable star power built into the man.

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“He may have picked up some pointers along the way in Scientology that helped him but it boils down to the star charisma that Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Tom Hanks and so many others have had without a single lick of advice from L. Ron Hubbard.

“If Scientology was the reason Cruise succeeded then every Scientologist would be as successful as Tom Cruise but the Scientology Celebrity Center is packed with people whose careers have stalled, peaked or never taken off.  Like always, Scientology takes the credit for the success of Cruise but blames the failures on the individual Scientologist. And Scientology won’t harm your career if you leave.  Many more doors will open up.

“My advice to Leah is to speak from the heart and tell the truth.  Don’t fear the church… You are no shrinking violet.  You can stand up to them.  They came after Paul Haggis and he’s still standing… They came after Jason Beghe and his career is stronger than ever.”

The Church has so far been silent of Remini’s decision to leave, saying it “respects the privacy of parishioners and has no further comment.”

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But the organization added, “on a broader level, please note the following, which is not to be construed as a comment about Ms. Remini. We have read numerous allegations about the Church in the coverage of this story that are categorically false, alleging so-called policies and practices.

“The allegations of ‘interrogations’ and ‘thought modification’ are absurd and pure nonsense, as are all the statements made about the Church’s leader, Mr. David Miscavige.

“Under the 25-year leadership of Mr. Miscavige, following in the footsteps of our Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the Church is enjoying tremendous expansion as shown in our new churches opening in six continents and the many new parishioners joining their congregations.”

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/07/scientology-crisis-ex-high-ranking-church-officials-urge-top-stars-to-quit-in-wake-of-leah-riminis-exit/
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 04:31:41 PM »

                           Quick time player required...

 Leah's sister Nicole Remini gives radio interview about Leah leaving
short but good. not sure why the media hasn't picked this up yet...

http://www.mytalk1071.com/gossip/?var=LISTEN_Leah_Reminis_Sister_Nicole_Talks_to_LoJ071513

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 09:32:46 AM »

                              Leah Remini’s Sister Reveals All The Details About Star’s Scientology Defection: This Is Going To Get Ugly

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 08:48:41 AM »

              Drama Behind Scientology Exit: Katie Holmes And Kirstie Alley Wrote ‘Reports’ About Leah Remini To Church, Sister Claims

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The drama behind King of Queens star Leah Remini’s defection from Scientology after 37 years has grown more intense, with Leah’s sister Nicole claiming that both Katie Holmes and Kirstie Alley wrote reports to the church about the star.

Nicole, a former Scientologist, has dropped a series of bombshells about why Leah decided to leave the church, as RadarOnline has reported.

In a new interview she claims that both Holmes and Alley wrote ‘knowledge reports’ to the church about Remini’s behavior – behavior that the church viewed as negative.

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The bizarre events behind the scenes at Scientology, filled with A-list star power, are now being described by former members for the first time.

Remini encountered trouble at Tom Cruise’s wedding to Holmes in 2006 when she tried to help her friend Jennifer Lopez change her seating assignment.

In a new interview Nicole told former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega that Lopez asked Leah to see if she could help get her seat changed.

“She wanted to sit with Leah, and so Leah went to make it happen,” Nicole said. But a Hollywood publicist “took exception to Leah’s request and complained to Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise that Leah was causing a scene,” Ortega writes that Nicole told him.

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“Later, Leah asked other people at the event if she had caused a scene and they said she hadn’t, Nicole says.”

Nicole says Leah told a Scientologist friend what happened and the friend submitted a report to the church, taking Leah’s side.

That led to four people – including Holmes – writing ‘knowledge reports’ to the church about Leah and the “incident,” claims Nicole.

“They wrote that Leah was an embarrassment to Scientology,” Nicole says. “They said she ruined the wedding. All she did was ask to change her seat.”

Nicole has previously claimed that Leah’s questioning of why church leader David Miscavige’s wife was not at the wedding and is rarely seen in public also caused the church to come down on her.

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When Leah returned from the wedding in Italy the church told her to go to Scientology’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, Nicole told Ortega, adding Leah thought she would be moving up on the ladder that is part of the religion.

But far from spiritual enlightenment, Leah was put on “a brutal combination of sec-checks and something called ‘The Truth Rundown,’” Ortega writes from Nicole’s interview.

“She didn’t get to go to OT 7,” Nicole said of Leah’s time in Florida and attempt to progress in the religion. What’s more, “after three months, they charged her $300,000,” Nicole says.

And Leah’s older sister also claims that Kirstie Alley filed a ‘knowledge report’ about Leah years later.

In 2011 Paul Haggis left the church, leading to a major magazine article about his objections to certain church practices.

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Leah “reached out” to Haggis on Twitter, says Nicole.

“This time, however, it was Kirstie Alley who turned Leah in, writing a Knowledge Report about Leah’s Twitter interaction with Haggis,” Ortega writes, based on Nicole’s interview.

“Nicole says Leah found out about Alley’s report from an ethics officer (of the church).”

Now tensions are simmering just below the surface between Alley and Nicole, with Alley sending out cryptic tweets claiming “a lie is being perpetuated.”

She has not named Leah or Nicole but Nicole has slammed Kirstie for her behavior toward Leah.

The storm surrounding Leah’s departure from Scientology shows no signs of lifting.

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In various comments to Radar, a spokesperson for the church has attacked Ortega, accusing him of being an anti-Scientology crusader.

But Nicole has been a harder target for the church, because she grew up as a Scientologist and when she left years ago she did not publicly bash it.

A Scientology spokesperson issued this statement to Radar about Nicole and her claims from the Cruise wedding plus other charges that Scientologists have been told to “disconnect” or break ties with Leah:

“The statements by Ms. Remini-Wiskow are absurd. Considering how big a wedding it was and her sister’s comments published in the media about what a good time everyone had, it is pretty unbelievable this is the story being told. Further, she hasn’t been in the Church since 2005, has no personal knowledge of any events described and knows firsthand that her own sister did not “disconnect” from her. Contrary to myths spouted by… anti-Scientologists, the Church cannot and does not “order” any parishioner to disconnect. Such a decision always has been and remains a deeply personal choice made entirely by the individual. This has been spelled out clearly on our website for years.”

Scientology also claims that Miscavige’s wife is still around, fine and active in the church.

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/07/katie-holmes-kirstie-alley-wrote-scientology-reports-leah-remini/
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 08:55:24 AM »

                              Howard Stern on Scientology: Discusses Kirstie Alley, Not Weight, but Attack of Leah Remini Facebook


http://www.classicalite.com/articles/2051/20130717/howard-stern-scientology-discusses-kirstie-alley-weight-attack-leah-remini.htm
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