The war between the Church of Scientology and Leah Remini has entered its sixth month.
The latest volley was lobbed by the Queen of Kings star who told Buzzfeed that she left the Church of Scientology for her daughter, who had reached the age of mandatory auditing and “everything the Church taught me was a lie.”
Now the church is returning fire with a vengeance.
A media spokesman for the church contacted RumorFix to tell their side of the story. Here is their statement in its entirety:
“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.
Ms. Remini was not attending Church services for years. In fact, she was upset because no one in the Church was calling her or her family, going so far as to drag her daughter into the Church to insist upon being given special treatment.
Sadly, this is the accurate, flip side of the events she now is spinning, which are absurd, insulting and motivated entirely by a desire to grab attention. We are saddened that Ms. Remini now feels compelled to attack her former faith as if there is something wrong with a good work ethic, encouragement to live a drug free life, a happy childhood and strong family – all values she and countless others experience from the strong religious community in the Church. For accurate information on the Scientology religion, our beliefs and practices and the dynamic growth of the only new religion to emerge from the 20th century, see www.scientology.org.”