What a horrible person.
At the time, the religious leader had written on Twitter:
[Image via Glynn County Detention Center.]
Our hearts are truly breaking for Leah Remini right now! More and more details are surfacing after her exit from Scientology last week.
And what she's up against now is TRULY scary stuff!
Leah's sister Nicole Remini (a former Scientologist herself) called into myTalk 107.1 radio show on Tuesday to shed some light on why Leah left the religion after more than 30 years! According to her, it all started at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' 2006 wedding!
Not only did Leah allegedly question the whereabouts of Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife Shelly, she also had a problem with what went on at the ceremony!
Nicole explained how Leah was put off by what she deemed "questionable behavior", including how she thought the man who married Tom and Katie was drunk!
The oddity of the nuptials continued well on into the honeymoon, since according to Nicole, Tom invited his best man to join him and his new bride on their romantic getaway!
That best man is none other than David Miscavige! His and Tom's relationship had Leah wondering what the HELLZ was up between these two! And according to her sister, Leah raised those suspicions with a good friend and fellow follower of Scientology.
Leah's friend ended up being more loyal to the Church than she was to Leah however and REPORTED Remini for talking trash about top brass!
It wasn't long before Leah, her mother (also a member of the Church with the highest Scientology ranking) and her step-father, were all called in for questioning about their loyalty to the religion.
From then on, the Remini family was considered "not in good standing" with the Church, which led to their exit from Scientology. And once you leave, your ties to the Church and all of its members are cut COMPLETELY!
"They literally have pulled in these people and told them they had to choose between relationships with my sister and my mother or the Church. And I'm going to tell you, these people chose the church!"
Members have since de-friended Leah and her family on Facebook, and removed their testimonials from business web sites! Leah's former assistant has even allegedly UNINVITED Remini from her upcoming wedding!
According to Nicole, not one Scientology member has stuck by Leah's side through all of this!
One famous follower who is DEFINITELY not speaking to Remini is Kirstie Alley. Earlier this week, Kirstie was tweeting what looked like some mean messages aimed at Leah. But Nicole explained that Alley's shoulder has been cold for a LONG time!
Kirstie actually hasn't talked to Leah since sometime after Tom Cruise's wedding, even ignoring Leah when she asked for Alley's help with a Hurricane Sandy relief charity! According to Nicole, Kirstie NEVER returned Leah's phone calls!
It may not be just the silent treatment that Leah gets from her former Church either. New reports show that a web site called 'Who Is Leah Remini' has been created and is about to go live. Insiders say this may be the next move by Scientologists to smear Remini's good name and teach her a lesson for leaving the Church!
Be safe, Leah. And keep your head held HIGH!!! We still love you!!!
[Images via Ramey Pix.]