The full interview can be seen here (above), but even within it, there are a couple of major points upon which to focus: namely, how Remini alleges that it's Cruise himself who could end all the Scientology controversy — and the religion itself.
Here's an interesting interchange on that exact subject (below):
Fast forward to Monday, sources say the Orange is the New Black star and the Hell or High Water actor are expecting their first child!
On Sunday, the lovebirds attended the Spotlight Awards during the Sundance Film Festival. According to an on-looker:
"Ben seemed really protective and kept very close to Laura the entire night. He was holding on to her arm as they walked in and kept by her side during the dinner… Neither of them got up much to mingle. They definitely enjoyed dinner. I noticed she finished her plate."
Considering what we know now, we totally understand why Ben was so "protective" of Laura!
In Tuesday's episode called Ask Me Anything, Part 2, the 46-year-old actress answered a series of fan-submitted questions on social media alongside special guests: Going Clear author Lawrence Wright, lawyer Ray Jeffrey, and cult behavior and deprogramming expert Steve Hassan.
At one point, the panel turned to former Scientology exec Debbie Cook, who claimed she had to commit acts like LICKING THE BATHROOM floor while serving time in "the hole" after she allegedly violated a non-disclosure agreement. OMG!
In fact, Leah actually stopped by Larry King Nowright before the holidays over the weekend to chat about all things Scientology… where she promptly challenged the "church" to sue her for a second time!
After imploring the organization to sue her for slander on Dr. Ozearlier this month, it seems the King of Queens star is still plenty confident they'd have no case.
When Larry asked Leah if she had any response to the church's claims that her Aftermath participants are proven "liars," she called them on their bluff, saying:
UPDATE 6:24 P.M. EST: The Church of Scientology has released a statement in response: "Leah Remini has repeatedly disparaged and exploited her former faith for profit and attention through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her reality TV show featuring a cast of admitted liars who to make a buck have been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years. Many of their allegations have been reviewed and discredited in courts of law. A&E's promotion of their agenda smacks of bigotry." For the Church's full response, see HERE.
If you've been watching Leah Remini's new docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath, you know there have been A TON of shocking reveals about the church.
But Tuesday night had the most surprising guest yet!
Last night's episode featured three former members of the Church of Scientology who shared stories about the group's leader David Miscavige. The most surprising of the guests though, was David's father, Ron Miscavige, who dished on his experiences with the Church and gave insight into his son's personality!
The first two former Scientologists Leah spoke to were Jeff Hawkins, who was involved in marketing found L. Ron Hubbard's promotional books in the '80s, and Tom Devocht, a member for 30 years.
Both men shared some disturbing details about their time with the organization as Hawkins revealed
On Thursday, the bizarre breakdown continued as Miz Paytas posted two new videos that were super strange. In the first clip (above), the blonde opened up about the anxiety she's felt since this whole thing unfolded, admitting she feels guilty for publicly exposing her ex.
And apparently with that anxiety came nonstop "liquidy, runny diarrhea," which she discussed IN DETAIL with her millions of subscribers!
Watch her talk about how she "can't stop sh*tting" in the 20-MINUTE video (above)!
But that's not all!
In the second clip, the El Lay resident admitted that she thinks Scientology "gets a bad rap." As if that wasn't strange enough, the 28-year-old old went off on this 13-minute tangent while sitting on her kitchen floor, drinking soda, and eating toast.