WJBD Radio


Now Playing


WJBD - Entertainment - Church of Scientology Reacts to Leah Remini's Latest Comments

Church of Scientology Reacts to Leah Remini's Latest Comments

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(LOS ANGELES) -- The Church of Scientology is not pleased that Leah Remini continues to publicly address her well-documented decision to leave the Church last year.

In a new interview with BuzzFeed, the actress says the major reason why she broke off from the Church was her concern for her 9-year-old daughter, Sofia, who was reaching the age when she would begin to be, to paraphrase Remini, acclimated into the Church.

Remini explains that when she was a child, her mother was so dedicated to the Church that she began to resent her.

She continues, “It’s funny; somehow my father, the guy who left his kids and never paid child support, was excluded from my resentment and I grew up resenting my mother for not being home to make food, like all my friends’ moms were. But my mom thought she was doing something good; she thought she was helping the planet. That’s what the Church tells you.”

“In my house, it’s family first -- but I was spending most of my time at the Church,” Remini says.

“So, I was saying ‘family first,’ but I wasn’t showing that. I didn’t like the message that sent my daughter,” she adds.

The Church of Scientology has responded to Remini’s BuzzFeed interview with some strong words.

A rep for the Church tells Us Weekly, "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.”

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

See other Entertainment news:

“Game of Thrones” Cast Gets Big Pay Raise
“SNL’s” Michael Che Slammed for Comments on Viral Catcall Video
After Internet Leak, Kaley Cuoco Advises, 'Don't Take Naked Photos'
Iggy Azalea Claims "SNL" Photoshopped Her Facial Moles
“Nightcrawler,” “Before I Go To Sleep,” “Saw” Re-Release Open Friday

This Site logo