Leah Remini suing Church of Scientology

Leah Remini suing Church of Scientology

Actress Leah Remini has filed suit against the Church of Scientology and its current leader, David Miscavige.

Actress and former member of the Church of Scientology Leah Remini is suing the religious group / cult, leader David Miscavige and others, citing consistent harassment and defamation over the course of more than 15 years.

As per the official release, Leah Remini is taking on Scientology, Miscavige and Religious Technology Center, Inc. (which allegedly “enforces Scientology’s punishment orders”) like no other celebrity before, with The King of Queens actress seeking “compensatory and punitive damages…Scientology has inflicted on her and her career”, in addition to a cease and desist order.

As Remini posted on Instagram on Wednesday, “While advocating for victims of Scientology has significantly impacted my life and career, Scientology’s final objective of silencing me has not been achieved. While this lawsuit is about what Scientology has done to me, I am one of thousands of targets of Scientology over the past seven decades. People who share what they’ve experienced in Scientology, and those who tell their stories and advocate for them, should be free to do so without fearing retaliation from a cult with tax exemption and billions in assets.” She concluded her message, “With this lawsuit, I hope to protect the rights afforded to them and me by the Constitution of the United States to speak the truth and report the facts about Scientology without fear of vicious and vindictive retribution, of which most have no way to fight back.”

Leah Remini left Scientology in 2013 – after being a member since she was nine years old –but claims that the Church of Scientology started attacking her back in 2006. In 2016, she spearheaded the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which helped shed light on some of their practices and even earned Emmy and Producers Guild of America Awards. Remini is part of a small crowd of notable celebrities who have left Scientology, including Laura Prepon, although her That ‘70s Show co-star Danny Masterson has remained, allegedly attempting to use his connections to keep his image clean…This did not work.

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