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Leah Remini on Tom Cruise, Scientology: 'Us against them'

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“Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself … You are evil.”

That's what Leah Remini said in an interview with Dan Harris of 20/20, in which she details the reasons that she severed ties with the Church of Scientology.

The 45-year-old King of Queens alum joined the church as a young girl.

“As time goes on, you start to lose touch with the real world. The mindset becomes 'Us against them,’ ” Remini said. “The decision to leave is, you are giving up everything you have ever known and everything you have worked for your whole life.”

The actress also wrote about her 30 years in the church in her new memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.

“I feel that people need to understand this has been my whole life,” Remini said. “I want them to understand how it happens.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:52pm]


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