The world needs more statements from Leah Remini. It needs statements from her about every day she spent in Scientology. The world needs this because Leah spent every second not at work at the Church from the time she was a teen. She also has a certain standing and public profile which not only gives her a forum for speaking but also a measure of safety against any retaliation from Scientology that might befall another less well known member who tried to make the same type of statements. When Leah was a member of Scientology I didn't have many nice things to say about her. It takes a ton of courage to walk away from that group. It takes even more courage to talk about what happened because you know that every word you say is going to invite an attack against you and your family.
So, the last thing Leah or any other person who breaks free from the group is to have a weekly tabloid like US Weekly go to Scientology looking for a statement you and I and US knows will be hateful. US Weekly not only published the statement it also threw up an exclusive tag to it and they seem really proud that they got to release a statement that bashes Leah.
“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,” a rep for the Church tells Us Weekly exclusively.
It is interesting to me that the Church never said anything publicly about her need for attention when she was with them. It only bothered them after she left. I'm not sure why US Weekly is so proud of throwing a celeb under the bus like this.