Friday, February 28, 2014

US Weekly Throws Leah Remini Under A Bus

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.

39 comments:

Cleodacat said...

Kneepads has to keep Tommy Boy happy.

TalksTooMuch said...

Blah blah, she looks great!!

Cleodacat said...

Sigh, I mean US Weekly. Got excited and spooged.

Jessi said...

Ummm hello, Money talks!!

Glitter said...

US Weekly is for the low intelligence crowd.

LottaColada said...

A magazine is trying to sell issues. What else is new?

I'm sure Leah doesn't give 2 fucks what US Weekly has to say about her life.

FSP said...

Nice boobies!

rajahcat said...

I'm sure she could care less about US Weekly-whatevs

she's looking great though now that she is free.......

I'd say that is revenge enough there........living well is the best revenge

auntliddy said...

How do you know when COS spokespeople are full of shit? Their lios are moving. NO ONE is gonna believe them over Leah. Ass balloons.

Seven of Eleven said...

On the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses?

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

Like stealing IRS records, Operation Snow White, conning millions of people, brainwashing aka auditing, infiltration of the government to gain IRS status as a church - none of those are unethical, but Carrie Heffernen asking "Where's Shelley?", now THAT is a major Thetan penalty!

Watch your back, Leah!

rajahcat said...

breaking news-another Kennedy acquittal

they really are teflon

no matter how many they kill or maim.......weird

Nutty_Flavor said...

Look, it's standard journalistic practice to get a quote from 'the other side' whenever you write a news story, as opposed to news analysis or an opinion blog. You talk to Robin Thicke, you try to get ahold of Paula Patton for a comment, and vice versa. You talk to a Democratic meathead, you get a Republican meathead to respond.

Scientology's credibility is pretty low, but if Lea wants to trash about Scientology, it's fair enough that Scientology is asked for a reply. The reply is printed, and readers can take it or leave it. Most will probably leave it.

Bruce Jenner said...

I'd like to throw the folks at Us Weekly under a bus. What a low rent news source.

Renoblondee said...

Nice religion that would expel a member. Go Leah!

Leekalicious said...

@auntliddy LOL at Ass Balloons
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I wonder what ethical lap$e$ Leah committed. Money seems to buy a lot of understanding and forgiveness - like indulgences in the old Catholic church.

WareCat said...

That's a great pic of her.

crila16 said...

Maybe the head writer or editor is a scientologist and got death threats if they didn't write that. Who knows...I just knew the church was crazy before Lisa left, and my views haven't changed since after she left.

Lord Disick said...

Word to Bruce. Those rags sicken me.

hollywood dime said...

How is printing a statement throwing her under the bus? I'm not sure you know what that phrase means.

Dexamyl said...

US was never really a knock-off People (which is already lowbrow). It's always featured tabloid content in a magazine form.

Seven of Eleven said...

LOL @ Cleo! Spooged and Tommy FTW!

urban chaos said...

Taking a statement from the cult of CO$ is pretty lame..but tommy girl does have bigger star power.

Sherry said...

Really there are people out there who will ask about these "ethical lapses". Of course none will be produced. Like Seven pointed out the churches lapses are far more profound.

FSP..You got me going into the rabbit hole looking up WengWeng.

Kimba said...

@hollywood dime, yup wondering where's the bus?
Unless your travelling, who still buys these mags when you can get it off the web (hello yous) - for free or read it by the time you get thru check-out?

LR will be fine, she has a ton of supporters & protectors.
Plus she looks great.

__-__=__ said...

That's a lame statement if I've ever seen one. COS should have better writers. They do look like Ass Balloons!

Sugar said...

Keep talking, Leah!

PJ said...

How in the hell is this "church's" never ending, consistent defense against defectors who go public ALWAYS the exact same bullsh*t: "They're just lying. Every.Single.Thing. they're saying about us-no matter how many years or even decades they spent as loyal members before leaving-is just LIES." You'd think that all the money they have at their disposal due to a totally unwarranted tax-exempt status would allow them to come up with something a little bit more convincing and creative...

auntliddy said...

Raja, i read some of court transcript, and i dont even see how it went to trial. The state had to prove she KNOWINGLY took the wrong pill, then KNEW she was having side effects but refused to pull over. Now how on earth can that be oroven beyond a reasonable doubt? I think she is guilty of dwi, but i dont think it was on purpose or malicious. She shld be fined and pay all damages however and have license suspended.

Becca Parker said...

Nah, they bribed the jury. I wish I could look into what luxury items & trips some of them take in the near future!

sarah.estell said...

How is this throwing her under the bus? They interviewed her. Then they asked Scientology for a comment and published their statement. Had they not, they might have been sued. Had they asked and not published, they might have been sued.

NomNom83 said...

I don't know a single person who buys into Scientology. Not even in a *shoulder shrug* "freedom of religion" kind of way. Any time it has come up -- among friends, family, strangers -- there is consensus that it is a cult. Maybe I'm the one in the bubble, but I just don't buy that too many people who aren't in the church will let this statement color their opinion of Remini. If they even care to begin with.

Kimba said...

I know a really cool dude, a Dude. Known for a few years, last week he told me he was a $ci, I took a gulp and carried on like I didn't hear. Same with conspiratorialists, it's a religion like any other, not talking god with anyone. It's all crazy talk to me.

KhloeK said...

Us Weekly can suck it!

Leah looks fantastic in that pic!

#workgirl

Hammer_Girl said...

@NomNom- A close blood relative of mine has recently been recruited by the Co$. One of the stipulations were that he had to sever all ties with his family. He said no problem. So he tells his wife of more than 20 yrs that he is quitting his job and leaving her and their 2 kids. Welllll his dumbass didn't quite think things through, not the Co$ doesn't want him because he is unemployed. And his wife has filed for divorce, therefore he is sleeping in his truck located in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

FSP said...

@Sherry - it runs deep!

MadLyb said...

US Weekly is probably the crappiest rag out there, and that's saying something. They're worse than kneepads.

Cee Kay said...

Is there anyone - anyone at all - who actually believes a word uttered by the Scio goons? It seems kinda pointless to ask their opinion on anything, frankly. Epic fail, US Weekly.

bellaluna said...

Oh Hammer, I'm so sorry to hear that.

bellaluna said...

Yeah, but for second - generation SCI-CO$ like Leah, Giovani, and Juliette, it's very difficult to get out of that nut farm.