When Leah Remini chose to leave the Church of Scientology in 2013 at 43 years old, she knew it superior to most.
Raised a Scientologist by her mom from the age of 9, Remini spent over three decades in the congregation. En route, she turned into a rich and celebrated on-screen character, as well, co-featuring on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.”
I know the awfulness of the normal individual who works day and night to pay a fourth of-a-million dollars for their “religious opportunity” in Scientology.
Be that as it may, now that she is isolated from the congregation, Remini is telling the truth about Scientology’s internal workings in her new A&E arrangement, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which debuts Tuesday. What’s more, in a meeting with The Hollywood Reporter to advance the arrangement, Remini clarified exactly how much cash individuals are giving over to the congregation.
Remini said she by and by gave $3 million to the congregation, “if not more,” but rather trusts the genuine torment is experienced by individuals a great deal less affluent than her.
“I know the disaster of the normal individual who works day and night to pay a fourth of-a-million dollars for their ‘religious opportunity’ in Scientology,” Remini said.
The “disaster” Remini alludes to comes with regards to remarks made by David Miscavige, the pioneer of the Church of Scientology, who called Tom Cruise “the best case of a Scientologist.” But Remini said “those individuals” ― the non-renowned people who must hand over their well deserved cash to the congregation ― “were the case [of the best Scientologists] — not some individual who makes $10 to $20 million a photo.”
In a remark gave to The Hollywood Reporter, the Church of Scientology said Remini was attempting to “bend reality about Scientology” and “adventure [her] previous religion to make a buck.”
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” debuts Tuesday on A&E at 10 p.m. ET.
Amendment: A past adaptation of this story erroneously expressed that Leah Remini disassociated from her mom when she exited the congregation. That is inaccurate.