Quantcast

Leah Rimini Makes Dramatic Break From Scientology

Get the WebProNews Newsletter:
<
[ Life]

Leah Rimini has reportedly made a big change in her life, at quite a cost: the actress has left the Church of Scientology after donating millions of her own money to the cause due to being subjected to interrogations and “thought modification”.

“It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people,” a source said. “She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of ‘religion.’ ”

Rimini allegedly asked about Miscavige’s wife when she and several members of the Church were at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding in 2006, and was told by a high-ranking member of the organization that she didn’t have the “rank” to ask such questions. As a result, according to the New York Post, she was “investigated” and put through a thought modification process for five years.

The Church has denied these allegations, but Rimini recently released a brief statement regarding her separation from them, saying, “I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support.”

Update: Church of Scientology rep Thalia Ghiglia says that the allegations made against the Church by the unnamed “source” in the New York Post article are “categorically false”.

“The allegations of “interrogations” and “thought modification” are absurd and pure nonsense, as are all the statements made about the Church’s leader, Mr. David Miscavige,” Ghiglia told WebProNews. “Under the 25-year leadership of Mr. Miscavige, following in the footsteps of our Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the Church is enjoying tremendous expansion as shown in our new Churches opening in six continents and the many new parishioners joining their congregations.”

Leah Rimini Makes Dramatic Break From Scientology
Top Rated White Papers and Resources
  • http://www.scientology-cincinnati.org Thalia Ghiglia

    In relation to Ms. Remini: The Church respects the privacy of parishioners and has no comment.

    However, this story contains allegations that are categorically false concerning the Church’s alleged practices and activities.

    The allegations of “interrogations” and “thought modification” are absurd and pure nonsense, as are all the statements made about the Church’s leader, Mr. David Miscavige. Under the 25-year leadership of Mr. Miscavige, following in the footsteps of our Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the Church is enjoying tremendous expansion as shown in our new Churches opening in six continents and the many new parishioners joining their congregations.

    The sources for these comments have already long been discredited. The two bloggers who have been pushing this story have been obsessed for years with spreading falsehoods to smear the Church and are unreliable. More information on these sources can be found at the following website: http://www.freedommag.org/special-reports/sources.html

  • Debbie Terry

    I think the “church” of Scientolody isn’t a “Church” at all. It is bullshit. Glad to see people can still get out. And, where the hell is that man’s wife? That is what should be investigated!