Leah Remini Reaches Out to HBO Filmmakers, Thanks Them for Scientology Documentary

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Leah Remini has reached out to HBO filmmakers following the network's airing of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. The former King of Queens star wanted to thank HBO for broadcasting the powerful documentary.

It was back in 2013 that Leah Remini made a high-profile exit from the Church of Scientology, calling the church's leader David Miscavige out on keeping secrets from its members. She also filed a missing persons report on Shelly Miscavige, the leader's wife. She hasn't been seen in public since 2007.

Leah Remini thanked all involved with Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief via Twitter.

It was about a year ago when Leah Remini spoke out about her reasons for having left the Church of Scientology.

"They say they're loving, caring, non-judgmental people, but secretly, they were judging the world for not believing what they believed. To me, that is not a spiritual person. That's a judgmental person, and that is the person that I was. I was a hypocrite, and the worst thing you can be in this world is a hypocrite," she said.

She added that "everything the Church taught me was a lie."

After a representative of the Church of Scientology issued a statement about Leah Remini, calling her a "self-absorbed woman" as well as a woman "with an insatiable craving for attention," the Leah Remini: It's All Relative star got the last word.

“I don’t want to be known as this bitter ex-Scientologist. I’m not trying to bash anybody, and I’m not trying to be controversial. I just want people to know the truth," she said.

Leah Remini no doubt believes that these HBO filmmakers uncovered the truth in Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

Did you see the documentary about the Church of Scientology that aired on HBO Sunday night?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.