Leah Remini was quick to thank the makers of the HBO documentary on Scientology, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, and support their work.
Going Clear was meant to expose some of the darker elements behind Scientology and give a clearer understanding of what goes on in their world.
Leah Remini famously left the religion in 2013, and since then has not been shy about exposing the lesser known and creepier side of Scientology.
In an interview last year, Leah Remini said, “I don’t want to be known as this bitter, ex-Scientologist,” adding, “I’m not trying to bash anybody and I’m not trying to be controversial. I just want people to know the truth.”
Well apparently, Leah Remini thinks that Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief did a good job of letting people know the truth.
Thank you to the brave who did something about it. And to those who didn't have a voice, you do now. #GoingClear
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) March 30, 2015
The truth for Leah Remini wasn’t pretty. She described her life after her mother brought them to Florida, just before she turned 10, to live in the Scientology compound as miserable and a terrible one for a child to have to endure.
Leah Remini said, “We went from a middle-class lifestyle [in Brooklyn, N.Y.] to living in a roach-infested motel with six other girls off a freeway in Clearwater.”
She added, “We were separated from our mother. We had to sign billion-year contracts we didn’t understand. And we kept saying, ‘Why are you doing this to us? Why are we here?’”
Leah Remini went on to describe the awful child labor that she endured before her mother finally left the compound with her daughters.
“We were working from morning until night with barely any schooling.”
She added, “There was no saying no. There was no being tired. There was no, ‘I’m a little girl who just lost her father and everything I’ve ever known.’ There was only, ‘Get it done.’”
What do you think of Leah Remini’s support of the new Going Clear documentary?