Sunday, August 4, 2013
Actress Remini Will Write Memoir After Leaving Scientology
Actress Leah Remini, one of the most prominent celebrities to leave the Church of Scientology, is planning to publish memor about her life, a source close to the actrss said. It is not known how much avtress will divulge about the church in which she was raised, but actress has received a number of offers from publishers, the source told Reuter Friday. Remeni. 43, who is best known for her role in ther CBS comedy," King of Queens", has given explanation on why she choose to split from the church that lists Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its members. Last month the New York Post newspaper first reported that Remini had left the church after ' after being subjected to years of 'interogations 'and thought modification' for questioning leader David Miscavige's rule. To date a handful of Scientology's celebrity members have left the church, but none has published an account of their life there. Film director Paul Haggis, who along with actress and Criuse's ex-wife Katie Holms are among the church's high profile defections, has spoken publicly about his experiences and disagreement with the church's policies. Earlier this week wrote an open letter published in the Hollywood Reporter trade magazine expressing support for Remini, who he said has come under attack from the celebrities in the church. " I can not express how much I asdmire Leah, Haddis wrote, her parents, her family , her friends almost all were Sciectologists, the stakes for her were so much higher than for me, her decision to leave were so much braver." Jenna Miscavige Hill, the church leader's niece, published a memoir in February, "Beyonf Belied My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape" that details her life growing up in the religion until she left in 2005. Scientology, which was founded in 1954 by scince fiction writer L Ron Hubbard. describes his practice as reliogn and believes man is an immortal being whose experience extends beyond one lifetime. Critics of the church say the reliogn is a cult and accuse Scientologists pf harrassing people who seek to quit. Miscavige succeeded Hubbard as leader of Scientology in 1987.