Leah Remini opened up to “20/20” in an interview about her exit from the controversial church of Scientology and she is also on the cover of the latest issue of People discussing it again. Like Khloe Kardashian before her, it was probably just press that was scheduled in order to promote her new book “Troublemaker” which is out today.
Leah revealed that she was introduced to the religion when she was eight-years-old by her mother, but at 43, she had to leave it behind. When she was a member of the Sea Org, she cleaned roach-infested hotel rooms for little to no pay and spent a year doing manual labor.
Of her exit, she said, “I’ve been given a second chance at life and so has my family. It’s like a rebirth.”
She said that she made the difficult decision to leave the church, despite worrying that she would never see her family members again. According to the church, one must disconnect from anyone who leaves the church. Luckily for Leah, her family members went with her. She said, “They simply put family ahead of the Church, which is oftentimes not the case with Scientology families. I am lucky and blessed.”
She added, “It wasn’t an easy thing to do.”
Of the book, she said, “It’s about me being flawed.”