Leah Remini’s book was just released last Tuesday, but quotes have leaked out ever since late October about her dealings with the Church of Scientology and its main member Tom Cruise. She said in excerpts that Tom was like a child who was never told no, he liked to play hide and seek on the grounds of his home and he yelled at staff members over cookie dough.
Now that she has written a book disparaging the religion, the Church issued a statement basically saying that she was using her experiences within the church to keep herself relevant. Despite that, Tom Cruise was pledging his allegiance to the religion at a Scientology summit on the weekend of October 23rd.
The gala, which Scientology brass say was Âattended by more than 7,500 guests, celebrated the â€œsweeping accomplishment and spectacular triumphâ€ of the groupâ€™s â€œimpact as a planetary force for the humanitarian uplift and social betterment.â€ Leader David Miscavige gave a three-hour speech and gave out the churchâ€™s â€œFreedom Medals,â€ and the event included a black-tie ÂPatrons Ball.
Images on social media showed Cruise on the scene. Gabriela GuncÄÃkovÃ¡, of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who performed at the event, posted a photo of Cruise on Facebook with a caption written in Czech stating she was at a â€œcharity eventâ€ where â€œI was met by a very great actor and we talked. Super man.â€
In another shot, Cruise poses in a tux with a Freedom Medal winner. The pics were first noted by Scientology critic Tony Ortega, who posted on his blog, Underground Bunker, that â€œthereâ€™s plenty of evidence that Cruise is just as dedicated to Scientology as ever,â€ and, it was â€œthe first time weâ€™ve seen Tom actually inside the IAS party since he was awarded his own medal â€” the Freedom Medal of Valor â€” back in 2004.â€
We’re guessing that they have basically ignored Leah at this point. She’s been declared an SP and now they won’t even acknowledge she exists. Perhaps the people who have shunned the religion could make up their own sect in which they weed out the bad parts – like the Tom Cruise and celebrity worship?
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