I didn’t get to see the first part of Leah Remini’s takedown of Scientology on A&E last night, because I was busy catching up on the intellectual docuseries that chronicles the genuine trials and tribulations of real women in the south (aka The Real Housewives of Atlanta). It’s in my DVR and I want to watch it, but I have a feeling it just confirms what many of us have known for a long time: Scientology is as evil and deceitful as the filler air in a new bag of potato chips.
To promote her A&E docuseries, Leah did a really damn interesting Reddit AMA yesterday and unlike her old cult, she kept is 100% real. Leah said that Little Lord David Miscavige definitely knows that Scientology is a scam, she doesn’t really know what happened to Shelly Miscavige (she added “Ask the LAPD“), sexual abuse definitely exists in the cult and that Tom Cruise is their Jesus!
After Leah left Scientology, she said in an interview that one of the major rules of Alien Fight Club (aka Scientology) is that you do not talk shit about or question anything Tommy does. And during her Reddit AMA, Leah was asked if Tommy really is the “Messiah” of Scientology, and of course he is. You can’t spell “Messiah” without M-E-S-S.
To the “Church,” yes. Parishioners believe that he is singlehandedly changing the planet because that is what the “Church” is telling them.
Leah also said that she doubts that the rumors about Tommy leaving his “beautiful religion” are true. Getting worshipped by Scientologists strokes Tommy’s bloated ego the right way, so Leah’s probably right. Why would he leave? But if Tommy’s movies stop making millions of dollars and he has to decrease his “donation” to his “Church,” you know Little Lord David will instruct Scientologists to remove their tongues from Tommy’s ass and stick ’em up John Travolta’s instead. John has been waiting for that moment to come for years!
Leah did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter too and told a little story involving Tommy. Leah said that when she was on King of Queens, the head bitches at Scientology, including Tommy, called her and pressured her to use her influence at CBS to get the network to kill a 60 Minutes segment on the “Church.” Despite Leah asking, Les Moonves didn’t give one tiny fuck.
Yep. So I called Les Moonves, even though I was really uncomfortable with it. And he said, “Listen — you’re not the only one who has called me about this and I have no right to interject my opinion of what I like or don’t like with the news organization of CBS and I will absolutely not engage this conversation. I’ll tell you or anyone else who calls me.” He said, “I don’t give a shit if it’s you, if it’s Tom Cruise, if it’s Jenna Elfman, you’re all going to get the same story from me.” And I said, “OK.” And then I called them back and said, “Hey, I tried.”
I would sell my dog’s kidney on the black market to hear what that crazy bitch Jenna Elfman had to say to Les Moonves. I need to find a way to get back copies of Jenna and her husband’s monthly newsletter, The Elfman Empire, because I’m sure she put a transcript of her most-likely-insane conversation with Les Moonves in there.