To her credit, she could have gone a lot further. She left out psychotic, overly short, prefers his wives to be subservient cyborgs, crazy-eyed, jumps on couches, as well as “once starred in a stock-car racing movie.” And I’m not even going to mention my belief that he once put on an all-male, all-nude musical production of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane alongside John Travolta and the rest of the L. Ron Hubbard’s Men’s Choir.
Scientology’s least favorite actress Leah Remini took part in a Reddit AMA on Tuesday about her show, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. In it, Leah referred to petite cultist Tom Cruise as “diabolical.” I know how you feel, Leah. I saw Valkyrie, too.
US Weekly reports that Leah was asked by a Reddit user whether Cruise, whom she used to be friends with back when she was troubled by those pesky body thetans, was a “good person.” Leah refrained from simply typing “LOL” and peacing out, and spoke her truth.
“No! Just going to get straight to it, no! There is a public persona of the guy who looks at you directly in the eye and shakes your hand and hugs you and is an attentive person to you and there’s the person behind the mask who is a completely different person.”
“Someone could say we all have that – what we are to the public and who we are behind the scenes, but the people who are around Tom and work for Tom, not even people who are Scientologists, they will say he is diaboloical [sic].”
Leah feels that Tom and his biggest fan, ragey Scientology overlord David Miscavige, are pretty much indistinguishable from one another.
“He’s very similar to David Miscavige, they could be twins.”
If you know Scientology, you know that they don’t brook anyone speaking the truth on them. So they issued a statement to US Weekly about Leah.
“Leah Remini has been obsessed with the leader of the Scientology religion and with Mr. Cruise for years, ever since she made a scene at Mr. Cruise’s wedding when she couldn’t get the seat she wanted. Remini is only commenting on these two prominent individuals to generate media coverage for herself and her hate campaign. Remini is bent on inciting hate and bigotry against a worldwide religion and its parishioners and she will stop at nothing to grab attention.”
The Church of Scientology isn’t like the Catholic Church. They’ll only come back at claims of wrongdoing 500 years later and then maybe cut a check to the victims here and there. Scientology will deny all wrongdoing and then hunt down the “suppressive person” and hold them prisoner at some wooded slave compound. Has anyone seen Shelly Miscavage lately? Luckily for Leah, she has her docu-series as well as recently aceing some poor actress out of her gig. So she’s too much in the public eye for Scientology to send Elisabeth Moss to slap her. Instead, they claim she’s a stalker who refuses to heed her place card at wedding receptions.