Laura Prepon revealed back in August that while she had been a practicing member of Scientology for a long time–dating back to her days on That 70s Show in the late 90s–she had not been a member for close to five years. It seemed to coincide with her marriage to Ben Foster. They got together in 2016, married in 2018, and have two children: a three-year-old daughter named Ella and a one-year-old son, name unknown. Laura didn’t say much about leaving Scientology but she was reportedly relieved to be out of it. Leah Remini is far from impressed. During an interview with The Daily Beast Live, Leah said she doesn’t “respect” the way Laura left the Kingdom of L. Ron Hubbard. And Leah also let Laura know that she could’ve been more “vocal” during her public Scientology peace out.
Since her exit from Scientology, Leah Remini has been a thorn in the side of the ghost of L. Ron Hubbard and has waged a war against them with more power and dedication than Xenu dictating the Galactic Confederacy. Her exposé series, Scientology and the Aftermath ended after three years of exposing horrific bullshit but Leah continues complaining about Scientology at all provided opportunities. Laura, not so much.
While talking to The Daily Beast Live, Leah talked about Laura’s exodus from the alien mothership. Leah “reached out” to Laura about using her voice to call out Scientology’s abusive ways but it doesn’t seem her words went very far. Leah explained she felt a responsibility to spread awareness about Scientology since she spent so much of her life recruiting people into it, via E! News:
“I got people into Scientology–I promoted it most of my life. For those of us who were in the public eye and who were speaking on behalf of Scientology, getting people into Scientology, I feel that we have a responsibility to do the work when we find out that none of those things we were doing was not only [not] helpful, but damaging and very harmful to people’s lives.”
And Laura doesn’t really have Leah’s respect since Laura has kept her mouth shut:
Leah, whose Emmy-winning series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath ran for three seasons, said “not everybody feels that they have a responsibility” to be so vocal about the alleged harm Leah feels the Church has caused.
“Some people, like Laura, feel they don’t have a responsibility to speak out,” she continued. “Do I respect it? I mean, not really.”
Here’s Leah’s interview with DBL:
Just one year before Laura claims she left Scientology, she said nothing but praise about how Scientology’s auditing is “magic” that changed her life. Not sure why the sudden change, but maybe she’s not speaking out against Scientology because they have a lot of dirt on her from all that “auditing.” Or maybe, it has something to do with the accusation that she helped silence one of Danny Masterson’s rape accusers, as Tony Ortega’s The Underground Bunker claimed. So if Laura did respond to Leah, she might say, “Oh, Leah, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the magic of Scientology and its members, present and former, including the woman who I totally didn’t intimidate into staying silent”