Leah Remini remembers getting a special request from Church of Scientology Officers in regards to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes‘ Wedding and the drama that adopted the festivities.
The 45-12 months-old pointed out her earlier time as a member of the church in an interview with ABC News’ 20/20, which aired on Friday, and also discusses her earlier life as a Scientologist in her new memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.
Remini, who was once raised in the faith and left it in 2013, used to be one of many famous person guests on the $2 million 2006 Marriage Ceremony of Cruise, the church’s most famous member, and Holmes in Italy. But her invitation came with a networking request: She was Asked to carry her pals, Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony.
“The Church used to be really the one who invited them,” she stated. “On Tom’s behalf.”
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Remini, who remains BFFs with Lopez, Forty Six, stated on the Wedding Ceremony, church Officials had her and the singer-actress trip in separate autos and take a seat and completely different tables, which pissed off her.
“They were at all times trying to extract me,” she mentioned. “I might simplest think as a result of they wanted to make Jennifer a Scientologist and possibly I was once barring that street for them.”
Remini told 20/20 she used to be afflicted to see that church leader David Miscavige, Cruise’s perfect man, was once there with out his spouse, Shelly. The actress stated she left the wedding on what she calls a mission to save lots of Scientology and submitted a “Knowledge Record” to the group, complaining about church contributors at the Marriage Ceremony.
She Additionally said a lot of her then-fellow Scientologists had Also filed experiences complaining about her conduct throughout the festivities, accusing her of being loud, late and impolite, upgrading her hotel room and switching seats at the reception.
“Mainly, they were simply seeking to get me to recant what I said, to ask for forgiveness for ruining the wedding of the century,” Remini advised 20/20.
The Church of Scientology World informed ABC News in a statement that regarding the Wedding Ceremony, each declare Remini has made just isn’t simplest unfaithful However “ridiculous and silly.”
In 2013, Remini filed a lacking particular person Report regarding the whereabouts of Miscavige’s spouse. Police classified the Document as unfounded and mentioned detectives met with the couple and saw Shelly. A Church of Scientology rep known as Remini’s police Report “just harassment.”
Additionally right through the 20/20 interview, Remini had stated she had as soon as witnessed an intimate moment between Cruise and Holmes, 36, commented loudly about it and used to be due to this fact reprimanded by way of church Officers.
Cruise, 53, has remained mum about Remini’s comments all over her 20/20 take a seat-down. A rep for Holmes said the actress, who divorced the actor in 2012, regrets “having upset Leah prior to now and wish her most effective the best sooner or later.”
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