Posted on Thu Jul 11, 2013 03:30 PM PDT
One more member has said goodbye to Scientology. Leah Remini, 43, has made a “dramatic break the Church of Scientology, according to The New York Post’s Page Six. The newspaper also reported that in recent years, the former King of Queens star had questioned and objected to many of the church’s common practices, and also criticized its controversial leader, David Miscavige, which resulted in years of being forced into "interrogations" and "thought modifications."
Allegedly the longtime Scientologist’s trouble with the church began back in 2006, at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ star-studded wedding, when she questioned the whereabouts of Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, who has reportedly not been seen in public since 2007.
A source at Page Six claims that after that incident, Remini was "put through interrogations and blacklisted," and forced to endure five years of "thought modification." The source also alleges that, “The issue is that [Miscavige] is taking down this church and hurting people and families.”
A rep for the Church of Scientology gave a statement to US Weekly on the report of Remini’s departure, saying, "The Church respects the privacy of parishioners and has no comment about any individual Church member."
Tony Orgeta first reported the former The Talk co-host’s discord on his Scientology blog on July 9.