Leah Remini thanks supporters amid report of Scientology split
July 12th, 2013
03:56 PM ET

Leah Remini thanks supporters amid report of Scientology split

Reports have been flying that Leah Remini has split with the Church of Scientology.

While the "King of Queens" actress hasn't spoken specifically about the widespread coverage, she has said that she's grateful for the support she's receiving in the midst of it.

"I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world," Remini said in a statement Friday. "I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support."

The 43-year-old actress was one of the better known stars who were a part of the church, which also includes celebrity members Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston. CNN's Belief blog describes Scientology, a religion founded in the 1950s by Ron L. Hubbard, as having a core belief that "each human has a reactive mind that responds to life’s traumas, clouding the analytic mind and keeping us from experiencing reality." Church members undergo a process called "auditing" to help them identify the sources of their trauma in order to neutralize those events.

On its website, the Church of Scientology says that some of its other fundamental beliefs include, "Man is an immortal spiritual being"; "His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime"; and, "His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized."

Remini's separation from Scientology was first reported by Tony Ortega, a former Village Voice editor who has covered Scientology since 1995. Ortega wrote on his Scientology blog July 8 that Remini had allegedly parted ways with the organization over differences of opinion regarding management. The New York Post's Page Six soon added to the conversation with allegations that Remini had been "interrogated."

CNN has reached out to the Church of Scientology for comment, and has yet to receive a response.


soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Fran

    She wanted out....good for her

    August 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the jake

    what a joke scientology...the philosophy of thinking better.. a religion are you kidding! she my hero. if I could ask that hot little thing it would be this> now that you are out how did it help you in any way?

    August 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Morgan

    Good for you girl. Don't look back.

    July 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rd

    I find Leah Remini to be a big mouth I applaud her for leaving the cult of Scientology. This cult is very very scary and should be investigated by the FBI.

    July 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Poor Actress

    the religion was never really working out for her...therefore she had too leave

    July 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MANDY 3---HACKING UPDATES...

    BLOCKED ALL COMMENTING - DID THIS LAST TIME THE USUAL PSYCHO BEHAVIOR.
    ANY DIANNE'S JUST FILE...AND BASICALLY IGNORE HER..THANKS

    July 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mickeymusing

    Scientology's assurance that Shelly Miscavige is fine and still working on behalf of the 'church' would be much more meaningful if she shared them herself. No one has seen this woman in years. It's time for those who know what happened to her to come forward.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mick Foley

    PRAISE BE TO ALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 19, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. Alvarez

    Leah Remini?? Is this article relevant in any way? I heard she often smells like poop.

    July 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. And this

    the real founder was Charles Ponzi

    July 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Yea right.

    July 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. PRINT OUT MOTOR IN MANDY

    -

    July 15, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. Religion Gavone...

    Has her own agenda...we view her as a putz.

    July 15, 2013 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. D-m ... 50 years old and i'm still hot

    sheesh

    July 15, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Print out file under "everyone hates mandy" file thanks

    -

    July 15, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  16. AnthonyText

    don't get mad at him....look at what he puts up with....leave him be

    July 15, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  17. AnnMarieText

    Wait...let's get this straight they live on manipulation, lies and trashing him all over the web and he doesn't even get laid for this.....I would pack it in too

    July 15, 2013 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. VitoText

    How long is he crying for s=x? like 15 years now...pack it in buddy...

    July 15, 2013 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  19. Everyone hates her...

    just look at the photo

    July 15, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  20. VitoText

    Agreed her boyfriend can be her computer ...Its up her cootch 24 hours a day she should date her computer...

    July 15, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. LucyText

    why doesn't she have s-x with her computer its stuck too her hip anway

    July 15, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  22. VitoCalled...

    lesbian hands down

    July 15, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  23. AnthonyReview

    Tell her to have s-x with ss numbas-she's not our kind we don't have too be her kind we are good patrons

    July 15, 2013 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. Everyone hates her now more then ever....

    its all her fault.

    July 15, 2013 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. VitoReview

    jealous and pathetic....saw her pic...looks mean just by her picture...nuttin there

    July 15, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  26. Lucy

    don't pay her any mind .... lord know what she looks like right now...

    July 15, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ann Marie

    help the man he gets no attention, lousy relationship, no bex...don't leave he needs midge

    July 15, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  28. I WOULD LOVE TOO SEE WHAT SHE HAS ON RIGHT NOW...

    July 15, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  29. EVERYONE HATES HER AROUND HERE FOR WHAT SHE DID TOO ME..SHE'S FILTH

    July 15, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  30. AS LONG AS SHE IS HERE BOOBIE MOVIES ALL THE TIME YOU NEED THE HELP

    July 15, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  31. SHE HAS A LOUSY MARRIAGE YET SHE'S THIS WAY ALL THE TIME...WE FIND HER UNPROFESSIONAL

    July 15, 2013 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  32. SHE IS THE CAUSE OF WHAT HAS HAPPENENED THE FIGHTS THE JEALOUSY EVERYTHING......BUSINESS AS USUAL

    July 15, 2013 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  33. NOTHING TOO HIDE..ITS ALLL HER FAULT EVERY SECOND OF IT...ALL OF IT..EVERY MINUTE OF IT...ALL OF IT .. PLAIN AND SIMPLE...

    July 15, 2013 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  34. THIS SCENARIO IS ALLLLLL HERRRRRRR FAULT AND EVERYONE KNOW ITS HERRRRR FAULT...

    -

    July 15, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  35. SHE IS PLAIN UNATTRACTIVE AND ALL SHE HAS IS HER TOOL

    -

    July 15, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  36. Everything she has done is all HERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR FAULT

    -

    July 15, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Meowsist Christ Supercat kitty litter PTY LTD.

      Why do you leave 10,000s of these messages on here?

      July 15, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • CUZ YOUR A FAT HACKING HOE THAT TREATS HER MAN LIKE SH-T

      -

      July 15, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  37. EVERYONE HERE HATES HER AND ALL ARE WATCHING ..THANKS

    July 15, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  38. MAKING ME FEEL BAD DOES NOTHING...CUZ WE HAVE THE FOLDER...BUSINESS AS USUAL

    July 15, 2013 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  39. JEALOUS WOMEN NEED TOO BE PUT IN PLACE...

    THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A FILE...

    July 15, 2013 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  40. WE GOT HER....FILE IT.

    THANKS

    July 15, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  41. Nobody is going anywhere as long as Mandy hacks in..

    thanks

    July 15, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  42. BadWoman

    The life is not good...you need to think about this woman and you future

    July 15, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  43. Another boob movie soon--i like **** too

    July 15, 2013 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  44. We know she's a tool and your stuck...

    July 15, 2013 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  45. Personal Life is not good...

    go work on the problem

    July 15, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  46. Nobody will ever listen too mandy....without their folder now.

    -

    July 15, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  47. T.

    Bad mood...didn't get laid again

    July 15, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  48. Sokman

    She's still hot

    July 15, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Meowsist Christ Supercat kitty litter PTY LTD.

      Shut the hell up you redneck idiot. Your thoughts are what make you despizable. We hate you.

      July 15, 2013 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Nobody every listens too her without a folder present.

      -

      July 15, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  49. Not a Professional Troll44

    She went too weight watchers and no badda bing.....I lost 30 lbs and going for the next 20lbs....don't worry about the big woman...she's still able too take care of 'stuff"

    July 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Joe David

    Who cares! She is a has been!!!!! So fat now. Reminds me of Paula Dean

    July 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MADDONSKI

    LRonBlubberd may be dead but he has a talent for writing books from the grave. Hows that for special talents?
    Good for you Leah, you should have come to your senses long ago, about the time they had you yelling at ashtrays to get them to move

    July 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. a b

    why is someone's religious beliefs new for the public?

    July 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Marss

    Just laugh at her.....

    July 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  54. date tonight...finally 3..."distance"

    thanks

    July 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  55. We got number 3==thanks

    July 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Lost a year ago

    she's the town joke

    July 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Who's Kelly

    the work was difficult but we are right there...what an embarrassment -

    July 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Kelly

    who is that

    July 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  59. finfree3

    Leah, Im very happy for you that you made this decision, and do not listen to all the negative feedback...

    July 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Excellent work...

    getting ready for date...can you imaging spending the rest of the evening with this woman...

    July 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  61. WE SET HER UP YESTERDAY WITH FORD BLOG...MAC GAVE US THE HACK WRONG...THANKS

    --

    July 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  62. kathy

    Am very happy to hear this development. I've always liked her as a comedic actress but could never get past her association with that cult to fully appreciate her. Good luck Leah.

    July 13, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  63. Name*penguin

    Hubbard formed this "religion" just to prove people with empty lives are stupid enough to blindly follow some belief system.

    July 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      This actress does look like the empty souless type. Wierd isnt it, i always think scientologists look like creepy cult happy. Like Dharma from Dharma and Greg, Tom Cruise (obvs) etxc. They always have this strangely genuine smile on their faces. Real Sh!teaters grins.

      July 13, 2013 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  64. richard g.

    Not any religion,but can anybody really say their reliion is better than smeone else's?

    July 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Buddah

    She's already shaved her head and became a Fundamentalist Hindu. That means she converted to Hare krishna. She'll still be asking for money on streets,bus and train terminals,airports,junk mail,e-mail,etc. Know what I mean?

    July 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Amy R

    I find it interesting that all the celebrities who are members are ones I really can't stand. So arrogant and pushy.

    July 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  67. CNN really needs an editor

    Ron L. Hubbard? Really CNN? I think the cult is loony, but at least give credit to the correct individual. L. Ron Hubbard.

    I used to be embarrassed by the spelling and grammar in the comments. Now it is the "content" of the articles that is embarrassing. And you post it on the web for the whole world to judge our country by.

    Please, all 24/7 new networks, stop trying to be first and start focusing on the quality of your work. What you do represents our country. I know we are lagging in education, but a major news network that is well known world wide should not be out front as the face of our ignorance.

    July 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • JGN

      That's because the news isn't actually written by paid news reporters or editors anymore. News is posted by whoever wants to be heard the most, and it shows in the poor editing and writing skills we see every day.

      July 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • genis

      I thought it was Elron Hubbard.

      July 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • nicmene

      You might want to start with yourself.
      You wrote: "Please, all 24/7 new networks,"
      Should be: "Please, all 24/7 news networks,"

      July 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  68. dj

    Hopefully she has found Christianity in her life instead of this distructive farce of a religion....

    July 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Arbor

    L Ron Hubbard was a SY-FY writer and he is probably laughing his *ss off that people would believe any of this crap! The leader of this cult laughs his way to the bank every day after taking celebrities money and having control over their lives. He probably calls them idiots behind their backs.

    July 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Annie

    Good for her!!! Run Leah, run far, far away. Seek therapy after spending so much wasted time being brainwashed

    July 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  71. maria

    Who cares?

    July 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stacia

      You must of, as you found time to click on the article and then make a stupid comment. Go find something else to do

      July 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      Stacia, grammar police here. It's "You must have" not "you must of". Too many people confuse the 've sound in could've, should've, would've with the word "of" and it is annoying as can be.

      July 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Joe

    She will never work with Tom Cruise again.

    July 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Eric

    Does Tom Cruise know about this?

    July 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Not a Scientologist, but...

    L. Ron Hubbard, not Ron L. Hubbard. Come on.

    July 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Mark White

    SHe's not a hypocrite, just leaving a religion that does not have as sound foundation..

    July 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  76. M.A.P.

    STOP POSTING YOUR BS ON HERE. ITS NOT FUINNY, NOT AMUSING, NOT INTERESTING, ONLY ANNOYING AND STUPID. EITHER YOU STOP THESE BS POSTS OR I TRACE YOUR IP ADDRESS AND FIND YOU.

    July 14, 2013 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |

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