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Leah Remini would like to hear Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes' take on Scientology

‘I keep wondering…’

ONCE ONE OF its most ardent defenders, Leah Remini’s decision to leave the Church of  Scientology in 2013 stunned Hollywood.

9/09/17 - Los Angeles: 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 - Press Room Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Over the course of the last five years, Leah has spoken openly about her disdain for the organisation, and documented her life with the church in a memoir entitled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.

Indeed, one year after the book’s release, the actress went on to create a documentary series, Scientology and the Aftermath, with the contribution of former members.

2018 Creative Arts Emmys Awards - Los Angeles Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Extremely critical of the organisation, Leah regularly takes part in interviews that focus predominantly on her experience of the church, and while speaking to LaPalme magazine this week, Leah touched on the troubled relationship she shares with Tom Cruise’s ex-wife, Katie Holmes.

Katie, who filed for divorced from Tom five years after their Scientologist wedding ceremony in 2006, rarely discusses her experience of the church.

According to Leah, it’s likely that Katie and Nicole Kidman – who was also once married to Tom – signed documents prohibiting them from speaking out.

Reflecting on the people who take part in her show, 48-year-old Leah said: 

I don’t consider myself a champion. The people who speak on the show [‘Scientology and the Aftermath’] are champions. But I keep wondering – why haven’t Katie Holmes or Nicole Kidman spoken out? I assume they were forced to sign prohibitive documents.

Leah went on to claim that Katie, who shares a daughter with Tom, is forbidden from maintaining a friendship with her.

Trust me, Katie‘s not allowed to have a meal with me, and we used to be close friends. She could lose custody of Suri. It’s quite sick, really.

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