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Actress blasts Scientology
02:13 - Source: CNN

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Remini's mother introduced her to the religion as a child

She was in a very strict branch, the Sea Org, she said

The church said her sentiments about it say more about her than about the religion

CNN  — 

After 30 years as a Scientologist, actor Leah Remini turned her back on the church in anger. She’s written a book, in which she harshly criticizes her former faith, in part over incidents related to one of its most high-profile figures – Tom Cruise.

On Friday, she appeared in an exclusive interview on the ABC news magazine “20/20,” ahead of the release of her memoir, “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” to voice her sentiments.