When Leah Remini leaves a religion, she doesn’t tiptoe out – she breaks down the door.
Yesterday it was revealed that the “King of Queens” star, a longtime prominent Scientologist, had left the church. She reportedly decided to exit after her innocent question about the whereabouts of David Miscavige’s wife Shelly led to years of hounding and audits. Today Page Six reports that Remini didn’t let the matter drop – she actually threatened to call the police and tell them that Shelly, who hasn’t been seen in public since 2006, was missing.
“Because Leah threatened to call the police to find Shelly, she was put through ‘Security Checking,’ her family was put through it, and her friends,” a source said.
“I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and fans from around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support,” Remini said in a statement last night.
Remini is reportedly considering going public about what she’s been through, but wants to wait and see what the Church is going to do, since they’re rumored to harass those who try to leave. Leah can stay at my place if she needs to hide out. I am a strong supporter of religious freedom for sitcom stars.