Former Scientologist Leah Remini recently admitted, “The church is looking for me to fail.” But now she’s fighting back. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Remini will reveal the secrets of her time as a celebrity member of the Church of Scientology in an upcoming court deposition that will force her to tell the truth about the controversial organization once and for all. Could big-name Scientologists like Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta come under fire? Lead counsel for the plaintiffs, Ray Jeffrey, tells RadarOnline.com exclusively, “Who knows what may come up.”
Remini was called to deposition by attorneys for Monique Rathbun, who is suing the church and its leader, David Miscavige, for allegedly mounting a campaign of harassment against her and her ex-Scientologist husband, Marty. Remini will give her deposition on October 15, where she is rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars, and Jeffrey explains why it could be crucial to taking to Scientology once and for all.
“We are having to prepare for a hearing on October 18,” he says. “That hearing is about the leader of Scientology, David Miscavige’s claim that he shouldn’t be made to appear in Texas [because he has no dealings there] …”
The Rathbuns have argued that Miscavige in fact has control of international church dealings, based on Marty’s time as a high-level Scientologist years ago. “But his attorneys have argued in court that we have very stale evidence because it goes back a number of years,” Jeffrey says.
“There are two things that we want to try to establish,” he continues. “One is that he does in fact control all aspects of the various Scientology corporations, so that this operation in Texas against our clients would not have occurred unless he was involved. We believe Ms. Remini can shed some light on the subject that in fact, he does control things, as she left the church very recently.”
Secondly, “Miscavige’s attorney has claimed in court that Mr. Miscavige is uninterested in our client,” Jeffrey says. “I believe Ms. Remini will have testimony that in fact Mr. Miscavige is very concerned about Mr. and Mrs. Rathbun.”
As for the possibility that Remini’s deposition could cover wider topics, including Cruise, Alley, and others, Jeffrey says, “I don’t want to speak for her, as to what exactly she’ll say. Who knows what may come up. Certainly it will delve into her experiences in the church.”