Exclusive: Leah Remini Claims Scientologists Nearly DROWNED Her

Leah Remini ‘Troublemaker’ Drowing Claim
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Nov. 4 2015, Published 6:57 a.m. ET

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Leah Remini rips into Scientology in a revenge-filled memoir — and discloses how a punishment ordered by a cult official almost killed her in a twisted drowning incident!

The shocking claim is contained in Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, the bombshell-filled new book by the King of Queens actress, which has obtained.

In addition to recounting tales of child abuse, stalking and sexual harassment at the hands of the secretive cult, Remini claims she was thrown from a boat when she was a teen.

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Remini, now 45, once led a crew of "Sea Org" members cleaning the rooms at the Scientology-run Sandcastle Hotel in Florida, and headed to the hotel pool to relax once the job was done, according to the book.

When a Scientology bigwig saw her sunning by the pool, he ordered her to the nearby marina and took her out to sea.

Then he threw her overboard into the ocean!

Remini desperately treaded water, a victim of a church practice known as "overboarding" — "which entails throwing a crew member overboard as a form of reprimand," according to the actress.


"Soaking wet and humiliated," the nearly drowned teen was finally allowed back into the boat.

In a response to Remini's claims, the church said, "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former religion... She is rewriting history."

But Remini said she blew $5 million of her fortune on Scientology before severing ties with the church in 2013, ending a 37-year nightmare.



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