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Leah Remini Slams 'Powerful' Member Tom Cruise For Bad Treatment

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Nov. 5 2015, Published 10:44 a.m. ET

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On an all-new episode of Watch What Happens Live, show host Andy Cohen asks actress Leah Remini shocking questions about her new tell-all Scientology book, Troublemaker, spurring some controversial jabs at devout church member Tom Cruise.

"You said in your book that the way Tom Cruise treated people was utterly shocking," Cohen said, asking, "What did you mean by that?"

"Well, because he appeared to have enormous amount of power within the church, that's what I'm referring to," Remini answered plainly.

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"Knowing what happened to a parishioner if they stepped out of line in the church," she continued. "And knowing that you might have that kind of power and what that would cause somebody like me who left…was great."

As previously reported, this isn't the first time the former Scientology follower—who claims she gave the church over $3 million during her membership—has ripped into the Mission Impossible actor. Many excepts of Troublemaker include instances of Cruise allegedly "berating his female assistants" and "throwing tantrums" in front of Remini.

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After Cruise notoriously jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch, declaring his love for Katie Holmes in 2005, Remini says she felt embarrassed by his "overgrown child" actions.

"His behavior reflected badly on Scientology and me," she wrote of the incident.

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"Can you explain the churches stance about maintaining relationships with family members who left the church," Cohen later asked. "For example, I'm fascinated by the Tom Cruise thing in terms of his daughter Suri. If she allegedly left the church…does that mean he can't be in touch with her?"

"Well she's a baby, she doesn't have a choice," Leah shared. "But the policy of the church is you can't be 'connected' to someone who has committed a 'suppressive' act, which I have and Katie Holmes has."

Implying that when Suri is an adult Cruise may still be advised not to acknowledge her, Remini added: "So, you have to shun that particular person."

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology is available in stores now.



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