Leah Remini is set to make a change no matter the consequences. She is very vocal in her fight against Scientology and does not back down regardless of how they threaten her.
After writing a book called “Troublemaker” in which she talked about her time in the organization prior to her deserting in 2013, the next step in exposing the Church of Scientology was through an even more impactful means. As we have already reported, Leah Remini is doing a reality show called “Scientology and the Aftermath!”
In order to promote the show’s premiere next week, the actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to speak up against the “bullies” who used to control her existence.
She is unstoppable in her mission to expose the horrors of Scientology; the critiques she received for her book were in fact what inspired her to swim against the current and write the documentary series.
She talked about what motivated her to go on, sharing:
“I was watching high executives, former executives of the Church leaving and speaking out about abuses and things that they’ve experienced while working for the Church, and I saw how the church reacted. I felt I had a responsibility to say, ‘I’m not going to allow you to bully these people who were very brave to come out and tell their stories.’ And that’s from executives. But there are just average parishioners like me who leave and speak out about what they’ve experienced. They lose their family. The Church goes after their family to shun their family, oftentimes. I’m very lucky that that didn’t happen to me. My family chose me.”
“But again, my story pales in comparison to what happened to other people, how people are bullied into silence. We don’t have $3 billion to protect ourselves, right? So, what I have is I’m an actress, and I’m able to speak, and I’m able to give a voice to people who might not have an Ellen to go on. For that, I feel lucky and I feel blessed. That’s kind of what my path is right now.”