Leah Remini is alerting the audience of Tom Cruise’s relationship with the Church of Scientology despite the hoopla around his current picture, Top Gun: Maverick, which is a box office triumph worldwide.
In a Saturday tweet, the King of Queens star chastised Tom Cruise for his ties to Scientology. The 59-year-old actor is arguably the most well-known member of the group. Remini quit the church in 2013 and has since become one of its most vocal opponents as a result of a book and docuseries on the subject.
During a Reddit event in 2017, Remini described Cruise as “diabolical,” saying, ‘There is a public persona of the man who gazes you squarely in the eye and shakes your hand and embraces you and is an attentive individual to you, then there is the man behind the mask who is a completely different individual. Someone may argue that we all have that — who we are in public and who we are behind the scenes — but those who are around Tom and work for Tom, not even Scientologists, will claim he is devilish. Individuals who have worked with me will tell you that I can be an a———, as can any performer. That is distinct. He resembles David Miscavige; they may be twins.’
After the popularity of the summer movie, the actress has now urged Cruise fans not to be “charmed” by him. The 51-year-old resorted to Twitter to publish an image of a Facebook post by former Scientologist and friend Claire Headley accusing Tom of supporting “a deadly cult that devastated my family.”
“Glad to hear all you Top Gun lovers are loving the new film,” Claire said on Facebook. “Recent discussions about this film serve merely to remind me of Tom Cruise and his crimes against mankind.”
Headley went on, “You could think it’s extreme. Family destruction is a crime against mankind. That is my view. When was the last time Tom spoke to his only biological daughter, Suri? So, no, I’m not going to see the movie, and I’m not going to support or approve of this con artist.” “Trust me, Tom Cruise knows precisely who he is backing and the injustices the group promotes,” Headley stated.
Thank you to my friend @claireheadley for your courage.— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) June 11, 2022
You have continued to speak out despite the non-stop attacks from Scientology.
And as Claire says in her post below, Tom Cruise knows exactly what goes on in Scientology.
Don’t let the movie star charm fool you. pic.twitter.com/zQKwJWuJLj
Claire and her husband, former Scientologist Marc Headley, launched a lawsuit against the church of Scientology in 2012. They claimed that it breached human trafficking statutes as well as human rights. Blown for Good was written by Marc Headley, who worked closely with Cruise within the group.
Meanwhile, Leah Remini, an outspoken opponent, earned a Television Critics Association award in 2017 for her series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which condemns Scientology. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, her book, was released two years previously.