Leah Remini Faces Off With Scientology
The gloves are off in the battle between former Scientologist Leah Remini and the Church of Scientology.
Remini, best known for her longtime role in The King of Queens, stunned the world when she filed a missing persons report on Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology boss David Miscavige.
But now, the Los Angeles Police Department has closed the case, claiming it was unfounded and that they actually met with Shelly Miscavige a few days ago.
The Church of Scientology issued an angry statement: "This ill-advised, ludicrous self-promotion and the media inquiries it generated caused an inexcusable distraction for the LAPD. The entire episode was nothing more than a publicity stunt for Ms. Remini."
Journalist Tony Ortega is working on a book about Scientology and told INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd, "I think that none of the questions that Leah is raising have been answered."
Boyd asked, "The Church of Scientology takes a lot of heat, but the bottom line out of this initial story is the claim was unfounded. Does that hurt Leah Remini?"
"No. Shelly Miscavige was a top executive in the church. She was at all the events. She was a very social person. She was very friendly with a lot of Scientologists. Then, at the end of 2005 or early 2006, she vanished. Nobody in the church has seen her in seven years," said Ortega.
Remini quit the controversial religion last month after she claims she was subjected to "interrogations" and "thought modification" for questioning the whereabouts of Shelly.
The church also said: "Shelly's affairs are a private matter. She continues to work in the church as she always has."
Leah Remini isn't the first Scientologist to turn on the organization. Jenna Miscavige Hill is the niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige. She wrote a book about her experiences called Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape.
Jenna told INSIDE EDITION, "They're a controlling, manipulative organization that lures people in by making them feel good about themselves and love-bombing them. Eventually, things turn once you're in there."
Jenna told INSIDE EDITION that when she was two years old, her parents, both Scientologists allowed her to be raised by the church.
"Separating the children from their parents helps children to behave more like adults and be more compliant when they have no one to run to," said Jenna.
The Church of Scientology denied her claim, saying: "The church has long respected the family unit while accomodating and helping those raising children."
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