There are many Hollywood celebrities who are Scientologists. The church pretty much makes it a priority to bring in famous celebrities, to the point that they have a celebrity center. But there are also many celebrities who fell out of the church and then talked about it.
Leah Remini is probably the most famous for speaking out, but she’s certainly not the only one. There have been many celebrities who were part of documentaries or gave interviews about their bad experience with the organization. Here are 11 celebrities who are anti-Scientology.
1. Leah Remini
The King of Queens star was somewhat raised in Scientology. However, she is no longer in the church and wrote a book slamming the organization called Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. She also publicly questioned what happened to Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, as she hasn’t been seen in the public for years.
Remini will continue speaking out against the church in her upcoming series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. In it, she dives deeper into the darker side of Scientology, which includes alleged abuse and abortions.
“I wrote my book, and thought I was done,” she said on the Today show. “But I was watching what was happening to former members and former high-ranking clergy of the Church … and I’m not a big fan of bullies, so it is part of who I am and I was a fighter in the church. This is what they taught me, so I’m going to continue my fight, but I’m on the right side of that fight now.”