“Don’t Let Him Fool You”: Leah Remini Accuses Tom Cruise of Enabling Abuse in Scientology Cult

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Tom Cruise’s latest movie Top Gun: Maverick has been making the rounds for its great success and immense popularity. The actor has had a highly influential career even before the advent of his box-office record-breaking Mission Impossible franchise. His talents and entire filmography received well-deserved recognition, praise, and critical acclaim. But all of that glitter is not enough to subdue Leah Remini’s claim about Scientology and Cruise’s involvement with it.

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Leah Remini blasts Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise’s History With Scientology

The actor was first introduced to the Church of Scientology in 1986 by his first wife Mimi Rogers, back when the two were still dating. His involvement came at a time that was crucial to the organization. Its founder and leader, the controversial American author L. Ron Hubbard had recently passed away and the people were looking for new leadership.


The 25-year-old David Miscavige, who was working in close association with Hubbard in the background, stepped up and took over the reins. He would later go on to become integral to Tom Cruise’s incorporation, growth, and involvement with Scientology.

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Tom Cruise was awarded the Freedom Medal of Valor by the Church of Scientology in 2004

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By 2004, Cruise had become the public face of the organization and the most outspoken of its members. He had become the Scientologist’s ambassador of sorts and to date promotes and advocates the religion established by Hubbard.


Tony Ortega, a Scientology reporter published a brief history of Tom Cruise’s dark, twisted involvement with Scientology on May 29, 2022. Click here to read all about it.

Leah Remini Blasts Scientology Advocator Tom Cruise

Leah Remini grew up in Scientology. However, matters shifted out of control and she escaped what could possibly be categorized as a dangerous cult in 2013. Two years later she released the book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology sharing detailed accounts of the alleged abuse and harassment perpetrated by the church on its members and in 2016 filmed the hour-long explosive docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath.

Scientology and the Aftermath
Scientology and the Aftermath (2016)

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As Top Gun: Maverick soars at the box office, the actress along with another former Scientology member, Claire Headley, took the opportunity to shine a light on Tom Cruise’s involvement with the organization while the public still has him in the spotlight.

Remini’s claims could turn some Tom Cruise fans against him. The internet is still divided. Is he an enabler of the twisted actions of the Scientologists? Or is it just a hoax for Remino to get her 15 seconds of fame? Is there really a lack of talk surrounding the danger that comes with the teachings and beliefs of the Church of Scientology? Or is it just a grand campaign to malign them? Guess we will never know


Source: Buzzfeed

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