Leah Remini is still thumbing her nose at Scientology leader David Miscavige - 2014-01-31
Last summer, we broke the news that Leah Remini had ditched Scientology. Part of the surprising news of her defection was the detail that Leah had dared to file a "Knowledge Report" about ethical violations by David Miscavige, the leader of the church. This would be something like a Catholic turning in the Pope to the Vatican. A month later, we reported that Leah had filed a missing-person report on Shelly Miscavige with the Los Angeles Police Department. Remini had aimed another dart directly at David Miscavige, forcing the LAPD and the world's press to ask questions about the church leader's wife, who vanished in late 2005.
Since then, however, Leah Remini's criticism of Scientology and its leader has been more subtle. After she joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars, for example, she took advantage of that huge media platform to skewer Scientology again — but in the form of an interpretive dance. Our sources told us that Leah was under a lot of pressure by her professional advisers to stop talking about her defection publicly and concentrate on reviving her acting career. (She now has a recurring role on TV Land's The Exes.)
But Leah hasn't given up taking swings at Miscavige and his policies.