Leah Remini pays for vexing Tom Cruise with Scientology's 'Truth Rundown' - 2019-02-23
What a treat we have for you in this week's Scientology Lit book excerpt. It's from Leah Remini's 2015 memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. The excerpt takes place in 2006, right after Leah had returned from the lavish Italian wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes when Leah had caused a stir by asking why Cruise's best man, Scientology leader David Miscavige, was there without his wife, Shelly Miscavige, and was seen getting very friendly with his personal assistant. Leah was so concerned, she actually wrote up Miscavige in a "Knowledge Report" and submitted it immediately. After returning home, she would soon learn what price she would pay for turning in the church's own dictator.
After I returned from Italy, I had planned on going down to Flag for a six-to-eight-week upper-level course. The timing worked out perfectly, since I had hiatus from The King of Queens. However, right after I got home from the wedding, my auditor, Todd Woodruff, my handler Shane's brother, called to tell me I was wanted down at Flag earlier than planned. I questioned if this directive had anything to do with what had happened at the wedding. If it did, I was not going to go. Todd downplayed the request, telling me that it was just a little Ethics cycle that I had to do and that afterward I would get onto OT VII, no problem. This didn't seem like anything too terrible, so I agreed and dutifully packed up myself, Angelo, and Sofia and headed to Flag.