SCIENTOLOGY DECLARES ACTRESS LEAH REMINI A "SUPPRESSIVE PERSON" - 2013-11-25
Back in July, we broke the news that Leah Remini had left Scientology after growing up in the church and becoming one of its most well-known celebrity defenders. We learned that she had begun to grow disaffected after what she saw at Tom Cruise's 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes, and then decided to leave for good earlier this year. In order to minimize the chances for Scientology's legendary retaliation, Remini managed to convince her entire family to leave the church with her.
But Remini was still careful to limit what she said publicly about her reasons for leaving. Many Scientologists who ditch the controlling church do so as quietly as possible, hoping to avoid Scientology's ultimate punishment — to be "declared" a "suppressive person," Scientology's version of excommunication. Not only can "SPs" feel the full force of Scientology's sophisticated revenge apparatus, but SPs also lose all contact with Scientologists who want to remain in good standing with the church. Our sources had told us that Remini hoped to avoid being declared an SP so she could remain in contact with some other celebrities who were on the fence about leaving.
Last week, we received a report that Scientology has now declared the King of Queens actress a suppressive person.