Katie Holmes NOT Discussing Scientology On ’20/20,’ Regrets Having “Upset” Leah Remini In Past
Katie Holmes is not appearing on Leah Remini’s “20/20” interview on Friday to speak out against Scientology, contrary to reports. A number of outlets claimed Holmes sat down with ABC, but the actress released a one-sentence statement denying that, noting she only she “regrets having upset Leah in the past” and “wishes her nothing but the best.” See what else Holmes had to say about Remini below.
As Gossip Cop reported, promos for Remini’s interview show the actress talking about an encounter with Holmes and then-boyfriend Tom Cruise that got her in trouble with the Church of Scientology. In the preview, Remini says that while she was at Cruise’s home once, the actor was “forcibly kissing Katie,” prompting her to remark, “Get a freakin’ room.” That remark, she alleges, got her “written up” by high-ranking Scientology officials.
Friday’s “Good Morning America” teased that viewers would hear finally from Holmes during the Remini interview later on “20/20.” But that’s simply not the case.
In addition to Holmes stating she “regrets having upset Leah in the past,” the actress’ publicist clarified that she did not participate whatsoever in Remini’s interview, which is also to plug her new book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Holmes’ spokesperson says, “Katie is not making an appearance on the special, nor is she discussing Scientology, or her former marriage.”