Leah Remini Talks Leaving Scientology on Ellen: “We’ve Lost Friends” (VIDEO)

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By Daniel Gates


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Leah Remini opens up about her decision to leave Scientology on Monday’s season premiere of “Ellen.” She explains to Ellen DeGeneres that her mother got her involved when she was very young, but that she gradually realized she could no longer be a part of the controversial religion (video below).

“Over time, my eyes open, and I just could no longer be affiliated with the organization, and my family felt the same, so we left,” explains Remini.

Asked whether she’s OK, the actress tells DeGeneres, “It’s hard. We have lost friends that can no longer talk to us.” She continues, “And these are friends that we’ve had for dozens of years, but I have great friends, other friends that are not in the Church, that have stood by us, and our family is stronger, we’re together, and that’s all I could ask for.” Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.

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