Leah Remini ‘Howard Stern’ Interview About Scientology: “I Was Superior To Tom Cruise” – LISTEN!
Leah Remini exposed many more secrets about Scientology during a tell-all interview on Tuesday’s “Howard Stern Show.” The actress, who left the church more than two years ago, talked about Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, and what allegedly happens to a former member who speaks out against the religion. Listen below!
Remini appeared on the “Howard Stern Show” to promote her controversial new book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Of course, Tom Cruise was almost immediately brought up, and Remini made the surprising revelation that she was a more prominent member of the church, despite Cruise’s superstar status in real life.
“Tom Cruise as a celebrity is a much bigger celebrity,” the actress said. “I never compare myself to Tom Cruise. But as Scientologists, I felt we were on the same level, if not I felt a little bit more superior in certain areas because I was higher trained.” She added, “I had to listen to all these new tapes that had come out before anybody. I’m a very by-the-book person. To me, I was superior in that way, in that I knew policy.”
When Stern asked about remarks Travolta once made about being able to “heal people with his hands,” Remini was actually supportive of the actor, despite her disdain for the religion. “John is such a sweet man,” she said. “He’s a sweetie pie. He loves the technology of Scientology. He loves it. He believes in it.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Alley visited the “Howard Stern Show” earlier this year and denied having shunned Remini after she left the church in 2013. But Remini insists that the entire church turned its back on her, and that her former friends are “hiding behind religious bigotry.”
Remini added, “[Alley] will not read [my] book. Nobody in Scientology will read the book… because they see me as an enemy.” The actress also said she would never confront Cruise or Alley if she happened to run into them. [They] couldn’t talk to me,” Remini revealed. “I’m shunned… I wouldn’t put them in that position.”
Listen below to Leah Remini’s tell-all interview about Scientology on the “Howard Stern Show,” and tell Gossip Cop what you think.