In an interview with Larry King, Leah Remini said Tom Cruise thinks that they are Lucifer.
Remini was raised as a Scientologist but decided to leave the Church in 2013 and is currently promoting her A&E docuseries, “Scientology and The Aftermath.”
“He would not say anything to me, because he thinks I’m the devil,” she said when asked what Cruise could say to her these days. “He genuinely believes … Tom and most Scientologists, all Scientologists are taught to believe that people like me are literally the devil, that we mean them harm.”
In the series, the actress interviews former Scientologists. The former “King of Queens” star called Cruise a “true believer.”
“Tom is very well informed of what is Scientology, the truth,” she said. “He is very aware that it is an organization that is defrauding people out of their life. But in his heart, I believe that he believes in.”
She called the actor a “loyal Scientologist” and said at one point she felt the same way.
Last month, Remini discussed Cruise in her Reddit AMA.
She stated the church sees Cruise as a Messiah.
“Parishioners believe that he single-handedly change the planet, because that is what the “church” is telling them.”
The Church of Scientology in a statement to US Weekly about the actress’ allegations.
“Leah Remini has been doing this show for the money, just as they benefited from her book. In addition, they tried to extort from the Church by the first demanding $ 500,000, followed by an additional $1 million, because the Church made an appeal on his First Amendment right to respond to her false claims with the truth. This indicates the extent to Leah Remini’s willing to go to to distort the truth about Scientology.”
The church has launched a website with a bang the actress claims.