Leah Remini in 2012. (Fred Prouser / Reuters) Leah Remini in 2012. (Fred Prouser / Reuters)


“I believe that people should be able to question things. I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct. . . No one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to.”


— Leah Remini obliquely shedding some light on her split from Scientology — arguably the most high-profile celebrity defection from the church — in comments to People magazine. The sitcom star and former host of “The Talk” has said little publicly about the rift (other than thanking fans for their support) but reportedly became aggrieved by policies discouraging any questioning of church management or practices.

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