Leah Remini Doesn't 'Respect' The Way Laura Prepon Addressed Scientology Exit: 'Not Everyone Who Has A Voice Uses It'
Shots fired. Leah Remini wasn’t afraid to call out the way Laura Prepon handled her exit from the Church of Scientology.
During an appearance on Daily Blast Live on Tuesday, September 28, the TV personality admitted that she doesn’t “respect” the way Prepon quietly left the church.
The King of Queens alum, a former lifelong Scientology member, made her exit in 2013 before becoming the face for speaking out against the organization — but she couldn’t say the same for the That ‘70s Show alum.
“Not everybody who has a voice uses it,” the actress said of Prepon during the interview.
“Some people, like Laura, feel that they don’t have a responsibility to speak out. Do I respect it? I mean, not really,” she candidly added.
Back in August, the Orange Is the New Black alum revealed that she silently walked away from the religion five years ago.
“I’m no longer practicing Scientology,” Prepon said at the time. “I haven’t practiced Scientology in close to five years...and it’s no longer part of my life.”
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She also shared that she and her husband Ben Foster instead focus on mindfulness: “We meditate daily and I’m really liking it."
Things were different for Remini, who also explained during the interview that she has dedicated herself to challenging the controversial organization after being a “vocal Scientologist,” and promoting it for most of her life.
“For those of us who were in the public eye and who were speaking on behalf of Scientology, getting people into Scientology, I feel that we have a responsibility to do the work when we find out that none of those things that we were doing was not only helpful, but damaging and very harmful to people's lives,” she said.
“I think people have a responsibility to do their part,” the People Puzzler host continued. “Not everybody feels that they have a responsibility, they feel they should just go on with their lives while some of us take a beating.”
Remini also accused the organization of “coming at us and trying to destroy our lives,” after she became a very vocal critic of Scientology. The actress also has a podcast entitled “Scientology: Fair Game.”