Leah Remini's Sister Talks

The sister of Leah Remini is telling a shocking tale of what really went on behind the scenes of Scientology to make the actress flee after 30 years with the group.

Leah Remini

Why did Leah Remini leave Scientology after being a devoted member of the religion for 30 years?

The actress' sister Nicole Remini, who also left the church along with the rest of the star's family, sat down with myTalk 107.1 host Colleen Lindstrom to spill the beans — and confirmed the whole issue revolves around Leah's questioning the whereabouts of the wife of Scientology head David Miscavige, who hasn't been seen in public since 2007.

"Where the hell is [Shelly]? You know? This is how I see it playing out," Nicole explained. "Shelly's going to come out of the woodwork because in my world, I feel like they have her somewhere, wherever they have her. She's probably paid to be quiet, and I have a feeling they are going to have to do something to bring her out of the woodwork because this is the primary question that everybody's leading with. This is all Leah asked, and this is what it's turned into?"

The star was also ratted out by a good friend when she began questioning the "weird" relationship between Miscavige and Tom Cruise, who sits at the pinnacle of the controversial religion and even brought the Scientology head on his honeymoon with Katie Holmes.

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"Leah had brought up to a very, very close friend of hers out of the house, like in private… 'You know, I just think that it is really weird how involved Tom is with the upper levels of the Church.' Like what, she just started questioning a little bit like, what was going on," Nicole said.

"And just kind of the amount of, how do I, I just need to say this right, how involved he was with the upper-level people. And somebody actually wrote a report on her — her best friend wrote a report on her that she questioned it."

"Well, then Leah got pulled in, it's like how dare she question what is going on with Tom and his relationship with people within the church."

Nicole also revealed that Fat Actress star Kirstie Alley, who is reportedly livid over the defection, has been bullying people into cutting Leah out of their lives — including Melinda Brownstone, her best friend and godmother to her daughter Sofia.

"Scientology is actually contacting her network of people. Kirstie organized a gathering of people at Melinda's house and was tweeting about it. What kind of bully does that?" Nicole said.

"The basis of Scientology is standing true to your own belief and holding onto your integrity and morals. There's nothing about allowing people to hang on to their own integrity in this. When you're saying it's either Leah or us, there's no integrity in that. When you're threatening people with all they know, there's no integrity in that."

Leah has not addressed the reason for her departure herself, but did thank fans for their support in a public statement.

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Comments on "Is Tom Cruise behind Leah Remini's Scientology defection?"

Suz July 19, 2013 | 4:06 AM

I believe that the basis of all religions is simple ... treat others as you would have them treat you. Scientology is a cult, and I'm happy to hear that Leah voiced what the other 'sheep' have probably thought themselves ... and what we are all asking as well ... seriously, where the hell is Shelly???

Human Bean July 17, 2013 | 1:54 PM

This is the problem with all religions, not just Scientology. Why can't we all just donate money to charities and volunteer instead of going to church, temples, mosques, etc... People who are religious are selfish, more interested in pleasing an "omnipotent" dictator than helping the hungry. These Scientology recruiters are just as bad as Jehovah's witnesses. Religion is the greatest evil on this planet.

Anonolily July 17, 2013 | 1:06 PM

Scientology recruits people, many from 3rd world countries and then works them 16-20 hours a day, usually seven days a week...deprives them of sleep. They exist on slop meals existing mostly of beans and rice. The Church of Scientology takes their passports away and keeps them under lock and key. Human traffic much?

Angus July 17, 2013 | 11:36 AM

Kirstie Alley is a fat bully who was instructed to eat humans instead of eating food. This is where Shelly went. Kirstie ate her b/c Xenu demanded Kirstie to do so. In a cult like this, hate to break it to you, no one is your real friend, they are nutjobs with mental problems and very greedy. That Jason Lee from that show my name is stupid, is one of the sneakiest Scientologists going, and he's abusive which fits right in with this cult. Someone needs to drop kick Kirstie and Jason Lee on their buttocks, real hard.

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