The news that Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology is still making waves in Hollywood this week. There are now rumors that the King of Queens actress is being shunned by her former celebrity Scientology friends.
Former editor-in-chief to the Village Voice and longtime Scientology critic Tony Ortega spoke out about a series of cryptic tweets sent out by Kirstie Alley.
Last Wednesday, Alley tweeted, “When faced w/malicious gossip I take a moment to experience the loss of the person I thought was my friend…Then I say f**k em..:) #RISE”
The journalist claims this message was aimed at Remini and her departure from the controversial religion.
According to Ortega’s website, The Underground Bunker, a meeting was held for Alley and other celebrity members to “get a briefing from church executives” on how to handle the situation. The former Cheers star is reportedly “livid” at Remini.
After the meeting, the 62-year-old star took to the social media site with an even more cryptic message.
Alley said, “the sweetest poison is often served with a smile…beware syrup.”
The meeting was held at the home of Melinda Brownstone who was formerly best friends with the 43-year-old Remini since they were teens. The two have not spoken since 2008 after a dispute.
Ortega reached Brownstone by phone and she was mum on the whole topic.
She said, “You know what? I have nothing to say.”
The plot thickens as Remini has only released one vague statement about her departure from the church, thanking everyone for their support. Whether she will speak further on the topic remains to be seen.
As for the former Dancing With the Stars contestant, she tweeted again on Monday alluding to the ongoing reports about their feud.
Alley wrote,”have a good one…don’t believe everything you read…in fact don’t believe anything you read…even better, just stop reading..;) xxo”
Perhaps Alley is trying to have the last word.