Leah Remini's Scientology journey, in GIFs
Mere weeks after breaking up with Scientology, King of Queens actress Leah Remini has filed a missing persons report for the head of the church's wife. While Shelly Miscavige's whereabouts are no laughing matter, we break the tension with a lighthearted look at Leah's history with the controversial religion.
When she was recruited by Scientology's Sea Org at the age of 12.
When she lost food privileges if she was late coming back to the Org.
When she was still all warm and fuzzy about Scientology.
When she invited buddy Jennifer Lopez to the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, aka Tomcat.
When she (reportedly) saw church leader David Miscavige getting all cozy with his secretary at TomKat's wedding.
When she heard Tom had invited David to tag along on the honeymoon with him and Katie.
When she was written up in a "Knowledge Report" for asking to change her seat at TomKat's wedding.
When she underwent "sec checking" — intense interrogations while hooked up to an "e-meter" — after asking why Miscavige's wife, Shelly, wasn't at TomKat's wedding.
When she found out that an "e-meter" is supposed to tell whether you are being spiritually impeded by past life experiences through measuring electrical resistance of the body's static field.
When she realized all that could have been avoided had she skipped out on the TomKat wedding.
When the church told her she needed "thought modification."
What we imagine that process was like.
When she suspected Kirstie Alley was tweeting about getting her disconnected.
When she confirmed she had, indeed, flown the Scientology coop.
When she vowed, "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."
When she filed a missing person's report for Shelley Miscavige.
When she told People magazine, "I am not about to shut up."