Who knew friendship could be so hard? In a surprising new interview with LaPalme, Leah Remini opened up about her former friend Katie Holmes — and revealed something actually heartwrenching about Tom Cruise‘s ex-wife.
“I thought comedy would be my life. I don’t consider myself a champion. The people who speak on the show are champions,” Leah, 48, said. “But I keep wondering: why haven’t Katie Holmes or Nicole Kidman spoken out? I assume they were forced to sign prohibitive documents.” She then added, “Trust me, Katie’s not allowed to have a meal with me, and we used to be close friends. She could lose custody of Suri [Cruise]. It’s quite sick, really.”
As many know, Katie was married to Tom from 2006 until 2012, so she used to have ties to the Church of Scientology. However, Tom is still a part of the Church of Scientology today, which many people say is why he hasn’t seen or spoken to his 12-year-old daughter in years. Leah famously left the Church of Scientology in 2013 after 30 years.
Leah also added that people from her A&E show Second Act are “harassed constantly.” She continued, “Especially me. Members of the Church go to my mother’s restaurant, confront my little sister, and my step kids in San Francisco, trying to intimidate us. These abusive scare tactics are what they call a religion!”
The Church of Scientology responded to Leah’s claims in a statement to E! News. “While we would prefer to ignore yet another of Leah Remini’s over-the-top rants aimed at getting attention, she unfortunately continues to incite waves of anti-religious hate crimes. Ms. Remini’s incessant hate speech has required increased security and law enforcement resources spent to protect lives she puts at risk.”
The statement continued, “Ms. Remini’s ridiculous rants are unending, and the myths and tales she and her co-producer spread are growing more bizarre by the day.” What a mess…