Church of Scientology label defector Leah Remini 'self absorbed' with 'insatiable craving for attention'
Published 28/02/2014 | 10:27
Actress Leah Remini famously left the Church of Scientology last year, and things have been less than amicable between both parties ever since.
The former King of Queens star recently said she decided to leave for her nine-year-old daughter Sofia.
But the next chapter in the war of words has only begun as a Scientology spokesperson has responded to her claims, saying she was on the verge of being 'expelled for her ethical lapses'
"It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses," a representative told Us Weekly in an exclusive interview.
Remini grew up as a Scientologist and said that she didn't want her child to experience the same childhood she had.
"[Sofia] was getting to the age where the acclimation into the Church would have to start," she told Buzzfeed.
"I started thinking of my own childhood and how I grew up resenting my mother because she was never home. But my mom thought she was doing something good; she thought she was helping the planet. That's what the Church tells you.
"In my house, it's family first -- but I was spending most of my time at the Church," she continued. "So, I was saying 'family first,' but I wasn't showing that. I didn't like the message that sent my daughter."
After defecting, Remini was blacklisted by her fellow celebrity members including Kirstie Alley, who famously calling her a 'bigot' and an 'enemy'.
The Church of Scientology is notoriously secretive and its famous members include Tom Cruise, Jenna Elfman, John Travolta and Elizabeth Moss.