The star of “The King of Queens,” Leah Remini, has spoken out against the Church of Scientology and David Miscavige, its founder. She recently announced on Twitter that she had sued the organisation for what she claimed to be stalking, harassment, and mental distress. Since she left the church in 2013, she has endured what she characterises as “harassment, intimidation, surveillance, and defamation” for the past 17 years. Leah Remini has been a vocal opponent of Scientology. She hosted the documentary series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” discussing the struggles of former adherents who experienced bullying and ostracism after leaving the church.
Leah Remini’s lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses the Church of Scientology of stalking, surveilling, harassing, threatening, and intimidating her. A network of Scientology-controlled social media profiles was allegedly used by the church to intentionally and maliciously fabricate falsehoods about her to incite fear and intimidation. The actress claims she has continuously harassed, threatened, and embarrassed her family, friends, and coworkers.
Leah underlined in a lengthy message on social media that her case is not only about her and sees herself as one of many people that Scientology has targeted over the past seven decades. All people whose rights have been violated by the church’s acts are the focus of her advocacy. Leah is adamant that anyone who supports those who share their experiences with Scientology should be free to do so without worrying about punishment from a group that has access to a lot of money and is tax-exempt. She fights for the freedom to discuss Scientology honestly and objectively without worrying about retaliation.
The procedures of the Church of Scientology have long been criticised, particularly the contentious “disconnection” policy, which compels members to stop communicating with relatives and friends who have left the church. Leah Remini left Scientology in 2013 because she thought everyone should be able to think critically and appreciate their relationships without interference or control from any group.
In her continued struggle for the truth, justice, and the defence of individual rights, Leah Remini bravely brought a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its founder, David Miscavige. She keeps getting attention to those impacted by Scientology’s abuses through her documentary series and, now, this legal lawsuit. It will be interesting to see how the court case develops and affects the church’s activities. Leah is fighting not only for herself but also for the many others who have suffered similar abuse throughout the church’s history.