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What celebrities have said about Scientology over the years

USA TODAY Logo USA TODAY | Slide 1 of 13: Scientology has once again become a hot topic during water cooler chat thanks to 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.' The A&E docuseries has brought about allegations of physical abuse and statutory rape against members of the Church, which the organization has vehemently refuted. Here, we explore what celebrities have said about the religion, beginning with Remini, who left the Church in 2013. "I decided I didn’t want to raise my daughter in the Church," the actress said in a clip from her TLC reality show 'Leah Remini: It’s All Relative,' "because from what I experienced and what I saw, was the Church becomes everything. It becomes your mother, your father, your everything. You are dependent on the Church.”

What celebrities have said about Scientology over the years

Scientology has once again become a hot topic during water cooler chat thanks to 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.' The A&E docuseries has brought about allegations of physical abuse and statutory rape against members of the Church, which the organization has vehemently refuted. Here, we explore what celebrities have said about the religion, beginning with Remini, who left the Church in 2013. "I decided I didn’t want to raise my daughter in the Church," the actress said in a clip from her TLC reality show 'Leah Remini: It’s All Relative,' "because from what I experienced and what I saw, was the Church becomes everything. It becomes your mother, your father, your everything. You are dependent on the Church.”
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