-For more than 30 years, actress Leah Remini was a devout member of the Church of Scientology
-"My mother was in Scientology my whole life. Most people don't know that we were raised in it -- I didn't decide to get into it," Remini clarifies. "I was brought into it by my mom."
-"I don't think people know the amount of dedication it takes to be in this organization," she says. "I mean, it was every day, three-and-a-half hours minimum, seven days a week."
-"I was on course one day. I was at one of these hotels in Florida, and I saw my daughter swimming for the first time, while I'm... reading this thing. A tear came down my face," Remini says. "I was like, 'What am I doing?' The moment hit me that I was now doing the same thing to my daughter that my mother [had conveyed] to me, that what she was doing was more important."
-In July of 2013, Remini and her family made the extremely difficult decision to leave the Church of Scientology
-"It's not just something you get over. It's people and a lifestyle you've known all your life," she says. "It formed who I am, good and bad; it formed the way I think, good and bad. So, there's a lot of pain connected to it... It's still coming to me."
Scientology post. Any stories of close encounters? Any escapees?
I added the religion tag begrudgingly; just want that to be clear!
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