'Don’t let him fool you': Leah Remini SLAMS Tom Cruise amid 'crimes against humanity' uproar

The 51-year-old actress and former Scientologist praised her pal Claire Headley on Twitter for calling out Cruise's alleged 'crimes against humanity'


                            'Don’t let him fool you': Leah Remini SLAMS Tom Cruise amid 'crimes against humanity' uproar
Leah Remini (L) criticized Tom Cruise (R) for his association with the Church of Scientology amid reports of his latest film's box office success (Michael E Rodriguez and Joe Maher/Getty Images)
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Leah Remini warned her fans not to get fooled by Tom Cruise's "movie star charm" after his latest movie 'Top Gun: Maverick' became his biggest domestic hit.

The 51-year-old actress and former Scientologist praised her pal Claire Headley on Twitter for calling out Cruise's alleged "crimes against humanity." Her comments came as the blockbuster action film is expected to gross over $792 million at the box office globally in the next few days. It's worth noting that Cruise has been criticized for the longest time for his association with the Church of Scientology, with many branding him as their "poster child."

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"Thank you to my friend @claireheadley for your courage," Remini tweeted on Saturday, June 11. "You have continued to speak out despite the non-stop attacks from Scientology." She added, "Tom Cruise knows exactly what goes on in Scientology. Don’t let the movie star charm fool you." The 'King of Queen's star also shared a screenshot of Headley's Facebook post.

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"Glad all you Top Gun fans are enjoying the new movie," Headley wrote. "Personally, recent posts about this movie only serve to remind me of Tom Cruise and his crimes against humanity." She continued, "Extreme, you may think? Destroying families is a crime against humanity. My opinion. Ask yourself: When is the last time Tom talked to his only biological daughter, Suri?"

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The producer then asked the public to recall his ex-wife Katie Holmes' alleged "extreme efforts to break free of his and Scientology's control." Headley explained, "Tom Cruise promotes a dangerous cult that destroyed my family too, the same cult that almost cost me my marriage and my life. The same cult that forced me to have two abortions, and which I fled from in 2005 with the clothes on my back and $200 in my pocket, to which they tracked me down, across state lines, to attempt to prevent my escape."

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She continued, "Thank God they failed. So no, I will not watch the movie, nor will I ever support or approve of this scam of a man. Trust me, Tom Cruise knows exactly who he is supporting and the abuses the organization perpetrates. I worked with him while I was there." Headley also predicted that her post would likely "disappear" but she felt "better" speaking out against the Hollywood megastar.

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Both Headley and Remini have been vocal critics of Cruise, who the latter claims "manipulated his image" to continue to serve Scientology. "I think it’s time for people to start waking up to the real facts here. Tom has for years manipulated his image to be the good guy," Remini told Us Weekly in 2020.

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"Although I believe there was a time when Tom was a decent and kindhearted person, he has morphed himself into David Miscavige [leader of Scientology] and is completely dedicated to Scientology’s mission to 'clear' planet Earth — which means making 80 per cent of the world’s population into Scientologists," she added.

Leah Remini attends the International Documentary Association's 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards held at Paramount Studios on December 7, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Michael Tran/Getty Images)

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In June 2020, Remini praised Thandie Newton's comments about her experience working with a "really stressed" Cruise on 'Mission Impossible 2'. Remini said on her 'Scientology: Fair Game' podcast, "That takes huge balls to do what she did and if more people speak out in that way, and be brave enough to do so, I think we might get somewhere." She insisted that "Tom has gotten away with being this 'nice guy' because that's what Scientology policy says — to create good PR in the world and make those 'good actions' known. But if you actually look at his actions, they're not consistent."

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Actress Thandie Newton attends the Calvin Klein Collection after-party at the Standard Grill at The Standard Hotel on September 17, 2009, in New York City (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

According to the 'Kevin Can Wait' actress, she was once reprimanded for asking why Cruise was the "poster child" for Scientology. She claimed Cruise is not "this super nice guy" in real life despite being "considered a messiah in Scientology." Remini is an active critic of Scientology after being raised in the church as a child. She said she left it in 2013 and has since criticized the organization heavily.

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The actress starred in 'Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath' from 2016 to 2019. According to A&E, the docu-series sought to expose "shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak, and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences."

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