'He is very aware of the abuses that go on in Scientology': Leah Remini claims Tom Cruise is not 'an innocent victim' of the church
Leah Remini has made claims that Tom Cruise is a lot more involved in Scientology than people know and is best friends with the current leader David Miscavige.
Leah Remini has made claims that Tom Cruise has allegedly personally administered punishment to a high ranking fellow Scientologist and was acting on the orders of the church's leader. Remini was also a Scientologist till the year 2013 and since has not hesitated to spill secrets on the controversial church.
Remini revealed that Cruise is far more complicit in Scientology than people are aware of. As reported by the 'Daily Beast', Remini shared, "I think people think [Cruise] is an innocent victim in all of this. Most Scientologists are, and I can actually say this about most Scientologists because I was in it, so I know my own heart." She further added that when she was in church, she was told "not to look at certain things" which could be against Scientology.
"The quote that they used would be 'don't forward an enemy line'. There are even Facebook posts from Scientologists saying, "Don't forward an enemy line. Don't click on anything. So I know that Scientologists willfully don't look at these things because the church is telling them that these are 'enemy lines' and you don't want to look at anything apostates have to say," Leah shared.
"Where Tom is concerned, that is very different," she revealed. "He is very aware of the abuses that go on in Scientology. He's been part of it." Cruise is supposedly best friends with the current leader David Miscavige. Remini shared that this friendship had given Tom all access to Scientology's 'internal operations' which include their 'penchant for corporal punishment'.
"Scientologists are told that Tom Cruise is saving the world single-handedly, so he is considered a deity within Scientology," Remini added. She even revealed that the staff members would call him 'Mister Cruise'. "He is second to David Miscavige - the savior of the free world. He's privy to the punishments that Miscavige doles out," Leah said. She also claims that one senior Scientology executive even used Cruise's name to threaten to punish staff.
"David Miscavige constantly threatened the staff at Gold base with bringing Tom Cruise to Gold Base and kicking their f*****g a***s," she shared, referring to the church's confidential and guarded internal headquarters.
As the Church of Scientology Salt Lake City had its grand opening on this storied street, under the majestic Wasatch Range, Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, welcomed the crowd. Opening story and gallery: https://t.co/sFzXSqwzz1 pic.twitter.com/Ly6wj4RQ9x— Scientology Video (@ScientologyVid) November 21, 2018
She also claims that another official confided in her that Tom followed Miscavige's orders and had himself personally administered punishment on a senior ranking church member. "He is not in the same category as the average Scientologist," she shared.
A former member of the Scientology's internal police Tom De Vocht shared that Miscavige and Cruise are like "two peas in a pod." De Vocht said, "They're very similar characters - both rather absorbed by themselves, and intensely so. You don't want to look at 'em wrong, say anything wrong, and you definitely don't want to better them in any way. You had to be very careful around them," De Vocht added.