The newest installment of "Top Gun" was met with positive feedback and has been a popular topic of discussion lately. But Leah Remini wants everyone to remember that the star of the series is not someone who should be celebrated.
King of Queens actress Leah Remini has been one of the most outspoken Scientologists over the last several years. She has embarked on a mission to expose the corrupt foundation of the religion and its suspicious activities that have allegedly separated families and even delved into abusive behavior. Top Gun star Tom Cruise has been a notoriously public supporter and involved member of Scientology for as long as we can remember, and Remini doesn't want anyone to forget that fact as they praise the newest Top Gun movie.
Leah Remini and Another Ex-Scientologist Bash Tom Cruise after His Top Gun Success
Claire Headley is an ex-Scientologist who alleged that she was coerced into having two abortions while she was a part of the Sea Org, an inner circle of Scientologists. She was featured in Remini's documentary series called Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, speaking about the psychological abuse she and many others endured while they were part of the religion.
After Cruise and Top Gun received positive praise from many people, Headley posted her response on Facebook, saying all the hype only reminds her about Cruise's "crimes against humanity."
"Destroying families is a crime against humanity," she wrote. "When is the last time Tom talked to his only biological daughter, Suri? Remember Katie Holmes and her extra efforts to break free of his and Scientology's control?"
"Tom Cruise promotes a dangerous cult that destroyed my family too, the same cult that almost cost me my marriage and my life," she continued. "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 that organization perpetrates. I worked with him while I was there."
She said she fled Scientology in 2005 "with the clothes on my back and $200 in my pocket," and they still tracked her down across state lines to prevent her from escaping the organization. "Thank God they failed," she said.
Headley predicted that her post "will likely 'disappear' with Facebook algorithms," but she felt it was necessary to say it anyway.
Remini stepped in to defend Headley, tweeting the Facebook post and thanking her for her "courage."
"You have continued to speak out despite the non-stop attacks from Scientology," Remini tweeted. "And as Claire says in her post below, Tom Cruise knows exactly what goes on in Scientology. Don’t let the movie star charm fool you."
Remini also acknowledges that she puts a target on her back for speaking up so boldly about Scientology, but she perseveres anyway. Cruise hasn't spoken publicly about his support for Scientology in a long time, but it's clear that he is still a pillar of the organization and a good friend of the current leader, David Miscavige.