Sudden challenges. The Church of Scientology remains to be reeling after high-profile members, together with Leah Remini and Laura Prepon, left the controversial group behind.
“These are powerful occasions for the church,” a supply solely reveals within the newest concern of Us Weekly, on newsstands now. “Years in the past, it virtually unparalleled for a Hollywood star to brazenly stroll away. However the tidal wave of backlash generated by the likes of Leah and different whistleblowers has modified that.”
Based on the insider, “There’s a basic feeling that in the event you don’t wish to be a Scientologist, you may step again and select.”
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The Kevin Can Wait alum, 51, has been outspoken about her expertise inside the world of Scientology. After being raised was a member, she finally determined to exit in 2013 and her Emmy-winning documentary, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, premiered three years later.
“We didn’t plan on greater than a season or two,” she informed The Hollywood Reporter in August 2019, explaining the selection to finish the collection after three seasons. “Folks stored telling us extra tales, and we needed to inform them, however there’s solely a lot you are able to do on this discussion board and on this method. … Clearly I understood the insurance policies of Scientology, as a result of all of us learn the identical issues, however you don’t really perceive what’s happening. You see me, I’m shocked in these episodes.”
Prepon, for her half, revealed earlier this month that she hasn’t been an lively member of the Scientology religion for almost 5 years. The 41-year-old Orange Is the New Black alum joined the group in 1999, beforehand explaining that it helped her acquire management of her feelings.
“I’m not training Scientology,” she informed Folks in an August 17 interview. “I’ve all the time been very open-minded, even since I used to be a toddler. I used to be raised Catholic and Jewish. I’ve prayed in church buildings, meditated in temples. I’ve studied Chinese language meridian idea. I haven’t practiced Scientology in shut to 5 years and it’s not a part of my life.”
The previous That 70’s Present star welcomed daughter Ella, now 4, with Ben Foster in August 2017, almost one yr earlier than they tied the knot. Their son arrived in February 2020. Based on the primary supply, motherhood shifted Prepon’s perspective on Scientology.
“She’s a mother now and she or he’s moved on, and she or he is constructing her life round that,” the insider notes, including that the Woman on the Practice actress “feels relieved” after leaving the church behind. “Laura discovered her personal non secular path and not desires to be related to the church.”
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