Rem­ini for­gives mom for Scien­tol­ogy rais­ing

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Ac­tress Leah Rem­ini has jok­ingly for­given her mother for in­tro­duc­ing her to the “cult” of Scien­tol­ogy.

The for­mer King of Queens star took home her first Emmy for her doc­u­men­tary se­ries Leah Rem­ini: Scien­tol­ogy and the Af­ter­math, in which she shared her tough ex­pe­ri­ences with the con­tro­ver­sial re­li­gion and in­ter­viewed fel­low for­mer church mem­bers, whose lives had been turned up­side down by the group’s strict tra­di­tions and prac­tices.

As she ac­cepted the prize for Out­stand­ing In­for­ma­tional Se­ries or Spe­cial at the Los An­ge­les cer­e­mony, Rem­ini gave her mother, who was sit­ting in the au­di­ence, a cheeky shout-out.

“Mum, thank you. You are of­fi­cially for­given for get­ting us into a cult,” she quipped.

She then grew emo­tional as she ded­i­cated the hon­our to “our brave con­trib­u­tors who, de­spite on­go­ing risk and reper­cus­sion, spoke out and told their sto­ries.”

Rem­ini was a de­vout Scien­tol­o­gist for 30 years be­fore she quit the re­li­gion in 2013.

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