Tom Cruise feels be­trayed by Leah Remini’s claims about him and Scien­tol­ogy

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By Peter Sblendorio NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

It turns out it was “Risky Busi­ness” for Leah Remini to slam Tom Cruise in her new tell-all mem­oir about Scien­tol­ogy.

Cruise is “freak­ing out” af­ter the for­mer “King of Queens” star re­vealed sev­eral eye-open­ing sto­ries and de­tails about Cruise and his sta­tus in the Scien­tol­ogy com­mu­nity, Us Weekly is re­port­ing. “He thinks it’s a ma­jor be­trayal,” an in­sider told the mag­a­zine.

Remini ap­peared on ABC News’ “20/20” pro­gram late last month to pro­mote her new book, “Trou­ble­maker: Sur­viv­ing Hol­ly­wood and Scien­tol­ogy” — in which she al­leged that any­body who said some­thing neg­a­tive about Tom Cruise was looked down upon by the Church of Scien­tol­ogy.

“Be­ing crit­i­cal of Tom Cruise is be­ing crit­i­cal of Scien­tol­ogy it­self,” Remini said dur­ing the TV in­ter­view. “You are a per­son who is anti the aims and goals of Scien­tol­ogy. You are evil.”

The 45-year-old star, who pub­licly split from the church in 2013, went on to say she started to have sec­ond thoughts about Scien­tol­ogy at Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wed­ding in 2006, adding that the church tried to re­cruit her friends Jen­nifer Lopez and Marc An­thony at the event.

“I thought, ‘I now see where the cracks are in our Church, and it’s (church leader) David Mis­cav­ige, it’s Tom Cruise,’” Remini said. “They were bring­ing down Scien­tol­ogy.”

Remini shared sev­eral more un­flat­ter­ing sto­ries about the “Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble” star both in the book and dur­ing her press tour, in­clud­ing one where Cruise al­legedly had a melt­down when he couldn’t find in­gre­di­ents to bake cook­ies, even though there was a pack­age of dough in front of him.

Remini told the Daily News’ Confidenti@l col­umn last week that she didn’t ex­pect Cruise to be an­gry that she was go­ing pub­lic with th­ese rev­e­la­tions. “I really don’t think he cares,” she said. “I hope one day he can live his life.”

Cruise has not com­mented pub­licly on Remini’s claims but the Church of Scien­tol­ogy has de­nied the ac­tress’ al­le­ga­tions. “Sadly, bit­ter­ness and anger are com­mon threads through Ms. Remini’s life,” the church wrote in a state­ment on its web­site. “Rather than take re­spon­si­bil­ity for self-in­flicted prob­lems, she is quick to blame oth­ers.”

Tom Cruise is re­port­edly “freak­ing out” about Leah Remini’s un­flat­ter­ing

claims about him in her new book, “Trou­ble­maker: Sur­viv­ing Hol­ly­wood and


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