Leah Remini Encouraged Scientology Leader’s Father to Write a Tell-All Memoir
It’s Leah v. Scientology, once again.
Leah Remini attests to having influenced the father of Scientology leader, David Miscavige, in writing a memoir that exposes his estranged son’s “brutal” leadership methods and speaks out in defiance of the church. Remini, who published a memoir about her own experience with Scientology in 2015, tells ABC News that Ron Miscavige “has a right to tell his story”.
“I tracked him down,” says Remini. “I called him and I offered my support because I know he must have felt alone. I just wanted him to know that we were willing to take them in. There is no place for them to go unless they have family outside of the church, which is very rare.”
The church’s attorney, Monique Yingling, says that “Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me” is nothing but “literary forgery”. “There seems to be no explanation except that his father is trying to make a buck off his name,” explains Yingling.
David’s attorneys have reportedly contacted the book’s U.K. publisher that threatened to sue in the event that the memoir is published.
Watch Remini’s interview with ABC News below, which will air in its entirety on 20/20 on Friday, Apr. 29, at 10 a.m. EST.