Leah Remini questions Elisabeth Moss' support for the Church of Scientology as she demands a federal investigation into its alleged abuses
- Leah Remini said that Scientolgoy is 'abusive' and that it's 'destroying families'
- She called for the FBI to conduct an investigation into the controversial religion
- Remini recently accepted an award for her docuseries on Scientology, and Elisabeth Moss reportedly walked out of the room while she gave a speech
- She claims that Moss believes she 'can't talk' to her since she left the religion
- The second season of Remini's docuseries, which will premiere on August 15, will shine light on 'all of the abusive practices of Scientology', Remini says
Actress Leah Remini is continuing her fight against the Church of Scientology as she questions why people continue to support the religion, including actress Elisabeth Moss.
As ex-Scientologist Remini called for the FBI to conduct a federal investigation into the religion in a profile published on Wednesday, she slammed the group as 'abusive', saying it's 'destroying families'.
Remini recently accepted a Television Critics Association (TCA) award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming for her docuseries, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - and Moss reportedly walked out during her speech.
The docuseries, which has a second season premiering next week, chronicles the stories of ex-Scientologists like Remini who have been cut off from their families and targets by the religion after leaving the church.
Leah Remini is continuing her crusade against Scientology, claiming there should be an FBI investigation into the religion. She's soon moving back to Los Angeles to appear on the show Kevin Can Wait, where she could run into Scientologists in the city, including Elisabeth Moss
Remini opened up about the church - which is home to stars including Tom Cruise and John Travolta - with The Hollywood Reporter in a profile published on Wednesday.
The actress is moving back to Los Angeles to appear on the show Kevin Can Wait, and the media site asked her what her response would be if she ran into Scientologists in the city - specifically Elisabeth Moss.
'Elisabeth Moss believes that she can't talk to me,' Remini said. 'There's a thing in Scientology called "acceptable truth".
'It means you only say what's acceptable to the public. But she believes that I'm an antisocial personality - because I've spoken out against Scientology. So she isn't allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn't put her in the awkward position.'
Moss was raised as a Scientologist and in 2013 said that it gave her stability and empowerment and helped her learn to respect herself.
When asked about her support in 2014, however, Moss would not answer questions about the religion.
'I don't hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than she's continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families,' Remini said. 'That's for her to learn - just as I needed to learn it.'
There's a chance Remini and Moss could run into each other at the Emmy Awards next month.
Moss is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 'Handmaid's Tale', while Remini's 'Aftermath' is nominated for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special.
Moss reportedly left the room on Saturday as Remini accepted an award at the TCAs for the first season of Aftermath.
'I spent most of my life being told the world outside Scientology would fail me, that I would fail, and that without it I wasn't worth a whole lot,' she said. 'I thank you for proving those theories wrong.'
The second season of Remini's docuseries will shine light on 'all of the abusive practices of Scientology - sexual and physical abuse', the actress said.
She said she hopes the second series will prompt an FBI investigation into the religion.
'I'm talking about the FBI, the police, the Department of Justice, the IRS,' she said. 'If the FBI ever wanted to get anywhere, all they would need to do is do a raid. Everybody who's ever gone to Scientology has folders, and anything you've ever said is contained in those folders.'
Moss reportedly left the room on Saturday as Remini accepted an award at the TCAs for the first season of her docuseries, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. She's pictured above during her acceptance speech
Remini claimed that children are treated like 'crew' and 'assets' in the religion, and the police are usually not involved in molestation investigations.
She said victims of such incidents 'gets punished for pulling it in', or doing something without telling the church, which is why the abuse occurred.
'There are no victims in Scientology,' Remini argued. 'Anything that happens to you in Scientology happens to you because you made it happen.'
The Church of Scientology claims that it saw an increase in bomb threats, hate crimes and death threats following the first season of A&E's Aftermath.
Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw said that the church has had to increase security in months since its premiere.
Since it first aired, 'there have been more than 500 incidents of vandalism, harassment and threats of violence against the church, its parishioners, staff and leadership', Pouw told the Hollywood Reporter.
Pouw slammed Remini's crusade against the religion, saying: 'Leah Remini is just an actress whose current role is starring in a scam of a show whose singular goal is to incite religious hate and violence for ratings, money and Emmy nominations.'
Remini was a member of the group from the age of nine but left in 2013 over claims she was brainwashed and other members were allegedly abused.
Her 2015 memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, discusses her life in the religion and ultimate departure from Scientology.
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