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Leah Remimi Talks About Her Split With Scientology on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Church fires back about comments actress made while in rehearsal with "DWTS."
1:58 | 09/24/13

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Transcript for Leah Remimi Talks About Her Split With Scientology on 'Dancing With the Stars'
public debate between the church of scientology and one of its former celebrity members. Tv's leah remini first made a remark on "dancing with the stars" and the church came firing back. Abc's dan harris has that story. Reporter: There she was in her sweat pants, leah remini in this behind the scenes footage that aired monday night on "dancing with the stars." I'm going through a personal big change for me and my family. Reporter: Firing a shot across the bow of the controversial church of scientology. The church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, you see what happens when you leave the church. They're waiting for me to fate. Reporter: Remini, famous for her roll in the hit cbs hit come, the "king of queens" -- but I chose you. That's got to sting -- Reporter: Was just a child when she joined scientology, founded by science fiction writer l. Ron hubbard and known for its celebrity members like tom cruise. It's a privilege to call yourself a scientologist. Over the summer she became the most famous celebrity defector after years of growing questions and concerns, some of which spilled out on prime time tv last night. I was always so scared to be myself. We're used to everything that happens to us is our fault. You're used to taking a lot of negative tift yourself. Reporter: The church has publicly handled her departure gingerly. But in response to her most recent comments, they issued a statement saying we know this may come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as miss remini, but we could care less if she wins or loses on "dancing with the stars." We notice that burger king but a new kind of french fry on

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