Leah Remini on Joining the Church of Scientology as a Child

Former "King of Queens" star talks about her first years in the Church in an exclusive ABC News "20/20" interview.
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Transcript for Leah Remini on Joining the Church of Scientology as a Child
We're what do turn next tonight to an ABC news exclusive perhaps the biggest celebrity so far bowling public. About her life in Scientology's. Succumb start Leah remedy talks about her struggles as she left the church. Breaking her silence about its most famous member. Here's ABC's Dan Harris. From a long before she starred on the hit CBS sitcom the King of Queens to build yourself up by tearing me down. We're remedy was an eight year old who joined to Scientology's at the behest of her mom so for a kid who was always looking around comparing herself to other people we have to be part of a faith. Where you had a mission to save. The planet. Them save the planet must've been a big deal yes and because Scientologist view children dispersal blows your not treated as it. Really go on to be an active member of the church for more than three decades coming into the orbit of Tom Cruise. Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical. Of Scientology. Itself you are evil. As she describes in her new book troublemaker. She would ultimately leave the fate a move that would change her life. The decision to leave is you are giving up everything you have ever known and everything of work for your whole life and feel that people need to understand. This is than my. Whole lines Dan Harris ABC news New York. It is of gripping our Dan Harris reporting a special edition of 20/20 tomorrow night here at 10 eastern.

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