Leah Remini thinks that Tom Cruise is waiting until Suri Cruise, his 14-year-old daughter with ex-wife Katie Holmes, is older so he can indoctrinate her into Scientology.
“Scientology considers Katie a suppressive person which is an enemy and therefore Tom believes, like all Scientologists, that he can’t be connected to Suri,” Remini, 50, told the NY Post. “I’m sure his master plan is to wait until Suri gets older so that he can lure her into Scientology and away from her mother.”
The “King of Queens” star also admitted to being surprised when Holmes abruptly left Cruise in 2012.
“I knew Katie when she was in (Scientology) and she seemed very indoctrinated into Tom’s world,” she said, “but as time went on, and I understood why she did what she did to protect her daughter … I’m only assuming that there’s some type of agreement to protect her daughter.”
Reps for Cruise did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Still, Remini added that she is “really proud” of Holmes “for getting her daughter out of something that would have been potentially very toxic and dangerous for not only Suri but for their relationship.”
Remini was raised as a Scientologist from 9 after her mother joined the organization. She left in 2013 after questioning the managing style of the church’s leader David Miscavige.
Two years later she published a memoir “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.” The actress also had a documentary series on A&E — “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” — which delved into former Scientologists’ experiences since leaving the group.
Upon learning the show’s 2019 series finale would focus on allegations church policy prohibits members from reporting accusations of sexual and physical violence to authorities, a rep for the Church of Scientology told The Post at the time:
“Leah Remini has blood on her hands. Her show’s lies, distortions and exhortations to hate and bigotry generated assassination threats against the leader of the Scientology religion, physical attacks on churches, and the murder of a Scientology religious worker whose throat was slashed by a madman egged on by Remini’s horrendous distortions. Perpetrators who were jailed for their crimes named Remini as their inspiration.”
In July, however, Remini and another former Scientologist, Mike Rinder, launched a podcast, “Scientology: Fair Game,” as a way to continue the conversation in real time versus a television series.
The “Second Act” actress also alleges that Cruise is “not a good person” who “continues to sit by and watch people’s lives get destroyed, including the disappearance of his best friend’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public in 15 years.”
Even though Remini has her house checked for bugs and takes precautions she refuses to bow to pressure.
“At the end of the day, I can’t live my life in fear of doing the right thing because I’m fearful that something is going to happen to me. I mean, I have a daughter that’s where really my concern is. I don’t want my daughter to ever get caught up in this.”
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