Leah Remini on Leaving the Church of Scientology: I'm a Flawed Person

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 5, 2015

Aired November 5, 2015

Former 'King of Queens' star Leah Remini joined Rachael Ray at the kitchen table Thursday to discuss her new memoir, ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,’ which details her controversial exit from the Church of Scientology.

Remini begins her memoir with a laundry list of items she does not like about herself, which Rachael noted for being powerful and self-effacing.

"I [wanted] people to know who I am and who I was," Remini explained. "I'm a flawed person; people are flawed. We all make mistakes; we all have done things that we're not proud of."

"This [memoir] is about my life," she continued. "This is a story about my life. I spent over three decades in the Church [of Scientology]. I know the policies that are applied to people like me who leave and then speak out about it."

"I just wanted people to know who I am and the mistakes that I've made ... I didn't want people to spend time and energy doing that because I think it's boring. It's more a reflection on the organization than it is on me, and I just really wanted people to know that I, like you, am a human being who makes mistakes."

The Church of Scientology has released a full statement regarding Leah Remini's book. Read it here.