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TODAY   |  September 11, 2013

Leah Remini opens up about her split from Scientology

Actress Leah Remini opens up about her public break from the Church of Scientology on Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Remini, who had been involved with the church since childhood, tells DeGeneres she “could no longer be affiliated” with the organization.

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>> than the 13 seconds.

>> and we're starting to get lower.

>> all the cubical chatter.

>> leah remini speaking out. the actress opening up to ellen about her public and nasty split from the church of scientology .

>> my mother got involved when we were young so it was all we really knew. but overtime my eyes opened and i just could no longer be affiliated with the organization and my family felt the same so we left. my family is stronger and we're together and that's all i could ask for.

>> now the actress said she decided to leave after being forced to undergo so-called thought modifications for questioning the lead oefrs the church and she lost friends because she could not have conversations with them outside of the organization.