The “Orange is the New Black” star said she stopped practicing the religion when she became a mom almost five years ago.
“If you let me just tell you what it was really about, you would say, ‘No f**king way,'" the comedian said Cruise told him.
"He is an abusive person. I witnessed it, I’ve been a recipient of it on a small level," Remini wrote. "This is the real Tom."
The California congresswoman, who is a top contender to become Joe Biden's running mate, explained her 2010 comments on Twitter.
The outspoken Scientology critic said Newton had "huge balls" following her candor about working with Cruise on "Mission: Impossible 2."
The "That's '70s Show" actor was charged in Los Angeles with forcibly raping three women in the early 2000s.
He could face 45 years to life in state prison if found guilty.
The two high-profile Scientologists have been linked together in the tabloids for years.
A&E's "Scientology and the Aftermath" is ending after three seasons, but Leah Remini isn't giving up the fight.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses the actor and organization of stalking, intimidation and conspiracy stemming from rape allegations against the actor.
A former Scientologist is suing the church and its leader David Miscavige, alleging years of abuse — and lawyers are hoping it will inspire more to come forward.
The "Second Act" star talks her enduring friendship with Jennifer Lopez and a future that leaves Scientology behind.
On Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show, “Red Table Talk,” the actresses gave their versions of the events that led up to their falling out.
"It was realizing that there was two broken little girls in us," Pinkett Smith said.
The news left people on social media shook.
"It's time for us to tell our story," the organization said.
"I know you like to be part of something small and universally disrespected, so why not try Scientology?"
The actress calls rape allegations against the director "very suspect."
School voucher programs, which Betsy DeVos hopes to expand, have helped fund Scientology-linked schools.