In an open letter published Wednesday on the website The Underground Bunker, Leah Rimini strongly contrasted people’s positive reaction to Tom Cruise’s recently caught tape rant about COVID security measures. Instead, the actress argued that Outburst is an example of what she claims is Cruise’s “abusive” personality, and argued that her behavior adds back to the Church of Scientology of which she is one of the most prominent critics .
“The Church of Scientology has done more than any other religious institution in promoting COVID-19 prevention actions – all over the US and around the world. Long before the directive to “stay at home”, the church took aggressive action to stop the spread of the virus. The church leader did a good job ahead of the Curve, “a representative of the Church of Scientology said in a statement.” Rimini is an incredible source who attacks Scientology for publicity and money — as he himself has acknowledged. “
On Tuesday, secretly audio was recorded on the set of the latest “Mission: Impossible” film, with Cruise yelling at a London-based film crew to break the COVID-19 protocol. In his Teeride, Cruise (who also works as a producer on the film) reminds them of what they are doing on the set, a model that Hollywood is watching – and they better not screw things up . If the leak was intended to damage Cruise’s public reputation, it would have an opposite effect as people outside and within Hollywood agreed with him. After all, we are in the midst of an epidemic that has killed more than 300,000 Americans.
Remini, however, dismissed the comments as an attempt to propagate what he claimed was a practice associated with Scientology. Rimini also said that Sheikh was a reflection of what she says is her personal experience with Cruise, rather than things related to the epidemic, and she reiterated a familiar list of misconduct allegations led by Cruise and Scientology . Cruz and Church have consistently denied all allegations of wrongdoing.
Cruise representatives did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Read Remini’s essay here.