Tom Cruise Allegedly Tried To Get CBS To Kill A 60 Minutes Special
Leah Remini is famous for acting roles on sitcoms like The King of Queens and Family Tools. However, if you know anything about her personal life, she's also famous for being a part of and then leaving the Church of Scientology. In recent years, she's spoken out about the religion that famously attracts celebrities and is set to continue to do so via the TV platform Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which will air on A&E. In a recent interview, the actress explained how Scientology affected her life for years, alleging that the Church and even Tom Cruise tried to get her to do things while at CBS, including shutting down a 60 Minutes episode. Here's what she had to say:
This story is nuts. Leah Remini reports that Tom Cruise and others pressured her into trying to stop an episode from happening on CBS, and then she says she actually went out and made the attempt. Clearly, a network head like Les Moonves wouldn't take kindly to a random actor---or in this case actress---trying to tell him how to do his job, and Remini's account to THR basically explains that it didn't go over well. She also alleges that when she failed to change the head of the network's mind, people in Scientology were upset with her.
While the Church of Scientology has not refuted the story, the group has spent considerable time trying to discredit Leah Remini, noting that she will be profiting off of her new A&E series. Here is part of the statement given to the outlet:
When Scientology weighs in, the religion clearly goes hard. Still, the group hasn't outright stated the incident Leah Remini is referring to didn't happen. In he said, she said situations, it's often hard to know exactly what happened. However, I bet there's one other person who could weigh in on the Tom Cruise/ 60 Minutes incident: Les Moonves. So far, he's stayed out of this one.
You can catch Leah Remini's take when Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath hits the schedule on November 29 at 10 p.m. ET, only on A&E. To find out what else is headed to the schedule, check out fall TV premiere schedule.
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