It turns out it was “Risky Business” for Leah Remini to slam Tom Cruise in her new tell-all memoir about Scientology.
Cruise is “freaking out” after the former “King of Queens” star revealed several eye-opening stories and details about Cruise and his status in the Scientology community, Us Weekly is reporting.
“He thinks it’s a major betrayal,” an insider told the magazine.
Remini appeared on ABC News’ “20/20” program late last month to promote her new book, “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” — in which she alleged that anybody who said something negative about Tom Cruise was looked down upon by the Church of Scientology.
“Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself,” Remini said during the TV interview. “You are a person who is anti the aims and goals of Scientology. You are evil.”
The 45-year-old star, who publicly split from the church in 2013, went on to say she started to have second thoughts about Scientology at Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding in 2006, adding that the church tried to recruit her friends Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony at the event.
“I thought, ‘I now see where the cracks are in our Church, and it’s (church leader) David Miscavige, it’s Tom Cruise,’” Remini said. “They were bringing down Scientology.”
Remini shared several more unflattering stories about the “Mission Impossible” star both in the book and during her press tour, including one where Cruise allegedly had a meltdown when he couldn’t find ingredients to bake cookies, even though there was a package of dough in front of him.
Remini told the Daily News’ Confidenti@l column last week that she didn’t expect Cruise to be angry that she was going public with these revelations.
“I really don’t think he cares,” she said. “I hope one day he can live his life.”
Cruise has not commented publicly on Remini’s claims but the Church of Scientology has denied the actress’ allegations.
“Sadly, bitterness and anger are common threads through Ms. Remini’s life,” the church wrote in a statement on its website. “Rather than take responsibility for self-inflicted problems, she is quick to blame others.”
By Peter Sblendorio
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS