Former King of Queens star, Leah Remini is speaking out for the first time since deciding to leave the Church of Scientology.

Remini, who was one of the most well known members of the church released a statement to People Magazine saying, “I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support.”

“It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people,” a source told the Post’s Page Six. “She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks noreligion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of ‘religion.'”

The church wouldn’t comment on Leah leaving telling the Hollywood Reporter, “The Church respects the privacy of parishioners and has no comment about any individual Church member.”

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