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‘It’s tearing families apart’: Leah Remini explains why she’s trying to bring down Scientology

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Leah Remini arrives at the ABC TCA Party Summer 2012 (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

According to E! NewsKing of Queens star Leah Remini discussed her “passion” for taking down the Church of Scientology in a roundtable discussion of reality TV stars.

Remini, whose documentary series Scientology and the Aftermath investigates and exposes the secretive celebrity church, told The Hollywood Reporter‘s reality TV roundtable that the dangers of Scientology is misunderstood in popular culture.

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“The Church of Scientology has been in the news, but more so for fodder and a headline,” she told her roundtable co-hosts. “What we are trying to do is show that this is a real thing that’s tearing families apart. People really had no idea.”

Remini continued by saying that many in the entertainment industry tried to steer her away from exposing the cultish religion, but that she felt compelled to do so.

“Everybody on my team told me not to. They want me to be an actress. They don’t want me to be known as somebody who does a show about Scientology. I’m like, ‘What am I going to do? Not do it? This is my passion,'” she said.

Watch Remini’s entire roundtable discussion of Scientology below, via The Hollywood Reporter.

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"Lock her up," the crowds chanted. To which Trump replied, "Now [the chants] are happening with [Joe] Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say, 'lock her up,' they always blame me and I have nothing to do with it."

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After the crowd chants "lock her up!" for Hillary Clinton, Trump says "now [the chants] are happening with Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say 'lock her up,' they always blame me & I have nothing to do with it." pic.twitter.com/SjKrfadJIv

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It sent people into flames of rage claiming that it was an example of a Republican governor behaving like a segregationist from the 1950s.

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