Tom Cruise personally abuses fellow Scientologists: Leah Remini
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Tom Cruise personally abuses fellow Scientologists, ex-Scientologist Leah Remini told the Daily Beast.

The actor, who is part of the organization's senior leadership "personally administered punishment on a high-ranking member of the church," on the orders of the organization's top commander, Remini says she was told by a senior official.

“I think people think [Cruise is] an innocent victim in all of this. Most Scientologists are, and I can actually say this about most Scientologists because I was in it, so I know my own heart,” Remini told the Daily Beast. “He is not in the same category as the average Scientologist... Where Tom is concerned, that is very different,” she adds. “He is very aware of the abuses that go on in Scientology. He’s been part of it.”

According to Remini, the organization's boss, who is also Cruise's best friend, threatens wayward members with a personal beating from the 56-year-old Cruise, who stands five feet and seven inches tall.

“He’s best friends with David Miscavige, so he’s privy to the punishments that David Miscavige doles out, and I’ve been told by a senior executive of Scientology, who was there, that David Miscavige constantly threatened the staff at Gold Base with bringing Tom Cruise to Gold Base to kick their f*cking asses,” Remini said.

Read the report here.