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‘DWTS’ alum Kirstie Alley blasts fellow alum Leah Remini: ‘She’s a bigot’

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Season 17 “Dancing with the Stars” alum, actress Leah Remini, has been very vocal about her break from the Church of Scientology in July. As one of the organization’s more famous members for 30 years, the public split has drawn a great deal of attention. According to ABC News on Dec. 6, Kirstie Alley, also a “Dancing with the Stars” alum, is lashing out at Remini for her church-bashing comments.

Remini, 43, called her time with the controversial organization time filled with “interrogations” and “thought modifications.” She appeared on “The View” a few weeks ago and told host Barbara Walters that she face repercussions for her decision to leave the church. In keeping with church doctrine, she is to be shunned by friends and family who are still part of the organization.

Kirstie Alley, 62, is proud of her commitment to Scientology and seems to take offense to remarks made by Remini. She appeared on “The Howard Stern” show Wednesday where she disputed Remini’s allegation that she can no longer have relationships with friends and family still in Scientology.

“You’re not shunned, you’re not chased. All that’s just (expletive),” Alley said. “I want everyone to know I have hundreds of friends and people that I know that have come into Scientology and left Scientology.”

Alley went on to say that generalizing and making blanket statements about a group that are malicious and labelling Scientology as evil has made Remini her enemy.

The actress said she has blocked Remini on her Twitter account and went on to say, “She’s a bigot.”

The Church of Scientology publicly claims that members are free to maintain relationships with former members. It declined to make a statement on Remini’s departure. In July the church told ABC News that it respects the privacy of parishioners and had no other comment. Remini’s publicist had no comments regarding Alley’s comments.

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