Leah Remini will write a tell-all memoir documenting her split with the Church of Scientology, according to a report in Us Weekly.
"It will include my experiences, everything that's taboo to talk about," the "King of Queens" star dished to the magazine at the DesignCare event in Malibu.
Remini isn't the only celebrity Scientology follower to part ways with the controversial religion in recent years. "Million Dollar Baby" director Paul Haggis also broke with the church over its views on gay rights, and penned a widely read open letter explaining his decision.
In addition, the church has been criticized by investigative reporters like Lawrence Wright and Janet Reitman for exploiting some members and subjecting them to physical and psychological abuse.
Remini is following a similar approach to Haggis by making her grievances public. The actress reportedly became increasingly disillusioned with Scientology head David Miscavige's leadership style and the fact that her questions about the whereabouts of his wife, Shelly, were treated with derision. Shelly Miscavige has been out of the spotlight since 2005.
An unnamed source told the New York Post that Remini "...believes public pressure will open further investigation to [what has] stayed covered for so long."
Spokespeople for Scientology and Remini did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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