Leah Remini has quit the Church of Scientology, and her former friend Kristie Alley isn't happy about it.
News broke last week that the "King of Queens" actress quit Scientology, supposedly following years of interrogations and thought modifications. The probing allegedly came after she questioned Scientology leader David Miscavige about the church's practices and why his wife hadn't been seen in public, according to the Huffington Post.
The 43-year-old actress was one of Scientology's most famous members, and was involved with the group for about three decades. She had defended it publicly on numerous occasions.
Journalist and former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega said Alley was "livid" with Remini for leaving the church.
"Our sources tell us that Alley worked the phones that day, raising a stink with the personnel at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre -- what were church officials going to do about Remini's defection?" Ortega wrote on Twitter. "A meeting was called for Alley and other celebrities to get a briefing from church executives about what was going on and what they planned to do about it."
How about giving her a cake? People do that at work all the time.
The meeting was supposedly held at the home of longtime Scientologist Melinda Brownstone, who was one of Remini's best friends until they had a falling out in 2008. Alley tweeted about being at Brownstone's house just days after the first report of Remini's exit surfaced.
Alley has been a staunch defender of Scientology, crediting it with helping her kick a cocaine addiction. She said a friend sent her the book "Dianetics" by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard while she was battling drug abuse.
"Somehow I got through (the book), and I thought either (Scientology) is the world's biggest scam or I thought this is how I am going to get rid of this hideous compulsion," she told "Entertainment Tonight."
Confirming her split from Scientology, Remini released a statement on July 11 thanking fans and the media for their support.