One of Scientology’s biggest strongholds is in Hollywood, where there are many members including John Travolta, Cruise, and actress Elisabeth Moss.
Since leaving the Church of Scientology in 2013, actress Leah Remini has been very outspoken about her criticisms of the organization, which she sees as a cult that is defrauding people.
Remini wrote a book about her experiences with the church, which was created by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, and she currently stars in a documentary series called “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” where she talks to ex-members of the church about their experiences.
The most famous member of the Church of Scientology is 55-year-old actor Tom Cruise. Cruise’s ties to the organization have led to controversy before, such as a 2005 interview with Matt Lauer on “The Today Show.” The actor came across as smug and delusional to many in a heated debate, during which he argued against anti-depressants and specifically called out actress Brooke Shields for taking them.