Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini says the Church of Scientology is out to “destroy people’s lives” if they criticize the controversial religious sect. Remini garnered national headlines when she left the Church of Scientology in 2013. Since then, she has been a vocal critic of the group. Earlier this month, while at the news site Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event, Remini said that in her series,

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which focuses on former members’ experiences with Scientology, she wanted to “continue to tell these people’s stories until somebody steps in to do something about it.” “We believed that as Scientologists we had the answers and everybody else was lost,” said Remini. “This is about a doctrine that calls to destroy people’s lives when they speak out.” In 2013, Remini publicly left the Church of Scientology after belonging to the sect since childhood. She eventually converted back to Roman Catholicism. READ MORE