Leah Remini Shares Upsetting Details Of Katie Holmes' Custody Agreement

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Leah Remini Shares Upsetting Details Of Katie Holmes' Custody Agreement

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King of Queens star Leah Remini has been making headlines nonstop since her reality series Scientology and the Aftermath launched in 2015.

The actress, once a member of the controversial Church of Scientology, now interviews former members who say they have "escaped" the religion.

And she has been in a high profile feud with the church since the show's debut.

Now, Remini has made headlines again with new allegations about Katie Holmes' unusual divorce agreement with Tom Cruise.

Is Tom Cruise banned from speaking to his children?

Remini has singled out Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise a number of times.

The actor is a high-ranking Scientologist, and one of the church's most outspoken supporters.

But Remini has often accused Cruise of putting his religion before his own family.

The actress claimed that Cruise's older children, Connor and Isabella, once told her they were not on speaking terms with their mother, actress Nicole Kidman, because she was a "suppressive person."

Nicole Kidman and Children
Left:Connor and Isabella Cruise. Right: their mother Nicole Kidman.theconnorcruise - Instagram / Gage Skidmore- Flickr

Suppressive person (or SP) is a Scientology term for a church outsider who is meant to be shunned by practicing Scientologists.

Cruise, who has reportedly not seen his daughter Suri in years, has also been accused of avoiding her because she and Katie Holmes are both considered SPs.

Since their divorce in 2012, Cruise has confirmed that Holmes and Suri are no longer Scientologists.

But in a deposition, the actor called the claim that they were SPs "a distortion and simplification of the matter," before refusing to explain further.

"I don't want to just give an oversimplification of religious doctrine," he said.

When asked if Holmes had divorced Cruise to protect their daughter from his religion, Cruise was also testy.

"I find that question offensive," he replied. "There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion."

"She could lose custody of Suri. It's quite sick, really."

In a new interview with LaPalme, Remini has reignited rumors that Scientology is at the heart of Cruise and Holmes' divorce, and his troubled relationship with Suri.

The revelation came as Remini was wondering out loud why Cruise's ex-wives have not publicly spoken out against Scientology.

"I keep wondering: why haven't Katie Holmes or Nicole Kidman spoken out?" she asked. "I assume they were forced to sign prohibitive documents."

She went on to say that Holmes is "not allowed to have a meal with me, and we used to be close friends. She could lose custody of Suri. It's quite sick, really."

A representative for the Church of Scientology called Remini's claims "ridiculous."

"While we would prefer to ignore yet another of Leah Remini's over-the-top rants aimed at getting attention, she unfortunately continues to incite waves of anti-religious hate crimes," wrote spokesperson Karin Pouw.

But Remini isn't the first to suggest that Cruise and Holmes have an unusual divorce settlement that has restricted the actress' public life.

Jamie Foxx Katie Holmes
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Holmes' new relationship with actor Jamie Foxx recently became public knowledge, following the five year anniversary of her split from Cruise.

That prompted speculation that Holmes may have had a five-year "dating ban" written into her divorce settlement.

"Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce," a source told RadarOnline.

Such a rule would also explain why a public meeting with Remini could create custody trouble for Holmes.

For now, the website Gossip Cop writes that "Holmes still has primary custody of Suri and never set up a visitation schedule with Cruise."

"The young girl continues to live with her mom full-time in New York City and Los Angeles."

In her new interview, Remini also described being "harassed constantly" by members of the church for her television show.

"Members of [the Church of Scientology] go to my mother's restaurant, confront my little sister, and my step kids in San Francisco, trying to intimidate us," she revealed.

[H/T: Closer Weekly]

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