When it comes to the Church of Scientology, Leah Remini continues to be an open book—especially when discussing the church's key players, Tom Cruise and his ex-wife, former member Katie Holmes.
On the heels of her tell-all memoir release and in-depth interview regarding her revelations, the former King of Queens actress has now responded to the actress who caused her a lot of "time and pain" while a parishioner.
"At the time, I was fighting with her," she told Good Morning America's Amy Robach, tears swelling in her eyes after Robach read Holmes' statement. "Now, I know really what she was going through."
Remini described the kind of patrolling that went on within the church as "an environment where everyone is writing each other up." It inevitably caused a great rift between the two families.
"I had no idea she was going through probably a lot more and looking back now and seeing her and Suri out there in the world, and her being able to be with her daughter and live her life, I'm touched by it because I know now she did what she did leaving in the way that she did because she had to protect her daughter," the 45-year-old mother acknowledged.