August 9th, 2013
10:39 AM ET

Leah Remini vs. Scientology

Ever since Leah Remini left the church of Scientology, speculation has swirled about why she left. But her sister said in an interview last month that it all started when Remini questioned the whereabouts of her friend, Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology head David Miscavige.

Now it appears Remini is taking steps to try and find her by filing a missing persons report, CNN's Pamela Brown reports. In response, the church is calling her latest action "ill advised, ludicrous self-promotion."

The LAPD confirmed a report for Miscavige was filed and says it is possible it was filed by Remini. The LAPD also tells CNN the report is unfounded and has since been closed.

CNN tried to reach Remini for comment, but she didn't reply.

"We have been involved in Scientology for 30, 35 years of our life," says Nicole Remini, Leah's sister, in an interview last month with myTalk Radio in Minneapolis-St.Paul. She states that her sister's problems with Scientology started at Tom Cruise and Katie Homes' wedding when she asked Miscavige about the whereabout of his wife Shelly.

According to Nicole, that question led to others and ultimately to Leah leaving Scientology.

Shelly has reportedly not been seen in public for several years. In a statement to CNN earlier this month, the church of Scientology said "Mrs. Miscavige is doing fine and is still very active with the church."

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