Jada Pinkett Smith Fires Back At Scientology Allegations

Scientology back in the news

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Church of Scientology

Are you watching the docu-series ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath?’ If so here is an update you may be interested in. In short, Remini has alleged that Jada Pinkett Smith is a member of the controversial Scientology movement. The movement has been accused of many things by former members including sleep deprivation, wealth confiscation, torture, as well as forced isolationism.  After claims that she is a member of Scientology, Jada has now fired back.

Via Daily Mail:

Jada Pinkett Smith has rubbished claims she is a Scientologist.

The Girls Trip star took to Twitter on Tuesday after actress Leah Remini – who left the controversial sci-fi cult in 2013 – alleged that she had seen the 46-year-old beauty at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles on many occasions.

Jada – who has 19-year-old son Jaden and 16-year-old daughter Willow with husband Will Smith – insists that just because she has visited the Scientology Celebrity Centre doesn’t make her a follower of the quasi religion, just as her trips to various mosques, temples and Christian churches around the world do not make her a follower of any of the religions associated with those places of worship.”

You can see additional tweets in Smith’s Twitter timeline. What caused all of this? Actress Leah Remini of Kevin Can Wait recently stated that Jada is, in fact, a Scientologist during an interview with The Daily Beast.

“I know Jada’s in. I know Jada’s in. She’s been in Scientology a long time,” Remini states. “I never saw Will [Smith] there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They opened up a Scientology school, and have since closed it. But Jada, I had seen her at the Scientology Celebrity Centre all the time.” (Pinkett Smith did not return multiple requests for comment.)”

Leah Remini (left) Jada Pinkett Smith (right)
Leah Remini (left) Jada Pinkett Smith (right)

Scientology is described as a set of beliefs and controversial practices created in the 1950’s by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

Hubbard who has been given accolades by the Guinness Book of World Records. “The most published works by one author is 1,084 by L. Ron Hubbard (USA) whose first work was published in February 1934 and the last in March 2006” states Guinness.

In one of his controversial claims, Hubbard allegedly once stated that billions of extra-terrestrial entities were sent to Earth by a dictator, who he refers to as “Xenu” of the “Galactic Confederacy.” Included in his claim of “Galactic Confederacy,” the Scientology founder states that the “Confederacy” is actually comprised of 26 stars and 76 planets which include Earth – who gathered them around some type of volcanoes that were later annihilated by these aliens with hydrogen bombs.

Scientology has gained notoriety in recent years after stars in Hollywood have openly admitted being on the roster of followers of the controversial movement. Well known stars include John Travolta as well as Tom Cruise.

However Remini is not the only star who left Scientology. Per TV Guide other stars include Nicole Kidman, Mimi Rogers, and Jerry Seinfeld. But the list doesn’t stop there.  Here is a quick clip from Entertainment Tonight in regards to a statement put out by Katie Holmes referring to comments from Ms. Remini:

Other Hollywood notables include Lisa Marie Presley, Arrested Development star Jeffrey Tambor, and the late Christopher Reeve. The list goes on. Issac Hayes, who voiced the “Chef” character of South Park angrily left the show – which he contributed to – after the first airing of an episode poking fun at the movement. Sharing in his outrage would be Tom Cruise. Cruise, one of Scientology’s biggest cheerleaders, allegedly threatened to back out of contract during Mission: Impossible III over the segment.

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