Leah Remini to Testify in Scientology Harassment Lawsuit (Report)

Leah Remini
Leah Remini
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Leah Remini is reportedly set to testify in a harassment lawsuit filed by the wife of a former high-ranking Scientology official.

The former King of Queens star, who publicly split with the church in July, will be deposed Oct. 15 in Los Angeles in a lawsuit brought by Monique Rathbun, reports Scientology blogger Tony Ortega.

Rathbun's husband, Mark “Marty” Rathbun, was once Scientology leader David Miscavige's top lieutenant. The lawsuit claims the church has harassed and kept tabs on Monique Rathbun for four years. She is suing in Texas, and has already received a temporary restraining order against the church. Her lawsuit claims Scientology reps showed up at her home 199 days in a row in 2012 to intimidate her. It also blames two anonymous pranks on the church -- one in which a sex toy was sent to her workplace, and another in which flowers were sent to a female coworker, with a forged, suggestive note making it seem that the flowers were from Rathbun.

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Remini previously filed a missing persons report with the Los Angeles Police Department for Shelly Miscavige, the wife of David Miscavige. According to Ortega's website, The Underground Bunker, Shelly Miscavige has not been seen publicly since 2006, but the LAPD ruled that the report was "unfounded."

Since her public break with the church, Remini has gone on to appear on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, and on the Sept. 23 live episode of the show, she said Scientology wanted her to fail on the show, "so they can say, 'Look what happens when you leave.' "

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On last month's season premiere of Ellen, Remini said she had lost friends since leaving the church, saying the organization did not allow church members speak to people who had left.

Reps for Scientology and Remini did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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