Leah Remini Claims Scientology Wanted Her To Convert Costar

Leah Remini has been an open book when it comes to her negative experience with the Church of Scientology, and she revealed yet another chapter to People this week.

While working alongside Kevin James on The King of Queens, Remini says the church was pushing her to recruit her long-time costar.

“They always tried to get me to, [asking] ‘Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?” Remini alleged. She claimed she was always respectful of James’ Catholicism throughout the nine seasons of the hit sitcom.

The church denies these claims, which are part of a series of accusations Remini has brought to the public in her efforts to fight the religion since leaving it in 2013.

The star's show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, follows former Scientology members as they tell their stories. The series premiered last year, and is now in its second season.