Actress Leah Remini’s quest to find Shelly Miscavige, the wife of controversial Scientology leader David Miscavige, ended almost as quickly as it began… and the Church is not happy with the former “King of Queens” star.
Hours after Remini filed a missing person report over the whereabouts of Shelly, who has reportedly not been seen in public in over six years, the Los Angeles Police Department deemed the case closed.
“The LAPD has classified the report as unfounded, indicating that Shelly is not missing,” Detective Gus Villanueva told E! Online.
Despite the anticlimactic outcome, TMZ reports that the Church of Scientology is putting the 43-year-old actress, who publicly split with the church last month, on blast over the inquiry.
“The entire episode was nothing more than a publicity stunt for Ms. Remini, cooked up with unemployed, anti-religious zealots who blog on the fringe of the Internet,” a rep for the organization said in a statement. “Sadly, rather than move on with her life and career, Ms. Remini has aligned herself with a handful of untrustworthy, lunatic tabloid sources who obsessively harass the Church to advance their selfish agendas.”
In addition, the rep said the Church believes Leah’s actions are “an inexcusable distraction for the LAPD.”
Remini’s troubles with the Church and her quest to find Shelley reportedly began at the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, where the actress was reprimanded for asking why Shelly did not attend with her husband.
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