Katie Holmes responds to Leah Remini's Scientology interview: I regret upsetting her
Katie Holmes is responding to Leah Remini's interview about Tom Cruise and why she left Scientology.
After the King of Queens star said in her 20/20 that she was once written up by the church when she told the Holmes and ex-husband Tom Cruise to "Get a freaking room," representatives for Holmes told ABC News in a statement on her behalf, "I regret having upset Leah in the past and wish her only the best in the future."
Holmes, who divorced from Cruise in 2012, declined to be interviewed for the program. Remini says on the night in question. Cruise was "forcibly kissing Katie."
"You can assume if you say something that is critical of the church, you will be written up. Husband, wife, mother, daughter, it's what the group does to regulate itself," she says, admitting she had written some reports herself.
In a statement to ET, the Church of Scientology said: "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses."
Remini defended herself from the exploitation argument in the 20/20 interview, saying, "I wish I, too, could get over 30 years of this quickly. Unfortunately it's going to take some time."
Dan Harris' full exclusive interview with Remini airs on ABC News' 20/20 tonight at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.