In an interview with Howard Stern Monday morning, actress Kirstie Alley dished about Scientology and her feud with ex-Scientologist Leah Remini.
Well, sort of. In the limited way that Scientologists can dish about Scientology because all the Scientology things are secrets you must pay ungodly amounts of money for.
Anyway, Alley informed Stern that she is proud to now be an OT-7, OT meaning “Operating Thetan.” This is the same level as Tom Cruise, which she described by saying, “It means that you have gotten rid of all the things that would create aberrated behavior in you that you didn’t want.”
However, it apparently also means she now has lots of magic powers, like the ability to READ YOUR VERY MIND. Which means it is possible that right now she knows that I am thinking, “Jesus Christ. ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ was hilarious. Why does Kirstie Alley have to be a freaking Scientologist of all things?”
OT-VII is like, one step away from OT-VII, which is like, the highest level in all of Scientology, at which point you understand all the secrets of the universe, how L. Ron Hubbard is basically God and Jesus was a pedophile, and also you can start moving objects with your mind. I am not looking forward to meeting any OT-VII, Kirstie Alley-variety or otherwise.
Stern asked her if she was actually a Scientologist or just a paid spokesperson for the religion, and Alley responded by saying “I’m not some fucking fake OT-7!”–which, you know, is a thing I say at least once a day.
Alley also addressed her feud with former Scientologist, Leah Remini, who is now an outspoken critic of the religion. Remini left Scientology after getting in trouble for asking why David Miscavige’s wife Shelly (who has not been seen in public for about a decade) was not at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding.
“She left the religion and she was very critical,” Alley said. “That’s just sort of water under the bridge. There’s nothing going on and there was nothing going on for years. I didn’t shun her, but if a lot of people are rejecting you, at some point you gotta ask, ‘What am I doing?’ I mean, that’s what I would have asked myself.”
FACT, the Church of Scientology does actually have a whole thing where if you leave, or speak ill of the church, no one in the church is supposed to talk to you. It’s called “disconnection” and those being shunned are called “suppressive persons.” Any Scientologist caught talking to Leah Remini could get in trouble and subsequently sent to “The Hole ” or something. Which, by the way, is where some suspect Shelly Miscavige is!
Also, I’m pretty sure Leah Remini still has friends. Just not Scientology friends. Which is probably a plus, at least for her wallet.