Leah Remini just scored her very first Emmy earn.
About the weekend, the actress and former Scientologist received the Inventive Arts Emmy award for greatest informational sequence or exclusive for her A&E sequence, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”
The actress thanked mom Vicki, who experienced introduced her daughter into the Church of Scientology when Remini was a baby.
“Mom, thank you. You are formally forgiven for receiving us into a cult,” the former “King of Queens” star quipped in accepting the Emmy, according to Deadline. Her mom was in the audience to rejoice her daughter’s earn, the media outlet reported.
Remini focused her Emmy to the “brave kinds,” the former Scientologists who advised their tales all through the sequence.
“I’m so happy to share this,” Remini explained, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not an quick job, but they have been the kinds putting their tales out there for all people to listen to. And we are honored to be the vessel to explain to [individuals] stories. … This belongs to our contributors, the courageous kinds, who are telling their tales.”
“The way the firm has responded with out getting responsibility for what they do to people, I will need to keep on,” Remini advised The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. “It would be another [situation] if they stopped striving to discredit everyone’s tales and explained, ‘If you really do not like it, really do not be portion of Scientology.’”
Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology firm continues to dispute Remini’s statements about hazardous practices inside the firm. It even established a internet site focused to discrediting her.
But Remini won’t again down. She advised The Hollywood Reporter, “Until the working day I no for a longer time have this platform, I won’t be silent.”