Although Tom Cruise hasn't been seen publicly with his 14-year-old daughter, Suri, in years, Leah Remini has a hunch that that's all by design.
Leah, a former Scientologist, believes that the actor will try to "lure" the teen, whom he shares with Katie Holmes, into the religion when she gets older.
"Scientology considers Katie a suppressive person which is an enemy and therefore Tom believes, like all Scientologists, that he can't be connected to Suri," Leah told the New York Post. "I'm sure his master plan is to wait until Suri gets older so that he can lure her into Scientology and away from her mother."
Tom and Katie split in 2012 when Suri was 6 years old.
"I knew Katie when she was in (Scientology) and she seemed very indoctrinated into Tom's world," she said. "But as time went on, and I understood why she did what she did to protect her daughter … I'm only assuming that there's some type of agreement to protect her daughter."
The "King of Queens" actress added that she's "really proud" of Katie "for getting her daughter out of something that would have been potentially very toxic and dangerous for not only Suri but for their relationship."
Since 2013, Leah has made it her mission to bring down Scientology, the religion in which she was raised. After actor Danny Masterson, a prominent Scientologist, had been charged with raping three women earlier this year, she tweeted, "This is just the beginning Scientology, your days of getting away with it is coming to an end."
The "That '70s Show" star has proclaimed his innocence via his lawyer.
Last year, Leah spoke to two of Danny's accusers on the finale of her Emmy-winning A&E docuseries, "Scientology and the Aftermath." The interview aired after four women filed a lawsuit against the actor, the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in August 2019 for allegedly stalking and intimidating them in an effort to silence them after they filed sexual assault claims against the star. According to The Blast, the lawsuit alleged that the religion engaged in a "conspiracy to cover up that Daniel Masterson sexually assaulted four young women."
The church has often spoken out against Leah, stating that her show is full of "lies, distortions and exhortations to hate and bigotry." A statement last year claimed, "Leah Remini has blood on her hands."
Leah has acknowledged that the church is very powerful, but she still refuses to stay silent.
"At the end of the day, I can't live my life in fear of doing the right thing because I'm fearful that something is going to happen to me," she said. "I mean, I have a daughter that's where really my concern is. I don't want my daughter to ever get caught up in this."