Leah Remini is once again speaking out about her much-talked about decision to leave the Church of Scientology last summer. Why did she do it?
In an interview with Buzzfeed, she cites "dozens" of factors that led to her July 2013 exit, but none as important as her 9-year-old daughter, Sofia.
"She was getting to the age where the acclimation into the Church would have to start," Remini explains, referring to Scientology's "auditing" process.
That brought up memories of the actress' own experience with the Church as a child, and how it affected her relationship with her mother, Vicki.
Vicki moved the family to a Scientology compound in Clearwater, Fla., shortly before Remini's 10th birthday, and spent a lot of time at the Church.
"I started thinking of my own childhood and how I grew up resenting my mother because she was never home," she says of that time in her life.