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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.

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Leah Remini opened up about her split from Scientology on the season premiere of Ellen, saying she's "OK" since leaving the controversial faith this summer.

Not that her break from the church was without consequence.

"We lost friends who can no longer talk to us who are still in the organization," Leah Remini said, noting that current members can't talk to ex-members.

"But we have other friends, who are not in the church, who have stood by us and that's all we can ask for," Remini added, and Ellen said she's one of them.

Asked why she left, Remini's answer was similar to but less revealing than past explanations she's given, saying her mom got her into it when she was young.

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Leah Remini is allegedly still battling Scientology, and the whereabouts of the long-unseen wife of church leader David Miscavige is the sticking point.

The actress has filed a missing person’s report with the LAPD regarding Shelly Miscavige, whose vanishing indirectly led to Leah leaving the religion.

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“Our missing persons unit informed us that [Remini] did file a missing person report on a Shelly Miscavige,” a spokesperson for the LAPD said.

“That is all we are going to say at this time.”

News of her LAPD filing was first reported by anti-Scientology journalist Tony Ortega, who also was among the first to report on her rift with the church.

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Leah Remini has broken her silence regarding her defection from Scientology, issuing her most direct words to date about her decision to leave the church.

Remini and her entire family left Scientology after a bizarre series of events that allegedly include A-list stars writing “knowledge reports” about her.

Leah’s questions about the whereabouts of church head David Miscavige’s wife Shelly, reportedly created controversy among Scientology's hierarchy.

“We stand united, my family and I, and I think that says a lot about who we are, and what we’re about,” Remini told People magazine on Saturday.

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The Church of Scientology has lost Leah Remini.

The New York Post's Page Six claims that the actress has made a "dramatic break" from the controversial religion practiced by many celebrities.

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The Post says the former co-host of The Talk questioned and objected to many common practices within the Church, and criticized its leader, David Miscavige.

"She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt," a source is quoted as saying in Page Six, citing its "interrogations" and "thought modifications."

Moreover, Remini, 43, "questioned the validity of excommunication of people" or tearing apart families or abusing people "under the umbrella of 'religion.'"

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