Leah Remini is not buying Tom Cruise’s explosive, on-set COVID-19 rant, instead claiming he’s doing it all for publicity.
The “Scientology and the Aftermath” host told The Underground Bunker, an anti-Scientology website, on Wednesday that Cruise’s angry outburst toward film staff was just for show and that his “abusive” personality is nothing new.
“I would bet that Tom had this rant written for him and had his Scientology assistant record and release it,” she claimed, saying Cruise blew his top “for public relations only.”
“Tom’s reaction that was released yesterday shows his true personality,” Remini, 50, said.
“He is an abusive person. I witnessed it, I’ve been a recipient of it on a small level, and I’ve been told of similar abuse by his former girlfriend, his employees, and his friends. This is the real Tom.”
The Sun released audio recordings last week of Cruise berating staff on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” in England.
The “Top Gun” star erupted when he saw two crew members within six feet of each other, the outlet reported.
Cruise then threatened that he’d fire them is they didn’t follow strict COVID-19 during production.
“If I see you do it again, you’re f—ing gone,” he can be heard yelling on audiotape . “And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it — and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f—ing do it again.”
Five staffers later quit as a result of Cruise’s rant.