Jada Pinkett Smith Finally Responds To Scientology Rumors

She addressed Leah Remini's recent claims via a series of tweets.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Jada Pinkett Smith is setting the record straight, once and for all.

During a recent interview with The Daily Beast, actress Leah Remini, who has been vocal about her experiences with the Church of Scientology and its celebrity members, claimed that Jada has been involved with Scientology for "a long time."

"I know Jada's in. I know Jada's in. She's been in Scientology a long time," Remini said. "I never saw Will [Smith] there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They opened up a Scientology school, and have since closed it. But Jada, I had seen her at the Scientology Celebrity Centre all the time."

Remini is most likely referencing the New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas, California, a school that opened in 2008 after being funded in large part by Will and Jada. The institution closed its doors in 2013 after parents got wind of an alleged Scientology-inspired curriculum and responded with outrage and potential lawsuits.

On Tuesday, Pinkett Smith responded to Remini's statements in a series of tweets.

"I recently lit Shabbat candles with Rabbi Bentley at Temple Sinai... but I am not Jewish," she wrote. "I have prayed in mosques all over the world... but I am not a Muslim. I have read the Bhagavad Gita... but I am not a Hindu. I have chanted and meditated in some of the most magnificent temples on earth... but I am not a Buddhist."

"I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech... but I am not a Scientologist. I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not. NO ONE ELSE can hold that power," she concluded.

Check out her tweets below.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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