Jada Pinkett Smith took to Twitter to deny Leah Remini’s claims that she’s a Scientologist.
Earlier this week, Leah Remini told The Daily Beast that Jada was a member of the church.
“I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech,” Jada tweeted early Tuesday, referencing the set of written ideals originated by L. Ron Hubbard, who first published what would later become the foundation for Scientology practices in 1950. “But I am not a Scientologist.”
Jada attributes her Dianetics studies to a broader appreciation of world religions.
Remini, who recently won an Emmy for her Scientology-exposing A&E docu-series “Scientology and the Aftermath,” told The Daily Beast on Saturday that she had frequently seen Pinkett Smith at Scientology-related events and locations.
“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.”
In 2008, the Smiths opened a private school that raised concerns because some of its teachers were members of the Church of Scientology. Both Smiths have repeatedly insisted that they aren’t Scientologists themselves.