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'ShamWow Guy' Calls Leah Remini 'Brave;' Notes Possible Danger of Leaving Scientology

August 13, 2013|1:35 pm

The actor and writer most known for his commercial pitching of the supposed wonder product ShamWow has given words of caution for Leah Remini over her decision to leave Scientology.

Vince Offer, known to many as "the ShamWow Guy," said in an interview with the celebrity gossip site TMZ earlier this week that while he respected Remini he could not comment further.  "That's why I can't really talk about it…I want to be around," said Offer, a former Scientologist who called Remini's decision to leave "pretty brave."

Offer also told the off-camera TMZ reporter that he would not get into details since he had an agreement with the Church of Scientology that he would leave them alone if they left him alone.  "Otherwise it wouldn't be you following me it would be something different. You know what I am saying?" said Offer to the TMZ reporter.

Last month, Remini announced she was leaving Scientology, which she had belonged to for almost 30 years. Remini's older sister, Nicole, had left the church years earlier.

"I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world," said Remini in a statement.

Remini has received much support from celebrities, including fellow former Scientologist Paul Haggis, an Academy Award-winning director who left Scientology in 2009.

Recently Haggis penned an open letter to Remini commending her "brave" decision to leave the Church of Scientology. Haggis also chastised many celebrities who belonged to Scientology who he said "attacked" her by "disparaging her character."

While Remini has not offered a specific reason for leaving Scientology, many believe it is in relation to the current administration of David Miscavige, current "ecclesiastical leader" of the Church.

Offer's words came not long after Remini opted to file a missing persons report for the wife of Miscavige, who has not been seen in public for about six years.  In a statement, the Church of Scientology decried the missing persons report as "nothing more than a publicity stunt for Ms. Remini."

"This ill-advised, ludicrous self-promotion and the media inquiries it generated caused an inexcusable distraction for the LAPD," stated the Church of Scientology.

Last week the Los Angeles Police Department declared the case closed when they met with allegedly missing Shelly Miscavige.

"Our missing persons detectives have met with the alleged missing person within the past two days. We consider this case closed," said the police to ABC News.

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