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Leah Remini Is Lucky To Be Alive, Says Former Scientology Member

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Leah Remini (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)
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Leah Remini has recently boldly gone where few stars have gone before: Into a public battle with the Church of Scientology. Now, another brave former member is saying that Remini is lucky to still be around...meaning, we gather, that he would not be surprised had the Church decided to off her. TMZ caught up with Vince Offer—a.k.a. the guy who once promoted ShamWow—and he told them that he can't say much about what's going on with the Church. He did say, though, that he thinks Remini is "brave" for going toe-to-toe with them, but that that's all he can really say.

I can't really talk about it...I want to be around...otherwise it wouldn't be you following me, it would be something different...

Remini's fight with Scientology began back in July, when she claimed that the church had brainwashed her. She also openly wondered what happened to Shelly Miscavige, church leader David Miscavige's wife, who hasn't been seen for some time.

As for Offer, his beef began when he accused several members of the church of trying to steal his business—the SlapChop—from him.