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Ex Scientologist Leah Remini Loses Weight on ‘DWTS’ Ahead of Scientology Court Battle [UPDATE]

By Staff Reporter on Nov 15, 2013 09:32 PM EST

Since joining the cast of DWTS, ex-scientologist Leah Remini has experienced quite the weight loss. Her new figure comes ahead of a court battle involving the Church of Scientology, where Remini will be testifying.

Remini’s dance partner, Tony Dovolani, recently took to the internet to praise Leah’s performance...and new figure. He told readers that the competition has been good for Remini:

“She's looking good! I’ve noticed that her clothes are a lot tighter and she is feeling good about herself. It's a great feeling to see your student blossom. Leah actually insists on not stepping on a scale, but she did say the show has changed her body quite a bit and she's had to change her wardrobe completely.”

That’s great news for Leah, who will soon be appearing in court. She’s not being sued, however, she is set to testify in the case. Of course, that's only if she is allowed to have her day in court. 

Gossip site Radar Online is alleging that the Church of Scientology is trying to block Remini from speaking in court. In an exclusive statement they received from Mark Weigand, counsel for the plaintiff, he indicates that they wouldn’t like to hear what Remini has to say:

“It was delayed by agreement to take her deposition at a later date. As of right now, the date is not set in stone. [Scientologists] don’t particularly want that deposition taken. But we’re entitled to discovery on matters that are relevant, and this is a relevant matter.”

The lawsuit, which was filed by Monique and Marty Rathbun, claims that the couple has been harassed by the church and its leader, David Miscavige. According to official court documents:

“[Monique] has been subjected to numerous, aggressive attempts to intimidate her… She has been targeted at home, at work, and anywhere else that she happens to be. She has been harassed, insulted, surveilled, photographed, videotaped, defamed, and humiliated to such a degree as to shock the conscience of any decent, law-abiding person.”

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