Kirstie Alley is no stranger to dieting and has been a practicing Scientologist for 30 years. So perhaps it is only natural to suspect that her new weight loss initiative, called Organic Liason, might somehow be connected to her beliefs.
Indeed, it might be coincidental that the Organic Liason headquarters are in the same city, indeed the same building as those of Scientology, The Buzz points out. Among Alley’s executive team are prominent Scientologists such as Michelle Seward, Thomas Lovejoy, Anne Archer, Saul Lipson and Kelly Preston – the wife of Scientology champion John Travolta. Although this is seemingly coincidence too.
In fact, Alley claims that merely 10% of her company is made up of Scientologists. The 59-year-old felt an urge to speak out about the accusations and told People:
“That I would need to clarify or defend the intentions or affiliations of my LLC business corporation in the year 2010 is indicative of the intolerances that we as a country still need to overcome.”
Alley, who formerly claimed losing weight helped her quit smoking, was reportedly dismayed by her confrontation on the Today Show, where presenter Meredith Vieira asked the star outright whether or not the diet was connected to Scientology, given its base address and the number of Scientologist company directors.
“It’s not true. It’s not true,” Alley assured Vieira. “I’m the top executive. The address in Clearwater is my accountant, and he’s a Scientology Jew. I don’t know what to say to it.”
“Here’s the deal: if I wanted this to be a scientology company exclusively, I would have made it that way,” she later told People. “And I would have told the world ‘This is the first-ever Scientology whatever!’ I have nothing against doing that.”
Organic Liason claims to be a brand new and innovative approach to dieting. Members are encouraged to take weight loss supplements and eat more organic products. They also receive 24 hour support and guidance, such as recipes, meal plans and organic grocery store finders, to help them achieve their goal.