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Leah Remini: Church of Scientology wanted me to convert Kevin James

Leah Remini's latest claim in her fight against Scientology is that the church pressured her to convert her longtime co-star Kevin James.

"They always tried to get me to, [asking] 'Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?'" Remini told People.

"I was like, ‘Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it,'" she said.

The actress, who starred alongside James for nine years in "King of Queens," said the church eventually stopped harping her.

"They let it go after a while, but usually you’d be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years," she explained.

A rep for the Church of Scientology denied Remini's claims telling Fox News they never asked the actress to "recruit" James.

"Leah Remini never made this claim in her book so now fabricates it to garner more tabloid press," a rep for Church of Scientology told us. "The only thing we know about Kevin James is what Remini repeatedly told the Church—that he was a bully. We counseled her to be more open and communicate with him so they could get along better."

A rep for Remini had no comment. A rep for James did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

Remini stars in a docu-series on A&E in which she explained why she left Scientology after 30 years. The Emmy-nominated series is now in its second season and investigates ex-Scientologist's allegations of abuse within the church.

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