The actress was responding to accusations made by TV star Leah Remini (King of Queens) in a memoir she wrote after leaving the religion in 2013.
Pinkett Smith wrote a series of tweets on Tuesday (19 September) in response to Remini's statements clarifying her involvement with the secretive religion.
In the book, Remini claims that Pinkett Smith was invited by Tom Cruise - a well-known member - to play a game of “hide-and-seek with a bunch of grown-ups" in a secluded location. Remini recently added: "I know Jada’s in. She’s been in Scientology a long time."
"I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist,” Pinkett Smith wrote in reference to the teaching method developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The Girls Trip star, who is married to Will Smith went on to detail her experiences with other religions arguing that she practices "human kindness" instead of any specific religion.
She wrote: "I have prayed in mosques all over the world... but I am not a Muslim. I have chanted and meditated in some of the most magnificent temples on earth… but I am not a Buddhist.
"I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not."
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