Mimi Faust Dishes on Racial Discrimination From Church of Scientology
It’s not secret that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Mimi Faust had quite the rough childhood, growing up with a parent who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Though Mimi has discussed being kicked out of the church as a teen, she recently opened up about the racial discrimination she endured as one of the few American American children in the church.
While chatting with host Egypt Sherrod on Madame Noire’s Moment of Truth series, Mimi reveals, “I used to get called names, like the n-word all the time. Any racial slur you can think of.” The list went on: “‘Tar baby’, ‘jigaboo’, you know things like that.”
Mimi also said that the members were physical with her, too. “They used to spit on me,” she recalls. “It was rough.”
Mimi also remembers being kicked out of the communal property where she and her mother lived at 13 years old, because the leaders felt she wasn’t pulling her weight as a member and committing to the order.
“They put me out at 13. They actually came to me and said I was a freeloader because I ate their food and slept there and I wasn’t indeed working for them,” and said when she said no to the community’s contract with them for “a billion years”, she was told to leave — and her mother said nothing.
“She didn’t have too much to say about it,” Mimi said, adding, “She never forced me to be in Scientology, but she also didn’t say anything when they put me out.”
As the interview progressed, Mimi also revealed that she was an “affair baby” — her mother was married, but separated, at the time of her conception, and she met her father at age 16. Though Mimi connected almost immediately with her dad, she said she went back to Los Angeles to what “she knew” and survived “on her own” the best way she knew how.
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Source: Moment of Truth via Madame Noire