Leah Remini: Scientology and Aftermath | Season 3 Is Not The End
Leah Remini must have done lots of damage to them, and she will continue to raise her voice. She is not going to back down. We’re talking about Scientologists! Since leaving Scientology in 2013, the Emmy-winning actress-and-activist has dedicated her career to exposing the excessively controversial organization. She wants to highlight the group’s troubling accusations and statements. She also wants to confront a website created by them that undermines her credibility. That is why, after the cancellation of her show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” after season 3, she vows to carry on.
Leah Remini and Scientology
Leah Remini became a Scientology follower in 1979, at the age of nine. Then, due to some controversial circumstances, she left the Scientology Church in 2013. She has since been working on her A&E series on Scientology and the Aftermath.
To counter this, not only did the Church of Scientology tried to stop her, but they released a 530-word statement attacking Leah Remini. The Church said Leah was spreading lies and all Scientologists taking part in the show have been kicked out. The group also created a website to discredit the TV show, while their lawyers pulled Leah into a legal battle. However, Remini demands $1.5 million in damages to her reputation, economic and emotional injuries. When she appeared on Conan’s show in January 2017 to promote Scientology and the Aftermath, the Church sent a letter to Conan asking to cancel her. O’Brien said that this was the first time in his career that anyone has done something like this.
Leah Remini Will Carry On
Today there are a handful of famous celebrities who are involved with Scientology and its methods. Tom Cruise, known as the poster-boy for the Church, and John Travolta, who actually asked Scientology Head to approve Pulp Fiction’s script.
Leah Remini told IndieWire,
“I’m ruled by what I believe is the right thing to do. Being on the right side of something gives you the confidence you need to keep moving forward regardless of the consequences that come to you personally. But it’s not really about me, it’s about the people who are willing to speak out, good people who are willing to file lawsuits or speak to us on camera or speak to the Tampa Bay Times or go on CNN. Many people have left who did blog posts and YouTube videos way before me. These are the heroes.”
Her series concluded on Aug 26 with a two-hour special episode shown in front of a live audience. The episode focussed on abuse within the organization, and rape allegations of Scientologist Danny Masterson. “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” is just a beginning, Leah said:
“We were always working behind the scenes doing other things, things we couldn’t talk about, it was never just the show, ever…this is about actually stopping this from happening to people. Like, ‘You need to hear this. You need to do something about this.’ And we can only do so much. But we’ve helped our survivors not just in telling their stories, but helped facilitate getting them real help. But this is just the beginning, Unfortunately, we have only just scratched the surface of Scientology crimes.