Statement from the Church of Scientology Regarding Leah Remini

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Leah Remini’s “reality” show, like her last one, is nothing more than a scripted, rehearsed, acted and dramatized work of fiction. She and the other anti-Scientologists in her program have been expelled from the Church for unethical conduct.

 

Many of the family members of those Leah Remini interviewed have voiced their outrage that their personal, private family matters are being used as fodder for “reality” television and have informed the producers of the show what really affected their relationships. It was their choice to no longer associate with these toxic personalities. The Church respects the religious beliefs of others and their families’ personal choices.

 

Leah Remini has disparaged and exploited her former faith through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her “reality” television show—featuring a cast of admitted liars who have, for a profit, been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years, many reviewed and discredited in courts of law. That A&E would promote their agenda smacks of bigotry.

 

Within the last month Leah Remini attempted to extort first $500,000 followed by another demand for $1,000,000 ($1.5 million total) from the Church because we responded with the truth to her dishonest and despicable harassment of the Church and its leader. It is sad that Leah Remini wishes to exploit for money those who tirelessly worked to help her when no one else was willing to tolerate her behavior. The Church was always there for Leah Remini, including picking her up from the ground after her meltdown following her firing from The Talk.

 

Leah Remini has become what she once vowed she would never be: “This bitter ex-Scientologist.” As we have stated numerous times, Leah Remini needs to move on with her life and career and stop blaming the Church and others for all of her personal and professional setbacks. Most of all, she needs to quit promoting hatred and religious intolerance as a means to line her pockets.

 

“Leah Remini: Aftermath” is really “Leah Remini: After Money.”

 

The real story of the Church of Scientology, what it does, its beliefs and practices, is available at www.scientology.org.