The docuseries, called Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, premiered last night on A&E, and Scientology promptly responded with a website titled Leah Remini: Aftermath — After Money. Ouch, but hilarious.
No matter how comical the title of their site is, it won’t work to destroy Remini’s reputation. It’s bound to be entertaining, though, as Remini and Scientology battle it out via the interwebs. Now this has the potential to be a feud like Twitter has never even seen before.
“Leah Remini has repeatedly disparaged and exploited her former faith for profit and attention through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her reality TV show featuring a cast of admitted liars who to make a buck have been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years,” the church said in a statement.
The organization added, “Many of their allegations have been reviewed and discredited in courts of law. A&E’s promotion of their agenda smacks of bigotry. It also is sad that Leah Remini attacks and exploits those who tirelessly worked to help her when no one else was willing to tolerate her behavior.”
But it’s hard to deny the corruption of Scientology at this point. The organization has had years of people calling foul on their practices. Remini is a far cry from the first.
But she is one of the most noteworthy discreditors since she was a member of the church for more than three decades before leaving at the age of 43.
“When you stop fucking with people’s lives and families, I’ll stop too,” Remini said in a clip from her docuseries premiere. “How does it feel?”
Did you watch the premiere of Leah Remini’s docuseries? Do you think she’s just out for money or is Scientology the real bad guy?
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