Leah Remini TV series about how Scientology rips families apart

Discussion in 'Celebrity News' started by The Wrong Guy, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Tweet those names to her , show her who and what to cover because she can't know the extent of damage done by COS .
    There are so many hidden uncovered stories crying out to be told, desperate to see the light of day.
    Inform Ms. Remini of everything she's not touched on thus far.
    She's a good woman and will do her best to shed light on the real truth about Scientology.
  2. TrevAnon Member

    • Like Like x 2
  3. Thank you Trevanon .
    I don't stray in here often you can probably tell .
    Everything good thing in my life was destroyed by COS now all that's left is the most precious gift of all , my freedom.

    You guys are the best.
  4. Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: L. Ron Hubbard’s stolen valor, and Leah’s tearful goodbye
    Posted by Tony Ortega on January 17, 2017
    Tonight’s episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is not the last we’re going to hear from this A&E series. There’s yet another special episode scheduled for next Tuesday that is apparently going to focus on Leah herself.

    But tonight’s is the last episode that Leah, Mike Rinder, and their production team filmed. And so there is a sense of finality to it when Leah signs off tearfully, thanking fans for so much support. And we can’t help feeling a little thrill when she says that this is the end of filming “for season one,” which sure seems to imply that there’s going to be a season two. At this point, however, we’ve heard nothing definitive about that.

    So what’s in this episode, the second of the “Reddit AMA” specials? Leah and Mike answer more questions that have been sent in by viewers, including questions about celebrities in Scientology and the church’s reputation for homophobia.

    Three special guests also take part: author Lawrence Wright, attorney Ray Jeffrey, and cult expert Steve Hassan. ...
    Please join us tonight at 10 pm and live-blog the episode with us in the comments section.
    Link -

  5. ...And it was so good. They made a whole segment out of it on the Reddit AMA episode tonight.
  6. RightOn Member

    Excellent show!
    Stolen valor, Wright, Debbie Cook footage, Ray and a tearful Hassan. wow
    I KNOW there will be a Season 2.
    A&E will never want to give up that viewer ranking! I just hope Leah can endure another season and if she can't I totally understand but would be heart broken too.

    People I would like to see on #2 - who would really pull on the the public's heart strings and also be very interesting and provide a rounded dose of COS abuses.
    I tried to pick out names that had different aspects to their stories that I think the audience would latch on to.

    This lady can tell the chain locker story, she worked directly under Hubbard and she also has the stories of the urine soaked beds in the early days of the Sea Org's nurseries and the story of her friend being chained in the boiler room at Flag. A MUST for people to hear these three stories!! Her story was the reason why I started to fight in the first place.

    Don Jason (was that his name?) His escape off the Freewinds is also an incredible story of his desperation to get off the Freewinds and the McGiver style way he escaped all rolled into one.

    Gary Moorehead - wasn't he the one they had locked up and they tried to convince him to poison himself? Or am I thinking of someone else? Sorry don't feel like checking the Big List.

    Maureen Boldstadt - although I don't know if she would be willing to talk? Is her twin sister still in? I remember they tried to do a wellness check on her at Gold Base?
    She did a lot of filming for the COS, planted and replanted the wild flowers for Cruise and Kidman to run through (people would just love that story) and she can also tell about how she was told by the COS to lie while traveling abroad and she can get into talking about visas. The whole thing about Visas needs to be brought up for sure.

    Maria Pia Gardini (spelled that wrong) Is she still alive?
    Her story of how the COS camped out at her house and refused to leave when her mother passed and Maria was given her inheritance from her Mom. A story people need to hear about how ruthless they are.

    Lawrence Woodcraft's story of how he warned the COS about the blue asbestos on the Freewinds and how the COS totally ignored his warnings and continued to sail endangering the lives of its parishioners until they were dry-docked by authorities. Since the COS knew about this FOR YEARS, I am not sure why a class action law suit was never started for negligence.
    The Freewinds is a HUGE can of worms that should be discussed. Their dumping activities and of course how its the only place on earth where the OTVIII can be delivered. LOTS of stories out of there about the Freewinds! Too numerous to name.

    Definitely Jenna Miscavige

    Sinar perhaps?
    He cooked for DM! I think DM's lavish life style has to be brought up more. His expensive italian suits and how Sea Org members have to buy him gifts every year!!! This fact just kills me and I am sure the general public would be pissed to know this little fact. Especially that the Sea Orgers go without SO much and do not get paid and they sacrifice so much.

    So basically, stories that grip people's hearts, stories that astound people, asbestos on the Freewinds (and life on the ship), talk about visas and I would love it if they cover more on child labor, how parents hand their kids over to the Sea Org (throw in a few short Mace Kingsely Ranch stories) and how it looks like the Cadet Org is in full swing again today, according to a lot of the video coverage done by Xandar in Clearwater.


    Also elderly off loading should be brought up too.

    So sorry Denise Brennan is not here to see this series and would have been a wonderful person to interview :(

    I know there is a lot more and a lot of people talk to.
    Basically they can comb the Big List for personal stories.
    It's all right there for them to read through.
    I created the Big List so that all ex's stories would be in one accessible list, so people, journalists and others have it all right there at their finger tips. I just wish the authorities would read through it!
    And again, I would like to thank ALL who continue to work so hard on the Big List. Especially Incred and Trevanon. ;) <3
    • Like Like x 6
  7. TrevAnon Member

    Of course above names would be awesome but I think it would be good to explain all the front groups.

    Narconon and all the death clients, ABLE, WISE, dentists choking up COS courses to the people who work for them, CCHR, whatnot.

    From the perspective of getting the cult down it may even be better. It would also show the general public that there is more than "just" disconnection and abuse in orgs
    • Like Like x 5
  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini has changed Scientology forever — which episode was your favorite?

    By Tony Ortega, January 18, 2017


    We had another good time last night watching the social media response to the latest episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and it looked like another hit. Next Tuesday, there’s one more episode that will focus on Leah and was filmed earlier. So maybe now is a good time to look back on the series as a whole to look at who Leah brought on her shows, and to provide some links for further reading.

    Continued at

    Speaking of Tony Ortega, on Twitter he has been responding to questions from many of the people who have been watching Leah's series.

    I'm certain there will be at least one more season of the series. In addition to updates from those we've heard from and experiences shared by some we haven't, I'm hoping there will be an episode devoted to exposing Narconon.

    In a few months we can expect Leah to make public the result of her and Rinder's consultation with the attorney. Leah may not be enjoying what she's going through, but you can be sure she knows how important this all is. She isn't even close to being done.
    • Like Like x 1
  9. RightOn Member

    oh I agree. I was just trying to think of things that would piss and outrage people the most.;)
    Children being mistreated AND telling viewers where their tax dollars are going should do the trick. Not to mention the Cruise and Kidman wild flower story. That story is so cringe worthy.
    To finish up season 2 exposing all the front groups as a "How does Scientology sneak into YOUR neck of the woods?" episode would be the icing on the cake.
    • Like Like x 2
  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    • Like Like x 2
  11. Review by Melissa Antoinette Garza at Scared Stiff.

    * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

    There’s not much Americans agree on right now. The one thing that isn’t up for debate is SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH. Everyone loves it and everyone talks about it. Whether on Facebook, Twitter or in person (imagine that) everyone I know is cheering on Leah Remini and her partner in justice, Mike Rinder. Their crusade against a large evil entity has given us heroes that we all can root for.

    By far, AFTERMATH was the best new show of 2016 and A&E’s most successful program in years. It sounds as season 2 is in the bag, but I can’t wait. I really wish the season wasn’t over. I purchased the series on AMAZON and have watched each episode numerous times. It’s not only that the ordeals of each person were compelling, but to compare the situations the individuals experienced and see the parallels is both fascinating and horrifying.

    * * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *
    • Like Like x 5
  12. PODCAST: Brain Candy Podcast on Scientology with interview of Mike Rinder of Scientology and the Aftermath.

    Host Susie Meister has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and is a cast member on MTV’s The Challenge.

    Also hosted by Sarah Patterson.

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    Leah Remini’s hit A&E show, Scientology and the Aftermath has made a lot of people curious about the inner workings of the religious organization. Today we answer some of those questions. We talk about how the group attracts members, why they are so controversial, and what the future of the group looks like. Plus, we talk to former spokesperson for Scientology and Sea Org member, Mike Rinder. He talks about why people stay in the organization and describes the ways his life has been turned upside by his decision to leave.

    * * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *
    • Like Like x 1
  13. failboat Member

    More Bonus Videos Available

    Additional material that didn't make it to the show is available here. There are videos featuring a Scobee family barbecue, Leah and Mike discussing the effect surveillance has had on them, and Christie Collbran's account of the threat of disconnection being used by her family on her as a teenager to compel her disconnection from her best friend. There's some excellent content and it's a shame that some of it was cut. Hopefully A&E will upload more of these extras to tide us over while we wait for season 2.
    • Like Like x 2
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    • Like Like x 1
  15. I've been looking on A&E for the teaser video for Tuesday's finale, but they haven't uploaded one yet. Their schedule does confirm that one more new episode will air on Tuesday. With all the re-runs that A&E will be doing, Leah's show will dominate 9 hours of A&E's airtime on Tuesday, January 24.


    There's also a new 5-minute program following the finale called "What Went Down: Life Goes On," and the description simply says "Leah Remini talks more about her new series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath." It's probably a wrap-up interview. Stay tuned for it after the finale.
    • Like Like x 2
  16. PODCAST: Chris C [@MiamiSixthMan] of Come Get Sum [@CGSHere] interview of Nora Crest [@1RagingBuddha]: Why you can't be Gay in Scientology - Part 2

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    In the second part of my conversation with Nora, We hear about how attempted suicide led to her eventual escape, the PTSD that she continues to live with and how she worked to become some version of living like a normal human being. Plus One of the most fun 10 questions ever! If you enjoyed and found part 1 to be important, You'll not want to miss may be better AND more important!!
    Did Nora get "cured" by Scientology? When did she get over her suicidal thoughts? What are Nora's thoughts on Independant Scientology practices? Will Kayla ever get a chance to defend the CCHR on this program? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this EXTRA Scientology edition of Come Get Sum!!!

    Follow Nora on Twitter at : @1RagingBuddha

    Check out her Youtube

    * * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *
    • Like Like x 2
    • Like Like x 1

  17. Scratch this, possibly. A&E has changed their schedule for the time slot in the time since I took this screenshot. There may be some shenanigans going on with scheduling for the last episode. As of right now, it appears from various sources that during the show's next usual time slot at 10pm Tuesday, January 24, A&E plans to re-run the recent episode of ABC 20/20 featuring Leah, "Scientology: A War Without Guns." It's probably correct to assume that A&E does have one new episode left, entitled "The Apostate," in the can. However, I am still looking for definite confirmation regarding if/when this episode will be scheduled to air. As of the time of this posting, all three of these sources agree that the re-run of ABC 20/20 will air at 10pm on Tuesday. There is disagreement among these sources as to what will run on A&E in the 11pm hour on January 24th - each lists a different program.

    People interested should keep an eye on this for that 11pm programming discrepancy to be resolved. Hopefully, "The Apostate," episode will still get to air, and this is just a scheduling hiccup.
  18. This episode is the best of the series, I hope that A and E shows it nationally on Tuesday night. They expose L. Ron Hubbard's lies about being a highly decorated World War II veteran who cured himself with his amazing discoveries of Dianetics after he was 'blinded' and 'crippled' in battle.
    (I'm not sure if they consider this an 'episode' 8 or a Reddit special but it goes for 45 minutes, quite compelling)

    There are great interviews with Lawrence Wright, Debbie Cook, Attorney Ray Jeffries and cult expert Steve Hassan.

    Classic Tommy Davis reply defending the lie and accidentally tells the truth:
    ''If it's not true that Hubbard cured himself using Dianetics, then Scientology was built on lies.''
    Exactly...... Thanks, T.D.
    (Please bring Tommy Davis back as Scientology spokesfool, he's the long lost leader of Anonymous.)

    Previous video of Tommy 'FootBullet' Davis in action below:

    This one features 'FootBullet' lying about Disconnection ever existing in Scientology (lol) back in the day. (2009)

    It's well worth watching the A and E finale of the series with Leah Remini. Thx Leah for your courage and to The Wrong Guy for the link:
    • Like Like x 3
  19. I don't think it is "in the can," but I believe it will be shot. In is last Aftermath Aftermath, Mike Rinder stated:

    * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

    Tonight’s 2nd Reddit AMA is the final show we have shot for this season of Leah Remini Scientology The Aftermath. A&E has another special coming about Leah, but it is a bonus, not considered part of this “series” of 7 episodes and 2 Reddit AMA specials.

    * * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *
  20. The Wrong Guy Member

    The Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath series continues tomorrow, Sunday the 22nd, preceded by repeats as follows:

    Golden Era, episode 5, at 6:58 pm

    Auditing, episode 6, at 7:58 pm

    Enemies of the Church, episode 7, at 8:58 pm

    What Went Down: Victim Blaming, an update that isn't listed as being an episode, airs from 9:56 pm to 10:01 pm.

    Another update that isn't listed as being an episode, titled What Went Down: Life Goes On, airs on Sunday the 29th from 10:05 pm to 10:10 pm.

    The above information was compiled from these TV listings for the show for the next two weeks:
    • Like Like x 4
  21. Tony Ortega wrote about this today -

    About that last Leah Remini episode…
    ...And what about the originally scheduled eighth episode? When we checked the A&E website several weeks ago, it appeared to be scheduled for January 24, and was named “The Apostate.” A description of the episode indicated that it would focus on Leah Remini herself.
    And so, last Tuesday night, as the second Reddit AMA special episode aired, we fully expected that it would not be the last of the series — even though Leah Remini herself, in the show, talked about it like it was the end of season one.
    Well, we’ve now learned that last week’s special episode was, indeed, the end of season one, and the originally scheduled eighth episode, “The Apostate,” no longer shows up on A&E’s schedule.
    That second Reddit AMA special was the end of the season...

    More here, 2nd piece -
  22. I don't own a television, but over the holidays I saw a cable show at a relative's home. The cable show examined scientology, and was hosted by a famous actress who left the group after many years. It is a very good show, as it interviews some former scientologists who were very high up.
    • Like Like x 1
  23. Thanks for sharing.
  24. The Wrong Guy Member

    • Like Like x 1

    • Like Like x 1
  26. "Victim Blaming" had new footage. I am looking for the video and hoping someone uploads it somewhere. The stream I was watching was terribly choppy, so I missed most of it.

    "Life Goes On" will likely have new footage as well. Set your DVRs. It is first scheduled to air on Tuesday night, January 24th, at 10:58pm, Eastern time.
  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology Allegedly Told John Travolta Not to Do Pulp Fiction | Vanity Fair


    Hollywood waters run deep with tales of roles and films that could have been—or, in some cases, that might not have been. In that hypothetical realm, we have Titanic starring Christian Bale as Jack Dawson and Kurt Russell as Han Solo. Now we’ve learned that this world of what-ifs also includes a version of Pulp Fiction without John Travolta as Vincent Vega.

    In the most recent episode of A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini and Mike Rinder, a former high-ranking official in the Church of Scientology, discuss the role that the church allegedly plays in its celebrity members’ lives. Among the revelations? Rinder said that Travolta asked him to review the screenplay for Pulp Fiction.

    “I’ve got a story about this that I’m not sure I should really tell,” Rinder said. “When Quentin Tarantino approached John Travolta for a role in Pulp Fiction, John asked me to review the script to tell him what I thought, and his role was a heroin-addict assassin, and I said, ‘Oh, John, I don’t think that you should do this.’ What great career advice; I should be an agent. . . . Sensibly, he ignored me.”

    Continued at

    Scientology Official Allegedly Told John Travolta Not to Do Pulp Fiction | Vulture

    Pulp Fiction Would Have Been Very Different if John Travolta Had Listened to Scientology Members | Esquire
    • Like Like x 2
  28. RightOn Member

    Too bad he listened to them concerning his son :(
    • Like Like x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Like Like x 1
    • Like Like x 2
  29. The Wrong Guy Member

    Tony Ortega ‏@TonyOrtega94 27 minutes ago
    I'm hearing that it might show up later as an online extra on the website. I'll announce when I know more.
    • Like Like x 1
  30. The Wrong Guy Member

    Today Leah was a guest on the Adam Carolla Show. She is the show's second guest, and her segment begins about 37 minutes in.

    About season two for the series, Leah said, "We're talking about it." She went on to say that her goal is to help people, and if she can do that, she's all for it.
    • Like Like x 1
  31. Scientology and the Real Negan

    Frank on Films: Scientology and the Real Negan

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    Scientology and the Real Negan

    The "Thud" Heard 'Round the World

    The Walking Dead premiered it's 7th Season with the most disturbing image ever aired on television. Our hearts were crushed when our favorite character got his head bashed in with a baseball bat by the villain we had awaited seasons for. We don’t know much about Negan’s back story, but we can piece some things together. He is charming, charismatic, good looking, funny… and scary as hell.

    Negan is a monster to say it lightly. We would hope that only someone as frightening as him would be tucked away in this fictitious world. However, if the Zombie Apocalypse ever did break out, there might be a real life Negan out there waiting to bring fiction to reality. And Leah Remini seems to have exposed him or rather we may have discovered Negan’s perfect backstory, the leader of a religious dictatorship.

    In her new show, "Scientology and the Aftermath", Remini interviews former parishioners of the Church of Scientology who have broken free from the confines of it's brainwashing livelihood. Through flashes of bravery, these individuals have begun to tell the real stories of what it's like to be a part of the science fiction-based belief system only to reveal that Scientology is not so much a religion as it is a cult.

    The leader of this cult is shown to be Dave Miscavige, who calls himself the Pope of Scientology. As the episodes progress, more and more stories are revealed about Miscavige's violent behavior or his “Neganistic” personality.

    I'm not making the claim that Miscavige is a vicious murderer like Negan as I don't have any information on him other than what is presented in the show. I would simply like to make an artistic comparison of two characters, one real and one made up, to showcase the stark similarities that bring about intrigue when it comes to use, authority, and power.

    * * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    * * * * * BEGIN CONCLUSION * * * * *

    As much as we would like to turn an eye to this documentary series, we have a human obligation to expose this and stir up conversations. Negan loses his power when everyone begins to think for themselves, question their own purpose, and face the rouse of fear. I believe now is the time to do the same for Scientology. Let’s support Leah Remini and stand behind her in solidarity shouting the words of Wojtyla that “No person can be used as an object and the only adequate response is love.”

    * * * * * END CONCLUSION * * * * *
  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Brandon Reisdorf: Scientology complained to probation dept. over ‘Leah Remini’ appearance

    By Tony Ortega, January 25, 2017


    Brandon Reisdorf got a surprise yesterday. He tells us that he heard from his probation officer, who had some questions about his recent appearance on Leah Remini’s A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath.

    You remember Brandon. He was the focus of episode 7, “Enemies of the Church.” In the episode, we learned that he chose to stick by his parents, who had been “declared suppressive persons” — deemed enemies of the church. But his brother Craig chose to stay in Scientology, and that meant he had to “disconnect” from Brandon and their parents. It devastated Brandon, who was very close to his brother and who was also dealing with undiagnosed mental health issues.

    (Scientology demonizes the mental health industry, and Brandon’s parents had never tried to get him standard care for what turned out to be a bipolar condition.)
    In a manic episode, Brandon drove from San Diego to Los Angeles and threw a hammer through a window at a Scientology “org” there, filled with rage that his family had been torn apart. It was a simple act of vandalism, and no one was hurt. Scientology reacted, however, by pushing for Brandon to be charged with a hate crime for vandalism of a “place of worship,” which is a felony. Brandon was sentenced to probation, which runs through 2019.

    He tells us that his original probation officer was well aware of his story, and had told him it would be all right for him to appear on Remini’s show. Brandon’s sentence did not come with a gag order, and even while he was serving probation for a felony, Brandon knew that he had First Amendment speech rights.
    Since then, however, Brandon’s case was given to a new probation officer who was unaware of his story. And yesterday, Brandon says he heard from that officer, who told him that he shouldn’t be making any more public appearances.

    He tells us he was pretty surprised to hear that, and asked what was going on. He says the probation officer had heard from an attorney with the Church of Scientology who complained about Brandon’s appearance on Leah’s show.

    Brandon says his probation officer never told him which attorney had made that call, but previously it was church attorney Kendrick Moxon who had worked with prosecutors on his case.

    Brandon says he explained his situation to the new probation officer. “I said that I have freedom of speech and I spoke the truth. I haven’t broken any laws, so where’s the problem?”

    He says he also explained some background on the Church of Scientology.

    “She quickly backtracked and said, ‘Just don’t break any laws.’ Well, I don’t plan on breaking any laws.”

    He also confirmed with her that his sentence wouldn’t be affected by making an appearance on television. In March 2018, he says, he’ll be in court to see if the judge will shorten his sentence. And eventually, it will get downgraded to a misdemeanor — as long as he doesn’t violate the terms of his probation.

    If the probation department does find that he’s in violation, one possible outcome would be jail time.

    We sent a message to Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw, asking if the church was attempting to get Brandon put in jail for talking about Scientology on Leah Remini’s show. We’ll let you know if she gets back to us.

    Continued at
    • Like Like x 2
  33. RightOn Member

    I hope Leah is made aware of this new development? ^
    Such utter scumbags.
    Damn I hate this cult!
    • Like Like x 4
  34. The Wrong Guy Member

    • Like Like x 3
  35. The Wrong Guy Member

    The Church of Scientology Actually Sent This Letter to Conan to Discredit Leah Remini

    The organization is relentless.

    By Matt Miller, Esquire


    Through the number detractors that have come out of the Church of Scientology — and the books and the documentaries about the church — we've learned quite a bit about the nefarious organization in the past few years. Along with detailed accounts of alleged abuses against its members and its executives' obsessive protection of its image and secrets, we know that the church will go through great lengths to stifle the many former members who are now trying to spread the truth about Scientology.

    Leah Remini has been promoting her A&E documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and hte Aftermath, which has been highly critical of Scientology. The organization has not been too happy about it — or her press tour promoting the program. As Conan O'Brien revealed last night, the Church of Scientology has gone to such lengths as sending him a personal letter in order to discredit Remini and her message. This has never happened before, he said — not in the nearly 24 years he's been doing this. Yes, this is a small maneuver compared to some of the more malicious means its members have used to quiet her, but it shows the relentless obsession it has with silencing its critics. What, it makes you wonder: what are they trying so desperately to keep quiet?

    Source, with video:
    • Like Like x 4

Share This Page

Customize Theme Colors


Choose a color via Color picker or click the predefined style names!

Primary Color :

Secondary Color :
Predefined Skins