Leah Remini TV series about how Scientology rips families apart

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    Leah Remini Wins TCA Award For "Scientology and the Aftermath" | Deadline


    "I had always hoped to win something for comedy," Leah Remini deadpanned, picking up her TCA Award win in the best reality-series category, for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

    "Apparently you guys didn’t think I was so funny," the CBS comedy series actress told TV critics.

    "Words do not express how grateful we are for this… but our contribution pales in comparison to those who bravely shared their stories," she said of her A&E series.

    "I spent most of my life being told the world outside Scientology would fail me, that I would fail, and that without it I wasn’t worth a whole lot," she told critics at their annual awards ceremony Saturday night. "I thank you for proving those theories wrong."

    Remini’s series is set to return for its second season, on Tuesday, August 15. A&E says Season 2 will include 10 hour-long episodes that further exploring accounts of former Scientology members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the org’s practices.

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  3. LOL. Elisabeth Moss - nominated, but did not win!

    Leah Remini - nominated, won, and spoke, while Elisabeth Moss ducked out!

    I hope Moss went home crying after that. Objectively, the outcomes on the night could not have been worse for her and for Scientology.
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    ‘Aftermath’ scores, but Elisabeth Moss can’t bear it

    By Tony Ortega, August 6, 2017


    Leah Remini and Mike Rinder accepted the award on behalf of A&E’s Scientology and the Aftermath for best reality series at the Television Critics Awards in Los Angeles last night, but it did not go without notice that just as the award was to be announced, Scientologist actress Elisabeth Moss got up and left from her table up by the stage and didn’t come back until Leah had finished her speech.

    Just imagine how many letters the STAND League is going to have to send out about this.
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    ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’: Mike Rinder answers a few of our questions after TCA win

    By Tony Ortega, August 7, 2017


    With only a little more than a week before the start of season two for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, we sent over a few questions to Leah’s sidekick, former Scientology spokesman and Australian-born U.S. citizen Mike Rinder.

    Mike and his wife Christie Collbran got dolled up for Saturday night’s Television Critics Awards when Aftermath won for best reality programming. That nod from the critics bodes well for the show’s shot at winning an Emmy next month. This team is on some roll.

    So Mike, how do you think David Miscavige would have been told the news that ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’ won the Television Critics Award on Saturday night? Would someone have been monitoring social media for news of it? Would they have had someone there? What would his reaction have been, based on your seeing him get news back in your day. Would someone’s head roll?

    He would have instructed one or more of his minions to monitor social media to find out the winners — most attention being put on ‘The Aftermath,’ but also interested in Elisabeth Moss and whether she won as she and Laura Prepon are the only Scientologists who seem to have careers at this point despite them ALL having the only tech to handle anything and everything. They will love to take credit for Elisabeth’s success, though she hasn’t ever spoken much about Scientology and don’t expect she is about to begin.

    We know that Scientologists do their best to shield themselves from “entheta” — negative information about the church. But even with all of the things Miscavige is doing to counter the show — the smear site, the STAND League, the constant web ads — do you think the remaining church members will really be able to keep from watching episodes in season two, and dismiss what’s in them?

    Scientologists are indoctrinated not to watch, read or believe “entheta.” Most buy the party line “It’s all just lies” and “this is a ploy by bitter SPs to make money out of the good name of Scientology.” For those that don’t buy this they move to the safety net — the greatest good. “Look at all the good Scientology is doing in the world. What’s a few problems here and there. Scientology may be flawed or have some flawed people in it, but it is still the ONLY chance mankind has in this brief breath in eternity.”

    We got news this week that Int Base is down to a population of about 325. And the orgs look completely lifeless as well. But on the other hand, the green light for construction has come through for the Ideal Orgs in Detroit and Kansas City, and Miscavige is re-working Narconon Arrowhead to make it an “Ideal” training center or something. So what’s your estimate of the organization’s health at this point — is Scientology on life support, or is it clearing the planet?

    Scientology is on life support. The opening of new (empty) buildings is the ONLY thing making it appear it has not completely expired. But it’s like putting cosmetics on a cadaver. All Scientology has is money to spend to create the appearance of life.

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal And Leah Remini Feud Over Scientology Bashing

    'The Deuce' actress defends celebrity pals who follow the religion.

    By Cliff Renfrew, Radar Online


    Maggie Gyllenhaal has fallen out with Scientology critic Leah Remini.

    Although Gyllenhaal, 37, does not follow the religion, a lot of her celebrity friends do, which has caused a rift between the two women.

    Remini, 47, infamously ditched Scientology before publicly claiming that it nearly destroyed her life.

    After leaving the church, Remini was an out-spoken critic and then went on to produce the hit A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath, which was nominated for the Best Informational Series Emmy.

    An insider revealed: “Maggie and Leah used to be close but they’ve had an epic fall-out.

    “The problem, is that Maggie grew up with a lot of people who were raised in the Church and is still friends with some of them like Michael Pena and Giovanni Ribisi.”

    “So this is really car-wreck television for her.”

    Leading Scientology figures slammed Remini and the production, claiming that it was totally fake.


    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leah Remini Scientology Feud Made Up By Outlet

    By Andrew Shuster, Gossip Cop


    Maggie Gyllenhaal and Leah Remini are not in a feud involving Scientology, despite a completely made-up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this fake news.

    Remini has been an outspoken critic of the controversial religion since leaving the Church in 2013. The actress created and hosts the A&E docuseries, “Scientology and the Aftermath,” which aims to expose allegedly harmful practices within the organization. Despite Gyllenhaal not being a Scientologist, a new RadarOnline headline blares, “Nasty Feud Explodes! Maggie Declares War On Leah Over Scientology Bashing.” The accompanying story claims the actress has many celebrity friends who follow the religion, so she’s not happy about Remini attacking their beliefs.

    A supposed “source” tells the repeatedly discredited site, “Maggie and Leah used to be close but they’ve had an epic fall-out. The problem, is that Maggie grew up with a lot of people who were raised in the Church and is still friends with some of them like Michael Pena and Giovanni Ribisi.” The outlet’s dubious insider goes on to say Remini’s A&E show “is really car-wreck television for her.”

    But Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us there’s no feud between the two actresses. This is simply a non-issue designed to stir up nonexistent drama. In fact, Gossip Cop previously called out RadarOnline’s sister publication, Star, for creating a fake rift between Gyllenhaal and her famous brother Jake.

    This also isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has had to bust an outlet for concocting a phony report surrounding Remini’s departure from Scientology. Back when the actress was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” the National Enquirer wrongly reported she warned producers not to book Kirstie Alley on the show because of her ties to the Church. This latest article is more nonsense.

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    Leah Remini Argues That Scientology Isn't A Religion | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    'Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath' creator Leah Remini describes what differentiates Scientology from religions.

    Leah Remini Tells Stephen Colbert That Scientology Isn’t A Religion — It’s ‘A Business’ | Decider

    “You have to pay before you go up the chart of Scientology, and by the end of this Scientology bridge, you’re in it half a million dollars.”

    Stephen Colbert: Do you believe Scientology is a religion at all? Leah Remini: No | The Underground Bunker

    ...we’ve put together a transcript for you to comment on today.

    Leah Remini And Stephen Colbert Show No Fear While Talking Scientology | Uproxx

    ...she ended up giving him a bit of a warning that he was treading into the territory that the church wasn’t going to be happy with. His response was a desire to go further in that direction, so you can’t say he was actually too worried.
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    Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation

    By Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter


    Season two will ramp up the attacks on the religion, shining a light on what Remini calls "all of the abusive practices of Scientology — sexual abuse and physical abuse." Remini intends for the sophomore outing to move into an "activist" realm — meaning she hopes to present enough evidence of criminal wrongdoing to warrant a federal investigation. "I'm talking about the FBI, the police, the Department of Justice, the IRS," she says. "If the FBI ever wanted to get anywhere, all they would need to do is do a raid. Everybody who's ever gone to Scientology has folders, and anything you've ever said is contained in those folders."


    Remini will have shot three episodes when, in September, it's back to L.A. for the Emmys, where her status as Scientology Public Enemy No. 1 could make things a little awkward for her. What if, for example, she were to cross paths with Elisabeth Moss, a nominee for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for The Handmaid's Tale — and a lifelong member of the church?

    "Elisabeth Moss believes that she can't talk to me," says Remini. "There's a thing in Scientology called 'acceptable truth.' It means you only say what's acceptable to the public. But she believes that I'm an antisocial personality — because I've spoken out against Scientology. So she isn't allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn't put her in the awkward position."

    But what if, say, the two were to suddenly come face-to-face at the Governors Ball, each carrying a freshly engraved Emmy? Would she congratulate her fellow winner? "I would, of course," says Remini. "I don't hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than she's continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families."

    But, Remini adds, "That's for her to learn — just as I needed to learn it."

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  9. This last episode was amazing. Having ex- scion ex-criminals tells the story better than an interview or anything written. Just amazing hearing from the guy that tried to destroy Lovey.
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    Bogus court documents, compliant search engines, and Scientology-style rehabs

    By Tony Ortega, August 10, 2017


    Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter provided a curtain-raiser for season two of Leah Remini’s A&E series with a couple of interesting articles. Seth Abramovitch wrote a new profile of Leah, and Gary Baum posted a disturbing story about how information critical of Per Wickstrom’s Narconon-style rehabs in Michigan was the subject of de-indexing requests made to search engines like Google through the use of what appear to be bogus court documents.

    We were getting a lot of questions about that article, and we thought we’d break it down a little to help people understand what’s at issue. And also, it turns out that we were involved in the article’s backstory.

    You see, last September we heard from a very helpful reader who keeps a close watch on the Lumen database for us. Formerly known as “,” the Lumen database is a place that keeps track of takedown requests that are made to Google, and on occasion our tipster finds evidence of, for example, someone like Bob Duggan or one of his agents requesting that Google “de-index” one of our stories.

    Instead of confronting us directly about our stories, these complainants go to Google, hoping that the search giant will make it tougher for Internet users to find our stories.

    In this case, our tipster noticed that Google had been given a de-indexing request for a lot of links at two sister sites that keep a watch on Scientology’s Narconon rehab network: and That takedown request included supporting documentation — a copy of a court order that appeared to be the result of a lawsuit in Hamilton County, Ohio against Mary McConnell, a person we have mentioned numerous times and who is associated with those two websites.

    Mary (her nom de guerre) is a former Church of Scientology member and dogged researcher who has specialized in digging up documents regarding the Narconon system. We forwarded the court document to her, and she immediately told us it was bogus. No such lawsuit existed — the document was a fake. Here, see for yourself what the document looked like:

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    Scientology anti-drug program: Fabricated court orders suggest attempt to silence critics’

    By Eugene Volokh, The Washington Post, August 10, 2017


    Gary Baum (Hollywood Reporter), who has written a lot about Scientology, has the story:


    For more on the Internet libel takedown system — other forgeries, other forms of misconduct and still other matters — see these posts.

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    Leah Remini calls for federal action: Here’s the frustrating reason the IRS may not answer

    By Tony Ortega, August 11, 2017


    As the start of the second season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath approaches on Tuesday, media and public interest is ramping way up. Leah has promised that the second season will focus on “the abusive practices of Scientology — sexual abuse and physical abuse,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

    Leah also said her goal is not just to spread awareness of Scientology’s mistreatment of its members but also to inspire a federal investigation. “I’m talking about the FBI, the police, the Department of Justice, the IRS,” she said.

    The FBI did investigate Scientology for allegations of human trafficking in 2009-2010, but that investigation didn’t result in charges, and we think that probe ended for complex reasons.

    The IRS granted Scientology tax exempt status in 1993 after a two-year auditing process that began under Fred Goldberg, the IRS commissioner under President George H. W. Bush. In Alex Gibney’s movie Going Clear, we helped explain how the church put immense pressure on Goldberg through years of harassment and lawsuits aimed at many IRS officials. But finally, after an October 1991 meeting between Goldberg and Scientology leader David Miscavige, the commissioner agreed to begin the process that resulted in the church gaining tax exemption.

    And tax exempt status has been a boon to Scientology not only because the church was able to walk away from a billion-dollar tax debt. It also provides many other protections that we’ve seen play out in courtrooms in many other cases. “The church is protected,” Lawrence Wright said in the film, explaining that courts and law enforcement agencies are reluctant to pry into Scientology’s internal matters because of the shield that tax exemption gives it.

    So what will it take to get the IRS to re-examine its agreement with the Church of Scientology? Will Leah Remini and the groundswell of her show be enough?

    Recently, Jeffrey Augustine explained to us how his research suggested that for some completely infuriating reasons, the bar Leah has to get over is higher than it might have been at one time.

    Until 1998, he tells us, the number of IRS officials who could open an audit of the Church of Scientology was actually somewhat considerable.

    JEFFREY: Until that time, a revocation hearing of Scientology’s tax exempt status could have been called by one of four “regional commissioners” of the IRS.

    THE BUNKER: That’s no longer the case?

    JEFFREY: No, it’s not.

    THE BUNKER: Why can’t a regional commissioner call for an audit of Scientology today?

    JEFFREY: Because there are no regional commissioners.

    THE BUNKER: Say what?

    JEFFREY: Congress eliminated the position of regional commissioner in the “IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.”

    THE BUNKER: Is this a joke?

    JEFFREY: No, I’m afraid it’s not. And the unintended consequence is that it’s become much harder for the IRS to question the tax exemption of churches.

    THE BUNKER: How so?

    JEFFREY: Well, a really good example happened in 2007 when the IRS tried to audit the tax exempt status of the Living Word Christian Center in Minnesota. The investigation into the church was approved by an IRS official who had the title “Director of Exempt Organizations, Examination.”

    THE BUNKER: That’s a pretty heavy title.

    JEFFREY: Well, it wasn’t heavy enough. The federal district court in Minnesota found that the “Director of Exempt Organizations, Examination” wasn’t high enough in the IRS structure to call for a revocation hearing for a church. According to existing law, only a regional commissioner is high-ranking enough to call for such an investigation.

    THE BUNKER: And that’s a problem because there aren’t any actual regional commissioners.

    JEFFREY: Exactly.

    THE BUNKER: So even though the IRS wanted to investigate Living Word Christian Center and had sent an official notice of it…

    JEFFREY: The judge sided with the church and said the IRS couldn’t do that because it hadn’t been initiated by a regional commissioner.

    THE BUNKER: A position that no longer exists.

    JEFFREY: Precisely.

    THE BUNKER: So is the IRS completely powerless?

    JEFFREY: No, it just means that the bar for Leah is set even higher than it might have been a decade ago. With no regional commissioners able to call for an investigation, she’d have to go to the top and convince the IRS commissioner himself, a man named John Koskinen, to call for an investigation. Or Koskinen’s boss, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. And according to the current law, one other person could initiate a probe, the Commissioner of Tax Exempt and Government Entities, a woman named Sunita Lough.

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  14. The Young Turks new video on Leah Remini & Elisabeth Moss

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    Leah Remini on How Disconnecting Motivated Her Disconnect from Scientology | Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Leah Remini talks to Seth Meyers about how she went from being raised in Scientology to fighting against it with her series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

    Leah Remini Used Her Hollywood Career to Recruit for Scientology | Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Leah Remini talks to Seth Meyers about how she used her career as a Scientology recruitment tool.
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    Leah Remini goes there: Child molestation in Scientology for tonight’s ‘Aftermath’ premiere

    By Tony Ortega, August 15, 2017


    We hope you’re looking forward to tonight’s premiere of the second season of A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. But you should know, if past episodes of this series have left you emotionally battered, you’re in for a real roller coaster ride tonight.

    Both Leah Remini and Mike Rinder are second-generation Scientologists who were brought into the church as young children, but one thing we’ve heard repeatedly from some quarters is that ‘Aftermath’ and other programs on Scientology haven’t done enough to focus on the experiences of the children of Scientologists who were brought up in the neglectful (and worse) conditions as kids of Sea Org workers.

    Well, that gap in coverage is certainly addressed by tonight’s episode, titled “Thetans in Young Bodies.”

    Leah and Mike tonight hear accounts from two women who grew up in Scientology’s “Cadet Org” in the 1980s and who remained in the church, in one case until just a few years ago.

    They are Mirriam Francis of Melbourne, Australia and Saina Kamula of California, and their stories are as harrowing as any we’ve seen on this series.


    While their mothers were off seeking their “purpose” in the Sea Org, Mirriam and Saina were left to fend for themselves in Scientology’s bizarre boot camp for kids. And what happened there, well, we’ll let you find out from them. (Last night, A&E previewed part of the episode, long enough to reveal that Mirriam was molested by her Scientologist father.) But not only was their situation made worse by the way Scientology saw children, it becomes obvious as the episode unfolds that the church, at some point, became well aware of what each of these two young girls were going through.

    So if Scientology was aware of abuse, and these women are finally ready to come forward, can anything be done about it? At the top of the episode, we’re reminded that the last season left off with Leah and Mike trying to find a way to get action from law enforcement or in the courts. Now we learn that they accompanied Mirriam and Saina as they met with LAPD detectives to discuss their cases.

    Prevented from filming during those sessions, Aftermath is somewhat ambiguous about the results of that encounter. Tomorrow, we have more from Mirriam and Saina about their meeting with the police, and several other things we followed up with them about from this episode.

    As for tonight, please join us in the comments section as the show is airing. Just be prepared for the number of comments to explode.

    One final point we want to make about tonight’s episode, and this will make more sense to you later: Leaders of Los Angeles, what are you going to do after it is established tonight on A&E that “L. Ron Hubbard Way,” renamed in 1996 by the city, is a monument to Scientology’s use of child labor?

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  21. PAC Base was solo-raided today by a masked Anon, carrying a sign that read

    "Watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E"
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  23. 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Details Child Abuse Allegations in Season 2 Premiere.

    The Hollywood Reporter: 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Details Child Abuse Allegations in Season 2 Premiere

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    Two women detail childhood abuse and the Church's systematic cover-up of their allegations in the season 2 premiere of the Emmy-nominated series.

    In the second season premiere of A&E's Emmy-nominated reality series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, two women raised inside the Church of Scientology's Sea Org shared their stories of abandonment and sexual abuse as Remini and partner Mike Rinder exposed the Church's treatment of children.

    The women, childhood best friends Saina Kamula and Mirriam Francis, were both born into the Church (Francis in 1984, Kamula in 1985, with Francis leaving in 2010 and Kamula leaving in 2013).

    Francis told Remini and Rinder that she was sexually abused by her father in her native Australia while her mother was working for the Church of Scientology, and the abuse continued after the family moved to Los Angeles and her father joined the Sea Org.

    Kamula, who moved to Los Angeles from Finland when her mother joined the Sea Org in the early '90s, said an older member of the Church sexually abused her as she struggled to socialize with her classmates at the Apollo Training Academy, an accredited school attended by the children of Sea Org members. After reporting the incidents to a teacher, she was punished for being "counter-intention," for acting against the interests of Scientology's message.

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  24. Horrible horrible horrible cult, this was the hardest to listen to.Those strong abused girls who can talk now.
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    you know when they say "the real story that ________ won't tell you" it's gonna be just the opposite. and just like the Catholic Church after The Keepers they have their attack dogs out.
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    Mirriam & Saina from ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ — The LAPD has let us down

    By Tony Ortega, August 16, 2017


    Don’t know about you, but after last night’s episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, we were left feeling a bit up in the air. If you remember, at the opening of the episode, we were reminded that at the end of last season, Mike and Leah were talking about meeting with attorneys to get some legal action going in regards to Scientology. And then, over the summer, we were teased with a brief scene about “detectives” showing up to talk to Leah.

    Last night, we didn’t really learn much about that discussion in Manhattan with an attorney, but we did learn that the subjects of last night’s second season premiere episode, Mirriam Francis and Saina Kamula, met recently with Los Angeles Police Department detectives and brought along Leah Remini and Mike Rinder for support. Cameras weren’t allowed in that meeting, and we weren’t really sure from last night’s episode what to conclude about those talks. So we asked Mirriam and Saina about it directly.

    Mirriam: The meeting with the detectives went well. I had first lodged my police statement in Australia in 2012. Over the course of a few years the investigator compiled a thorough and complete case, which he submitted, only to be told it had to be sent to US Authorites as that’s where my father currently resides. Since that time I have had no update on my case and the Australian police have not been able to give me any information. So, I felt somewhat re-charged sitting down with the LAPD detectives. A feeling that perhaps now something would happen. The LAPD detectives were lovely. They seemed to listen and care about what we had to say. Our statememts were officially lodged. But nothing much has resulted.

    Saina: The detective told me the district attorney won’t touch my case without a corroborating story. He asked me if I’d be willing to talk to the teacher who molested me if they could locate his info. They’d be on the line or something. I said yes. The detective asked if I knew where the teacher lived, or if I had any info on him and I said I didn’t. But I didn’t trust them to find the info at this point, because just getting the police report had taken forever. So I reached out to a friend who owns a bail bond company and does bounty hunting, and within 20 minutes or so he got the guy’s info and forwarded it to the detective, with no reply.

    The Bunker: And that’s it?

    Mirriam: I haven’t had any recent updates, and the last I had heard is that they were trying to find where and when my Australian police statement was lodged because of the statute of limitations. I believe my father should just be taken in and interviewed by the police and perhaps he’ll confess to it. They had asked me for some descriptions and last known information, which I provided. I was able to find him on Facebook within a few minutes, which I passed on to them as well. I have given them all the information, including a copy of the original Australian police statement which I lodged in 2012, and a full statement from 2013 which was done by the investigator managing my case. The sexual assaults occurred both in Sydney and Los Angeles so I feel satisfied that I have covered both those now with the recent statement with the LAPD. But I’m still waiting on an outcome.

    Saina: One other thing worth mentioning, which pissed me off, was that I mentioned later (after the detective said nothing could be done about my case) that the teacher was no longer in the Sea Org since he had a kid with another teacher at ATA and the ranch. The detective brightened up and said that it was then more likely the district attorney could act, since apparently going after a Sea Org member or active Scientologist would have be non-negotiable. That’s about all that’s happened.

    The Bunker: And you would be willing to do a controlled call to your abuser, with the police listening in?

    Saina: This man needs to be on a registered sex offender list as the pedophile he is. Just the thought of talking to him for any other reason makes me nauseous and filled with the nonsensical guilt instilled in me for trying to have reported him. I nearly had a panic attack today just visualizing a conversation with the “man.” I doubt he has any conscience about what he’s done and has justified it to himself in 10,000 ways or more. I have no interest in just having a conversation for the hell of it. I hope that makes sense.

    The Bunker: But at this point, you’re not holding your breath about something being done.

    Mirriam: I feel like we’ve done everything from our side. I don’t know what more we can do. It’s in their hands, they have all the information. I think there is quite a contrast now to the impression we got from the LAPD when we first lodged our statements. And the lack of information from them has been frustrating.

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    ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ Spotlights Accusations Of Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Against The Church of Scientology | Decider

    The most shocking allegations of what it's like for children in Scientology, according to Leah Remini's show | Insider

    Leah Remini Blasts Scientology, Church Claims Act Just To Boost TV Ratings | Inquisitr
  29. Fuller House Star Candace Cameron Bure Shows Support for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

    CBN News: Candace Cameron Bure Shows Support for Leah Remini's Anti-Scientology Reality Show

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    08-16-2017 Mark Martin

    Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure showed support this week for actress Leah Remini and her show "Scientology and the Aftermath."
    Bure retweeted Remini's Tuesday tweet, "Your support has made it possible for more people to come forward. We thank you. #scientologytheaftermath"

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    Elisabeth Moss schools fan with rare comment on Scientology | Los Angeles Times


    Elisabeth Moss tends to keep quiet about her involvement in Scientology, but the Emmy-nominated actress spoke out on the subject Tuesday in the most unexpected of places: Instagram.

    Moss, who leads Hulu's freshman series "The Handmaid's Tale," posted a photo of herself taken before the show's final Emmy-related event, held Monday at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.

    In the caption, Moss expressed her gratitude for fans and excitement over the series' second season, and people immediately flooded the comments section with admiration and queries. She responded to several of them, including a question about how the show has affected her relationship with Scientology.

    A fan asked Moss about the perceived similarities between Gilead, the fictional fundamentalist regime in "Handmaid's," and Scientology. And the actress didn't hesitate to shed light on the situation.

    “Love this adaptation so much,” an Instagram user who goes by the name moelybanks wrote. “Question though, does it make you think twice about Scientology? Both Gilead and Scientology both believe that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong or evil… it’s just very interesting.”

    “That’s actually not true at all about Scientology," Moss responded. "Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me. The most important things to me probably. And so Gilead and THT hit me on a very personal level. Thanks for the interesting question!” (For what it's worth, she ended her response with a kissing emoji.)


    ...Moss' involvement with the religious system founded by L. Ron Hubbard has come under criticism, with former Scientologist Leah Remini singling out Moss in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

    "Elisabeth Moss believes that she can't talk to me," Remini said, alleging that the church wouldn't allow Moss to speak with her because of Remini's accusations against the faith.

    "She isn't allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn't put her in the awkward position," Remini added.

    Representatives for Moss declined to comment on the actress' Instagram remark when reached by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday afternoon.

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