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Leah Remini TV series about how Scientology rips families apart

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

  1. Triumph Member

    Condemned to a life of pain, my ass.. there was a police report that documented it..

    it was incidental contact.. In a parking lot... where Mike was stalked by OSA..PI's and his ex-wife and children..

    the OSA bots and PI's scattered when the Po Po showed up...

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    not a Snowballs chance in Hell with this CULT FAIL
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  3. Triumph Member

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    Fabricate More Crimes... DOX or GTFO OSA...
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    Scientology’s smear campaign against Mike Rinder takes a more disturbing turn than usual

    By Tony Ortega, May 16, 2018

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    For years, Scientology and its operatives have attacked former spokesman Mike Rinder with one particular accusation.

    In 2007 Rinder left Scientology, literally running away from the Sea Org while he was in London. His wife at the time, Cathy Bernardini, and their children, Taryn Teutsch and Benjamin Rinder, stayed behind in the church. Three years later in Florida, Rinder was waiting while his then-girlfriend Christie Collbran was at a doctor’s appointment when he was ambushed by members of his former family as well as other Scientology operatives.

    Rinder happened to be on the phone with BBC journalist John Sweeney, who had the foresight to record the call. In the audio, you can hear the chaotic scene as Rinder is surrounded by angry, screaming Scientologists. As Rinder and Collbran struggled to get away, according to a police report of the incident, there was “incidental contact” which resulted in an abrasion of Bernardini’s arm.

    You’d think the Scientologists would be embarrassed that their ambush was recorded, and that police essentially rolled their eyes at what happened and concluded that no crime had occurred.

    Instead, ever since that day, Scientology has accused Rinder of attacking Bernardini and causing her so much harm it’s amazing she can get out of bed in the morning.

    The reason that Scientology continues to push this attack on Rinder is that it is following the playbook written in the 1960s by church founder L. Ron Hubbard. And because the church is unable to answer the actual criticisms that Rinder and others raise, Scientology mindlessly keeps up its drumbeat about that single incident eight years ago, falsely accusing Rinder of domestic abuse. It has videos of Bernardini talking about it, and increasingly it’s been her daughter Taryn who has been “leading” the charge, asking that her father be fired from his job as co-star on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

    We put that word in quote marks because although Taryn appears to be behind a campaign against her father — with a blog, videos, and a Twitter account — it’s quite clear that Taryn is simply a pawn being used by the church itself.

    “Taryn is just a puppet. She doesn’t even see her Facebook page or the tweets. It is all completely orchestrated,” Rinder assures us. Indeed, one of our tipsters pointed out that each day, a stream of tweets comes from Taryn at 4 am California time.

    “Four a.m. is probably when the night shift of the Office of Special Affairs Internet unit arrives to post, or when they get their final approvals on their proposed Facebook posts. All her followers are fake, and someone pointed out her Facebook page is just a repeat of the same thing over and over,” Rinder points out.

    It’s also pretty standard for Scientology to use family members in attack campaigns once someone leaves the church and speaks out. In the case of director Paul Haggis, the church enlisted his sister, Kathy Slevin, to create video statements impugning his career. Tara Reile, meanwhile, was attacked by her family members when she dared to show up on the Remini show.

    As we say, this campaign and others like it have been going on in one form or another for years. But our man Jeffrey Augustine has been exposing what a ludicrous turn the campaign against Rinder has taken in recent days.

    Continued at https://tonyortega.org/2018/05/16/s...nder-takes-a-more-disturbing-turn-than-usual/
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    ‘Scientology And The Aftermath’ Season 3 About Religion’s Abusive Practices | Deadline

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    In the upcoming third season of A&E’s award-winning docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue to dive into the religion they were once part of — this time, there is a heavy focus on the religion’s abusive practices.

    During Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month, Remini and Rinder talked about the new season of the series. When asked how it is to look at such practices now that they are out of the religion, Remini said, “We were, of course, aware of these policies, but when you’re in something that you believe in wholeheartedly you don’t believe a) that these things are happening and b) that the policy would be followed.”

    Rinder adds that with Scientology, “PR is paramount.” He adds, “What matters most is how they are perceived by the world. If there is something that can be swept under the rug, it will be swept under the rug big-time.”

    Source, and video: http://deadline.com/video/leah-remi...emini-mike-rinder-the-contenders-emmys-video/
  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini's Next A&E Project to Tackle Jehovah's Witnesses | Hollywood Reporter

    Remini will produce a special for A&E that will air during a break following season three of 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.'

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    Leah Remini has her sights set on a new project for A&E, one that will keep her focused on religion.

    According to sources, Remini will produce a special for A&E that focuses on Jehovah's Witnesses, to air during a break following season three of the Emmy-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The religion, while based on biblical teachings, has come under fire for some practices such as ousting or shunning members who have dissenting views, refusing to participate in politics or government, not celebrating birthdays or Christmas, and for multiple predictions of armageddon that have, obviously, yet to pan out.

    The Remini-backed project is the first under the actress-producer's first-look deal with A&E to develop unscripted series for the cable network. During a May 17 FYC panel discussion at the Linwood Dunn Theater in the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Los Angeles featuring the Emmy-winning team behind Aftermath — and moderated by The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Matthew Belloni — Remini hinted that her team had several projects on the company's slate.

    Although she didn't mention the Jehovah's Witness project, Remini, who was joined by executive producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman and consultant Mike Rinder, said she had found fulfilment by focusing on religion and bringing an end to perceived abuses. “I really found my heart here," she said. "Mike [Rinder] and I got into Scientology because we thought we were helping people. We wanted to make this world a better place; we thought we were doing that every day. Doing this program has fulfilled that side of our hearts. We finally feel like we are on the right side of doing real work and real good and really helping people. I’ve never been more heart-broken, but at the same time it’s been fulfilling.”

    Remini added that she continues to receive messages and emails from people who are eager to share their experiences, not only about Scientology but about other religions. Still, even with the Jehovah's Witness project, it's clear the Aftermath team is not done with Scientology just yet.

    For season three, Saidman said they plan to focus on the church's tax-exempt status and “to go right after the heart of the church’s power and resources and challenge fundamentally the foundation upon which they stand.” Added Remini: “We’ve had it with what’s going on. … We want to make sure we’ve done everything we can to put an end to [the abuses].”

    Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/r...a-e-project-tackle-jehovahs-witnesses-1114006

    Leah Remini's Next TV Project Will Take On Another Controversial Religious Group | Cinema Blend
    https://www.cinemablend.com/televis...take-on-another-controversial-religious-group

    Leah Remini to tackle Jehovah’s Witnesses in new special | Page Six
    https://pagesix.com/2018/05/23/leah-remini-to-tackle-jehovahs-witnesses-in-new-special/

    Leah Remini Tackles Jehovah's Witnesses in Next A&E Project | PopCulture
    http://popculture.com/tv-shows/2018...t-slammed-people-demand-more-clayne-crawford/
  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Cowardly Scientologists Call Cops On Leah Remini

    Cult complains actress trespassed on church property in Florida

    By Ralph Ortega, Radar Online, June 22, 2018

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    The war between actress-turned anti-Scientologist activist Leah Remini and the cult church is heating up.

    Scientologists called the cops on Leah, along with former church executive Mark Rinder and videographer Mark Bunker, also a staunch critic of the cult, on June 20 to complain the trio were trespassing on church property in Clearwater, Florida, according to police records exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com!

    But when it came to showing up at the scene to complete “Tresspass Warning” forms, as instructed by police, the cowardly Scientologists stayed away in fear of being caught on video by “multiple cameramen” who were filming Leah. The former Scientologist is currently working on the latest season of her Emmy-award winning TV docuseries, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

    “They called @Clearwater_PD on us for sitting on a park bench,” a frustrated Leah Tweeted to William Rice, the senior pastor at Calvary Church. The pastor’s Baptist congregation is also in Clearwater, where Scientology is headquartered.

    “Waste of your taxpayer money. They’re not paying for your PD, but they love to call them. Four cars and officers, Wow!” Leah wrote to Rice, who’s called Scientology a “dangerous cult.”

    A Scientologist armed with an “injunction order,” had demanded cops specifically remove Bunker. “It’s an actual injunction… a court order to stay away,” the church member told a police dispatcher, in a 911 recording released exclusively to Radar.

    Unsealed court records show Bunker, a videographer who has produced programming critical of Scientology, was one of 10 people ordered in 2001 to stay away from church members.

    Rinder, however, argued paperwork given to police by Scientologists with information about the injunction was “invalid.” Officers on the scene responded saying they were strictly answering the trespassing call.

    Rinder, Bunker and Leah, along with the video crew, “voluntarily moved along off of the premises,” the officers said.

    When reached by the Radar, Bunker confirmed, “We were doing a story on Scientology in Clearwater,” and encouraged Radar to continue its investigations into the church.

    “I don’t mind you digging any deeper at all,” he exclusively told Radar, deferring to Leah for any further comment.

    Leah’s publicist, Rachel Karten, said the anti-Scientology activist had likely said all she had to say with her Tweet.

    “Leah’s not going to comment on anything if she is in the middle of filming. It is known that the show is coming back in the fall. So, a new season is taping. That’s public knowledge,” the publicist said.

    “If she wasn’t doing anything illegal, it’s a non-story for her.”

    SEE THE SHOCKING POLICE REPORT HERE

    Source: https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/06/leah-remini-scientology-cops-called-trespassing/
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  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    Clearwater Follies

    By Mike Rinder, June 24, 2018

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    Leah and I were speaking with our old friend Mark Bunker, who was telling us about the injunction scientology obtained against him and other members of the Lisa McPherson Trust back in 1998.

    Amazingly, scientology still seeks to enforce this injunction against him to this day – its language prevents him from protesting in front of some specified scientology buildings and from coming within 10 feet of any scientologist (it’s a mystery how he is supposed to know who is or isn’t a scientologist…) but they tried to get him thrown out of his condo because a scientologist lived next door, and pull it out any time they feel they can persuade the police to give him a hard time.

    We were also discussing the land scientology keeps buying in downtown Clearwater — land they have absolutely no use for. They have turned some into parking lots and others into “parks.”

    One in particular is on the site of the old Checkers drive through burger place on the corner of Drew and N. Ft Harrison. It’s now a “park” that sits entirely empty except for a few days in the year when they construct Winter Wonderland.

    It’s basically a large patch of grass with a few benches around the edge.

    The park has an interesting sign at its entrance.

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    The “Clearwater Community Volunteers Center” (the word scientology does not appear on the sign anywhere or on the park anywhere, it is disguised to look like a city park) “welcomes you to the Osceola Courtyard” (courtyard??). “We hope you enjoy your visit.”

    It goes on to proclaim that use of the property is subject to the following rules and then gives a legal disclaimer about how they are not responsible for any injuries. Visitors are informed they can’t let off fireworks, have glass bottles or carry weapons. No loud noises. No swearing. No “racial, discriminatory or homophobic language”. No drugs or alcohol. And then a final catch-all that the “Clearwater Community Volunteers Center” can remove anyone who does not comply with these regulations or anyone “whose presence on the property could reasonably be construed as harassing or damaging.”

    They try to give the impression this is some sort of community facility where all are welcome unless and until they violate one of those rules or act in a manner that is “harassing or damaging.”

    What the sign does NOT say is “we will also evict people based on their religious beliefs, specifically if you do not agree with scientology”. Not even in the fine print.

    We were a little incredulous about what Bunker had told us, so here is what went down.

    Mark Bunker sat on a bench in the park, all by himself. He was the ONLY person present. He had no fireworks, drugs, alcohol, glass bottles, weapons and was not even talking to himself so there was no inappropriate language.

    Scientology, with their numerous surveillance cameras and security guards, soon spotted him. They didn’t have anyone go over and ask him to move along, they simply called the Clearwater Police Department. Which is when it got interesting.

    Leah and I drove up as a second police car arrived on the scene.

    Mark walked over and we chatted on a bench at the front of the park. The two police officers did not approach us, but instead went across the street to the parking lot of the scientology Osceola hotel building to speak with some unidentified scientologists. (I have included a map at the end of the post to help identify the locations). They huddled with them for about 20 minutes.

    Next another CWPD vehicle shows up with what turned out to be their boss. Still nobody had approached Mark Bunker or us to say anything.

    Then the police came over holding a copy of the injunction against Mark Bunker, all bound in an official looking pack with a red cover.

    I explained that the injunction did not apply to this location and there was no scientologist within 10 feet unless any of the Police officers happened to be scientologists. They said they were not. And that the injunction was not something they wanted to interpret and would leave as a “civil matter” (though I guess they were hoping that by carrying it with them it would magically resolve the problem of a man sitting in the park). They didnt seem to know what to do next.

    Meanwhile, fans of the show were stopping their cars and honking, one family even parked and came over with their daughter to get a photo.

    While we chatted a fourth car from the CWPD arrived, with apparently an even more senior member of the force. Now 4 police cars and 4 police officers are present apparently not knowing what to do.

    After the 4 of them had some internal discussion, the most senior walked across the street and into the office of the “Scientology Community Volunteers” (it is the last of the Potemkin Village fronts to open along N. Ft Harrison Ave.). He emerged some time later to inform us that “they” wanted Mark to be issued a trespass warning and also Leah and me. I told him to have them come on over and so inform us.

    Though we had been there about 45 minutes by this time, NO scientologist had approached Mark or us, and had certainly not asked Mark to leave the bench he had occupied. Instead, they called the police. Though they did have many cars driving around the block taking photos of us.

    We inquired when the scientologists (I assumed it would be Sarah Heller, the Legal Officer OSA Flag) would be venturing out to inform us we were not welcome in their empty park.

    The head cop said “it would just be a couple of minutes” and “he would get Sarah on her cell phone.”

    We waited 5 more minutes and told him we were going to walk down N Ft. Harrison Ave to check out the old Lisa McPherson Trust building. He asked us to “Have patience please.” It was a very odd comment — scientology had called them, not us. 4 police officers were standing on the sidewalk. No scientologist had come to the park to speak to them but had summoned the police over to their building instead. Why were they not at the “scene of the crime” and why were they not doing what was required to issue a warning when they had called the police?

    You would think that if you call the police to get someone off your property 1. You would have first asked the person to leave and only if they DID NOT DO SO would you call the police, and if you did 2. you would have the courtesy of showing up to the location where you had asked for police assistance. Scientology called the police to their park, then summoned them to their parking lot across the street and then to their office and then sent them back across the street to wait.

    You can imagine that these antics did not go unremarked upon by Leah.

    Had I been the police I would have been pretty unhappy about the imperious disdain with which I was being treated by scientology. Frankly, we felt sad they were being put in this position and that they were not using their time to do real police work. Anyone who knows Mark Bunker knows what a polite, gentle man he is. Had someone come along and asked him to leave their empty park he certainly would have done so.

    We waited a little longer and no Sarah Heller (or anyone from scientology).

    I told the police officers we were walking across the street and would pass right in front of the Scientology Community Volunteer building so it would be easy for Sarah to pop out.

    Nobody appeared when we were right in front of their building looking in the window. Instead, they cowered inside, making sure not to be seen. Meanwhile 4 CWPD officers stood in front of their now completely empty park.

    Each of the other scientology storefronts for their fake front groups were empty as we walked down N. Ft Harrison. All the time cars kept slowing down, honking and shouting “we love your show, keep it up.”

    10 minutes later we walked back past the “Clearwater Community Volunteers” building in which Sarah Heller was holed up, apparently too afraid to step outside to issue the “trespass warning.” Though not too afraid to call the Police Department and have 4 police officers waste an hour watching us stand in front of a park.

    By the time we got back to the park, only one police officer remained and when we got in our car and left, so did he. A complete waste of police time.

    A scientology PI’s/OSA person followed us as we left to go to eat dinner.

    What an interesting microcosm of life in Clearwater and how taxpayer dollars are being spent.

    There's more, including some great comments, at
    https://www.mikerindersblog.org/clearwater-follies/
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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini Sees Shift In Questioning Scientology Since Start Of A&E Series | Deadline

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    Since Leah Remini and Mike Rinder started A&E’s award-winning docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini has seen more of an awareness and willingness to question the religion, as evidenced by many of the guests on the series who have “disconnected” from Scientology.

    The duo, who featured on a panel at Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys event, also said they’ve noted a shift in Hollywood and in a shift in the press when it comes to Scientology. “People are starting to write about it — it started way before us,” said Remini. “We are not the heroes here. There are many people before us who were courageous.”

    In Season 3, Remini says the focus of the series is the shift to what will happen when the authorities become involved. She urged congressman, senators, police officers, and the FBI to prepare themselves for what the pair says will be uncovered.

    “People are starting to say we’re going say we’re to tell the story, and you can come after us and that’s OK ’cause we’re gonna tell the truth,” Remini said. “I applaud .. people who have told the story before us and who will tell the story after us, because it’s a collective.”

    Continued with a video interview here:
    https://deadline.com/video/leah-rem...interview-mike-rinder-contenders-emmys-video/
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  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Shocking molestation claims inside Scientology leaking out before ‘Aftermath’ episode

    By Tony Ortega, July 5, 2018

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    For several weeks, one of the stories that’s going to be featured on the third season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath has been spinning out of control on social media, and at this point, especially after the last couple of days, it’s impossible to ignore what’s going on.

    A young woman who goes by “Z” on Twitter has been very publicly fighting with her mother about her claims of being molested as a child by a Scientologist, and about her decision to leave the church and appear on Leah’s show.

    We’re sure the episode itself is going to be powerful stuff, but at this point Z is putting out some explosive claims on social media that we can’t turn away from.

    There was this tweet yesterday, for example:

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    While we wait for ‘Aftermath’ to tell the full story, we can provide a few details to put these messages in some context.

    Z was born and raised in Clearwater and became a third generation Scientologist, taking her first courses at about 5 or 6 years old. Her mother was from Venezuela, so she spent a lot of time there. Her father was a familiar face at Flag, where he did a lot of renovations and spent a lot of time on course.

    Besides her allegations of being assaulted as a young child, Z also claims to have been sexually assaulted as an adolescent by a Scientologist while on Scientology property. After it became known in the church, she was blamed for it and singled out for harsh punishment.

    With her parents supplying constant pressure to solve all of her problems in Scientology, Z joined the Sea Org at 14 in order to escape their influence. But that was a horrific experience, and she ended up injuring herself just so she could leave it.

    Despite all that, she managed to graduate early from high school and enrolled at New York University on scholarship. But she was so pressured to join Scientology staff, she dropped out of college.

    Her father died suddenly in 2015 of a heart attack, which affected Z deeply. Under pressure, she got married to another Scientologist and joined staff at the Tampa Org in 2015.

    Around that time, she secretly began reading the Underground Bunker, and then started watching ‘Aftermath.’ She left Scientology for good in January 2017 and was “declared” a suppressive person. After some time in New York and the end of her marriage, she returned to Clearwater and she’s had a stormy relationship with her mother, who has been under pressure to cut off ties with her. That has spilled over into social media in recent days as Z’s appearance on ‘Aftermath’ nears. (The series is scheduled to return beginning August 15.)

    Given Scientology’s responses to ‘Aftermath’ episodes in the past, we won’t be surprised if Z’s mother ends up in a church video denouncing her own daughter.

    More at https://tonyortega.org/2018/07/05/s...ntology-leaking-out-before-aftermath-episode/

    Here's her Twitter: https://twitter.com/enturbulated
  12. DrX Member

    Mark Rathbun made numerous claims about Remini's show being scripted for sensationalization and basically bad mouthed her, her show and several other Scientology defectors and beat reporters. I don't necessarily trust his individual credibility (for numerous reasons) but I do see how one could profit greatly from this sort of semi-autobiographical pseudo-reality TV spin. As per this interview series:




    The injunction in question seems silly from a legal point of view -- also anti-First Amendment, given its declaration of our constitutional entitlement to freedom of religion, speech, petition, press and peaceful assembly -- but I can see how this would be useful to the organization to keep people from using the same sort of harassment, stalking and spying tactics that they use against so-called "SPs" and "PTSes". They're sleeping with the Clearwater Police just like they are doing with the LAPD, of course.

    (Sorry if I've redundantly parroted what others have already said. 25 pages is a lot to read through to avoid such a thing, and I wanted to weigh in with my thoughts on it anyway, given that I've been digging into a lot of this kind of stuff lately.)
  13. xander meehan Member


    Rathbun
    What a freaking Weasel Griffter Weenie boy Bitch... I wonder what this male CUNT would say regarding Lisa's "PURPOSEFULLY PLANNED DEMISE AND MURDER"
  14. Leah Remini asks Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad to repay money she loaned him in 2010.

    https://twitter.com/LeahRemini/status/1016141853144444928

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    Whoa congrats! @BroTonyMuhammad Wondering when you might be paying me back the money you borrowed from me as a personal loan when we first met at Celebrity Center in 2010. As well for the Scientology courses? Never heard back from you #curious

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    https://twitter.com/LeahRemini/status/1016144192521756672

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    He is well aware. He wasn’t yet making the 10 percent commission on bringing NOI members into Scientology as he is now. So he should do the right thing, being a Scientology freedom medal winner and all

    * * * * * END QUOTATION * * * * *

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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology’s blatant social media fraud fuels attacks on Leah Remini and Mike Rinder

    By Jeffrey Augustine, The Underground Bunker, July 9, 2018

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    The Church of Scientology is well known for fudging its membership numbers. The Church has absurdly claimed to have anywhere between and 6 and 12 million members over the years, which aren’t even close to the real numbers in the tens of thousands. But Scientology has a long and well-documented history of prevarication.

    Scientology’s habitual lying has now migrated into its social media platforms, particularly on Twitter, where the church has stepped up its efforts to attack Leah Remini and Mike Rinder with season three of A&E’s Scientology and the Aftermath coming next month.

    Most recently, Rinder has come under heavy bombardment with the use of his estranged daughter, Taryn Teutsch, and her mother, Cathy Bernardini — both active Sea Org members. As Tony covered in an article here recently, this attack is based on a 2010 incident when a group including Bernardini ambushed Rinder.

    As we showed in our article on the Scientology Money Project, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies on scene reported there was only incidental contact when Rinder sought to move through the Scientology mob that was surrounding him in a Fair Game ambush.

    But ever since, the church has used the incident to smear Rinder as attacking his former wife, and now Teutsch and Bernardini are trying to turn it into a part of the #MeToo movement.

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    One element of Taryn’s Fair Game attack against her father is an OSA stock-in-trade technique: Fake Twitter followers and lots of them. Taryn claims 24,100 followers. Below is a sample of one of Taryn’s followers; like so many of Scientology’s Twitter followers that were purchased offshore, we see various languages including Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, etc. A review of the fake followers’ pages shows no references to Scientology whatsoever.

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    The essence of Taryn’s operation is that she went to a woman’s event in Los Angeles and was able to get herself photographed with Gretchen Carlson and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Taryn then misleadingly used these photos on her Twitter account to imply that Carlson and Lacey were in solidarity with her cause to get her father fired from the A&E series. The 24,100 fake followers were used to deceptively imply that an obscure Sea Org member has a large base of support from women.

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    The Church of Scientology’s so-called STAND League is supposed to be about “Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination.” The International Director of STAND is a long-time Scientologist named Ed Parkin who works for Scientology’s notorious secret police, the Office of Special Affairs. Parkin claims to have 39,600 followers on his STAND Twitter page. However, when we actually investigate Parkin’s followers, we find the overwhelming majority of them to be fake. While Parkin professes to be about truth and justice, the real story is that he is just another Scientologist engaged in social media fraud. Below is one of Parkin’s fake followers. This follower is factory fresh and was created in a foreign clickfarm just a few days ago as Parkin prepares for a renewed round of Fair Game attacks on Scientology and the Aftermath’s season three launch:

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    Scientologist singer Stacy Francis launched into an attack against Leah Remini on Twitter this past week. The Scientology singer Francis claims to have 269,000 followers.

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    However, when Stacy Francis appeared at Scientology’s Hibiscus restaurant at Flag Land Base, only 21 people indicated an interest in attending. This massive variance between Stacy’s claimed Twitter followers and the actual response to her personal appearance shows her social media following to be bogus:

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    As Scientology critic Justin Templar Sr. noted on Twitter, more than a few of Stacy Francis’ supporters who retweet her are basically identical:

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    Scientology’s outrageous use of “Stock Photo Scientologists” has been well documented. Scientology uses stock photos to create the impression that Parkin’s STAND group has more members than it actually does. Scientology critics on Twitter exposed this Scientology social media fraud. For example, OSA purchased a stock photo on Shutterstock of a young woman and named her “Alicia Selverson.” She has since become the poster child for Scientology media fraud:

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    Although “Alicia” doesn’t exist, she has us blocked from viewing her tweets. KSW, Alicia.

    But is Alicia long for this world? Gizmodo reports that Twitter is nuking more than a million fake accounts per day. Over 70 million fake Twitter accounts have been deleted since May. As the fake accounts come down, Taryn Teutsch, Ed Parkin, Stacy Francis, Joy Villa, and other Scientologists will have to say goodbye to their fake Twitter followers.

    More at https://tonyortega.org/2018/07/09/s...fuels-attacks-on-leah-remini-and-mike-rinder/
  16. Story tweeted.

    Yes, I will yet again say that quotations adding content, retweets and replies are welcome.

    https://twitter.com/IndieScieNews/status/1016363490506887170

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  17. Help The Aftermath Foundation distribute information cards about leaving Scientology.

    Want to help The Aftermath Foundation [@AftermathFdn] distribute these cards in places near Scientology orgs, or places Scientologists are likely to go? Email them at: volunteer@theaftermathfoundation.org

    https://twitter.com/AftermathFdn/status/1016721298255253504

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    If you receive mail from the Church of Scientology, please take the opportunity to respond with their business reply envelopes with information about the The Aftermath Foundation [@AftermathFdn]. They will help people who want to leave Scientology.

    https://twitter.com/AftermathFdn/status/1016816956031295489

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  18. Incredulicide Member

    Maybe a QR code on the card linking to those thousands?
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  19. DrX Member


    He'd probably say one thing, then contradict himself, and then contradict himself another time (per what's he's gone on record as saying) and be exposed as a big phony and an obvious half-in OSA tool... just like he always does.
  20. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini Life After Scientology Episode 17 | Ron Miscavige



    Quote:

    Leah Remini joins me for an in-depth discussion on her experience with Scientology and her relationship with Shelly. We also discuss the upcoming season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

    "Ron Miscavige Life After Scientology" will explore Ron's time with the Church of Scientology and expose information that the Church does not want you to know.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxcXhpmN0AiEH5e7snkk8FQ/videos
  21. xander meehan Member

    Very Well Stated...
    I think it will always be very obvious that Lisa got whacked!!!

    I will always feel terrible about this...
    I will always remember when I was a tiny little boy, and Lisa was a brand new baby home from the hospital, and how I would hold her in my arms ..... always and forever!!!
    I will never forget... and I will never ever forgive this BULLSHIT... FUCKING EVER...NEVER EVER EVER!!!

    These Fuckers can go DIE!!!
  22. Thanks yet again for reminding us for the millionth time how you held Lisa in your arms as a baby Xander.
    It's time you changed the fucking record and not least because of a fucking newfag who hasn't read your tale of woe.
  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini teases Scientology series season 3: Church attacks 'worse this season than any other' | Entertainment Weekly

    Quote:

    With an Emmy in tow, Leah Remini is pressing on with her third season of Scientology and the Aftermath in the name of exposing the alleged abuses of her former religion. And for the first time since the documentary program’s renewal earlier this year, Remini has opened up about what viewers can expect from upcoming episodes, during a candid conversation with Ron Miscavige, a former Scientologist and the father of the group’s controversial leader, David Miscavige.

    “We have another season coming up where we once again are exposing [things],” Remini said during Saturday’s episode of Ron Miscavige’s Life After Scientology podcast. She also said season 3 will investigate the alleged disappearance of David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, as well as various abuses Remini claims are still being committed by church followers.

    Scientology has consistently refuted previous claims of abuse and misconduct made by Remini and her Scientology and the Aftermath subjects, calling the series “nothing more than a scripted, rehearsed, acted, and dramatized work of fiction” that serves as a way for Remini to “profit” by “harassing her former religion and its parishioners.”

    Since its 2016 premiere on A&E, Scientology and the Aftermath has featured dozens of former parishioners — including Remini and cohost Mike Rinder — as they speak out against what they allege are harmful practices carried out by the Church of Scientology, including coerced abortions, cover-ups of sexual assault, and policies that lead to the separation of families. Remini told Ron Miscavige that while she has come under fire from the church ever since exiting the religion in 2013, she had yet to experience Scientology-sanctioned backlash as intensely as she did while filming season 3 of her show.

    “It has been worse this season than any other season for us and for our contributors,” she said. “They are kind of dialing up the attacks in that they’re going after people who are not used to this. They’re going after people who are just good men and women who are saying, ‘Listen, I wasn’t a Scientologist, but I was willing to speak out,’ or, ‘I want to know where my family member is after watching Going Clear and listening to what happened to everyone at the [Scientology international headquarters] Gold Base.’”

    She added, “They’re getting stonewalled again and getting attacked by Scientology. This is happening every day.… Every day that we have filmed the show, there has been some kind of attack from either Scientology… or just regular parishioners that they’re activating to attack.”

    When reached for comment on Remini’s Life After Scientology comments, a representative for the church told EW: “Even a cursory review of this fringe podcast shows Leah Remini to be unhinged and delusory, reflecting Remini’s growing paranoia. Remini finds new conspiracies around every corner, inventing stories out of whole cloth to incite hate crimes against members of her former religion.” The church further noted that Remini’s accusations are only “so-called controversies” that “are manufactured by a handful of anti-Scientologists seeking to exploit people’s curiosity about the religion” before pointing viewers to www.scientology.tv for more information.

    Remini said she feels this is normal behavior for Scientology under the church’s “Fair Game” policy, which she claimed is employed by the church to silence detractors by any means necessary (including surveillance, stalking, and public shaming). Although the Church of Scientology has repeatedly stated that the policy was consistently misinterpreted by critics and ultimately canceled in 1968, Remini said her “contributors are being followed.”

    The church, she alleged, “continue to hire private investigators to pretend to be reporters saying, ‘Oh we’re investigating this person for abuse and sexual allegations.’ This is is all part of Scientology policy on Fair Game. And they continue to do it, and they should not be doing this under the protection of the First Amendment. That’s kind of what we’re going to be exposing this season.” In a letter to EW, the church’s lawyers said the church has not followed Ms. Remini, nor does it harass former members.

    Remini said what she’s “really getting at” in season 3 is moving past superficial grievances with the church in order to take legitimate action against weightier issues.

    “What we’re saying is that [with] the abusive practices of Scientology, they should not be allowed to have tax-exempt status. And we’re laying out a case for our audience, but [also for] the government agencies who need to start taking a real look at why… we can only present the case to the world that these abuses are going on under the guise of religion,” she said. “You want to call yourselves a church? Fine, but you should not have tax exempt status where you are fraudulently taking people’s money and their lives, taking away their children, trying to bully them into silence by having millions of dollars… to abuse and harass people into silence.” The church maintains that it operates consistent with its religious and charitable mission, and that Remini’s allegations should be discredited because of her “extreme bias.”

    Remini previously told EW season 3 of Scientology and the Aftermath might expand its focus to explore other religions, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses. There is no word on whether or not such an investigation will take place in future episodes.

    Season 3 of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is slated to premiere in the months ahead on A&E.

    Listen to Remini’s full appearance on Life After Scientology above.

    Source: http://ew.com/tv/2018/07/16/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath-season-3/

    Leah Remini Reveals What to Expect on 'Scientology and the Aftermath' Season 3 | PopCulture

    http://popculture.com/reality-tv/20...eveals-expect-scientology-aftermath-season-3/
  24. Triumph Member

    Infosurhoy

    ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’ Season 3: Leah Remini Says Religion’s Attacks Are ‘Worse’ Than Before


    By Marta Subat on July 18, 2018

    Leah Remini isn’t done exposing the alleged abuse within her former religion just yet. In previewing Season 3 of Scientology and the Aftermath, she suggested the organization has “dialed up” their attacks against her.
    “It has been worse this season than any other season for us and for our contributors,” Remini, 48, said Saturday on Ron Miscavige’s Life After Scientology podcast. “They are kind of dialing up the attacks in that they’re going after people who are not used to this. They’re going after people who are just good men and women who are saying, ‘Listen, I wasn’t a Scientologist, but I was willing to speak out,’ or, ‘I want to know where my family member is after watching Going Clear and listening to what happened to everyone at the Gold Base.'”

    more@link


    http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/x...says-religions-attacks-are-worse-than-before/
  25. Triumph Member

  26. Instructions for printing Aftermath Foundation cards to help people leave Scientology.

    https://www.facebook.com/1455099431265970/posts/1589490774493501/

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    The Aftermath Foundation

    July 10 at 10:13 AM


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kinvisvi1xz5ib4/Aftermath%20Cards%20-%20TO%20PRINT.pdf?dl=0Aftermath

    Foundation Cards

    As we continue our mission to help more people leave Scientology, we have a project we think will do just that. We are asking everyone to help us reach Scientologists (staff members, sea org members and public) by distributing these card in places near Scientology orgs and places Scientologists are likely to go.

    Follow these simple instructions:

    1. Download the file attached to this post. This file was created from a template that is compatible with Avery #8871 Business Cards.

    2. Get some Avery #8871 Business Card blank sheets. (About $10 on Amazon).


    3. Printing one copy of the file will print both sides of the cards.


    4. Put the Avery card sheets into your printer and select “double sided” and “thick paper”.


    5. If your printer does not do "double sided", you will need to print one side of the cards and put the sheet back into your printer to print the other side.


    6. Once the cards are printed, they come apart easily and cleanly.


    NOTE: You could also give the attached file to any print shop and have some cards printed up cheaply.

    7. Now the fun begins! Leave a card everywhere you go. anywhere is fine, because we don’t know who will see it or pick it up or how it will get passed on. The idea is that over a period of time these cards will be seen by all kinds of people and we hope, one of them reaches a Scientologist in distress. Even if we only get one single person out of Scientology, it will be worth it.

    8. You can take a picture of the card where you left it, and post it to the Aftermath Foundation FB page (or anywhere else of course).


    That’s it, have fun! Each card you leave behind has the potential to help someone leave Scientology.

    PS: This file will be available for download on the Aftermath Foundation website soon.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kinvisvi1xz5ib4/Aftermath%20Cards%20-%20TO%20PRINT.pdf?dl=0


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  27. The Aftermath Foundation Exit Card Project. Help people leave Scientology.


    Direct links to webpages.

    http://theaftermathfoundation.org/volunteers/how-you-can-help/

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    http://theaftermathfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Aftermath-Handout-Card-1.pdf

    Sample cards in PNG format. Go to link directly above for PDF format for printing.

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    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/IndieScieNews/status/1023358270692442113

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  28. Triumph Member

    Toronto Sun

    Church of Scientology opens location near Leah Remini’s TV show offices


    Leah Remini has accused Scientology of harassment and bullying ever since she quit the cult five years ago — and now, she believes the church has set up shop right outside the offices of her anti-Scientology show.
    RadarOnline.com can exclusively confirm that the church has established a satellite location less than a mile away from the production offices of Remini’s A&E award-winning docuseries, Scientology: The Aftermath.
    The Church of Scientology moved the Sherman Oaks satellite location on Ventura Blvd to Van Nuys in May 2017.
    The Sherman Oaks branch was in a much more upscale part of town than the current Van Nuys space, and had been operating on Ventura Blvd. since 2012.
    “The Church of Scientology is making it clear to Leah and staff members for her anti-Scientology show they will always be watching her every move. They can set up anywhere, and will do so,” a source close to Remini told Radar.

    more@link
    https://torontosun.com/entertainmen...ices/wcm/bd7c09b8-8ec3-4750-aa09-3b904953c9e7


    Radar Online

    Leah’s Nightmare: Scientology Opens Location Less Than 1 Mile From Enemy Remini’s TV Show Offices





    https://radaronline.com/exclusives/...han-one-mile-from-leah-remini-tv-show-office/
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  29. The Aftermath Foundation now has a list of experienced therapists that are willing to donate time to do beginning sessions with people who are leaving Scientology.

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  30. The Wrong Guy Member

    Today, Tony Ortega posted:

    We wrote about Marie Bilheimer in December 2016 in what was one of the most gut-wrenching stories we’ve done here. Marie was subsequently profiled on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, talking about dealing with her young husband’s suicide in the Sea Org and her other ordeals. Recently, Marie was laid off from her job, and she’s been struggling to find a new one. If you can spare a little to help her get through this rough patch, we’d be personally grateful. Please visit her GoFundMe page.

    From https://tonyortega.org/2018/09/09/b...-scientologys-bizarre-war-against-psychiatry/
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  31. Message from a friend watching Lee Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath
    “Good work. Thank you and all of your Anonymous friends. Scientology is done.”
  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini DailyMailTV EXCLUSIVE: Scientology And The Aftermath star reveals she is 'harassed constantly' by members of her former church
    • In a DailyMailTV exclusive, Leah Remini has revealed she is 'harassed constantly' by members of the Church Of Scientology
    • The actress spectacularly left the religion in 2013 after 30 years
    • Remini's A&E show Scientology And The Aftermath show exposes the church beloved by Tom Cruise and other Hollywood stars
    • She says she and Katie Holmes no longer talk, despite both women having left the Church
    • The documentary series will return for a third season in 2018
    Quote:

    Leah Remini spectacularly quit the Church Of Scientology in 2013 after being a member for 30 years.

    And on Wednesday, the producer of documentary series Scientology And The Aftermath told LaPalme Magazine she is 'harassed constantly' by members of the church 'trying to intimidate' her, DailyMailTV can exclusively report.

    'People on our show are harassed constantly, especially me,' said the 48-year-old comedienne.

    The Kevin Can Wait actress told the magazine, 'Members of the Church go to my mother's restaurant, confront my little sister, and my step kids in San Francisco, trying to intimidate us.'

    <snipped>

    She says she and Katie Holmes no longer talk, despite both women having left the controversial religion.

    'Trust me, Katie's not allowed to have a meal with me, and we used to be close friends.'

    Remini hinted at legal repercussions from the Church should the women interact.

    'She could lose custody of Suri [the daughter she shares with ex and high profile Scientologist Tom Cruise]. It's quite sick, really.'

    <snipped>

    Her A&E documentary series will return for a third season in 2018, says Leah.

    'Season three of my show is dedicated to the IRS and their ‘religious' tax-exempt status.'

    'Hey, call yourself a religion - I don't give a fuck! They should NOT have tax-exempt status.

    'They only got it because they ‘fair gamed' the IRS – bullied them, harassed them.'

    'The Mafia has more integrity!'

    More at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...math-star-reveals-harassed-former-church.html
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  35. The Wrong Guy Member

    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath sets season 3 premiere date

    Quote:

    Leah Remini will again unleash her bulldog determination for another round of exposing the alleged evils of Scientology.

    The actress behind the Emmy-winning docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath confirmed the program will return for season 3 on Tuesday, November 27 with new episodes chronicling her ongoing fight against the church’s controversial operations.

    Remini tweeted the news Wednesday, also sharing a photo of a billboard for the upcoming season.

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    Continued at https://ew.com/tv/2018/10/17/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath-season-3-premiere-date/
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  36. The Wrong Guy Member



    "‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The Jehovah’s Witnesses' Special Event Premieres November 13 on A&E."

    Leah Remini Pivots From Scientology To Jehovah's Witnesses In Investigative Series

    Excerpt:

    Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian denomination, that believes Jesus is solely the son of God and not part of the Holy Trinity, has faced accusations of sexual abuse and cover-ups since around 2000. Most recently, the organization was ordered to pay $35 million to an abuse survivor in Montana who claims clergy members were told not to report the sexual abuse she suffered from a member of the congregation.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour special hopes to "subvert and exploit belief," but the church's official stance is that Jehovah's Witnesses is "far from being a dangerous cult."

    Jehovah's Witnesses, per its official website, currently has over eight million worldwide members across 120,053 congregations. The two-hour special will involve Remini speaking former members.

    More at https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/10/214522/leah-remini-jehovahs-witnesses-investigative-series
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  37. The Wrong Guy Member

    Actress Leah Remini calls out the media for failing to help expose this ‘unholy alliance’ | Twitchy

    Quote:

    Louis Farrakhan is a hateful, anti-Semitic bigot. And apparently that’s OK with the Church of Scientology.

    This afternoon, Mike Rinder, a former Scientologist and outspoken critic of the cult called them out for refusing to denounce Farrakhan:

    Continued at https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2...-failing-to-help-expose-this-unholy-alliance/
  38. As Remini points out, as powerful as the Church of Scientology is, there are still ways to cut them off at the pass. Donald Trump is in a position to take action and hit them where it hurts:
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    @LeahRemini

    Replying to @Gonzalesmr @jaketapper

    Seems @POTUS isn’t too interested in helping. Right @LynnePatton ? Didn’t you tell me that you guys would be helping the many victims of Scientology? Who everyday get followed, harassed and bullied into silence? Using tax exempt money to do it?
    2:20 PM - Oct 22, 2018
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    @LeahRemini

    Replying to @Joshua_Belyeu and 2 others

    Never said he was the blame. But he can be the solution to this tax exempt organization using its funds to bully and harass those speaking out. Google Scientology Fair Game, look at the stand League websites, freedom media ethics...
    2:55 PM - Oct 22, 2018

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