Leah Remini TV series about how Scientology rips families apart

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    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...

    not a Snowballs chance in Hell with this CULT FAIL
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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


    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.

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


    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.”

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    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.'


    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].”


    Leah Remini's Next TV Project Will Take On Another Controversial Religious Group | Cinema Blend

    Leah Remini to tackle Jehovah’s Witnesses in new special | Page Six

    Leah Remini Tackles Jehovah's Witnesses in Next A&E Project | PopCulture

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