Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Leah Remini Scientology Doc Premiere Draws 2.1 Million Viewers for A&E

Leah Remini Scientology Doc Premiere Draws 2.1 Million Viewers for A&E

I defended it. I helped people stay in it.

Scobee explains that for years she rationalized the violent behaviour, telling herself that it was just "because we're clearing the planet, because we have no time, because Miscavige has most of the pressure, because people are failing at their jobs and he's having to do it, that's why it's OK that he is beating people". "That for me, that's what I'm about". "I was too afraid to tell anyone about it".

August 2013: Remini files a missing-person report for Shelly Miscavige, which the Los Angeles Police Department calls "unfounded".

"To the "Church, ' yes", Remini responded".

September 2013: Remini joins the cast of "Dancing With the Stars", where she lands in fifth place.

She also shows how the secretive organisation tears families apart, especially when one or more members leave.

"Why do I wish they would?"

Due to L. Ron Hubbard's brainwashing processes, Leah states that his "technology" teaches all believers that outside media (i.e. internet, books, the news) are lies all set around trying to bring down the Church of Scientology.

"I had to hire an executive housekeeper, a maid, a cook", she said. "I didn't like the message that sent my daughter".

In a statement to Bustle, The Church claimed that the religion does not require or encourage families to disconnect, but that it is a member's right to choose not to communicate with certain people. "And to those who didn't have a voice, you do now".

Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology is still on the attack.

She went on to say that "anyone who speaks out against the Church is seen as an enemy", and anyone who goes against the Church's beliefs of what is "right" is punished.

The premiere episode, which scored 913,000 viewers in the key adults 18-49 demographic, was the network's No. 1 new series launch in more than two years.

In November 2015, Remini released a book called "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology". She said that she spent a lot of time making sure Tom Cruise's household staff was made up entirely of Scientologists, specifically, Sea Org members. But she continued to inquire, eventually leading to the Church claiming the actress had committed "crimes" against them.

Leah Remini has dared the Church Of Scientology to take legal action against her.

Remini calls it a "heartbreaking, disgusting story that makes me want to break his legs, " while Rinder says that although there is nothing they can do legally because of the statute of limitations, they can expose it. Over archival footage of the actress preaching the merits of Scientology in the late 1990s ("We are the most ethical group you're ever gonna find"), Remini describes the appeal of the church.

"Desperate for attention with an acting career stuck in a almost decade-long tailspin, Leah Remini needs to move on with her life".

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