Ooooh, this is gonna make Donald Trump so angry... which means it's a good thing!!
And boy, are they ever!!
She ain't backing down!
Tuesday night marks the halfway point of the revolutionary reality show, but the actress-turned-activist has been plenty busy promoting the series already this week!
In fact, Leah actually stopped by Larry King Now right before the holidays over the weekend to chat about all things Scientology… where she promptly challenged the "church" to sue her for a second time!
After imploring the organization to sue her for slander on Dr. Oz earlier this month, it seems the King of Queens star is still plenty confident they'd have no case.
When Larry asked Leah if she had any response to the church's claims that her Aftermath participants are proven "liars," she called them on their bluff, saying:
UPDATE 6:24 P.M. EST: The Church of Scientology has released a statement in response: "Leah Remini has repeatedly disparaged and exploited her former faith for profit and attention through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her reality TV show featuring a cast of admitted liars who to make a buck have been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years. Many of their allegations have been reviewed and discredited in courts of law. A&E's promotion of their agenda smacks of bigotry." For the Church's full response, see HERE.
But Tuesday night had the most surprising guest yet!
Last night's episode featured three former members of the Church of Scientology who shared stories about the group's leader David Miscavige. The most surprising of the guests though, was David's father, Ron Miscavige, who dished on his experiences with the Church and gave insight into his son's personality!
The first two former Scientologists Leah spoke to were Jeff Hawkins, who was involved in marketing found L. Ron Hubbard's promotional books in the '80s, and Tom Devocht, a member for 30 years.
Both men shared some disturbing details about their time with the organization as Hawkins revealed
With each passing episode of Scientology and the Aftermath, we continue to be surprised by just how far the grasp of Scientology can actually reach.
Tuesday night's episode introduced us to Mary — a "suppressive person" who managed to reach OT VIII (the highest level) before literally running away from the "Church."
But as heartbreaking as her story was, this newest hour was all about Leah and copresenter Mike Rinder teaching Scientology terminology to those of us who don't know much past Sea Org.
For starters, you probably know that Leah is now an SP after exiting the "religion" back in 2013, but you may not know that she was OT V on "The Bridge" before quitting. Basically, that means
But now, A-list Scientologist John Travolta is sounding off on Scientology and the Aftermath.
On Sunday, the People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story alum told E! News he's simply "not interested" in watching the actress' attempt to expose the organization's controversial practices, saying:
"It's been nothing but helpful to me for 40 years, through all my losses of my mother, my girlfriend, my son. They never left my side, so why would I want buy into something that's not what I feel?"
In fact, the 62-year-old says he's "kind of" shocked Miz Remini even followed through with the A&E series.
However, the acclaimed actor isn't upset with Leah's unapologetic exposé, hinting that he feels the docuseries won't affect his ability to practice the religion:
"As long as I get to still do it and my family gets to do it. I'm happy."
What do U think of all this, Perezcious readers?!
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The Church of Scientology is tired of Leah Remini and is continuing to shoot down claims made in her docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath!
Last week, Leah's new A&E show dissected and criticized the controversial
cult religion — and this week, we got more scary details as she interviewed former senior member Mike Rinder about his life after he left the organization!
During a sit down, Rinder — who left the Church in 2007 — revealed he once did an interview with the St. Petersburg Times, in which he spoke out against the group. As a result, Mike became a "public enemy" of the Church saying:
You tell 'em, girl!
When she's not busy taking down Scientology, Leah Remini is clearing the air on bestie Jennifer Lopez's relationship status. On Thursday, the King of Queens alum stopped by Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live and clarified a few things about the inneresting kiss J.Lo and ex-husband Marc Anthony shared at the Latin Grammys on November 17.
As you may recall, the former flames made headlines when they locked lips on national television — a mere day before it was announced the Vivir Mi Vida singer had separated from his fourth wife Shannon De Lima. Obviously, since Leah's the expert on everything Marc and Jennifer, Cohen HAD to ask her if the smooch sparked the split! And the Dancing With The Stars alum clearly didn't mind dishing as she shared:
God bless you, Andy Cohen.
Only on a show as fabulous as Watch What Happens Live! could a super serious conversation about mental health issues devolve into gay gossip and still come across lighthearted.
That's why when Andy asked his guests whether or not they believed the Famous rapper was faking his breakdown for insurance money purposes, Fiddy defended his fellow musician, saying: