Remini has been busy working on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, an eight-episode docuseries about the religion and its effects on her life. It premieres November 29 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.
The actress left the church in 2013 after being a member since childhood, and she claims the purpose of the series is to give a voice to others who’ve fled the church and have allegedly been harassed because of it.
“For too long, this multi-billion-dollar organization bullied victims and journalists to prevent the truth from being told. It is my hope that we shed light on information that makes the world aware of what is really going on and encourages others to speak up,” Remini said in a statement released by A&E. “Even though I had been a member of the church for a long time, I was stunned by some of the things I learned. There is a lot more to this story than anyone knows, and this series is breaking ground in bringing that information to light.”
“Truth born out of very personal experiences… it is my hope that we shed light on information that makes the world aware of what is really going on, and encourages others to speak up so the abuses can be ended forever.”
In 2015, Remini, 46, released a memoir titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, which includes several bombshell allegations about the church and its celebrity members, and gave a unique look at Tom Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes. (You can learn more about Remini’s claims in the video, below.)
The Church of Scientology, for its part, released a statement about Remini (it’s unclear when, since there is no date on it) calling her activities “pathetic,” “bitter” and “angry.” The church also says she is a “spoiled entitled diva.”
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“Her repeated ethical lapses and callous treatment of others led to an ecclesiastical review which resulted in her being expelled. She now regurgitates the tired myths the Church has repeatedly debunked, circulated by the same tiny clique of expelled former staffers bitter at having lost the positions they enjoyed before their malfeasance and unethical conduct were uncovered. Ms. Remini is now joined at the hip with this collection of deadbeats, admitted liars, self-admitted perjurers, wife beaters and worse.”
Remini will have time for rebuttal, and then some, when her series comes out in November.