In the series, which premiered on A&E on November 29, the actress documents her 30 year long stint within the Church of #Scientology and puts forward shocking accusations of abuse, lies and sexual misconduct occurring behind closed doors. Here's the trailer:
Although this isn't the first time that a negative spotlight has been cast on the Church's practices — a religious cult that sees a slew of celebrities including Tom Cruise and John Travolta as its prominent members — Leah Remini's bold statements have undoubtedly shocked the world.
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Yet, while attending the 22nd Critics' Choice Awards as a nominee for his role in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story the other day, Travolta was adamant that there was no way in hell he would be watching the documentary. Speaking to E! News, the Hollywood stalwart — who has been a Scientology practitioner since 1975 — said he was absolutely "not interested" in anything Remini had to say.
Why? Well, all because:
"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?"
However, interestingly, while Travolta continued to show that he's incapable of any kind of independent thinking outside of his religion, he somehow still managed to use his stunted facial muscles to lift a botoxed eyebrow at the fact that Leah Remini went as far as making a show for the purpose of telling stories the Church of Scientology says are lies.
And then, turning a blind eye to even the slightest possibility that Scientology may be in any way detrimental, the Grease actor basically revealed he's got no qualms in singing along to the upbeat tune of a religion shrouded in assault allegations:
“As long as I get to still do it and my family gets to do it, I’m happy.”
Well, isn't that nice? As long as you're fine, then everyone else must be too, right? Watch the full interview clip here:
In the meantime, some Scientology representatives — perhaps suffering from some kind of aneurism as a result of all that brainwashing — are continuing to fiercely deny all of Remini's allegations, claiming that she's making it all up for money and publicity. Here's a section of the cult's official response to the actress's incessant promotion of 'hatred:'
"Leah Remini has disparaged and exploited her former faith through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her 'reality' television show—featuring a cast of admitted liars who have, for a profit, been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years, many reviewed and discredited in courts of law. That A&E would promote their agenda smacks of bigotry.
As we have stated numerous times, Leah Remini needs to move on with her life and career and stop blaming the Church and others for all of her personal and professional setbacks. Most of all, she needs to quit promoting hatred and religious intolerance as a means to line her pockets."
You hear that, Remini? Stop spewing false tales for the sake of your kids, already!
Do you believe what Leah Remini has to say about Scientology?
(Source: Daily Mail)