Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

2016 • A&E
224 reviews
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Season 3 episodes (13)

1 Star Witness
Scientology's Gold Base in Riverside County, California, has been shrouded in mystery for years. The heavily guarded compound houses up to 1,000 members of the Sea Org, the church's elite inner core.
2 Spies Like Us
Cierra Westerman was recruited out of a Florida private investigator school to spy on critics of the Church of Scientology.
3 Unlikely Pairing
In recent years the head of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan, publicly embraced Dianetics and the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and supported their use in NOI Mosques.
4 Where is Shelly?
In 2006, Leah Remini attended the star-studded nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, an event Scientology dubbed "The Wedding of the Century."
5 Ideal Orgs (#306)
Under the leadership of David Miscavige, Scientology has been purchasing large buildings to use as upgraded church locations, celebrated as "Ideal Orgs."
6 The Collection Agency
Over the past two seasons, we've shown how Scientology is a "pay-as-you-go" organization, but what tactics does the church use to get the money? What about those who can't afford to pay?
7 Gilman Springs Road
In this episode, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, a former occupant of International Base ("Gold Base"), speak with four other former high-ranking residents who reveal their shocking stories behind the locked gates.
8 Buying a Town
In 1974, operating under an alias, the Church of Scientology moved into Clearwater, Florida, and proceeded to make the city its spiritual headquarters. In 1977, an FBI raid uncovered the Church's secret plans to take over the city.
9 Buying a Town Part 2
Leah and Mike travel to Clearwater, Florida, spiritual headquarters for the Church of Scientology. Speaking with some of the city’s most prominent Scientology critics, they explore how the controversial 1995 death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson marked a turning point in the Church’s history.
10 Church and State (#308)
Leah and Mike speak with Jay Wexler, an expert in constitutional law, to discuss the remarkable story of Scientology's journey to tax-exempt status. Mike and Leah also talk with Lt. Yulanda Williams, a police officer, about law enforcement's community engagement strategies.
11 Waiting for Justice
Filmed for the first time in front of a live studio audience, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore stories of how Church of Scientology policies have hindered members from reporting instances of abuse and sexual assault
101 The Jehovah's Witnesses
For the very first time, Leah and Mike meet with former members of a different organization--the Jehovah's Witnesses. In this special 2-hour episode, a panel of contributors open up and share their personal stories.
102 Emotional Aftermath
How does it feel to lose your entire belief system? How does it feel to come to believe everything you've been told--the foundation of who you are isn't based in truth? How do you let go of the anger?

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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them. Leah Remini, along with high level former Scientology executives and Church members, delves deep into shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences.
224 reviews
Megan Fields
August 27, 2017
Leah Remini deserves so much praise and recognition for her bravery and determination in trying to oust this CULT they call 'Scientology.' I applaud her efforts as do many others and I am just a reg person who has never and would never join anything that would keep me from my friends and family like these people do. How they live with themselves is beyond me and the fact that this CULT gets tax breaks as if they are some kind of Church is an abomination to everyone on this planet and we should all be doing more just like Leah. This show shines some light on the TRUTH about what is really going on behind closed doors and the more we know the more we as human beings can do to help these people whom feel stuck and abandoned. Good on you Leah for not being scared of these monsters and their threats. One day this CULT will no longer be around and we have people like Leah to thank!
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Deborah Milliken
August 11, 2020
+10 *****√√ Most of all, Leah's strength and compassion towards all the victims was so warm & appropriate. It must be so hard for them to share these deep humiliating positions that they found themselves in, yet with Leah's strength and dignity, they felt stronger again and could rise above it. Thank you Leah for being able to (wow, trying to list all of her/your accomplishments.) Thank you for sharing, caring and having strength; the guts to keep going; true perseverance. Love you! deb 😘🌴
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Deborah Izenberg
September 13, 2017
Bravo to Leah & Mike to showing true victims of what cults like this so called Church do. Yes, we all are human and make mistakes in our lives. However, to be "controlled" by others especially when you are at your most vulnerable is truly sickening. Also the fact that this "church" gets a tax break from the IRS when the billions they have can truly help those that are seeking real help. Disgusting! Keep doing what you are doing Leah, Mike and A&E!
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