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As we told you in September, Leah Remini has been quietly working on a docu-series with A&E. The series tells the stories of family members attempting to extract their loved ones from the “church” and sharing their own tales of abuses by the organization. Abuses including the cover-up of a 35-year-old man raping a 14-year-old girl, forced abortions, their financial and personal ownership of devoted members, and more.
Scientology has responded by providing E! News the longest statement ever that just keeps going long after you think it’s done as though every paragraph is preceded by an unseen “AND ANOTHER THING!”
“Desperate for attention with an acting career stuck in a nearly decade-long tailspin, Leah Remini needs to move on with her life. Instead, she seeks publicity by maliciously spreading lies about the Church using the same handful of bitter zealots who were kicked out years ago for chronic dishonesty and corruption and whose false claims the Church refuted years ago, including through judicial decisions.”
“Leah Remini has become what she once declared she never wanted to be known as: ‘this bitter ex-Scientologist. As USA Today wrote, Ms. Remini is ‘as famous for being an ex-Scientologist as she is as an actress.’ She needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again,” the spokesperson added. “Sadly, bitterness and anger are common threads through Ms. Remini’s life. Ms. Remini is showing herself to be a spoiled entitled diva who still obsessively complains about such petty matters as her seating placement, limo ride, five-star hotel accommodations and the paparazzi’s failure to recognize her nearly a decade ago.”
“She also inserts herself uninvited into the family matters of others. Rather than take responsibility for self-inflicted problems, she is quick to blame others. When her firing from The Talk erupted into a public embarrassment for her in 2012, we tried to help pick her up off the floor. But she treated everyone around her in a degrading, bullying manner. Her behavior was intolerable.”
This goes on for two more paragraphs you can read the entire desperate bitchfest here.
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath premieres Nov. 29 on A&E. Because after Nov. 8, we will still have bad monsters to get rid of.