Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

The Aftermath Letters

During the making of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath the Church of Scientology was invited to make a contribution, and to respond to the allegations made against it. The Church of Scientology declined to be interviewed, but instead delivered a number of documents to the programmes’ producer denying the allegations made against it, and in turn making a number of counter allegations against individuals who appear in the series. A number of these have been reproduced below to provide a wider understanding of the Church of Scientology’s perspective. The opinions expressed, and the allegations made, in these documents belong solely to the Church of Scientology, and are not those of A+E Networks UK.

Episode 3: The Bridge

The third episode of "Aftermath" focuses on Mary Kahn's departure and the disconnection from the Church. The "Aftermath" production has not received letters from the Church of Scientology International attempting to discredit Ms. Kahn, but the Church did send two letters addressing certain themes that emerged from the production's interviews with Ms. Kahn and other participants, including the Practice of Disconnection. The letters below also contain personal attacks against many of the other participants including Ms. Remini, Mr. Rinder, and others.

Episode 3 Letters

 

 

You can also view Church of Scientology responses at: aetv.com/aftermathletters

Episode 2: Fair Game

The second episode of "Aftermath" examines former International Spokesperson of the Church of Scientology International Mike Rinder's disconnection from the Church and, as a result, his family. In the lead up to its premier, the "Aftermath" production received letters from both the Church and lawyers for Mr. Rinder's ex-wife and brother assailing Mr. Rinder's character and trustworthiness. Included with the letter from the Church of Scientology International were various documents that the Church of Scientology International claims further discredit Mr. Rinder. With the exception of his wife's medical records, which we have omitted in the interest of privacy, the letter and the accompanying documents from the Church of Scientology International are included below with original highlighting. While Mr. Rinder, like Ms. Remini, appears in all seven episodes of the series, we include the Church of Scientology International's letter here because he is the primary focus of this episode.

Mike Rinder Letters

 

You can also view Church of Scientology responses at: aetv.com/aftermathletters


Episode 1: Disconnection

The first episode of "Aftermath" focuses on Leah Remini's and Amy Scobee's experiences within Scientology and departures from the Church. Upon learning of Ms. Remini's and Ms. Scobee's involvement, the Church of Scientology International sent letters to the "Aftermath" production providing information intended to discredit both women by criticizing their veracity and motives, and attacking their character. Although Ms. Remini is prominently featured in all eight episodes of the series, we include the Church of Scientology International's letter about her here along with the letter about Ms. Scobee and the Church's "White Paper" titled "Amy Scobee - Anti-Scientologist, Discredited Source" because she is a primary focus of the episode. The letter regarding Ms. Remini has been redacted to protect the privacy of individuals not featured in this series.

Leah Remini Letters

Amy Scobee Letters

 

You can also view Church of Scientology responses at: aetv.com/aftermathletters

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

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