The new Leah Remini docuseries is set to premiere on Tuesday, November 29, on A&E and the actress is holding nothing back in her quest to expose her former religion, the Church of Scientology. In a newly released trailer for the upcoming Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, the former King of Queens star set out to interview other former members of the organization, looking to uncover the truth and igniting a new war between her and Scientology leaders.
Unidentified men and women who are now former-Scientology practitioners have come forward for Leah Remini’s eight-part docuseries and they’ve opened up about their own experiences. In the trailer, one man accused David Miscavige, the Church of Scientology leader, of hitting him in the face with a hammer. Another woman cried as she told cameras that the church controlled her for so many years.
“My whole life, I was a very dedicated scientologist,” Leah told the cameras in the Entertainment Tonight exclusive trailer for the upcoming docuseries. “I didn’t want to find out what I’d done was lie.”
In another clip featured in the trailer for Leah Remini docuseries, an unidentified woman told a harrowing story about the sexual abuse she endured as a teenager at the hands of a Scientology elder. As she told her story, Leah looked visibly upset and wiped tears away from her eyes.
“I was 14 when I started in Scientology,” the woman said. “I had a boss who was 35 years old and we had sex. The organization did not tell my mother, did not tell the police. They were gonna sweep it under the carpet and it’ll all be over with.”
The 46-year-old former star of her own TLC reality TV series, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, grew up as a member of the Church of Scientology, Entertainment Tonight reported. But she unceremoniously left the organization in 2013, and since then she has been very outspoken about her former religion. She even wrote extensively about the things she went through in her 2015 memoir Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.
In her book, Remini explained that Scientology elders would make its members to go through a series of audits in which they were pressured to confess to any type of behavior that went against their religious beliefs. Once they confessed, they were fined hefty amounts of money in order to remain in good standing with the church.
Leah said that once she was forced to pay $40,000 for ordering fast food as a teenager, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. She also explained that leaders would force practitioners to go into debt by charging large amounts on their credit cards as donations.
But now, Remini is giving other former Scientology members a chance to talk about their own experiences. In a statement about her docuseries, Leah Remini said she wanted to shed light on the religion’s corrupt ways and she was shocked by some of things that others have went through both as members and former members.
Since she left three years ago, she has been feuding with the leaders of the Church of Scientology. Shortly after the trailer for the Leah Remini docuseries was released, a representative for the organization issued a statement that discredited the actress.
“Desperate for attention with an acting career stuck in a nearly decade-long tailspin, Leah Remini needs to move on with her life,” the representative told E! News.
The statement went on to explain that Leah is only joining forces with other former members to spread lies about the religion as way to gain publicity. The rep also insulted Leah’s acting career and claimed she did not leave the organization on her own accord, but that she was expelled because she was not able to uphold the high standards that Scientology expects from its members.
Watch the full exclusive trailer for Leah Remini’s docuseries below, and be sure to catch the premiere of Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath on Tuesday, November 29, on A&E.
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