Watch ‘Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath’ Live Online: Start Time, Streaming Video Link For A&E’s Scientology Documentary

Viewers can watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath live online and see what promises to be a hard-hitting look at the controversial religion from one of its most famous former members. The King of Queens actress split from the Church of Scientology in 2013, saying publicly afterward that she had come to lose faith in the institution that she had been part of since her childhood. She went on to chronicle her life in the church in the 2015 book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, and now is using that story as the basis for the new documentary, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.The eight-part series debuts Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on A&E, and will also be available live online for those unable to make it to a television (a link to the streaming video can be found below).

Even before its debut, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath was already generating controversy. The Church of Scientology, famous for its aggressive tactics to address critics, has sent multiple threatening letters to A&E that Scientology critic Tony Ortega noted refer to Remini as a “has-been actress” and “spoiled, entitled diva.” Remini has responded in kind, sending a letter accusing the church of trying to tarnish her reputation. Remini also demanded that the church pay her $1.5 million in compensation.

There have been a number of exposés on the Church of Scientology over the past decade, from the work of the St. Petersburg Times to chronicle the abuses of the Clearwater, Florida-based church, to books from former members discussing the inner workings. But as The Atlantic pointed out, many of these critiques were lost on the greater public who came to know Scientology only as the strange religion practiced by Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and a handful of other celebrities.

Watch 'Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath' Live Online: Start Time, Streaming Video Link For A&E's Scientology Documentary
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That could likely change for those who watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath live online and on A&E, The Atlantic‘s report noted, as Remini’s story will introduce the church to a much wider audience.

“Remini’s fierceness, her unshakeable resolve, and her attack-dog instincts certainly make her a worthy opponent for the ‘religious system’ founded by the science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. As the most high-profile public figure to denounce Scientology, she has the ability to reach audiences who don’t read The New Yorker, or watch HBO. It’s this reality that makes her new eight-part documentary series on A&E, debuting Tuesday night, noteworthy, even if it isn’t particularly artful. It seems to be aimed at an entirely different audience, mired as it is in the reality and true-crime formats of shows like Intervention and The First 48.”

Those who watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath live online will also see some inside information on the church’s best-known member, Tom Cruise. Remini has said that her split with the church started in 2006 following Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes, when the actress said she was severely reprimanded for questioning why the reclusive wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige wasn’t at the high-profile event. As The Atlantic noted, those events leading to her split would go on to become the basis for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

“While her departure wasn’t as instantaneous as the show makes it seem (it was seven years before she left for good), her public disavowal of Scientology led others to contact her for help, leading her in turn to seek out their stories. And that’s basically the format of the show: Remini, in a car, driving to meet ex-Scientologists and to record their experiences.”

Those who want to watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath live online can click here for streaming video through A&E.

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