Leah Remini Wants The Government To ‘Do Something’ About Scientology — But What Can Be Done?

Aaron Homer - Author

Dec. 22 2016, Updated 3:48 p.m. ET

Actress Leah Remini’s damning expose of Scientology, Aftermath, has brought the church and its abuses to national attention. Throughout the show, Leah and other former Scientologists have repeated their desire to see the U.S. government “step in” and “do something.” But is there anything the government can actually do? The answer is: not much.

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