Leah Remini used to support, defend, and promote Scientology, but The King of Queens actress is now speaking against the church that she believed in since she was 9 years old. With her shocking revelations in the critical docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, a lot of important things unfolded including the reason why a lot of members committed suicide.
Just like the first season, Leah Remini and her partner, Mike Rinder, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology International (CSI) and the Sea Organization, which is based in the United States, invited ex-Scientologists to share their story in an effort to save other people’s lives. In this particular episode, Lauren Haggis, daughter of outspoken ex-Scientologist celebrity Paul Haggis, talked about the shocking death of her friend, Tayler Tweed.
Lauren Haggis started off by sharing that Tayler Tweed was a bubbly and promising young woman who lived her life to the fullest. The ex-Scientologist recalled that her friend’s Facebook page was filled with beautiful photos of her, looking really happy and content.
However, Lauren Haggis revealed that everything changed in Tayler Tweed’s life after she broke up with her Scientologist boyfriend. Lauren shared that Tayler’s social media posts suddenly became really alarming, showing a very angry side of her, with one tweet that read, “THIS is what an angry #SecondGeneration #Scientologist looks like.”
As it turns out, Tayler Tweed was suffering from suicidal thoughts since she was 12 years old but Leah Remini revealed that Scientology doesn’t really believe in mental illness and therapists. Instead, the patients were offered vitamins and were sent to see an auditor. Tayler later told her friends that it only made things worst.
Feeling hopeless and unheard, Tayler Tweed ended up taking her own life. The young musician is certainly not the first Scientologist who committed suicide. There were other members who took their own lives because of different reasons like sexual abuse, unable to accept the disconnection rule, and a lot more.
Leah Remini explained that Scientology doesn’t really help its members. The sufferers end up feeling trapped and believing that there is no way out, making committing suicide a much better option to end the pain.
Scientology is challenging the credibility of Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, and their guests on the Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath series.
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