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Leah Remini's A&E docuseries has been airing since November, but not without a certain amount of drama. While a slew of people have been watching Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and some of them are not happy with the results of the unscripted series. In fact, Scientology itself has responded, calling Remini and her stories "lies" and making other aggressive statements about the series. Regardless, during a recent appearance on Larry King Now, Remini explained why she isn't worried about Scientology's ire. Here's what she had to say:
Leah Remini is correct when she tells Larry King that Scientology is a very litigious institution. In the past, lawsuits filed by the church have been based on religious discrimination, libel, slander and even copyright. Scientology is so notorious from suing, some people publishing information on the organization have been known to go pretty far in order to avoid lawsuits from the group. So far, Scientology and the Aftermath has avoided being involved in any lawsuits of this sort, or at all. It's clear that Leah Remini isn't backing down from her claims, which include a story about Tom Cruise and Scientology attempting to get a 60 Minutes report pulled from the air.
Instead of a lawsuit, Scientology has produced its own website slamming Leah Remini. Even the name of the site---Leah Remini, Aftermath: After Money---is pretty aggressive. The site calls her both "scripted" and "disingenuous," among other claims. And you can see all of the things Scientology is saying about the actress, there.
So far Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath have landed a sizable audience---at least for an unscripted series on cable. About half of the episodes of the documentary have already been aired on A&E, and will continue to air in the future, although it's unclear if future episodes of the documentary series will be produced. We'll let you know if Scientology has any further responses, but it looks as if Leah Remini, at least, doesn't fear repercussions from the group she used to be a member of.
New episodes of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath air on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, only on A&E. To find out when the rest of your favorite shows are returning to the schedule, check out our midseason TV schedule.