Leah Remini has blood on her hands, says Church of Scientology as her show is set to feature two Danny Masterson sex accusers
The 49-year-old said doing the A&E docuseries 'Scientology and the Aftermath' has been 'emotionally draining' for her considering the retaliation from the church.
Shortly after news broke that the final episode of A&E docuseries 'Scientology and the Aftermath', set to air on August 26, will not be canceled, at Leah Remini's behest, the Church of Scientology issued an explosive response.
“Leah Remini has blood on her hands," the organization told the New York Post. "Her show’s lies, distortions and exhortations to hate and bigotry generated assassination threats against the leader of the Scientology religion, physical attacks on Churches, and the murder of a Scientology religious worker whose throat was slashed by a madman egged on by Remini’s horrendous distortions."
"Perpetrators who were jailed for their crimes named Remini as their inspiration. Viewers complained and advertisers demanded action be taken, many withdrew their sponsorships. Finally, A&E pulled the plug on Leah Remini’s hate machine," a statement from the Church of Scientology added.
The two-hour finale is set to show the former Scientologist-turned-anti-Scientology activist examine sexual assault allegations against Scientologist and “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson. The actor, who calls the claims "beyond ridiculous", has not been charged with a crime.
Reports state that Remini will conduct interviews with two of Masterson's accusers who filed a lawsuit against the actor recently and against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige. Remini, 49, reportedly followed Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s doctrine from 1979 to 2013.
At least four women have come forward claiming to be the victims of an intimidation campaign after they came forward with their stories in 2017. The women include Masterson’s ex-girlfriends Chrissie Carnell Bixler and Marie Bobette Riales.
Remini, in a statement earlier, had said that she never planned for the show to continue for over two seasons. In a statement to the outlet, the 49-year-old said that doing the show has been "emotionally draining" for her considering the retaliation from the church and her plan all along the show has always been to get the church’s tax-exempt status revoked.
"Ultimately it needs its tax-exempt status taken [away], so they can stop using the millions of dollars they use each year to follow and harass people and bully them into silence. Churches have tax-exempt status because you’re supposed to be helping and servicing the public," she said.