The Church of Scientology has started a website to counter the accusations made in Leah Remini’s new A&E reality series, “Scientology and the Aftermath.”
The site, which is titled “Leah Remini-Aftermath: After Money,” features the Church’s official statement on the series, which they call “nothing more than a scripted, rehearsed, acted and dramatized work of fiction.”
“Leah Remini has repeatedly disparaged and exploited her former faith for profit and attention through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her reality TV show featuring a cast of admitted liars who to make a buck have been telling differing versions of the same false tales of abuse for years,” the statement continues.
In the premiere episode of the series, Remini spoke with several former Scientologists who claim they witnessed and were victims of multiple abuses during their time in the Church.
In one interview, former Scientology executive Amy Scobee told Remini that she went to work for the Church as a teenager after her mother became a member. At the age of 14, she says she was raped by her 35-year-old boss, but the incident was swept under the rug by Church officials.
“They didn’t tell the authorities because it would be bad PR for Scientology,” Scobee said. “They indoctrinated me that anything serious that goes on, it’s handled internally.”