After pausing to reflect, Marie Bilheimer takes on Scientology's attack of her 'Leah Remini' spot - 2017-10-13
Every week when there's a new episode of A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, we look to see how the Church of Scientology is going to react on its website dedicated to attacking Leah and the people who show up as her guests.
Usually just before the episode airs, the church posts a vicious attack, often with videos of people close to the guests denouncing them in a robotic manner. This week, for example, an aunt and an uncle of Tara Reile trashed her as "pure hell," even though, she pointed out, she had never lived with them. And family members of the other guest, Nathan Rich, claimed that he was sent to the Mace-Kingsley ranch run by Scientologists because the alternative would have been jail. Both Tara and Nathan chose to respond right away — Nathan, for example, pointed out that jail was hardly an option when he was first sent to the ranch when he was eight years old.
Other people choose not to respond to Scientology's attacks. But today, we're hearing from Marie Bilheimer, who has chosen to respond after taking some time to reflect.