Celebrity battle lines: Michael Peña's wife asks Scientologists to 'Stand with Daniel Masterson' - 2017-08-17
One sign that Leah Remini is really getting to David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology became very obvious this week. Our commenters have been talking about it for days — a Change.org petition started by a 13-year-old Indian boy, Ram Sharma, calling for the cancellation of A&E's series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
The petition quickly caught fire and has been signed by many well known and longtime Scientologists, who not only are leaving public statements about Remini but also are listing the cities where they're from. For Scientologists it's an unusually public act, and feels like a real departure — finally, Scientologists are standing up to be counted.
And that, of course, is part of their problem. At last count, only 4,882 people had signed the petition, with many of them identifying their locations as either Southern California or Clearwater, Florida.