EXCLUSIVE: Scientology tried to derail Remini series by calling 14-year-old 'aggressor' in rape - 2016-12-05
The Underground Bunker has obtained a document which shows that just days before A&E premiered its new series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, a Church of Scientology attorney tried to derail the program by claiming that the subject of the first episode, Amy Scobee, was lying about being raped at 14 years old.
The church attorney, Gary S. Soter, warned A&E that its show would be "defamatory" because, he claimed, Scobee was actually 16 when the incident occurred, that she was the "sexual aggressor," and that the entire incident involved her shoving her hand down an older man's pants. Church officials, he claims, were unaware of anything more serious taking place.
Scobee tells us that Soter's letter is full of lies. She provided specific details to us about the incident which happened in the summer of 1978 when she was 14 years old, that it involved oral sex and intercourse, and that every member of the staff at her mission knew all of those details — because, according to Scientology policy, she was forced to write out those details and then get every staff member to sign it.