Leah Remini and Mike Rinder cite Scientology interrogations as they support Paul Haggis - 2018-01-16
Yesterday, Mike Rinder and Leah Remini made a strong statement of support for director Paul Haggis at Rinder's website. They explained how Scientologists are mined for intimate details about their lives, which they suspect may have led to recent accusations made against Haggis by four women, two of whom allege that they were raped, in 1996 and 2013.
Haggis appeared in an episode of Remini's A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath, this past season. Rinder and Haggis also appeared together in Alex Gibney's 2015 HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear. (As did we, full disclosure.) Rinder left the church in 2007, Haggis in 2009, and Remini in 2013.
Rinder and Remini, in their statement, said that it was "suspect" that the accusers had not gone to law enforcement. The Church of Scientology denies that it is involved in the emergence of these women and their allegations.