Scientology goes into full smear mode in reaction to Leah Remini getting 2nd season - 2017-03-18

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F347.png Scientology goes into full smear mode in reaction to Leah Remini getting 2nd season March 18, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We've noted in the past that when it came to Leah Remini, Scientology wasn't following its usual retaliation playbook. After Leah's defection from the church became public in July 2013, and then she filed a missing person report on Shelly Miscavige (the vanished wife of church leader David Miscavige), and then in 2015 came out with a best-selling book about leaving Scientology titled Troublemaker, frankly, we were pretty surprised that the church limited its response to a few dismissive and catty statements by church spokespeople.

Even after Leah developed a hit series about Scientology at the A&E network this past fall and Scientology finally put up a website dedicated to attacking the people who appeared on her show, the page aimed at Leah herself felt half-hearted, and Leah cooperated with us to take it on pretty effectively.

Meanwhile, at other pages on that same website, people like Mary Kahn and the Reisdorf family were attacked brutally with the usual treatment we're used to seeing from Scientology, with information dug up by private investigators and videos featuring robotic Scientologists denouncing their own family members.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology goes into full smear mode in reaction to Leah Remini getting 2nd season | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/03/18/scientology-goes-into-full-smear-mode-in-reaction-to-leah-remini-getting-2nd-season/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = March 18, 2017 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}