To counter Leah Remini's return to A&E, Scientology recruits her father in smear attack - 2017-05-30
We've been documenting how the Church of Scientology's personal attacks on actress Leah Remini have been rolled out since word was announced that A&E had approved a second season of Leah's series, Scientology and the Aftermath.
For weeks, we've watched as Scientologists who knew Leah or were friends of her family dutifully sat for slickly filmed interviews, attacking Leah for being bossy or rude. Two things especially struck us about them: The complaints were so trivial they were comical, and as Scientologists, the subjects of the videos weren't really in a position to refuse becoming part of the church's smear campaign.
Then, yesterday, in the hours before A&E aired a two-hour special episode of Scientology and the Aftermath, we noticed that a new and very different kind of video had been added to Scientology's attack website. It was highlighted in a way that made it obvious that Scientology's operatives were very excited that they had landed such a big fish, and just in time.