Tonight, Leah Remini exposes the crazy grift of Scientology's 'Ideal Orgs' - 2019-01-01
On October 14, Scientology opened its latest "Ideal Org," this time in the city of Detroit. It was the 61st org to go Ideal since the program started in 2003. (Scientology says 70, but that's counting some other sorts of facilities that have also gone Ideal — another of them, an "Advanced Org," is being opened today in South Africa.)
Ideal Orgs have opened in places as far-flung as Tokyo, Budapest, Bogotá, and Tel Aviv. About half, 30, are located here in the United States. We've covered their grand openings closely for years, and we've also watched carefully the extreme fundraising events that were required to pay for them.
Tonight on Scientology and the Aftermath, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder provide some terrific inside information that shows just how crazy the Ideal Org fundraising obsession is, and what a grift of Scientology's own members.