Tonight on 'Leah Remini': The business of Scientology, and the pitfalls of suing it - 2017-10-24

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F347.png Tonight on 'Leah Remini': The business of Scientology, and the pitfalls of suing it October 24, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Tonight, at 10 pm A&E airs the second "special" episode in the second season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, an episode which tries to come to grips with Scientology's rapacious business model and how people get caught up in it.

To help explain how Scientology operates as a business (which calls itself a church) Mike and Leah bring out Mat Pesch, who was also featured in the first episode of the first season. In that episode, Mat helped his wife Amy Scobee tell her story of disconnection from her mother, Bonny Elliott.

But Mat appears this time because he himself was an executive in the finances division at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida, the revenue engine that drives the entire worldwide enterprise. Mat says that Flag was bringing in $2 million a week, and had $450 million just sitting on account from church members toward future courses that they might never take.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Tonight on 'Leah Remini': The business of Scientology, and the pitfalls of suing it | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/10/24/tonight-on-leah-remini-the-business-of-scientology-and-the-pitfalls-of-suing-it/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = October 24, 2017 | accessdate = October 24, 2017 }}