Leah Remini Wants FBI Involvement in Potential Federal Investigation Into Scientology

Big achievement Leah won Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming at the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards

Big achievement Leah won Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming at the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards

Leah Remini: Scientology and Aftermath season 2 airs on A&E on Tuesday, August 15, at 9 p.m. ET.

The two actresses will be in the same room next month as both have been nominated for an Emmy award and are both expected to attend the ceremony.

Actress, producer, and vocal anti-Scientology spokesperson Leah Remini said that because fellow Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) is a member of the Church of Scientology, the two would not be allowed to speak to one another during September's Emmy Awards ceremony.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Leah revealed that her former friend and current Scientologist, Elisabeth Moss, is forbidden from speaking to her on account of the organisation's doctrines. "In addition, she attempted to extort the Church by first demanding $500,000, followed by an additional $1 million, because the Church invoked its First Amendment right to respond to her false claims with the truth", the Church of Scientology said in a statement to Us Weekly in December 2016.

The former "King of Queens" star hopes her crusade against the Hollywood-based church will continue to put pressure on the organization. "I don't hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than she's continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families", she says. She has no other issues with Moss, who was also a TCA victor like her, except with why the actress continues to support Scientology. She had previously given an in-depth interview back in October 2015 to ABC's 20/20 about her experiences with Scientology. "That's for her to learn - just as I needed to learn it".

Not happy Ellen Thompson who according to her Twitter account attended the awards tweeted out that Elisabeth Moss who also attended left the room when Leah won for her series

Do you think Leah Remini's documentary series will provide enough evidence to incite a federal investigation into the Church of Scientology? She is focusing on doing a follow-up to the documentary series, wherein she plans to include individual stories of those who left the church.

More specifically, Remini hopes that through the pair's in-depth research of Scientology and its "abusive practices", the USA federal government will eventually step in and conduct a thorough investigation of the religion. L " eah Remini's 'reality" show Aftermath is really Leah Remini: After Money.

"Words do not express how grateful [Mike Rinder and I] are for this", she said while accepting the award.

"We've heard from people who were inside Scientology, who told me, 'I watched your show".

This type of positive response led Remini to focus more on "all of the abusive practices of Scientology" for the second season. However, it appears Remini still sees some signs of the church's influence in her life.

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