Leah Remini wants to take legal action against the Church of Scientology.
The celebrity claims that the controversial church is targeting her show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath for exposing its malpractices. The show invites Remini’s fellow former Scientologists to speak out about the church. Currently, the show has aired for three seasons and even garnered an Emmy back in 2017.
In the latest issue of Us Weekly, the magazine’s source revealed that Remini plans to take the Church of Scientology to court. She reportedly believes that the organization wants her docuseries taken down from airing. The source said:
“She’s met with lawyers, as she’s considering taking legal action. She alleges she’s been spied on and followed by people working on behalf of the church.” The source also reveals that “there’s been no announcement about another season.”
The source adds the church “established a satellite location less than a mile away from the production offices in Van Nuys [L.A.] in 2017,” as with Remini’s spying allegations.
A spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology, Karin Pouw, has responded to the claims in a statement to Us Weekly. She calls Remini’s allegations “ludicrous” saying that the organization move there “months before” The actress’ production company, Intellectual Property Corporation.
“In Remini’s mind this is some kind of conspiracy against her,” Pouw says on behalf of Scientology. “Remini’s publicity stunt is as stupid now as it was then, just like all of her other conspiracy theories.”
Since leaving the Church of Scientology, Remini has went on to speak publicly in interviews and in her own show against the alleged malpractices of the organization.