Next to “sanity” and shittily-made cookie dough, Leah Remini has become one of Scientology’s biggest rivals ever since she dropped her E-meter cans for the last time and happily accepted her SP badge for leaving the Cult of L. Ro. Leah is following up her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, with an A&E docuseries, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which starts airing tomorrow.
The extra sharp thorn in Scientology’s puffy ass ring was on Today this morning to promote the docuseries and she talked a little about her lawyer demanding cash from Scientology. Leah’s lawyer recently hit Scientology with a legal letter, demanding $1.5 million for allegedly trying to ruin her reputation and fucking with her emotions, money and docuseries. Scientology tried to kill Leah’s docuseries by farting out threatening letters to A&E’s executives and in those letters, they called her a spoiled has-been diva, which strangely enough, is what those gossipy boys in the Scientology bathhouse call Kirstie Alley. Leah says that she’s probably not going to get any money from Scientology, but it’s not about the coins for her. It’s about fighting for the victims.
Savannah Guthrie, who has been pregnant for at least 56 months now, talked to Leah on Today this morning and brought up that $1.5 million demand. Scientology told Today that Leah is pretty much extorting them. In Scientology’s defense (Side note: Why did I type that shit? I’m sure a bill for Scientology membership dues is going to pop up in my inbox since typing those three words practically makes me a member of that cult of alien crazies), they do know a lot about extortion… (See: Little Lord David Miscavige waving John Travolta’s audit tapes at him whenever he even thinks of packing up his wigs and heading out the exit door.)
Leah said this about Scientology branding her as a money-grubbing schemer:
“Well, I’m not going to get a dime. I mean I’ve given millions to the church and they’ve amassed 3 billion dollars, so I think that speaks for itself. I also think that it says a lot about the organization, how they respond to its critics. It’s not just me, it’s anyone who has spoken out. Everyone is called a liar. Everyone’s called an apostate. Everyone’s called the same thing and I’m in good company. They did it to Anderson Cooper, they did it to Alex Gibney, who’s an award-winning filmmaker, Paul Haggis, Oscar winner. I’m in good company and I think it says a lot more about the organization than it does about me.”
I am forever on Team Leah, but I don’t agree with her demanding $1.5 million in damages from Scientology. Leah should demand $1.5 BILLION in damages! At least! I mean, her soul, brain, nerves, heart and eyeballs have to be permanently jacked up from watching those crazies repeatedly suck on Tom Cruise’s ass. I mean that both figuratively and literally, because I’m sure there’s a program called “Rimming of the Tommy Girl” during every Scientology congregational service.
And here’s a quick trailer for Leah’s docuseries, and this has definitely earned a star spot in the Museum Of Not The One.