– Leah Remini has filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology
– The lawsuit claims that the church has caused emotional distress, invaded her privacy, and engaged in a campaign to destroy her reputation
– Remini is seeking unspecified damages
Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini has taken legal action against the Church of Scientology by filing a lawsuit against them for emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and their efforts to destroy her reputation. According to the report, Remini is seeking unspecified damages for the alleged harassment she has experienced since leaving the church and becoming an outspoken critic of their practices.
Leah Remini first left the Church of Scientology in 2013, and she has since been vocal about her issues with the organization. She went on to create the Emmy-winning docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which aired on A&E from 2016 to 2019. The series aimed to expose the darker side of Scientology and included interviews with ex-members who shared their experiences and detailed the alleged abuse and harassment they suffered while being a part of the organization.
The lawsuit filed by Remini alleges that since her departure from Scientology, the church has harassed her, invaded her privacy, and spread lies about her in an attempt to destroy her reputation and discredit her claims. According to the legal documents, the Church of Scientology has built an entire “department” to attack former members who have spoken out against them, supposedly called the “Office of Special Affairs” (OSA).
The documents further state that the Church of Scientology has targeted Remini since she became a vocal critic and have engaged in a “continuous, coordinated and well-funded campaign” to damage her career, her relationships with friends and family, and her emotional well-being. The lawsuit accuses the Church of Scientology of plotting to smear Remini’s name and character by covertly orchestrating an online hate campaign against her through websites, social media, and negative propaganda. Additionally, the lawsuit claims that the church went as far as to contact people in Remini’s life, infiltrate her social circle, and attempt to isolate her from friends and family.
In a statement given to Fox News by a representative of the Church of Scientology, they denied the allegations made in the lawsuit, stating, “The lawsuit filed by Leah Remini is nothing more than a pathetic get-rich-quick scheme. The church will vigorously defend itself against these unfounded allegations and is confident it will prevail.” They also accused Remini of religious bigotry and financial greed.
Regardless of the backlash, Leah Remini remains a strong advocate for the victims of Scientology and is dedicated to raising awareness of the controversial practices within the organization. With her lawsuit, she hopes to hold the Church of Scientology accountable for their alleged actions and help others who have been affected by the organization.