Remini on New Scientology Show: The Truth Will Be Told

Actress' A&E reality-show series premieres Nov. 29
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2016 9:46 AM CDT
Updated Oct 28, 2016 10:49 AM CDT
New Leah Remini Show to Expose Scientology 'Abuse'
Actress Leah Remini signs copies of her book "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology," at Barnes & Noble on Nov. 4, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Leah Remini has been a huge thorn in the Church of Scientology's side since she famously split with the church in 2013. And it doesn't look like she's about to quit her anti-Xenu outreach program anytime soon, especially since she's got a brand-new A&E reality show coming out that aims to "[share] the truth about Scientology," Remini says, per the Hollywood Reporter. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, an eight-episode series debuting Nov. 29, was filmed this summer and tracks ex-members of the controversial organization, with the network saying in a release the show will take a closer look at the "abuse, heartbreak, and harassment" these former Scientologists say they've faced.

Among those who collaborated with Remini on this project, per Variety: a team of ex-Scientology bigwigs who knew the inner workings of the church. And it seems clear that the show isn't aiming for a neutral stance, with the Hollywood Reporter noting the show's subjects are referred to as "victims." "For too long, this multibillion-dollar organization bullied victims and journalists to prevent the truth being told," says Remini, who was a member of the church for 30 years, adding that even she was "stunned" at some of the things she found out. "It is my hope that we shed light on information that makes the world aware of what is really going on and encourages others to speak up so the abuses can be ended forever." (Here's what Remini says happened at Tom Cruise's bizarre wedding.)

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