Leah Remini is reportedly seeking $1.5 million in emotional damages from the Church of Scientology and claims the organization attempted to strong-arm A&E into pulling her TV series.
According to Page Six, the openly critical ex-Scientologist has her lawyers on the trail leading up to the premiere of her docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (scheduled to debut November 29):
Underground Bunker blogger Tony Ortega reports that the church wrote to the network, as well as parent ABC, calling Remini a “spoiled, entitled diva” and “has-been actress,” in efforts to quash Remini’s show about former members of the religion.
Remini’s lawyer wants “compensation for the past, present and ongoing reputational, emotional and economic injuries and damages [Remini has] suffered.”
In response to Remini’s lawyers, did the church: A) pen a nice letter via typewriter stating that her accusations are valid and that she’s right about the Church being an oppressive religious force that holds dominion over people’s lives? Or, B) state that Remini’s “demands are nothing more than a provocative ploy to generate publicity for what will no doubt be another failed program by a failed ‘celebrity’ seeking to make a buck off of her former religion”? It’s one or the other.