Leah Remini is finally bringing her series exposing the Church of Scientology to an end — and the controversial church could not be more thrilled.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and former Scientologist reveals that “Scientology and the Aftermath” will air its final episode, a two-hour special, on August 26.
Filmed before a live studio audience made up of former Scientology members, the special will feature testimonials with allegations that Church policies have stopped members from reporting cases of sexual and physical violence.
Among the cases included in the special, is that of actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault.
“We filmed with three [alleged] victims,” Remini said. “The [alleged] victims were concerned and felt hurt and betrayed by [the delay in airing], and I understand that. They also feel hurt and betrayed by the [Los Angeles] District Attorney. I wanted to open up the whole thing. If it was any other organization but Scientology, the D.A. would at least be investigating. I’ve heard nothing.”
Masterson has denied the allegations.
Now that the show is coming to an end, Remini spoke about what’s next.
“More than telling another story, I want to focus on protecting its future victims,” she said. “We’ve done our job. The public is seeing what a truly evil organization it is. It’s not about religious beliefs. They can believe whatever the f**k they want. But they can’t just do whatever the fuck they want — because that’s what they’ve been doing.”
Following Remini’s announcement, the Church of Scientology issued a statement to TMZ.
“Scientology and the Aftermath” premiered in 2016, and has aired three seasons, along with several specials.