Leah Remini’s explosive new podcast explores the harsh realities of Scientology
Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini has teamed up with former church official Mike Rinder to reveal the “truth” about the religion.
How much do we know about the Church of Scientology, really?
The answer, of course, is not a lot. Not really. It is, after all, a religion surrounded by controversy and shrouded in secrecy – and one which has, thanks to its prominent Hollywood ties (L. Ron Hubbard is alleged to have created ‘Project Celebrity’ in 1955, offering rewards to Scientologists who recruited targeted celebrities), fascinated outsiders for years.
Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, however, is doing her best to lift the curtain on the religion’s murky world of dianetics, auditing, and E-meters via her compelling new podcast, Scientology: Fair Game.
That’s right: Remini, who left Scientology in 2013, has teamed up with former church official Mike Rinder to launch an audio follow-up to her docuseries Scientology And The Aftermath.
It will specifically focus on the faith’s alleged “Fair Game” practice, wherein its followers do everything in their power to intimidate its critics into silence.
Using Tom Cruise (often held up as Scientology’s ‘poster child’) and the buzz around the actor as an example of this, Rinder explained to The Daily Beast: “Maybe 10, 15 years ago, Hollywood was very complicit – and that had a lot to do with the influence Tom Cruise had.
“He had a lot of influence through CAA, his production deals, Paramount, his lawyers, everything. People did not want to get on the bad side of Tom.”