Mike Rinder and Leah Remini, partner with A&E to share some insight into the plight of Scientologists, families, and children.
Want to know more about what it’s like to be raised in Scientology and finally escape?
Tune in to see some of its second & third-generation members, who didn’t choose it for themselves, share small parts of their complex personal stories:
Disconnection (11/29/16)S1 Ep1 – Actress and ex-Scientologist Leah Remini meets with former Church of Scientology executive Amy Scobee, who shares her story of disconnection from her mother.
Fair Game (12/6/16)S1 Ep2 – Leah visits Clearwater, Fla., to hear the personal story of Mike Rinder, the former head of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs.
A Leader Emerges(12/20/16)S1 Ep4 – David Miscavige emerges as the leader of the Church of Scientology following the death of founder L. Ron Hubbard; three former longtime church members, including Miscavige’s father, share their stories.
Golden Era (12/27/16)S1 Ep5 – Marc Headley, the former event producer of the Church of Scientology’s production company, reveals the truth about the many gala fundraisers organized by the church.
Auditing (1/3/17)S1 Ep6 – Twin brothers and auditing prodigies find their paths diverging when one gets dismissed from the program, leading to a painful tragedy.
Enemies of the Church (1/10/17)S1 Ep7 – After Leah receives a letter from the church accusing her of provoking hate crimes, she meets with the young man whom the church says she incited; Mike asks Leah to sit down with journalists who have been hounded by the church for their reporting.
Thetans in Young Bodies (8/15/17)S2 Ep1 – Two women raised inside the Church of Scientology’s now-defunct Cadet Org share heart-rending stories of abandonment and sexual abuse; Leah helps the women take a courageous step toward achieving justice.
The Ultimate Failure of Scientology (8/22/17)S2 Ep2 – Leah challenges Scientology’s promises of relief from life’s ills by revealing stories of individuals in the organization who suffered from depression and suicidal ideation.
The Perfect Scientology Family (8/29/17)S2 Ep3 – Liz Gale was raised to believe that Scientology holds the formula for creating a perfect family; Leah and Mike sit down with her to hear how her beliefs were undermined by abandonment, death and the demise of a perfect family.
The Rise of David Miscavige (9/12/17)S2 Ep5 – Despite accusations of abuse spanning a decade, David Miscavige remains the head of the Church of Scientology and continues to be untouchable; former Miscavige associates share firsthand accounts of how he maneuvered his way into power.
The Ranches (10/10/17)S2 Ep7 – Promoted as educational camps for troubled youngsters, former students say the Mace-Kingsley Ranches were labor camps for children; former students describe the hardships they endured, from corporal punishment to challenging living conditions.
The Greatest Good (10/17/17)S2 Ep8 – Leah and Mike sit down with Mimi Faust and Christi Gordon, whose mothers dedicated much of their lives to the Sea Org; the women share their harrowing stories of neglect and abandonment.
Lifetime of Healing (10/31/17)S2 Ep10 – Leah and two of her childhood friends, Chantal Dodson and Sherry Ollins, discuss their shared experiences growing up in Scientology and how their friendship helped them to survive during their most difficult times.
Aftermath of the Aftermath (11/7/17)S2 Ep11 – Leah and Mike sit down with Leah’s childhood friend Chantal Dodson and her mother, Ramina, who decides to leave Scientology after 42 years in the church; previous contributors reveal how their lives have been impacted by appearing on the show.
Star Witness (11/27/18)S3 Ep2 – The heavily guarded Scientology compound known as Gold Base in Riverside County, California, houses up to 1,000 members of the church’s elite inner core; Valerie Haney tells how conditions at the base led her to contemplate suicide.
Where Is Shelly? (12/18/18)S3 Ep5 – In 2006, Leah Remini attends the nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; after Leah remarks on the absence of church leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, the question sets off a chain of events that ultimately leads to her leaving Scientology.
The Collection Agency (1/8/19)S3 Ep7 – Former Scientologists share the different ways they claim they were made to give the church money they couldn’t afford; a former member of the church discusses how she solicited money from parishioners by “any means necessary.”
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