Leah Remini was on the Today show on Monday to speak about her new documentary, Scientology and the Aftermath, which airs tomorrow on A&E.
The actress and former Scientologist has been in a public battle with the Church of Scientology for at least the last year. Last October, she did an eye-opening interview with ABC News about why she left the church and revealed intimate details about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ relationship. She also published a book, Troublemaker, which documented her exit from the church.
The A&E documentary is Leah’s latest front in her war against the “bullies” at Scientology.
Asked on Today why she is continuing her campaign against the church with this new documentary, Remini said,
“I thought I was done but I was watching what was happening to former members…and I was watching what the church was doing in response–I felt I had a responsibility to help out where I could. And I’m not a big fan of bullies, so it is part of who I am, and I was a fighter in the church. This is what they taught me, and so I’m going to continue my fight, but I’m on the right side of that fight now.”
Asked who she made this documentary for, Remini answered,
“It’s for the victims. It’s for the people who have spoken out, but it’s also for people who just, maybe don’t have the strength to fight, feel they don’t have a voice… I just want to give people strength, and it’s not just with this organization, but with any bully, and I just hope that’s what the message is.”
Remini was also recently on Ellen to talk about her experience fighting against a church she believed in whole-heartedly for most of her life.
You can watch a promo for Scientology and the Aftermath, below.