Actress Questions Elisabeth Moss' Devotion, Calls for Federal Investigation


According to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Remini is unable to talk to fellow actress Elisabeth Moss.

Remini, who won an award from the Television Critics Association (TCA) for her expose documentary "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" on AMC, revealed that Moss doesn't talk to her because she believes she is not allowed to do so. "In addition, she attempted to extort the Church by first demanding $500,000, followed by an additional $1 million, because the Church invoked its First Amendment right to respond to her false claims with the truth", the Church of Scientology said in a statement to Us Weekly in December 2016.

The show she produces and stars in - "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" - first focused on how the religion has torn apart families. "I am fighting for my children after watching your show, '" she said.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath has been nominated for an Emmy award for best informational series or special this year.

Both women were honored at the event that is a precursor to the Emmys Sept. 17: Moss, 35, for "Handmaid's Tale" and Remini, 47, for her A&E documentary series "Scientology and the Aftermath", which investigates the Church and its cult-like activities.

Leah was asked if she would congratulate Elisabeth should she win on Emmy night. "That's for her to learn - just as I needed to learn it". Oh, and Leah isn't tip toeing around any controversial topics as she went into great detail about how the faith handles child molesters.

The show won a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming on August 6, and while accepting the award, Remini was overwhelmed with gratitude.

Remini has said in the past that she's experienced negative repercussions since she started to speak out against the Church.

"Words do not express how grateful [Mike Rinder and I] are for this", she said while accepting the award.

As for why she thinks many people don't leave Scientology, Remini told DeGeneres that it's not what people may think. "I thank you for proving those theories wrong". A second season of the series is scheduled to begin next week, THR noted. Remini says season 2, which premieres next week, will aim to present enough evidence to spark a criminal investigation into allegations of "sexual abuse and physical abuse".

Remini, who left the church after being drawn in during her New York City childhood, told Seth Abramovitch that she is leaving L.A., her home since 13, to join the East Coast cast of "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS, whose current female lead, Erinn Hayes, is leaving.