After three seasons, Leah Remini has taped the final episode of her Emmy-winning docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath. The A&E show explores the controversial religion through interviews with ex-members as well as the star’s own personal accounts of what she experienced while she was a member. Leah left the Church of Scientology in 2013 and has since openly criticized the organization.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour final episode of the series will focus on the sexual assault and abuse that reportedly happens within the organization. Leah’s groundbreaking final episode will also include interviews from actor Danny Masterson’s alleged sexual abuse victims.
“The public is seeing what a truly evil organization it is,” Leah told THR. “It’s not about religious beliefs. They can believe whatever the f--k they want. But they can’t just do whatever the f--k they want — because that’s what they’ve been doing.”
Danny Masterson’s alleged assault victims reportedly speak out on Leah Remini’s series.
According to THR, four women: Chrissie Carnell Bixler, Marie Riales, and two unnamed victims, filed a lawsuit at the Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday against the former That '70s Show star and the Church of Scientology citing harassment from both parties.
Danny has denied the sexual assault allegations brought against him. “I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend (Bixler) in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years," the actor said in a statement to THR.
"I will beat her in court — and look forward to it because the public will finally be able [to] learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman.”
He added: “And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family.”
What are the sexual assault allegations against Danny Masterson?
Danny’s ex-girlfriend claims the two started dating in the mid-90s and she joined the church soon after. Six years later, she reportedly informed the church that the actor had sex with her while she was unconscious, but was told not to use the word “rape” because “you can't be raped by someone you are in a consensual relationship with."
Following their breakup in 2002, Chrissie was allegedly forced to sign an NDA, which meant she could not publicly discuss their relationship. When she left the church in 2016, she filed a sexual assault claim with the LAPD. She has stated that since then, people have broken into her car, targeted her on social media, and more.
According to Marie, she began dating Danny in 2002 and believes she was drugged and sexually assaulted by him. In 2017, she filed a claim with the LAPD and also reported that her property was vandalized.
Another individual (who has chosen to remain nameless) was reportedly assaulted by the actor in the early 2000s. She informed the church of the assault and also reported the incident to the LAPD in 2004.
The second Jane Doe claimed to have been served a drink by the TV star and was unable to consent to any sexual advances after becoming intoxicated. In 2017, she filed a report with the LAPD and claims to have been harassed.
Following the sexual assault allegations made against Danny, the LAPD reportedly opened an investigation. In 2017, the actor was dropped from talent agency UTA and was fired from the Netflix series The Ranch.
Scientology and the Aftermath will air on Monday, August 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET on A&E.