hey’re hoping that A&E will have enough pressure from Disney, their parent company, [and] enough advertisers will pull out. These are the tactics of Scientology,” she added.
Remini’s new season, unlike before, explored the Jehovah’s Witnesses in a two-hour special. She talked about the similarities between the Christian denomination and Scientology, claiming criticism is addressed in a similar way.
“They send out these attack dogs on social media,” she said. “Scientology hides behind the $3 billion they have with lawyers and social media. And they, too, are pretending they’re descenders of [the] first amendment, freedom of religion and freedom of speech. And yet, they attack viciously anyone speaking out against the policies.”
Remini continued, “It’s the same with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, except they’re a little bit different [because] you have the Governing Body putting out their videos saying, ‘Don’t listen to apostates.’ It’s very similar...They have the same rhetoric.’”