Friday, November 25, 2016

Lawyers Battle Over Upcoming Series On Scientology

On Nov. 29, the A&E Network will premiere the series "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath."  Since August the Church of Scientology has been sending letters to A&E and its parent ABC attempting to prevent the series from being aired. This week The Underground Bunker published 4 letters-- two from Leah Remini’s attorney Douglas E. Mirell, and replies from Scientology attorney Gary S. Soter summarizing them as follows:
In the exchange, Mirell calls Pouw’s many letters to A&E libelous and defamatory, accusing the church of maliciously trying to harm Remini’s reputation and interfere with her contract with A&E. Mirell demands that Scientology retract the letters and pay Remini $1.5 million as compensation. Soter, in his two replies, said the church would pay nothing and it stood by what it said about Remini.