Scientology and the Aftermath is back for another season after an explosive Season 2 premiere. There were some big claims last season of sex abuse, forced abortions, and imprisonment of followers. It’s tough to even picture what the show will cover next.
After the first season, Leah Remini has continued to speak out against Scientology and some of its most notable followers. But what has she said exactly? Here are seven things to know about what happened after Season 1, including how Scientology responded to the show (No. 6).
1. The show has won an Emmy
Scientology has gone to great lengths to infiltrate Hollywood, so it’s a pretty big deal that the community is willing to nominate the show. Scientology and the Aftermath earned a nomination in the category of Informational Series.
Remini shared this honor with those who came forward with their stories on the show, telling Entertainment Weekly:
I don’t look at this as something I should acknowledge myself for. “My subjects deserve it. They were brave enough to come on Aftermath knowing there were repercussions for their actions. This is why I created the show. The reason people come on our series is for no other reason but to tell their stories of how destructive cults like Scientology are.”
At the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys in September 2017, Remini took home the award (her first ever Emmy) for the series. While accepting the award, Remini dedicated the award to the “brave contributors who [worked on the series] despite ongoing risk and repercussions.”
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