Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath premiered in 2016 and became an instant hit with viewers. The docuseries featured former members of the Church of Scientology, who claimed that they were mistreated and abused while with the organization.
Season 2 premiered in 2017 and continued where the first season left off, with more explosive accusations that Remini and the participants of the program hope will change Scientology and its practices. The church has repeatedly denied the allegations and released a lengthy response claiming that “nothing about A&E’s Leah Remini ‘docuseries’ is honest.”
Still, the actress has vowed to continue her fight against the organization she was a part of for more than three decades. Here’s a look at some of the allegations made so far in Season 2, as well as what viewers can expect to see in future episodes and what change has come about since the series first aired.
1. More allegations of abuse surface
In Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series, more ex-Scientologists have come forward with allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of other church members.
During the Season 2 premiere, two women, Saina Kamula and Mirriam Francis, revealed that they faced sexual abuse as children of Scientology. Francis said her father, a Sea Org member, abused her as a child. Kamula alleges that she suffered abuse from another church employee. The two also spoke about child labor, claiming that they had to work 60 hours a week while part of the Sea Org.
The church’s Sea Org is described as “a religious order for the Scientology religion and is composed of the singularly most dedicated Scientologists — individuals who have committed their lives to the volunteer service of their religion.”