Church of Scientology slams A&E

Source: Religion News Service

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com via Reuters) Just days after A&E pulled their Klu Klux Klan docuseries, the Church of Scientology is lashing out at the network for not canceling “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

A&E canceled the KKK series last Saturday before it even aired, after discovering that producers on the show had paid some participants on the project. The network stated that cash payments were a “direct violation of A&E’s policies and practices for a documentary.”

On Wednesday, a lawyer for the Church of Scientology, Gary Soter, slammed A&E, saying that the network is hypocritical for canceling the KKK show, while continuing to tout the Scientology show.

In a letter first obtained by TMZ, the Church counsel argues that A&E has paid on-air subjects in Remini’s series, writing: “Church of Scientology understands that two on-air accusers/participants in Leah Remini’s docuseries, ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,’ received substantial cash payments for their participation, in violation of the same standards.”

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