If you won’t believe the Church of Scientology when it says Leah Remini is lying, perhaps you’ll believe Marty Rathbun, who has been attacking Scientology for years.
In fact, he was a guru for both Remini and her accomplice, Mike Rinder—a mentor for them and a small handful of other anti-Scientologists, leading them in their efforts.
Remini, Rathbun says, offered him the chance to produce her A&E show—and be very well-paid for it. He refused, and in the series of videos here, explains why.
I’ll include a few enlightening samples for you from his tell-all series:
Rathbun shares Remini’s explanation of her version of “reality TV”: “‘This whole thing was planned and scripted. We literally,’ I said, ‘You literally acted?’ ‘Yeah, we literally,’ she says, ‘Listen, that’s how it works, honey, doll, that’s how you do it. It’s not reality. I work it out, I plan out all these episodes and we figure it out beforehand who’s going to say what and who’s going to do what, and we—what do you think, I’m just going to put a camera on myself?’”
When I won’t join her group, she literally disconnects from me.
In other videos, Rathbun points out specific lies told by Remini and Rinder about Scientology. He tells us that Remini schooled him on how she creates episodes: compensating her “witnesses” to say exactly what she tells them to say and rehearsing with them, directing them on when to cry.
Those scripted lines from paid “witnesses” are themselves warped even further from the truth by Leah Remini and A&E. Rathbun explains that Remini’s show was edited in such a way that what “her people” say is grossly distorted, either by the editing process itself or by the interpretations she and Rinder give to what’s been said—so not only does Remini pay people to lie about Scientology, she twists even those “bad things” to make them sound worse.
“After I rejected the producer role,” Rathbun explains, “she gets ahold of me, and …she said, ‘no, no, no, it’s like, if you’re against them we’re together.’ And I said, ‘You know, the problem is, you want me to join a group with people that I have experienced and been involved with who are demonstrably, obviously, far more unethical, far more disloyal… than any Scientologist I ever dealt with in 27 years I was within it… You want me to then act in the very way that you accuse Scientology of acting.’ … I told her no, right? Do you know what her response was? …When I won’t join her group, she literally disconnects from me.”
Before “disconnecting,” Remini told Rathbun she could not understand why Rathbun participated in an anti-Scientology film without being paid: “‘I don’t get that.’ She said, ‘I didn’t participate because they wouldn’t pay me.’ She said, ‘I don’t do anything unless I’m paid. Nothing.’”
“At one point Leah Remini told me she had… after two years of careful work through her publicist and Rinder and Ortega, successfully come up with unlimited financial backing to go after Scientology,” Rathbun recounts.
The above is but a taste of Rathbun’s exposé—not from a Scientologist, not from a friend of the Church, but from a man who left the religion and who publicly attacked it for years.
His account speaks for itself. Rathbun isn’t sharing his conclusions from watching the now-cancelled show, he’s telling us what its paid host shared with him from behind the scenes.
Watch for yourself and decide.