During the making of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath the Church of Scientology was invited to make a contribution, and to respond to the allegations made against it. The Church of Scientology declined to be interviewed, but instead delivered a number of documents to the programmes’ producer denying the allegations made against it, and in turn making a number of counter allegations against individuals who appear in the series. A number of these have been reproduced below to provide a wider understanding of the Church of Scientology’s perspective. The opinions expressed, and the allegations made, in these documents belong solely to the Church of Scientology, and are not those of A+E Networks UK.
Episode 4: A Leader Emerges
The fourth episode of "Aftermath" examines the experiences of three former members of the Church, Jeff Hawkins, Tom DeVocht, and Ron Miscavige, including their first-person accounts of how they joined the Church, their experiences as Church members, and their subsequent departure from the Church and separation from their family members. The "Aftermath" production received letters from the Church discrediting each of the participants in the episode. Attached to the Church of Scientology International's letters regarding Mr. Hawkins and Mr. DeVocht are White Papers prepared by the Church titled "Jeff Hawkins: Pathological Liar With a Dark Secret," and "Tom DeVocht – Anti-Scientologist, Unreliable Source.
Jeff Hawkins Letter
Tom DeVocht Letter
Ron Miscavige Letter
You can also view Church of Scientology responses at: aetv.com/aftermathletters.