I am watching a new series about Scientology that my sixteen year old daughter and her mother belonged to when they first contacted me. Heather was doing audting work. I believe they had her make a list of successful relatives, and she told them about my famous sister. That’s why her mother contacted me and told me I had a child. They were recruiting celebreties and their family. They read the ad for people who knew my dead sister to come forth and be in her bio. They never met my sister. A&E’s legal department is no doubt burning the midnight oil to usher its latest series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on-air. The network has already received multiple threatening letters from the Church of Scientology, in which the show’s host, Leah Remini, is described as a “has-been actress” and “spoiled, entitled diva.” A defiant Remini, meanwhile, responded by having her attorney send a letter to the church demanding it retract the letters and pay her $1.5 million in compensation.
That the church objects to the eight-part series is hardly a surprise. It sees the 46-year-old King of Queens star — who documented her flight from the church in the 2015 best-seller Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology — turn investigative journalist as she documents “shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment” alleged by former church members.
January 16, 1989
A man who looted $4,000 from a woman’s bank account while posing as Grateful Dead guitar player Bob Weir has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500. The sentence was imposed by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Stanley Golde on Randall C. Delpiano, 33, described in a Probation Department report as having “achieved moderate fame by impersonating” Weir. Delpiano pleaded guilty in Oakland Municipal Court last month to one count of using a computer system to steal money.
After I learned my aunt Lilian was giving interviews to Tom Snyder, the rival biography, after she gave me six hours of recorded testimony, I had another falling out with my family who disowned me and put me in the dark. No sooner was…
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