Over the weekend, Leah Remini won an Emmy in the Outstanding Informational Series category for her Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath docu-series. The actress broke down in tears during her acceptance speech.
Backstage, she and co-presenter Mike Rinder gave a brief interview during which they opened up about what it meant for them to see their efforts recognized.
As Remini was wiping a tear and smiling, she said that she was very grateful and also happy.
The former Scientologist dedicated the honor to all of those ‘brave contributors’ who still got involved in creating the series despite the risks.
‘It is not an easy job, but they were the ones putting their stories out there for everyone to hear. And we are honored to be the vessel to tell these stories. It is about doing the right thing. This does not belong to me, it belongs to our contributors,’ Remini said.
Both Remini and Rinder continued to echo the same message on the red carpet as well, adding that they couldn’t be more honored to be so many people’s voice.
Rinder went on to say that he hopes the awareness the series has been getting will help others to avoid making the mistake of joining the cult.
As fans of the show definitely know, Rinder, Remini and other former members of the Church open up about their disturbing experiences on Scientology and the Aftermath.
Scientology has denied they have ever done anything wrong, but Leah’s fight continues.
Season two is set to premiere August 15, while new episodes air every Tuesday on A&E at 9 P. M.