According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Leah Remini took the blame for the murder outside the Church Of Scientology’s Australian headquarters – according to officials in the Church, anyway. The attack left a 24-year-old man dead and a 16-year-old behind bars.
Officials on behalf of the Church released a statement which claimed Leah Remini and her A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath, are the reason for the death of one individual. It happened on the 4th of January outside their headquarters in Sydney, Australia.
Chih-Hen Yeh, who hails from Taiwan, was working as a Scientology security guard. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Yeh was taking a female member of the organization to a “purification ceremony,” when her son came up from behind and plunged a big kitchen knife into Chih-Hen Yeh’s neck.
The security guard died in a hospital emergency room. At the moment, the perpetrator’s identity hasn’t been released to the public, however, the police do have him in custody.. The assailant has a court appearence for the 19th of February.
The Church’s letter, dated on the 11th of January, and sent to the A+E Networks Group president, Paul Buccieri, featured a spokesperson for the organization named, Karen Pouw, who claimed the assailant spouted “religious hatred and propaganda,” and the network is partially responsible for the man’s actions.
The letter explained that “for years,” they have warned A&E that their show spreads hate and fear, which would ultimately turn into violence. The spokesperson said someone died all for money and viewers for their docu-series, helmed by former King Of Queens star, Leah Remini.
Supposedly, the “purification method” is a process created by the Church’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard. It supposedly includes the recipient taking vitamins and supplements like niacin, followed by a five-hour stay in a hot sauna.
The Tribune reported that A&E had no response to Pouw’s letter, and the Church Of Scientology refused to respond to multiple outlet’s requests for comment. This is just another battle in the continuing war between the Church Of Scientology and Leah Remini.