On January 17, 2017, A&E Networks CEO, Nancy Dubuc, told a gathering of television production executives that she ordered the cancellation of Generation KKK because sources were paid. Yet. A&E refused to do the right thing concerning Leah Remini’s series. When will Nancy Dubuc take action?
ABC 20/20 aired proof that both Leah Remini and Mike Rinder were paid for their participation in Remini’s anti-Scientology docuseries. Yet, A&E continued to remain silent.
In this letter Church attorney Gary Soter documented A&E’s multiple conflicting statements concerning its payment to sources for its docuseries on Scientology. Again he asked that A&E apply the same standard to Remini’s series.
A&E was forced to cancel its planned Generation KKK series after it was discovered that sources were paid in violation of A&E’s policy against paying for access to sources. Yet. Leah Remini Mike Rinder and others were paid for a series that has inspired acts of hate and violence. Church attorney Gary Soter informed A&E’s CEO Nancy Dubuc of this inequity and requested that A&E take action
“Among the most dishonest individuals in Slauson’s stable of anti-Scientology sources is Amy Scobee, whom we saw featured in your trailer.
A&E President Paul Buccieri was informed that his upcoming program featuring Leah Remini would promote bigotry and intolerance. He made the irresponsible decision to cash in on anti-religious hate.
The Church of Scientology International informed A+E on numerous occasions that their sources were lying and purposely misleading viewers about Church policy. The Church wrote: “There is no policy in Scientology requiring members to disconnect from people who simply have left the Church or who have different religious beliefs. The Church respects the religious beliefs of others and their families' personal choices.”
The Church of Scientology International informed A+E that by hiring Mike Rinder for their reality show, they were providing a platform to a vicious wife beater who makes a living peddling hate.
The Church of Scientology International warned A+E of the hypocrisy and bigotry of Leah Remini and her cohorts. Paul Buccieri, President, and Nancy Dubuc, CEO A+E, ignored reason and funded avowed anti-Scientologists to produce a mock TV show—as if A+E had paid the KKK to do a reality show on the NAACP.