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Leah Remini reveals deaths linked to Scientology’s drug rehab

Now To Love logo Now To Love 2017-11-13 Bella Brennan
a close up of Leah Remini © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd

Former Scientologist and actress Leah Remini has unveiled yet another dark side to her ex-religion, exposing the Church of Scientology's radical drug rehab program called Narconon.

Teaming up with Scientology journalist Tony Ortega for her new TV series, Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini, the pair claim the facility is actually used for conversion and further damages vulnerable peoples' health.

“Scientology advertises that they’re going to give you individualised drug counseling. And they’re very careful never to tell you that you won’t be talking about drugs at all. You’re just getting Scientology training,” Ortega explained.

He also said their 25-day sauna regimen and intense detox program has dangerous side-effects for addicts, whose liver and immune systems are already poorly.

Ortega went on to reveal there have several been deaths as a result of Narconon rehab and shockingly, three deaths have occurred at the Narconon center in Oklahoma.

"Then go into this 25-day sauna program where they’re being baked, you know, four or five hours a day," he said.

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"Well, these parents, before sending their loved ones to Narconon should be checking it out before putting them into a risky situation. It’s risky, it’s bad, and several people have died."

Scientology labels their rehab program, which involves several weeks of "sauna therapy", as "uniquely effective." (Image/Narconon YouTube)

The church refuses these allegations and claims the program has a 91% success rate, however, there are no hard studies to actually prove this. 

"In fact, we have documents showing their own attorneys saying ‘We have to stop saying that, it’s not true,'" Ortega said.

For their part, Scientology has released an in-depth denial published on an entire website set up to smear Leah's name (they do this for a lot of their "deflectors").

King of Queens star Leah was introduced to the bizarre and much-studied world of Scientology by her mother at the age of eight.

She remained a loyal member of the religion for some 35 years before defecting, in what she’s previously described as a “rebirth.”

a man standing in front of a brick building: The church vehemently deny any risk with Narconon. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The church vehemently deny any risk with Narconon.

The church vehemently denies any risk with Narconon.

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