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Leah Remini Slams Scientology TV Launch In New Interview

Mar. 26 2018, Updated 11:47 a.m. ET

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Anti-Scientology crusader Leah Remini has been exposing the Church's alleged misdeeds on her A&E TV show Scientology and the Aftermath.

And in a new interview on journalist Tony Ortega's website, The Underground Bunker, the former King of Queens star claimed to Chris Shelton that in her opinion, the recent launch of Scientology TV was a bust!

Remini, who famously left the Church after years as a member, told Shelton's "Sensibly Speaking" podcast she had tried to watch Scientology TV but snarked, "the mobile app crashed, and that wasn't because of high volume."

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The controversial religion started a channel on DirectTV and platforms Apple TV and Roku on Monday, March 12.

Remini, 47, noted, "I could only watch it for a short time because I guess I had higher hopes that they were going to do something else other than promote the lies that they've been promoting since its inception. It's more lies; it's just a commercial."

She added," And we've already debunked all of the lies."

"That's the good news about Scientology. They know no other way other than to continue to do the same thing over and over again because L. Ron Hubbard wrote the policy for not changing.

"It wasn't a victory. It's a mixture of sadness. I still can't wrap my mind around why you continue to defraud people, why would you want to take their lives from them and their money and their children and their mothers and their fathers. Why, why?" Remini asked.

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Remini quit the religion in 2013 and her husband Angelo Pagán, daughter Sofia, and mother Vicki left with her.

In addition to appearing on her TV show Aftermath, Remini also wrote a memoir in 2015 called Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.  In the tell-all, she talked about her experiences with other celebrity members. She has savagely slammed the world's most famous Scientologist, Tom Cruise, as Radar has reported.

The Church of Scientology has denied all of Remini's criticisms of the church and has ripped her as an actress trying to revive her flagging career.

In the past, the Church has stated that Remini "needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again."

Scientology also told PEOPLE in a statement, "It is Remini who is the attacker. Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her, casting herself in her drama as the 'victim' so she could cash in on her false narrative while savaging her friends and those who helped her most of her life."

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