Scientologists are blasting Leah Remini and the cable television network A&E for spreading "vicious religious hatred and propaganda" they claim led to the death of a young man in Australia.
The Underground Bunker reported that Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw wrote a letter to A&E about the recent death of 24-year-old Aaron Yeh, a Taiwanese national who worked at an "Advance Org" facility.
"On January 3, 2019, a man fatally stabbed a member of our Australasian headquarters in Sydney. Previously the assailant had stated his intent to burn down the Church. The attacker was inspired by an anti-Scientology website that featured your people and included a link to Remini's show," Pouw wrote, referring to the actress' series Scientology and the Aftermath.
The spokeswoman complained Remini "has poisoned the airwaves in an avowed effort to create hatred against the Scientology religion and Scientologists."
"You are well aware that whistleblowers have described how Leah Remini coaches people on the show to incite hatred against Scientology," Pouw continued in her note to A&E. "We have repeatedly told you that all evidence points to the fact that every person on that program has been compensated, often 'under the table' to try to hide it. You could care less what that scandalous bigotry — lie after lie after lie — can cause."
"You knew what you were doing," she claimed. "Your intent was to stir up hate and turn it into cash. Now somebody has been murdered. Your indifference and obsession with stirring hate underwrote this murder."
The alleged killer, who is 16, is now under arrest and being held without bond on murder charges.
Radar has reached out to A&E and Remini for comment.
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