I was a die-hard fan and supporter of Leah Remini for YEARS. Loved the book she published, “Surviving Hollywood and Scientology”. Or was it the other way around? Either way, I gave her a five star on that.
O.K., no secret I have little tolerance for anyone that chooses to profit off of other people’s misery for a living. And there are many ways to profit off of other people’s misery.
I was glad to see Leah spend some of her star power to focus on becoming an activist against human trafficking under the banner of “religion”.
Then, I couldn’t help but notice that Leah was using her star power to endorse Tony Ortega, the former Editor in Chief of the Village Voice. Who ran the front (Village Voice) for the Backpage Sex Trafficking Syndicate. And has been the number one defender of the sex trafficking syndicate. He is also known as “Backpage Tony”.
Leah Remini and Tony Ortega
According to two New York City reputable publications focused on media, The Gawker and The Daily Cannibal, Tony Ortega, along with Mike Lacey and James Larkin, launched an international human/child sex trafficking syndicate cloaked under “First Amendment rights”. They converted the Village Voice into a human trafficking syndicate using the classified section, Backpage, and claimed “freedom of the speech”.
The situation wound its way to the halls of Washington under a Senate investigation, costing the U.S. taxpayers millions. With the release of I Am Jane Doe documentary and the current expose by Washington Post, This is unfolding into an American scandal of monumental proportions.
Leah Remini has a daughter. She is twelve years old.
The average age of child sex trafficking is 13.5. According to reputable media publications, the Village Voice was supported by selling women, children, and drugs. Some as young as seven years old. That was Tony Ortega’s pay for over five years.
I wonder how Leah would feel to see her daughter being sold for sex on Backpage?
The truth is, she might be alright with it. I don’t know, and either does you. The illusion in Hollywood is thick. This is the age of theater. People are paid to be loved for who they are not, that is the actor’s duty. They are not paid to be loved for who they are.
Leah has been complaining about religious cloaking. I recalled when she had her daughter baptized in the Catholic Church. It was on 9/11 actually. Of 2015.
“Remini and her husband, Angelo Pagan, have begun to live their Catholic faith again. On Friday, Sept. 11, they took another definitive step towards the Church and baptized their daughter into the faith.”
Then today, someone wrote me to say Leah and her latest Partner/whatever Tony Ortega is, (on Twitter he appears to be her spokesperson/ chief of staff now) were on Twitter together stalking someone and bullying someone about suspected religious affiliations. This has become a hobby in some corners. Using your star power to cyberbully, misinform and mislead, is an abuse of power. Seems to be a virus going about in some corners.
Not exactly the nice Catholic woman she appeared to be in the public relations flood of Catholic/Baptismal media I was showered with late 2015. Bearing false witness is off code. How is that for religious cloaking?
She is speaking out about child abuse, child neglect, and sexual harassment while planning her schedule, events, and production through Backpage Tony?
I don’t assume anymore. In the last several months I have seen Bruce Jenner become Kaitlyn, Donald Trump take over the White House, and Leah Remini partner up with a notorious child sex trafficker to produce her television special on hippies exploring the occult. “Assuming” is an old tool that isn’t working for this species anymore.
Using the Catholic Church to boost your public relations and fan base, and complicit approval of child sex trafficking disqualifies me these days as a Leah Remini fan. She has become the father she so bitterly described in her book. Sadistic disregard for others. That includes the children and families victimized by Tony Ortega and Backpage. Which Leah does not have a problem with.
In her book, Leah writes, ‘I am selfish and self-centered … have physically threatened people … my husband is a serial cheater and my mother was a slut.’ She also wrote her father off as an abusive criminal. Who does her daughter have left to respect or be proud of? The child sex trafficker Leah is endorsing on Twitter?
The children being photographed and sold on Backpage aren’t getting the same perks you did Leah. The hypocrisy is screaming.
Yet, even though I informed her in January of 2017 of Tony Ortega’s claim to fame as one of the men who launched Backpage, an International Sex Trafficking Syndicate specializing in the sale of children. almost a year later she is standing up as his public defender.
Now she is working to nullify the victims of rape. She is asserting that anyone without a police report is “not credible”. Nullifying the voices of sexual violence victims globally.
She is using media headlines to accuse them of being part of a Scientology plot, although they are all outspoken critics of Scientology. They are now being revictimized.
Leah, maybe you can make your goal of nullifying the voices of everything Scientology.
But if you think you have the power to nullify the voices of victims of sexual violence and exploitation across the globe, you have set yourself up for a huge loss.
We currently live in a culture of rape where Google Executives, Billionaire Sex Trafficking Syndicates such as Backpage, Politicians, Hollywood Media Outlets, Hollywood Celebrities, and Internet Giants seek to nullify the victims bearing witness. It is a David and Goliath battle. And if we lose this civilization will not be fit for Leah Remini’s daughter to live in.
What I find “very suspect” is Leah’s “concern” for hippies exploring the occult and her sadistic disregard for the victims of child sex trafficking and rape.
Statements from Leah Remini and her cohost regarding Paul Haggis’ accusers.
There is plenty of reason to worry about defending anyone accused of sexual assault in today’s climate. But the fear of consequences for speaking our truth has not held us back in the past and isn’t about to start now.
In this time of heightened awareness of sexual predators, it is easy to remain quiet when an injustice is being perpetrated for fear of being tarred as politically incorrect. But more important to us than being politically correct is standing up for what we believe is right.
Paul Haggis is a good man who has been a friend to us and so many others. He has championed the rights of women, the LGBT community and has fought for and devoted himself to the underprivileged in the world. These are not “PR stunts” — he has devoted his time, skill and money to worthy causes without fanfare for decades.
Like all of us, Paul Haggis is not perfect. Unlike a lot of us, he is truly a gentleman. A gentle man, with impeccable manners and a generous heart.
It is not a crime to be attracted to women (or men). It’s not a crime to flirt. Or to have sexual relations with someone. It might not be acceptable to your significant other (if you have one), but it certainly isn’t criminal nor worthy of newspaper headlines.
With the name of everyone one might have thought of, flirted with or taken on a date, it takes little imagination to conjure a string of accusers being contacted and suddenly appearing out of the woodwork.
We expect the next “revelations” about Paul Haggis in this campaign to destroy him to be based on information culled from his scientology files in the form of more “anonymous” accusers, hiding behind a lawyer who will never have to disclose who is paying their bill.
Those who accuse without going to law enforcement, those who seek hush money to keep their stories secret, those who make accusations to the media anonymously – they are suspect. And when the target of these tactics is someone who is a prominent critic of scientology, it is very suspect.
Paul Haggis deserves, based on his record as a gentleman and humanitarian, to be judged when all the evidence has been taken under penalty of perjury in a court of law. Because claims of anonymous accusers who have NOT gone to law enforcement are not credible.
Leah Remini and Mike Rinder