It is also accused of much worse practices - including coerced abortions and turning people against psychiatry - and of silencing dissent with harassment and lawsuits, and has been the subject of many documentaries, investigations and exposes.
Scientology has been a TV fascination for years, with programs like HBO's Going Clear and Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E-neither of which exactly painted the religion in a flattering light-generating buzz and ratings for their respective networks. Most estimates peg Scientology at around 20,000 to 50,000 members globally, with the majority of those in the United States.
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In the past, The Church of Scientology has been in the spotlight for issues related to the mistreatment of its members.
The announcement came with the tagline "a new voice, a new network".
Thus far, the app only references live streaming and full episodes of all your favorite shows.