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When Aaron and his twin brother were 4, their mom joined Scientology. The boys grew up with the organization as a main focus in their lives.
Their formal education ended after Aaron finished the seventh grade. He then worked full time for Scientology as a staff member from age 12 to 26. But soon came a wave of family rifts, including a great tragedy that severed him from someone he loved.
Aaron left Scientology in 2014 and appeared on the first season of A&E's "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath." While he has a happy life, job and family, the fall out from their time in Scientology continues to undermine relationships for him, his wife, children and even his dog
He's now the vice president of the The Aftermath Foundation, a nonprofit that helps people suffering from "disconnection" and "fair game" as they leave the group.
Join us as we talk about his life, The Aftermath Foundation and recent legal action brought against Scientology.
**This episode contains language and subject matter that some listeners might find disturbing. Discretion advised.
*Image courtesy of Aaron Smith-Levin