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—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGING FRAUD FILED AGAINST SCIENTOLOGY AND NARCONON

Jeff Harris

Attorney Jeff Harris (center) and his partners Stephen Lowry (left) and Darren Penn. Photo by Chris Dunn.

This morning, attorney Jeff Harris filed a blockbuster class-action lawsuit that alleges fraud and civil racketeering endemic to Scientology’s drug rehab program, Narconon.

With seven plaintiffs included and more to come, the lawsuit not only names Narconon Georgia and its umbrella non-profit corporations — Narconon International and the Association of Better Living and Education — but also the Religious Technology Center, the Church of Scientology’s controlling entity.

This suit, more than others before it, aims to connect Scientology and Narconon in a relationship of deceit: “The Defendants direct staff members and salespeople to lie about, misrepresent, or otherwise conceal Narconon’s connection to Scientology.”

Pete Combs of WSB Radio will have more on the lawsuit in a story this afternoon. For now, we’re posting the complaint itself as we gather more information about it.

On first glance, this suit ups the ante on Narconon’s recent trouble not only by encouraging many more former patients to join the class action, but also because the lawsuit goes to the heart of the relationship between a local Narconon center, Narconon International, and the Church of Scientology’s highest levels of corporate control.

Narconon Class Action Lawsuit

 
Here’s Pete Combs’ radio spot about the story…

 

 
And here’s Pete’s story at the WSB Radio website. An excerpt…

The 41-page lawsuit accuses Narconon of Georgia of fraud, deceptive practices and negligence. It also names the Religious Technology Center, Inc. (RTC); the Association for Better Living and Education International (ABLE); and Narconon International as defendants.

“These are organizations that lead from the Church of Scientology to Narconon of Georgia. Through these organizations, the church controls every action of Narconon of Georgia and other facilities like it around the country,” [Jeff] Harris said.

 
Over the past year, we’ve been reporting on the stunning conflagration that has been consuming Scientology’s drug rehab program, which for years has been one of its most reliable money makers.

But as we’ve shown in multiple stories, every step of Narconon’s business model has been dogged by allegations of deceit. And this lawsuit appears to go after each of those deceptive practices — from using generic websites to direct new patients to Narconon centers based on bogus information, to promises about drug counseling and medical personnel, to claims of success that cannot be documented.

Previously, Harris had uncovered stunning documents put together by Narconon’s own umbrella organization which clearly recorded these problems at its Narconon Georgia organization. A coordinated effort by Atlanta’s local media then uncovered evidence of insurance and credit card fraud, which has led to criminal investigations and a raid of the facility.

And now, Harris clearly intends not only to target that Narconon facility, but the reins of control, which lead to Scientology’s highest rung — church leader David Miscavige, who is chairman of the board of the Religious Technology Center.

Here is Narconon Georgia’s statement to Pete Combs…

The lawsuit has not been served. However, from what we understand, this case lacks merit and is simply an attempt to obtain money from a non-profit dedicated to helping address this nation’s drug epidemic. Drug addiction destroys lives and anyone who has dealt with drug addicts knows the depths to which they have sunk in terms of health, mental instability and in many cases criminality. It can be a long hard road back. In the face of this harsh fact of life, scores of successful Narconon graduates and their families attest that the program has transformed and saved lives through recovery and sobriety. Narconon of Georgia has served the Atlanta community for the past decade offering drug education, prevention and rehabilitation services. — Narconon of Georgia attorney Brian McEvoy

 
See our previous stories about Narconon’s nightmare year…

December 26: Narconon Georgia Facing Closure: It Shouldn’t Have Taken a Death
February 8: Scientology’s Atlanta Drug Rehab Buys Its Way Out of Courtroom Nightmare
March 7: NARCONON CEO GARY SMITH LOSES COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION
March 11: LEAKED: Scripts Spell Out How Scientology Directs the Unsuspecting to Its Rehab Network
March 21: SCIENTOLOGY DRUG REHAB CENTER HIT WITH FIVE MORE LAWSUITS
April 1: LEAK: Narconon’s Legal Affairs Director Admits No Scientific Basis for Advertised Success Rates
April 3: LEAK: Scientology’s Rehab Went from $5,000 to $2.5 Million in Insurance Revenue in One Year
April 26: RAID ON SCIENTOLOGY’S DRUG REHAB CENTER IN ATLANTA
May 6: Investigation of Scientology Drug Rehab Program in Georgia Shifts to Credit Card Fraud
May 9: Search Warrant Affidavit: Scientology’s Atlanta Drug Rehab Billed $3 Million in Insurance Fraud

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on June 4, 2013 at 15:15

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  • sugarplumfairy

    YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Yum. Yum Yum. Yummy.

    [IMG]http://i44.tinypic.com/2qa2td1.jpg[/IMG]

    • euroconnection

      FFC…fishin for compliments ey? Let me try:

  • ThetaTomato

    Can I get a HELL YEAH?!!! Or how about a hip hip hooray?!!!

    • scnethics

      HELL YEAH!!!

      • Sidney18511

        HEEELLL YEEAAHH!

    • claybonnyman

      HELL YEAH!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist
      • And I don’t rent cars!

        Here’s another French HIP HIP HIP HURRAH!! this time from Canada.

        On April 17, 2012, Narconon Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, was shut down and on Feb. 2, 2013, it’s charitable tax status was revoked.

        And when its tax status was officially revoked, David Edgar Love said on:

        http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=9908

        “Narconon Trois-Rivieres, ABLE Canada, Scientology Montreal et al. and Executives, still face 5 cases under investigation for nearly 2 years, by the Quebec Human Rights Commission. All 5 cases are now in the hands of the Commission lawyers.

        …with the numerous patient deaths in Georgia and Oklahoma, USA, and the troubles in Canada, health agencies and government authorities are keeping a close watch.”

        And with fearless lawyers such as Jeff Harris (and his clients), they are not simply watching health agencies and government authorities keep a close watch – they are taking action.

        May “the universe,” “the force,” “luck,” (or whatever one wants to call it) and the courts, judges and juries be with them.

      • richelieu jr

        Merci, et pour Claude François ce n’est pas si mal.. Il est capable de bien pire, croyez-moi… (cf ‘Le Téléphone Pleure”…

    • ThetaBara

      HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
      HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
      HIP HIP HOORAY!!!

    • Observer

      HIP HIP HELL YEAH!

    • euroconnection

      Hell yeah! Hip Hip hooray…let`s party all night and all day!!!!!!

      Yiiihaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

    • Kimberly Gooden Bumpas

      Hell yeah!

    • jensting

      HELL YEAH!!!

  • Cymboli

    Is it wrong to hope that little napoleon had a heart attack upon being served?

    • Sherbet

      Yes, it’s wrong, because who doesn’t want to see his slimy little butt end up in court?!

      • http://surisburnbook.tumblr.com/ nobs

        And then…dare I say it? …in jail. I want to see the perp walk, the orange jumpsuit, the hand in front of the face, and, of course, the humungous, batshit crazy cellmate. That’s all.

        • Sherbet

          Oh, yeah, nobs. I’d pay to see that.

        • Xenu, Lord of Kobol

          Why are you putting him in the same cell with me?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Let’s start a write-in petition now for a transfer…

          [IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/2my28eq.jpg[/IMG]

          • richelieu jr

            Wait he’s being jailed with James Brolin?

      • euroconnection

        Court I don`t care…but a south african prison cell might cause some “clears”….

    • Sidney18511

      Does DM even have a heart to attack?

      • euroconnection

        According to OT8isgreat he even has three..one human and two reserve hamsterhearts….

        • richelieu jr

          That’s not fair! Davey has the heart of a little girl.. In a jar on his desk.

  • John P.

    Interesting detail on this filing that would be useful for an attorney to talk about: the “Georgia Long-Arm Statute,” which sounds like it is intended to help pierce complex corporate structures to follow the money. And if that is the intent of the statute, it would be interesting to understand what similar statutes exist in other states. My sense is that, particularly post PATRIOT Act, it is a lot harder to shuffle money around between entities in a complex corporate structure than it ever was before. There are certainly more bank records than ever before, which are more easily opened to investigators.

    It’s also nice to see that the suit is attempting to bring in Georgia’s RICO statute, which should make things extra-fun for Narconon if that maneuver is successful.

    Lastly, I think it is important to note that this suit, like the Garcia’s suit against the IAS, is on grounds of fraud. That is particularly important because nobody is immune from fraud laws. Religions are not, as cases including that of televangelist Jim Bakker have shown.

    I would hate to be David Miscavige today, because this is the first class action suit I’m aware of. And if there is one, there will certainly be others in the near future, potentially targeting other Narconon centers. Ultimately, a broad complex of Narconon suits could be consolidated into a single massive class action that could easily cost the cult enough to shut the whole of Narconon down.

    • Gerard Plourde

      Long arm statutes are designed to establish a state court’s jurisdiction over a party who does not have direct ties to the jurisdiction. The thinking here may be to defeat an attempt by the RTC to claim there is no relationship to Georgia. I haven’t had a chance to review it since I’m accessing the post by iPhone on the bus.

      • Jgg2012

        They will likely argue that since Narconon is part of Scientology, Scientology is doing business in GA and can be sued there. And yes, all 50 states have a long arm statute; they generally claim jurisdiction if you do business there or and if an act relevant to the suit was committed there (like a tort or contract).

        • Gerard Plourde

          Thanks for giving the fuller response. It was difficult maintaining the 3G connection. The relevance of invoking the statute is clear. I don’t practice extensively in tort or contract – could someone provide input whether invoking the long-arm statute helps preclude removal to Federal Court on diversity grounds? (one party not being resident in the state)

          • Jgg2012

            No, an out of state defendant with contacts in the state can remove.

            • Gerard Plourde

              That raises some interesting questions. Do they first seek to remove to Federal Court and then seek to have the complaint dismissed as to RTC and ABLE on jurisdictional grounds or do they argue to dismiss against RTC and AB:E in state court on those grounds and then if unsuccessful ask to remove to Federal court and attempt the same argument in the Federal venue? And if they choose the latter course how would the existence of a prior unsuccessful motion affect the outcome.

            • Jgg2012

              They should remove to federal court and then transfer the case to Florida, where RTC is based and clearly subject to jurisdiction, stating that GA is forum non conveniens, and consolidate GA claimants with Florida claimants. They won’t do that, of course, because they are well known in the Central District of Florida, where Judges Merryday, Whittemore, etc. have had cases involving the church and know the church very well.

            • Gerard Plourde

              That really is a difficult position for them (COS). They would have to assert forum non conveniens but, as you point out, RTC’s presence in Florida would automatically subject them to the Court’s jurisdiction and put them in a forum that is familiar with them. Assuming removal to Florida would they also request that a judge be brought in from another district citing the potential bias of Merryday et al? If they that do and the motion is rejected where does that put them? I’d hate to be counsel for them given the headaches these choices would give them compounded by the difficult (to put it mildly) client they represent.

            • Jgg2012

              I think that they would stay in GA, and challenge jurisdiction thru their state court system, rather than transfer it to FL, then say they need to transfer from the Central District to Miami or Tallahassee, then have a new judge wonder why they have a negative image in Central Florida and a jury wonder why Tom Cruise says they have the world’s best drug rehab program when it’s not part of Scientology…

              As you know from this blog, they have contradicted themselves more often than a jailhouse snitch.

            • Gerard Plourde

              I agree that that would be the course with the greatest likelihood of success. This is going to get very interesting (as if it isn’t already).

        • euroconnection

          yipeeeee! I hope….

        • johnny d

          Bingo, Gringo !

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      There was one back in the 80′s, IIRC, with ex-scientologists suing the CSI. http://www.scribd.com/doc/30318266/FAIR-class-action-lawsuit-vs-Church-of-Scientology

      It is just my opinion that the Lawyers who tried to do this were actually set up by the cult to rope in those important exes who would want to sue, and bring a fatally flawed suit that would never even make a trial while exhausting the resources of the plaintiffs. I cannot reconcile their incompetence otherwise.

    • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

      It has nothing to do with piercing anything. It has to do with whether or not an organization (or even an individual) had sufficient contact with the state that the courts of that state can maintain jurisdiction (i.e., power) over a party (whether that party is an individual or an organization). The Constitutional test is the “minimum contacts” or enough actual relationship (activities, management, sales personnel, etc.) that they should reasonably be expected to answer for their conduct to a court in that state.

      • ze moo

        Or the matter could go to Federal court. I don’t think the lawyers behind this suit intend to go federal. Good discovery is the key to an instant win here. They already have all the info needed to prove their allegations, they just need the confirmations from CO$ records. I bet the shredders are warming up right now.

        • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

          That’s exactly right.

          The claims in this complaint are based on state law. BUT … the plaintiffs CAN remove the case to US federal court (which would be hilarious and awesome) if they can find another person who suffered the same circumstances at Narconon GA but who currently resides in another state and who also suffered monetary damages of $75,000 or more. That’s sufficient to satisfy what’s called “diversity jurisdiction”.

    • euroconnection

      Hello mr. JP!

      Would you have some millions left over there in Cap HQ in order to form and sponsor groups like SciFreeCountries (SFC) or TAS (togetheragainstsci)…

      If you don`t…could you produce some and let us know when you are ready?

      Thank you in advance. Please sponsor Mr. AGP from above as well if you could.

      When europe`s out of the worst, i`ll try to join you!

      Greets

      • sugarplumfairy

        You regging here?

        • euroconnection

          yes..your reading capacity has brought you to the exact predicted outcome on my side…if you know about how money runs, leveraged capital and all the other financial institutions….you know for a pro millions are peanuts….i mean i`m not talking about billions here righ? If JP has problems with millions he`s certainly in a subdivision of Cap HQ…..;-)

    • richelieu jr

      Correct me if I’ wrong, but this ‘Long Arm’ statute sounds kind of like RICO already, doesn’t it?

      (Or is not ‘Suavé’?)

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      John,

      There’s a wealth of information on this blog for the attorneys suing the cult to benefit from. I’m so glad that you contribute your knowledge and expertise to this fight. I’d like to say that we ‘wogs’ have the cult on the run. This could not be said 10 years ago. My god, I remember the Lisa McPherson Trust and how it was a serious threat back then. Bless Bob Minton’s soul and the others for doing so much to bring the cult tho justice.

      The cult have been chipped away for the last 40 years. All this chipping away and mass exoduses have left them depleted of man-power and resources. Unfortunately, they have cash in their reserves which is in the billions. Adding to that, they still have at least 10 to 15 thousand active members to squeeze more money out of. The odds are very much against them from ever expanding again. It’s safe to say that they’re doomed.

  • Synthia Fagen

    Bring it on!

  • 10oriocookies

    Narconon is…………you know.

    • CoolHand

      Yes, Jeff Harris and his team don’t mess around.

    • Xenu, Lord of Kobol

      As toasted as:

      - a marshmallow in a volcano?
      - bread lodged in the Batmobile’s afterburners?
      - the sunward side of Mercury?
      - 78% of its “students”?

  • http://www.angrygaypope.com/ Angry Gay Pope

    Wow you never see “class action lawsuit” and “scientology” in the same sentence. Love it! So sad, though, that people had to die to make it happen.

    • Missionary Kid

      Amen.

    • 1subgenius

      Q: Will you be Happy Gay Pope when the cult finally falls?

      • http://www.angrygaypope.com/ Angry Gay Pope

        Have you ever heard of Mormonism?

        • 1subgenius

          Nice answer.
          Continue=Win
          Stop=Fail

    • euroconnection

      Dear Mr. AGP,

      I´m pretty new to this but I have to let you know: Thank you for your great work, for your videos, your passion for the cause…damn I`d like a Tony and an AGP TV channel with daily new videos. You made me laugh (baitin & invadin all over the place:), you tought me how to deal with “suppressives (like moxon and paolo..lol)” in general. By even going to jail and exposing yourself to weird “elements” you have shown great bravery! I hope you`ll be repayed by life in a way if you haven`t been so far!

      Happy you`ve lost the restriction thingies… smells like new vid`s for me;)

      Big respect from europe!

      • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

        I agree

    • DamOTclese2

      Also seeing “David Miscavige” next to “dying in prison” is fun to consider. :)

    • InTheNameOfXenu

      Casualties of war is an unfortunate price to pay to seek justice. This class action lawsuit is the mere tip of the iceberg. The cult better brace themselves for what’s yet to come.

    • Bella Legosi

      You really are my inspiration to becoming vocal and educating those around me (whether they like it or not) about this cult. When I first began reading and watching vids, yours were the first I was exposed to and gave me the courage to show up at Portland’s Ideal Org opening to protest, take pictures, educate, and post the pixs and experience online. When I went down to that opening I asked my self, “What would Angry Gay Pope do/ask?” So when I got to speak with one John Allenders buddy about Heber and Alex, you sir, were my inspiration to even ask about those two. I also appreciate the Deposition videos. When I was taking law classes my teacher explained Depositions and I highly recommended your video to the class and the teacher. That night the teacher looked you up and watched the entire Deposition and came to school the next day, took me aside, and thanked me for pointing her to your channel. She said that you did great under the circumstances, and that after seeing your Deposition came away understanding why We Protest Co$, as a former lawyer she had an idea of what Co$ litigation was like but after watching your vids, came away from it really creeped out and with a much better understanding of Co$ itself!

      Thank you!

      • http://www.angrygaypope.com/ Angry Gay Pope

        Thanks so much so glad you made it to Portland’s opening. I make these videos but I never know who watches them or what happens because of them.

        • Bella Legosi

          You, Sir, are very very welcome!
          *bows in reverence of his holiness Angry Gay Pope the 1st*
          :D

          Thank you for the reply! I am kinda flattered! lol Just know; I give you a ton of respect and recommend your channel and Tory’s channel when ever I can. Keep on keeping on with ya sexy self, stay safe, and don’t ever give those screwheads an inch!

          I expect to get paid in a few days and will be totally making some contribution to your site as well as the Bunkers. It’s not much, but it’s the least I can do for all the knowledge I have gained over the past 3 years! I intend on following up on the Idle mOrg, as well as keeping an eye and ear to the ground for news on the street to their activities here in Portland. I shall contribute what ever I can! One can’t do it alone!

        • phronsie

          Are your still getting donations sent to your paypal? I also really loved watching your vids and your one man protests!

  • Kim O’Brien

    funny to see it there ..in black and white ..actually being sued for fraud . mommie like

  • Sidney18511

    Excellent news!! I hope that someone warns Harris (if he doesn’t already know) to watch any pets, keep an eye on his garbage and to prepare for an attack from the crazy moles. God speed to you Jeff Harris and watch your back. I’m sure the midget is pissed…very very pissed.

    • Poison Ivy

      Harris needs to buy a good shredder for at home.

      • Missionary Kid

        Probably a wood chipper.

        Now, if he’d only jump in.

  • Missionary Kid

    I’m happy as hell, but this is just a filing of a lawsuit.
    Here’s Co$’s strategy: deny, delay, obfusicate, lie, destroy evidence, offer as many lying sworn statements as possible, etc.

    The good side is that hopefully, it will get more people who’ve been harmed out and after Co$ for a legitimate refund.

    • ThetaTomato

      It is okay to be excited about this though. Yes it is going to take a while to take down that little fucker, but the slow torture is just what he deserves. He WILL get what is coming to him, you can believe that. This may just be the beginning, but it is a beginning nonetheless. Karma is real, and she will bring her wrath down upon the Tiny Tyrant.

      • Missionary Kid

        Yup. In a way, except for the poor individuals who are still in, I’d like the demise fo Co$ to be S L O W so the agony for DM is drawn out.

        Unfortunately, it will also give him time to hide more assets. It’s gonna be follow the money, What I’d really like is a federal RICO lawsuit.

        • ThetaTomato

          I hear you. My son is in and I haven’t spoken to him in 4 1/2 years. It is gonna take as long as it takes, I have no choice but to wait it out. I’m just encouraged by this next step. And who’s to say a federal RICO lawsuit isn’t right around the corner? If it makes sense, then chances are it is in the works somewhere. Nobody is afraid of them anymore, except the people that are still locked up or are afraid to look. They don’t know the truth yet, but they will.

          • Missionary Kid

            Well, then, for your and other disconnected family members’ sake, I hope it goes much quicker.

            I just want to see DM suffer.

            • ze moo

              Bubba will take care of the sufferin, and DM will be washing Bubba’s socks too…

            • Missionary Kid

              From your mouth to xenu’s ear.

        • Poison Ivy

          Maybe this is the first step in that direction.

          • Missionary Kid

            One can hope. With the IRS scandal and the investigation of journalists, I think the feds are going to be careful when dealing with any religious organization.

            • ze moo

              what the IRS needs is a investigation on some unloved, unlamented social bankrupt organization. Who should they go after??? Let me think……ABLE and Narc Int and RTC are all the beneficiaries of innurement from NarCONon. Enuff said….

            • Missionary Kid

              If those are non-profits, too, they’re out of the woods. What will have to be shown is that the money went to the benefit of an individual or group of individuals. I’ll bet DM ends up with the money, after it’s laundered offshore.

      • euroconnection

        We have Tommygirl, G-lord John, Will & Jady on our side now…even if not intenden by them….we can`t fail ;-)

  • InterestedObserver12

    This is great news. I earlier posted here about my fear that, because Narconons are franchise operations, the discovery of insurance fraud at Narconon Atlanta wasn’t likely to do much harm to the church itself. But this class action suit is predicated on the responsibility of the RTC as the body that licenses LRH’s tech to all Narconons. Go Harris! Go Harris!

  • jensting

    That. Is more like it. Good luck, and best wishes to the victims.

    PS: Don’t forget that just because you agree to settle, there is no reason to accept a confidentiality clause. David Love has settled one case and received what he must have felt was a reasonable settlement, and he’s not silent :)

    • Inbtelligence

      Yes, GOOD LUCK to the Victims … and Yes, I did settle one small case concerning a Quebec Labour Relations Board case WITHOUT signing any GAG order. Moxon and his appointed Montreal law firm were recently advised that the 5 cases before the Quebec Human Rights Commission will NOT be settled in Mediation. Email received this morning from the Commission at 7:08 AM concerning cases moving forward. BRAVO JEFF HARRIS!!! <3

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Thanks for adding on the good news. If it isn’t gagging, is isn’t scientology.

        • richelieu jr

          Does a gag order mean you can just tell them to start choking and they have to do it?

          • richelieu jr

            It’s the legal equivalent of telling your little bother t stop hitting himself while you force him to do just that…

            Gods I’d love to put little Davey through a sort of permanent touch-assist with his grubby little fingers getting slammed in the door, and then every time it stops, he has to put the back there again, right against where it hurts worst so he can ‘remember (the pain, and thy I will help him remember with an assist of my own, and so on ad infinitum…

            Like some hellish GIF powered by the generators that protect Ron’s writings from destruction by something other than mockery… With nothing on the soundtrack but a laugh track, and his screams…

      • McLovin_1982

        I love you maaaan! Long time coming DEL…. well deserved kudos!!!

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        Great news! Thanks!

  • Sidney18511

    I hope that everybody who ever set foot in that hell hole joins this class-action. As they say…..the more the merrier!

    • Tory Christman

      I’m there! I would like to due to their medical abuse, which goes along w/ Narconon. And no, it’s not beyond the “Statute of Limitations” as Marty just posted their “Program” against me from 2006, last year.

      • Missionary Kid

        Sic ‘em.

  • Sidney18511

    It’s about time that someone grabbed this criminal org by the balls. And squeezed. Hard.

    • euroconnection

      squeeze or pull. really hard ;)

  • Bradley Greenwood

    This cash-cow is being led to the slaughter… good-eatin’! :)

    • Sherbet

      And when the money dries up, NarCONon will have to hold a bake sale to pay for its next load of niacin.

      • Bradley Greenwood

        The word “niacin” makes me cringe… I am hyper-allergic to even moderate doses. Anyone familiar with the itching involved can back me up on this. I wonder how many Narconon “clients” went insane by these ultra-extreme doses of niacin.

        • Sherbet

          Oh, I’m sure the clients were tested for allergies at NarCON first, before having niacin administered. And, HECK, YES, I’m joking.

          • Tory Christman

            I nearly died on the Purif. Another girl I knew went blind. It’s a laughing matter to us, but IF you’re lurking……PLEASE learn BOTH sides. Yes, $cientology has paid a few Docs to claim how *great* it is. Learn of the MANY doctors who disagree…and people who have been effected seriously because of this BS program, before you give them a dime.

            • Sherbet

              That’s the key, Tory. It’s so easy now to educate yourself with all the information available, free, on line. I wouldn’t even buy a toaster oven without checking its reputation on line, so there’s no reason to jump into anything as dicey as scientology without a thorough search for information.

            • euroconnection

              U 4 real? I sniff 10 grams of niacin with bakingpoder up my nose every day and it only helped me so far….

            • anonymous

              Tory that is horrible. What happened to he girl who went blind? She would no longer be a financial or workhorse asset to the cult, did they dump her? Is her case verifiable? She would be an excellent add-on.

        • Poison Ivy

          Niacin in large doses can be toxic to even a healthy liver; imagine it’s effect on a liver already damaged by alcohol and drugs.

          • stateofcircle

            Are there any narcocon or purif deaths or major medical situations or hospitalizations specifically attributed to the obscene intake of niacin?

          • euroconnection

            another lie….alcohol and drugs don`t harm you…like sci…they only help you to understand…(for satety i`ll pu a ;-) in here)

        • McLovin_1982

          I was on high doses (~3000mg) of time released niacin for my hypertriglyceridemia… which is basically a genetic disorder where your triglycerides are way high (~1400 and should be in the 150-200 range). Had to take it at night so I would not get the flushing effects,but still had the side effects and would get them at the most inconvenient times (like in biz meetings). Can’t backup the itching part… never got that.

        • Inbtelligence

          Makes me ‘cringe’ too just thinking about the burning, “pins N’ needles” sensation for over three weeks up to 2,600mg. My Twin was hospitalized for one day, another Student hospitalized for three days, and my last few days I suffered severe lower abdomen pains from a compromised liver at Stage 2 Fibrosis before the QUACKS sent me into the Sauna. Had an Ultrasound about one year ago in Montreal Hospital Emergency, and I think I’ll live for a long time yet :-)

          • McLovin_1982

            That is just plain crap…. I was on it for about a year with almost monthly tests to make sure my liver was good and my numbers were going down….. didn’t make a whole bunch of difference and eventually dr. took me off em. But in your and others cases this is just outright quackery… and extremely dangerous. Keep getting that liver checked my friend…

          • Sunny Sands

            This makes me wonder about responsibility on the part of the hospital and emergency room doctors. When you’re taken to a hospital they ask about all the meds you are taking, including supplements. If the patient says, I’m a Narconon residential patient, and I’ve just been required to take 2,600 mg of niacin and I don’t feel well, shouldn’t they have some responsibility to report that. If someone comes in as an abused child, they are required to report it.

      • Tory Christman

        LOL! Good one :) The sad thing is they (the members) HAVE been holding things like bake sales to pay for their stupid “Ideal Org” BS Buildings. WTFU peeps “in” and GTFO *now*.

        • Sherbet

          Pretty pathetic. What’s next — a car wash with bikinied org members? DeDe, where are you?

          • Observer

            If only I could gouge out my mind’s eye …

            • Sherbet

              Yeah, you’re right, Observer. That’s a visual I don’t need to have, and neither do you.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      [IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2m7t0fm.jpg[/IMG]

      • McLovin_1982

        ^^^Harry Caray would be proud!

        • Bradley Greenwood

          Will Farrell did a better Harry Caray than the man himself!

        • stanrogers

          It *is* a magnificently holey cow, isn’t it?

          • McLovin_1982

            And tastes just like caek!

      • Bradley Greenwood

        Gotta love the cows in Switzerland.

  • http://surisburnbook.tumblr.com/ nobs

    How awesome is Jeff Harris???!!! Oh. My. God.
    Go get ‘em!

    • euroconnection

      Jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff, jeff…hooray!

  • Sherbet

    What a delicious tidbit for a Tuesday afternoon! Thank you, Tony! (Pssst, it’s “reins” of control, not “reigns.” Sorry to be a jerk.)

    • TonyOrtega

      I always get that one wrong. Fixed.

      • Inbtelligence

        Me gets “affect” and “effect” ‘wong’ all the time – LOL :-)

      • Tory Christman

        Me too! DOH!! :) Good you can fix it ……Happy Tuesday, Tony O and ALL here! Woohoo! Oh boy can you hear the pens tapping inside the nightmare “church”. What to do…what to do….LOL.

      • Gerard Plourde

        Just blame it on the autospell in your OS.

  • McLovin_1982

    Man o man….. does this mean the Cubs are going to win the world series??? :)

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Yes. Yes it does.

    • sketto

      Sorry. I think the Cubs are stuck in a whole track incident. Been going on a hundred years so far.

      • McLovin_1982

        LMAOOF!!!

  • Lauren Pespisa

    It’s about time! Organizations like Narconon and Scientology that pray on the weak and powerless, like addicts, in their desperate state, are despicable. I hope this suit bleeds them dry, just like they’ve bled the poor families bank accounts who believed in them. Good luck to Jeff Harris, I wish him success and safety!

    • euroconnection

      Your beauty makes me weak and powerless, like and addict. Hope they won`t get me.

      Please consider this post as a small compliment, hope it`s not creepy i googled you.

      Down with Sci…or whatever you say ;-)

      • Lauren Pespisa

        I will take that in the nicest way possible. :)

        • euroconnection

          a smile I wanted, a smile I got :)
          best wishes

    • Peter

      Lauren, I sure hope you meant “prey” rather than “pray”!!!

      • Lauren Pespisa

        Haha good catch!

    • richelieu jr

      Wow Lauren, that is really you!

      How nice to eon the side of the angels, as they say

      (were one to google me, one might question this idea)

      • Lauren Pespisa

        It takes all types to fight such ruthless people like those running the Co$. Angels and demons unite! :D

        • richelieu jr

          It takes light and dark to make the whole world grey! (..that didn’t come out exactly like I’d hoped, somehow…)

  • CoolHand

    With the overwhelming amount of evidence continuing to pile up, it seems like there was almost no choice but to file a class action suit under civil RICO statutes. It is fraud and racketeering – deception from start to finish by preying on vulnerable people. There are literally thousands of people around the country who have been defrauded and will want to join this class of plaintiffs. Now it’s time for investigators to catch up on the criminal charges…

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      [IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/jukfvc.jpg[/IMG]

      • Bella Legosi

        heh

        Learn to swim Co$

        • ThetaBara

          Too late!
          (You changed your hair again! Er I mean your icon.) ;-)

          • Bella Legosi

            Yeah…..I decided to retire Castiel until the season premier in Sept or Oct. I had my real pic up for a min, but then found this wonderful one of Pat Bateman!

      • richelieu jr

        Wave = Bye Bye

    • Inbtelligence

      AND a big thank you to You and Eric, Lucas. BRAVO!!! <3

      • McLovin_1982

        Ditto what DEL said ;-)

  • http://cofsexit.blogspot.com/ CofS Exit Zone

    “Also, this Friday Narconon Georgia’s appeal will be heard regarding the state’s decision to pull its license and shut it down. ”

    That hearing got taken off the calendar last Friday, and it ends up that it wasn’t about the license being revoked after all. More details came to light over the weekend from Mary McConnell here:

    http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12083.msg31599.html#msg31599

    • TonyOrtega

      Thanks. Removed that.

  • Minion Gayle

    Wow.

  • V4Vacation

    Absoluteably, Perfectably, Incomparably, Commendably, Engrossably Seriousness!

    • Jimmy B

      LRH was such a loon, but he obviously meant to brainwash people with his babble

  • Tory Christman

    This is EXCELLENT News, Tony O and ALL helping with this Class action Suit. Key thing: “this
    case lacks merit and is simply an attempt to obtain money from a
    non-profit dedicated to helping address this nation’s drug epidemic”.
    Non Profit? Please FOLLOW THE MONEY! Narconon, which IS under the
    Umbrella of the phony “church” of $cientology, highly PROFIT oriented
    BUSINESS…it would be *great* to actually have someone external LOOK at
    the entire money flows. Tick Tock, Davey boy….been warning you for
    years now, YOUR TIME IS UP!! :) Tory/Magoo~~ Your local, friendly SP!

    • Poison Ivy

      Nice to hear from you, Tory…tick tock indeed! :-)

      • Tory Christman

        Thanks, Poison Ivy! It’s been a busy Spring into Summer :)

        • richelieu jr

          It’s gonna take an ocean..
          Of Calomine(ah) lotion…

    • http://valerierossonline.com/ Valerie Ross

      A non profit which produces a video showing people throwing money around to the tune “Money Money Money”. Ummmm yeah. Sure wish they could include that video clip as part of their response.

      • richelieu jr

        Really? Link, please!

        • richelieu jr

          Do they do versions of ‘Heroin’ ‘I’m Waitin’ for my Man’, ‘Cult of Personality”, ‘Vantz Can’t Dance” and ‘Little Miss(cavige) Can’t Be Wrong” as well?

          If so, sing me up for ten copies!

        • http://valerierossonline.com/ Valerie Ross

          At work, just on break right so don’t have time to do fancy linking right now, but it’s the last video in Tony’s May 12th Sunday Funnies. Hopefully you can find it that way. They do violate a lot of copyrights in the video, one of Scientology’s specialties. You will find the video offensive on many levels.

    • Observer

      Don’t all nonprofits take out credit cards in the names of their clients without the clients’ knowledge or consent? lol!

      • euroconnection

        I`m about to put up the Church of Sun, Fun & Burgers…no CC needed.

        Want me to keep you up to date on the subject?

      • richelieu jr

        You’re looking a this wrong ‘Non-profit’ as in, ‘No profit for YOU’.

    • euroconnection

      Hope some wise guy in the system (,hopefully on federal level) automaticly connects delphi and all the other fronts to this lawsuit as well and selfimplement billions of new law suits.

      Your local, fiendly SP…short would be LFSP then i guess….love it!
      Tory huuray!

    • jensting

      Maybe David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige would like to expain how come a non-profit “secular” operation became a major donor to various bit of the crminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology?

      “From the Super Power buliding donations honor roll, Mary Rieser is a Cornerstone Club Member.”
      https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/ceo-narconon-georgia-home-foreclosure.56940/#post-1179578

      which in turn points to

      http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?16197-142-million-plus-given-to-Super-Power-Scam&p=368769#post368769

  • media_lush

    THE MISCAVIGE PERP WALK…. IT’S REALLY GONNA HAPPEN!

    • Missionary Kid

      This is a civil suit. Perp walks happen in criminal cases.
      One can still hope for a RICO indictment.

      • euroconnection

        Almost sorry for asking….whats RICO?

        • stanrogers

          RICO stands for “Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations”; it’s a way of going after organized crime organizations who might otherwise claim that “the right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing”. As long as the connections between the various units/persons can be proven and a pattern of activity can be established (money flow, etc.), it can be inferred that a chain of command exists and so forth, and plausible denial of culpability goes out the window.

          • euroconnection

            thx

        • Missionary Kid

          No need to apologize. It’s a U.S. law that was originally passed to combat the Mafia, which could be prosecuted for individual crimes, but not for an over-all acting as a criminal organization.

          From Wikipedia: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization

          The penalties are substantially higher than penalties for individual acts by an organization. The assets of an organization itself can be seized and people at the head can be prosecuted even if they didn’t specifically participate in an act.

          • euroconnection

            Thank you to both of you and not givin me the lmgtfy;)

            • Missionary Kid

              From your avatar, I thought that you wouldn’t be familiar with a lot of our terms. It’s not a crime to ask. People usually only get snarky here when someone tries to tell us what a wonderful person L Ron Hubtard was, or pushes our buttons in some way.

              There are people who post here who had personal experience with LRH as young sea org members who now are of retirement age to people who are recently out, so there’s a tremendous source of information here.

              A good source for the alphabet soup of weird terms specifically about Co$ is here: http://www.xenu.net/archive/dictionary/ or

              http://www.bible.ca/scientology-dictonary-terms.htm or

              http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/article1048137.ece

            • euroconnection

              Great! Thank you. I considered myself literate about all the three and four letter abbrevs although not an ex…..I hope it saves us some time ;-) Thx

            • Missionary Kid

              My first contact with Dianetics was about 45 years ago, when my sister got involved for a couple of months. I was never in, but I’ve more or less very loosely kept tabs on $cientology. All of the elaborate terms, offices, categories, etc. that LRH used to set up the organization really covers up a lot of incompetence and chaos. It’s all a veneer.

            • euroconnection

              Veneer I had to look up :) I`m on this planet for only 28 years now, so I guess I still can learn a few things…MK you`re ultra for this blog :)

            • Missionary Kid

              Thanks for .compliment, but I tend to get off topic a lot.

              Just for the fun of it, I looked up the origin of veneer, and it apparently comes from old German and French words.

            • euroconnection

              No assoc on my side but french is my weak spot…german, english, spanish, slavic…all fine…but french and finno-ugric…weakspot:)

              So many on this blog deserve a great applause!

            • Missionary Kid

              The people who have bravely faced up to their demons or who had to leave their loved ones behind and escaped from the Co$ are the ones who really deserve the applause. They have courage.

              I have enough problems with English, I’ve forgotten most of my Italian because I speak so much Spanish now. I really regret taking Latin in high school. How such a beautiful, straight forward language like Italian could come out of Latin, I’ll never know.

            • euroconnection

              Everyone does his part I guess…so often heroes remain unknown
              I hated latin.. but helps in some languages. love spanish…

              Do you know the Italian man who went to malta?:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TnzCiUSI0

            • Missionary Kid

              Ah, the joys of English.
              Would you like to come to the store with the two of us, too?

              Spanish and Italian are at least phonetically spelled. Not English.

            • richelieu jr

              Yes, we still say ‘vernis’ for ‘varnish’, for exemple…

            • richelieu jr

              Cute gag, I see what you did there!

    • media_lush

      …. you just know that this thing is going to turn into a criminal case sooner or later

      • 0tessa

        I’ve been dreaming of this picture such a long time …

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          i love that dream

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          “If you can dream it, you can do it!”

          • Bella Legosi

            “Don’t dream it! BE IT”

      • Sherbet

        Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do when they come for you…

        • Missionary Kid

          For those of you outside the U.S., that’s the theme song for a program called “Cops” in which cameramen follow police on their everyday duties. It has been a long-running reality show that records what happens, from the first call to the police emergency until a person is arrested or the problem is resolved.

          It’s been on the air since 1989.

          • euroconnection

            Thanks again MK…i know being from europe is considered being mentally challenged ( ;-)) but I know cops… especially since “My name is earl” and finding out that earl and andy or randy are both sh*theads…I mean scis….

            They took ribisi, they took smith…they`ll never take depp ;-)

            • Missionary Kid

              Depp is the last person who’d be a $cion.

              I certainly don’t consider someone from Europe to be mentally challenged. My father emigrated to the U.S., and I have cousins there.

            • euroconnection

              He`s way to cool. I agree! I`d turn bi for him ;-)

              Thx…it only feels like that sometimes…but we have cultural background to fix complexes so it`s fine i guess ;.)
              If you visit, let me know, an enemy of them is a friend of mine….so maybe I can show you arround a little ;-)

            • Missionary Kid

              English is difficult enough as a language because we’ve borrowed so much from other languages.

              Both my parents’ first language was Swedish, even though my mother was born in the U.S., she spoke it until she started school. English was the second, and Chinese was the third. My dad said that English was the most difficult to learn to speak.

              Where are you at in Europe? It was over 40 years ago that I was last there.

            • euroconnection

              I`ll give you a hint: Red Bull, Mozart and another dwarfenführer are from my country :)

              In truth I`m a european greencardholder on the way to settle down in sunshine state. Workin on the details…santa barbara, sf, la…hell I just don`t want to experience winter ever again and over here we have !3 month! of vacation..not only 3 weeks:) socialsm,you know :)
              Very nice to talk to you…

            • Missionary Kid

              I’ve lived in Florida, but it was when I was in the service 45 years ago, for two years. The beaches are beautiful, but I came there from Santa Barbara, where I eventually spent a total of 25 years.

              The beaches are more beautiful in Florida, but I don’t like the summer heat and humidity. Santa Barbara has fog in the morning in the summer, but that’s what I call the Santa Barbara air conditioner. You don’t need air conditioning. It is not cheap to live there.

            • euroconnection

              Gotta be kiddin me….so if you`re an off topic kind of guy ;-) please help me: I wus thinking santa b or catalina island. Originally I wanted to have a big farm in cali (californiaoranges com is for sale) or a small woodcabin as a start. Could you advise me where you`d land as a 27 year old greenhorn?

            • richelieu jr

              First of all thereis no room for a big farm on Catalina;.. A 37 year-old would be the youngest citizen of Santa Barbara which is lovely but boring as watching paint dry…

              What do you do, Mein freund?

            • Missionary Kid

              There’s plenty to do in Santa Barbara. The difference is, which group you are in: the real locals, who were born and raised there, people who are there to go to school, the people who just work there, or the very wealthy.

              There isn’t a need to get the hell out of town, like L.A., and there’s some amazing concerts and plays, because a lot of musicians, and actors like to perform where they live or have friends. If you’re going clubbing, no.

            • richelieu jr

              I stand corrected; My experience come from 26 years ago when I used t drive up early Saturday mornings to sell flowers at the Farmer’s market? My girlfriend lived in Sr Louis Obispo and would drive down with the glowers and some other folks from the uncle’s flower business in the refrigerator truck. We’d spend the morning selling the flowers, then get paid in cash (quite a bit!)… Then we would spend the cash on a romantic weekend away from the film school and most especially together…
              I only remember that one main street, and some very nice beaches and hotel rooms Obviously it must have grown since then… Nonetheless, if this German cat shows up, he won’t be a local,obviously, and may be thought of as ‘Eurtotrash’, which you have to admit, does happen (perhaps less than in LA?)..
              Oh, I also went to a few parties and a soap star’s beach house up there which was full of bimbos and blow….

            • Missionary Kid

              I moved away from there 24 years ago, but you missed a hell of a lot. You got the tourist version. I lived there for 25 years, and I still wasn’t considered a real local, but it didn’t really matter.

              If you get to know people, you’ll often find people who are not snobs. I knew one woman for about 4 years before I found out her father was Mel Ferrer, stepmother Audrey Hepburn, and her stepfather (an artist) hung out with Aldous Huxley when he lectured at UCSB.

              Her story about being in Eddie Fisher’s dressing room when Dr. Feelgood showed up is a classic. (Her dad didn’t indulge).

              If you gave me a name and a day, I could find out all sorts of stuff about them in 24 hours. It wasn’t a matter of gossip, but a matter of having a close-knit community.

            • richelieu jr

              Hold, on, but I think I know that woman! I have a very close friend named Alison who was the Jewish god-daughter of Mel’s, and I have hear Huxley talk (I myself had tea with his widow in the house where he died).. Had no idea parts of the family were up there, thogh. Alison was in the Valley…

            • Missionary Kid

              Her name is Pepa. From Mel Ferrer’s IMDB bio: Father of … Pepa Phillippa (born on 19 August 1941). When I knew her, she was a Montecito housewife and mother.

              She was in Eddie Fisher’s dressing room before a fund-raiser for JFK. Fisher was supposed to perform, and she said he was a complete mess. After a while, this man came in who, she said, she’d never seen anyone before or since that looked so much like the personification of evil. On his arm was this ravishing beauty who looked like a zombie. He shook hands all around, then took Eddie into the bathroom, and came out a few minutes later, quickly gathered up the zombie and left.

              A few minutes later, Eddie came out, calm, cool, and collected, and went out and gave a boffo performance. She learned later that the man was Dr. Feelgood who told everyone he was giving vitamin shots, but what the shots really contained was amphetamines.

              Dr. Feelgood screwed up a lot of Hollywood careers.

            • Bella Legosi

              Eddie had an interesting life.

              Is it true he held a loaded gun to Liz Taylor’s face, but couldn’t shoot, because she was too beautiful?

              Dr. Gotlieb was a class A fucker. But only one of many who scrambled the eggs of celebrity’s, prostitutes, college kids, and house wives back in the day.

            • Missionary Kid

              Peppa worked for a studio and saw the havoc he wreaked. He was a pioneer in spreading the drug, and he used his medical license to do it.

              Yes, he was one of many, but I consider him more evil because he not only lied about what was in the shots, but he did a lot of promotion of his services to some very talented people.

              I don’t know about the Liz story. What speed freaks do is unpredictable.

            • Bella Legosi

              If evil was incarnate, Sydney Gotlieb is a sure fire contender in my opinion. He not only dosed unsuspecting celebs, but CIA staff as well. In a clinical setting and at “company” parties. Apparently, dosing fellow agents with LSD became so prevalent that the CIA had to actually make a policy about it and to stifle the fear of the Christmas party punch being spiked, the CIA had to memo staff that the punch will NOT be spiked. I believe Dr.Feelgood was also involved with the program of developing a stronger LSD that they experimented on with combat soldiers during Vietnam (Jacob’s Ladder was inspired by this) He was a psychiatrist with a PhD in chemistry. I have a feeling Gotlieb utilized a lot more drugs other then LSD.

              The story of Liz is an interesting one. That woman is one of my female heroes. She had an extremely interesting life! But, when her second husband died (which broke her heart) her best friend at the time was Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Debbie was busy filming a movie when Liz’s husband died and became really depressed. So, Debbie told her husband, Eddie, to go comfort her. This led to them having an affair and led to Eddie and Debbie’s divorce. Eddie and Liz married soon after. Liz began filming on “Cleopatra” with Richard Burton. Eddie came around at times to visit Liz, but wasn’t around much (the filming on that movie took 3 years). Liz and Dick began having an affair on set and it became common knowledge that both were cheating on each other’s spouses. The story goes that Eddie confronted Liz (he was very drunk and prolly on speed) about the affair with Richard Burton, to which she admitted and then demanded a divorce from Eddie. They had a very violent argument that led to Eddie pulling a loaded snub nose .38 on her. He told her that he would not live in this world with out her and was going to shoot her in the face/head. He couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger, saying, “I can’t do it! You are too beautiful.” That is the story I have heard. I reserve the right to be wrong, but goddamn! Crazy life! And that isn’t including the abusive Hilton she married or the turbulent relationship Liz and Dick had after they got married, divorced, remarried, and then divorced again! lol

            • Missionary Kid

              According to other sources, Dr. Feelgood was a Max Jacobson. Some people, in sensationalist accounts, claim he even hooked JFK.

            • Bella Legosi

              That doesn’t surprise me. I read that JFK would recieve “pep” shots along with vitamins while he was president. I belive he was told about the pep shots and those shots may have even helped out with whatever illness he hid from the public.

              There is a book I have been wanting to read for the past 10 years http://www.amazon.com/Thanks-Memories-Memoirs-Kissingers-Mind-Controlled/dp/0966891627 Apparently, this chick was one of many MK Ultra victims who believes that she was trained as a virtual “memory bank”. It costs like $50 to buy (which is why I have not bought it yet) and it isn’t in any library. But this woman ended up suing the CIA back in the day for fucking her up.

              When you wrote about the “zombie” Dr. Feelgood brought along with him to Eddie Fisher’s green room, I instantly thought of her and this book.

            • Missionary Kid

              There’s a lot of weird stuff that went on, but there’s a whole industry based on coming up with even weirder theories and stories to sell books.

              There were suits brought against the government re: LSD experiments. Ultimately, some of them ended up with a government apology to the victims once the files were declassified, as I remember it. I can’t remember if payment was made or not.

              I really doubt the Dr. Feelgood/JFK connection, although he did take a lot of different drugs. Here’s a reference I’d trust better: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=125593&page=1#.UbBEtZywUTU

            • richelieu jr

              Yeah, a lot of people got those shots. I’d like one about now.

              I never met Pepa and the name is unfamiliar to me, but I’ll run it by alison. I met Mel’s what, son, is he? the one in Iron Man III? Way back during the Twin Peaks days…

            • Missionary Kid

              From IMDB;

              Father of five children: Pepa Phillippa (born on 19 August 1941) and Mark Young Ferrer (born on 19 June 1944) with Frances Pilchard, Mela (born on 22 January 1943) and Christopher Ferrer (born on 4 February 1944) with Barbara C. Tripp, and Sean H. Ferrer (born on 17 July 1960) with Audrey Hepburn.

              You probably met Sean, who is 19 years younger than Peppa.

            • richelieu jr

              Definitely in the right age bracket.. I’ll have to check…

              I am embarrassed to say I didn’t know about the Audrey connection, Probably because Alison knew I would never shut up about it….

            • Missionary Kid

              Pepa said that Audrey wasn’t beautiful…She was exquisite.

            • richelieu jr

              Audrey goes beyond beautiful into another universe…
              I am still paralyzed by her beauty… Exquisite, yes… She is elegant, beautiful, perfect.. And exquisite, yes, most of all…

            • Missionary Kid

              I really respect the work she did for UNICEF. She set a high standard for any and all who followed her in working with the UN.

              The starvation she suffered as a child left its mark, but she turned that around by her deeds.

              She is the exact opposite of the moneygrubbing slime that head up Co$. She actually worked to save the world, instead of blabbing about it. RIP.

              A correction: it was her step-father who knew Huxley, not her father.

            • richelieu jr

              Alison says it was Mel I met (apparently several times, the memory is going, but when I mentioned Sean, she said ‘Why not? You sure could have’, whatever that means.

              I met Huxley’s widow with my ex, and we had tea and then she showed me the room where he died and gave me a signed copy of her book about his death ( which is as beautiful a story as Hubbard’s is shabby, sad, and twisted…), which I highly recommend… He was true explorer of the mind and states of consciousness and philisophy, incorporating and exploring it honestly in this work instead of using it as component to make curious truth-seekers permanent residents in his two-bit dog and thetan show…

            • Missionary Kid

              According to Pepa, Mel originally went to Hollywood to be a writer and ended up in movies.

              While I disagreed with Huxley, (it’s been so long that I can’t remember about what) I will say that he was a pioneer and a person who had well thought out ideas. He was fearless in his willingness to be open to the different corners of thought.

              You were lucky to come so close to Huxley. What a contrast between the two men! I don’t believe in the devil, but I do believe in evil. IMO, while the scale of his deeds are not in their league, LRH belongs with Stalin, Hitler, and Mao.

            • richelieu jr

              LIke I say, love him or hate him (and I too have problems with him), Huxley was honest; He related his experiences, elaborated his theories and told you why he thought that, showed his proofs and his point of view whilst researching (an often overlooked step)…
              He was honest.

              That is one word that I don’t even think most $cilons could apply to that duck-billed loon. The closest you could come, probably would be to say: He may even have finished by believing much of what he was saying and/or He believed it while he was saying it.
              (if you don’ t know the story of Huxley’s death, you should read it. It is perhaps the most beautiful death I have ever heard of…)

            • Missionary Kid

              I will. Huxley was honest, and that’s something I admire.

              One doesn’t have to engage in self-flagellation for me to admire them, as a matter of fact, that would make me dislike someone. The self-debasement reminds me of the Christians who wear a crown of thorns and carry a cross for distances.

              It is by asking the hard question that we can come up with fairly good answers, I believe. Huxley was willing to do that.

            • euroconnection

              You should write all these stories down…

            • Missionary Kid

              I have, but they’re only vignettes, and often not important, except to my children, if even that.

            • euroconnection

              Maybe they`ll pack it up to one piece one day..
              I swear: last offtopic question for a while: where s the best place to learn the basics of filmmaking?

            • Missionary Kid

              Ask Richelieu Jr.

            • euroconnection

              And it sounds like you`re still missing it a little..? To share my hollywood stories with you: I once passed by schwarzenegger on an airport…true story I swear ;-)

            • Missionary Kid

              I’m not a big fan of Arnold, and I think he’s a much bigger star in Europe than he is in the U.S.

              I really don’t have many Hollywood stories, but I know a few people who do. For instance, I have gay friends who say they’ve been at overwhelmingly male Hollywood parties and Tom Cruise has showed up, but they’re not willing to say he’s gay, and those are people who, if they thought he was would easily announce it.

              You’ll find that there are many people who will try to show their “superior” knowledge about Hollywood, when you mention a name, they’ll practically blurt out, “he’s gay.” Too many of those stories are total B.S.

            • euroconnection

              Me neiter(on arnie), it was my way of saying I have never met anyone truly famous so far ;-)
              I enjoy your dialogue with richelieu jr….no critique on my side!

            • Missionary Kid

              Just remember that famous people are people. I grew up with a friend who was married for 20 years to an international sports star. It was always interesting to be out with them in some public place and have people come up and ask for an autograph.

              As a consequence, I don’t try for autographs, and try to observe before approaching anyone. It can be real intrusive on someone’s life who’s just trying to do the normal things we all do.

            • euroconnection

              Did I say something?

            • Missionary Kid

              No. What I was giving was general advice when and if you encounter someone famous. I’ve seen people act like jerks to someone famous for no good reason, and I’ve seen people who are so overjoyed at seeing someone famous that they forget themselves and do odd things that they must be embarrassed about later.

            • sister wendy

              Austrian, right? Red Bull, Hitler…..

            • euroconnection

              comment on your flowerbiz story: you want a better script than AfterEarth…there you have it ;) In this blog you have like a hundred stories in need of being transmogrified into movies.

              Hmm…eurotrash ey? Any more more ausländerfriendly places on your mind?

            • richelieu jr

              Well I do have a very good Austrian friend in Seattle…

            • richelieu jr

              Well I do have a very good Austrian friend in Seattle…

            • euroconnection

              The whole area is magnificent, pictures so beautiful.. made me cry some time:) And fine wine everywhere…

            • Missionary Kid

              One of the finest schools for oenology is at the University of California at Davis, which is about 120 km north east of San Francisco and about 30 km west of Sacramento in the Central Valley.

            • euroconnection

              In a lot of ways grape-vines seem less of a hassle than live cattle…hmmm

            • Missionary Kid

              You have to realize that for either of them, there are a lot of things to learn, especially if you’ve never been a farmer here in the U.S.

            • euroconnection

              I agree…

            • euroconnection

              Well that sounds a little dry for my taste ;-)
              Maybe I could have at least 1 cow in my upstairs bedroom in avalon? :)

              I couldn`t point it down to one thing I`m doing, mon ami.

            • Missionary Kid

              I hope you have a lot of money. Real estate isn’t cheap. I recommend that you take a tour and look at different places to live.

              Realize that the U.S. is huge, compared to Europe. It’s nearly as far from Los Angeles to Bangor Maine as it is from Maine to London. From Los Angeles to Miami, it’s 3,758 km by air and another 750 km driving. It’s about 740 km from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA.

              On the West Coast, there are a huge number of micro-climates. Just being about 50 km from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez, CA will give you a huge difference in climate, looking at it from our viewpoint, in only 50 km.

              Catalina is dead in the wintertime.

            • euroconnection

              My big wish is to escape winter forever, throw away those winterboots. I neeed sun so much.

              Catalina seems like the perfect getaway from “everyday” in a way, and I wouldn`t like to farm there of course:)

              Love good food..and santa b looks very healthy with all the organic farming and markets Is there really so much tar on the beach?

              It`s huge so I´d immediately consider differen locations if someone told me, that a certain area is way better. Is it stupid not to consider Florida because of hurricanes?

              San Ynez area looks nice too…I guess I should spend a while just going to all kinds of regions…

            • Missionary Kid

              You can’t farm on Catalina. There’s no room for it, because most is owned by a trust. Water, I’m sure is expensive.

              Do you have any experience farming? The economics for small farming are very difficult. You need to travel in the U.S. before you make any decisions, and talk to organic farmers, if that’s what you intend to do.

              If you come without seeing the land, you’re going to end up a poor fool. Online, the information cannot begin to give you what you need to know. You also have to have the right permit to work or start a business here. Since 9/11, that has become much more difficult.

              You need to take a survey trip before you ever make a move. Go home, then make sure you have the right visa to stay.

            • euroconnection

              I know that theres no space to farm there.
              I´ve been to La a couple of times. That`s why I know I love the sun over there:)
              I would never buy before inspecting. Watercosts could be a bummer…rest you mentioned should be fine.
              I have an idea: I`ll go down to san diego and then zigzac myself up north…to be repeated in florida:)

            • Missionary Kid

              All along the West Coast, because of the mountains, the weather is substantially different from the coast to the inland areas.

              Travel, ask questions, don’t buy anything.

            • euroconnection

              I`ll keep your words in mind…you mean only rent and not buy? Because of the market situation?

            • Missionary Kid

              No. To be quite frank, it seems like you’re fairly naive about business. Farming is always a gamble. Buying land, especially farm land, is a gamble, as is raising crops.

            • euroconnection

              I`ll send you a first batch bottle of my chicken flavored wine…you`ll see…with some cheese from my cheesetree..cheese grows on trees right? ;-)

            • Missionary Kid

              How about a bottle of cheese flavored wine?

            • euroconnection

              Hmmm..I think you`re fairly naive when it comes to new whine flavors ;-) But for you….I`ll put my feet in an `85 Petrus…that should do the trick…;))

            • Missionary Kid

              To answer your questions more directly, Santa Barbara is a beautiful area, but farm land is very expensive, and water is at a premium. There is organic farming going on, but it’s something you need to see. The amount of tar on the beach depends on which beach you’re talking about. The natural seepage has been going on for thousands of years.

              Florida hurricanes are a matter of chance. Again, only traveling there will tell you if it’s suitable.

            • Bella Legosi

              Go with the cabin! I have seen many beautiful ones when I lived in Alaska.

            • euroconnection

              Now that`s what I call a helping comment. Thank you! Some of these cabins are so beautiful and secluded…. for cabins my favorite area is Big Bear, ojai area, santa clara and everything “near” the beach :)

              If you care: Alaska wouldn`t help with my winterissue, but I figured out a way…I`ll just go to spain or australia/new zealand while my little cabin is snowed in :)

              By the way…is your nickname a reference to bela legosi? Like the female form? Sorry if the answer is so obvious that asking seems stupid on my side :)

              Are you in a sunnier place now? I wish you all the best!

            • Bella Legosi

              You are welcome. My cousin own’s Rocco’s Chink and Stain, which is based in Montana, but he builds and works all along Idaho, California, Texas. Pretty much anywhere he can truck to and if it is worth it to drive.

              The nick name was actually given to me as a kid by my Italian grandmother, she called me “Bella Poopa” cuz I was such a cute shithead lol But I choose it in a combination of Bela Legosi from the movie “Ed Wood” and from the character, Bella Legosi, from Supernatural. I am a huge super fan of Supernatural.

              I reside in Portland, OR now. So, yes it is far warmer and sunnier most days here! But, I truly miss Alaska and want to move back up when I land a good paying job to where I can afford to live there comfortably. When I did live up there I was one of the poor kids, and in the winter, it really sucks being poor. Nothing do really do but freeze your ass off or stay indoors.

            • Gerard Plourde

              You left out Wiener Schnitzel (or is that a giveaway?)

            • euroconnection

              You know how it is…if I tell people where I´m from they still ask for the Kangaroos..;-)

            • Gerard Plourde

              I spent three weeks in Kitzbühl in 1969. I loved it.

            • euroconnection

              We have nice floodings now…so I guess a good moment for visiting again;)

            • euroconnection

              I`d love to see Val-d’Isère one day…implying your from france….and a nice time in Bordeaux would brighten my oenology skills I guess…;)

            • Gerard Plourde

              Actually my French ancestors left Poitou for New France (Quebec) around 1690. The other half of my family is German.

            • richelieu jr

              Ribisi was born to the church…

            • Sherbet

              It’s too bad he’s a scn. He’s a good actor and has quirky good looks.

            • euroconnection

              Didn`t even know that…first saw him in the X-files years ago… he could switch traffic lights with his mind and had lightnings strike him…

          • Bella Legosi

            Yeah it’s the show where they chase and arrest black people and tweeker trailer trash. It was broadcast by FOX if that surprises anyone!

    • media_lush

      “Harris clearly intends not only to target that Narconon facility, but the reins of control, which lead to Scientology’s highest rung — church leader David Miscavige, who is chairman of the board of the Religious Technology Center.”

      I wonder if the DwarfenFührer will put out a missive that he is no longer to be called COB.

      • ze moo

        I bet he already has an airstream trailer hidden on some California farm, just like his hero.

        • stateofcircle

          Or he’ll take to the sea…maritime law!

          • ze moo

            The Coast Guard and Navy are on every ocean and sea. They will board and arrest if they get the chance. NCIS is not just a TV show….

            • euroconnection

              That`s TV fantasy like CSI….if he want`s to go to South Africa, he`ll find a way. There`s this law called: money makes all law….so focus on what will happen if he`s in that secluded SA castle….

          • Pete Cockerell

            Haha, let’s hope he gets Barry Zuckerkorn as his defense attorney!

            • stateofcircle

              Maybe that’s why Miscavige doesn’t sign anything

            • euroconnection

              rrrrrrrr….all these anti sci ladies so pretty…..:)

        • MissCandle

          You mean Charles Manson? Never mind, he had a buried bus.

      • euroconnection

        wow…first time to see dwarfenführer with a ü. media lush…very progressive;-) If someone needs some other german buchstaben: ü ö ä ß ..that`s about it. In german it would be zwergenführer…

        There are tons of derogartory terms in my language…. thx media….;-)

        • richelieu jr

          No one can curse better than us French!

          • euroconnection

            The Italian say the same. If a french, an italian and a german were shouting at me, without me understanding…the german would still freak me out the most i guess ;)

      • richelieu jr

        If I were his little cut-out mouthpiece I think I’d prefer the RPF pretty soon…
        Those aren’t tailors, sweetheart. Your pa Davey is measuring you for a.. hmm… A square of woof with nothing inside…? Hmmm… Rhymes with that Irene Cara song?….

        Oh well, I give up. You’re probably safe!

  • BosonStark

    Hot-diggity-dog.

    I thought I’d edit Narconon Georgia’s statement:

    “Scientology destroys lives and anyone who has dealt with Scientologists knows the depths to which they have sunk in terms of health, mental instability and in many cases criminality.”

  • sketto

    This is becoming death by a thousand cuts. And Dickhead Miscavige deserves every single one.

    • Missionary Kid

      You’re too damn charitable to DM.

  • Noah Miller

    I don’t think that quote was quite what they wanted to say. Let me fix it for them: “We haven’t seen the lawsuit, it probably doesn’t exist, I don’t know anything about it, but what we do know is that it’s evil and probably written with blood from children on a brush made from Hitler’s mustache.”

    Followed by all of Narconon standing there with big puppy dog sad eyes as they kick the dirt sheepishly and whimper at you until you walk away.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    A “no comment” would have been a hell of a lot smarter than a smarmy statement.

    • Observer

      “We’re just an innocent little nonprofit trying to help poor outcasts of society, and these degraded SPs … uh, I mean money-grubbing opportunists just want to destroy our good work so they can be rich. waaaaah!”

  • Couch_Incident

    I’m sure that they are ten steps ahead, but I hope that they are able to get the names of the various entities’ directors/trustees and officers during discovery. As it is, this is quite a mystery in the upper echelon organizations. The directors *theoretically* control the entities and can toss out the officers, set new rules, and just maybe push certain midgets out. Directors are *theoretically* required to exercise their best independent judgment.

    My (weak) understanding is that a non-profit’s state of incorporation determines whether you have to annually list the directors for public consumption. California, where, for example, RTC is headquartered, does not require you to annually identify the directors for a non-profit. Also, although non-profits typically have to file Form 990 with the IRS that would publicly identify directors, churches are generally exempt and the specific IRS agreement with Scn identifies most of the big Scn entities as subject to this exemption (but note that a lot of churches list them as a gesture of openness).

    The beauty is that Director and Officer (D&O) insurance (meant to protect directors and officers from suits about their decisions) does not cover fraud. If they can drag the directors and officers individually into a fraud suit and force them to pay for their own defense, they might begin to squeal on each other.

    As others have said, RICO would be the big club to use.

    • Couch_Incident

      This law firm website has a nice summary of civil RICO in Georgia (quoted at length below):
      http://jwlg.co/Civil_RICO.html

      Sometimes there are extraordinary remedies available in addition to the normal lawsuit to enforce a business obligation. One such possible course of action is civil RICO. RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. It initially was enacted as a federal law to combat organized crime, and many states adopted similar laws. In addition to the strict criminal provisions, there are civil provisions. This will address the Georgia RICO laws.

      RICO cases are somewhat rare, but clients nonetheless should be cognizant of the RICO laws. Simply put, the RICO statutes set forth activities that are considered patterns of racketeering activity. These are often referred to as Predicate Acts. A minimum number of these predicate acts must have occurred within a specified period. In Georgia two or more predicate acts within four years is the trigger. The Plaintiff must have been directly injured as a result of at least one of the predicate
      acts.

      The list of predicate acts is long and detailed, but examples in Georgia include fraud, theft by deception, credit card fraud, certain activities involving automobile titles, certain types of forgery, and many more, often esoteric, offenses. In addition, the predicate acts under the federal RICO laws are recognized, which include wire fraud and mail fraud.

      Civil RICO is the Special Forces of litigation – it is a Force Multiplier. If RICO activity is found and proven, the court may award not only actual damages but also interest and punitive damages. The real power of civil RICO, however, is a provision allowing treble damages. In other words, the actual damages, interest and punitive damages are totaled and then multiplied by three. This office once sued a RICO case involving a $1,000,000 investment, and, after trial, a verdict was rendered exceeding $30,000,000. There were multiple counts in the complaint.

      Moreover, there are further provisions whereby the court has the authority to enjoin the defendant from further similar activity and to even order that an enterprise be dismantled and assets forfeited.

      These laws should not be abused, but where appropriate provide an extremely powerful tool. When faced with a simple suit on breach of contract, a debtor may try to settle for, say, 40%; however, when RICO is in the mix, paying 100% to make RICO go away can all of a sudden look quite attractive.

      • Gerard Plourde

        The fact that they are this conversant with the applicable law leads me to believe that they have ensured their analysis is impervious to dismissal on a motion. It doesn’t mean that they are assured of a favorable verdict from a jury but I think we can reasonably rely that the case will go to trial against all named defendants.

  • Inbtelligence
    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Thanks, DL, haven’t seen this one. I think we’re gonna need a bigger table. lol

  • Mary_McConnell

    Yippee!!

  • 1subgenius

    Oh shi, get right into the credit card fraud out of the box

  • dbloch7986

    This is awesome. I am so glad that Narconon is finally being held to task for it’s lies. If a connection is actually drawn all the way to RTC, that would be even better because Scientology itself could be held to task for it’s fraudulent practices. Possibly even Miscavige.

    I am so thankful for people like this who make the effort to hold corrupt organizations like this responsible for the repugnant acts they have committed.

    Best of luck to all of you!

  • 1subgenius

    Jeffrey Harris, you sir have crafted a thing of beauty.
    A model of clarity.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    I’d like to see this splattered all over the net and AP doing some heavy lifting:

    “If you, or a member of your family, attended any Narconon facility and believe that you may have information that is helpful, please contact Harris Penn Lowry using the form below. Similarly, if you believe that
    you were misled or harmed in any way, please contact us in the same manner.

    There is no charge or obligation for our review of your potential claim.”

    http://www.hpllegal.com/narconon-class-action

    • Minion Gayle

      I think that would be a worthwhile project.

      At the moment, though, I’m still stuck at the jaw-dropping “Wow” moment. Wow.

      Jeff Harris, I salute you.

      • Minion Gayle

        I posted it to my Livejournal. I think the only one that will see it there is my crazy stalker half-sister. But it’s a start. I’ll post to my Facebook and Pinterest and anywhere else I can.

    • ze moo

      I think I can hear the TV commercials now…..

    • richelieu jr

      “..our review of your potential CLAM”

      I make that mistake as well!

  • ze moo

    Great, all the criminals are invited to the party. This lawsuit has the ability to close down NarCONon. Throw in Georgia’s RICO statute and all the upstream leeches will paying the members of the class lots of bucks. The criminal fraud investigation hasn’t finished and they will be fun to hear from.

  • Xenu, Lord of Kobol

    “In the face of this harsh fact of life, scores of successful Narconon graduates and their families attest that the program has transformed and saved lives through recovery and sobriety.”

    That’s because the family of those who have died, or otherwise harmed, have to comply with NDAs or risk being sued to death.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist
  • MO Mom

    RICO!!! The weasel has to be crapping his shorts. I would hate to be the one to give him the bad news, but I’ld love to be a fly on the wall to witness it!!

    • Missionary Kid

      Unfortunately, this isn’t a RICO suit. It’s a civil suit brought in a class-action.

      • MO Mom

        I understand that. But they are bringing it up as part of this civil lawsuit. Every little bit goes towards criminal charges.

        • Gerard Plourde

          There is a civil component to RICO.

      • Bella Legosi

        But you can bet that a lot of government agencies are watching!

        • Missionary Kid

          I hope. Even if they allow the civil lawsuits to do the heavy lifting, hopefully, it will lay everything out for them so they know where to look.

          The good news is that there’s a ton of exes out there who will be willing to aid the government to put down the criminal enterprise that sprung from the mind of LRH.

          • euroconnection

            I hope!

  • RBE

    Tiny Fists is happy
    nix Tiny Fists is happy

    • Observer

      Well, there’s my BLT all over the desk …

      • richelieu jr

        BLT

        Nix BLT

    • euroconnection

      nix is german slang for “nothing”

      • richelieu jr

        And ‘con’ is French slang for ‘diiot’ , asshole’ or ‘c**t’…

        As in ‘NarCONon’

        • euroconnection

          One word for id*ot and C*unt? Amazing ;-)
          So you have to giggle every time you hear it?

          • richelieu jr

            Actually, it is the same in English’ Cunt’ means the female sex and an asshole… It comes from the French ‘Con(ne)’ which means the same and has for avery, very long time…

            • euroconnection

              seems legit :)

    • sugarplumfairy

      Great avatar..

  • Jgg2012

    Remember that there was a criminal investigation raid on Narconon’s property, which yielded a lot of evidence. That evidence could be used in a civil case, and new evidence in a civil case could lead to further criminal investigations. We have a bit of dominoes here.

    • Bella Legosi

      YES

  • Captain Howdy

    Hopefully there’s no miscavige of justice.

    Way To Go Jeff, Stephen and Darren

    And Pete too

  • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

    The RTC will file a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. The Long Arm statute to satisfy jurisdictional requirements will require an hearing on the evidence of the RTC’s legal “presence” in Georgia, which is usually determined on the basis of the RTC’s contacts with the state of Georgia. Who from the RTC traveled to Georgia or was represented in Georgia? This will require discovery on the specific records that NNGA kept of its relationship (emails, travel itinerary, oversight and management activity) that RTC had over NNGA.

    That oughta be interesting.

    • Jgg2012

      If Narconon is part of Scientology, there are sufficient contacts. Also, if money is wired to and from Georgia banks, there are contacts.

      • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

        Possibly. But as a corporate defense lawyer I’d disagree. Wiring money is sufficient to trigger US securities laws. But mom and pop shops selling stuff on eBay get funds from all 50 states, and I can guaranty you that that doesn’t make them subject to the jurisdiction of those states’ laws. This case is being brought under Georgia state law. The minimum contacts bar is higher than just wiring money or making a phone call in this case. The standard I use when advising my corporate clients is whether you have sales or other reps located in a state, whether you have an address or whether you have a listing in the yellow pages there. I know it sounds silly …
        But those would be telling indications of whether an organization expects to be subject to the laws of a particular jurisdiction. I doubt RTC has an address or phone number in Georgia.

        • Gerard Plourde

          I think it’s likely that the contacts that plaintiffs’ counsel are relying on are more than wiring money or a phone call. If it’s shown that money from Narconon routinely was transferred to the COS, ABLE or the RTC would that be enough to trigger long-arm jurisdiction?

          • Peter

            I don’t know what the laws are regarding digging into bank records in a civil suit. If this were ever turn to a criminal suit, no problems at all. But should they get at such records, it will be easy to follow the money trail no matter how they’ve tried to hide it.

            • Gerard Plourde

              In a civil suit the parties are required to turn over all relevant information that would be admissible in court. If Georgia’s discovery rules are as broad as Pennsylvania’s they would also have to disclose any information that could lead to the disclosure of admissible evidence which casts a very wide net.

          • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

            Again, I’m not a plaintiff’s lawyer, so I’m not sure.

            I can see that cutting both ways. It would probably depend on the REASON or BASIS for the transfer. If, for instance, the payments were agree-upon anticipated royalty or license fees that occurred regularly and over a significant (1-2 years?) period of time … I think RTC would have an issue challenging the application of the GA long-arm statute to it.

            That’s a great questions…btw.

        • Espiando

          4588 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta, GA 770-394-4414

          Ask for Xenu.

          • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

            Awesome!! That’s hilarious!!! and also amazing to me … okay, now my assessment has changed. RTC has a few more problems than I originally predicted.

            Thx Espiando

    • Gerard Plourde

      The long-arm statute (as I understand it) is used to establish jurisdiction when direct ties to the state (i.e. presence) do not exist. Given the length of time that this matter has been percolating, I would posit that plaintiffs’ counsel has researched the relevant law and believe they have a good chance of success.

      • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

        No doubt. Ordinarily, a plaintiff’s lawyer wouldn’t take a case if they didn’t think they could overcome the jurisdictional issue. It just wouldn’t be practical, from the perspective of running the business of a law firm.

        Nonetheless, CoS will push back on jurisdiction — my prediction … And that’s gonna open up a can of worms.

    • Espiando

      As said, if they’ve got the dox to prove that NNGA is linked to RTC, then the fact that RTC does have business in Georgia comes into play. As an Anon, I distinctly remember certain acts of police brutality taking place in March 2008 while GeorgAnons were protesting outside the Atlanta Org…

      • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

        Interesting … Legally, I think the policy manuals at Narconon would be very revealing as to (1) the specific legal responsibility that RTC has with respect to the harm caused by Narconon practices and (2) the legal jurisdictional authority that a Georgia court has over the RTC, a California entity.

        I do agree that the LINK, as you put it, can be established in a variety of ways. That’s really what inspired my initial comment… The jurisdiction question is gonna be a royal pain in the ass for the RTC. It’s going to justify discovery in areas that have YET to be put into a court record.

    • Schockenawd

      Can you say “alter ego”? DM can, and that’s why he headed up the project to make the Scn organizations, and RTC in particular, part of one big tangled knot that is all but impossible to unwind. “Impregnable” was DM’s word. But, if you try to break through the giant wall of bullshit, it makes them very nervous. So nervous that they have this propensity to pay millions of dollars to make you and your annoying little alter ego claim go away.

      • disqus_SPiN5N4Adl

        I totally agree… That’s actually a dii’t topic than this class action. But honestly that is where the CoS current struggle originated (if you can ignore the LRH impenetrably inconsistent policies).

        Davey was in some ways quite prescient – though taking a cue from LRH’s losses – by putting the CoS stock into its intellectual property. In the 2000s we know how valuable IP is… But Davey knew i the early ’80s.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    This is the one we’ve been waiting for!

  • Xenu, Lord of Kobol

    I wonder how OTVIIIISGreeeeeeaaaatttt!!!! Is going to spin this one …

    I noticed a verb used in a past (versus present) tense … perhaps there will be motions to dismiss due to poor grammar.

    • Gerard Plourde

      Wouldn’t worry about that. Random errors like that happen more than you’d think in pleadings. Unless they are material errors (ones that have importance in the case) they’re ignored.

    • Jgg2012

      Oh, he will say it is a vicious campaign by the psychs to cover up Narconon’s 99% success rate. Heck, Hydrogen Oxide has caused far more deaths than Narconon, plus Scientology’s growth has been straight up and vertical.

  • EnthralledObserver

    What a lovely start to a lovely day… :D
    Jeff Harris… you da man of the hour!

  • Observer

    I’m late to this party, but that’s not gonna stop me from doing a happy dance. So glad RTC is named–Davey must be crapping his pants! Tick tock, COB!

    • euroconnection

      Quality as expected..thank you

    • Lilaeth

      Oh no, I just spat a cup of tea all over my poor monitor!

  • JennyD211

    Great Xemu’s Ghost, thank goodness! I hope Slappy’s scared sh*tless right now!

    • Peter

      Points that I feel are telling are that the suit will be representing “students” of NonNon (NoNo!) OUTSIDE of Georgia. I would also bet than any attorney in the US currently involved in or planning a NoNO suit will be on the horn quickly to these attorneys. There will be discussions and exchanges of information, leading to further charges. This could quickly become an industry across the US wherever any NoNo installation (by whatever name) exists. And THOUSANDS of dissatisfied “students” and their families will be champing at the bit to join in.

      As well, we’ve seen nothing yet coming out of the insurance and credit card companies who will be, I can promise you, exchanging information re fraud (criminal) and deliberate misinformation. Stealing from those two industries is like stealing from the Mafia. They never forget, never forgive. And that’s also where local, state and Fed prosecutors love to get their names in the media.

      The weasels bit into far more than they’ll be able to chew successfully and all this data will also spread to any other countries where there has dissatisfaction.

  • Observer

    Breaking news!

    • SP ‘Onage

      I was having a bad day, but your comment made me laugh. :D

      • aquaclara

        So sorry for your crappy day. I am enjoying the look that must be on Davey’s face today. Especially because there have to be others who work for him who must now know this stuff, too. Hehehehe. Bet he’s in a crabby mood today!

    • Ivan Mapother

      Shelly is not missing, she’s just too embarrassed to show herself with photos like that floating around. Once the Scotch ran out, guess who starts sniffing glue?

      • euroconnection

        Maybe you…but not my beloved shelly!

        Free shelly, help shelly, swat shelly….no: don`t swat her…but you get the point I hope!

      • Bella Legosi

        Once the Scotch ran out, guess who starts sniffing glue?

        LOL classic

    • euroconnection

      ROn`s writing or just stolen (“donated”) money in this red backpack? A very fine ridingswine he has there…

    • richelieu jr

      Hey, that pig is stealing a gun and riding what looks like a hog!

      • richelieu jr

        Better yet:

        “Pig Flees Country on Hog Back!”

    • 0tessa

      Where are the pitch and feathers?

    • Bella Legosi

      That pig better have been thoroughly washed, saunaed, audited, and sec checked! Little boots can’t trust anyone anymore. We must have honest pachyderms to assist in the evasion of law enforcement and process servers everywhere!

      **Damn it why couldn’t we have played a nice game of Lord of the Flies????***

      • Bella Legosi

        >D I know who could be the “monster”

  • Yeppir

    I work for lawyers. The lawyers I work for don’t look like that. I want my lawyers to look like that. Sigh.

  • Bella Legosi

    YES! I finally found the pic I took at 8pm on 5-25-13 showing that day before stats were to be in and the fact that Co$ Idle mOrg is supposed to be open till 10pm on weeknights; that they were closed and pretty dark! I am working on getting the video up from earlier that day that I shot before I clocked on.

    [URL=http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/BellaLegosi/media/CoS%20PDX/NewImage.png.html][IMG]http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/BellaLegosi/CoS%20PDX/NewImage.png[/IMG][/URL]

    I also said screw my paranoia of facial recognition technology……..its everywhere these days so I put a new pic of myself up as well for that AV. I took it with my HD phone and Disqus can’t handle my pretty face or tech! lol

  • Jgg2012

    I hope they force Davey to testify at some point.

  • SP ‘Onage

    The clams are going to need a mussel relaxant after hearing this news.

    This…is…so…beautiful….

    • Sherbet

      mussel relaxant, huh…

      • SP ‘Onage

        Shellfish joke. :)

        • Sherbet

          Groan…I’m gonna scallop on out of here…

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            I’ve given up being shellfish these days.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Keep clam and carry on…

            • dagobarbz

              Oh, now I have a haddock. Off to the Sand Bar!

    • Jimmy B

      You are just being shellfish with that remark

  • Kimberly Gooden Bumpas

    I would love to be a fly on the wall wherever COB is when he received this news! Heads will roll! This is great news, I can’t wait to see where this goes.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    I’ll bet Davey could turn coal into diamond right now.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Thanks for filling us in on the reporting by Pete Combs, one of my fav Atlanta reporters!

  • DamOTclese2

    When I had the Crackpots.Org web site up, I got endless emails from victims who were asking about how they could join existing lawsuits like this. Finally there is one!

  • Jimmy B

    Scientology: making fraud “ecclesiastical” since 1952

  • SP ‘Onage

    “scores of successful Narconon graduates and their families attest that the program has transformed and saved lives through recovery and sobriety.”

    Fucking liar! I have never divulged on this blog that one of my relatives was in the narconon and criminon program. He was still a addict and a criminal the day he died. I am so sick of their false stats and propaganda.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      So sorry about your family member. It is easy to forget that behind every stat there is a human being, and those who were connected to them.

    • Bella Legosi

      It is those “good works” that I find to be possibly the most evil. They try to disguise themselves as not being $cientology and in the process act like predators among some of the most disturbed and vulnerable in society or even in our own lives. They prey upon the trust, kindness, and desperation of people at the expense of the minds of those family members who get sucked in unknowingly or in some cases court ordered.

      I find it highly suspect to the lengths to which Co$ has tried to remove itself from Criminon or NarCONon (and vise versa). Why is it an issue that one day everyone knows the truth……Criminon/Narconon are simply two different heads of the same beast? Other programs put out by the Church of Mormon or Islamic do not have to lie to the public about its core beliefs. Could it be that $cientology’s reputation has become so putrid nobody would even consider putting their family members or themselves thru a cult and PAY FOR IT (and have that 70% success rate rehab defraud your health insurance or bill you on a credit card they took out for you, without your permission, the amount of $10,000?)

      It is these organizations that give the evil RTC and Little Boots what credibility they have left in the world. Whenever someone says, “Well, Criminon helped my brother, so even if they are $cientology, it worked for him.” really needs to be asked the question, “At what expense? Or at whose expense?”

      I believe it is the destruction of these propaganda machines that will either cause total destruction for the Co$ or have a big part in bringing the whole thing down.

      I am sorry your brother had to experience this crap. That is unforgivable.

    • anonymous

      I am so sorry about your relative. This criminal enterprise has got to go.

  • aquaclara

    You know, we finished another fab month of MAYhem! What’s June??? Jubilous, to be sure! But who has a good name for this month?!

    • Missionary Kid

      Our Jubilee?

      • aquaclara

        Sounds great!
        Looking over the incredible set of stories on NN just since December-Tony has been on fire! We might need more words.

        • Sherbet

          June-bilant?

        • q-bird

          High June

          “O come sweet June, my lovely June

          The month when first the roses bloom -

          A wondrous, colourful display

          By sunlight kissed throughout the day”

          • Bella Legosi

            Is that Alan Ladd? Aka Shane from Shane? Been seeing him in a LOT of memorial day movies. One he plays a Quaker sent on a Navy destroyer in WW2. He chickens out of the fight until he and his best friend are shot. Then the Quaker kicks ass and kills all sorts of Japs. His voice reminds me of the old men who would get drunk at Elk get togethers or weddings.

            • Gerard Plourde

              It’s Gary Cooper in “High Noon”.

            • Bella Legosi

              Thank you! Been seeing a lot of Alan Ladd recently. Can’t say I have ever watched High Noon tho.

  • Bella Legosi

    GOING SEPTIC,
    the current perspective of the ‘Church” of $cientology, according to Bella:

    How bad is it in corporate $cientology these days?

    With the gross amount of real estate being bought and sold during the boom of the early millennium (among other neat “products” sold to the masses) to the burst of that perverse bubble and eventual collapse in values ranging from retirement portfolios to your very home. One has to figure with Little Boots short term, instant gratification, shortcut, intellect took a big bite back in 2008.

    Things didn’t get better. Big Being #2 went all Tone 40 on Oprah’s couch, called Matt Lauer ‘glib’ (while claiming to know the ‘real history’ of psychiatry, boy Tom Thumb sure is smart!), who can forget that infamous video that surfaced where Little Tom happily ponders a reality where there is no one left to question $cientology and even though $cientology claims to make excellent communicators out of it’s members; all Tom can articulate about reading the works of L. Ron Hubbard as “When I read it…….it was like pfft!”http://youtu.be/UFBZ_uAbxS0

    Co$ tried to suppress this video (which to normal people who didn’t know what the hell Tom was even talking about!). That was a really, really, really BAD IDEA! But, this is Co$ we are talking about! Co$ itself is a very bad idea. So, when the ‘church’ demanded youtube yank this off the net, this was the response they got:

    http://youtu.be/JCbKv9yiLiQ

    Which inspired people like this man http://youtu.be/T0sQOlzUg4Y (Angry Gay Pope) and people of all kinds to speak out and educate those around us to this sinister, mind controlling, fruad, called The Church of $cientology.

    It’s not over. In 2006, a crass yet intelligently hilarious cartoon aired on Comedy Central. The episode was titled, “Trapped in the Closet”. Finally, anyone with basic cable witnessed one of the best satire ever done on a so called “religion”. Because of $cientology’s reputation for stalking and ferocious litigation, not ONE person involved with that episode took any credit what so ever.

    The Clambake was is full swing, and people everywhere began to smell the arouma and check it out for themselves. With sites like:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xenu.net%2F&ei=VqKuUafmIamliQKY6YCIAg&usg=AFQjCNFgFVRMwQ13kKT-GlMxTY0dtqKG8g&sig2=gY5035MPY0Uj_v6K5bnywQ&bvm=bv.47380653,d.cGE

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forum.exscn.net%2F&ei=gaKuUeavM4eGiQK_y4HYDw&usg=AFQjCNGIJbGq5RjRkSh_PG1hfotCkg7nKw&sig2=zuvplzZYdv9ECoJDc6nTzg

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftonyortega.org%2F&ei=tKKuUZWAMeeOiALkoYCICA&usg=AFQjCNF_ETo2ZkdivK-ev8ylcj3_v1s7Jw&sig2=JiPC7uPWheQG3nUsDnlXcw

    people of all ages and backgrounds began reading and discussing. The more the word spread the more the story of a space opera cult rose out of a science fiction writers imagination and whose members were the only organization to successfully infiltrate the United States government (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Snow_White), and have a slew of celebrity adherents who fully endorse the “churches” doctrine and umbrella “good works” organizations.

    Which reminds me of the trouble the “We are not $cientology” $cientology drug rehab business, NarCONon. In less then a year 3 patients died while in the care of this “good works” organization. Parents found out too late that their children, who they desperately wanted to save, were being given to a despicable cult, whose only concern was for themselves and RTC. NarCONon of Georgia had a death as well as the State of Georgia Insurance Fraud division alleging over $3,000,000.00 in fraudulent billing. Credit card fraud is also being investigated. On the subject of investigations by federal agencies Co$ has been investigated within the past 6 years by none other then the FBI and Homeland Security for human rights violations and human trafficking (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2011%2F02%2F08%2Ftom-cruise-scientology-under-fbi-investigation_n_820250.html&ei=n6WuUYKdLsKnigKQx4HoAQ&usg=AFQjCNHLlA7mEqQG9oCUk_q3teg_vdgeBA&sig2=4ZryM4Wrr3itBTteAJGxyA&bvm=bv.47380653,d.cGE:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftonyortega.org%2F2012%2F12%2F13%2Fhomeland-security-investigating-scientology-for-human-trafficking%2F&ei=zaWuUe3gOan3igLblIGABg&usg=AFQjCNEVCDQdBdek2fvSr0yG60_Kqv_kFA&sig2=eT18lUt1nSuoVCB14tFD-A)

    Then………..Tommy met John Sweeny.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CD4QtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrFRSt_viosc&ei=MKauUcLlEq7siwL7z4DwCg&usg=AFQjCNHX–LM5-oaF0_m0Ght3zImEcOOOg&sig2=ZcsvlVHacqGwd5f6jnKKLQ

    By this time Co$ had the attention of major journalists, publishers, writers, producers, and directors. Slews of $cientologists began to break the mental bonds and read for themselves and see the evidence played out right before their eyes and ears. “There is no disconnection in Scientology” said Tommy Davis. A lie heard and a lie that made many people take the first step in walking away. And when they did walk away a whole community of supporters was there to help them acclimate back into the non-bubble world. They began to speak out and publish their own stories:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblownforgood.com%2F&ei=I6euUf77EKi0iQLnh4HwAw&usg=AFQjCNH_gn_AX_pBIR98Tgb79G1uaovJhQ&sig2=mVV1w450vDXjxmOThwSkbg

    http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Belief-Scientology-Harrowing-ebook/dp/B008XOJ7C2/ref=la_B0094KVGVE_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370400607&sr=1-1

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FThe-Complex-Insider-Exposes-Scientology%2Fdp%2F1903582849&ei=jKeuUaG0AZDwigLu3oDwDw&usg=AFQjCNHG6ZoFTubrpnirqZ1Jz-b5HFqEhg&sig2=cRfA0vdhzv_ISu8bDSW3CA

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMy-Billion-Year-Contract-Scientologist%2Fdp%2F0578039222&ei=pKeuUZL0BMnxigLQh4CYCA&usg=AFQjCNGRbxFcoFI1iF7hZHLq0BhU76x-Tg&sig2=mVaEjlEo_sG6cQkToZR50w

    This is not counting the books written by Rolling Stone’s Janet Reitman, “Inside Scientology” or Lawrence Wright’s, “Going Clear”. All these books would not have been possible without the publications of the likes of Paulette Cooper, John Atak, or Russel Miller. They paved the way for many of us and paid dearly for it.

    Have I taken the temperature of the “Church of $cientology” well? By my reckoning this church is in some very, deep, piping hot, shit water and I believe the infection from their arrogance and ignorance is going to spread to the point of going septic. Death will soon follow.

    What a fitting ending to a cult that claims to “clear” a person. Instead of clarity their religion shall die septic with the toxic waste that can only come out of a fraudulent belief system.

    • sizzle8

      Nice summary!

      • Bella Legosi

        Thank you. I had a flash of brilliance and had to get it out. Better on here then on paper that nobody will read! (Normally I keep journals of thoughts just like this one; they sit next to the fanfiction on my bookshelf, which I guard with my life and an iron rebar! You are not a true Supernatural freak unless you have some sort of iron weapon……….jesus I am a dork!)

        As you may have noticed I am trying to get back into the writing mode recently. It takes the stress out of my life and is therapeutic! I usually try to proof read and revise twice, but with that long ass comment everyone got unadulterated, unfiltered, first draft Bella!

  • California

    YES! Every month just keeps getting better.

    I am looking forward to reading the discussion on the legal arguments of the case and what experienced ex’es and others think that SCN/Narconon are going to do to counter the suit. The above statement from Narconon Georgia is so very lame that surely they cannot think that using it is a reasonable and efficacious strategy.

    Do they?

    • Bella Legosi

      I believe that they are desperate and arrogant enough to use it. Co$ legal strategy and motions are becoming the laughing stock of the legal community. It is the inevitable fight and death rattle coming from a cornered and wounded animal. Even if this case gets quashed or settled Lexis/Nexus and WestLaw will remember :)

      Can’t wait to see advertisements on TV……”Have you or a loved one been defrauded by any of these organizations? *List Narconon, Criminon, WISE, ect* Major class action law suites are being filed now. Get the justice and compensation you DESERVE! Call Stickit, Toum, Nice, and Hard law offices today! (I am a paid non attorney spokesperson)” :P

  • sizzle8

    I hope they depose all the Exec Strata at CSI and RTC management – most of whom are in The Hole.

  • richelieu jr

    Narconon’s defense:

    “Yes, there may be something somewhere, we haven’t seen the paper, but:

    “FOR THE LOVE OF (4 letters, starts with ‘X’) WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE KIDS?

    ALSO: RAINBOWS, COURAGE, AND HOPE!

    THE GOOD FIGHT AND WE SHALL NOT QUIT FOR YOU!

    ALSO, THE KIDS!”

    Thank you, and good night!”

  • Davka

    Off topic, and yes, Marty again, but I continue to find this fascinating. In telling people what to expect when considering coming to him for services, this is in part what he says:

    “By popular consensus among independent Scientologists, communicated in various ways, the core ideas I propose and what I do cannot be accepted under the title ‘Scientology.’  I accept that.  So, there is no more reason to discuss the chapter of trying to win folk over to my ideas to the contrary.  It is history.

    I do not go by any labels and I am not a member of, nor am I affiliated with, any groups.”

    Interesting times – so long as we don’t critique his next book, we might be ok :)

    http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/ripple-in-still-water/#comments

  • johnny d

    Make way for the Iron Sausage ….Dave.

  • jensting

    Gosh, I wonder if all the heavily emphasised talk of Portland all those years ago is to prep the rank and file clams[1] that they’re expected to man the barricades (and open their wallets wiiiiide!). And also: the fact that David “he is NOT insane!” never appears in a court room is no reason for rank and file clams to not throw themselves under buses.

    [1] The victims of the scam perpetrated by the criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology. Well, those victims who are “members in good standing.”

  • Spackle Motion

    This is not good news. Class Action suits serve no one but the attorneys. Class Actions usually shut down most individual causes of action only to serve the greatest good of the attorney. I have not read this yet,, but what I know of Class Actions is that they only gain steam when Plaintiffs can’t afford long litigation (and I’m not talking about a monetary investment) and/or have little standing with individual suits.

    I say this without reading much of the documents here (I’m working corporate attorney hours) but most class action suits are worthless to the Plaintiffs.

    Yes, it may hurt the cult’s pocketbooks in the long run, but we all know that those pockets are too deep for something like this.

    • media_lush

      “This is not good news. …. I have not read this yet”

      says it all, really

      • Spackle Motion

        I did read it, and i still think it is not a good idea. The Plaintiffs will get pennies on the dollar and then will be precluded from filing their own suits. Class Action suits are usually only a good idea in relation to defective goods. Not fraud.

        • dagobarbz

          I’m with you. The cult took down the IRS with hundreds of nuisance lawsuits. It would be only fitting and right that the same thing brings down Narconon and RTC. But, whatever. I got no dog in this hunt.

    • Peter

      I would tend to disagree here. It’s not the amount in this instance, but the fact of opening the door to multiple such lawsuits wherever they may be. And while there are just a few plaintiffs…so far…the invitation to join may add hundreds, if not more. And still more information will be revealed.

      As well, I think more judges, as well as prosecutors…especially prosecutors…will become more aware of how far this disease has spread and the damage it’s done.

      All in all, this appears to be a huge crack in the dike.

      • ze moo

        If all the Blue Cross/Shield and other insurance companies get the word to check their billings from NarCONon facilities, I bet they catch a lot more fraud.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I hope this doesn’t mean a summer in Atlanta for a lot of otherwise nice Scientlogists. Just think, 15 years from now the whole world could be remembering the epic Battle for Atlanta. Just like we all remember where we were the day the CoS “won” in Portland.

    • Bella Legosi

      I look forward to seeing how much mainstream coverage this could get. I am hopeful, but wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t big news outside of Georgia. I really hope this case acts like a domino effect with other states. Now that would be very interesting, especially if RTC was also mentioned in the suit.

  • georget1952

    This year is getting really awesome! Not so much for the CO$ and little Davey Tiny Fists though, I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall. Just to watch his many, many meltdowns.

    • Bella Legosi

      Let us all hope this news is really blowing his mind 50ft outta itself!

      He is probably blaming all the staff for this disater of a year. He probably thinks he is being sabotaged from within, because of the “new” and improved rip off tech he “restored”, which is supposed to be coming out this year. Fucking crazy bastard!

      And that is why Bella always refers to DM as Little Boots. If the boot fits……….wear it!

  • aquaclara

    Jeff Harris, Pete Combs, the Insurance Comish, the sheriffs, press. Georgia vs Scientology. An amazing thing.
    This makes me very happy.

  • SignsOfSuccess

    Narconon Int. has already obtained strong evidence of a managed conspiracy by few individuals who are working together with the only aim of enrich themselves.

    I have no doubts that this orchestrated lawsuit will fail with all the negative consequences for the plaintiffs and their lawyers.

    Amen.

    • Jgg2012

      Show me a perfect clear.

    • EnthralledObserver

      “Narconon Int. has already obtained strong evidence of a managed conspiracy by few individuals who are working together with the only aim of enrich themselves.”
      And you would know this how?

    • Couch_Incident

      “Amen”? I thought Narconon was secular and had no connection to the “Church” of Scientology?

  • Kurt McComb

    How about a lawyer so i can sue Narconon Colorado, or can i join the class action. I am in need of HELP. mccomb48@gmail.com I live in Montana. These bastards made empty claims and promices. My family lost over $30,000. I am on disability. My father is retired after working 42 years eith the Railroad. He can’t afford the fraud.We need help in recovering his $.I have Lupus and suffered from being cut off of all meds. I ended up doing a year in jail. As ingle father my 10 year old daughter has a tough time handling being left from her only parent. My 78 year old dad was left raising her himself. Kurt.

  • Matthew Cole

    first and for most, is there even anyone commenting on this article that even ha attended one f these places?

    because if not well then I must say you don’t know shit about this place. I personally my self attended one of these places and witnessed the horror of it first hand. the only reason why I have not done anything is because its now in my past and don’t need to relive it. I must say that its nice to see someone giving a shit about it though!

    http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/about/
    this is the link to the establishment I went to