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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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Judge Waldrip grants Monique Rathbun’s discovery request, snubbing Scientology

Marty and Monique Rathbun

Marty and Monique Rathbun

It’s another victory for Monique Rathbun in her harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige: Comal County, Texas Judge Dib Waldrip has granted her request for a continuance so she can gather more evidence to refute Scientology’s anti-SLAPP motion. A new hearing on the matter has been set for February 3 and 4, and in the meantime, Waldrip has given Monique a strongly-worded order to help her pry that evidence from Scientology.

Scientology presented its own argument in favor of its motion last week, on January 8, and tried to convince Judge Waldrip that its legal argument was so sound, no additional evidence was needed.

Scientology is trying to convince Waldrip that the years it spent spying on Monique and her husband Mark ‘Marty’ Rathbun were all just part of a religious dispute that the court has no business getting involved in. They’re classifying Monique’s lawsuit as a bullying action, and the church as an innocent victim. As our attorney analysts have pointed out, it’s a topsy-turvy use of anti-SLAPP law, which was designed to keep large, well-heeled bullies from suing small critics out of existence.

Monique filed her lawsuit in August, saying that she had been subject to four years of surveillance and harassment at her home, at her job, and anywhere she and her husband Marty went. Marty had been a high-ranking official in Scientology who defected in 2004 and then started up a blog critical of his old boss, Miscavige, in 2009. Since then, they had been subject to outrageous protests at their house, private eyes following them everywhere, even cameras set up to peer at the their house and record who was coming and going. Scientology has already admitted that it was behind that operation, but they argue that it was protected free speech and a religious debate. Monique, however, was never a member of the church and says it was simply harassment because Scientology didn’t like her husband’s views.

In order to fend off Scientology’s motion, Monique wants the time to get documents and other evidence from Scientology, an organization that is obsessed with record-keeping, and yet has turned over no records of the years it spent keeping tabs on the Rathbuns with private investigators, attorneys, hired protesters, and other operatives.

Now, Waldrip has given her a powerful tool to get those records from Scientology. Here’s the relevant portion of the order that Waldrip made on Tuesday…

It is further ORDERED that the Anti-SLAPP Movants shall produce to Plaintiff the following materials generated or obtained between January 1, 2009 through August 16, 2013, and/or shall serve a privilege log concerning same, by January 27, 2014:

1. Regardless of format — including the “native” format, all recordings, videos, photographs, and any supporting medium (film, digital, electronic, etc.), if any, taken by, at the direction of, or on behalf of the Moving Parties or if any in care, custody or control of the Moving Parties, of Plaintiff inside her residence or within a 10-mile radius of her residence;

2. Regardless of format, all records and/or recordings, if any of any surveillance of Plaintiff’s conversations, telephone calls, e-mails, and/or text messages;

3. Regardless of format, all records and/or notes regarding communications by or on behalf the Moving Parties with the Plaintiff’s employer up to and including April 30, 2011; and

4. Regardless of format — including the “native” format, all recordings, videos, photographs, and any supporting medium (film, digitial, electronic, etc.), if any, taken by, at the direction of, or on behalf of the Moving Parties or if any in car, custody or control of the Moving Parties, of the Squirrel Busters or any and all other affiliated individuals affiliated generated or obtained within a 10-mile radius of the Plaintiff’s residence.

While that discovery is going on, next Wednesday there will be a hearing on Monique’s motion for sanctions — she’s asking Waldrip to punish Scientology for what she says is the dishonest conduct of its employees during depositions. It should be a lively hearing.

 

Monique Rathbun v Scientology: Order Granting Continuance and Discovery Request

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on January 16, 2014 at 17:35

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  • Still_On_Your_Side

    There is no “privilege” that allows withholding of discovery documents because of religion, but without a doubt Miscavige will order his lawyers to invent that privilege and withhold the documents. At the same time, Miscavige will demand that they produce a privilege log that is either full of lists of documents and photos it refuses to produce because of “religion,” or a log that lists only one or two items that won’t be produced for the same reason. Miscavige will argue, through his lawyers, that there are no other documents and the photos were never kept or were never developed or a “fire destroyed everything.”

    Clearly withholding discovery in the face of today’s order will anger the judge, but Miscavige will demand that retired Judge Jefferson use his “magical connections” to “straighten out” Waldrip, and he will never get that he is losing. Although his lawyers have danced to his tune, and have clearly loved the money, I doubt they are willing to self-destruct for Miscavige. Today’s order cannot be ignored by the lawyers. Nonetheless, Miscavige will probably order them to do so, and he will scream at them if they try to reason with him.

    I think there is going to be a crisis very soon among Miscavige’s lawyers. Although they will bluster for as long as they can get it away with it, one or more of them are too smart to let Miscavige destroy their careers. Lawyers are not allowed to violate a client’s confidence, but in cases where a client has demanded the lawyer break the law or breach his ethical duties, a lawyer is allowed to request leave to withdraw as counsel. Often this is called a “noisy” withdrawal, i.e., it signals that something is very wrong, When it dawns on them that Miscavige has lied and destroyed evidence (Miscavige will probably brag about it), these lawyers have to decide whether Miscavige is worth possible disbarment and or prison time.

    • SopranoAscends

      Maybe, just maybe, Cap’n BH needs a few more lawyers. Twenty just doesn’t feel like enough somehow.

      • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

        27 is my guess. Any higher?

        When too many is not enough, for Captain David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige

        • vistaril_LOL

          eleventy billion, one for each parishoner!

          • mpl

            A Brazillion.

    • SciWatcher

      From your lips to Xenu’s ears!

    • Anonymous

      Agree there may be a resignation or two eventually from the team defending the Monique case. There of course will be some sort reasonable explanation provided…consolidation of legal resources, blah, blah, blah…

    • mpl

      “There is no “privilege” that allows withholding of discovery documents
      because of religion, but without a doubt Miscavige will order his
      lawyers to invent that privilege and withhold the documents.”

      I can hear the conversation now.
      Lamont: But sir, there is no privilege that allows withholding of discovery documents because of religion.

      COB: Well find one. Invent one. You’re the effing lawyer, do your effing job!

      Except it wouldn’t be “effing.” You know what I’m saying…ahem. Oh, and then, slapping would doubtless ensue.

  • aquaclara

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh, this news is as sweet as pie. Way to go, Texas! This is a well-deserved win for Monique.

    *does the Snoopy happy dance*

    • DeElizabethan

      We’re dancin’ with ya Aqua!

      • TXCowgirl

        Imagining doing the Texas Two-Step on the streets of New Braunfels! Someone throw down some more sawdust!!!!!

        • Sandy

          I was on a business trip to El Paso & a coworker took me to a bar/dance. I have NEVER had so many men ask me to dance! And, I am a clutsey Minnesota doofus! All those men just wanted to dance!

          • TXCowgirl

            As long as they can lead (and they know they can) all they need is for you to be able to follow along. Did you have a blast? I don’t do it often, but when I find myself in the situation, I love to dance with the cowboys!

      • aquaclara

        This is quite a party, Dee!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Snoopy’s line dancin’ today!

  • valshifter

    Special thanks to the Hon. Dib Waldrip for seen thru the smoking mirrors and the Alice in wonderland tactics that the cult is throwing at him, and for not letting 16 totalitarian lawyers dictate to him what the next move should be, let the truth prevail, the cult will not be able to stand the truth. gosh for some weird reason I feel like just eating this whole chocolate pie non stop.

  • Science Doc

    Here is part of my take. COB has no contact with the trial attorneys at all. One of the in house attorneys is calling all the shots they see. In house attorney says no photos, and as far as trial attorneys know, there are no photos.

    Of course judge gets mad at some point, dismisses anti slapp, and sanctions for wasting everyone’s time and money.

    • John P.

      It may be the case that some in-house counsel is the only conduit between DM and the outside attorneys. I personally suspect that DM is involved because he likes all the hubbub and likes having lots of smart people wait on him hand and foot.

      Regardless of the actual conduit for information, the problem is that the cult will have to produce. Marty and Mosey took enough video feeds of the Squirrel Busters in action and have enough documentation of the video surveillance from the house rented down the street from them in Ingleside-on-the-Bay that if the cult doesn’t produce, then they tee up their video, and show that filming was taking place at certain dates and times. It will be easy for Ray Jeffrey to catch the cult red-handed in being non-responsive. I would have to believe that the cult’s lawyers are very clear on this point if they’ve done any homework on the evidence that Mosey has available to press the case.

      So this is an obvious trap for the cult, and it is clear that Ray Jeffery is just waiting to see what the cult will do in attempting to stall this litigation as long as possible.

      • Science Doc

        I agree that it is going to go very badly for them. I am also certain that the trial attorneys will keep their hands clean. The buffer of an in house attorney conduit is the time tested means of handling errors and omissions in discovery.

        • aegerprimo

          Time tested how? Do you know of examples of a house attorney as a buffer?

          • Science Doc

            In major corporate litigation it always happens.

            • DeElizabethan

              This is a major business, like no other, unless think mafia.

            • aegerprimo

              How does the use of an in-house attorney handle errors of and omissions in discovery?

            • Science Doc

              It allows an intermediary attorney to filter, not without risk.

            • aegerprimo

              That answer does not clarify things for me. Maybe you need to give a lesson on corporate litigation to novices of the law peeps like me.

            • Science Doc

              If you sue a Fortune 500 company all of your discovery is produce through in house counsel and then through the trial layers who are external.

        • DeElizabethan

          Maybe that is where Moxon comes in? This isn’t a normal business, even.

          • Science Doc

            Moxon would be my guess. Type Moxon and see what it spell corrects to.

            • Imelda Marcos

              Haha, “moxon vise”.

            • DeElizabethan

              Further down it’s Moxon vice. Joining in the laugh.

            • Imelda Marcos

              Oops, sorry. Canaydian spelling, lol.

            • DeElizabethan

              They were both on my google, now I know why, Canadian eh? would that be like French vise for vice? thx.

            • Imelda Marcos

              “Vise” en francais means more like “look”, “looking”, “viser”, etc.

              “Vice”, however, means bad behaviour or habits, most totally relevant in this context. ;)

            • DeElizabethan

              I love this blog since i learn so much. Thank you Imelda.

      • DamOTclese2

        The insane crooks aren’t going to hand over video of their victims inside their homes, they are going to go through all the photos and video and destroy any that shows the victims inside their homes. The crooks won’t be obeying the order to hand any of that over.

        • Cece

          Oh dear – destroying evidence is a high crime per the ethics book chapter 11 Jeff was going over today.

          • Free Minds, Free Hearts

            Destroying evidence is a high crime but how could it be proved? They could say they lost it.

      • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

        and let’s not forget the very timely resurfacing of Gary Weber who stated in 2004 that “It was always policy that every caper had to be
        debriefed by everyone involved. There was lots of paperwork connected
        for everything” http://www.lermanet.com/garyweber/

        • DeElizabethan

          Thanks, needed that link.

      • Robert Eckert

        Aside from the Rathbuns’ video of the Squirrel Busters, there was the “documentary” which Cedillo wanted to force the judge to watch. All the raw footage, used and unused, had better be produced; they can’t deny its existence at this point.

  • DeElizabethan

    Been a great day. Let’s see how many stars in right upper hand corner we get!
    Showing 44 now.

    • Science Doc

      45 now

    • Sibs

      51 for me.

      A few of those were me, I think. I wasn’t logged in for a while and I think it counted all my guest starring.

      • DeElizabethan

        No it won’t let you vote twice if you see check mark. Hey, of course I tried off and on. ha.

        • Sibs

          That’s the thing, I kept coming back to this site and it was unchecked for me. So I think I starred it twice before I realized I wasn’t logged in. And of course I’ve starred it now.

          Edit to add: It’s at 56 for me now.

      • MaxSpaceman

        Maybe not. I was 47 :->)

    • aegerprimo

      59

    • Just Dee

      What’s the relevance of the stars? Is it like a best of sort of thing?

      • DeElizabethan

        I wish I knew for sure as some VIP said awhile back, that it helped ratings somehow. Tony would be, I guess too humble to tell us. Other wise beats me, but seems significant.

        • Eclipse-girl

          It is a count of how many people “liked” this article on DISCUS.

          How or if it affects Tony’s ratings on Alexis, I have no idea.

          • DeElizabethan

            Thanks -girl, That could be why I get almost daily from Discus, showing the most popular sites, but never see the Bunker. Well, we can change that, eh?

        • TXCowgirl

          Explanation from Disqus:

          “There is a star button at the top of each Disqus conversation. Starring is a way to let the publisher and other readers know you like the conversation taking place.
          If you’ve starred a conversation, we’ll update you with the best comments from that discussion in your Disqus Digest.”

          • DeElizabethan

            Bravo for some answers! Texas did it again!

            • TXCowgirl

              Raised on my father’s mantra, “Facts are wonderful things.”

  • SandiCorrena

    You know what would be fun? If he suddenly becomes passionate to settle, because he’s not going to win, and Mosey tells him to F*&% OFF! He sure has stirred up a lot of flap!

  • aquaclara

    Tony, please tell us you’re as happy writing this great news as we are reading it. I mean, EVERYBODY is grinning here right now!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Keep on clicking the Gold Star screen right of the x x x comments number, which is 61 right now.

    • Sir_Real

      Dumb question, Max S., but what does it mean when the discussion is starred?

      • MaxSpaceman

        Dumb answer, SR – me don’t know. But it is some ‘good marker’ which says something good about the Website.

        • DeElizabethan

          This thread doesn’t come with instruction LOL. It might mean the person who posts then stars, wants to start a discussion. Sure wish we had some certainly on it.

          • YSYSYSYSYS
            • YSYSYSYSYS

              Oops. Already answered down thread. Nevermind.

            • DeElizabethan

              Thanks that link gave all info and was very helpful.

            • YSYSYSYSYS

              You’re very welcome.

            • Sibs

              Has YSYSYSYSYS always been your name? It’s pretty glorious.

            • YSYSYSYSYS

              Well thank you Sibs. I’ve been lurking since the VV days but only signed up to disqus today. I laughed so hard when I read it in the Mosey submits texts thread I just had to purloin it.

            • DeElizabethan

              Welcome YS and thanks for starting to talk/party with us.

            • YSYSYSYSYS

              Thank you DeElizabethen.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Welcome

            • YSYSYSYSYS

              Thanks Eclipse-girl.

        • Robert Eckert

          Sometimes on Disqus sites you’ll see “Around the Web” with a bunch of links to articles with Disqus comment threads. The star button increases the chance of Tony’s site getting promoted to others in that way.

      • DamOTclese2

        Emails are sending out listing “top discussions” though I don’t know if the star does anything seriously.

  • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

    Lucky 69 :-D

    I’m still lurking and reading. I also have the monkies on a speshul project that involves creating a black hole where Big Blue is, with instructions to first remove/photograph any evidence they find.

    So far, all they’ve done is fight and fling poop. But we’re working on that too.

    ;-)

  • DamOTclese2

    :) Well, it has been a shitty day, and if you see the Colby Fire here in Southern California, that’s the cloud of ash I’m sitting in right now. However, this news makes me smile! Two fire crews hurt, one second degree, one civilian hurt, nobody dead and everybody gets to go home so it’s a win in anyone’s column, then to come home and see David get Judge Waldrip’s boot up his ass! puts the smile right back on my ugly yipper. :) Gods how I would have loved to be the one to inform David of the Judge’s order. :)

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Yes, wouldn’t that be sweet?

      • DamOTclese2

        Not only that, one could sell tickets to get in and fill the theater seating to watch David get informed. :) Talk about pop corn. :)

        • Priscilla

          I’d love to attend a deposition on DM. It would difficult to sit quietly, but I’d love to watch it.

          • DamOTclese2

            Really, if I could attend I expect I would leap out of my chair and scream, FUCK YEAH!” and do a crotch grab in David’s face and bellow, “Shazam, mother fucker! Got you again, huh, beeyotch!” :)

            • Casabeca

              And this is why you are the best anarchist <3

            • Kristi Evans

              “Shazam, mother fucker…” with a crotch grab aimed at Slappy..? That’s a beautiful mental image that pulled this lurker out of the closet. Thanks, DamO!

    • Science Doc

      3 dumb asses don’t get to go home, and that is a good thing. They are in jail. I’ve evacuated from those fires enough. I’ve gotta down voter stalking me today.

      • DeElizabethan

        Sound like a good day for you. Put your blinders on and forge straight ahead re downers.

      • DamOTclese2

        “Bail was raised from $20,000 to $500,000 for each of the men due to the seriousness of the crime, as well as the high cost of damaged property and resources to fight the fire, according to Glendora police.” — NBC News.

        You are right, three dumbasses don’t get to go home however there was the possibility that a television station would have gone their bail in exchange for interviews at 10% for a total of $6000 for all three. Now with half a million each a television station would need to pony up $75,000 to spring all three, 75 grand which the television station would never see since all three are flight risks.

        Glad to see they nabbed the three.

        • Science Doc

          So many of these fires set by vagrants and morons trying to keep warm in palace they weren’t supposed to be camping.

          • DamOTclese2

            That was what we had along the alluvial plane that empties San Gabriel in to the Rio Hondo, I worked on that, homeless people living in the river set a fire up against the West hillside and up it climbed! Millions of dollars to fight that and the homeless just ran off. :(

            The Singer mansion burned down today, the $2.1 million dollar mansion owned by the Singer sewing company family. :)

            • Science Doc

              It is crazy scary along there in fire season which is now 12 months of the year. I’ve run into vagrant campers with fires and called the Feds or local PD more than once. Think Eaton Canyon or Station fire LCF.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Why does one scenario earn a frowny face and the other a smiley face? Some property-destroying fires are :( but others are :)?

          • Mooser

            This fire was set by a fellow who went out to poach, to illegaly shoot, mountain lions with two friends. He announced his trip on Facebook. But when he got up there, he got drunk and set a fire. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time. What could go wrong?
            I don’t think he is homeless, although he might have been posting from a mobile device. You never know.

            • Science Doc

              Life in prison in my book.

            • Mooser

              I believe there’s been an injury as a result of the fire, but no death yet. Lot’s of property damage.
              Certainly not life, 10-15 ought to be long enough, and don’t forget restitution, and a long period of supervision.
              If there’s loss of life, all deals are off, of course.

            • DamOTclese2

              Bail bumped up from $20,000 to $500,000 each. :)

            • Mooser

              I think that happened when injury entered into it?

            • DamOTclese2

              Yeah I think so, three injuries yet also the extent of the financial damage, they’re currently looking at $50 million in damages so far, 5 mansions destroyed with another 17 damaged houses — which the insurance companies will have to decide whether they are totaled or repairable.

              There was a worry that some television station would bail them out for an exclusive interview so they bumped it to half a million each. For all the reasons they want to bump the bail about up so that they’re not just dumped right back out on to the street. :)

              Gods what a mess. 750 crews in the canyon still, a whole division on the last large hot spot. Tomorrow should see minor mop-up — fingers crossed!

            • Troy MacGyver

              In San Francisco we don’t call the,”Homeless.” they are called,”Urban pioneers”

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Disqus hates me.

    Whenever I click on the star, all the comments disappear, and will not reappear until I click again, removing my vote. It’s weird.

    • DamOTclese2

      82 star votes. :) And counting. :) Love this blog! LOVE IT!

    • DeElizabethan

      Turns mine into gold and takes a point off but nothing else. Am on desktop.

    • Tone

      I clicked for ya!

    • Eclipse-girl

      I thought I was the only one having such issues.

    • Silence of the Clams

      It’s voting star anti-disqus tech…part of super power. How could you be expected to know that?

  • MaxSpaceman

    Funny, still, no one can say definitively what the Gold Star # actually means !

    • TXCowgirl

      I posted this below, it’s from Disqus:

      There is a star button at the top of each Disqus conversation. Starring is a way to let the publisher and other readers know you like the conversation taking place.

      If you’ve starred a conversation, we’ll update you with the best comments from that discussion in your Disqus Digest.

      • MaxSpaceman

        Tanks, Texas CG !

        • TXCowgirl

          You are mighty welcome, darlin”.

    • 4of 5gens

      If you click on “community”, the highest number starred posts are listed there.

    • Mooser

      “what the Gold Star # actually means !”

      If I was selling a comment system, I would give the viewer as many ways to give the site a “hit” as possible. There’s nothing wrong with that. I would give people all kinds of ways (up-votes, down-votes, stars, whatever) to register a “hit” for the site. That’s the idea.

      • Mooser

        For instance, a “down-vote”, I am fairly sure, simply registers as a “hit” for the site. There are no ‘good hits’ or ‘bad hits’, just hits. And it’s only fair. I does give the illiterate the chance to participate, something they couldn’t do if they had to write sentences and stuff.

        • DeElizabethan

          I wondered about that too. Thinking that way, I don’t give a vote to a troll often in case he’s working on his amends project and takes it as stats.

    • DeElizabethan

      There’s a link someone gave for Discus and further an explanation below in comments.
      Edit: Oop’s Texas is on fire tonight and faster than me.

    • DamOTclese2

      The gold star is like those buttons they give you to push as cross walks. They don’t actually do anything, they’re something they give you to keep you busy and let you think they mean something. :)

  • Jimmy Threetimes

    I have enjoyed reading this article and think this is wonderful news, but I’m not sure that I’m ready to commit by clicking the gold star. I need more time.

    • Mooser

      There should be a brass star, a bronze star, a silver star, and then fin ally, for comments that really deserve it, the gold star.

      • TXCowgirl

        …and a real sparkly one with glitter and sequins.

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        That’s a great idea, you should submit that to Disqus.

        • Mooser

          I should go hat in hand, like Jimmy Stewart, to them? Ha! I’m too proud for that! Let them come to me on bended knee, and we can open negotiations.

      • Silence of the Clams

        Oh….that’s great. And we could, like, charge for each ‘star level’. Kind of like the star belt to total freedom. A brass star could be, like 5 grand. And you could keep buying your way up the star chart until you hit GOLD. I love it. Good thinking.

    • DeElizabethan

      Still laughing…..

    • DamOTclese2

      Once you click the gold star, you can never go back. It’s a billion-year commitment. You are either with us or against us. :) I was like –voom!– he he, you know?

      • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

        I clicked the gold star for the first time for this article. There’s no going back for me, now…

        • DeElizabethan

          Just in the right spot where I’m still laughing. I can’t seems to get away. this is so much fun today after such a great win!

      • Candygram

        Whew! I clicked the gold star, and it felt gooooooooooooooooood!

  • Mike Leopold

    Lamont Jefferson, or his brother, the retired Texas Supreme Court Justice, need to let this Judge Waldrip know that with these repeated rulings against “the most ethical group on the planet”, he is veering dangerously close to being a religious bigot, the definition of which is “any Judge which Scientology cannot buy, blackmail, or otherwise improperly influence”.
    If Waldrip thinks the squirrelly-busters were bad, just wait till he has 200 Scientology Ministers picketing his courthouse.
    Seriously, I expect Scientology to start pounding the table in mock outrage, while preparing this turkey-loser of a case (for them) for appeal. They know they’ve lost, and they’ll stretch this case out for as long as possible.
    I only hope the Judge imposes sanctions, including court costs!

    • Mooser

      “or his brother, the retired Texas Supreme Court Justice,”

      Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice. Chief Justice, or, in layman’s terms, the big kahuna!

    • DamOTclese2

      Watch the insane crooks hire actors to dress up in Nazi uniforms and pretend to “protest” the court house, yep.

      • DeElizabethan

        They’ve done that years back and didn’t work, backfired, so they’ll have to come up with something new.

        • DamOTclese2

          Well, they don’t seem to learn very quickly; David still hasn’t heard about the Internet, after all. They might do something equally insane even though it failed every time.

          • DeElizabethan

            One never knows. Time to hit the TV and see all this news about CA. So nite all.

            • DamOTclese2

              Night. Good luck on the news, it’s being covered nationally. The Singer sewing company family mansion was burned to the ground so it’s getting even hotter coverage. :)

              Welcome to California! We’re always on fire.

      • TXCowgirl

        Wouldn’t a Co$ protest of their own volition bring them undesired publicity? I would think that Davey would have liked to keep this court case off of the radar.

        • DamOTclese2

          Good question. :) David is of the mind set that sending people to “protest” the “human rights abuses” and “religious bigotry” being levied against him is a winning strategy, I think he does not have a clue about how the whole world does not buy that claim any more. I think the guy still thinks that quacking about how his crimes are some how a religion is a winning argument.

          • TXCowgirl

            Excellent point. I had a brain hiccup and erroneously lent intelligence to an undeserving tyrant with a Napoleon complex.

            • DamOTclese2

              :) LOL! Yeah, I try to not over-estimate David’s intelligence. I think to myself “insect larvae” when it comes to David’s intelligence and I’m back on track. :)

        • DeElizabethan

          Right they did that one too, bringing in the troops on the Wallershime (sp?) trial which they lost.

          • DamOTclese2

            And running around the Tampa Tribune wearing Nazi uniforms. :) Gods how insane.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Wollersheim. As in, not one thin dime for… him. And they were right. He didn’t get one thin dime from Scientology. The court awarded him 86 million thin dimes.

      • Mike Leopold

        I’m convinced that all of Miscavige’s actions are entirely geared towards the retention of the few thousands of remaining Scientologists he still has left, because the broader society views his repulsive cult on a par with the Westboro Baptist Church loons, or the nutty Nation of Islam kooks.

        John Sugg, the latest and newest editor of Freedom, will produce a hit piece perfectly tailored to the remaining few, and it will be hailed as a win, or positioned as a “religious freedom crusade”, or some such nonsense. Dauntless. Defiant. Manipulative.

        But the emptiness of the Orgs is the one thing which he can’t hide, and this, seen by Scientologists day after wearisome day, will peel them away from the hamster wheel, as their cognitive dissonance builds to a critical mass, and whoosh, they’re gone. Blown. Out the door.

        • Mooser

          And it hit me the other day: Scientology ain’t going back to store-front missions! They took a lot of time and trouble to position themselves as an up-scale, celebrity, fancy-pants thing. Everything new, all buildings full of custom trim. Big signage and crossage. High Class, big money Church.

          So getting back to the essentials of their faith isn’t a possibility.

          • Mooser

            Sugg is another mystery. Why?

          • Graham

            Big signage and crossage- double crossage in fact.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Too true. Why go through all the time and effort to create new storefront missions when you can just shoop ‘em in Photoshop?

        • DamOTclese2

          That could be, I don’t know if that’s going to get much more money out of the whales. They must be able to see the empty business offices also, just like everyone else. Interesting.

          • Mike Leopold

            The Orgs are empty, but Miscavige just fed them some bullshit about a mountain in Nepal, named “Hubbards Peak.” They don’t know what to believe. It’s called cognitive dissonance, but it is greatly enhanced and accelerated when one goes on the Internet and looks.
            In the words of John Adams, “facts are stubborn things.”

            • Graham

              A mountain in Nepal called Hubbard’s Peak? If you’re looking at Mother Nature then the collapsing Hubbard Glacier would seem to sum up $camatology better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MYKuS0DqNY

    • Jenstnick

      Well I’m sure the Anonymous troops would be willing to show up to counteract

      • Anonymous

        I am.

    • AintMizBahavin

      yea but then on the other side of that coin is ANONYMOUS im pretty sure whats left of cos doesnt want to do that dance face to face

      • Cat Daddy

        I hope they are stupid

  • Imagica

    Damn! That’s a nice kick to the sack for Davey, I’d love to see what they’ll actually cough up.

    • DamOTclese2

      David has a sack? I thought he was a squeaky little girl, about 8-years-old, constantly stoned on meth and whiskey.

      • Priscilla

        you’re insulting 8-year old girls, DamOTclese! DM isn’t worthy to be compared with them.

        • AintMizBahavin

          you’re officially on the list of owes me a cup of apple juice since my keyboard and monitor are wearing it..

  • Science Doc

    100 stars.

    • DamOTclese2

      :) Everybody love it when David gets a Judge’s boot up David’s ass. :)

    • Mooser

      Sort of disappointing tho. I clicked the Gold Star, upped the count, but my nice Gold Star turned dull grey!

      • Mooser

        And I got a personal down-vote in retaliation for giving the thread a gold-star-point! Now I’m not sure it was worth it.

        • DeElizabethan

          Got an up from me for being funny. I could just see a pouting disappointed face. LOl

      • Robert Eckert

        My stars turn green! You must have inferior stars.

      • richelieu jr

        That’s Scientology for you, @disqus_TQK1mZ385n:disqus ; You’re promised the stars of gold and you end up with a dirty piece of folded tinfoil and are told it is your own fault as they hand you the bill.

  • FOTF2012

    Hooray for the judge! A step toward truth and justice.

  • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

    That’s more like it! The criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology needs to find out that the law cannot only “be used very easily to harass” [1] but can also produce actual justice.

    Nice work, team Monique, and roll on the video! (Yeah, filming someone’s house is free speech, yeah – sure…)

    [1] from “The Scientologist, a Manual on the Dissemination of Material.” Ability, Issue 1, 1955

  • Silence of the Clams

    This case is not about facts. It’s about evidence.

    So the judge has issued an order for these documents, videos, texts, etc..Ok, fine. If COS turns anything over (and I question it will get that far before they petition to have Waldrip removed OR settle), what they turn over will be replete with holes and “missing time”. As others have pointed out, this is a HUGE problem for the defense. Clearly, Monique has tons of video and for what days, COS doesn’t know. We all believe Miscarriage has not been honest with his legal team and may even have shielded himself from them with a third party (he’s not much for standing up like a man).

    All of that doesn’t matter.

    RICO cases were built on circumstantial evidence. Obviously, this is not a RICO case but when you have legal precedents espousing the use of circumstantial evidence to convict a snakes that hide in deep grass, the applications to other parts of the law are natural. Davey Boy is a snake in very deep grass.

    Given the paucity of information turned over by COS so far, I think Waldrip already knows the snake he is dealing with. I’m sure he knows they will falsify and obfuscate. They will purger and hinder and file motions galore but D-Day is coming….and everyone knows it. If they turn over evidence, it hurts them. If they destroy evidence, they’ll get a bigger shit storm.

    The facts have already been established. The cult admitted to it. Now, it’s just about the evidence and the dirty trail leading back to that fucking nancy leader that can’t “Stand Tall”. And it ain’t because he’s tiny, it’s because he’s weak.

    • Graham

      “he’s not much for standing up like a man”

      HIDING is MINUS 8 on $cientology’s Tone Scale; only five steps above the very bottom of the scale- TOTAL FAILURE- and a massive 52 steps below TONE 40.

      • Drat

        -30: CAN’T HIDE

      • Missionary Kid

        Math Nazi here. minus 8 is 48 below plus 40, isn’t it? ;-)

        • Graham

          In the Real World yes. Lord knows what it means in $camatology World. I daren’t look too closely at Flubtard’s crappy tone scale or I might fuse my logic circuits.

          • Missionary Kid

            I should have remembered. Math isn’t important in $cientology.

            • Graham

              For Slappy figures are just something you pull out of your ass to further the scam agenda. Eleventy million members, 85% reduction in drug related crime just by giving away ‘Way to Crappiness’ booklets, ‘straight up and vertical’ on graphs with unlabelled axes etc etc etc.

            • Missionary Kid

              AMEN!! They’re stupid to ignore math. That’s fine for inside the bubble of $camtology, but once they step outside, it exposes their ignorance.

  • http://www.4chan.org/ Vistaril

    Ohhhh yeaaaaaaah!!! Its the time again, folks. With your indulgence, please clear the floor, push the furniture to the walls, secure breakable possessions and stand aside as Vistaril struts into the centre of the room, pulls off a spectacular white, balding, middle-aged male version of “robot” followed by the “stir the pot” then an adequate “shake your tail feather” before busting out his patented “happy dance” . . .

    http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/GifGuide/dancing/tumblr_l7qse5wJZ31qaqggd.gif

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      *claps hysterically*

    • vistaril_LOL

      me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Fill the bathtub with popcorn,happy fucking days!

    • Great White Clam

      NOooooooooo……..!!!!!!!

    • richelieu jr

      Who knew Davey had the moves?

    • AintMizBahavin

      lets gooooooooooooo im borrowing this and the cats dance. gonna turn out our next party event with these dances watch what i tell ya!!!! lml

  • Great White Clam

    Davey’s going down.

    Kind of brings new meaning to YSCOHB, don’t it?

    • Guest

      Not technically Hollywood, but TX only produces two things: Steers and queers, and Davey doesn’t have any horns.

  • Candygram

    I just have to say something before I read any further. FUCK YEAH!!!! Kudos to Monique, Marty, Ray Jeffrey and Judge Waldrip… in any order or in no order at all. It’s SO good to see some sense and courage being shown in the court system regarding the $cilon jokers. They’ve bullied their way thru our systems and societies long enough. They’ve strutted around thumbing their nose at the substance of every social contract, hiding behind a crayon and scotch tape masquerade mask incorporating simultaneously their trademarks and status as a religion. Stick a fork in them. I think they’re close to done. Finally.

    • AintMizBahavin

      i totally concur with ur post

  • Jenstnick

    The sanctions for lying under oath…oh goody goody!

  • Cat Daddy
    • AintMizBahavin

      ooo… oooooooo… get it get it get it lets get it. im stealing this dance for my next show lol

  • EnthralledObserver

    It occurred to me reading some of the other comments that it isn’t even about ‘what’ evidence is handed over… CO$ has already admitted to carrying out the harassment anyway.. but it is really about WHERE the evidence will be found. RTC’s files? Makemerich’s office? Of course they are going to hide this… it really will just be a case of how well they can hide it all. I am expecting lots of lost documents/messages that they cannot possibly explain away… so all they can do is ‘lose’ them. My wish is that they miss at least one more smoking gun.

    • AintMizBahavin

      in that case then the ish should really hit the fan….. seeing as how they have already admitted to the harassment. to bad lyingtology has yet to learn their lesson… one thing my mother always told us. was ” you will meet someone who is bigger and badder then you one day ” and seems to me the militant midget has met his in Monique. and it so happens that her husband was the long arm of the short one. so he knows he is going to lose. and the lawyers working for him are going to end up losing their licenses in the end. i wonder if they think its worth it??????????????

  • DodoTheLaser

    16 lawyers is clearly not enough. IAS should sponsor at least 10 more.

    • EnthralledObserver

      They are going to need one lawyer per every piece of damning evidence… and that’s not even including anything CO$ is going to provide.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      20 actually, but who’s counting?

  • outraged

    what happens if all the evidence is destroyed?

    • Anonymous

      Then Waldrip can find them in contempt of court.

      • EnthralledObserver

        What are the repercussion of being found in contempt?

        • Anonymous

          Im not a lawyer, don’t know exactly, but its not good. People can go to jail over it.

          • outraged

            So once again someone else takes the fall?

            • Anonymous

              I don’t know.

            • Jgg2012

              He could sanction them, striking their defenses and making the plaintiff’s job easier.

            • EnthralledObserver

              As a defendant I would hope that Davey Makemerich will be found in contempt along with any/all of the other defendants, including the other CO$ corps.

            • joan nieman

              This has been an exciting night for me and I will have to read the rest tomorrow. Long day in the Bunker. Night All.

        • AintMizBahavin

          it means that the militant midget gets to spend time in a the corporations version of the hole… which im sure the itch who isnt tall enough to scratch will not like.. especially since lyingtology has been caught in many lies thus far and this suit is about getting the midget factor along with his phone books on the stand.. and from what ive read so far. waldrip would love nothing better.. so i suggest that the cos fits the midgetesiter with some stilts and get him to court

          • vistaril_LOL

            Will DiddyDave try and get lou-lou to take the fall ( LRH hid behind a woman after all). Could be your last chance to avoid the Hole lou-lou….Can you trust the little shitbag, that’s what you gotta ask yourself????

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Missionary Kid? Paging Missionary Kid!

            The Militant Midget
            The Itch Who Isn’t Tall Enough to Scratch
            The Midget Factor
            The Midgetesiter

    • outraged

      Despicable Me 2! That is a great name for His Highnessless. I hope never to ever meet him in my lifetime except thru the little screen.

    • eh_politico

      They are charged with contempt and obstruction.

  • DodoTheLaser

    COB should ask himself – What Would LRH Do?

    • EnthralledObserver

      In the same position LRonny ran and hid… does Davey really believe in the ‘LRonny tech’? lol

    • richelieu jr

      I actually think that’s exactly what he’s trying, only things have changed and the circumstances are different.

      LRH got two cases thrown out just by refusing to appear and disappearing… Clearly Scilons are trained to believ that was ‘tech’ and, as ever, DM is slavishly reproducing it…

    • vistaril_LOL

      That would be lulzy – take to the high seas in this rolling media age, with young girls in hotpants working for him?….even DM wouldn’t be that stupid. Sure that there are 4 or 5 despotic shitholes somewhere on earth would take him in…….

    • Sydjazz

      Lrh would oohh oh take the money and run.http://youtu.be/-WCFUGCOLLU

  • DodoTheLaser

    Fresh vid from Karen:

    “Scientology Inc policy “Attack the attacker” Warfare, War Chests, Battle plans”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIaZkCN5tu0&feature=youtu.be

    • Bella Legosi

      When I watched the first John Sweeney doco and he lost it with Tommy D……I never looked at that as John “losing” it. I had to deal with that sort of crap with the lady I worked for and we ended up having a screaming match too. When John screams, “You were not there!!” you notice he stops and asks Tommy “Do you understand me?” and then goes on to screaming again? Sometimes screaming is the last thing you resort to to just get a simple idea across. I have had to stand and listen to a barrage of “You’re a bigot! You are ignorant!” and each time I tried to respond I was cut off. What Rinder and Marty tells John is sooooo very true. They will agitate the fuck out of you and when you respond with explosive yelling they point and say, “SEE I TOLD YOU!” which doesn’t make the situation any better and only adds to the frustration and anger! It sucks! Thank god I got the hell out of there. I still feel regret about leaving the residents behind.

  • Krew13

    Only just catching up with this.

    Hell yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!

  • Krew13

    This can only make Slappy thinner and more gaunt and sickly looking than he already is. :-D

    • vistaril_LOL

      Don’t want him too ill…I hope to see him in an orange jump suit and leg irons one day…soon.

      and of course : FUCKKKK YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Toni m

      Then he will have to ask for more donations to buy new clothes and shoes. They are expensive since they are costume made while the poor slaves keep working for pennies /hour.

  • Cymboli

    MIscavige is so used to getting what he wants and when.. i wonder what his reaction will be when in fact he is forced to answer questions under deposition? At somepoint everyone has to know that Davy is going to pull a houdini magic trick and disappear

  • Sydjazz

    Oh boy oh boy. This has to be bad news for dm. Doing a monty burns exxceelllent here.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!

    Were the church to fully comply with this order (which is extremely unlikely) my guess is that a mid-size commercial truck…say one with a load capacity of 2 tons or more…will be necessary to delivery the records.

  • Toni m

    Little slappy iron man worm is TOAST.

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  • http://www.skippress.com/ Skip Press

    Wonder how many shredding machines Davey the Dwarf owns or rents? Sure would be nice to see him go to jail for destroying evidence and meet his cellmate Big Brucey.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Can’t find the architectural drawings atm that Tony posted last year, but on the first floor of the Super Power building there is supposed to be a giant room just for shredding. I would assume those big ass shredding machines would be employed.

  • FOTF2012

    This is the opportunity for Scientology to show it is the real deal. It’s flock of OT VIIIs are at cause over matter, energy, space, time, life, and thought — both objectively and subjectively. All those OT VIIIs have to do is “as-is” (cause to vanish by seeing the absolute truth of) the documents, “as-is” the whole dispute, and be at cause over the judge’s thoughts. The whole thing then goes away.

    Of course, if Scientology’s OT VIII squad cannot do those things due to them being imaginary abilities … that would be another story.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I’d hold my breath for it, but then I don’t have awesome, awesome OT powers, either.

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    And the Co$ only has 10 days to comply — by Jan 27! Hah.

  • And I’m Cute, Too

    All I’ve read so far is the title. That’s enough for me to do a little happy dance. :)

    Will read the article soon. More power to Mosey!

  • Mrs. V.

    This.Is.Awesome. If I had a hat on I’d be tipping it to the Judge.

  • NoName

    Here’s my shoop. I suck at shoops, but thought I should at least give it a try for this one.

  • texasexpat

    Preposting in the correct thread…This may have been discussed earlier, but I did not see it yesterday. Could Scientology just withdraw it’s anti-slapp motion and then not have to submit all these documents?