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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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More trouble for Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon — this time in Florida

Suncoast’s future location, a former church

Joe Childs at the Tampa Bay Times last night reported that there’s trouble potentially brewing for the Scientology drug rehab facility in Hernando County, Florida.

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, part of Scientology’s Narconon network, has been in the news recently for a dispute with the county over its expansion plans. [...]

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Scientology skates (so far) as OK grand jury says “keep investigating” Narconon Arrowhead

Stacy Dawn Murphy

In June, we told you that we had learned the Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury was investigating evidence of insurance fraud at Scientology’s flagship drug rehab center, Narconon Arrowhead.

The Multicounty Grand Jury was empaneled in January 2013 and just finished its work, submitting a final report yesterday. It listed numerous murders and [...]

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Scientology ethics: Raising money from Ferguson and swiping J.K. Rowling’s image

Scientologists call themselves “the most ethical people on the planet” because, well, founder L. Ron Hubbard told them to say that, and Ron had a great talent for saying things that were the complete opposite of what they meant.

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Narconon’s cancer spreads: New lawsuits and a court order for Scientology’s rehab network

Narconon Arrowhead

Yesterday, we brought you news of an explosive new lawsuit which alleges that Oklahoma state mental health officials covered up wrongdoing at Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility in Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead. That news came out against the backdrop that a grand jury is considering claims of insurance fraud at the facility, leaked documents [...]

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Kim Poff

An explosive lawsuit has been filed by a former Oklahoma state inspector general who says she was fired because, in part, she found evidence of illegal wrongdoing at Scientology’s drug rehab that her bosses then told her to hide.

Kimberly Poff was Inspector General at Oklahoma’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse [...]

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The axiomatic L. Ron Hubbard, and legal counterclaims from Scientology in Oklahoma!

Our video source came through again, bringing us a short film you normally have to be in a Scientology “org” to view. This one is a treat, because we get to hear L. Ron Hubbard in 1954 telling us to learn and understand Scientology’s “Axioms.”

The short “quote video” is meant to help sell a [...]

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Ryan Hamilton files his 18th lawsuit against Scientology’s embattled drug rehab network

We’re still feeling stunned by yesterday’s decision by a Texas appeals court that got Scientology leader David Miscavige out of being deposed in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit against the church. Austin appellate Justice Scott Field seemed a lot more interested in protecting corporate CEOs from having to answer questions in court than he was in the [...]

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Lawsuit number 17 filed by Las Vegas attorney against Scientology’s rehab network

We just got our hands on a legal complaint that was filed back on June 30. It’s yet another fraud lawsuit filed by Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon.

In this case, Hamilton represents a California family that searched the Internet in January for a rehab center. Barbara Knoflick wanted [...]

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Scientology begins hitting back at Ryan Hamilton and his lawsuits

Ryan Hamilton gets some blowback!

We have some legal updates, and they involve several different filings from attorneys for Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, as it begins to hit back at the 16 federal lawsuits filed by Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton.

Hamilton’s strategy has been consistent and simple: His lawsuits allege that Narconon’s business [...]

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Ryan Hamilton files lawsuit 16 against Scientology’s drug rehab network

He’s like a machine. Since late January, Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton has filed sixteen federal fraud lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab network. The latest was filed this weekend, and we have the details.

In February of this year, Jerry Courson went looking for a suitable rehab program for his wife, Christy, and found himself [...]

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