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Here’s the Kent team’s 3rd lawsuit against Scientology and David Miscavige — dive in!

[Attorney Brian Kent and Scientology leader David Miscavige]

As Tracey McManus at the Tampa Bay Times just reported, a third lawsuit from the Brian Kent-Marci Hamilton team has been filed against the Church of Scientology and David Miscavige.

The first two were filed in Los Angeles, but this one was filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, and we have the complaint for you to go over. We just got the document ourselves, so help us find the best bits of it.

Here’s what Tracey said about it:

A 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy. On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic also based on Hubbard’s Fair Game policy aimed to destroy those labeled as enemies.

And here’s the document itself. We know who the person is being referred to as “Jane Doe” in it, and in fact we’ve written about her here before. But because the lawsuit alleges sexual assault, we won’t be referring to her real name.



Jane Doe 3 Lawsuit against … by Tony Ortega on Scribd

Some excerpts…

60. This abuse included, but was not limited to:
a. Multiple instances when the employee forced Jane Doe and other young girls to perform sexual acts on each other;
b. Multiple instances when the employee masturbated in the presence of Jane Doe and ejaculated on Jane Doe; and
c. At least once instance when the employee forced his penis into Jane Doe’s mouth.
61. Jane Doe reported this abuse to other employees of Clearwater Academy on multiple occasions and no action was taken to remove the employee from the school.

64. After this time, when Jane Doe was only eleven years old, she was sent by Scientology to live in Caracas, Venezuela, without her parents.
65. During this time, when Jane Doe was twelve years old, Jane Doe was violently sexually assaulted on the premises of the Caracas Org by the adult son of wealthy, high-ranking scientologists.
66. Jane Doe immediately reported this incident to her auditor. Jane Doe’s auditor got extremely angry at Jane Doe, instead of her attacker, and subjected her to punishment as a result of the report.
67. Specifically, the Institutional Defendants “sentenced” Jane Doe to three months of hard, physical labor. Other members were ordered not to speak to Jane Doe during this time. The Institutional Defendants issued a “non-enturbulation” order against Jane Doe, which is a form of punishment warning Jane Doe that she was at risk of losing good standing with Scientology because of her actions of “bringing-in” (or causing through her own actions) the sexual assault.

72. Eventually, in 2018, Jane Doe escaped from Scientology. After that time, the Institutional Defendants have launched a fair-gaming campaign against Jane Doe. The Institutional Defendants’ fair game attacks include, but are not limited to, tampering with Jane Doe’s vehicle, including cutting her brake lines; vandalizing her property; following her; surveilling her; and conducting hundreds of spam/crank phone calls to Jane Doe’s phone.

UPDATE: We just wanted to add a note that might seem obvious to most of our readers but might require saying for people just coming to this material. (And it was something New York magazine got wrong about the last lawsuit, and never corrected even though we made multiple attempts to point out their error.) Here it is: The “Jane Doe” in the first lawsuit (actually Valerie Haney), Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 in the Danny Masterson lawsuit, and the Jane Doe in this new lawsuit are FOUR DIFFERENT WOMEN. (We know this because we know all four of them.) The legal team might have taken some trouble to make that more obvious, but they probably assumed that no one would assume otherwise.


Source Code

“I remember one space academy, I think the curriculum was two thousand years. I was a student there.” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 19, 1961


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I charge $620 for a Life/auditing repair. That would include repairing TRs.”


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Jenna Elfman, Giovanni Ribisi, and Greta Van Susteren]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Scientology’s minion lawyer stretches his ‘theta arm’ to touch the future!
[TWO years ago] Tonight, Paul Haggis calls out Scientology’s celebs: ‘Damn them for being purposely blind’
[THREE years ago] Talking highlights of ‘Fair Game’ with its author, Aussie journalist Steve Cannane
[FOUR years ago] THE GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE: How to see the videos that lay Scientology bare
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s tent party in England: The 9-minute trailer!
[SIX years ago] Scenes from Scientology’s Armageddon
[EIGHT years ago] The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 6: Anonymous


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,572 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,701 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,205 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,725 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 745 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 636 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,943 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,811 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,585 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,359 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,705 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,271 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,190 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,358 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,939 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,200 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,239 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,951 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,477 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,003 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,566 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,706 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,026 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,882 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,001 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,356 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,659 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,765 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,167 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,039 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,622 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,117 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,371 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,480 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 19, 2019 at 13:30

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