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Scientology’s David Miscavige served again: This time in a sick case alleging child abuse

Scientology leader David Miscavige has now been served in the third of three highly visible lawsuits filed against him earlier this year, court records in Miami show.

A national legal team headed by Philadelphia-based attorneys Brian Kent and Marci Hamilton have filed lawsuits against Miscavige on behalf of Leah Remini’s assistant Valerie Haney in Los Angeles, on behalf of four women who allege that they were violently raped by Scientology actor Danny Masterson also in Los Angeles, and in the third lawsuit on behalf of a woman referred to as Jane Doe who alleges that she was sexually abused as a child at multiple Scientology or Scientology-affiliated facilities, and that her abuse was covered up in a conspiracy headed by Miscavige. That third lawsuit was filed in Miami-Dade County circuit court on Sept 18.

According to the court record, substitute service was used to serve Miscavige in the Miami Jane Doe lawsuit on October 29 at his 6331 Hollywood Boulevard address (the Hollywood Guaranty Building, where the church’s highest officials have offices on the 11th floor) and the document says that he has 20 days from that date to respond to the court in writing. Records show that the other four defendants have also been served: The Church of Scientology International, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (FSO), the Religious Technology Center, and the private school Clearwater Academy.


Here are some of the allegations in that third lawsuit…

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.


Of the counts in the lawsuit aimed specifically at Miscavige, he’s accused of racketeering, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and civil conspiracy.

So Miscavige has now been personally served in all three lawsuits, and we believe that the legal team has more lawsuits yet to file.

In the few responses the church has made so far to reporters asking about the legal actions, it has maintained that the lawsuit allegations are untrue and that it will defend itself vigorously.

Judge dread

Meanwhile, there was also some action in Valerie Haney’s lawsuit. Yesterday her legal team filed a challenge to peremptorily remove the judge in the case before it really even gets started.

Under California’s code of civil procedure, the Haney team can do this once without any reason at all, so they must have not liked something about Judge Teresa A. Beaudet, who had been assigned to the case.


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Source Code

“We understand God because of the Devil; we understand this, we understand that. These are double data. The basic unit of the universe is two, not one. And we suddenly announce, ‘Theta has as its potentiality the location of matter and energy in space and time, and can, as well, create space and time.’ Well, once we say that, and the same time we say it has no wavelength, it — boy, we’re really describing a beast here. This thing couldn’t possibly have any position in the real universe. And sure enough, it doesn’t.” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 14, 1956


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Aliens used 1/4 of earth animal DNA, and 3/4 theirs from another planetary race. This may explain the wild disparity between different pictures — different places….LRH collected data from Dianetics sessions for a couple of years before he wrote History of Man. A lot of this material was amazing just for the reason that the people had not communicated to each other and had the same incidents. Hubbard really thought he had all of these things correct. It turns out that some of these were in error because of people’s concept of science (their personal belief in ape-man-evolution and use of the faked Piltdown model). Hostile authors like Russell Miller and Jon Atack seized on this to make Hubbard look bad.”


Random Howdy

“Hubbard had it wrong from the very beginning. Man is an animal and nothing more. Detachment from the material world is one of the main reasons humanity is destroying the material world. Spiritualism is our get out of jail free card.”


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?



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[TWO years ago] Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: L. Ron Hubbard gets the Russell Miller treatment
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[FOUR years ago] Jeffrey Augustine: Just a friendly reminder — Scientology prices are outrageous
[FIVE years ago] Classic Scientology shenanigans as class action lawsuit is filed against legal opponent NAFC
[SIX years ago] Jefferson Hawkins Drops In To See What Condition Our Scientology Condition Is In
[SEVEN years ago] Lawrence Wright’s Book on Scientology — Going Clear — Hits Bookstores January 17
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s Sales Pitch: “Pure and Simple Blackmail”


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,628 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,757 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,261 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,781 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 801 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 692 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,999 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,867 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,641 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,415 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,761 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,327 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,246 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,414 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,995 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,256 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,295 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,007 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,533 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,059 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,622 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,762 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,082 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,938 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,057 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,412 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,715 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,821 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,223 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,095 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,678 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,173 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,427 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,536 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on November 14, 2019 at 07:00

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