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How Pete Griffiths sued a Scientologist and ended up being vilified by former friends

[Pete Griffiths]

On May 1, 2013, ex-Scientologist Pete Griffiths gave a talk about Scientology to some Dublin secondary school students (what we call high school in the U.S.). Griffiths was the guest of a teacher who had his own run-in with the church.

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Jared Fogle, former Subway huckster, turned to an indie Scientologist for failed ‘appeal’

[Jared Fogle and his jailhouse lawyer, Frank Pate]

We’ve seen numerous stories reporting that Jared Fogle, the disgraced former Subway restaurants pitchman, tried to pull a fast one with a bogus appeal written by a fellow inmate, a jailhouse lawyer, whose attempt to get Fogle’s conviction overturned on jurisdictional grounds didn’t fly with a U.S. […]

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Read the police report for the 17-year-old injured at Scientology’s ‘Flag’ building

[The atrium on the ground floor of the Flag Building — with the cafeteria one floor below.]

On October 19, Tracey McManus at the Tampa Bay Times revealed that a somewhat strange thing had happened at Scientology’s vaunted “Flag Building” — more colloquially known as the “Super Power Building,” which opened in 2013 after some […]

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The first Scientologist with ‘Super Power’ gets super spanked by bankruptcy judge

[Kathy and Matt Feshbach]

Forbes has a wonderful article about a bankruptcy ruling involving a wealthy pair of jackasses who got their heads handed to them recently by a fed-up judge.

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Raid in Hungary: Scientology’s Cold War tactics are colliding with 21st Century data privacy

[Police outside the Budapest org. Photo: Szabó Gábor]

Yesterday, when we saw news stories pop up briefly announcing that the Budapest Scientology “Ideal Org” was raided by police, we knew just who to turn to. Those stories said that some 50 police officers carried out the raid, but there were virtually no other details. So […]

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Scientology is hacked off that Luis Garcia and attorney will appear on ‘Leah Remini’

[The Garcias and their attorney, Ted Babbitt]

As we get closer to October 23, when Luis and Rocio Garcia are slated to start their experience as guinea pigs for Scientology’s never-before-attempted “internal arbitration” over their fraud claims, the Church of Scientology has responded to the Garcias’ latest motion for relief.

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Federal judge says he has the Scientologists for a justice panel, but Garcias say, ‘not so fast’

  The Garcia litigation is enough to give us whiplash. As Tampa federal Judge James Whittemore pushes hard to get the case submitted to arbitration, it’s now the Garcias’ turn to say, “hold on there, judge.”

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Garcia case update: Has Judge Whittemore managed to fill a Scientology arbitrating panel?

  There are new court filings in the Garcia fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, and two new dates to put on your calendar.

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The Rathbuns hire a lawyer, and Ray Jeffrey answers questions about his legal salvo

[San Antonio attorney Rich Reynolds]

We spoke to Ray Jeffrey yesterday about the petition he filed on July 5 along with Elliott Cappuccio and Marc Wiegand, asking the Bexar County District Court to order that their former clients, Mark “Marty” Rathbun and Monique Rathbun, sit for depositions and turn over financial records.

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RAY JEFFREY TO JUDGE: ORDER RATHBUNS TO TURN OVER FINANCIAL RECORDS AND TESTIFY

[Attorney Ray Jeffrey; Marty and Monique Rathbun]

One of our court watchers in Texas stumbled on a stunning document: On July 5, Monique Rathbun’s former attorneys filed a petition in a San Antonio court, asking for an order to compel their former clients, Monique and Mark “Marty” Rathbun, to submit to depositions and turn over […]

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