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Game over? Scientology claims it’s already won arbitration motion against Valerie Haney

[RTC attorney Matthew Hinks and Valerie Haney]

More documents filed in Valerie Haney’s lawsuit included a surprise. Attorney Matthew Hinks, representing Scientology’s nominally controlling entity the Religious Technology Center, claims that Haney’s law team blew a deadline, and therefore the motion to compel her into religious arbitration should be granted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge []

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Scientology files anti-SLAPP, says stalking and smearing Valerie Haney is free speech

[Valerie Haney]

When Luis and Rocio Garcia sued in 2013, Scientology answered with a motion to force them into religious arbitration. When Monique Rathbun sued later the same year, Scientology answered with an anti-SLAPP motion. []

Where in the world is Scientology leader David Miscavige?

[Come and get me]

Last summer, a powerful national legal team filed three lawsuits against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige on behalf of seven people who say they were victimized by the church. One of them alleges she was held against her will for years at a secretive Scientology compound, five others []

Cedric Bixler-Zavala blames Scientology for poisoned dog he had to put down yesterday

[Cedric and Biscuit]

For the second time, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Chrissie Carnell Bixler are burying a dog whose death they blame on a Church of Scientology harassment []

VALERIE HANEY’S OPPOSITION TO ARBITRATION: A strong no to Scientology’s legal gambit

[Valerie Haney]

On January 30 there’s going to be a huge early showdown for the major lawsuits filed against the Church of Scientology last summer. On that date, Scientology is going to try to convince Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard J. Burdge Jr. that Valerie Haney’s lawsuit should be put on ice so she can []

David Miscavige in Miami sex abuse lawsuit: Catch me if you can, suckers

[David Miscavige]

The national legal team suing Scientology in three important lawsuits has asked a Miami court for more time — up to May 15, if necessary — because they still haven’t located David Miscavige to serve notice to the Scientology leader in a suit alleging a cover-up of child sexual abuse. The request was granted []

Lawsuit filed in death of man shot by police at Scientology’s Inglewood ‘Ideal Org’

[Brian Statler]

On March 27, Inglewood police officers shot and killed a mixed-race man named Brian Statler they claimed “opened fire” on them while wielding a sword at Scientology’s Inglewood “Ideal Org” in Southern California. []

Woman named in Danny Masterson lawsuit denies she’s smearing his victims for Scientology

[Danny Masterson in a 2013 interview]

Last week we detailed how the Church of Scientology was responding to a lawsuit filed by four women who say they were violently raped by Danny Masterson and who accuse the Scientologist actor, the church, and church leader David Miscavige of orchestrating a campaign of slander and stalking against them []

MASTERSON: Scientology wants Bobette Riales dismissed, others forced into arbitration

[Bobette Riales and the Hollywood Celebrity Centre]

Back on December 13, we broke the news that Scientology was planning to force some of the former Scientologists suing Danny Masterson into “religious arbitration” as a way of killing their lawsuit. []

Wyoming employer settles to prevent trial on forcing worker into Scientology

[Attorney Steven L. Murray]

Back in December 2018, we posted a federal complaint filed by a woman in Wyoming named Julie L. Rohrbacher, who was suing her former employer, Teton Therapy, for trying to force her into Scientology []