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VALERIE HANEY PETITION DENIED: She’ll have to go through Scientology ‘arbitration’ to appeal

 Valerie Haney’s long-shot petition for a writ of mandate has been turned down by California’s 2nd Appellate District, and so now if she still wants to appeal the lower court ruling that derailed her lawsuit, she’ll actually have to go through with Scientology’s “religious arbitration” and then appeal the []


VALERIE HANEY SEEKS WRIT: Victims’ rights groups show support, Scientology cries bigotry

 In a court document, the Church of Scientology is accusing the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly known as Morality in Media, of “religious bigotry” because it is siding with Valerie Haney, Leah Remini’s assistant, in her lawsuit against the church and its leader, David Miscavige.

NCOSE and another victims’ rights group, the National Crime Victim []

Valerie Haney reacts to setback in lawsuit against Scientology: ‘I will continue to fight’

 Last week, we reported that Valerie Haney’s attempt at a do-over in her lawsuit against the Church of Scientology had failed, the latest setback in what appeared to be a major legal attack against the church and its leader, David Miscavige, when Valerie first filed it in June []

Scientology not only opposes Valerie Haney’s do-over, but wants $160,000 in sanctions

[Attorney Matthew Hinks wants sanctions against Valerie Haney]

On August 11, a hearing is scheduled at Los Angeles Superior Court for Valerie Haney’s request for a do-over in her kidnapping and libel lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. []

Valerie Haney asks judge to reconsider ruling, and has some excellent arguments

[Valerie Haney has asked Judge Burdge for a second look]

On January 30, Valerie Haney’s lawsuit against the Church of Scientology was stopped in its tracks when Judge Richard Burdge Jr of the Los Angeles Superior Court granted Scientology’s motion to force her to take her grievance to “religious []

What are Valerie Haney’s options after Scientology won its arbitration motion?

[Valerie Haney]

We’re still reeling after Thursday’s court hearing that dealt such a blow to Valerie Haney’s lawsuit. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr. granted the motions submitted by two of Scientology’s entities to compel the case into “religious arbitration,” and stayed the lawsuit []


[Valerie Haney]

[BREAKING:] Jeffrey Augustine reports that Judge Richard Burdge Jr. has ruled in favor of Scientology, granting its motion to force Valerie Haney into ‘religious arbitration.’ The lawsuit is on ice, and the judge asked them to come back to report in April 2021.

Reports from Jeffrey Augustine in the []

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 []

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. []

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 []