Blog: 37 ...defending the Celebrity Centre - 2009-10-26

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F0.png 37 ...defending the Celebrity Centre October 26, 2009, Jonny Jacobsen, Infinite Complacency

June 17: The Celebrity Centre should not be convicted on the basis of prejudice and preconceptions against Scientology, lawyer Patrick Maisonneuve argued, as the trial drew to a close.

When Maître Patrick Maisonneuve rose to speak for the Paris Celebrity Centre (Association spirituelle de l'Eglise de Scientologie, ASES), there was a certain expectation in the court.

Maître Maisonneuve is what they call a tenor du barreau in France: a star performer in court - and he has never been afraid of defending controversial clients in high-profile cases.