Blog: It's Official: NXVIM Beats Scientology's Record for the Most Lawyers in a Single Bizarre Cult Legal Case - 2019-03-25
During the 2013 Rathbun v. Miscavige et. al. civil trial we traveled to New Braunfels, Texas to watch the pretrial proceedings. We saw Scientology's 22 lawyers in the courtroom. There were so many Scientology attorneys that twelve of them had to be seated in the jury box. The case ended suddenly and suspiciously and fueled online speculation of a secret Scientology payoff to the Rathbun's.
In the ongoing criminal trial of NXVIM defendants Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman, Allison Mack and others, the NXVIM legal defense team now has 29 lawyers. Scientology's record for the most lawyers in a single cult legal case has officially fallen to the equally sinister NXVIM cult.The lesson here is that while wealthy and bizarre cults can bring a staggeringly large legal team to trial, these cults can do absolutely nothing to shield themselves from the massive and irremediable reputational damage inflicted upon them by the vicious personal conduct of their narcissistic leaders such as David Miscavige and Keith Raniere. NXVIM's legal team includes criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos whom the Wall Street Journal today identified as a co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti's $20 million extortion attempt against Nike. Avenatti was today arrested and charged in New York City. Geragos has not been arrested nor is there any indication that he will be charged.