CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGING FRAUD FILED AGAINST SCIENTOLOGY AND NARCONON - 2013-06-04
Attorney Jeff Harris (center) and his partners Stephen Lowry (left) and Darren Penn. Photo by Chris Dunn. This morning, attorney Jeff Harris filed a blockbuster class-action lawsuit that alleges fraud and civil racketeering endemic to Scientology's drug rehab program, Narconon.
With seven plaintiffs included and more to come, the lawsuit not only names Narconon Georgia and its umbrella non-profit corporations — Narconon International and the Association of Better Living and Education — but also the Religious Technology Center, the Church of Scientology's controlling entity.
This suit, more than others before it, aims to connect Scientology and Narconon in a relationship of deceit: "The Defendants direct staff members and salespeople to lie about, misrepresent, or otherwise conceal Narconon's connection to Scientology."