DOX: Monique Rathbun's response to bid by Scientology to stop the Miscavige deposition - 2014-03-18
Leslie Hyman, rock star
On Friday, we broke the big news that Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip had denied Scientology's convoluted 'anti-SLAPP' motion which had upended Monique Rathbun's harassment lawsuit against the church over the past few months.
What we failed to point out, however, is how central to Waldrip's 25-page order was an argument that had been forwarded by Monique's attorney Leslie Hyman. It was Hyman who argued to Waldrip that Scientology couldn't both want protection as a business (in a trademark dispute) and as a religion (in a free speech fight).