Daniel Montalvo Hits Scientology With Stunning Child Labor Lawsuits - 2011-03-05

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F11.png Daniel Montalvo Hits Scientology With Stunning Child Labor Lawsuits March 5, 2011, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

Today, Daniel turns 20 years old. Yesterday, he filed two stunning lawsuits against Scientology with the help of attorney S. Christopher "Kit" Winter.

Winter helped Montalvo avoid the grand reaching that tends to characterize lawsuits against Scientology, and instead kept his complaints laser-focused on damning charges about how children are used by the church in troubling ways.

Specifically, Montalvo's lawsuits paint a picture of a child who was essentially abandoned by his two Scientologist parents to the organization, was signed to a billion-year contract at only 6 years of age, and through his teens was forced to work up to 100 hours a week with only the barest schooling, and for wretched pay (about $35 a week).


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