Leah Remini: No such thing as Scientology 'arbitration' - judges are being duped - 2020-10-23
"I wish people would stop using the word 'arbitration.' There is no arbitration in Scientology. There is no such thing at all."
Leah Remini had some choice words last night about the judges who have accepted the Church of Scientology's litigation strategy of shutting down lawsuits by forcing ex-members into "religious arbitration."
It's happened twice in recent cases and on Monday, a crucial court hearing will once again have a judge deciding whether to accept Scientology's argument and force ex-members into the church's internal star chamber. Scientology has asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield to rule that four of the five people suing Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology should be forced to submit to Scientology's internal arbitration procedures and shut down the lawsuit. The plaintiffs are alleging that they were harassed by Masterson and Scientology after they came forward in 2016 to the LAPD with reports that Masterson had raped them in incidents between 2001 and 2004. Masterson, meanwhile, has been charged in a separate criminal case with raping three of the women who are suing him.