Leah Remini podcast: Attorney Ray Jeffrey on Marty Rathbun's betrayal - 2020-09-29
It was Ray who defended Debbie Cook when she was sued by Scientology in 2012 for merely writing an email about her dissatisfaction with Scientology and its leader David Miscavige. Scientology argued that Cook was looking at potentially millions in liability for violating the terms of draconian nondisclosure agreements she had signed. But after Ray put her on the stand for a single day of testimony in a preliminary hearing, her words were so damaging Scientology killed its own lawsuit and reportedly paid Debbie millions to go away and say no more.
It was one of the most stunning victories against Scientology ever, and Ray was just getting warmed up. We flew back down to Texas to spend time with him as he took on his next case, representing a couple of Scientology's master spies who had decided to sue the church after it stopped paying them. After we and the Tampa Bay Times guys spent a day talking to those private eyes, Scientology once again put up the white flag and paid a large sum to make the case go away.