MONIQUE RATHBUN FILES SUIT AGAINST SCIENTOLOGY OVER HARASSMENT - 2013-08-21
Monique Rathbun has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Church of Scientology's controlling entities and its leader David Miscavige for years of harassment she alleges have caused her serious harm since her husband, Mark "Marty" Rathbun, went public in 2009 with information about his life as a top executive in the church.
On Friday, the Comal County, Texas district court granted Monique a temporary restraining order, calling on Scientology to stop following her and electronically surveilling her. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday whether to convert the restraining order into a temporary injunction, but Monique's attorney, Ray Jeffrey, tells us he thinks the matter will likely be delayed about two weeks.
After four years of intense harassment, Monique is battling back, Jeffrey tells us, and they expect this to be a brutal fight.