MONIQUE RATHBUN FIRES HER ENTIRE LEGAL TEAM, REPORTEDLY SEEKS SETTLEMENT - 2016-02-01
Shocking news today out of Texas. Monique Rathbun's legal team filed a notice with the Texas Supreme Court Friday withdrawing from Monique's harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology after they were fired by Monique "without cause."
The document that showed up this morning in the court's docket says very little, but we are hearing that news of this decision was delivered to the lawyers by Monique's husband, Mark "Marty" Rathbun, who was once a high-ranking official in the Church of Scientology.
Marty left Scientology in 2004, then resurfaced in 2009 with a blog critical of church leader David Miscavige. He and his wife allege that a years-long effort to harass them began at that point, with teams of private investigators and other operatives sent to their Texas home to make their lives "a living hell." Monique Rathbun was never a member of the church, and in 2013 she filed a harassment lawsuit against Miscavige, the church, and some of the operatives who had surveilled and harassed her.