Man alleges sexual assault, unwanted pills at Narconon in Newport Beach - 2009-03-13
A Florida man is suing Narconon Southern California, saying a brief stint in its Newport Beach drug rehab house subjected him to sexual assault, unwanted medication and demeaning work..
Pablo Mendoza checked into the company's Balboa Peninsula triplex in September seeking help for cocaine addiction and found the oceanfront house to be "filthy" and filled with an "unbearable odor," according to the lawsuit filed against Narconon Southern California on March 6 in Miami-Dade County Court..
"He immediately wanted to leave and go back home to Miami, but the facility representatives refused his request to call his family to complain and request that he come back home," the lawsuit says. "He was prohibited from using the telephone.".