Monique Rathbun tries to slap down Scientology's 'anti-SLAPP' motion in court today - 2014-02-03
We're expecting another eventful day in New Braunfels, Texas, where Monique Rathbun's lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige is back in the Comal County courthouse for another hearing this morning.
On January 8, Scientology's attorneys presented their arguments supporting an 'anti-SLAPP' motion against Monique's lawsuit, accusing her of filing a harassing suit that infringes on the church's free speech rights. After the church turned over new evidence last week, Monique is scheduled today to present her argument against the motion.
But as we indicated last week, we expect Monique's attorney, Ray Jeffrey, to object to the way the church turned over that evidence, which the church designated as "attorney's eyes only." Jeffrey complained that it prevents him from sharing the evidence — a huge number of videos — with his own client. He's going to start out the day asking Judge Waldrip to take that designation off the evidence and then give him more time to share the videos with Monique and her husband Mark 'Marty' Rathbun so they can properly prepare to argue the motion.