NAFC names David Miscavige a witness in Scientology trial scheduled for October - 2016-06-07
We talked yesterday with David Keesling, the attorney who is representing the National Association of Forensic Counselors. In 2014 the NAFC filed a massive, complex, and highly technical lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, its leader David Miscavige, and 80 other defendants associated with Scientology's drug rehab network, Narconon.
The NAFC accused Scientology of misusing the NAFC's trademarks in a conspiracy aimed at making Narconon appear more legitimate than it actually is. NAFC president Karla Taylor initiated the lawsuit after she learned from former Narconon employees Lucas Catton and Eric Tenorio allegations that NAFC certifications for individual drug counselors were fraudulently obtained, and that Narconon's websites misleadingly made use of the NAFC's logo.
Some of the defendants in the original lawsuit, including Miscavige, have managed to get themselves dropped from the suit. But as we explained earlier, Keesling plans to make Miscavige a defendant again in a refiled version of the lawsuit in a new venue. (The original lawsuit was filed in Oklahoma, where Scientology's flagship rehab center, Narconon Arrowhead, is located. Keesling says Miscavige will be a defendant in a version of the lawsuit filed in Indiana, where the NAFC is located.)