New amended complaint packs a wallop in Miami Scientology child sex assault lawsuit - 2020-04-17
Just days before a major showdown hearing was scheduled for April 20 (and was likely to be put back for the pandemic), "Jane Doe" has filed a new amended complaint in her lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige that will upend scheduling in the case.
The new complaint admits that some seven months after the lawsuit was initially filed, Jane Doe's attorneys have still not been able to locate Miscavige to serve him, saying that he has "concealed his whereabouts and evaded service." But because Miscavige operates in Florida through his various Scientology enterprises, he can be sued there with the Florida secretary of state becoming his agent for service, they claim.
The new complaint then spends a lot more time than before compiling evidence that Miscavige operates Scientology in Florida in major ways, which is an answer to what has been Scientology's biggest complaint about this lawsuit: That it was filed in the wrong place.