Ryan Hamilton files 19th lawsuit against Scientology's drug rehab network - 2014-08-15
At least two of the California cases have gone to arbitration (neutral, court-ordered arbitration, not Scientology's internal arbitration which is an issue in the lawsuits of the Garcias and Vance Woodward). But so far none of the numerous motions to dismiss that have been filed by Narconon has managed to derail any of Hamilton's lawsuits.
This new suit is the result of a very recent incident. On March 6, 2014, Sherri Brown was looking online for a rehab center for her daughter. She called a number at a referral agency which claimed to be independent. The person who answered, "Jake," said the Fresh Start program had a 76 percent success rate. Sherri was put in touch with Tonya Lawson at Fresh Start, and she was told the cost would be $33,000. When Sherri said he didn't have that kind of money, she was told Emily could get a "scholarship" for $23,000.