SCIENTOLOGY DENIED: CA Appeals Court Won't Help Church in Forced-Abortion Lawsuit - 2013-05-01
Things have really heated up in Laura DeCrescenzo's forced-abortion lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. As we reported earlier, the church has been ordered to turn over more than a hundred of DeCrescenzo's "pc folders" — which contain notes taken while she underwent intense interrogations at the hands of church officials, and which should yield thousands of pages of supporting evidence for her allegations of abuse in Scientology's "Sea Org." But with only days to go, the church is fighting mightily not to release that material.
If that petition is denied, Scientology may even petition the US Supreme Court. The church claims that it should not be forced to turn over what it says are confidential confessionals protected by clergy-penitent privilege — even though it's the penitent, DeCrescenzo, who wants access to the documents.