Scientology's Atlanta Drug Rehab Buys Its Way Out of Courtroom Nightmare - 2013-02-08
Justice for Patrick Desmond? We just got the word tonight that at the last minute, Scientology's Atlanta drug rehab center threw in the towel and no doubt threw a sizable pile of money at the Desmond family, ending a lawsuit that was scheduled to go to trial on Monday.
Over the past year, the sheer number of damning documents coming out of the case — and harsh findings by Judge Stacey Hydrick — suggested that Scientology was heading for a nightmarish reckoning over its Atlanta-area rehab center, Narconon Georgia.
Until the last minute, however, Narconon's attorneys gave every indication that they were prepared to go to trial and prove that Patrick Desmond's 2008 heroin overdose death was his own fault, not the rehab facility's.