Scientology's answer to Garcias' appeal sets a new record in cynicism and legal depravity - 2019-07-03
Every single person who ever worked in the inner circle of Scientology's highest elevations — the former Sea Organization executives who ran the worldwide movement from one of several secretive locations — every single one of those people will tell you that despite Scientology's alphabet soup of many entities, it is all ruled by a micro-managing David Miscavige, who assumes his power as maximum leader through his position as captain of the Sea Org.
But as soon as Scientology is in trouble, particularly in court, one of its favorite strategies is to pretend that its many individual companies and initiatives are all unconnected and independent, and gosh, it's just a sort of weird coincidence that they all have "Scientology" in the name, or that they're all run by Sea Org members who have signed billion-year contracts, promising to dedicate their lives to the arcane ideas of founder L. Ron Hubbard.
We are reminded of this cynical, dishonest strategy as we looked through a new appeal brief filed by two companies that have the audacity to tell a federal appeals court that they have "no parent company or subsidiaries." Those two entities are…