Scientology Turns Over Documents, Laura DeCrescenzo Begins Process to Review Them - 2013-07-02
After failing with multiple appeals to the California and U.S. Supreme Courts to prevent it, today the Church of Scientology complied with a lower court order and turned over 18,000 pages of documents to former church employee Laura DeCrescenzo.
She will now begin a process of reviewing the electronic files to see if they're complete. The church, meanwhile, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the court order, but that may take many months and odds are against the court even considering it.
DeCrescenzo first filed suit against Scientology in 2009 after working as a member of its "Sea Org" for twelve years. She's alleging that she suffered a number of abuses during that time, including a forced abortion when she was only 17. She has now been handed a huge trove of documents from her confessional "pc files" which may help bolster her case.