Scientology asks for emergency hearing Monday to force Valerie Haney into 'arbitration' - 2019-12-20

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F347.png Scientology asks for emergency hearing Monday to force Valerie Haney into 'arbitration' December 20, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

New court documents indicate that the Church of Scientology has asked for an emergency "ex parte" hearing on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court so that it can ask that Valerie Haney's lawsuit alleging kidnapping and slander be stayed so the church can force her to take her grievances to an internal Scientology arbitration panel instead.

The church also indicated that it will ask for additional time so that it can file an anti-SLAPP motion, which, as we pointed out in the case of Monique Rathbun's Texas lawsuit in 2013, is ironic that Scientology, known for its bullying tactics, would seek the protection of an anti-SLAPP motion which is intended to keep private citizens from being bullied by large corporations filing frivolous lawsuits in order to silence them.

Scientology's legal bullying is part of the reason anti-SLAPP laws were developed in the first place, so Scientology saying it's going to seek protection of an anti-SLAPP against the big bad bully Valerie Haney is exactly the kind of scorched-earth legal strategy Scientology is known for.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology asks for emergency hearing Monday to force Valerie Haney into 'arbitration' | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/12/20/scientology-asks-for-emergency-hearing-monday-to-force-valerie-haney-into-arbitration/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = December 20, 2019 | accessdate = December 21, 2019 }}