Scientology begins hitting back at Ryan Hamilton and his lawsuits - 2014-07-10
Ryan Hamilton gets some blowback! We have some legal updates, and they involve several different filings from attorneys for Scientology's drug rehab network, Narconon, as it begins to hit back at the 16 federal lawsuits filed by Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton.
Hamilton's strategy has been consistent and simple: His lawsuits allege that Narconon's business model is essentially deceptive in nature. Prospective patients and their families are told that they'll receive drug counseling delivered in a safe setting with medical professionals, and that Narconon's sauna-and-vitamins regimen is safe, effective (with 76 percent and higher success rates), and based on scientific purposes.
In fact, none of that is true. Patients are given Scientology training, not drug counseling, the facilities are staffed by recent "graduates," not medical personnel, and even one of Narconon's own experts admitted that there was no science behind the "detoxification" claims of the risky sauna program.