Scientology looking to force Danny Masterson's accusers into 'religious arbitration' today - 2020-11-06
It's another big day in court for Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology as the church's attorneys try to derail yet another lawsuit with "religious arbitration."
If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield follows form, his ruling today is likely to be voluminous, detailed, and not immediately obvious. At least that was the situation the last time we got a ruling from him, when he denied Danny Masterson's "demurrer" (in part, at least) at a hearing on October 6.
This time, it's the Church of Scientology that is taking a swing at this lawsuit, hoping to put it on ice the way it has a couple of other recent lawsuits, by forcing the plaintiffs into its internal brand of arbitration that bears little resemblance to the independent arbitration most people think of when they hear the term.