Scientology moves to dismiss the 'Jane Doe' lawsuit in Miami, and we have the docs - 2019-11-29
We've told you how Scientology has reacted to the first two of three big lawsuits filed against it this year, and now we have some new documents showing how they're reacting to the third.
The first lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by a powerful national legal team, was on behalf of Valerie Haney, Leah Remini's assistant and the former personal steward to David Miscavige at Scientology's secretive Gold Base. Miscavige and the other Scientology entities named as defendants are challenging the service of this lawsuit, calling it "fraudulent," and all but Miscavige are asking not only to quash the service but also to award them sanctions.
That's also the approach the church has taken in the second lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles on behalf of four women who allege they were violently raped by Scientologist actor Danny Masterson. They're suing Miscavige and the church over allegations that they were harassed once they came forward to law enforcement in 2016, and they are joined in those allegations by plaintiff Chrissie Carnell Bixler's husband, rocker Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Miscavige and the Scientology entities are trying to quash the service of the lawsuit, and have asked for sanctions.