Scientology really reaching in latest attempt to keep Philly lawyers out of Masterson lawsuit - 2020-04-13
At this point a hearing is still scheduled for April 22 in Los Angeles Superior Court in the lawsuit filed by Danny Masterson's accusers against the actor and the Church of Scientology. Given the way the pandemic has wreaked havoc on court schedules, we have a feeling that this hearing stands a good chance of being delayed, but Scientology is taking no chances and filed a brief this week in anticipation of the event just in case.
At that hearing, when it does happen, the out-of-state attorneys behind this and two other big lawsuits against the church are hoping to be admitted formally to the case some eight months after the legal action was initially filed last August.
We told you earlier that Scientology had filed some pretty overheated objections to allowing the attorneys into the case, which is usually just a formality. At a hearing on March 11, Judge Steven Kleifield remarked at how unusual it was for there to be a fight over admitting attorneys "pro hac vice" as it's called, but out of an abundance of caution he asked the lawyers seeking permission to come back with some additional documentation to prove that they had not made use of the privilege too frequently in the last couple of years.