Scientology sues Laura DeCrescenzo in latest plot to kill her 8-year forced-abortion claim - 2017-12-29
From the "you have to be kidding us" department, we have this last-minute 2017 news. A week ago, Scientology's attorneys Eric Lieberman and Bert Deixler filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Church of Scientology International in California.
The defendant? Laura DeCrescenzo.
Yes, the church has filed a federal lawsuit against the woman who has been suing Scientology for more than eight years in a forced-abortion and abuse case that we've been following closely, and which has managed to survive being dismissed once, brought back on appeal, vindicated through two motions for summary judgment, and delayed with appeals all the way to the US Supreme Court.
But now, in maybe the most cynical (and yet completely characteristic) Scientology legal filing we've seen in a long time, CSI's attorneys are telling a federal court that it should erase the last eight years of litigation that have occurred at the state-level Los Angeles Superior Court and toss out Laura's lawsuit entirely.