TEXAS SKIRMISH: Mike Bennitt is on the scene as Monique Rathbun's lawsuit is back in court - 2013-12-11

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F347.png TEXAS SKIRMISH: Mike Bennitt is on the scene as Monique Rathbun's lawsuit is back in court December 11, 2013, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We couldn't leave the Bunker today for the big hearing in New Braunfels, Texas, but our man Mike Bennitt is on the scene, and we expect to get numerous dispatches from him, as well as video.

On the docket today are two big issues in Monique Rathbun's harassment lawsuit against Scientology leader David Miscavige. Issue one: Miscavige wants out of the lawsuit, arguing that this Texas court has no jurisdiction over him. Issue two: Scientology has filed an anti-SLAPP motion, arguing that Monique Rathbun's action is a cynical one intended to stifle Scientology's free speech rights.

For both issues, Monique's attorneys have filed motions for continuances, hoping to delay both matters. Monique's attorney Ray Jeffrey will be making the argument this morning that these matters cannot be settled, and should be delayed, until Miscavige himself can be deposed under oath.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = TEXAS SKIRMISH: Mike Bennitt is on the scene as Monique Rathbun's lawsuit is back in court | url = https://tonyortega.org/2013/12/11/texas-skirmish-mike-bennitt-is-on-the-scene-as-monique-rathbuns-lawsuit-is-back-in-court/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = December 11, 2013 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}