We talk to Ray Jeffrey about today's brutally long day in a Texas court battling Scientology - 2014-01-08
Scientology attorneys watch other Scientology attorneys in the courtroom As we reported earlier today, local journalist Nick Rogers and photographer Mike Bennitt were in the Comal County courthouse in New Braunfels, Texas today to help us cover the latest hearing in Monique Rathbun's harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige.
Today, Scientology's attorneys presented their argument supporting an anti-SLAPP motion, which they hoped would convince Judge Dib Waldrip to throw the case out of court. That didn't happen. Instead, Waldrip has asked Monique's attorneys to submit a detailed request for evidence tomorrow, giving Scientology until noon Friday to respond to it. That afternoon, he will decide whether to dismiss the case or grant Monique more time to gather the evidence she's requesting.
We've now talked with Monique's attorney, Ray Jeffrey, and he's provided us more detail about today's brutally long day of argument and testimony in court.