DENIED: Los Angeles judge rejects Scientology's latest delay tactic in forced-abortion case - 2018-06-09
Yesterday in Los Angeles, a state court judge denied the Church of Scientology's latest attempt to delay a lawsuit alleging forced abortion and other abuses in the Sea Organization that has already taken nine years to reach trial, which is scheduled for August.
Laura DeCrescenzo was only 12 years old when she joined Scientology's inner hardcore, signing a billion-year Sea Org contract and going to work more than 90 hours a week for almost no pay. When she turned 13, she was moved to the adult schedule — 112 hours a week. When she was 17, she alleges, she was coerced into having an abortion in order to keep working around the clock — which was church policy at the time.