RIFFER MADNESS: Scientology leader David Miscavige goes smeary in new court filing - 2014-11-06
Jeffrey Riffer Scientology leader David Miscavige has filed a motion to get himself dismissed from the massive lawsuit filed by the National Association of Forensic Counselors against Scientology and its drug rehab network, Narconon. But unlike the many other similar motions filed in the case, this is far from a routine legal document, and it includes a short declaration by the reclusive church leader himself.
We told you recently about the NAFC's interesting adventures trying to serve Miscavige, who was one of 82 defendants named in the lawsuit along with many people who work at Narconon centers and related entities. The NAFC's lawsuit alleges that Miscavige and the other defendants were involved in a years-long conspiracy to misuse the logos and trademarks of the NAFC in order to make the Narconon centers seem more legitimate than they really are — and all in an attempt to sucker new people ultimately into Scientology itself.
As we expected, Miscavige is responding to the lawsuit by saying that he has nothing to do with the state of Oklahoma, where the lawsuit was filed. But for the first time, we see in a filing from Scientology or Narconon's attorneys a somewhat vicious and smeary attack on the NAFC and its president, Karla Taylor. And it comes courtesy of one of Scientology's most colorful litigators — Jeffrey K. Riffer.