Scientologists Appeal to Texas Supreme Court - 2016-02-24

F350.png Scientologists Appeal to Texas Supreme Court February 24, 2016, Erik de la Garza, Courthouse News Service

The Church of Scientology asked the Texas Supreme Court to review a judge's rejection of its First Amendment argument in a lawsuit from a woman they filmed, surveilled and outside of whose home they protested for 199 days.

Monique Rathbun sued the Church of Scientology International, its leader David Miscavige, and four people she accused of harassing her, in 2013. Her husband, Marty Rathbun, was known as Scientology's number two executive behind Miscavige, before he walked away in 2004 after 27 years on the inside, according to court records.

Five years after he deserted the church, Marty Rathbun began denouncing Miscavige's "criminal mistreatment of Scientology clergy," his wife said in her original complaint.


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