Valerie Haney's suit against Scientology back to square one after court setback - 2020-08-12
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge denied Valerie Haney's attempt at a do-over in her lawsuit against the Church of Scientology yesterday, leaving her back where she was in January with a couple of bad choices to make.
At issue yesterday was a motion for reconsideration she had filed after Burdge ruled in January that Valerie was bound by an agreement she signed before leaving her position in Scientology's Sea Org promising to take any future grievances to Scientology's own internal "religious arbitration" and not sue the church in court.
In her motion, Valerie had argued that she was actually fired and "declared" a "suppressive person" a week before she signed her exit agreement, nullifying it. And she said this was new evidence, which can be grounds for granting a motion for reconsideration.