As covered by Tony Ortega in his article of December 4, 2020, the Church of Scientology answered Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven J. Kleifield’s order to explain how Scientology’s binding religious arbitration relates to commerce. Scroll down to read the PDF.
As Ortega noted in his article:
Kleifield has asked Scientology’s attorneys to submit new filings answering these specific questions:
1. Do the contracts at issue evidence transactions involving commerce?
2. Do the controversies arise out of the contracts or transactions?
3. If the answer to issue #1 or 2 is “no”, may the arbitration agreements be enforced under the FAA? (FAA = The Federal Arbitration Act)
Ortega’s article and the comments made by the commenting community are well worth reading.
The Case caption:
CHRISSIE CARNELL BIXLER; CEDRIC BIXLER-ZAVALA; JANE DOE #1; MARIE BOBETTE RIALES; and JANE DOE #2, Plaintiffs,
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL; RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER; CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRITY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL; DAVID MISCAVIGE; DANIEL MASTERSON; and DOES 1-25, Defendants.
CASE NO. 19STCV29458
Assigned to Hon. Steven J. Kleifield
This civil case arises from the alleged serial rapes committed by Scientologist and actor Danny Masterson. The actor was arrested on three counts of forcible rape and is out on $3.3 million bail pending his criminal trial.
The defendants are being sued for stalking and harassing the defendants in an attempt to shudder them into silence and keep them from contacting the LAPD to file criminal complaints against Danny Masterson. The Church and its leader are alleged to have orchestrated this conduct. Scientology is notorious for this type of Fair Game and obstruction of justice.
The Church of Scientology is attempting to compel the plaintiffs, who were former Scientologists, into binding arbitration in an attempt to defeat the civil lawsuit. The Plaintiffs argue that Scientology’s version of arbitration is a complete sham. We agree and will shortly be addressing the matter of what, in our opinion, is a fraud on the court and perjury perpetrated by Scientology official Lynn R. Farny.
Leah Remini showed exceptional persistence and courage in getting the story of Masterson’s rape victims to the public.
In our view, Scientology’s answer to the court will become part of the rope with which the Cult hangs itself:Bixler-v-Scientology-Supplemental-Brief-on-Arbitration.Dec.2020.Answer
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