We republish a story from Mike Rinder’s blog today to show our solidarity with, and support for, Chrissie Carnell-Bixler, abuse victim Valerie Haney, and all of the women who have ever been victimized and harmed by unconscionable arbitration agreements. We support the passage of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act.
Tony Ortega reported on this story today and focused on Gretchen Carlson, founder of the #MeToo movement, and her testimony before House Judiciary Committee on the Fair Act.
In her testimony, Gretchen Carlson specifically mentioned the criminal case against Scientologist and alleged serial rapist Danny Masterson. Shockingly, Masterson’s victims have been forced into arbitration by the Church of Scientology. The injustice of this is staggering and speaks to the fact that Scientology uses arbitration to protect the child molesters, serial rapists, financial criminals, wife beaters, and all of the other felons in its membership.
The Scientology Money Project has long worked to expose the four unconscionable contracts Scientology uses to strip its members of the civil and legal right. While Scientology claims to be about freedom, it is all about slavery, lies, and greed.
The sleazy Church of Scientology uses forced arbitration as both a sword and shield to cover up all manner of depraved conduct. This must end.
Gretchen Carlson’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee today:
Los Angeles Superior Court judges Richard Burdge and Steven Kleifield have been reduced to being stupid cowards enslaved to arbitration. Both Burdge and Kleifield threw away any concept of justice and ruled in favor of Scientology’s sleazy and dishonest farce it calls “arbitration.” These judges are afraid of making a just ruling. Why? Why the cowardice? The FAIR Act would bypass such useless cowards on the bench and give victims the right to take their abusers to court.
Marketwatch wrote of the FAIR Act:
The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act would ban agreements like mandatory arbitration, which takes away the rights of people to take legal action and participate in class-action lawsuits in case of employment, consumer, antitrust and civil rights disputes. It would allow employees to sue their employers in cases of wage theft, harassment or discrimination, or customers to sue companies over fraud, privacy violations, product liability and more.
These are submissions to the House Judiciary Committee from rape victim Chrissie Carnell-Bixler and abuse victim Valeria Haney.
As any readers of this blog know, the fight for justice for the victims of Danny Masterson has been long and painful. He finally confronts the criminal justice system, but the victims also filed civil suits before the criminal charges were finally brought. Scientology has managed to convince judge Steven Kleifield in this case (and Judge Burdge in the Valerie Haney case) that the victims are forbidden to have their day in court, but instead must undergo a scientology ritual, judged by scientology jurors, based on scientology “morals,” in a scientology “court,” to determine whether their claims against scientology have merit. It is a farce and mockery of the right to justice.
I have written on this blog about the insanity of this — most recently here: Scientology “Religious Arbitration” – Giving Kangaroo Courts a Bad Name
I hope the House Judiciary Committee takes note.
Here is a link to the members of this committee. Reach out to them if you can. These letters were incorporated into the record at the end of the hearing today a short time ago.
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