The leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige is claiming that a lawsuit filed by a former employee of his wife is nothing but harassment. In a rare public statement, through filed court papers, Miscavige answered the lawsuit filed on August 16.
The lawsuit was filed in Texas by Monique Rathbun who is claiming the church is a “notorious, multi-billion dollar cult.” She is the wife of former Scientologist Marty Rathbun.
According to the blog, “Underground Bunker” produced by Scientologist watcher Tony Ortega, the lawsuit is based on Monique’s belief that she has been harassed by the church since 2009 when her husband left Scientology under less than favorable circumstances.
Miscavige’s attorney claims that Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit “can only be viewed as rank harassment” and that the “plaintiff’s harassment of Mr. Miscavige, the head of a religion through the Texas courts is an attack on religious freedom as guaranteed by the Constitution of the State of Texas and the Constitution of the United States.”
David Miscavige claims that he has no affiliation with the great state of Texas and has only visited there once back in 2009. Therefore, he claims there is absolutely no reason for any lawsuit to be filed there against him.
Miscavige’s attorney insists that “litigants bent on extorting settlements should not be allowed to so easily and blithely compel the personal participation of ecclesiastical.”
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