Media Reports update:
Village Voice: Scientology, Deposed? Debbie Cook Goes on the Offensiveviewtopic.php?p=438714#p438714
Tony Ortega, Village Voice, 6th March 2012 wrote:
Among the questions Cook wants to be addressed in a deposition, and in only a few days...
-- "The Security arrangements at Hacienda Gardens in 2007,"
the apartment complex where Cook says she and her husband were held against their will, forced to take part in constant "confessions," and felt they had to sign anything to be allowed to leave.
-- "The Defendants' financial compensation and vacation during their employment with the Plaintiff,"
a question that should elicit some detail about how Sea Org members toil for up to 100 hours and for about 50 dollars a week, with almost no days off, ever.
-- "The relationship between the Plaintiff and David Miscavige from 2006 to the present,"
and now we're really getting somewhere. As we've written earlier, Scientology's attorneys have so far tried to convince the Texas district court that the church's ultimate leader, Miscavige, is not a party to this suit. But Cook is making this lawsuit more and more about her treatment at the hands of the "Chairman of the Board," particularly during her 7-week alleged imprisonment in "the Hole," a notorious office-prison at Scientology's California international base.
-- "The relationship between the Plaintiff and Marty Rathbun from 1990 to the present"...
"The relationship between the Plaintiff and Mike Rinder from 1990 to the present." Now we get into nightmare territory for the church. Not only is Cook indicating that she wants to bring into this case details about the defections of two of Scientology's most formerly high-ranking officials and currently two of its most effective critics, but the filing puts the church on notice that she plans to have Rathbun and Rinder present at the taking of the deposition.