On April 2, 2009 a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California in Los Angeles.
In the suit attorney Barry Van Sickle represents Laura Ann DeCrescenzo against the Church of Scientology International and DOES 1-20. It is case number BC411018
An excellent write-up on the suit can be found as item 14 on the following blog:
A copy of the complaint itself can be found at:
http://www.scribd.com/full/13912796?acc ... cbbx9pkg8h
(NB: these links work on my IE directly but not on my AOL. I don’t know why).
Laura’s story can be found on WWP and elsewhere on the internet. IMHO it has already made many people cry and many others rage. This is a story of a little ten year old girl who became a young woman who was severely punished and abused on staff during those years, whose marriage was ruined and who was driven to the point of desperation by an uncaring cult who treated her no better than a slave. And while denying her her basic human rights outside the public’s view, that same disingenuous cult promotes its alleged support for human rights around the world so as to further develop its phony religious cloaking it uses to try to hide its abuses from public scrutiny.
This case includes many of the things covered in the Headleys’ cases and additionally covers other important matters.
See it focus on vital matters such as human trafficking, obstruction of justice by organized scientology, its illegal exit actions taken to intimidate and quiet people who want to leave staff and much more. It points out the vast difference between the benign staff-scientology that organized scientology wants the world to think exists and the real staff-scientology that exists to abuse children, destroy families, traffic in humanity and to deny the basic human rights that so many of us cherish.
Read the complaint. It doesn’t just point out abuse, it points out complete barbarism on the part of organized scientology and its treatment of employees.
It also states important arguments to help extend the time period where others can file for justice.
Again it is covered well in the above linked-to blog.
This is now a legal public record as will be much more that will follow with respect to this suit. I say use it in every way possible to help spread the truth and to thus help end these horrid abuses.
Again see the blog and the complaint for details.
And, expect more.
Many the reckoning to come help bring about a great justice to many.