Scientology Church Appeals AntiSLAPP Ruling in Leah Remini Civil Suit

Published By with Comments

Categorized as Uncategorized Tagged , , , , ,

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Attorneys for the Church of Scientology Friday filed a notice of appeal regarding a judge’s mixed ruling earlier this month on the church’s anti-SLAPP motion in Leah Remini’s lawsuit.

Friday’s filing comes 17 days after Judge Randolph M. Hammock ruled that portions of Remini’s case against the church will proceed for now, but eliminated enough other parts of it to prompt the issuance of a church statement proclaiming the ruling a “resounding victory” and stating that its lawyers will seek attorneys’ fees.

The 40-page court filing includes a copy of Hammock’s March 12 final order, but does not indicate where the church attorneys believe the ruling is incorrect.

The actress’ original suit was brought Aug. 2 in Los Angeles Superior Court and included allegations of civil harassment, stalking, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. Scientology Church leader David Miscavige is also a defendant in both the first suit and an updated complaint brought Aug. 29. On Tuesday, his attorneys filed court papers seeking to remove Hammock from the case.

Content retrieved from:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609.396.6684 | Feedback

Copyright © 2022 The Cult News Network - All Rights Reserved