Gary Richardson files five more lawsuits against Narconon Arrowhead

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by The Wrong Guy, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    On Facebook, Tony Ortega posted this:

    BREAKING: Scientology's drug rehab flagship facility in Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead, was hit with FIVE more lawsuits today, each of them alleging that Narconon is a fraud. We have the lawsuits on the blog right now.


    Scientology’s troubled flagship drug rehab facility in Oklahoma — Narconon Arrowhead — was hit with five additional lawsuits today, all filed by Gary Richardson, the attorney who is handling four other wrongful death and fraud suits against the center.

    Three deaths at the facility in nine months (the last in July 2012) has resulted in local and state investigations, the Oklahoma legislature is this week considering a new bill to tighten regulation of the facility, and earlier this month Narconon Arrowhead’s CEO, Gary Smith, had his drug counselor certification permanently revoked.

    And today, Gary Richardson filed five additional lawsuits against the facility, each of which is alleging that Narconon is a fraudulent business that advertises bogus success rates. Each of the suits names Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, and Scientology’s “good works” umbrella non-profit, the Association for Better Living and Education.

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  2. fishypants Moderator

    ^ dvvmx4B.png Winner

    Direct links to legal filings:

    Mary Cantu:

    Lisa Gray:

    Gina Nelsen:

    Sue Ann Newman:

    Vicki White:

    The claim in these lawsuits that Narconon is a front organisation controlled by and recruiting for Scientology is of particular interest. It would be really good to see that proven in court, and would make a difference to Narconon's fortunes worldwide. Although given that's the case, they'll probably settle.
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  3. The Wrong Guy Member

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  4. Clusterdux Member

    There appear to be a growing number of lawyers who become specialists at suing the cult.
    In time they will become better and better at it, for it has proven to be very lucrative.
    This is capitalism at it's finest.
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  5. wolfbane Member

    "Civil Conspiracy"

    What a lovely ring that has!

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  6. anon walker Moderator

    Well, let's see...
    According to Scientology's own corporate chart, Narconon is under the ABLE umbrella, along with Applied Scholastics, TWTH Foundation and others. ABLE reports to RTC. It ain't rocket scientology. Their own chart shows NN to be part of Scientology.

    If Narconon is found guilty, the plaintiffs can't sign a gag order. That would be concealing evidence and obstruction of justice!
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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

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  9. Anonymous Member

    Cross-posted to ESMB:!&amp;p=787618#post787618

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  10. patriot75 Member

    There are a lot of victims speaking out. I read through several of those rip off reports and all I can say is WOW!

    Thanks WG for quoting my post to this thread. :)
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  11. Anonymous Member

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  12. 2.............

    Thx Wrong Guy and Patriot for keeping us updated, it's long overdue, these increasing lawsuits may finally make them stop promoting absurd success rates that suck people in to this medically dangerous LRH 'Tech' that does not help in any way to treat drug addiction and is in reality a total scam that makes millions for Scientology and is used as a recruiting mechanism for the cult, it's 100% LRH quackery.
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  13. DeathHamster Member

    Up until now, Narconon (Scientology) has been able to deal with their problems one by one and make them vanish before the next one happened. Each family and lawyer has been starting from scratch against an experienced team of liars and lawyers.

    The game has changed assholes!
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  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's some more coverage:

    5 More Lawsuits Filed Against Narconon Arrowhead Rehab Facility

    By Tess Maune, News On 6


    In the suit filed by former student Sue Ann Newman and her sister, Dena Shobe, they claim Narconon offered them a no-interest loan to pay the $15,000 tuition. Two months after Newman was admitted to the facility, they allegedly told her that deal was never approved. Shobe then claims to have received credit cards in the mail, she claims were applied for in her name by Narconon, without her permission. The cards, with an interest rate of 23 percent, had $14,500 charged to them; the exact amount Narconon had billed her for her sister's treatment, the suit says.

    Lots more, and open comments:
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  15. Anonymous Member

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  17. Anonymous Member

    Scientology.......refusing to face reality since 1952..............

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  18. John Bitinas, spokesperson for Narconon Arrowhead issued the following statement in response to the lawsuits:
    "It is pretty clear that these lawsuits are financially motivated and have no foundation of truth contained in them. As in any lawsuit that is filed allegations are made which contain gossip and information that often times is not factual. It is in the courtroom where the truth will prevail. The Narconon organization has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction in the United States for 47 years and in Oklahoma for 23 years. Narconon's mission has always been to help people overcome addiction and prevent kids from becoming addicts through our drug education and prevention programs. We are confident that justice will be served in these matters and Narconon will continue to achieve its purpose."
  19. Anonymous Member

    Narconon the Scam St:25 Dx:18 Co:20 In:7 Wi:3 Ch:10 Unlawful

    A Wild Shifty Paradigm Appears! It hits you! Your Religious Cloak doesn't help. You lose your case! You lose your case! You lose your case!
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  20. BigBeard Member

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  21. Anonymous Member

    Interesting tid bit from the Ripoff report in rebuttal.
    I guess this is the shore story from CoS. Do you think they actually believe this shit?
    RFTTP responds
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  22. patriot75 Member

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  23. patriot75 Member

    from the Tulsa World
    read moar
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  24. grebe Member

    That is fucking hilarious.
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  25. patriot75 Member

    5 new suits filed against Narconon Arrowhead; plaintiffs claim breach of contract, fraud

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  26. fishypants Moderator

    It's the new "disgruntled apostates".
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  27. anonfly Member

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  28. patriot75 Member

    Great refresher article by Jeanne LeFlore.
    read moar
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  29. patriot75 Member

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  30. Random guy Member

    How many lawsuits are NN AH into now? I've lost track of which lawsuit is where.
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  31. patriot75 Member

    They have 10 active lawsuits.
    Landmeier vs NN AH (Has not been settled yet)
    Graves vs NN AH (Wrongful Death)
    Holten vs NN AH (Wrongful Death)
    Murphy vs NN AH (Wrongful Death)
    William Scott vs NN AH (Negligence)
    Sue Ann Newman and Dena Shobe vs NN AH (New)
    Mary Cantu vs NN AH (New)
    Lisa Gray vs NN AH (New)
    Gina Nelsen vs NN AH (New)
    Vicki White vs NN AH (New)
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  32. Random guy Member

    Man, they're up shit creek!
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    ^^^damnit....I have no idea why the gif's keep showing up fine when i link them, but when I post it I get a that^^^
  35. DeathHamster Member

    They are shit creek.

    Oh wait, that's Saint Hill...
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  38. jensting Member

    That must be why the criminal organisation known as the "church" of $cientoilogy keeps settling these cases out of court. Like with the Patrick Desmond lawsuit.
  39. DeathHamster Member

    I know! Try to think when the last time that a Narconon fought a court case to the bitter end...

    I'm waiting.
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  40. by the same token, anyone suing NarCONon should fight until the bitter end and no settle, as otherwise it gives the impression they were wrong and only did it for the cashola, right?
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