Scientology Leader Dodges Sexual Assault Summons

Courthouse News reports:

David Miscavige, the second and current head of the Church of Scientology, is a hard man to find. Plaintiffs in two separate cases are trying to serve Miscavige with complaints and summons, but the religious leader has proved elusive.

On Thursday, a Superior Court judge agreed to a request by Miscavige’s lawyers to quash a summons — affirming in effect that he had not been properly served and that the plaintiff, who is suing a Scientology recruiter and the church itself as well as Miscavige for sexual assault, must keep trying.

Service dodging is a delaying tactic designed to cost the plaintiffs time and money. Neither the spokesperson nor the lawyer for the Church of Scientology returned an email requesting a comment.

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