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Leah Remini Aims Another Dart at the Church of Scientology

ShutterstockLeahReminiLeah Remini‘s LAPD missing-person report may have been quickly dissipated. But the former Scientologist and current Dancing with the Stars contestant still has a lot of fight left in her.

Per some eagle-eyed monitoring of the Comal County, Texas District Court docket by blogger Tony Ortega, Remini has agreed to provide a deposition later this month in connection with a harassment lawsuit brought against the Church and leader David Miscavige by Monique Rathbun. The deposition is scheduled to be taken October 15 in Los Angeles. From Ortega’s post:

While watching the docket in Monique’s lawsuit, we noticed today a reference to a transaction fee for a subpoena that listed Remini’s name. We then called [her attorney Ray] Jeffrey, who confirmed that he had talked to the actress and that she had agreed to give the deposition — which is happening one day after Jeffrey is scheduled to depose former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis in Austin.

The Church of Scientology International has moved to quash Davis’s deposition, but Jeffrey says he is asking for a court appearance to have it reinstated. He says the church was notified last night that Remini has agreed to testify in the lawsuit.

Each time Remini makes a move like this, it’s not so much the results of the move that matter but the guaranteed attention she draws to her general cause. This afternoon’s development will lead to a new round of MSM coverage and expose a wider audience to the specifics of the court case.

Read Ortega’s full report here and his earlier item about the August 16 filing of the court case here.

Update (October 22):
Remini’s deposition was delayed by agreement. No new date has yet been set.

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