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Filed 5/8/15: Savoie vs Narconon (re Scientology rehab)


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Filed 5/8/15: Savoie vs Narconon (re Scientology rehab).

Tony Ortega: Ryan Hamilton files his 28th fraud lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network


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This time, he’s representing Paul and Carla Savoie of Saskatoon, Canada, and they’re suing Narconon Fresh Start, the entity that runs the Rainbow Canyon Retreat. They’re also suing Narconon International, Narconon West US, and ABLE, all Scientology umbrella groups that oversee individual Narconon centers.

On January 8, 2015, the Savoies went looking for a facility for their son, and called an 800-number at a website. They talked to Narconon representatives who told them the usual spiel — that the Narconon program consisted of professional counseling with a high success rate.

The Savoies paid $33,000 and their son arrived at the Caliente facility on January 13.

The next day, though, Narconon called and said their son’s withdrawal was too severe, and they sent him to another facility in Huntington Beach, California.

At that point the Savoies were sent an “admission agreement” which explained that the Narconon program was written by L. Ron Hubbard. When the Savoies asked Narconon representatives about a connection between Narconon and Scientology, the reps denied that there was a connection.

The Savoies didn’t believe it, and went to Huntington Beach to pick up their son before his program had even begun.

The Savoies asked for their money back, but even after Narconon promised a partial refund, they received nothing.

In the complaint, Hamilton then describes the actual elements of the Narconon program that he’s put together over his many lawsuits. That Narconon is thoroughly controlled by Scientology and trains patients in Scientology, and delivers none of the things it promises.

Fresh Start is using the Narconon program to introduce Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology” to unwitting patients seeking drug rehabilitation. This is exactly as the Church of Scientology directed as part of its “Social Coordination Strategy.”

The Savoies are suing Narconon for unjust enrichment, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.

Here’s the complaint…

Savoie vs Narconon: Complaint

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