What's new

Filed 6/19/14: McClure v. Narconon (re Scientology rehab)


@IndieScieNews on Twitter
Tony Ortega: Ryan Hamilton files lawsuit 14 against Scientology’s drug rehab, and other updates

Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton keeps plowing away, and has filed yet another federal fraud lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon.

Once again, an unhappy former customer of Scientology’s Nevada rehab facility — Rainbow Canyon Retreat, also known as Narconon Fresh Start — is the plaintiff, in this case Ronald McClure and his son Jason, of Arizona.

Ronald called Narconon on May 19, 2013, and spoke to Dan Carmichael, who “made numerous material false representations” about the rehab center.

Ronald was told that his son would get drug counseling and would be treated by medical professionals. He was also told that the facility had a better than 76-percent success rate, and that Jason would go through a sauna program.

Ronald paid $33,000 up front to get Jason started, and when he got there, he realized that his father had been lied to. As we’ve seen in so many other lawsuits, patients at Narconon facilities receive Scientology training rather than drug counseling, there are no medical professionals on hand, and the sauna program is straight out of Scientology and has no scientific basis.

“Jason left Fresh Start early because he did not feel safe and the program bore no resemblance to what Plaintiffs had been promised. Jason left Fresh Start in worse condition than he entered.”

Here’s the complaint…

McClure v. Narconon: Complaint