David Miscavige Missing, Church of Scientology Leader David Miscavige Missing Amid Federal Human Trafficking Lawsuit

David Miscavige Missing, Church of Scientology Leader David Miscavige Missing Amid Federal Human Trafficking Lawsuit

The Revelation

In a startling turn of events, David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology, has been accused of actively evading service in a federal human trafficking lawsuit filed against him and the religious organization. Florida Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed ruled that Miscavige has been “hiding” and “actively concealing his whereabouts” to avoid being served in the case.

Elusive Search for Miscavige

The plaintiffs’ attorneys have made 27 attempts to serve Miscavige at multiple locations in both Florida and California. However, their efforts have been in vain as they have been unable to locate the Scientology head. The court documents reveal that despite claiming improper service, Miscavige has never provided the correct address to the plaintiffs or the court.

Proper Service Finally Achieved

After diligently attempting to locate and serve Miscavige for several months, the court has ruled that he has been properly served in the human trafficking lawsuit. He has been given 21 days to respond to the court order.

The Allegations

The trafficking lawsuit was filed by Valeska Paris and married couple Gawain and Laura Baxter. They allege that they were trafficked into Scientology as children and subjected to forced labor for years. The plaintiffs claim that they were coerced to join the Sea Org sector of the Church and forced to provide unpaid labor on the cruise ship “Freewinds.”

Harsh Treatment Allegations

The plaintiffs further assert that they were treated as possessions devoid of any rights and were routinely punished with humiliation, interrogation, and imprisonment. The lawsuit contends that these actions were solely to ensure their continued back-breaking free labor for the defendants.

Scientology’s Response

Attorneys representing David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology have not responded immediately to requests for comments. However, Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw has dismissed the ruling as “erroneous” and the allegations as “absurd, ridiculous, scurrilous, and blatantly false.”

Seeking Justice

The plaintiffs’ attorneys expressed their satisfaction with the court’s ruling and believe that it is based on compelling evidence of Miscavige’s attempts to evade service. They remain committed to fighting for justice for their clients in this crucial human rights matter.

As the legal battle unfolds, the Church of Scientology and its leader face significant scrutiny and public attention. Stay tuned for further updates on this evolving case.


Keywords: David Miscavige, Church of Scientology, federal human trafficking lawsuit, hiding, evading service, Florida Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed, plaintiffs, Valeska Paris, Gawain and Laura Baxter, Sea Org, “Freewinds,” allegations, Scientology response, human rights matter, legal battle.

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