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Padgett Litigation Update 39

From: (A.B.U.S.E.)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Padgett Litigation UPDATE 39
Date: 16 Dec 2001 11:51:16 -0800
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In the criminal case # 00-CA-2693-MR, the Kentucky Court of Appeals
has yet to issue a ruling on the briefs filed last spring which caused
the felony conviction of Tom Padgett without trial by jury.     In
Case # 92-CI-00444, Scientologist Laura Vannoy Padgett's litigious
conduct towards her declared SP ex-husband continues.  Briefs were
filed by both parties this past October in visitation and child support
matters that have been "pending" since as far back as 1996.      In a
post final brief proceeding, Vannoy's lawyer filed a motion on October
24, 2001, for discovery of non-parties to the her litigation -
specifically, a Boston Based Fleet Bank acccount for A.B.U.S.E. set up
for the defense funding donations for Tom Padgett.  In defense,
Padgett's lawyers provided a letter from the Fleet Bank of
Massachusetts indicating that he is not a signatore of the account
supporting the arguement that if there are no boundries or limitations
in the disclosure and discoveryprocess for the Petitioner (Laura,)
then the Respondent (Tom,) should enjoy the same expanded discovery of
interested parties such as the Scientology Corporations, mal-practice
insurance coverage of the court appointed pyschologist that was
rendered fraudulent in the case through her licensing board
investigations, and even financial discovery of local Western Kentucky
officers of the Court who continue to refuse to recuse themselves for a
plethora of conflict of interest issues.  The rationale here is
bilateral discovery of who's operating in the background ON BOTH SIDES,
not just favoring the Scientologist.       Fleet Bank is also the same
financial institution that Scientogists want discovery of Mr. Robert
Minton, a non-party in the Lisa McPherson Civil Case in Florida. While
the actual banks are just coincidendal, the pattern of cultic behavior
continues to be established where Scientologists continue to believe
they are above the law in matters of discovery of their critics,
detractors,and ex-members who are declared enemies by using prejudiced
and tampered with judges in various jurisdictions to "bend" the rules
of standard routine discovery and disclosure to favor the cult.
 On December 4, 2001, the attorney for Tom Padgett filed a motion for
pentente lite visitation between he and his minor son for the upcoming
Holidays.  On September 10, 2001, the minor testified under oath that
he didn't want to be "disconnected" from his paternal family
members and wanted more time with his dad one-on-one in Massachusetts
away from Kentucky.       Also on September 10th, Laura Vannoy was
ordered by the Court to answer the question of whether or not she was
still a practicing member [of] Scientology & Dianetics - purportedly the
Modern Science of Mental Health.  The relevance of the pointed
question goes to rumors created by her lawyer in Court testifying on
her behalf that she has left the Church of Scientology sometime going
back to 1999, and joined a local Christian Church there in
Madisonville, KY.  Additionally, it has been discovered that the same
spin has been argued on the interent by anonymous posters on IRC
channels.  Vannoy's lawyer William Whitledge, objected on the grounds
that it violated his client's religious rights and freedoms.  His
objection was overuled and she was instructed by the Court
Commissioner to answer the question as a matter of behavior rather
that religious beliefs.  Her answer under oath was an emphatic "Yes."
However, she tesified she didn't want her children disconnected from
their father or that he was an SP. But went on state that her
children's father was unstable and unpredictable as grounds for the
continued visitation restrictions. When ask if she, the Petitioner,
had any expert or material witnesses in the behavioral or social
sciences, or family counselling role to introduce to back this
assertion of hers, the reply was negative.  Her lawyer though,
continues to interject that Mr. Padgett is a criminal (a felon) and a
deadbeat dad as grounds for visitation being continued to be
restricted - the same song and dance as OSA operative in Boston, Frank
Ofman.     On December 12, 2001, the Hopkins Circuit Court Commisioner
granted the Respondent's motion and the minor son's expressed wishes
for them to spend time together during the upcoming Christmas Holidays
in Massachusetts away from Kentucky.  Tom has expressed concerns that
she will attempt to sabotage that Order and risk being held in contempt
of court to continue to covertly apply "disconnection," a manditory
policy written By L. Ron Hubbard.            <end>A.B.U.S.E.(dedicated
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