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Padgett Litigation Update 40 & 41

From: (A.B.U.S.E.)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Padgett Litigation UPDATE 40
Date: 3 Feb 2002 10:06:11 -0800
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Disturbing News!!!

     An order was entered into the Hopkins Circuit
Court in Kentucky on January 23, 2002, requiring the Respondent,
Thomas Padgett of Massachusetts, to produce
documentation and information of non-parties and 3rd parties to Laura
Padgett's nine and half (9 1/2) year civil litigation against her ex,
a declared enemy of Scientology
by church officials.  Said Order was titled "Request for
Additional Information."  

     In very liberal language, this court document states that both
parties must answer questions and produce supporting documentation,
however it used more specific directions in the requests of
information from Tom Padgett of parties not name in the litigation,
best defined as
"interested" parties. It requests names and cancelled checks from
doners, supporters, trusts, and contributors.

     Tom's lawyer will file exceptions to the Order on the
following grounds:
a. This is blatant abusive discovery
b. This is unfair and one-sided - unilateral rather than normal
routine bilateral disclosure
c. It causes further delays in a final ruling
d. It breaches the confidentiality of certain interested persons who
wish to remain anonymous both by law and fears
of being put on a hit-list by Scientology operatives
e. It potentially will set Tom up for contempt of Court
rulings if non-parties and 3rd parties do not comply,
which re-enters the territory of more sanctioned legal harassment, a
Hubbard sect directive and aberrative social behavior confirmed
earlier in the case by expert witness
Dr. Stephen Kent.

(425) 795-8518

From: (A.B.U.S.E.)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Padgett Litigation UPDATE 41
Date: 3 Feb 2002 11:21:54 -0800
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Good News!!!

     On January 28, 2002, a Report and Recommendation
was entered into the Court records in Kentucky by
the Domestic Relations Commissioner permanently
unrestricting visitation (and contact) between Tom and Laura Padgett's
minor son and his father.

     A summary of the ten (10) page report noted that
Scientologist Laura Padgett and her lawyer failed to prove
that Tom, (a declared PTS and SP by church officials,) is in any way
harmful to his son, thereby making Laura's
claims of him being "unpredictable and unstable" as unfounded and
erroneous.  Commissioner Susan McClure
supported her decision with the testimony from the minor
son Beau who begged the Court for a normal relationship with his dad,
and the testimony of expert and material witness Rev. Robert T.
Pardon, Director of the New England Institute of Religious Research. 
Pardon's testimony included the behavioral issues present from
Scientologist's use of "disconnection" as an "informational control"
vehicle used by many cults, not just scientology. This was also
supported by the expert witness testimony of Dr. Stephen Kent entered
into the case last summer.

     Commissioner McClure boldly noted a specific schedule of monthly
dates and times for Laura Padgett to put her son on plane flights from
Nashville, TN to Providence, RI, from now until he reached his 18th
birthday - legal age of consent.  She even ordered Laura to pay for
the transportation costs.  It was further specified that the
minor Padgett child shall be able to have normal communication with
his father on a daily and weekly basis by phone and by e-mail.  She
further recommended that their
son be required to attended some counselling (psychological not
dianetic,) to help him sort though his years of having
to endure his parents' vast secular differences.   

    The Report to court also acknowledged that the web site: was not Mr. Padgett's site, simply a 3rd
party news and information forum.

    Tom's official statement was, "This is a HUGE victory! Not only
for the paternal family interests and mine, but for parents around the
world battlingly "disconnection" from loved ones and the ravages left
behind in the wake of the alternative mental health practice of 'Child
Dianetics - Processing of Children.' The courts can NOT force the
Scientological beliefs of one parent upon the other and minor
children! I am very pleased, but also very tired and saddened it's
taken so long for truth and wisdom to surface and prevail.  It's been
so costly in so many ways - not just money!"

    NOTE: This ruling can be appealed by Laura Padgett
within the 10 plus 30 day local and state procedural rules. Time will
tell if she does.


(425) 795-8518

From: (Tom Padgett)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Padgett Litigation UPDATE 41
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 17:13:08 -0500 (EST)
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There's an inaccuracy in this report. 

The visitation transportaton costs were not entirely assigned to the
mother of my son.  Only 2 trips. I have to pay for the other six
scheduled trips. Tom ------------------------------ http://www.FairGamed.Org

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