Narconon of Southern California (in Newport Beach) is continuing to use legal intimidation tactics against Dr. Linda Orozco, a neighbor who is complaining about the facility's ongoing zoning violations and nuisance behavior.
You can read their latest legal threat here:
More on Narconon of Southern California here:
Orozco stood on public property and videotaped people coming and going from the Narconon facility, to show the high traffic it generates and the large number of persons occupying the building (far more than the zoning regulations permit.) She presented these tapes to the city council.
Now Narconon is blowing legal smoke, claiming that Orozco's actions violate a state law protecting the confidentiality of drug rehab patients. But the laws only applied on health care providers; it does not pertain to private citizens plauged by a bogus drug rehab scam operating right down the street from their home.
Anyone is free to film people in public places, where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. Narconon's attempt to censor Orozco's communication with the city council may constitute a SLAPP, or Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. You can learn more about that at the California Anti-SLAPP Project:
The cult is getting desperate. Orozco is standing firm. Let's see what happens next.
No wonder Narconon (Scientology) hates the Internet.
-- Dave Touretzky: "Narconon gets bitch-SLAPPed; film at 11." http://Stop-Narconon.org http://Narconon-Exposed.org
Subject: Re: Narconon Legal Threat to Dr. Linda Orozco- 24 August 2004 (Newport Beach Narconon)
Organization: Sandor Arbitration Intelligence at the Zoo
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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:37:18 -0400
> Narconon Harassing Its Neighbors:
> Legal threats against Dr. Linda Orozco, a neighbor who has complained
> about Narconon's ongoing zoning violations and nuisance behavior:
Of course if there were no videos, they'd flip over and say that there was no proof.
Sites (that I know about) registered to Narconon SoCal in Newport Beach.
aboutecstasy.com aboutmobilehomes.com addictionlinks.com addictionwithdrawal.com alcoholism2.com ambienaddiction.com ativanaddiction.com codeineaddiction.com darvocetaddiction.com demeroladdiction.com dexedrineaddiction.com dilaudidaddiction.com drug-abuse-help.com drug-effects.com drug-overdose.com drugrehabamerica.com drugrehabamerica.net drugrehabcenter.net drug-sideeffects.com drug-statistics.com ecstasy2.com factsaboutdrugs.com freeaddictionhelp.com heroinaddiction2.com heroindetox.com interventionspecialists.com (sounds like deprogramming) lortabaddiction.com methadone2.com morphineaddiction.com narconondetox.com narconondrugrehabs.com narcononprogram.com narcononsuccess.com narcononworks.com opiumaddiction.com percocetaddiction.com stopcocaineaddiction.com stopmethaddiction.com stopopiateabuse.com stopoxycontinaddiction.com thedrugbible.com united-states-facts.com (Did you know that Narconon is a CoS front?) valiumaddiction.com
This one /still/ has me puzzled:
Registrant: narconon southern california inc. (FWZWWSZBND) 1810 W. Oceanfront Ave Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
Domain Name: ABOUTMOBILEHOMES.COM
Administrative Contact: Trahant, Larry (ITWZQHZRCI) email@example.com 1810 W. Oceanfront Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92663 US 1-800-876-6378 fax: 123 123 1234
Technical Contact: Perry, Ryan (YVFXRPNCGI) firstname.lastname@example.org 1810 W. Oceanfront Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92663 US 1-800-876-6378 fax: 123 123 1234
-- Ron of that ilk.