Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Exclusive: Judge in Leah Remini Case Recuses Herself Because Lawyer Husband Represents Scientology


You know that Leah Remini has filed suit against the Church of Scientology for among other things holding her hostage for months years ago.

The case is in the LA Superior Court. Remini’s lawyer immediately asked for a new judge after the case was assigned. They got Judge Barbara Scheper.

Now Scheper has recused herself and I can tell you why: her husband, David Scheper, a lawyer, has been on the Scientology payroll for years. He’s represented them in a bunch of cases.

Outrageous? Yes. because here in the real world you wouldn’t think of normal lawyers defending a cult. But in Los Angeles, where most of this nonsense goes on, Scientology spreads its money around so well that even people with values can be infected.

The same goes on in places like Clearwater, Florida– Scientology headquarters — and in Michigan where Scientology is trying to spread its tentacles.

Creepy? Very. The LAPD and Sheriff’s offices reportedly have been infiltrated over the years by Scientology money. No one will do anything to find Shelly Miscavige, the missing wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige. Remini is determined to uncover that mystery, too. It’s hoped she can find an impartial judge. And maybe it’s time to look back into Judge Scheper’s cases, as well.

Here’s one example of Scheper’s work.

And another.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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