This is a Complaint for Damages regarding the November 6, 2015 wrongful death of Tabatha Fauteux, a graduate of the Narconon Fresh Start program in Harlingen, TX , who was sent to Los Angeles as a trainee - housed and trained under the control and supervision of Narconon Int & ABLE, who tried to recruit Tabatha into joining Scientology with great pressure and against her wishes. The complaint's First Causes of Action are Wrongful Death Survival Action - meaning for the parents as survivors and for damages the Decedent (Tabatha) would be entitled to had she survived. The defendants are Narconon Int, ABLE, and those as yet unnamed as liable parties to this case. "Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and based thereupon allege, that at all times herein mentioned, Defendants, and each of them, knew that as a result of their course of conduct in bringing Tabatha to Los Angels as a Trainee" knowing that Tabatha was a former heroin addict, controlling Tabatha's living environment with knowledge that Tabatha was in effect being held hostage by Defendants, pressuring Tabatha to join the Church of Scientology and in providing herbal drugs to mimic the effects of opioid drugs, including heroin, would likely result in Tabatha relapsing to using heroin" This is one of the most important Narconon lawsuits we have seen. Please read our blog article and the complaint itself linked below
This survey respondent lost her sister to addiction at the age of 39. She claims that her sister did not receive the treatment she badly needed. While under the care of Narconon, her sister was discovered in a bar parking lot using cocaine. On confrontation about the incident, Narconon's response was that clients were allowed some freedom.
This is a civil lawsuit filed in Superior Court of California, Los Angeles regarding an assault by a co-worker at Narconon in Los Angeles, who also assaulted a student. Included in the charges are statements about Narconon not filing appropriate reports about incidents at the facility, which include a student being raped and a student being injected with heroin by a staff member. Disturbing complaint. The employee sued his employer Narconon, his supervisor Jeanne Trahant and the co-worker who assaulted him, Phil Armour. This involved the now defunct Narconon Los Angeles facility.
After a leave of absence from a California Narconon to attend the birth of his son, this plaintiff alleges that his personal belongings were removed from the facility without his permission. Later, after another home visit, he was informed that he could not return to the program. Repeated calls to inquire about the location of his belongings went unanswered, or were met with reassurances that his belongings were in storage and would be mailed to him, but never were.
In 1973, California passed a bill, Senate Bill 714, which would allocate funds for treatment alternatives to existing methods such jails and prisons, probation and parole, civil commitment, and court orders. This included residential facilities called Recovery Houses and Therapeutic Communities. Narconon New Life sought funding through this bill. Since public funding was involved, the State of California required evaluations of the programs receiving money. This document is an outline for the related evaluation of the Narconon New Life program as it was being run in 1974, submitted to the California State Department of Health, submitted to the California State Department of Health.