Plaintiff Navarette, represented by experienced attorney Danielle K Wakefield, sues Narconon Fresh Start, et al, for Breach of Contract, Violations of California CIVIL CODE § 1770 et seq, Fraud - Intentional Concealment, Fraud - Misrepresentation, Conversion, and Unfair Competition (BUS & PROF CODE § 17200) concerning his payment for, and contract with, defendants for his daughter's addiction and mental health co-disorders. There are many new and familiar issues laid out in this complaint by yet another parent deceived while trying to help their loved one. Well worth reading the lawsuit document in full. Attorney Wakefield is fighting against Narconon's attempt to try and enforce the 'arbitration' clause within the contract. This is an important case for future litigation by others who have signed the newer agreements designed by Narconon to avert being sued. We wish Ms. Wakefield much success.
Narconon Southern California/Fresh Start
P. Mark Kirwin
4480 Market St., Suite. 420
Ventura, CA 93003
Narconon Southern California is now operating under the name Narconon Fresh Start. It is the legal owner of several Narconon facilities, which operate under the following names: JLB Ranch, Sunshine Summit Lodge, Narconon San Diego, Narconon Warner Springs, and Huntington Harbor House. It also operated Narconon Newport Beach, which was closed in February of 2010.
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
Frightened and desperate for help, these parents contacted Narconon to address their son's drinking problem. After speaking to Dan Carmichael, they were convinced that seizures and death were imminent for their son. They allege that their son was heavily drugged during detox, was later the recipient of back and neck rubs, including an offer to wash his socks in exchange for allowing an intern to "rub his feet." Once the drugs wore off, it only took son 1 & 1/2 days to become aware that something was wrong and he asked to leave . The parents claim Narconon Harlingen staff attempted to keep him there, but relented and dropped him off at a hotel. The family's experience with Narconon had lasting effects. The parent's used their retirement money to pay for their son's treatment. Their son was stressed and had difficulty sleeping after going home.
This former client describes deplorable facility conditions, unprofessional staff without proper credentials, high staff turnover (average 2 weeks) and little to no medical oversight at Narconon Colorado Fresh Start. As many others have alleged, he reports Narconon staff members were having sexual relations with clients in treatment .
This complainant was attempting to leave Narconon Colorado and contacted the police to report his belongings were being withheld from him.
This complainant was attempting to leave Narconon in Colorado and reported belongings were being withheld from her.
This police report involved a dispute over a client's belongings as she was attempting to leave Narconon Colorado.
In this anonymous police report, a female patient claims she was sexually assualted by a Narconon Colorado staff member.
In this police report, a voluntary patient of Narconon Colorado claimed he was attempting to leave and his belongings were being withheld.
These parents allege they were promised the "highest success rate in the field of drug rehabilitation, luxury-leisurely resort accommodations, drug education program, jacuzzi" and more. The complaint is cut off at that point. We can only assume that Narconon did not live up to its promises.