. Just a note about civil lawsuits in case anyone unfamiliar with them has the mistaken idea that the party suing (the plaintive) is doing so for reasons other than money. 1. The lawsuit is filed in order to win. Winning in civil court can only provide a JUDGMENT against the defendant--which hopefully can be collected on for CASH. Or a settlement that pays them a lump CASH sum and/or a series of structured CASH payments over time. 2. Plaintives do not want the time/expense and ordeal of waging a lawsuit against their adversary. They especially don't want to have to go through a trial after all the years of brutal motions and discovery. In short, they are hoping that they can settle before trial--and the vast majority of civil cases do in fact settle before trial, often just days before the trial is set to begin. Trials, aside from being emotionally and financially draining, can A) Have very bad outcomes for either side; or B) Expose very bad information about the parties involved. So, Marty (and Mosey) sued. So what? That's the only recourse that Scientology victims have. And, if money got paid, so what? That's the purpose of the lawsuit. There are no other factors. If (quite in addition to money being paid) there is also some damage to the cult or its PR repute, that's just a side-product bonus. It's not the purpose of the lawsuit-otherwise when the money is paid, the lawsuit wouldn't stop. Anyone suing the COS would know that IF they prevailed and received money, that money came from Scientologists who donated to auditing, training, SuperPower, IAS, Ideal Orgs and dozens of other money scams that the cult runs on its own members. No surprise. The question has come up many times about whether it is "ethical" for an ex-scientologist to accept money from the COS while knowing full well that the money was ripped off from its parishioners. So, what is the answer to that, I have often asked myself. OPINION: Whether they know it or not, Scientologists being defrauded and giving the COS all their cash is the reason and source of the cult's power to damage and destroy others. If nobody ever gave Hubbard, Miscavige or the asinine cult scams their hard-earned cash, the COS would have not had any power to do anything to anybody. Thus, the Scientologists were knowing or unknowing facilitators who empowered the cruel hoax. If they get burnt by the COS using their life savings to pay off an ex-scientologist who is suing the cult, so be it. Collateral damage. It's not unlike World War II where Allied airplanes bombed major industrial cities in Germany and Japan. "Civilians" died in those conflagrations. But if it were not for those loyal civilians and German citizens, the Nazi reign of terror would never have happened in the first place. So, whether they "knew" it or not, they still supported Hitler and his insane war--and that makes them liable to get hurt or killed when war is declared against the human race. Likewise, if Scientologists are victimized by their support of their own psychopathic cult, well that's the price of financially supporting crazy shit.