JZ Knight suit to focus on defamation claims, not alleged practices

One we missed from the 2nd but is a followup to an incident with channeler JZ Knight.

JZ Knight, who runs Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, is suing a former student for releasing videos that make her look bad. Unfortunately, some additional interesting stuff that goes on at the “school” isn’t going to be allowed under questioning.

We covered the story of the videos here along with subsequent political fallout.

Judge limits questioning in JZ Knight suit | Yelm – The News Tribune.

An attorney for a former student of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment is barred from asking the school’s leader, JZ Knight, about alleged practices such as encouraging students to drink a liquid containing lye that, according to the former student’s affidavit, is supposed to “accelerate our individual enlightenment.”

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor ruled Friday in anticipation of Knight’s videotaped deposition that will be part of a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by JZK Inc. against former student Virginia Coverdale.

Tabor ruled that during Knight’s deposition, Coverdale’s attorney, Shawn Newman, can ask Knight only questions that are directly relevant to the lawsuit. The suit seeks damages in response to Coverdale’s release of videos showing Knight making derogatory comments about Mexicans, Catholics and others last year.

So, she called attention to herself by filing this suit. Even though she didn’t want the info to come out, now it’s all over the press. Again. Streisand effect in action.

  2 comments for “JZ Knight suit to focus on defamation claims, not alleged practices

  1. RDW
    February 13, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    I remember when she was new, seeing her on Phil Donahue, if I recollect correctly, and thinking “Wow !! What a WEIRDO !!” She’s certainly made a name for herself since then.

  2. February 14, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    I’ve listened to stories from former students of her “school”. Sounds like a lot of alleged child and adult abuse goes on there in order to swindle gullible folks out of cash. If JZ Knight’s teachings are so spiritual and grand then why not give them out for free instead of ripping people off, allegedly.

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