Greta Van Susteren - Gawker18 June 2010, 12:35 pm
For the record: Both Coale and Van Susteren are active members of the Church of Scientology. She's a major donor to the Church, too, although her sizable donations in the late '90s were reportedly listed under the name "Greta Conway." (Conway is her middle name.) Van Susteren and Coale are tight with a number of other high-profile L. Ron Hubbard fans. Tom Cruise once considered making a movie about Coale's legal exploits. And Coale and Van Susteren's firm represented fellow Scientologist Lisa Marie Presley when she divorced Michael Jackson. Interestingly—particularly in light of Scientology's notorious objection to psychiatry—Van Susteren's sister is the noted forensic psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren, who ran for Senate in 2005.
Drama: If the couple's association with Scientology isn't disturbing, there's always John Coale's relationship with Sarah Palin. Coale has been an adviser to the former Alaska governor for several years and helped establish her political action committee. And the four are friends, too. More than a few eyebrows were raised among media types when Van Susteren scored several exclusive interviews with the Palins (including one with Todd Palin aboard a snowmobile), and invited the Alaska's former first couple to a charity function as their guests. Then again, ethics have never been a strong suit for Van Susteren and Coale. While trolling for legal clients at the site of a natural disaster would likely earn you a scolding on Van Susteren's show these days, in 1995 the Fox News anchor and her husband were sanctioned by West Virginia's Lawyer Disciplinary Board for "inappropriate solicitation of prospective clients."
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