Literally and figuratively, Arian-Nejad had hit rock bottom. So she took her son and fled to the Los Angeles area, where she aspired to break into secular music. She worked as a location scout on major films like "The Hangover"and "Greenberg"with Ben Stiller. She also performed in her church on the West Coast. And at one point, sensing her ex was in hot pursuit, she got a restraining order. Still, she remained on the move, staying with a circle of close friends and relatives on the West Coast. Luckily, she said, he never caught up with her.