Danny Masterson – Being Investigated For Sexual Assault, Possibly Involving Scientology
Within the past few days, news has broken that That 70’s Show actor Danny Masterson is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for alleged sexual assault by three different women.
A statement from the LAPD’s robbery-homicide division explained that, “The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson. Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000’s.”
A report also was released on famous Scientology blogger Tony Ortega‘s site, alleging the following three things right at the start of the story:
- “Victims came forward after reaching out to actress Leah Remini as a result of her A&E series.”
- “Victims complain of being pressured by the Church of Scientology to keep quiet about their claims, and were punished for being victimized.”
- “One victim accuses LAPD of being compromised by its relationship to the Church of Scientology, says detective told her investigation already ‘ruined.'”
A representative for Masterson gave The Hollywood Reporter the following statement on the ordeal:
“We are aware of [the alleged victim’s] 16-year-old allegations. It was only after [the alleged victim] was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson. The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their 6 year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend. Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians.
When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him. In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand [the alleged victim] made of the Church after Danny broke up with her was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent.
We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit. Based on reading the anti-Scientology blog that posted this story, these false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series since [the alleged victim] only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini.”
Stay tuned to The Dirty as we are working to get you some exclusive information regarding this!