Danny Masterson rape allegations investigated by LAPD

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member


    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’

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, March 3, 2017

    The Underground Bunker has obtained documents which show that the Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating Scientology celebrity and That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson in at least three alleged cases of rape or sodomy of women who were also Scientologists and who claim they were pressured by the Church of Scientology not to contact police or go public with their accusations.

    We want to emphasize that no charges have been filed against Masterson, whose attorney Marty Singer said that he had not heard about an investigation against the actor. When we contacted the LAPD, we were asked to send an email inquiry to Chief Charlie Beck, and he has not responded to a lengthy message we sent him yesterday. We sent a message to Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw asking for a church statement, but have heard nothing. Masterson’s publicist, Jenni Weinman, said she wanted to take our call yesterday, but then did not get back to us.

    One person we did hear from is actress Leah Remini, whose recent A&E series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, was a key reason that the women came forward.

    Before Remini’s series even began airing in November, there was so much publicity about it she and her co-star, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, began hearing from people who had never previously come forward about allegedly being victimized by the church. One of them told Remini about her claim of being attacked by Masterson.

    Remini tells us that she said to the woman, who we’re calling Victim A, that it was time for people to take action, and she encouraged Victim A to file a police report.

    When she did, Remini then got personally involved in the investigation, which soon grew when two additional women were added to it.

    One of those women, Victim B, had filed a report with the LAPD in 2004 after her rape had occurred in 2003. But that investigation was closed when witnesses — who were Scientologists — contradicted the victim’s testimony.

    As a result of Victim A coming forward, the LAPD contacted Victim B and reopened her case, with Remini’s encouragement.

    “I met with the LAPD. I met with Detective Reyes, and I told her these victims deserve to be heard,” Remini says. “I pointed out to her that there was a framed picture of a Scientologist on their wall, actor Michael Peña. Do you know what that says to a young Scientologist who comes here to seek justice? My experience with the LAPD has not been good. I asked her to do the right thing by these girls, and I told her that the world is watching.”

    But after several months, Victim A became increasingly frustrated with the LAPD’s investigation, and on February 22, she wrote a lengthy and detailed letter to LAPD Capt. William Hayes and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, spelling out what she claimed were signs that the LAPD has been compromised by the Church of Scientology.

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  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's the first follow-up article that's surfaced:

    Scientology Scandal: Actor Danny Masterson accused of sexual assault by multiple women

    One of the alleged victims accused Masterson of choking her until she passed out

    By Ellen Killoran, Crime Online, March 3, 2017


    Actor Danny Masterson has been accused of sexual assault by members of the Church of Scientology who also say they have been silenced by the church.

    Former Village Voice Editor-in-Chief Tony Ortega broke the news Friday on his Scientology blog The Underground Bunker, claiming to have documents showing that the Los Angeles police department has been investigating Masterson, a lifelong Scientologist who starred on That 70s Show, on rape and sodomy charges brought by three women. Masterson has not been charged with any crimes at this time.

    According to The Underground Bunker, a former girlfriend of Masterson’s told actress and outspoken ex-Scientologist Leah Remini about an alleged sexual assault, and Remini encouraged her to contact the police. Since then, two other alleged victims have come forward — and one of them is said to have previously filed a police report in 2004 about a sexual assault that allegedly took place in 2003, but her case was closed when witnesses, also Scientologists, contradicted her claims. Her case has since been re-opened.

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  3. Quentinanon Member

    Finally, the criminal sexual conduct of this "scientologist in good standing" surfaces. Danny Masterson was raping women back in the 1990's, but he managed to buy them off with shut-up money. Unlike Bill Cosby who drugged women before he raped them, Masterson gets sadistically violent.
    And by the way, the Office of Special Affairs has known about this behaviour for over two decades and has orchestrated a cover-up.
    Is that called "obstruction of justice" in the U.S.?
    Also, acting as an "accessory after the fact"?
    I look forward to the day when OSAbots go to pound in the ass prison.
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  4. sallysock Member

    Masterson's Rep Responded via Radar

    Following a bombshell report from Scientology writer-reporter Tony Ortega, Masterson’s publicist responded to the allegations.
    Masterson’s rep told Radar, “We are aware of” the rape allegations from one of Masterson’s exes.

    “The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their 6 year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend,” the rep claimed.
    “We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LAPD interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit,” the rep said.

    The allegations surfaced this week, Ortega reported, when ex-Scientologist and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath creator Leah Remini caught wind of the scandal
  5. The Wrong Guy Member

    LAPD Confirms Investigation Into Danny Masterson Rape Claims

    Three women made sexual assault claims against the Scientologist.

    By Chelsea Hirsch, Radar Online


    The Los Angeles Police Department is probing disgraced actor Danny Masterson over three different rape allegations, can exclusively confirm.

    “The robbery and homicide division sexual assault section is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson,” a Public Information Officer for the LAPD revealed to Radar. “Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000s.”

    “At this time, the investigation is still ongoing,” the officer added. “Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide division.”

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  6. The following allegation by Phil Jones, the man behind the Stop Scientology Disconnection billboard, is also relevant.


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    Phil Jones19 hours ago
    There is definitely a leak at the LAPD. One thing said in private to an officer there by us has been repeated by Scientology on numerous occasions. The only way for Scientology to know about it was for the officer to tell them about it. Aside from us mentioning that thing to the officer that one time we have never spoken to anyone about it anywhere else.

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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    Talking Masterson on KABC

    By Tony Ortega, March 4, 2017


    Discussing the recent unpleasantness with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips on KABC 790 in Los Angeles.

    Tony Ortega talking Scientology: KABC March 3, 2017 | Tony Ortega

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  8. Quentinanon Member

    If I were police chief in LA, I would request help from the FBI, as the department appears not only infiltrated, but corrupted.
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  9. TorontosRoot Member

    This is blowing the fuck up. Yay!
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  10. Masterson's rep is now naming Victim A in salacious statements to the press - in what looks like smear/intimidation tactics. Some outlets are redacting her name, and some are not. The calculation to release her name in a statement was made on Masterson's side, and with full knowledge that it would become public.

    "We are aware of Chrissie Carnell's 16-year-old allegations. It was only after Chrissie Carnell 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 Chrissie Carnell 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 and that the LAPD 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 Chrissie Carnell only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini."

    Related thread -
  11. If you say that an alleged incident occurred at a specific point in time, you are confirming that the incident alleged occurred. What happened afterwards does not affect whether what occurred was criminal or not.
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  12. Malory Member

    Masterson is a cunt and this tactic will backfire on him.

    Because no woman has ever stayed in an abusive relationship where she was being raped. No woman has ever been raped more than once. </sarcasm>

    I refer back to the whole abusive relationship thing and shouldn't a parishioner asking for help and advice from their church be confidential?

    And maybe victims get emboldened to come forward when they know someone believes them and will support them. It's not as if she got much fucking support from her 'church'.
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  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Is Scientology on the Way Out?

    By Bobby Finger, Jezebel


    Find the nearest E-meter and take a seat, because you’ll definitely need to be audited after listening to this week’s shocking (and frequently spooky) DirtCast episode all about Scientology.

    First, Madeleine and I chat with famed Scientology reporter Tony Ortega, who broke the news last week that That ’70s Show’s Danny Masterson, a current member of the church, has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. In addition to the allegations against Masterson, Ortega discusses the church’s history of standing behind their most famous members (see: Tom Cruise and John Travolta), Shelly Miscavige’s current whereabouts (and her alleged new role in the church), and how one of Scientology’s dirty little secrets is that worldwide membership has dropped to wildly low numbers.

    “They’ve always lied about it, they’ve always said millions and they’ve never had millions,” Ortega told us. “Fortunately we’ve had some top officials come out who had access to enrollment documents. And according to them, the greatest extent of Scientology was about the year 1990. They had about 100,000 people around the world.” Now, Ortega says, their numbers are fewer than 20,000.

    Next, we get a closer look at the inner workings of the church while talking to former Scientologist (and Sea Org member) Chris Shelton, who was a member of the church for 25 years. He discusses the church’s cult-like intimidation practices, the most disturbing things he witnessed while a member, and explains with great detail why it was difficult for him — and so many others — to get out.

    “They call it ‘dedicated,’ ‘hard-working,’ ‘duty,’ but it’s just ridiculous,” Shelton said of his time in the Sea Org. “They take it to such an extreme. We were getting four or five hours of sleep a night for extended periods of time. There’s no days off — best case scenario is one day off every two weeks, and hardly anybody is getting that much time off. You’re working 8:30, 9 o’clock in the morning, until midnight, 1 am, all day, every day. It’s kind of hard to get across because there really isn’t anything quite like the Sea Org. It’s its own kind of crazy.”

    Follow Ortega on Twitter and by visiting his website The Underground Bunker, and keep up with Shelton on Twitter and YouTube.


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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Source: Scientology made Danny Masterson’s Victim B search past lives to explain being raped

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, March 11, 2017


    Last week, the Underground Bunker revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson in three cases of rape or sodomy of women who, like Masterson himself, were members of the Church of Scientology. Hours after our story appeared, the LAPD itself confirmed that it was investigating the three cases of sexual assault.

    Once again, we want to emphasize that Masterson has not been charged with a crime, and he has put out a statement denying any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, in a Feb. 22 letter to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, the person we’re calling Victim A complained that the investigation has been plagued with mistakes and inaction caused, she believes, by the LAPD’s relationship with the Church of Scientology.

    That first story, on March 3, included details about Victim A’s case that she spelled out in her letter to Chief Beck. On March 8, we told the story of the woman we’re calling Victim C.

    Today, we’re detailing the story of Victim B after talking with a woman who worked in the victim’s family business at the time, when all of them were members of the Church of Scientology. Our source says the victim and her family constantly shared details of what Victim B was going through in the weeks and months after the incident, which took place on April 25, 2003.

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  17. Quentinanon Member

    Typical of scientology is that they re-victimize the victim with "sec checking".
    Hubbard's theory was that if you are victimized in a certain way, that is because in a past life, you victimized someone else in that way.
    This was Hubbard's self-justification for victimizing people. "They pulled it in."
  18. The Wrong Guy Member

    Danny Masterson turns 41 today, and we have a gift from his cast and crew at ‘The Ranch’

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, March 13, 2017


    Today happens not only to be Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s 106th birthday, it’s also a big day for Scientologist and That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson, who turns 41 today and we didn’t want to miss the occasion.

    You may already know that the Underground Bunker broke the news on March 3 that Masterson is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department in three cases of rape or sodomy of women who were also members of the Church of Scientology. We want to stress that Masterson has not been charged with a crime, and he put out a statement denying any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, in a Feb. 22 letter to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, the person we’re calling Victim A complained that the investigation has been plagued with mistakes and inaction caused, she believes, by the LAPD’s relationship with the Church of Scientology.

    That first story, on March 3, included details about Victim A’s case that she spelled out in her letter to Chief Beck. On March 8, we told the story of the woman we’re calling Victim C. And on Saturday, we learned the grim details of what the Church of Scientology put Victim B through after she came forward with her allegations of being raped.

    Currently, Masterson and his friend Ashton Kutcher are filming the second season of their Netflix comedy series, The Ranch, and on Friday, the cast and crew were on Stage 19 at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank to shoot a couple of scenes for an upcoming episode.

    A person who was on the set that day let us know that Masterson’s approaching milestone was noted, and the assembled crowd sang him a round of “Happy Birthday” during a break in filming. But our source tells us that the feeling on the set was pretty tense as our stories were being talked about when Masterson was out of earshot.

    Oh, and here’s an odd detail we didn’t know. Kutcher’s stand-in on the show is Travis Case — yes, the actor Scientology “twinned” with Cathriona White to get through the Purif and Survival Rundown courses before, in September 2015, the young actress who had been dating Jim Carrey killed herself with drugs she had stolen from Carrey’s apartment.

    Anyway, our source said the atmosphere on Friday was not only a little bizarre because of the birthday, but also because Masterson had dialogue that was typically filled with sexual innuendo, which is par for The Ranch, a sitcom which the viewers of Netflix have rated at only one and a half stars, although Esquire called it “surprisingly entertaining and fun.”

    Our source supplied us with a few pages from the day’s shooting script, in which Masterson’s character, Rooster, flirts with “Jen.”

    Says our source: “There was another scene that he was in with the same actress, and the lines are about going back to her place to hook up. She had to kiss him at the end and it was extremely uncomfortable to watch.”

    We’ll let our readers take a look at the script pages and tell us for themselves if this is comedy gold or not. We will say that we can see why crew members who have been reading our stories might have winced.

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  19. Incredulicide Member

    OH SHI.. people need to mirror this video from Marcus Sawyer with a small piece of corroborating evidence of the Ethics trouble Danny Masterson was in back in 2003-2004:

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  20. As alleged rape victim in the Danny Masterson case claims a Scientology cover-up and asserts the LAPD is compromised by the Church of Scientology, LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Green praises Scientology at opening of Church of Scientology of the Valley Ideal Org.

    As reported by Tony Ortega, an alleged rape victim in the Danny Masterson case has claimed a Scientology cover-up, and has asserted the LAPD is compromised by the Church of Scientology.

    That didn't stop LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Green from praising the Church of Scientology at the March 19, 2017 opening of the Church of Scientology of the Valley Ideal Org:



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    So it was, on Sunday, March 19 at 1p.m., 5,000 Scientologists gathered to witness the largest Ideal Church of Scientology in North America come to life. It was a ceremony befitting the size, scope and substance of the Valley’s new home itself, from a medley of classic film scores evoking the golden days of cinema, to the “V for Valley” anthem written and arranged especially for the occasion. The thousands in attendance rose to their feet in jubilant celebration and applauded each impassioned dignitary praising the Church’s greater social impact.

    For the Valley congregation, that impact extends from helping a migrant child bridge the gap in her schooling with Study Technology, to helping tens of thousands of local youth take a pledge to be drug-free. And so, this grand opening now gives the Valley’s humanitarian outreach a permanent platform.

    The new Church stands adjacent to North Hollywood’s bustling junction where Burbank and Lankershim Boulevards intersect with Tujunga Avenue and some 60,000 cars pass by every day. The facility spans 95,000 square-feet upon four acres, just blocks from the NoHo Arts District and is poised to engage community change makers across the region.
    Bringing that commitment to light were representatives of the San Fernando Valley on hand to welcome the Church: Deputy Chief Robert Green of the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau; Deputy Chief, Trevor Richmond of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Valley Bureau; Ms. Nellie Barrientos, Los Angeles Education Program Director; and Bishop Franklin Harris, Executive Member of the Los Angeles County Clergy Council.

    Deputy Chief Green began by pointing to the need for lectures on drug education, domestic violence and gang awareness and how Valley Scientologists have been pivotal in creating such initiatives with Clergy Councils and Police Stations throughout the basin.

    “Together, we’ve reached at-risk kids and adults with vital intervention and education before they become victims or suspects. And now, we have changed the course of over 25,000 lives across the Valley.”

    He further highlighted the Church’s example in uniting an interfaith crusade in the region. “Let’s face it, whether you’re Jewish, Catholic, Christian or Scientologist, we’re all here to make a better community and improve the outcome of each other’s lives. But the fact is, the Church of Scientology has taken on a leadership role among our Churches. You’ve been pivotal in unifying a faith-based movement that is offering and supporting alternative solutions. And you’ve done it in collaboration with every Valley Police Division. You are not only forging a public trust, but you are safeguarding our future. And that’s what I call: ‘living the faith.’”

    The Los Angeles Fire Department has enjoyed a decades long partnership with the Scientology Volunteer Ministers in disaster preparedness and disaster response. They have collaborated with Hollywood and Valley fire stations in carrying out small-scale classes with local response volunteers and even exercises for large-scale disasters.

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  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    Danny Masterson hires Michael Jackson criminal defense attorney Tom Mesereau in rape probe

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, May 9, 2017


    In March, we broke the news that the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating That 70’s Show actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson over the rape allegations of three different women who were all Scientologists at the time of the incidents, which occurred between 2001 and 2003.

    That investigation is ongoing, but now we’ve learned just how seriously Masterson is taking it as he has hired renowned criminal defense attorney Tom Mesereau to represent him.

    Mesereau has already made contact with the LAPD to tell them that Masterson denies the rape allegations and that Mesereau, with the help of a private investigator named Scott Ross, has been gathering witnesses of their own to back up Masterson’s denials.

    We emailed Mesereau and Ross asking them to comment about taking on Masterson’s defense, but they did not respond to us.

    Mesereau is most famous for defending Michael Jackson in a 2005 child molestation trial that acquitted the singer on all 14 counts. Mesereau also represented boxer Mike Tyson in a rape investigation, and charges were dropped (Tyson had previously been convicted of rape in another case). Other famous Mesereau clients include actor Robert Blake and music mogul Suge Knight.


    And now, our sources report, Masterson’s attorney is countering with his own investigation with the help of private investigator Scott Ross. It’s not unusual for a defense attorney to hire an investigator to gather evidence for a defense, but in December, after an episode of Leah Remini’s A&E series about Scientology, Ross publicly stated on Twitter that he would never work on behalf of the church.

    We noticed Remini’s comeback recently, and noted that Ross didn’t respond:


    We’ll let you know if we get word from either Mesereau or Ross.

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  22. TorontosRoot Member

    If he is going to be honest about that, he should have responded. I smell a scifag.

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