Danny Masterson Denies Scientology Rape Allegations

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Danny Masterson Scientology Rape

By Andrew Shuster

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Danny Masterson Scientology Rape

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Danny Masterson is being investigated over allegations he raped fellow members of the Church of Scientology, but the actor is vehemently denying these claims. See his rep’s exclusive comment to Gossip Cop below.

According to a report by Tony Ortega, a journalist best known for his Scientology blog The Underground Bunker, the Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating Masterson for three cases of sexually abusing women in his church. The alleged victims claim they were pressured by other members of Scientology not to contact authorities or speak out about the incidents involving the “That ’70s Show” star.

One of the alleged victims, who was dating Masterson at the time, claims he anally raped her while she was unconscious back in 2001. Ortega says the woman told police that she never reported the crime because the Church “threatened me that if I ever told anyone or reported him to the police that I would be declared a ‘suppressive person’ and lose everything and everyone.”

A second alleged victim had filed a report with the LAPD in 2004, claiming the actor sexually assaulted her at a party while she was passed out. According to Ortega, the woman told police she woke up while he was allegedly raping her, but he then choked her until she became unconscious again. The investigation was closed when witnesses, who were also Scientologists, rebutted the woman’s testimony.

The alleged victims were reportedly inspired to come forward after seeing the A&E series, “Scientology and the Aftermath,” in which former Scientologist Leah Remini makes similar allegations about such crimes taking place in the organization.

There have been no charges filed against Masterson, and a rep for the actor has exclusively released a statement to Gossip Cop repudiating the claims. The rep, who names the alleged victim, says, “We are aware of Chrissie [last name redacted] 16-year-old allegations. It was only after Chrissie [last name redacted] 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.”

The response continues, “Significantly, during their 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 [last name redacted] 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 also aware that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit,” say Masterson’s rep. “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 [last name redacted] only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini.”

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Police Department confirms to Gossip Cop , “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,” adds the LAPD. Gossip Cop has reached out to the alleged victim for a comment about the allegations.

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