Danny Masterson Denies 3 Sexual Assault Charges In Statement
Former That 70s Show actor Danny Masterson is denying allegations of sexual assault brought upon him by three women.
DANNY MASTERSON DENIES SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
The LAPD have been investigating Masterson, a known Scientologist since the allegations aired. The three accusers are former Scientologists, who claim Masterson raped them while they were still part of the church, and that the Church of Scientology pressured them not to report the acts.
“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,” said the LAPD in a statement.
In response to the charges, Masterson is blaming fellow actress Leah Remini, saying the women only stepped forward to help boost her new anti-Scientology series. “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 accuser] only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini,” said Masterson’s rep on the statement.
Read the entire statement below:
“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.”