We already know that Danny Masterson, the former star of That ’70s Show and The Ranch, is being investigated for the rape and sexual assault of four women. But things have seemingly escalated. The Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, as well as Masterson, are now being sued for conspiracy.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the women — two are his ex-girlfriends, Chrissie Bixler and Bobette Riales, while the other two are listed as Jane Does — claim the defendants engaged in “conspiracy to cover up that Daniel Masterson sexually assaulted four young women.” The suit continued: “When those women came forward to report Masterson’s crimes, the Defendants conspired to and systematically stalked, harassed, invaded their and their family’s privacy, and intentionally caused them emotional distress and silence and intimidate them.”
Since reporting the assaults, Bixler claims she’s been run off the road, chased by two people filming her, targeted for credit card fraud and threatened with a nude photo leak. The worst, however, was when her dog died under mysterious circumstances, and an autopsy revealed that the dog suffered “unexplained traumatic injuries to her trachea and esophagus.”
Bixler, whose husband is also listed as a plaintiff, has also been harassed online, alleging that Scientology agents encouraged people to post fake Craigslist ads in her name soliciting anal sex. According to Variety, Bixler also “installed a home security system, which she alleges was repeatedly hacked and disabled.”
Riales, who was involved with Masterson from 2002 to 2004, claims she has faced similar threats, including being followed and photographed. She also claims her emails were hacked and that a window in her 13-year-old’s bedroom was smashed. Riales alleges that fake ads selling her food truck business, and fake negative reviews about the business, have been posted online. On top of that, the food truck itself has been vandalized.
The first Jane Doe claimed Masterson drugged her drinks in two separate incidents and both times she woke up to him having sex with her. The second time, however, she tried to fight him off but he threatened her at gunpoint. She claims she reported the incident to the LAPD in June 2004 but the Church of Scientology “mobilized against [her] to ensure no charges were filed.”
The second Jane Doe was a member of the Church and she, too, became disoriented after Masterson gave her a drink. She alleged the actor sexually assaulted her in the shower and in his bedroom but acknowledged that she knew she would “not be permitted to report the assault to civil authorities outside of Scientology” so she didn’t come forward until 2017.
Bixler, who dated Masterson for several years, claimed she was forced to have sex with him and that he “became violent” when she refused. She cited a time when he dragged her “naked across their bedroom floor,” then threw her into the hall and locked the bedroom door.” Bixter also detailed she joined Scientology under Masterson’s orders and was required to take an “ethics program,” where she told a Scientology staffer about the alleged abuse. The employee, however, told her it was her job as Masterson’s girlfriend “to give him sex whenever he wants it,” and “these things wouldn’t happen” if she gave in.
According to the lawsuit, the COS believes the women are “fair game” for involving the police in this investigation, calling it a violation of the church’s rules.
Masterson has maintained his innocence since the allegations first surfaced in 2017, allegations Danny denied at the time in the grossest possible way. The women filed reports to the LAPD in late 2016 and early 2017, and the police are still investigating the case.
Masterson’s attorney issued a statement, calling the allegations “beyond ridiculous,” adding, “I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years. I will beat her in court — and look forward to it because the public will finally be able learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman. And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family.”
The Church of Scientology also denied the allegations to DailyMail.com, calling the suit “baseless” and the women’s claims “ludicrous and a sham.”