Blog: Rape Culture Deja Vu: Scientologist Danny Masterson Echoes Bill Cosby - 2020-02-04

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F0.png Rape Culture Deja Vu: Scientologist Danny Masterson Echoes Bill Cosby February 4, 2020, Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology Money Project

In a criminal defense déjà vu, Scientologist Danny Masterson is repeating the same themes as a convicted rapist Bill Cosby. While Masterson is being sued for stalking and harassment, he is nevertheless using some of the same sleazy tactics as Cosby.

— Both Masterson and Cosby argue that the women accusing them of are engaged in a money grab. This is victim shaming. It didn't work for Cosby and it won't work for Masterson.

— Bill Cosby is presently seeking an appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in which he argues that five women who accused him of sexual assault should not have been allowed to testify at his criminal trial. In that trial, Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The appeals court allowed the five women to testify about Cosby's prior "bad acts" as their testimony established a pattern of Cosby's conduct over time.