Danny Masterson: Drop me from Scientology lawsuit if the 'Jane Does' won't name themselves - 2020-05-04
In February Scientologist celebrity Danny Masterson responded to a lawsuit by saying the four women (and one man) suing him were merely seeking publicity and money. Since then, the five plaintiffs filed a new amended complaint which reset the case's legal clock, and now the That '70s Show actor has filed another response.
This time, he's emphasizing in even stronger terms his gripe that two of the women suing him are not revealing their true names, and for that reason and others Masterson says he should be dropped from the lawsuit. We have the full document for you below.
Chrissie Carnell Bixler, Bobette Riales, and two women going by the names Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 came forward to the Los Angeles Police Department more than three years ago with allegations that they had been violently raped by Masterson in incidents between 2001 and 2004. The LAPD investigation of those allegations continues, and in recent months we've reported that three additional women have come forward to the police. The LAPD initially forwarded its findings to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in April 2017 for prosecution, but DA Jackie Lacey (now facing a November run-off election seeking her third term) has still not said anything about whether she plans to file charges.