Danny Masterson accusers want emergency halt on 'religious arbitration' to protect rape case - 2021-01-19
Tomorrow, Danny Masterson is scheduled, once again, to be arraigned on three counts of forcible rape that have him facing 45 years to life in prison. And for that reason, say his alleged victims, they have asked for an emergency hearing to take place, also tomorrow, so they can ask to have the harassment lawsuit they filed against the That '70s Show actor and the Church of Scientology put on ice.
If they have to wait any longer for their lawsuit to be put on hold, they say, Scientology's plan to put them through "religious arbitration" could compromise the criminal case against Masterson.
Masterson himself made a motion to halt discovery in regards only to himself, and that motion is scheduled to be heard on January 29. But his accusers argue that the case cannot be frozen for only one person — it should be put on hold for everyone, and immediately.