Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology Sued Over Sex Assault 'Cover-Up' - 2019-08-15

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F373.png Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology Sued Over Sex Assault 'Cover-Up' August 15, 2019, Gene Maddaus, Variety

Four women filed suit on Wednesday against the Church of Scientology, alleging they were stalked and intimidated after reporting sexual assault allegations against actor Danny Masterson.

The women all claim that Masterson raped or sexually assaulted them in the early 2000s. They reported their allegations to the LAPD in late 2016 and early 2017, and the police continue to investigate the case. Masterson has adamantly and repeatedly denied the claims. He was dropped from the Netflix series "The Ranch" in December 2017.

"This is beyond ridiculous. 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," Masterson said in a statement via his attorney. "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."

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{{cite news | first = Gene | last = Maddaus | title = Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology Sued Over Sex Assault 'Cover-Up' | url = https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/danny-masterson-and-church-of-scientology-sued-over-sex-assault-cover-up-1203303238/ | work = Variety | date = August 15, 2019 | accessdate = August 16, 2019 }}