Danny Masterson asks for more time to answer lawsuit - while he's skiing in Park City - 2019-12-28
We told you earlier that Scientologist actor Danny Masterson was served notice of a lawsuit when it was handed to his wife, actress Bijou Phillips, at their Santa Ynez, California home on November 19.
A new court document filed by Masterson's attorney, Andrew Brettler, indicates that on December 2 Brettler acknowledged receiving notice of the lawsuit with the attorneys for the plaintiffs, four women who allege that they were raped by Masterson in incidents between 2001 and 2004, and then more recently were harassed by the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige when they came forward with their allegations to the Los Angeles Police Department. (Also suing is rocker Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who is married to one of the women, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, alleging that he too was harmed by the harassment since Chrissie came forward.)
We already know that the Scientology entities named in the suit have refused to acknowledge service, calling the attempts to serve them "fraudulent" and asking for sanctions. They have also put the plaintiffs on notice that they intend to file motions trying to force some of them into "religious arbitration" based on contracts they signed while they were church members.