MASTERSON DENIED: Court says his request for more time struck down, prelim still May 18 - 2021-04-20
We just heard from Los Angeles Superior Court media relations that Scientology celeb Danny Masterson's request for months more time to prepare for his upcoming preliminary hearing was denied this morning. The all-important "prelim" is still scheduled for May 18.
As we explained earlier, the preliminary hearing is so important because it will be the first time when Masterson's rape accusers will be in the courtroom to give testimony about their allegations, and while Masterson's defense attorney Tom Mesereau will be able to cross-examine them, he will only have a limited ability to present a counter case.
TMZ reported this morning that in his motion for more time Masterson accused the LAPD of being in some kind of conspiracy with Leah Remini against him, but Masterson and his attorneys have been blaming Remini for four years, and Judge Charlaine Olmedo was apparently not impressed.