Masterson accusers cite Marsy's Law to head off 'arbitration,' and Scientology pounces - 2020-10-27
Last week we published a story that discussed how California's version of "Marsy's Law" might afford some protection to the women suing Danny Masterson who also happen to be his alleged victims in a criminal rape prosecution that has the That '70s Show actor facing 45 years to life in prison.
In the article Texas attorney Ray Jeffrey, a veteran of Scientology litigation, specifically brought up the victims' rights law and said that it seemed like a great argument for the women to make in order to keep them from being forced into Scientology's "religious arbitration."
"It seems like it would be a good argument to make in the civil hearing that by trying to push the thing into religious arbitration, Scientology is violating the protections they have from Marsy's Law now," Ray told us. "Trying to push them into religious arbitration is a form of intimidation. To get them behind closed doors? And perhaps with their rapist? I think they're entitled to this protection."