Scientology's new attempt to force 'religious arbitration' on Danny Masterson's accusers - 2020-04-03
We've been focusing the past couple of weeks on Scientology's schizophrenic approach to the coronavirus pandemic, but life marches on, and so does Scientology litigation.
This week, Scientology's attorneys filed a pile of new documents in the Danny Masterson lawsuit, and we wanted to bring you up to date on what's happening in that case.
Chrissie Carnell Bixler, Bobette Riales, and two women going by the names Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 came forward to the Los Angeles Police Department more than three years ago with allegations that they had been violently raped by Masterson in incidents between 2001 and 2004. The LAPD investigation of those allegations continues, and in recent months we've reported that three additional women have come forward to the police. The LAPD initially forwarded its findings to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in April 2017 for prosecution, but DA Jackie Lacey (now facing a November run-off election seeking her third term) has still not said anything about whether she plans to file charges.