What Danny Masterson's prosecutor revealed about the case in yesterday's hearing - 2020-10-20
We know that the Danny Masterson affair is a complex one, and we're doing our best to keep you up on all of its complex details.
Masterson, a Scientologist, is facing 45 years to life in prison for raping three women who were Scientologists at the time they were attacked but they aren't Scientologists today. All three of the women are also suing Masterson in civil court along with two other people, one of whom was a Scientologist and one who wasn't. Those five plaintiffs are also suing the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige, but Miscavige is still evading service of the lawsuit more than a year after it was filed.
Two weeks ago Danny's "demurrer" was overruled in civil court, and this week his other demurrer was overruled in criminal court. Next week four of the five plaintiffs in the lawsuit are facing the chance of being forced into Scientology's internal "religious arbitration" and derailing a lawsuit that's about to be put on ice anyway. And on November 2 Danny will be arraigned on the criminal charges but he won't actually be in court when it happens.