Whoops. Letter shows Scientology gave Jane Doe 1 permission to sue Danny Masterson in 2004 - 2020-12-24
Last week we told you that it had happened again, and Jane Doe #1's real name had inadvertently been included in court documents, this time by her own attorneys. Also, for some reason when her lawyers had filed a sworn declaration written by her last week, they not only filed it a day late but they forgot to include the declaration itself.
Now that we've dealt with the blunders, we thought we would go back and actually look at what was in that declaration, because it seems pretty significant. And as Judge Steven Kleifield continues to mull over whether Scientology should be able to deny Danny Masterson's accusers their right to trial, we're interested to see if this evidence figures into his ruling.
Jane Doe #1 is one of five people suing Masterson, Scientology, and its leader David Miscavige, and one of four who was in the church herself. She alleges that Masterson violently raped her at his house after a party in April 2003. She went to the LAPD with her allegations in 2004, and then again in 2016. She's suing Masterson and the church along with the others because they say they've been harassed, stalked, and libeled for taking their rape allegations to the police. (Masterson, meanwhile, is facing criminal charges and a sentence of 45 years to life in prison for raping Jane Doe #1 and two of the other women suing him.)