Amended complaint filed against Scientology & Danny Masterson with new stalking allegations - 2020-02-29
With less than two weeks to go before a series of crucial hearings are scheduled that will include serious challenges to their lawsuit, four women suing the Church of Scientology, its leader David Miscavige, and Scientologist actor Danny Masterson have filed an updated complaint which includes new allegations of stalking, invasion of privacy, and even the poisoning of pets.
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 (who is up for re-election Tuesday) has still not said anything about whether she plans to file charges.
Last August, the four women and Carnell Bixler's husband, rocker Cedric Bixler-Zavala, filed their lawsuit against the church and Masterson over what they claim was the intense Scientology "Fair Game" campaigns they'd been subjected to because the women had come forward to the police. So while the women continue to wait for the criminal investigation to come up with rape charges, they are suing over the harassment they say they've been put through in a coordinated effort by Scientology, Miscavige, and Masterson.