Danny Masterson Accusers Open Up to Leah Remini in Long-Delayed 'Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigation - 2019-08-27
The two-hour finale of A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which explores sexual assault allegations against That '70s Show actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson, aired last night after two years of postponement, an LAPD investigation, and an elaborate protest campaign from the Church of Scientology.
The special episode, which ends the three-season show, arrives less than two weeks after Huffington Post contributor Yashar Ali reported that four women had sued Masterson, the Church of Scientology, and its leader, David Miscavige, over allegations that Masterson had raped them and conspired with the church to cover it up by way of "stalking" and "illegal and unethical conduct."
One of the four women, Marie Bobette Riales, alleged that, while dating Masterson in 2002, he repeatedly drugged her and assaulted her while she was unconscious. Another woman, Chrissie Bixler, who also dated Masterson and lived with him in the '90s, claimed he was often "controlling and violent," regularly insulted her appearance, and once dragged her across their bedroom when she didn't want to have sex. The other two women were not named in the complaint.