If you’ve ever been to Tinsel Town before then you probably noticed an overwhelming presence of the Church of Scientology looming over the city.
Almost literally in fact, because up on Franklin Boulevard, quite close to Griffith Park and just down the street from Hollywood Blvd and Vine, there is a gigantic castle that is specifically for the Church of Scientology. But there are churches and scientologists everywhere.
And this television star and the Church of Scientology are being sued for alleged rape and stalking cover-up.
The Church of Scientology is synonymous with secrecy. The amount of horror stories have been exposed in documentaries like HBO’s “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” “The Secrets of Scientology” and BBC’s “Scientology and Me.”
But maybe none were more damaging than former Scientologist, actress Leah Remini’s (“King of Queens” and “Old School”) ongoing docuseries “Scientology and the Aftermath.” Remini exposed many disturbing elements of how the Church’s hierarchy devious practices and cover-ups. After all, they have a long history of doing it and it’s well documented.
The Church of Scientology has many high-profile celebrity clients like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Beck, Michael Pena, Juliette Lewis and Elisabeth Moss.
Another is Danny Masterson who is most popularly known for playing Steven Hyde in “That 70’s Show.”
And now four women who previously accused actor Danny Masterson of rape have reportedly filed a lawsuit against him and also the Church of Scientology alleging that they were stalked and harassed by church members.
To be absolutely fair, if you have seen any of the documentaries about the Hollywood church and its members, then you’d know that the accusers’ allegations coincide with how they have behaved in the past.
The women reported their cases to the LAPD in late 2016 and early 2017 regarding attacks that allegedly took place in the early 2000s. Masterson has emphatically denied the allegations and said in a statement, “Once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family.”
He added in a statement to Fox News via his attorney, “I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years. I will beat her in court — and look forward to it because the public will finally be able learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman. And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family.”
Masterson’s career has been in a whirlwind since the bombshell allegations – he was fired from the hit Netflix series “The Ranch,” which co-starred Ashton Kutcher and was also dropped by his agents.
The lawsuit also accuses the Church of Scientology of stalking these women after the accusations went public.
It claims they were targeted by the organization as retaliation after making their allegations public.
One of the plaintiffs claimed a member of the church vandalized her food truck and another said someone chased her in her car.
It’s amazing the Church of Scientology exists at all anymore because they seem more like an intimidating mob organization than anything else.