Of course, the actor is denying the allegations. If true, it’s disappointing. He seemed like a grouchy, yet ultimately likable, decent guy in his TV character on “That 70s Show.”
By the way, of note to this actor Bozo (Masterson) and to his spokespersons, who seem to feel that, “but I was in a relationship with the purported victims, so I could not have sexually attacked them!” absolves him, or is a great defense:
Rape and sexual assault are not just things that happen by a stranger to a woman they do not know, but can also happen by men who are MARRIED TO, DATING, or in a live-in relationship, with women.
Rape is not only a situation of a man in a trench coat jumping out from behind a bush at night to drag a woman victim he does not know into an alley and rape her.
Husbands have been known to rape or abuse their wives. Boyfriends have been known to rape or abuse their girlfriends. Therefore, don’t tell me you are above suspicion because you were dating, or living with, some of these women.
As Radar previously reported, Tony Ortega of The Underground Bunkerprovided the document after breaking the bombshell news that Masterson has been the target of multiple sexual assault allegations in the early 2000s.
According to an LAPD investigative report filed by one victim in 2016, one incident occurred in December 2001, when she was living with Masterson in LA for six years.
The alleged victim “went to bed and when she woke up [she] was bleeding from her anus,” the report claims.
The document alleged that she “confronted [Masterson] and he laughed at her and told her he had sex with her anus.”
The incident resurfaced, Ortega reported, after Remini inspired the victim and another alleged victim to come forward with their claims.
…Masterson’s rep told Radar, “We are aware of” the rape allegations from one of Masterson’s exes.
“The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their six year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend,” the rep claimed.
The alleged victims also claim they were pressured by the Church of Scientology to stay quiet about the reported assaults.
Actor Danny Masterson, who played Hyde on “That ‘70s Show” for eight seasons, is being investigated over allegations of sexual assault.
The incidents were said to have occurred in the early 2000s
Actor Danny Masterson, who appeared in sitcom That ’70s Show, is reportedly being investigated by the LAPD after allegations that accusations of sexual assault were covered up by the Church of Scientology.
Variety has reported that the LAPD is looking into claims of sexual assault that were said to have been committed by Masterson – a practicing Scientologist – in the early 2000s. Masterson has denied the claims.
A statement from the LAPD reads: “Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000s.”
The claims that the Church of Scientology covered up the allegations against the actor come courtesy of journalist Tony Ortega.
Masterson’s representative told Variety that the “false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series [Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath].“