Watch how this plays out. Probably not like the others. Scientology has actually done a decent job protecting Danny Masterson thus far. Watch the disgusting back-flips that cult does to make this go away.
Hang on, let me put away my EA pitchfork and dust off my Hollywood Abuse pitchfork from last week.
He's accused of raping multiple women but it's all been pretty hush.
I was starting to wonder when this story was going to resurface.
What did Danny Masterson do?
Ahh, it’s probably a lot easier to control the situation when 3 of them are Scientologists.
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The wife of the leader of the church hasn't been seen publicly since 2007.
She's OK though! The head of the police department in her hometown closed the case after he met her privately and saw she was in good health.
The head of the police department is a member of the church as well.
Family Guy has been making jokes about him for years. First time I heard about this story.
Him being a Scientologist certainly hurt my perception of him.
Woah how have the Scientology folks let this story get published. Are they losing touch?
I don't think anything can make me dislike an actor quicker, barring sexual assault, than learning an actor or actress is a scientologist.
Holy shit I never knew that. That’s fuckin’ eerie
come out, man. nobody cares anyway
Nope. It's not me.
On the flip side, Ashton Kutcher has a charity that helps victims of child sex trafficking, so the whole cast isn't disgusting.
Wow. That was a really scary read. For those to lazy to click on the article look at some of this stuff
One of Masterson’s accusers filed a police report in 2004 saying that she was raped in 2003, but the case didn’t move forward after the Church of Scientology intervened and submitted over 50 affidavits from Scientologists who denied the woman’s account.
According to two sources with knowledge of the case, the woman’s case file from 2004 vanished, leaving Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller to reconstruct it.
April 2017, police referred the case to the district attorney. Since then, the district attorney’s office has examined the evidence turned over by LAPD and conducted its own investigation. Despite compelling ― what one law enforcement source described as “overwhelming” — evidence, the charges have not been approved for filing. The evidence includes audiotapes, emails sent to and from Scientology officers at the time the alleged rapes happened, forensic computer evidence and a threatening handwritten letter Masterson sent to one of the alleged victims, according to two people with knowledge of the evidence in the district attorney’s possession.
I was a kid when this happened, but my mom was addicted to watching Entertainment Tonight, so I remember seeing it on TV. So ever since I was 10, I always saw him as the closeted homosexual. Still really like most of the movies he's in though, so it's not like it actually hurt my impression of him.
Hope we don't get a Twitter post from John stating "I choose now to be known as a gay man"
Yea, this story is crazy! Watching them sweep a few rapes under the rug isn't all that surprising, unfortunately, but watching them jump through hoops declaring a person who hasn't been seen in 10 years is fine and good, is crazy.
Things this "church" gets away with is alarming.
JT is intentionally releasing them so that they don't have anything on him anymore and he can leave.
I want to know why Bryan Singer keeps flying under the radar.
"Xenu made me do it" - Travolta, probably.
I think it's a popular opinion that John Travolta is living in a closet. Didn't know about this story though.
That 70's Show is my girlfriend and I's my girlfriend's and my go-to background noise. This sucks to read, especially because Hyde's the best. Fuckin' dammit.. fuck you, Masterson.
E: Grammar is good.
There was also the controversy surrounding his son's death from a condition that went undiagnosed and untreated because of his beliefs.
Wow I didn’t know he was a member of Scientology, I have lost so much respect for him. Also didn’t know about the rape stuff, which is worse, obviously.
He raped women while they were passed out and when they woke up to him violently raping them, he choked them until they fell unconscious again while he raped
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Bearing in mind everything we know about Scientology, do you think people truly believe in it as a religion?
Or is it more about the tax writeoffs, and blanket protection, and the ability to act with impunity under its umbrella?
I'm thinking the latter
Don't forget his brother (oldest brother from Malcolm in the middle) and sister (Tara in the walking dead). Scientology is a family affair.
They're both so different from who they played in the show. Hyde is a Scientologist and Michael has his own charity. Though, Michael is a nice guy at heart.
"Daaaad! Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet!"
I feel like Weinstien is using PR to bring up every story they can find and make everyone forget about him.
Well....maybe Kelly Preston.
I'm honestly kind of shocked somebody hasn't just shot up their offices or some shit at this point. The trail of broken lives they've left behind them since the 50's is pretty fucking long.
I'm thrilled that all these people are being outed for sexual assault and rape, but hate that the dept of homeland security is using this as an excuse to terrorize escorts who gave their pers...
Edit: because this is getting some attention (this needs all the attention it can get, since no major media outlet has picked it up whatsoever), i'm going to copypaste what I said elsewhere-
I'm posting this as a former sex worker. Eros.com was/is a massively popular international escort advertising website.
This is a situation few people are aware of and people need to be aware. This website required more and more information in order to verify that members were not underage. This information will now be used to make criminals out of consensual, adult escorts (who are likely sex workers) and clients. People who volunteered their ID's and photos in order to prove that they were not underage and to help protect children from ending up in the adult industry
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
This is wrong. There are people who are trafficked, and there are children forced into sexual slavery. That is wrong, and will always be wrong, and consensual sex workers do not want to see that happen to anyone. Those in the adult industry by choice (and most people are there by choice) want to help get trafficked individuals and children out of sex work, and can help do that. They interact with other sex workers regularly, and would love to be able to call the police to protect themselves and others. But they can't. We can't.
When you make criminals out of sex workers, for no reason other than because you believe based on limited information and social bias, that sex work is inherently wrong, that is a travesty. It also is why so many sex workers are targets for rapists, serial killers, blackmailers, and just your general violent psychopath who wants to take it out on someone without fear of the consequences.
Please help protect the thousands of innocent people who will be hurt deeply by this situation. Speak out for sex workers.
Which should have ended his acting career. Neglecting his child because of the exploitative confabulations of a pulp fiction hack, is bad, but the child dying because of them should have banished him to the outer fringes of society, the snug confines of the prison system and the footnotes of entertainment history. Alas, no.
I used to have such a crush on Donna from that 70s show...
What the fuck.
Or even a "if I'm going down I'm taking them all with me?"
If it exposes tons of other predators for what they are, he can go right ahead.
Holy shit! EA runs Scientology?
If he does, How would the Church of Scientology handle that PR move? They publicly agree in LGBT rights, but the writings of LRH specifically state homosexuality as a perversion or illness
apparently seth macfarlane has been subtly calling out sexual abusers in family guy and at award shows and in general for years.
I think the moral of the story is sell your soul and become a scientologist.
It'll be something along the lines of "I was a homosexual, but the Scientology cured me and Ive moved past my traumaaaa"
Bryan Singer is shitting himself and trying to crank out as many more X-Men movies as possible before he gets sent to the chopping block.
I’ve seen him assault one of my male coworkers in person, and the resort in which we worked has banned him from the spa. No surprises here.
The guy who runs the church is a legitimate sociopath. As all good cult leaders are, really. I wouldn't be surprised if he has the woman chained up in his basement or some shit.
Well, I mean, he has a sexual battery case against a younger male resurfacing. We all know what’s coming. He chooses to live as a gay man now.
Yep, they will get handled "internally". So fucked up
Singer is currently directing the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, but there are reports that he has been acting strange on the set in recent weeks. I wonder why.
Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.
- Niccolò Machiavelli
Ruined the springs in Oprah's couch.
If we're going to talk about Scientologists abusing women can we also bring up how David Miscavige's wife has been missing since 2007 and how Lisa McPherson's dead body was found covered in cockroach bites, leading to charges against the Church of Scientology which were dropped after the state's medical examiner changed the cause of death from "undetermined" to an "accident".
Noooooo :( like I don’t want to shit on people’s religion, but COME ON how can people willingly believe that nonsense?!
Please get Tom Cruise next. Bring the whole damn Church of Wack-A-Doo down.
Kelso tries to make some after school group to make it seem like he cares and thus get chicks, ends up funding a successful anti human trafficking organization.
Yeah pay to win is just not acceptable.
Spacey gets his Netflix show canceled due to allegations, but not Masterson.
Moral of the story; if you are going to rape someone, make sure it is a woman.
EDIT: Either people didn't read the same article I did (you know, the one in the comment I am responding to), or people don't know what sarcasm is. I'm sorry I didn't spend a week researching, drafting, and editing my stupid joke before posting it on a stupid website.
Seriously, humanity, chill the goddamn fuck out already.
This comment is the best
You're not allowed to hear about Xenu until you reach a certain level and pay a fuckload of money.
It is quite odd the high number of celebrities who are scientologists. I hadn't thought about it like you suggest before, but it may well be just a way to pay enforcers to cover up your shit and get a tax write off at the same time. Basically a religion of hollywood fixers...
The son was almost certainly severely autistic - you can tell by his facial expressions and the things he is doing with his hands in photographs. I have a nephew like this - Jett's characteristics and movements were immediately recognizable to me. Autistic people frequently suffer seizures. They had some weird excuse of a rare immune-deficiency syndrome or something that they said he had but I'm 99% certain he was autistic and they were embarrassed by that because they're assholes.
Edit: Example of some of the hand motions I was talking about. This is an extremely common and telltale behavior. My nephew is very preoccupied with his hands. He contorts them into a lot of different positions and locks his fingers like this. Sometimes he waves his hands around in front of his face repetitively and focuses on them. These types of things are called self-stimulatory behavior. I have also seen a lot of photos of Jett wearing which is also common for autistic people, especially kids, as they have a hard time dealing with sensory input. It's possible that he's just jamming, but pretty unlikely IMO. I think these people literally made up a bullshit story about a rare medical condition because they were embarrassed to admit that their child was autistic. He deserved better.
They unfortunately already got handled internally.
remember that Reddit thread where like a half dozen guys shared stories about him coming onto them at the gym?
No, it's the media that's wrong
They're too good at ruining lives to let anyone live peacefully who might jeopardize their organization through any means, violent or peaceful.
Plus, you can feel pride in the amount of money you spent. Just like in Scientology!
Setting dwarfs on fire while singing "Macarena" naked.
Phew. Glad we cleared that up!
Also Elizabeth Moss, Jenna Elfman, Catherine Bell...
A lack of accusers going public.
Michael wasn't evil but he wasn't really nice either. He was just very self-centered and selfish but not particularly a bad guy.
Michael Peña was a big shocker for me.
SEXUAL battery?! Sounds like a pretty serious charge.
So I pull out my gun!
It's not a coincidence, he probably knew he could get them controlled through the "church"
It has to be worse dirt than that, I mean we're all on Reddit talking about how gay Travolta is...not that good of a secret.
The church of Scientology cares. They'd take away his magical powers if they found out he was gay.
“I choose to live as a cultistsexual”
If she’s still alive, definitely. I wouldn’t put it past Miscavige to just strangle her, personally. “Legitimate sociopath” doesn’t even cover it, but it’s no surprise that he’s the inheritor of one of the most sociopathic organizations in history.
Next thing you're going to try to tell me is that Freddy Mercury was gay. Nice try.
If Tom and Travolta don't come out of the closet I'm gonna cap this bitch
Yeah the irony of her being on that show and in a cult is kinda amusing.
I still can't believe it.
I buy your hypothesis
Spa, you keep saying this word spa, and you're not finishing it. are trying to say spaghetti? Are you taking me for a spaghetti day?
I have a male friend who worked as a massage therapist at a spa in Florida. He told me that John Travolta used to come in all the time using a false name. He would usually be with a boyfriend, request a male therapist, and make no effort to hide the fact that he was gay.
The irony of her being a Scientologist and saying that Fred Armisen was weird after their divorce was kind ironic to me.
Not cool, man.
You can tell there is something severly wrong when stuff like this is allowed to happend with no repercussions whatsoever.
She's also a scientologist, so my guess is that she's a "willing" (as willing as you can be in scientology) beard for him.
Well, celebrities aren’t exactly known for their intelligence or moral integrity. They’re just rich and charismatic... prime targets for a cult if you think about it.
You guys should watch that Leah Remini show exposing what goes on behind closed doors in Scientology. Some insane shit.
Him continuing to be a Scientologist likely has a lot to do with him being a closeted homosexual. Those dudes would out him to everyone immediately, since you have to admit all of that kind of shit during auditing. See Also: Tom Cruise.
Wonder if his wife had any idea before they were married.