'That 70's Show' Alum Danny Masterson Being Investigated for Sexual Assault

The investigation towards the 'Urge' actor is reportedly spearheaded by Leah Remini's post-Scientology show.

AceShowbiz - %cDanny Masterson% is being investigated by Los Angeles Police Department for sexual assault. According to LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division's Sexual Assault Section's statement, the "Yes Man" actor was reported by three women.

"The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson. Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000's," LAPD's statement read.

Masterson's rep, Jenni Weinman Voake, was quick to deny the allegations. She also said that one of three women who reported Masterson was his ex-girlfriend. Voake also noted that her client's ex "was in contact with %cLeah Remini% that she made allegations of sexual assault."

This sexual allegation case apparently has a connection with the church of Scientology since Masterson is a member of the church while Remini is an outspoken ex-member who publicly criticized the church multiple times. She even runs a TV show, "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath", which shows her life after leaving the community.

"We are aware of [name redacted]'s 16-year-old allegations. It was only after [redacted] was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson. The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their 6-year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend," said Voake in a statement.

She also stated that her client's ex had made similar allegations in the past and even threatened to hurt Masterson's wife, %cBijou Phillips%. "Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians. When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him," she continued. "In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand [redacted] made of the Church after Danny broke up with her was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent."

Voake ended her statement by saying that one of the three women once made allegation for sexual allegation but it turned out her claim had no merit. "We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit. Based on reading the anti-Scientology blog that posted this story, these false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini's anti-Scientology television series," explained Voake.

The news of Masterson being investigated was first reported by journalist Tony Ortega on his anti-Scientology website. Ortega claimed that those three women were pressured by the church and had no courage to contact the police until they met Remini.

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