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LAPD PROBING SCIENTOLOGY AND DANNY MASTERSON FOR MULTIPLE RAPES, COVER-UP

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Victims came forward after reaching out to actress Leah Remini as a result of her A&E series

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Victims complain of being pressured by the Church of Scientology to keep quiet about their claims, and were punished for being victimized

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One victim accuses LAPD of being compromised by its relationship to the Church of Scientology, says detective told her investigation already ‘ruined’

 

 
By Tony Ortega

 
The Underground Bunker has obtained documents which show that the Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating Scientology celebrity and That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson in at least three alleged cases of rape or sodomy of women who were also Scientologists and who claim they were pressured by the Church of Scientology not to contact police or go public with their accusations.

We want to emphasize that no charges have been filed against Masterson, whose attorney Marty Singer said that he had not heard about an investigation against the actor. When we contacted the LAPD, we were asked to send an email inquiry to Chief Charlie Beck, and he has not responded to a lengthy message we sent him yesterday. We sent a message to Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw asking for a church statement, but have heard nothing. Masterson’s publicist, Jenni Weinman, said she wanted to take our call yesterday, but then did not get back to us.

One person we did hear from is actress Leah Remini, whose recent A&E series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, was a key reason that the women came forward.

Before Remini’s series even began airing in November, there was so much publicity about it she and her co-star, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, began hearing from people who had never previously come forward about allegedly being victimized by the church. One of them told Remini about her claim of being attacked by Masterson.

Remini tells us that she said to the woman, who we’re calling Victim A, that it was time for people to take action, and she encouraged Victim A to file a police report.

When she did, Remini then got personally involved in the investigation, which soon grew when two additional women were added to it.

One of those women, Victim B, had filed a report with the LAPD in 2004 after her rape had occurred in 2003. But that investigation was closed when witnesses — who were Scientologists — contradicted the victim’s testimony.

As a result of Victim A coming forward, the LAPD contacted Victim B and reopened her case, with Remini’s encouragement.

“I met with the LAPD. I met with Detective Reyes, and I told her these victims deserve to be heard,” Remini says. “I pointed out to her that there was a framed picture of a Scientologist on their wall, actor Michael Peña. Do you know what that says to a young Scientologist who comes here to seek justice? My experience with the LAPD has not been good. I asked her to do the right thing by these girls, and I told her that the world is watching.”

But after several months, Victim A became increasingly frustrated with the LAPD’s investigation, and on February 22, she wrote a lengthy and detailed letter to LAPD Capt. William Hayes and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, spelling out what she claimed were signs that the LAPD has been compromised by the Church of Scientology.

In her message, Victim A described the background of her case: That she had been in a relationship with Danny Masterson, but he had allegedly anally raped and injured her while she was unconscious in an incident that occurred in December 2001. And that she had never previously reported the rape to police because, like Masterson, she was a Scientologist, and Scientology officials told her not to go to the police and then had punished her for being victimized.

“They threatened me that if I ever told anyone or reported him to the police that I would be declared a ‘suppressive person’ and lose everything and everyone,” she said in her message to Chief Beck. “Then they put me on a massive ethics program as punishment. My rapist was not punished at all. They didn’t even call him to talk about it. I ended up breaking up with him two months later.”

Only recently, she wrote, did she learn of another person who had been attacked by Masterson — Victim B — and then about another victim who also came forward, Victim C.

 

[LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and actress Leah Remini]

 
In November, Victim A made a police report in her local city (she no longer lives in California, where the alleged rape took place). That police department referred the case to the LAPD’s Hollywood station on Wilcox Avenue, but it was then assigned to Detective Esther Reyes of the Robbery-Homicide Division.

“I was told that my report was transferred out of the Wilcox location into downtown due to known leaks within the Hollywood division when I received a phone call from Detective Reyes later that day…She warned me that I am not to speak to any other officer or anyone claiming to be an officer,” Victim A wrote to the LAPD chief.

She was told by Reyes that Victim B’s case, which had originally been investigated by the LAPD in 2004, had been officially reopened, and that Victim C had also filed an official report.

Again, from the Feb. 22 letter: “She told me that she has taken our police reports out of the LAPD computers so that no one could see them. She said she had them in a vault that only she and her captain could access. She told me this was done to safeguard the case as she agreed that their [sic] are leaks in the LAPD and that some LAPD officers are very friendly with the church of Scientology.”

In January, Reyes and another officer flew to Victim A’s location and took her statement.

Reyes asked the victims to make controlled phone calls to try and get Masterson and others to talk about the alleged crimes. The victims were each assigned phone numbers that they could give out so that if Masterson or other witnesses called it, the calls would be automatically recorded by the LAPD.

Victim A used her assigned phone number to call two Church of Scientology “ethics officers” as well as Masterson’s publicist, Jenni Weinman. She was unable to get Masterson himself to call the number.

In her email to the police chief, Victim A complained that Det. Reyes never gave her much guidance on the phone calls, except to tell her that it would be acceptable if she lied during the conversations.

“Reyes told me many times that the DA says that if we fail the recorded phone calls then Reyes would have to find other victims independently of me and the other known victims,” she wrote.

But besides the phone calls, there were witnesses to the incidents, and although Reyes said they would be interviewed, they have not been interviewed at this point.

Victim A also explained in her message that Victim B was assigned her own phone number, but when she looked up the number on a web search, she found that it returned results like “Do not call this number. It is a police sting number.” Reyes had apparently made a mistake, assigning Victim B a phone number that had previously been used in another case.

Victim A wrote that Reyes continued to put pressure on her to get better information in her recorded phone calls, and that time was running out.

“She suggested I up the heat on the publicist. Not knowing what that meant, and being under tremendous pressure to not fail Reyes or the case, I gave the publicist an ultimatum. I told the publicist that if Danny doesn’t do the right thing and apologize to me then I would back [Victim B] up and go public as well.”

Victim A wrote that Reyes called this a mistake, and told her that she would have extended the time on the phone number, which Victim A says Reyes did not make clear earlier.

“Reyes then accused me of ruining the calls with my ultimatum [to the publicist]….So instead of Reyes thanking me for spending the past month constantly making heart-wrenching calls to truly horrible people, she blamed me for ruining this part of the case.”

Since the victims started making the recorded calls, witnesses to the incidents have begun flying to Los Angeles in recent days. “[Masterson’s] people are collecting the witnesses to get them on the same page. I asked [Reyes] why she won’t get their official statement before they are compromised. She told me again that she is looking for other victims…”

Victim A related that a couple of weeks earlier, Reyes had said something to her that now seemed to be prescient. “Reyes totally out of the blue told me that at any time I can walk away from the case. She told me she would not be mad at me. No one would be mad at me. She would totally understand. It felt like she wanted me to walk away.”

After telling her it would be OK to walk away, now Det. Reyes told her that she had “ruined” the case with her recorded phone call to Masterson’s publicist.

“Last night’s phone call with her devastated me. I cannot believe an SVU detective would speak so unprofessionally and so cruelly to a sexual assault survivor. To coldly blame the victim for ruining the case. Knowing that would be a trigger for me as the church of Scientology blamed me for getting raped.”

After the upsetting phone call, Victim A told Reyes that she wanted a copy of her police report. Reyes had previously refused, but this time sent Victim A the initial page of her report. Victim A says in her email to the chief that it shocked her to see the report. Instead of a rape investigation, the charge was listed as sodomy, which carries a lesser potential penalty, and the description of the incident was poorly written and inaccurate. Victim A has tried to get the rest of the report, and so far has been unable to.

According to the LAPD report itself, Victim A claimed that she was attacked and injured while she was unconscious: “Victim and suspect lived together for 6 years, but were not married. Vict went to bed and when she woke up and was bleeding from her anus. Vict confronted the suspect, he laug[h]ed at her and told her he had sex with her in her anus.”

 

[From Victim A’s police report, showing that the LAPD is handling it as a sodomy case.]

 
Victim A finished her lengthy message to Chief Beck with an appeal to save the case from Det. Reyes’ bungling.

“You have a serial rapist on your hands with god knows how many victims and how many future victims, and the church of Scientology has known about it, threatened us, silenced us, and covered it all up. I am begging the LAPD for a fair and honest investigation. I am begging you all to do the right thing. I am begging for your help.”

The Underground Bunker has spoken to a witness of one of the incidents. He’s no longer a Scientologist, but in 2003 he was a member of the church and attended the party at Danny Masterson’s house where Victim B claims she was attacked.

“We were all good friends. I was at Danny’s for a party one night and he was DJing. [Victim B] showed up at some point,” the witness tells us.

“I remember that she was sober. She hadn’t been drinking. But then Danny made her a drink. Later, from the backyard I heard Danny say, [Victim B]’s going in the pool! And yeah, he threw her into the pool.”

The witness went outside to see what had happened. Victim B was in the water along with two other women. “[Victim B] had all her clothes on — I remember she was wearing a black halter top and black jeans. You know, to tell you the truth I felt kind of sorry for her and I resented Danny for doing it. But she said she was OK.”

He says Victim B came out of the pool, went to a patio chair, and curled up in a ball. Someone wrapped a towel around her.

“Danny, at some point, said to her, ‘Hey, let me take you upstairs,’ and I said, ‘Whoa.’ But Danny said, ‘No, no, I’d never do that. She’s my homie.'”

Later, the witness says he was in the living room as the party had begun to fizzle out. And that’s when he heard a commotion coming from upstairs, where Danny’s bedroom was.

“I saw [Victim B], she was coming toward me, her hair was still drying. She looked terrified. And she said, ‘Oh my God, Danny just raped me.’ She was freaking out and crying.”

According to the LAPD police report of Victim B’s incident, she is alleging that Masterson choked her when she objected to being sexually assaulted by him. “SUSP (acquaintance) sexually assaulted the victim while she was passed out. The victim woke up while the suspect was having sex with her and struggled with him. The suspect choked the victim until she passed out,” the document reads.

 

[From Victim B’s police report, with her description of being choked.]

 
The witness says that everyone at the party were Scientologists, and after Victim B emerged from Masterson’s room they immediately began trying to create the impression that nothing out of the ordinary had happened.

“[Victim B] was in the kitchen freaking out, and I was really concerned. But people were saying no, Danny didn’t do anything, she’s fine. She’s just had too much to drink. There was a commotion as they tried to calm her down and lead her upstairs. Someone convinced her to go up to Danny’s room,” he remembers. “Somebody said to me, she’s going to stay here and sleep it off. Then I left.”

A day or two later, he says, he was called in to Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre where an ethics officer spoke to him about about the incident.

“I was told in no uncertain terms by the ethics officer that [Victim B] had too much to drink and Danny had done nothing wrong. He said she was being ‘handled.’ And I remember thinking, OK, but what’s happening to Danny?”

The witness says he was told by Victim B that she had given his phone number to Detective Reyes when the investigation began last fall, but he hasn’t been contacted by the LAPD.

Danny Masterson is mostly known for his part on That ’70s Show, which ran from 1998 to 2006, and for helping to get one of his costars, Laura Prepon, into Scientology. Masterson himself grew up in Scientology and was doing television commercials by a very young age.

Like most Scientology celebrities, he rarely talks about his involvement in the church, but then suddenly he talked about it rather openly in 2015 to Paper magazine. “I’ve never been given a hard time my entire life about my belief system or my philosophy in life. Literally never once in 38 years,” he said. “If people start like asking questions in a way where I feel like they have an ulterior motive, I’m just like, ‘Dude, just go buy a fucking book and read it and decide for your fucking self what it means’….I work, I have a family and I’m a spiritual being who likes to understand why things happen in the world and want to learn more so that I can have them not affect me adversely. So if that’s weird, then, well, you can go fuck yourself.”

While the LAPD’s investigation of Masterson was going on, news emerged that his wife, Bijou Phillips — the Almost Famous actress and daughter of musician John Phillips — needs a kidney transplant, which Masterson said he is optimistic that she’ll receive.

Masterson is currently producing and starring in a Netflix series, The Ranch, with his That ’70s Show costar Ashton Kutcher. Its second season is expected to be coming in the next couple of months.

We asked Leah Remini for her thoughts on where the LAPD investigation has gone after she encouraged Det. Reyes to pursue the case.

“As more people come forward and are courageous, it’s going to force law enforcement to do its job. Mike Rinder and I will make it our business to follow this story very closely and make it known publicly.”

 
UPDATE, 3:30 PM: Now that this story is getting picked up all over the place, two interesting statements have been made. First, by the LAPD, which essentially confirms our story:

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.

Danny Masterson has also put out a statement, through his representative, Jenni Weinman, who said she was interested in speaking with us yesterday and then never got back to us. We confirmed with one of the websites jumping on this story that it was Weinman who gave them this statement but for some reason did not want to have her name attached to it:

We are aware of the accuser’s 16-year-old allegations. It was only after she 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. 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. In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand the accuser made of the Church after Danny broke up with her was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent. 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 since the accuser only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini.

Now, we’ll tell you what Weinman isn’t saying to those websites running this statement and that they should be interested in knowing: Jenni Weinman is listed as a witness to the sexual assault of Victim B on the second page of her police report.

 

 
We confirmed with the witness we interviewed for our story that it was Jenni Weinman, in fact, who brought Victim B to the party at Masterson’s house the night she alleges that she was raped.

If Jenni Weinman is going to put out statements about the victims in these assaults, she really ought to identify herself, and also disclose that she was, in fact, a witness in the investigation.

 
UPDATE, 4:30 PM: Gary Morehead, a former Scientology security official, reminded us that before he was known as “DJ Mom Jeans” Danny Masterson went by the charming stage name of “DJ Donkey Punch.” Gary even had still in his possession a DJ Donkey Punch party pass that he was given for a 2001 appearance by Masterson.

We’ll just post here the Wiktionary definition of Donkey Punch: “The Donkey Punch is a relatively simple maneuver. When engaged in anal sex from behind, simply punch your partner in the back of the neck so that the sphincter clenches up.”

 

 
The Police reports:

Victim A

Victim A Police Report (Redacted) by Tony Ortega on Scribd

Victim B

Victim B Police Report (Redacted) by Tony Ortega on Scribd

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,680 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,783 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,277 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,317 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,029 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 496 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,614 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,784 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,104 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,079 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 435 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,737 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 844 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,246 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,119 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 700 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,205 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,449 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,558 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on March 3, 2017 at 07:00

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  • Liberated

    What, not one knowledge report….oh yeah, the cult doesn’t consider this worthy, but anyone who says anything negative about davey….well, watch out.

    Negative PR is the “only crime” in the cult, I keep forgetting.

    • Jimmy3

      I think there might be a KR application on rtc . org. I’ve never checked it out and don’t know where that actually goes. But it may be open to the public…

      • Ben Franklin

        It goes into the attic.

  • Sunny Sands

    A quote from Danny’s rep at Gossip Cop:

    ” ‘In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand Chrissie [last name 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.’ ”

    So this means that today the Cherch accessed records from their files on the romantic break-up of 2 members from approximately 13 years ago. What other “religion” does that?

    • Frodis73

      Busted in another lie as they always make the statement that they do not get involved in the personal livs of their members. Ha.

    • Liberated

      Of course, they always blame the victim.

  • nottrue
    • flyonthewall

      It is ironic that they are probing Danny Masterson over rape claims

      • Kristen

        Hopefully he’ll get some further probing in JAIL

      • Frodis73

        Oh I would love to probe that asshole. Sigh. I am so pissed about this. He will probably get away with it…the same way Casey Affleck is getting away with his 3 abuse claims. Money to pay people off and celebrity go a long way.

        • Kristen

          Maybe ol’ Danny will win an Oscar, too!

          • Missionary Kid

            An Oscar butt plug.

          • Frodis73

            Lol, too bad he is not that talented, but yeah. Interesting to watch how the different accusations play out…remember Nate Parker and his movie Birth of a Nation tanked because of his rape/assault case? No, if nobody remembers I am not surprised. Casey goes on to win an Oscar though. White privilege and money privilege!

            • gtsix

              Yea… and Casey Aflleck won an oscar.

              Danny may have a ‘fro, but he’s lillywhite.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        And he enjoys poker:

        poker
        ˈpəʊkə/
        noun
        a metal rod with a handle, used for prodding…

        • flyonthewall

          you said rod

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            So did you *snicker*

            • flyonthewall

              you said did

              and don’t say I did

      • Phil McKraken
  • Qbird

    Vic A police report: 12/31/2001 :::fixed:::
    Vic B police report: 4/25/2003
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ These occured while “That 70’s Show” was running.

    Only recently, she wrote, did she learn of another person who had been attacked by Masterson — Victim B — and then about another victim who also came forward, Victim C.

    Vic C <— when reported?

  • Ben Franklin

    Once this story appeared on Perez Hilton site, it is a wrap. It’s going to spread all over the net like a virus. Danny’s Rep phone must be ringing every second.

    • flyonthewall

      ring a ding ding
      if you know what i mean

      and i think you do

  • Couch_Incident

    And it’s back at Wikipedia after having been removed, but with the following:
    “Note: Police reports have been filed and an investigation is active regarding Mr. Masterson. This is not proof of guilt but a reporting of a statement of fact that Mr. Masterson has been publicly accused and is news worthy in the same way as allegations listed on Wikipedia against Bill Cosby.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Masterson#Rape_Allegations

    Nice to have the disclaimer compare him to Bill Cosby…

    When it was removed about about 3 hours ago (click on the “Talk” tab), the editor had given the following explanation (obviously doesn’t know Tony’s reputation as a serious, professional journalist):
    “Someone’s anti-Scientology blog is not a reliable source. Before we can include any allegations — and note that WP:BLP applies to talk pages as well — we need something more reputable. WP:PRIMARY is also a factor here.”

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Well done, Mr Ortega, this is excellent reporting. I am predicting this story will be in the top 10 most read stories of the year.

    Already 1000+ comments, and 320+ hearts.

    My deepest sympathies to the victims.

  • Claire Swazey

    I wonder what Kutcher will think of this. He crusades against sexual abuse.

  • downtherabbithole

    Might be a fun novel to read.

    The Scientology Murders: A Dead Detective Novel (Dead Detective Mysteries) Hardcover – April 4, 2017
    by William Heffernan (Author)

    “The Dead Detective pursues miscreants attached to the Church of Scientology from their Florida headquarters to the Yukon State…Highly entertaining.”
    –Kirkus Reviews

  • Douglas D. Douglas
  • Chattan

    This story is now starting to appear in Google News.

  • Rita G

    Holy crap! Thanks for the excellent reporting, Tony.

  • Mick Roberts
  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Just peeking in and couldn’t believe how different the search results are from this morning. Full page of outlest covering this, including The Hollywood Reporter. Bet that copy won’t be found at the Celebrity Center!

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lapd-investigating-danny-masterson-allegations-sexual-assault-982932

    “Los Angeles police are probing allegations of sexual assault against That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson, authorities told The Hollywood Reporter Friday.

    “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,” according to a statement from LAPD’s robbery-homicide division.”

    And not one word about the original source of this story, of course…

    EDITED TO ADD:
    They have now included the statement from Danny’s rep. and the info that this originated here. Without noting that it was an edit!

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lapd-investigating-danny-masterson-allegations-sexual-assault-982932

    • Couch_Incident

      And nothing about the “religion” that gave him cover… EDIT: They added Tony and $cn.

    • Kristen

      I see a mention of Tony in there. Did they add that later?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Yep. Updated without attribution. Some older outlets don’t do the internet right.

    • Kristen

      Oh, and they doxxed the victim?? Nice, cherch. Nice.

  • Mick Roberts
  • nottrue
  • Mick Roberts
    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      TMZ are of course “siding with” masterson. No surprise there.

      • flyonthewall

        i didn’t know Karin Pouw contributed articles for TMZ

        • Mick Roberts

          Well that explains that PI on the Aftermath show that claimed he worked for TMZ…..

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner
  • Kim O’Brien

    so when do we get to read that big story that you have been working on ? 😉

    • Mick Roberts

      I actually wish he would have done this yesterday (Thursday). Can you imagine the scramble at OSA as 2:00 PM started approaching?

    • So much filler lately.
      Slacker.

  • nottrue
  • Tony Ortega

    Update coming in a minute.

  • J. Swift

    The fix has been in at LAPD for decades when it comes to Scientology. This goes way back and began at the old Parker Center and the LAPD’s C. Irwin Piper Technical Center. Here is a 2008 photo taken by Graham Berry of LAPD guarding Scientology from kids with signs at a protest. The background is so ironic:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bd96b500bf0a39618bd0b0f92ba22e285a27485a1ec8ecf914288552f639f3e.png

    • The way to happiness – LOL Touch and i’ll shoot you!

    • Ben Franklin

      Scientology celebrities do annual fundraising for “charities” that benefit LAPD and LAPD provides protection for Scientology and its members. If that is not an open form of bribery, then what is?

      • Missionary Kid

        I would say that it’s not so much an open from of bribery, but a real chance for safe pointing by $cientology. They will approach cops as if they are perfectly reasonable people, and try to befriend them. That way, when the cops are called, they will tend to believe the people who have been friendly on initial contact. Things often go downhill from then.

  • Observer

    I have had a particularly idiot-infested day today: *allegedly* criminal idiot Masterson, idiot in the comments this morning (not you guys), idiots on Facebook, idiots at work, and I am uncharacteristically cranky. Please forgive any undeseved snappishness. I’m trying to keep a lid on it but not sure I’m succeeding. Thank Xenu it’s almost over.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I am typing standing up here, about to head out the door. Darn my actual life…!

    • Qbird

      I hear ya… & the pizzagate yimyams are gonna fuckin’ go nutz over this too.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      (((hugs)))

  • Tony Ortega

    STORY UPDATED: Masterson rep putting out statement was a WITNESS listed in Victim B’s rape incident.

    • flyonthewall

      O.O

      • Taffy Sinclair

        Please leave my tone scale “rating” to yo-self. That’s whats up!

        Ok, truth. I’m on a level above fruit flies sprayed w/ lysol. It’s so hood.

    • Missionary Kid

      Gee, Tony, and this was such a slow day in the Bunker. You just lit one helluva fuse. Good work.

    • Observer
      • OOkpik

        “Scientology is a beautiful religion.”

        • Taffy Sinclair

          no, it’s a GORGEOUS religion, old and true. Started in 1882!

    • Kristen
      • J. Swift

        That is just so… I can’t even. Perfect.

        • Kristen

          Wow – that’s cool coming from you!! Thanks!!

      • April

        Love me some Lt. Joe Kenda! <3

    • Kim O’Brien

      im gonna throw up again

    • Frodis73

      Oh fuck that shit!!

    • gtsix

      Utterly appaling. Oh my stars… what a ……

    • Frodis73

      No wonder she didn’t call you back.

    • “The alleged incident occurred…” – says it all.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      (Tony, need to edit this. We are missing a subject in that sentence.)

      EDIT:
      Never mind. Makes sense when I read the actual Update.

    • So, what are the odds that the sites picking up your story, and which didn’t include the actual documents, will note this and update their “reports”?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Also appreciate that you, unlike horrifying rep, chose to leave name of victim out of this.

    • kemist

      I can’t even.

      These people are truly repulsive. Someone pass me the bucket.

    • downtherabbithole

      Is this Jenni Weinman person a Scientologist as well?

      • “everyone at the party were Scientologists”

        Hmm.

  • Mick Roberts
  • Intergalactic Walrus

    I recall that “Victim A” tweeted about this last year. If these claims are true, these victims need to contact Gloria Allred. Fight fire with fire. The corrupt LAPD aren’t going to do anything about this.

  • nottrue

    It doesn’t matter how old the rape is…..Just ask Bill Cosby

  • Joe

    They really got their slut shaming playbook from the 1950’s. “She dated him three years after he raped her so obviously she’s making the entire thing up!” Yeah, you nailed it. No victim ever stays with their abuser out of fear or isolation.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      I want to punch people that still think that way or still use it as an excuse for abuse.

      • Joe

        Scientology didn’t get the memo those arguments stopped being effective about 20 years ago.

        • Frodis73

          Sadly they still use them all the time tho…and too many think like that when pricks like that swimmer can get a couple mos for rape…or some get no time for rape.

          • Joe

            Yeah, and look at the outrage at the judge that handed down that sentence. If it was in a jury’s hands I think he would’ve got much worse.

  • Mrs. V.

    So scientology, are you going to blame every single member’s abhorrent behavior on Leah Remini? And then when the next person leaves, it’ll be their fault?

    Hmmm….maybe lrh should have included “don’t rape” in the way to happiness?

    • Joe

      They tried to blame Brandon Reisdorf’s actions on her and they never even met or spoke.

      • Mrs. V.

        I remember. It’s such bullshit. Leah’s a pretty powerful being for an SP.

  • nottrue

    Leah is just doing this for the attention and money….BULLSHIT..Leah is a milti millionaire and one of the most popular women in the nation

  • Mick Roberts
    • Douglas D. Douglas

      WOO HOO!!!!

  • Jimmy3

    Always attack. Never defend.

    Always avoid compassion, never display any semblance of decency.

    • JJ

      I think you can get that on a card in Scientology Greeting Card Tech.

  • The Scientology cult attacks critics who’s only action is to reveal their dark and devious deeds. These are named by the cult as wife batterers, drug runners, whores, murderers and violet felons.
    BUT
    It protects and covers up for pedophiles and rapists and molesters and has done so for decades.
    WHY?
    Because The
    cult of Scientology is desperate to get religious recognition and not
    be despised as an abusive cult. So they cover up molestations, rapes, pedophilia as a matter of routine, it has been done for decades. Over and over and over again.
    You see they are pitching the sale of higher spirituality, higher morality, higher ethics, etc. and when their die hard members molest and rape etc. ~~ it makes it sound like their tech does not work and could cut across their finance lines. Molestations and pedophilia are smelly and odorous.
    A Sea Org member told me that molestation cover ups are so abundant that Scientology Inc could compete with the Catholic Church in the sheer quantity of cover up. https
    ://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e75043b73437123fe994fbc9f01deb60065dd7d7ef6f907769b7a4fb38e6f5a.jpg

    • Ann B Watson

      💔💛

    • Joe

      But the dam is slowly breaking thanks to people like you Karen <333.

    • JJ

      Holyfuckolicious, THAT will be the killer queen. If CoS has the life long level of sexual abuse of minors. Might be harder with no alter boys and sequestered officiates who have access to young children as course, but you have what, fifty years of a closed system of morally questionable people oozing into and through the church, a church that has a history of lies and cover ups throw in the rates of sexual abuse in society… Your right, shit soup is coming. Leah will have a decades worth of stories that shouldn’t have happened to tell. If you know anything saw anything did anything and want to be clear of it, come forward write it down keep track take notes and tell, keep telling and tell someone not connected to the church.

  • TMZ just removed my comment about the update.
    Very curious. It was quite innocuous.
    Edit to add: and they removed my comment about the removal.

    • Mick Roberts

      Jeez…

    • Helen Van Patterson Patton

      Whoa–I just upvoted that at TMZ, refreshed and yeah–it’s gone. I still have it up in another tab. Do you want a screenshot?

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      They’re removing your comments faster than I can reply to them.

      • I’m not there often, so I don’t know: do they do this often? (removal….I’ve never seen it)
        Very very fast.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          I’ve no idea, but I’ve never seen so many comments deleted so fast on a moderated board. It’s not just you but they really, really do not like the point you’re making!

          • Kestrel

            You seem to have acquired quite a number of admirers over there, Andrea. Wait till they see you do the dance of the seven veils.

            • Frankly, I’m waiting for that as well.

            • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

              I have also acquired someone who said, in bold type-face, mind you: “Damn you are ugly af“, so there’s that 😀

            • Kestrel

              There’s always a contrarian in the mix.

      • Ha! Harvey’s got some OSA bots on staff.

      • Ben Franklin

        TMZ is notorious for comment censorship. I hardly go into their comment section because it is very difficult to post anything there especially against the Church Scientology. Sometimes I think that they probably have a Scientologist working for them as a moderator.

      • Many comments over there illustrate how different our community is. Proud to be a Bunkeroo.

    • Ben Franklin

      If you had a link or a photo attached to your comment, TMZ won’t let you post the comment. TMZ also seem to have a filter for certain words that if contained in a comment, the comment won’t be posted.

      • ” Masterson rep putting out statement was a WITNESS listed in Victim B’s rape incident.”
        the comment

        • Ben Franklin

          Yep, I am guessing it is the word “rape” that likely stopped your comment from going through.

          • wanna bet? I try it without that.
            Just posted.
            Are you in for a nickel?
            At 20-1 odds?

            • Qbird

              i’m in.

          • Frodis73

            Yeah, but they let all the swear word go by? I dont think it was that.

            • Ben Franklin

              It is a strange site, I have been in that comments section and trust me, I know what I am talking about. Things they don’t allow for sure are links or images and then there certain words that automatically get blocked. TMZ is not the only one, Hollywood reporter also is heavy on censorship. The Disqus comment system has some very powerful censorship features that some websites like TMZ use to the maximum

            • And thank you for that information.

          • I owe you a buck, cause its still there.
            Substituted “statement” for “rape incident”.

            • Ben Franklin

              The reason I know is because I have had some battles with Scientology trolls on the TMZ website and it is always frustrating because TMZ censors so much, even things that should not be, just based on certain selected words or phrases.

          • I’m paying up. Just print and spend!
            But really, thanks. Reality checks are like the Rules of Golf: they can only help you. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9157169ca2108ead7c452a0515a6efc9895c16d94dea3f3c43ff10f2cadd567.jpg

            • Ben Franklin

              Thank you

    • kemist

      Their pro-sciloonery is getting obvious.

      You’d think they’d leave that sinking ship.

      Ah well, the money must be good.

    • Qbird

      that ain’t right.

    • Frodis73

      I betty posted that they removed a comment from her too, but then she deleted it. She thought it was the words TMZ that triggered it. I posted about Harvey being on his knees to the DM and the church. ope its still there.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I saw that one of your comments contained “TMZ” and had passed the censors so it had to be something else about mine that they didn’t like. I was quite rude to them.

        • Frodis73

          You go girl!

    • Jimmy3

      They’re trying to cover up the cover up! But can they cover up the cover up’s cover up?!

      …yeah, probably

    • aurora50

      Me, too…see above…I even describe it as ‘innocuous’!

    • J. Swift

      DM to TMZ: We gotta kill this story now Harv!
      HL: Yes sir!

      DM to CAA: We gotta kill this story now Kevin!
      KH: Yes sir!

      DM to CCB: You gotta shut down this investigation now!
      CB: Yes sir!

    • Frodis73

      I was just there and at least one of your comments bout the rep went thru.

      • re-worded
        still badgering

        • JJ

          Wonder what would happen to semi-coded and misspelled stuff. Does the term Scientology or name David Miscavige hit a trigger, alert and then dropped comment? and if it is not human read would slang get through?

  • Bavarian Rage

    This morning, after reading today’s post, I googled Danny Masterson – not even a hint of these accusations. Now, it’s the top trending…multiple times over. Something just hit the fan. Victims A, B, and C (any others who’ve not yet come forward) – love, courage and prayers for you. I pray that you maintain the strength to endure this a 3rd time – 1st was alone with alleged perp, 2nd when you had to endure police questioning/physical examination; now 3rd country-wide scrutiny and accusations of your credibility.

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    Save your statements Jenni. If you’re involved with this and you’re putting out “poor Scientology getting attacked” statements, all while leaving your own involvement in this out, your word isn’t worth crap right now.

    Grrrrrrrr!!!!! (f5)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03ea1ce13e520eb6f1dddf4ff0af8d05b74fe28adcd39e754bba6c8e6a20e1a6.jpg

  • Mrs. V.

    I’m glad I don’t have to work tomorrow. I foresee a lot of wine in my near future.

    • Jimmy3

      Less Weinman. More wine, man.

      • Mrs. V.

        Ha!

      • Jimmy, you would love Mrs. V.
        Good people.

    • If it weren’t so cold, I’d scoot over on my way back from the BBQ truck.
      Maybe I will anyway. What can I bring you?

      • Mrs. V.

        Sounds good but I have to leave for Physical Therapy shortly.

        • I’ll leave it on your porch.

          • Mrs. V.

            I just saw this and I’ve already started eating. But thank you!

  • I can’t wait for the next Jillian and John KABC show with Tony.

  • OTD:OutTheDoor

    Today’s Bunker has my head spinning. It does not stop! Investigations from all directions are a must. Geez.

  • Lena

    The comment section on Yahoo for this story is a cesspool. People are horrible.
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/lapd-investigating-70s-show-actor-danny-masterson-over-195949825.html

    • Frodis73

      Yahoo is probably the worst, bunch of fools, troll and uneducated racist, sexist jerks.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I have been waiting them to sell themselves so I can get my Alibbaba shares.

      • Noesis

        I’d say that many of the folks on Reddit are not only worse, but would actually (and proudly) argue on behalf of themselves for being worse.

  • J. Swift

    I so hope this Masterson thing brings the Feds into LAPD.

    I remind the LAPD that the FBI took down Sheriff Baca and Undersheriff Paul Tanaka and some other people in command.

    I can confirm this to the LAPD Intel people reading this blog today: The FBI has been apprised of the situation and the accusations that the LAPD protects Scientology. I have a list of names of sworn LAPD personnel with ties to Scientology.

    This covering up for Scientology is not acceptable.

    • Sibs

      I raced over here when I saw the news, because I was surprised to see the LAPD taking any action at all. The FBI should absolutely step in again, the amount of shit the LAPD has covered up on the cherch’s behalf has built up long enough.

  • nottrue
  • Bavarian Rage

    Variety: “Ortega reports that the women — fellow Scientology members — were pressured by the church not to report their accusations…” Cherch-you brought this on yourself.

  • aurora50

    Huh…TMZ has the story as headline. Mentions a ‘blog’ but no links…first, I asked ‘what blog?’ and then I posted a link to here…both not yet published…hmmm.

    • Ben Franklin

      TMZ doesn’t let you post a link to anything in there comment section. I can’t recall 100%, but, I am pretty sure that you cannot even post a link to TMZ itself in their comments section. If you try the comment won’t go through, and they don’t review the comments either.

      • aurora50

        Thanks for the info…this is my first comment, it seemed innocuous…maybe it was the word, ‘link’:

        ”That investigation was the subject of a blog post accusing the Church
        of Scientology of covering up multiple rape claims.’ link? what blog?’

        • Ben Franklin

          it is the word “rape” that stopped you comment from going through. If you post the same comment without the word “rape” it will very likely go through. TMZ has a filter setup for certain words so that people don’t use them in comments. Some of the words they filter out are very innocent words, or sometimes just names of popular people. There was a time you could post any comment on that website if it contained the word Scientology.

          • aurora50

            Got it…even though I was quoting their copy, they blocked it. Thanks for info…I rarely read TMZ these days and now will eschew it.

  • Couch_Incident

    Wiki now simply has this:
    “Masterson is currently being investigated for the alleged rape of three fellow scientologists. According to allegations the church of Scientology threatened the victims with expulsion if they made their claims public.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Masterson#Personal_life

    Pity they removed the disclaimer comparing it to reporting on Bill Cosby…

    • Couch_Incident

      And now it’s gone again…

  • flyonthewall

    doxing the rape victim!? Smh

  • Bavarian Rage

    If there’s anyone who should have recused themselves, it should have been Jenni Weinman – from responding on behalf of D Masterson in this matter. Colossal Scn douche move.

  • Mick Roberts

    405 “Recommended” hearts so far on this story. Out of curiosity, does anyone know the record on the Bunker? I don’t recall seeing more in the few weeks I’ve been here (and it’s only 4:30 PM EST). Correction, 407 now (changed in the time I finished typing this).

    • That seems fairly high actually. Good for the Bunker!

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I’m calling Gloria Allred. The person who answered the phone took a message. She didn’t know who Masterson was. But when she heard $cientology she went,” Ohhhhhhh.” Then took my #.

    • Liberated

      Thanks..TT

    • Frodis73

      Aw man, that would be so great to get her in on this!!!

    • J. Swift

      1,000 upvotes from me to Todd Tomorrow.

    • Liberated

      Ms. Allred is perfect for this, I remember her being on Larry King talking about her personal experience of “date rape”….. her rape ended up in pregnancy.

    • Yeah, its amazing how you can just make calls and do stuff.
      More people should do this sort of thing.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I do have a blocked line but I’ve talked to the Whitehouse to try and get our firefighter planes over to cool down the reactor in Japan. I got the cell number of the owner of the firefighting 747 and DC-10. Actually lost my voice that day. Also. talked to David Bowie on the phone. He was not pleased.

  • Silence of the Clams

    As usual, excellent reporting Tony. But it’s unfortunate you put so much effort into a story that will most likely be swept under the rug of religious freedom. You know…..like the majority of other abuses from this (cough) religion. These poor women will be victimized over and over again, Danny will continue to be an active D-list star and religious “donations” will fund the entire debacle. Way to go IRS.

    Over the last couple of years, I have stopped visiting the Bunker daily. It’s frustrating to read these stories and then watch the American legal system continue to protect these monsters simply because they have good lawyers – again, paid for in part by the victims suing them. Common sense and logic is out the window….which I guess makes sense since we are talking about religion and the protections afforded to those in this country who are not only allowed to believe any bizarre fantasy they wish, they are encouraged to do so, given tax credits and, as we see with the case of scientology, shielded from prosecution from the very people obliged to protect our citizens.

    …and fuck you Dave.

  • J. Swift

    Blaming and shaming a rape victim? Seriously? That is how low Scientologist Danny Masterson will sink? What a piece of human garbage he is. And of course Danny is following OSA’s guidance and blaming it all on big bad Leah. Masterson is a nasty piece of work. Tony’s story on Masterson is now going viral:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0248713b4b0cce82b0a4e67ad14b0584d2f64bd9c35ea1d0853a283c877df34c.png

    • Liberated

      All the 55 women accusing Bill Cosby are lying, all the women speaking out against that perv. trump are lying and of course these women accusing this sci. creep are lying….making up sexual assault charges are so easy and fun to do.
      These chicks are so vindictive……you know how women are!

    • Kestrel

      The commenters over on Jezebel seem informed.

      • MarcabExpat

        Gawker were the original hosts of the Tom Cruise video. Jezebel/Gawker/all those sister sites have led the way for years in expertly taking down Scilon bullshit. Nice to see the remaining sites still view that as part of their tradition!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Jezebel will do that.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      A UK Google search on the words “Danny Masterson rape” brings up page after page of results. This is just page one – F5

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/681a0b0b6f98a3ae6a3e03e5d64e756b5b09827db2aba28a2a49fb9b97c64fb6.jpg

  • Mick Roberts
  • Tony Ortega

    2ND UPDATE ADDED TO THE POST: Danny Masterson’s DJ name (before he was DJ Mom Jeans)

    • Mick Roberts

      Wow, didn’t know that (the nickname or the “maneuver”).

    • Qbird

      that’s sick. GD IT! Enough!

    • flyonthewall

      eesh

    • Lovely

    • aurora50

      ‘Googling’ the term brings up LOTS of links to his activities under that nomenclature…yuck.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Charmless idiot. I am so glad his misdeeds are coming home to roost.

    • Ivan Mapother

      I seem to recall Marc Headley wrote on this subject back when Dannyboy gave his interview to Paper.

    • And so the casual surfer don’t have to search: it was “DJ Donkey Punch”, which is a reference to an anal sex practice.

  • J. Swift

    Prediction: Look for Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Vicki Podberesky to show up somewhere on behalf of OSA and Masterson. She is one of the Cult’s go to attorneys when matters get ugly.

    • J. Swift

      2nd Prediction: Whenever a major story blows Scientology apart, OSA tries to use distraction tech. Look for some distracting story on Tom Cruise or a story of some plot against Scientology in the next 4-24 hours.

      This is one the ultimate Hill 10’s in OSA history. Batten down the hatches and man the torpedoes!

      https://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/capt-miscavige2.png

      • Kristen

        What’s the origin of the “Hill 10” phrase used in reference to CoS? I’ve seen it many times, but never thought to ask where that came from.

        • Techie

          Sea Org slang, from some Hubbard tape, supposed to refer to “taking a hill” with a number assigned by the military. Like the old Korean War designations. “Hill 10” means a big emergency that gets the whole organization involved, wasting a lot of time and manpower. A “hill 10 maker” is a Sea Org member that creates emergencies by screwing up.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            No, I don’t think so. IIRC: A “Hill Ten” refers to a Scientology Sea Org Mission to the Scientology organization ‘Saint Hill”, located at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

            The Sea Org Missions are specific operations by Sea Org Members trying to accomplish a specific task or outcome within Scientology and have specific detailed orders that are written out beforehand. They are numbered. For instance Mission Operations PAC Move, was a project mission known as MOPM, but it had a number assigned to it, as well as the sub ‘missions’ within the overall tasks. MOPM was following orders to prepare all the buildings Scientology had bought on Fountain, Catalina and Berendo Streets in Hollywood, California for the move of a number of previously widely separated organizations into the complex of buildings. One task was “Project (mission) 23, “Mission Signs Exterior”. Another was “Project 9” which handled building mechanical survey and some repairs and roofing.

            So Scientology Sea Org Mission 10, in the 60’s shortly after the Sea Org formed, went to Saint Hill to “put in ethics’ or something, did such a horrible job of it that it crashed the stats and possibly even caused public outcry and government inquiry so bad that the Sea Org had to put out an “all hands” effort to quiet it down and get things covered up. Ever since then any big disaster or public ‘flap’ that in any way threatens Hubbard’s operations or the public image of Scientology or requires emergency unplanned handling is known as a “Hill 10” in invidious association.

            Sea Org Members are continually in mortal fear of causing a “Hill 10.”

            Anyway, that’s my recollection from ancient Sea Org training and familiarity. I was on “Project 23” During the MOPM era.

  • beauty for ashes
  • nottrue
  • Noesis

    The allegations about Masterson are now being carried by dozens of sites.

    As would be expected, TMZ has chimed in, but covering the DENIALS by Masterson as the dominant narrative, instead of the allegations: http://www.tmz.com/2017/03/03/danny-masterson-leah-remini-scientology-rape-allegations/

    Much of the reaction so far is the entirely predictable attempts at spin, diversion, smear and other nonsense from the PR 101 playbook…heavily in use by all parties, especially those from which one would expect such behavior.

  • Jimmy3

    Abusing human women is not enough for you, DJ Rapey Donkey? Animal abuse too? Why would you ever punch a donkey? Eeyore would be fucking ashamed at how far you’ve fallen.

  • John Henry Gunderson

    You never know. I know of someone who was convicted of a crime, which totally confused and surprised him, considering he got 20 of his friends to lie about where he was, at the time.

    • Ben Franklin

      Friends can lie all day long, but things like DNA can’t.

      • gtsix

        If a rape kit was taken. If the rape kit taken was sent for processing.

  • nottrue
  • Ha! Game ON!
    TMZ just removed my comment about Masterson’s previous “DJ” name being “Donkey Punch”.
    I guess that’s a banned term too.
    I’m like the honey badger (just saw the PBS special on it again). I don’t give up.

    • Rodger Dodger

      hahahaha, thanks for reminding me: “HoneyBadger don’t give sh*t” https://youtu.be/4r7wHMg5Yjg

      • Unbelievable creatures.

      • Noesis

        Most animals, including those much larger, will avoid all badgers as they are notorious for relentless aggression and fearless fighting, even after being seriously injured.

        While they usually prey on smaller mammals for food, they will fight with almost anything if attacked, rather than flee.

        • And, like me, they never give up.
          (Until they do)

        • And thus the term “badgering”.
          I hate that. Stop it.
          Its even an objection in court.
          “Objection. He’s badgering the witness.”
          Me: “No, your Honor. I was weaseling him.”

        • JJ

          Such is the CoS.

      • Honey badger don’t give a flying good god how do you do.
        Crazy assed animals.
        Like giant squirrels on massive steroids with bigger teeth and huge claws.
        Now I’ll never be able to sleep tonight.

      • Ya know, when I saw that this animal can castrate a water buffalo in full attack, I said to myself, “Son, don’t go near that.”
        I truly did.

      • MarcabExpat

        I will upvote any comment reposting this vid, and thank you for the brief giggle amid today’s awfulness.

  • flyonthewall

    gotta donkey punch the night away

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRWkRioZ6ls

  • Newiga

    *shudders in disgust*

  • nottrue
  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    If things go really bad here, there is always a place in Scientology for bad Scientologists:

    https://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/sofu1.png

  • Liberated

    I hate you Danny Masterson, you’re a washed-up shitty actor and and a woman-hating creep….I hope you go to prison for a long time!

  • Sh00pZ

    Shoot. I was TRYING to wean myself off of Scientology (at least until Trump is impeached and imprisoned) but now this. Donkey punch!

  • Username

    What a day. You go girls. Don’t let anyone threaten you and take away your rights.

  • Noesis

    How many Way To Happiness pamphlets does one have to “donate” to buy in order to get back into “good standing” after an episode like this?

    • Graham

      For once the weight of crappiness might just be too much.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Victim blaming, suborning perjury, acceptable truth.

    What a beautiful religion.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1535f5edc7ad10e75442e4e4df85c6a28939eba2806339ef5d2e9dd7ece51d3c.jpg

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    COB to Scientology’s Google Account Rep: How big of a check does Google need to kill this Masterson story on its search results?

    Google: Three billion dollars.

    COB: Three billion! That would bankrupt Scientology!

    Google: Bwahahahahaha! Feel the pain little man!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba29a6dbfd42f00ddb63bb7c4524ff36fc7867eda5c4acdf5478c98f671793ac.png

  • iampissed

    Well it made it to the Google news entertainment section.

  • Sh00pZ

    “Masterson, whose attorney Marty Singer…”

    GUILTY!

  • Graham

    What kind of slimy, despicable little shit thinks it’s clever to use Donkey Punch as a nick?

    • Whose sphincter is clenching now, eh?

    • Observer

      Danny Masterson, that’s what kind.

  • Marshall

    I’m sorry for the girls who had to go through this and I’m sure there are probably more. But my evil voice in my head is saying that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy (sarcasm). He has always been so arrogant and unlikable. I didn’t even watch The Ranch which has Sam Elliott in it and I love Sam Elliott!

    • Chee Chalker

      It’s unwatchable. I sat through the first episode and that was more than enough

  • “Not on me, but go for it.” in response to a Johnny Tank comment that didn’t get blocked, just got blocked by TMZ

    ” The post you are trying to reply to has been removed by a moderator.”

    • DoveAlexa

      OSA loves you best?

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Call Netflix and tell them you’ll cancel if they let that rapist show on.

    1-800-585-7265
    This service is available 24 hours a day.

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    I’m going to need a martini before I attempt reading those police reports.

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  • sizzle8

    DM (not the other DM!) just nuked the value of ‘That 70’s Show’.
    His co-stars and syndicators aren’t going to be happy.

    • Chee Chalker

      Hopefully this mean there will be not be a season 3 of the God awful ‘The Ranch’
      Which you just know that Ashton Kutcher agreed to do to keep Danny employed

      Shouldn’t Danny be considered a big Scilon failure? The only one he managed to
      rope in was Prepon? Not the big stars

  • Kristen

    Hunter Biden’s soon-to-be-ex-wife is accusing him of squandering their money on hookers and blow. Hope this doesn’t overshadow the Masterson news.

  • May_West

    Consensus here is that Allred should rep these ladies. I agree and think that while she’s doing that she could also look into what happened to Shelley.

  • Chee Chalker

    It was fairly predictable that the Co$ would allege these allegations are being made to help Leah boost ratings for her show.
    What the statement fails to mention is Victim B first filed the report in 2004.
    When Leah was still a scientologist and still defending scientology (John Sweeney anyone)

  • Kimmy3

    First pussy grabbers and now donkey punchers. That’s it. No more “fruit punch” for me at parties. I don’t want to be slipped a ruffie and anally raped at the same time.

    • flyonthewall

      typically one comes after the other. They don’t happen at the same time, or so I’ve heard.

      • Kimmy3

        You got plans tonight?!

        • flyonthewall

          Nope. What’d you have in mind?

          • Kimmy3

            Sorry for delayed reply. I broke my new rule and had some “punch”. Ohh, what happened?!!!

  • Tony Ortega

    I appreciate the humor of the baby photo posted by Masterson, but I made a decision that I don’t want it here. My taste decision. Not saying the poster did anything wrong.

    • Graham

      For the first time ever your satire is less shocking than the original. ‘Dirty Ponce’ is a step up from ‘Donkey Punch’. In fact anything’s a step up from that.

      • True. You probably wouldn’t want to know what I restrained myself from shooping earlier on.

        • Graham

          That’s our Mark 😉

  • Simi Valley

    DJ Donkey Punch getting donkey punched for a change? Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • Tony Ortega

    7:25 Eastern/4:25 Pacific with Jillian and John at KABC radio 790 am.

    I can guess what they want to talk about.

    • flyonthewall

      recipes?

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        The Bunker Caek is great – we should share with the world.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          It’s a bit like a cross between pound cake and fruit cake.

          Rich and sweet but sometimes unexpectedly crunchy. Like today.

          • flyonthewall

            why you no have pic?

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              It’s gone already.

            • flyonthewall

              now i see it.

        • flyonthewall

          mine

        • daisy

          Caek is fine to offer . but do not get too generous .

        • MarcabExpat

          I think Claire Headley needs to make everybody some more Cranberry Bliss Cookies!

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            I’d chow down on those bad boys like there’s no tomorrow.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I wish they’d let you do the traffic report, too.

    • Kestrel

      Just remember, if you’ve spoken with the Russian ambassador, admit it.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Building code under fire?

  • Sherbet

    When the LAPD concludes its investigation, will they say their findings are “classified”?

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Stats are up. OSA is sending elite commentators in here to awkwardly try and sow dissension. The lulz, the lulz…

    • flyonthewall

      o.O the doxxer?

      • Chee Chalker

        Yes….the poster with one post to her name

    • Kristen

      Is “Lorena” Bill Yaude’s drag name?

  • Sherbet

    Since when is DJ such a high-profile occupation? Connor Cruise and now this POS? And they (the church) say Leah’s career is irrelevant.

    • flyonthewall

      some DJ’s are legend but they are rare.

      • Sherbet

        Is it hard to prepare a good mix for a party or club? I don’t get it.

        • flyonthewall

          like anything else I guess, there’s mediocre that’s not going to take much effort or skill and then there’s exceptional. It’s not just party/club music though. When I hear the word DJ I think hip hop and all the awesome beats that go underneath the rapping and wordsmithing. It’s a subculture you’re either going to get or not.

          • Sherbet

            And when you think “subculture,” you don’t exactly think of me. I get it.

            • flyonthewall

              Subculture is prob the wrong word. Hip hop is a multi-billion industry so it’s very mainstream, hardly sub. I’m sure there’s stuff you like and can recognize the nuances and subtleties of that I couldn’t, they’d just go right over my head. That wouldn’t make me less of a person, just not attuned to whatever it is you are.

            • Sherbet

              I wasn’t taking offense! I was acknowledging that there are cultural genres and art forms that I don’t know a thing about, because I’m a big dork. But dorks and flies can still get along and hug hug hug and all that stuff.

            • flyonthewall

              pretty sure I fit right into the big time dork category. Thank you though

            • Sherbet

              I’m a dork AND a nerd. Top that.

            • flyonthewall

              yeah I’m not smart enough to be a nerd but I am in the Spaz Guild so I’ve got that going for me

            • Sherbet

              😀

            • flyonthewall

              nerds and spazs need to stick together. I value and treasure our alliance.

            • Sherbet

              BFFs, as close as two people can be who see each other on the Internet, have never met in person, and don’t know each other’s name.

            • flyonthewall

              Don’t know your name? o.O I know your name. Your name’s Sherb, silly

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          Not hard, but harder to make a really good one that keeps the crowd on the dance floor. Also your ability to mix songs well factors into it. I promise you DJ Prisoner #47474747 is nowhere in the sphere of what is considered a “legendary DJ.”

          • Sherbet

            I always figured Cruise Jr. was going to be in the clubs anyway, so that’s why he chose the DJ career. I don’t know of any other interest or training he ever had.

      • Susan black

        well, now that we know danny’s dj name, DJ Donkey Punch, it’s safe to say that he will soon be legend. Check tony’s latest update for definition of “donkey punch.”

        • Sherbet

          I like the new name NOLA has for him: DJ Prisoner #47474747

    • MarcabExpat

      Celebrity DJs are actually a thing. Not my cup of tea, but they can make great money and have a big following.

      • Sherbet

        Apparently. I had never heard of it as an occupation until a few years ago when Lindsay Lohan was dating a DJ. Samantha something.

        • Davka

          Samantha Ronson.

  • Chee Chalker

    What’s the over/under on COB throwing Danny under the bus? 3 days?

    • Sherbet

      The church wouldn’t say Word One about this, except for the allegations about the coverup. If Masterson had been doing his dirty thing as Big Shot TV Star back in the day, the church wouldn’t care. However, that business about the church knowing and covering up the crimes, hmmm, that’s a bit sticky. Monique Yingling is working on that right this minute.

      • Ms.P

        “Monique Yingling is working on that right this minute.” Yes, and how annoying for her! It’s Friday and she was planning a long get away in one of the mansions the church has paid for.

        • Sherbet

          Ah, yes, she has beaucoup sympathy from the Bunker.

      • Chee Chalker

        Oh the possibilities are endless on this one! How much more evidence is discovered, how many more people come forward (either more victims or witnesses)
        It may be too much for the Co$ to handle….they’ll deny any cover up of course, but will they claim they tried to help the victims and help Danny too (with Scientology technology or counseling (Scillonian style)
        I’m willing to bet this isn’t limited to 3 women.
        I bet that smarmy slimey Masterson thought he was free and clear that of all this bother.

  • Mick Roberts

    Boom! Reuters….Tony’s story just went national (and global)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-dannymasterson-idUSKBN16A2LS

    • Mick Roberts

      With zero credit to the Bunker???

      • Sucks, but on the other hand, it’s definitely a usable cite for Wikipedia.

      • Susan black

        Same with tmz. so disappoint.

        • Sherbet

          TMZ has some really ignorant and sophomoric commenters, too.

      • flyonthewall

        lame

  • Susan black

    DJ Donkey Punch. Just stunning. Danny’s so,so done.

  • Bert Allen

    Wow! What a report!

  • Jgg2012

    btw, outside of Scientology, the LAPD collars people for jaywalking. When you are inside Scientology, well, it does seem like a double standard. Just saying.

  • Mick Roberts
    • Mick Roberts

      “The Church of Scientology has yet to respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment at this time.”

      Can’t wait to hear this one when they respond to the soon-to-be repeated requests for comment….

  • The free subway paper of record, with credit to Tony and the Bunker:

    http://www.metro.us/entertainment/three-women-have-accused-danny-masterson-of-rape/zsJqcc—OcwCCTiiifbs/

    In today’s terrible news, actor Danny Masterson allegedly raped three women. And in other terrible news, in a strong play to become the world’s most hated religion, the Church of Scientology tried to cover it up. The 40-year-old longtime Scientologist is currently under investigation by the LAPD, as confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter, for the reported attacks that are said to have happened in the early 2000s.

    Lots of people will be reading that tomorrow morning!

    • Harpoona Frittata

      “… in a strong play to become the world’s most hated religion, the Church of Scientology tried to cover it up.”

      Love the sound of that, but I’d go ahead and call it for what it truly is, a “faux religion”.

      • Graham

        Fake-church.