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Here’s the lawsuit against Scientology and Danny Masterson. Let’s dive into it.

A copy of the new Scientology lawsuit filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court has made its way to us, and we are reading it almost the same time as you are. Please help us go through this thing with a fine tooth comb, and let us know what you find interesting.

With a powerful national legal team behind them, the plaintiffs in this lawsuit are four women who have accused Scientologist actor Danny Masterson of violently raping them in incidents between 2002 and 2004. One of the women went to the Los Angeles Police Department with her allegations in 2004 but no charges were filed. We broke the news in March 2017 that three of the women, once they had learned that each of them had been victimized, went to the LAPD for a new investigation. All three women had been Scientologists themselves, and one of them, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, decided to publicly identify herself.

A fourth woman who had not been a Scientologist also came forward and joined the investigation and also decided to identify herself. Her name is Bobette Riales. The other two women continue to remain unidentified. Since 2017 we have referred to them as Victim B and Victim C, but in this lawsuit they are named Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 respectively.

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey received the investigation from the LAPD in April 2017, but she still has not said anything about whether she plans to file criminal charges against Masterson.


The lawsuit is about the harassment and silencing the four women say they have been through since they came forward with their allegations. Chrissie’s husband, rock singer Cedric Bixler Zavala, is also named as a plaintiff. We wrote previously about how Cedric and Chrissie believe their dog was killed deliberately as part of the bewildering harassment they have been through since Chrissie came forward.

The women and Cedric are suing Danny Masterson, the Church of Scientology International, the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, Scientology leader David Miscavige, and the Religious Technology Center. RTC is the nominally controlling entity of the Scientology movement, with Miscavige as its chairman. In fact, Scientologists usually refer to Miscavige as “C.O.B.,” for chairman of the board.

So here’s the lawsuit. Please pore through it and let us know what stands out for you. We’re looking forward to your analysis.


Carnell Bixler et al. vs. S… by Tony Ortega on Scribd


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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 16, 2019 at 07:00

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