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[Danny Masterson in 2003]

The Underground Bunker has learned that two additional women have identified themselves as rape victims of Scientologist celebrity Danny Masterson and have spoken to the Los Angeles Police Department as part of its ongoing investigation of the That ’70s Show actor, bringing to six the number of women who are cooperating with the three-year police probe.

The LAPD initially forwarded a case for prosecution to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office in April 2017, but D.A. Jackie Lacey has not announced whether she plans to charge Masterson with a crime. The actor has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence, and when four of the women filed a civil lawsuit against him this summer, he responded by calling the suit “beyond ridiculous” and vowed that he would “beat her in court.”

With that use of “her,” Masterson was referring to Chrissie Carnell Bixler, one of his accusers whom he dated for several years, and who alleges that he raped her anally in 2001 and then laughed about it as he told her what he had done as she came to consciousness. Carnell Bixler has said that she didn’t previously come forward to law enforcement about the incident because she had no idea that there were other victims. But in 2016, when she learned from two other women that they too were victimized, the three of them decided that October to approach the LAPD.

All three of them had been Scientologists, and one of them, whom we refer to as Victim B, was put through $15,000 of counseling by the church that was intended to keep her from reporting her 2003 incident to the LAPD. But in 2004, Victim B did report her rape to police, who closed the case after Scientology inundated the investigation with affidavits calling Victim B a liar. In 2016 when the LAPD reopened her case, they found that the reports from her file had inexplicably disappeared.

In 2017, a fourth victim came forward, former model Bobette Riales. She had never been a Scientologist.


And now, three years after the LAPD began its new investigation, two additional women have come forward to the police, and neither of them were Scientologists.

Masterson and his attorneys have attempted to characterize the investigation as a plot engineered by critics of the Church of Scientology, but now the number of women accusing him are split evenly between those with and without involvement in the church.

Meanwhile, all six women have similar stories that share details like losing consciousness, violent rape, and with facilitation from Masterson’s friends and employees.

We’ve known for two years that prosecutors in the DA’s office are anxious to charge Masterson. In February 2018 we reported that the managers in the office had signed off on charging the actor under California’s “one-strike law” for sexual crimes which carries a penalty of life in prison. But more than a year later, DA Lacey has not acted.

An insider familiar with Lacey’s record suggested to us that the delay might mean that the district attorney was waiting to see if any additional victims showed up to strengthen the case.

Well, now two of them have.


Your proprietor talks Miss Lovely


Bonus items from our tipsters

Last night on Hollywood Boulevard…




Leaked document of the day

From the Mace-Kingsley Ranch documents release comes this item.

Scientology couldn’t operate without the snitching its members do on each other, forwarded to the church in “Knowledge Reports” or KRs. And especially at the MK ranch, where misfit Scientology kids were being taught that the only way to get ahead was to turn in the other kid before they handed you over.

What an organization.



Kevin M.


Re: Tigra, Carmel, Me, Kari, Pascal, Ryan and Christina, Crystal, Jason

Yesterday afternoon Tigra and Carmel were telling Ryan and Christina to kiss. They did. Then they told Kari and Pascal to kiss. The whole time me, Tigra and Carmel were just sitting laughing. Me, Tigra, Pascal, Kari, Ryan and Christina smoked. The cigarette came from Kari, but Carmel did not smoke. Crystal and Jason also knew of this.


Source Code

“Sex — it’s interesting, but aberrative value of sex compared to the aberrative value of eight is zero. Of course, what happens to somebody like Freud that concentrates on sex, is he really doesn’t have guts enough to just kick completely outside all agreements with his civilization. And for somebody in 1894 to have suddenly said, ‘God — well, I tell you about God, he’s a trick!’ They probably would have lynched him. They’ll probably lynch me yet, but anyway … For somebody to have kicked outside the confines of the church at that time would have been too adventurous to contemplate. It almost is now.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 2, 1953


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Now there also exists bad angels/aliens outside this dimension. Beings and some people here on Earth are in telepathic/mind communication with them. Certainly Jews are more likely to have this special communication or spirit guide guidance you could say. Of course not all of them have it, it’s just that they are more likely to have this ability in their DNA which enables this special connection, hence the huge amount of super evil people here on Earth who have Jewish DNA/family backgrounds…In reference to Scientology, implants seem to be able to affect DNA according to OT8 Student briefing, so people could be getting abducted, which changes their DNA which then can be passed onto their children. So basically we could be dealing with bad aliens implanting people so that they have telepathic communication with them forever.”


Random Howdy

“I’m an old punk who never had much time for hippies, but in retrospect I gotta admit they accomplished more than we punks did. We just had better fashion and got the music back to where it should be. I don’t know, but it always seems that after a certain point in any movement that the soldiers outlive their usefulness and the diplomats always take over.”


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Alanna Masterson, Terry Jastrow, and Marisol Nichols]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] How to finance a Scientology church in a city without any Scientologists
[TWO years ago] DOX: Scientology’s pricey Florida ‘spiritual mecca’ keeps up its value in latest tax records
[THREE years ago] You saw Bonny Elliott talk about her battle with Scientology; Now hear it from her husband
[FOUR years ago] Hey, Legoland: A former Scientology youth explains what your money will buy
[FIVE years ago] Another Riffer-ific salvo from Scientology leader David Miscavige in our legal roundup
[SIX years ago] Here Comes Scientology, Here Comes Scientology, Right Down Hollywood Boulevard!
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Targeting Eagle Scouts In New Initiative
[EIGHT years ago] L. Ron Hubbard Schools Richard Nixon: Sailing on the Apollo Nov 27 – Dec 3


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,646 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,775 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,279 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,799 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 819 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 710 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,017 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,885 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,659 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,433 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,779 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,345 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,264 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,432 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,013 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,274 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,312 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,025 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,551 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,077 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,640 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,780 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,100 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,956 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,075 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,430 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,733 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,839 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,241 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,113 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,696 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,191 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,445 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,554 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 2, 2019 at 07:00

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