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IN HER OWN WORDS: Danny Masterson accuser rips LAPD miscues in 2017 letter

[Danny Masterson in 2017]

We’ve been telling you for four years now that Danny Masterson’s accusers have overcome incredible obstacles to get heard in a court of law, and now we have for you one of the most eye-opening pieces of evidence of it.

Yesterday, with help from a Bunker reader in Los Angeles, we got access to the court file in the criminal case against Masterson, the Scientology celebrity and That ’70s Show actor who is facing 45 years to life in prison if he’s convicted of charges that he violently raped three different women in incidents between 2001 and 2003.

Among the documents in that file was a response written by Deputy DA Reinhold Mueller who was opposing a motion to delay the upcoming preliminary hearing that was filed by Masterson’s defense attorney, Tom Mesereau. (The motion was denied, and the all-important prelim is still scheduled for May 18.)

One of the reasons that Mesereau was asking for more time was that Mueller has been turning over evidence to the defense in batches, and in one disclosure last week Mesereau complained that Mueller had saddled him with more than 670 pages of materials. In his response, Mueller said this was an exaggeration, and he detailed just what he had turned over (emphasis ours)…

In reality, 272 pages pertain to LAPD forensic examination of computer hard-drives which are irrelevant for purposes of preliminary hearing; 80 pages that are completely blank; 42 pages of emails that have previously been produced to defense counsel (these are duplicates); 8 pages of a letter from JD-1 “To Whom It May Concern” regarding the status of the investigation; 2 pages of a LAPD supplemental report…

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We were stunned to see that reference. Years ago we received a copy of that “To Whom It May Concern” letter from a source that was not “JD-1,” the letter’s author. (That designation is a reference to the woman who is referred to as Jane Doe #1 in both the criminal case and civil lawsuit.)

Jane Doe 1’s letter, written in March 2017, is a stunning recitation of just how badly the LAPD initially handled the Masterson investigation until the women complained and the detective handling the case was replaced. The letter also documents how much pressure Jane Doe 1 had felt from the Church of Scientology not to report her allegations.

The document is truly remarkable, and now that we have proof that Danny Masterson has received a copy of it from the district attorney’s office, we have decided it deserves to be seen by the public as well.

We’ll remind you that Jane Doe 1 initially went to the LAPD in June 2004 with her allegations of an April 2003 incident, but the Church of Scientology had members submit affidavits calling her a liar and the police department closed the case at that time. Twelve years later in the fall of 2016 it reopened the case when two additional victims came forward. (For the first time the three women had become aware that they were not alone in their allegations against the actor. All three had been Scientologists at the time of the incidents.)

We are providing images of the entire original letter, with a few redactions of names. We hope, after people see this letter, they will begin to understand what these women have had to overcome, both from the Church of Scientology and the early bumbling of the LAPD, so that today they are just a few weeks away from the opportunity to testify live in a courtroom beginning May 18.

 

 
[Note: Jenni Weinman was Danny Masterson’s publicist. Marty Singer is a well known entertainment lawyer who sent the husband of one of the victims a threatening letter, which we previously revealed.]

 
SOME OF OUR PAST REPORTING ON THE MASTERSON CASE

March 3, 2017: LAPD probing Scientology and Danny Masterson for multiple rapes, cover-up
March 8, 2017: Danny Masterson: Victim C gets support from a veteran actress
March 11, 2017: Scientology made Danny Masterson’s Victim B search past lives to explain being raped

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May 9, 2017: Masterson hires Michael Jackson criminal defense attorney Tom Mesereau in rape probe
Nov 2, 2017: Read the threatening letter Danny Masterson’s attorney Marty Singer sent a victim’s husband
Nov 26, 2017: EXCLUSIVE: Scientology interrogated Danny Masterson and accuser, didn’t notify LAPD
Feb 14, 2018: PROSECUTORS PREPARE CHARGES CARRYING LIFE SENTENCE FOR DANNY MASTERSON
Apr 27, 2018: Strange days for a woman accusing Danny Masterson of rape — and for her rocker husband
July 8, 2018: Masterson witness fears for safety as investigation drags on and on
Nov 30, 2018: LEAH REMINI: Los Angeles DA Jackie Lacey, do your job already
Aug 14, 2019: RAPE ACCUSERS SUE DANNY MASTERSON, CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, AND ITS LEADER
Jan 22, 2020: Cedric Bixler-Zavala blames Scientology for poisoned dog he had to put down yesterday
Feb 3, 2020: Here’s Scientology actor Danny Masterson’s legal response to his rape accusers
Feb 10, 2020: Another dog poisoned: Bobette Riales says harassment worse since suing Scientology
Feb 26, 2020: SEVENTH victim comes forward to LAPD accusing Scientology actor Danny Masterson
Feb 29, 2020: Amended complaint filed against Danny Masterson with new stalking allegations
March 14, 2020: Danny Masterson’s victims speak out in sworn documents in lawsuit against Scientology
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May 4, 2020: Masterson: Drop me from Scientology lawsuit if the ‘Jane Does’ won’t name themselves
June 17, 2020: SCIENTOLOGY CELEB DANNY MASTERSON CHARGED ON MULTIPLE RAPE ALLEGATIONS
June 19, 2020: Records show that Danny Masterson is a woeful Scientologist — would he turn on the church?
June 23: 2020: The key thing about Danny Masterson’s ‘DJ Donkey Punch’ nick is why he stopped using it
Sept 30, 2020: Could Danny Masterson’s odd legal fight over his Hollywood house endanger his freedom?
Oct 12, 2020: Bijou Phillips on her husband Danny Masterson: A macho ‘Strong Island’ guy
Oct 16, 2020: Danny Masterson ‘accidentally’ outs Jane Doe accuser after judge told him not to
Dec 1, 2020: If the feds are sniffing around, they might look at Danny Masterson’s besties
Dec 4, 2020: WHOA! Scientology to Judge Kleifield: Wrecking human lives IS our ‘commerce’
Dec 18, 2020: Jane Doe #1’s own attorneys flubbed and ID’d her and her IP address in court documents
Dec 24, 2020: Letter shows Scientology gave Jane Doe #1 permission to sue Danny Masterson in 2004
Dec 31, 2020: MASTERSON ACCUSERS DENIED RIGHT TO TRIAL, FORCED TO ‘RELIGIOUS ARBITRATION’
Jan 2, 2021: Worst part in the Scientology ‘arbitration’ ruling? Danny Masterson can participate.
Feb 24, 2021: MASTERSON ACCUSERS PETITION APPELLATE COURT: Seeking to overturn ‘arbitration’ ruling
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Mar 9, 2021: PETITION DENIED: Danny Masterson accusers can’t skip Scientology arbitration, court says
Mar 23, 2021: Danny Masterson accusers take Scientology ‘arbitration’ to California Supreme Court
Apr 22, 2021: Why Danny Masterson’s attacks on Leah Remini aren’t helping him in court
Apr 30, 2021: Danny Masterson prosecutor: ‘Scientology is inextricably connected to this case’

 
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Source Code

“Gormley Castle used to be down here. I was riding over to a tourney one day and was half-armed in a rainstorm, I had half steel armor on in a rainstorm. The rest of it slung on the back of the horse. Brother with me and a groom and they had the rest of the armor. And so ‘elp me, lightning ‘it. And you know armor on wet ground makes the most marvelous conductor. Knocked me plumb silly, it did. Plumb silly. It’s happened to me several times….It makes you flinch, and so forth. I remember at that particular instance I rode right on to the castle and the grooms went out and got the bodies and my brother was still alive, but the groom was awful dead and laid the body on the bed. I stood there, you know and thought that was OK and went back over to Europe and walked in and I fell over the old mither who was busy scrubbing the floor and of course, wet, you know, volts were coming up me like that and I step in her scrub bucket and walked through her and she gets a ‘ell of a shock, you know. she says, ‘Coo, what’s that?’ you know or words to that effect. It was about 1495, something like that. And so I pick up my fist and I start to say, ‘Godderdammerung, bring me in some mead,’ you know. And I go bang, you know and my fist goes straight through the table. And I say, ‘Wait a minute, boy. Oh, no, I’m dead.’ Bright, moonlight night and there’s a dog howling outside, so I walk out in the moonlight and decide for the next 55 years I’ll have to be a ghost. Well, it was a very shocking experience. But you could get discombobulated and upset and not know what you were doing. I didn’t. I went and picked up a baby or two, but — Anyhow, the point is, is it takes a lot more than you’re even aware of confronting in order to pick up electronic masses and then keep mocking them up because, you see, they’re so dangerous because you have to keep them mocked up, you see, because they’re so dangerous, you see? It’s very logical.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 1, 1962

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“I am waiting, not altogether patiently, for the individuals aboard to realize that they are a ships company and responsible to each other for the survival of the ship and each other. Until this company insists to one another that each do his duty and that crazy outnesses are threats to survival and must caese the ship is at risk. This ships company has not right whatever to dump on me the arduos task of catching dropped balls and single-handing this vessel over the top of wild goofs in food, fuel, security, repairs and maintenance and appearance. Until I see a distinct change of attitude and increased awareness in efficiency, 1. There will be no allowances. 2. There will not be any shore liberty. 3. There will be no leave. 4. And you will see Ethics as heavy and unpredictable as the goofs that are being handed me to handle. As long as the ships company remains this irresponsible and idle and refuses to insist on smart competence amongst themselves this ship is in grave danger of catastrophe. You better wake up before you wake up dead.”— The Commodore, May 1, 1969

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“The original intention of all these Scientology groups in the Freezone was to bring together Scientologists that were no longer with the Church, a place to gather and exchange communication in order to expand across all the dynamics. That’s not possible unfortunately. The Freezone has already been infiltrated by OSA agents, paid and unpaid shills and trolls, SPs, psychopaths, and God knows what other evil entities looking to do harm. Ah well. Scientology was good while it lasted.”

 
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Past is Prologue

1999: The Irish Times reported that a former Scientologist is suing for infliction of stress and brainwashing procedures. “A 33-year-old Dublin businesswoman who is suing the Church of Scientology for damages because she claims she was ‘brainwashed’ yesterday in the High Court won her application to see her ‘counseling notes.’ The church’s claim to be entitled to ‘sacerdotal privilege’ in relation to the notes was rejected by Mr Justice Geoghegan. Ms Mary Johnston said she needed the documents to prepare for her action for damages against the church and three named persons, Mr John Keane, described as ‘mission holder’, Mr Tom Cunningham and Mr Gerard Ryan, described as church members. In her statement of claim Ms Johnston alleged that while undergoing ‘treatment’ offered by the church she suffered increasingly with a ‘disassociative stress reaction’, became intolerant and rejected family and friends. She claimed she suffered a distinct personality change, would often adopt a fixed stare and simulated smile while switching off her feelings. She became increasingly confused, and her general health
suffered. She alleged she was pressurised into subscribing for ‘a purification rundown and training routeing’.”

 
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Random Howdy

“Penguins and leopard seals are difficult to audit. LRH exteriorized and attempted to do this, but found it too daunting. The penguins had too many withholds, and the leopard seals had too many overts.”

 
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Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

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Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Preliminary hearing set for May 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for June 18.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition for writ of mandate denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District. Petition for review by state supreme court denied Dec 11.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Dec 30, Judge Kleifield granted Scientology’s motions to compel arbitration. June 7: Status conference.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 24.

Concluded litigation:
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.

 
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SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

 
Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Apologist journal smacked down by best ever Scientology prof — and with Bunker assist
[TWO years ago] Scientology staffers: Putting up with chaos and hardships as they hope for promised OT powers
[THREE years ago] Scientology tries to get a Christian minister in trouble for helping Dee Findlay burn her past
[FOUR years ago] Professor Hugh Urban takes us to task for our review of his Scientology OT 8 investigation
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s champion endorses ‘Ruthless,’ and more in our weekly social media review!
[SIX years ago] Leaving Scientology: ‘I think this recovery is something I’ll be doing the rest of my life’
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology’s E-meter police, and the horse doctor of LaBelle, Florida
[EIGHT years ago] SCIENTOLOGY DENIED: CA Appeals Court Won’t Help Church in Forced-Abortion Lawsuit

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 2,288 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,792 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,312 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,332 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,223 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,530 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,398 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,172 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,502 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,976 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,292 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,858 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,777 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,945 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,526 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,787 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,825 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,538 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,063 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 418 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,593 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,144 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,293 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,613 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,468 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,587 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,943 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,246 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,352 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,754 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,626 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,209 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,704 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,958 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,067 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 1, 2021 at 07:00

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