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New allegation: Woman says she was raped by Danny Masterson at ‘Dracula 2000’ cast party

[Kathleen Jenkins today]

Late Friday night, a woman named Kathleen Jenkins made a startling claim on Twitter.

Responding to a tweet that Bobette Riales had posted in 2017, Jenkins said that she too had been raped by Danny Masterson and had been too afraid to talk about it.

We spoke with Jenkins yesterday, and she said that she had been completely unaware that there had been other women making allegations against Masterson until this week.

“I still work in film, and I just work all day and come home and I don’t really read the news,” she says. But last month, a niece called her from a bar saying that she suspected she’d been “roofied” — that someone had put a “date rape” drug in her drink.

“She was with her friends and so it was all right,” Jenkins says, but it got her thinking about something she had remembered happening to her more than 20 years ago.


This week, she says, she entered Danny Masterson’s name in a search engine for the first time, and she was stunned to see all of the news stories about rape allegations against him.

Masterson is awaiting trial that could put him in prison for 45 years to life if he’s found guilty of violently raping three women in incidents that happened between 2001 and 2003. Masterson has said he’s innocent of the charges, and he’s being represented by defense attorney Tom Mesereau.

We first broke the news in 2017 that the three women had gone to the LAPD with their allegations, and since then we reported that a total of seven women had been interviewed in the investigation.

In her charging papers, former Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey indicated that besides the three women whose allegations she was charging Masterson under, there were two additional women whose allegations were not being included. One of them was Riales, and the other woman’s allegations were from 1996.

Jenkins now comes forward with new allegations and says she was not only unaware that Masterson was being accused by other women, she was still unfamiliar with the details of those allegations when we spoke to her yesterday. She had no idea that the story she told us was remarkably like what Chrissie Carnell Bixler, Jane Doe 1, and Jane Doe 2 said in open court at Masterson’s preliminary hearing in Los Angeles in May.

Originally from Ireland, Jenkins says she had been working in film since 1999 and was in her early 30s in Toronto in the year 2000 when she landed a job as an assistant property master on Jennifer Lopez’s film Angel Eyes.

After the production had finished filming, the crew was invited to a “wrap party” at the Sutton Place Hotel, and Kathleen and her husband reserved a room at the hotel so they wouldn’t have to go home after the party. Coincidentally, another film crew was also celebrating there that night. Jenkins says she spotted Gerard Butler, who invited her and others up to his suite, where he and other members of the cast of Dracula 2000 were also having a party of some kind.

“I was so new to the film industry. So star struck,” she says.


[Kathleen in 2000]

Jenkins went to Butler’s suite along with her husband at the time and his two daughters, who were teenagers. Also at the party were Dracula 2000 cast members Omar Eps and Danny Masterson.

While her husband was out on the balcony, Jenkins remember that it was Masterson who was chatting her up and offered her a drink.

The next thing she remembered was waking up in a hotel room in terrible pain.

“Severe pain in both the vaginal and anal areas,” she said when we told her that we had to be specific.


“I remember the next morning walking out of their hotel room and my 16-year-old stepdaughter was walking out of another hotel room at the same time. I assumed the same thing had happened to her, and she didn’t want to talk about it. But we were both in a lot of pain,” she says. “We both came out at the same time. That is so vivid. It was the strangest thing. I’d never been drugged before.”

She kept her husband in the dark, telling us she was too ashamed to tell him what she remembered.

“When I got back to our hotel room he was still sleeping so I just went to bed and when we got up I didn’t mention it. He had no idea I wasn’t even there all night. On the drive home he commented that I didn’t look or sound well, but I was too embarrassed to say anything at the time,” she says. “He had left the party initially thinking I had already left and then just passed out when he got to our hotel room. His daughters had their own room.”

Then, she says, some time later she actually watched Dracula 2000.

“I saw Danny’s face on the screen, and I instantly had a panic attack. I just lost it,” she says. “Over the next little while some things were coming back. What I assume happened was that he had put a date rape drug in my drink. It’s probably why I blacked out. I know he and perhaps others raped me.”

When her husband asked her why she had broken down, she couldn’t bring herself to tell him about it. But she did years later.

Then, this week, she happened across the 2017 tweet by Bobette Riales, and she was stunned.

“I had never really done any research on Danny before,” she says. Then she did a search and was shocked by what came up.

Today, she’s still in film, in production accounting, and she’s no longer with her husband, but they remain friends. She’s been unable to form new relationships, she says.

“I can’t be comfortable with males anymore. I really can’t have a relationship,” she says.

Jenkins says that although she is now aware that Danny is facing criminal charges for raping other women and in a similar period of time, she was not aware of the specific allegations that were made by Bixler, Jane Doe 1, and Jane Doe 2 in court testimony. In the preliminary hearing in May, all three women testified to being raped violently, and also testified about feeling drugged. Jenkins was unaware of that when she told us her account.

We sent a detailed message to Tom Mesereau yesterday with Jenkins’ allegations and asked for a response from Masterson. We’ll let you know if they get back to us.

Other recent stories in our coverage of the Danny Masterson prosecution


September 16, 2021: New witness spills tea on Danny Masterson, ‘The Ranch,’ and attorney Andrew Brettler
August 20, 2021: Judge Charlaine Olmedo on point: What was said in court about Danny Masterson’s subpoenas
August 16, 2021: Danny Masterson’s nutty lawsuit involving his house loan is finally kicked out of court
August 10, 2021: Judge in Danny Masterson case quashes ‘fishing expedition’ done for Scientology’s benefit
August 7, 2021: Evidence from Danny Masterson’s preliminary hearing aired on KABC Ch 7 in Los Angeles
August 4, 2021: Danny Masterson delays motion to dismiss, and other recent mysteries for Scientology celeb
June 7, 2021: VIDEO: Danny Masterson on his chances after arraignment on rape charges: ‘I feel fantastic’
June 7, 2021: Reporting from Los Angeles: Danny Masterson’s civil and criminal hearings today
June 5, 2021: Was David Miscavige behind Tom Mesereau’s biggest blunder at Danny Masterson’s prelim?
May 28, 2021: Ten Days That Shook The (Scientology) World: Dave and Danny’s very bad predicament


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Source Code

“Everybody is a southpaw earlier on the track, and they’ve shifted over in desperation to the right hand. Well, this southpaw in space opera came about — para-Scientology — came about where the individual carried his gun on the left-hand side of the body and drew it and used it with the left hand (the blaster and so forth). And you’ll find that people are very, very unwilling to use their left hands. They just don’t want to — don’t want to use that left hand and — because it kills people. Just as simple as that. And when people get killed their emotional kickback and so forth, is telegraphed through on the back blast and it makes one feel bad and one goes on down Tone Scale on a — on the overt act-motivator mechanism.” — L. Ron Hubbard, October 17, 1953


Avast, Ye Mateys

“The barometer in this area is known to go from very low to very high within 5 days. Hurricanes seldom come here and usually reach only 60 to 85 mph winds. We are in a “moving depression” that isn’t moving. The ship is quite safe where she is. Only ‘Moderate to fresh winds gusting strong’ and ‘Rain’ is forecast for where we are. Golly that glass got low!” — The Commodore, October 17, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The last thing I expected to come up in my solo session today was covid. I can’t go into too much detail, because you all will think I am crazy, but I contacted an entity that claimed ownership of the creation (covid is the creation I mean). The story is it was a master plan created before the physical universe, long before, and set up as a solution for over population in the future. Apparently the covid gets set off when the population of a planet is too high. So while the Chinese are blaming our military, and the US is blaming China, according to my reading E-meter data no one has spotted this as the true third party. Whenever there is a conflict that doesn’t sort out with communication, there is a 3rd party unknown and present that is keeping it persisting. So relax, some covid is returning to its creator, who is tired of people dying. And there are so many copies of the covid, it will still appear to be around for awhile. But this certainly is an assist.”



Past is Prologue

2000: Keith Henson posted a document he filed in his criminal case, in which he is accused of making bomb threats against Scientology’s Gold Base. The affidavit describes an incident in which a Scientology PI attempted to run him over with a car. “On July 2, Scientology assigned Edwin Richardson and Frank Petty to harass me while picketing. They chased me across Highway 79 several times. I stopped a number of cars and asked that they call 911. Tape of this incident was later shown to the Highway Patrol who concluded that I was trying to escape from Richardson and Petty and not jaywalking. I have a number of tapes which I made of them verbally abusing me, making implied death threats and threats against my daughter. A transcript of one of those tapes and the tape itself was turned over to Lt. Tony Greer at the Hemet Sheriff’s station.”


Random Howdy

“I’m still amazed considering the subject of this forum when I read folks wondering about the efficacy of homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic medicine etc. People, assume everything’s a scam or magical thinking and work it back from there.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for November 10. Trial tentatively scheduled for February.
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: Pretrial conference December 17 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for November 19.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30, 2020 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ US Supreme Court denied Valerie’s petition Oct 4.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments scheduled for November 2.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9, 2020 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: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28, 2022.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


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.


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.


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

Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. 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?


[ONE year ago] SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tommy Davis threatens to sue Aussie network over axed series
[TWO years ago] He freed key documents from Scientology’s rehabs, and now he can talk about it
[THREE years ago] Scientology tried to ruin her. Now, Sylvia DeWall has a message for her former friends and family.
[FOUR years ago] On tonight’s ‘Leah Remini,’ reality star Mimi Faust takes on Scientology’s harm to family
[FIVE years ago] Scientology finally uses trillions of years of wisdom for something useful: The perfect burger
[SIX years ago] When Scientology makes you a villain, you understand that it rules its members by fear
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology leader David Miscavige gets in just under the wire in NAFC lawsuit
[EIGHT years ago] Starting Today: Jefferson Hawkins Helps Us Get Our Scientology Ethics In!
[NINE years ago] Texas Blues: David Miscavige Forsakes The Largest State in the Lower 48
[TEN years ago] Scientology Mailbag: We Hear it from Church Members


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 2,456 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,961 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,481 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,501 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,392 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,699 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,567 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,341 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,671 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,145 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,461 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,027 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,946 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,114 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,695 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,956 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,992 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,707 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,232 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 587 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,762 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,313 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,462 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,782 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,637 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,756 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,112 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,415 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,521 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,919 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,795 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,378 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,873 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,127 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,236 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on October 17, 2021 at 07:00

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