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Appellate court halts Scientology ‘arbitration’ as it considers petition by Masterson accusers

 The California 2nd Appellate District yesterday responded to a petition filed this week by Danny Masterson’s accusers by issuing a stay on the case that will put a halt to any plans for Scientology’s “religious arbitration” long enough for the appellate court to consider the []


Scientology celeb family the Mastersons selling houses: Getting out of Dodge?

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With Danny Masterson facing 45 years to life in prison, we’ve been keeping a close watch on his criminal and civil cases at Los Angeles Superior Court. But we’ve also kept an eye out for what’s []

MASTERSON ACCUSERS PETITION APPELLATE COURT: Seeking to overturn ‘arbitration’ ruling

[Chrissie Carnell Bixler and Danny Masterson]

As expected, four former Scientologists suing Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology filed a petition yesterday with California’s 2nd Appellate District, asking the court to reverse a December 30 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield that denied them a right to trial and forced their case []

Transcript: In the Danny Masterson lawsuit, Scientology continues to get its way

[Judge Steven Kleifield and attorney Stewart Ryan]

After Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield stunned us with a December 30 ruling for the Church of Scientology, denying the right to trial for former Scientologists who are suing the church and actor Danny Masterson, forcing them instead into Scientology’s internal “religious arbitration,” the decision left the []

Danny Masterson accusers signal they’ll go to higher court to fight ‘religious arbitration’

[Chrissie Carnell Bixler, at a 2019 protest]

Yesterday afternoon we told you that former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson testified before a Congressional subcommittee and brought up the lawsuit against actor Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology that we’ve been watching so closely since it was filed in 2019. The lawsuit was brought by Masterson’s []

Gretchen Carlson slams Danny Masterson and Scientology ‘arbitration’ to Congress

 Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson took her battle against forced arbitration and secrecy agreements that keep sexual harassment under wraps to a House Judiciary subcommittee today, and as an example of the way women are prevented from getting justice she brought up the case of Danny Masterson’s rape accusers, who have been forced into []

Did Tom Mesereau just reveal his strategy for Danny Masterson’s crucial prelim?

 On January 20 Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson entered a not guilty plea to three counts of forcible rape, charges that have him facing 45 years to life in prison. He wasn’t actually in the courtroom that day, his plea was entered by his high-profile defense attorney, Tom []

Danny Masterson says he intends to take part in Scientology ‘arbitration’ with alleged victims

[Masterson at his Sept 18 court appearance]

Scientology loves to twist the knife, and now that it has won its motions to force Danny Masterson’s rape accusers into “religious arbitration,” it’s looking for ways to further weaponize its position in the civil lawsuit filed by the alleged victims of sexual []

With not guilty plea, Danny Masterson assigned a trial judge his prosecutor knows well

[Danny and the judge]

We were listening yesterday as Danny Masterson’s criminal defense attorney Tom Mesereau entered a not guilty plea for the That ’70s Show actor at his arraignment on three counts of forcible rape, which carry a potential penalty of 45 years to life in prison. Masterson himself was not in []

Danny Masterson arraigned on rape charges, enters a not guilty plea

[Masterson at his Sept 18 initial court appearance.]

UPDATE: We were listening in this morning as Tom Mesereau entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Danny Masterson as the That ’70s Show actor was arraigned at Los Angeles Superior Court. The case was then assigned to Judge Charlaine Olmedo to schedule a preliminary []