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Wild scene in court papers: Scientology leader David Miscavige finally, really served?

[The elusive quarry]

While we wait for the major showdown over “religious arbitration” on Dec 18, there’s another update in the lawsuit against Danny Masterson and Scientology which we know you’re going to want to hear []


Danny Masterson accusers: Scientology’s illegal behavior shouldn’t count as ‘commerce’

[Plaintiff Chrissie Carnell Bixler and defendant Danny Masterson]

As we near the December 18 showdown over Scientology “religious arbitration” in Los Angeles Superior Court, Danny Masterson’s accusers have now responded to the extraordinary briefing going on, and their argument is a powerful one: Scientology should not get to count its illegal harassment and stalking of former []

WHOA! Scientology to Judge Kleifield: Wrecking human lives IS our ‘commerce’

[David Miscavige: “Bite down on this, judge.”]

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield shocked us last month when he vacated a hearing in the lawsuit between Danny Masterson’s rape accusers and the That ’70s Show actor and the Church of Scientology. Kleifield wiped out the hearing and then asked Scientology’s attorneys to submit a []

If the feds are sniffing around, they might look at Danny Masterson’s besties

[Danny Masterson stalwarts: Ben Shulman and Brie Shaffer]

In October we reported on a new development in the lawsuit filed by Danny Masterson’s rape accusers against the That ’70s Show actor and the Church of []

Danny Masterson takes another expensive and futile swipe at his criminal charges

[Masterson and his attorneys at his September initial appearance]

There has been plenty of media coverage of Danny Masterson’s attempt to get rape charges tossed out of court with the help of legendary defense attorney Tom Mesereau and a legal move known as a []

Judge in Danny Masterson lawsuit doubts Scientology ‘arbitration,’ sets hearing

[Judge Steven J. Kleifield]

In what appears to be a pretty unusual turn of events, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield, after hearing Scientology’s argument on November 6 about why it should be able to force Danny Masterson’s rape accusers into “religious arbitration,” has decided to erase that hearing as if it never []

Scientology looking to force Danny Masterson’s accusers into ‘religious arbitration’ today

[Danny Masterson, Scientology soldier]

It’s another big day in court for Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology as the church’s attorneys try to derail yet another lawsuit with “religious []

Can Danny Masterson’s attorneys delay his arraignment on rape charges again today?

[Danny Masterson’s attorneys, Tom Mesereau and Sharon Appelbaum]

 [UPDATE: Masterson’s attorneys convinced the court that he’s entitled to more discovery before arraignment, and so Judge Sam Ohta moved the arraignment to January 6.]

Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed rape charges against Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on June 16, and here it is November and the []

Masterson accusers cite Marsy’s Law to head off ‘arbitration,’ and Scientology pounces

[Danny Masterson and Scientology attorney William Forman]

Last week we published a story that discussed how California’s version of “Marsy’s Law” might afford some protection to the women suing Danny Masterson who also happen to be his alleged victims in a criminal rape prosecution that has the That ’70s Show actor facing 45 years to life []

Could Marsy’s Law foil Scientology’s attempt to force rape victims into ‘arbitration’?

[At a 2008 rally, a marcher with a photo of Marsy Nicholas. AP photo.]

Another big day looms in the lawsuit filed by Danny Masterson’s rape accusers against the actor and the Church of Scientology, and it turns out that a question raised by one of our own commenters here at the Underground Bunker might actually []