That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson is being investigated over allegations of sexual assault.
The LAPD is looking into claims that the That ’70s Show star sexually assaulted three women in the early 2000s.
“The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson. Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000’s,” a statement from the LAPD read.
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It has been reported that the women came forward in part because of Leah Remini’s A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath, after being spurred on by the actress and ex-Scientologist.
Danny’s representative denied the allegations and claimed they were just a way to increase ratings for Leah’s show.
“We are aware of [alleged victim’s] 16-year-old allegations,” the statement read. “It was only after [alleged victim] was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson.
“The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their 6 year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend. Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians.
“When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him. In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand [alleged victim] made of the Church after Danny broke up with her was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent.”
It went on: “We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit.
“Based on reading the anti-Scientology blog that posted this story, these false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series since [alleged victim] only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini.”