As many of us have seen on Wednesday in the US capital, President Joe Biden’s inauguration day, a lawyer for That 70’s show Actor Danny Masterson filed a plea of not guilty in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of his client.
Masterson, who did not attend the hearing, was charged with aggravated assault on three women in his Hollywood Hills home in the early 2000s. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said additional women were charged with similar offenses, but Masterson was not charged due to insufficient evidence and the Boundaries Act. After being arrested and released on bail in June, he faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
Masterson denies any wrongdoing. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo Entertainment.
Just last month, a lawsuit was filed against four women and their husbands – Cornell Buxler and Cedric Buxler – Zewala, Marie Bobbitt Reals and two Jane Doe – Masterson, the Church of Scientology and its leaders. gone. David Muscavage, accused of beating women with sticks after accusing them of sexual abuse. A judge said the three women would settle their cases with the church through religious mediation, in accordance with an agreement they had signed to become a scientist. The case of the Royals, who are not members of the church, will be decided at a later date.
Masterson’s lawyer, Andrew Breitler, in a statement to Yahoo Entertainment, described the recent decision as “absolutely the right outcome.” “As the court directs, we look forward to arbitrating the claims.” Masterson himself called the first lawsuit “beyond ridiculous.”
A spokesman for the Church of Scientology International denied the allegations. “From everything we read in the press,” said a scientist Is! News In August 2019, “This baseless lawsuit will not go anywhere because the claims are ridiculous and shameful. It is a dishonest and deceptive publicity stunt.” [Former church member] Leah Remini is taking advantage of these people as a pawn in the money making scandal.
Masterson was fired from the Netflix show Field As a result of the allegations in December 2017.
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