Amidst the many allegations of sexual harassment and assault that are circulating in Hollywood at the moment, you may have missed out on the fact that former That ‘70s Show star Danny Masterson has been accused by not one but four different women of rape.
It may have passed you by as unlike with the cases of Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K, Netflix has made no arrangements to cancel or even delay Masterson's upcoming second season of The Ranch, which is due to arrive on the streaming service in December, while the LAPD's investigation into the actor has 'inexplicably stalled' according to The Huffington Post, despite 'compelling evidence in the case'.
Well not according to Scientology whistleblower Leah Remini, who has told The Daily Beast that she believes it is down to the cosy ties the church has with the LAPD.
"The captain of that department, Cory Palka, goes to the Scientology Celebrity Centre often. There are pictures of him hanging at Celebrity Centre," she said.
Remini, who was raised in Scientology and hosts the critically acclaimed show Scientology And The Aftermath went on to say, "Scientology is very slick in that it’s partnered in this Police Activities League with the Hollywood division, and every year around Christmastime Celebrity Centre International right on Franklin presents the Hollywood Police Department with a check for this Police Activities League, which gives back to children," said Remini.
"What it’s done is it’s aligned itself as per its policies, because there are Scientology policies that say, ‘Safe-point yourself to the area police department because then nobody will attack your good works,’ so it’s all very pointed and calculated."
The LAPD declined to comment to The Daily Beast on what Remini said, while Masterson has also denied all of the allegations against him.