Danny Masterson’s Rape Accuser Yells at Trevor Bauer – Related Delay Tactics
In June 2020, actor Danny Masterson was charged with three counts of rape, after being accused of sexually assaulting three women between 2001 and 2003. This ‘70s Spectacle star, who has pleaded not guilty — and is currently free on $3.3 million bond — faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted. The case was originally scheduled to go to trial on August 29, but Masterson’s team was granted a six-week extension until October 11.
Masterson’s status as a prominent member of the Church of Scientology complicates matters. In 2019, four women, including three former Scientologists, filed a lawsuit against Masterson and the Church of Scientology, claiming they had been subjected to a cycle of harassment and intimidation by the Church. in an apparent effort to keep their stories of sexual assault down. in an envelope. They are suing them for harassment, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Church of Scientology, meanwhile, lost its bid to subject the accusers to religious arbitration within the Church of Scientology, with a California Court of Appeal ruling that women had the right to first amendment to leave the religion and therefore were not related to Scientology. strict lifetime contracts. The Church of Scientology has since asked the United States Supreme Court to reconsider.
One of Masterson’s rape accusers, Jane Doe 1, has become frustrated with what she perceives as Masterson’s team’s attempts to delay the criminal trial People vs. Masterson. Attorney Nina L. Hawkinson, who represents Jane Doe 1, sent a statement Thursday night to The Daily Beast regarding attorney Shawn Holley’s recent request for the lawsuit to continue in People vs. Masterson due to being busy representing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer in his arbitration appeal of his two-year suspension by Major League Baseball after he was accused of assault by multiple women.
Hawkinson believes that Holley’s request for the continuation of the trial in People vs. Masterson interferes with several provisions of Marsy’s Law – or the California Victims Bill of Rights Act of 2008 – which seeks to provide protective rights to victims of crimes, arguing that “it is reasonable to assert that Jane Doe 1 runs a great risk of further harm, should this matter be delayed, by being known to “the Church” and classified as a repressive person, as a victim witness willing to testify against a well-known member of the Church. As a victim of Marsy’s Law, our client has a right to be free from this harm, which can only be accomplished without further delay and by proceeding to trial.
“My life has been tortured for so many years because of what happened to me. Finally, the day of justice was coming and I now see that there is another excuse to delay justice, which will only cause more harm to me and other victims.”
Hawkinson’s missive also included the following statement from Jane Doe 1:
“My life has been tortured for so many years because of what happened to me. Finally the day of justice was coming and I now see that there is another excuse to delay justice, which will not do than cause more harm to me and the other victims. I hope the Court will see that the issues of this trial, the rights of victims and the need for finality in this important case, outweigh a scheduling conflict baseball related.
In May 2021, Jane Doe 1 delivered harrowing testimony during a preliminary hearing to determine whether Masterson would stand trial for rape. She said that while attending a party at Masterson’s house in Hollywood in April 2003, she felt drugged after consuming a “fruity” drink given to her by Masterson; then, she says he unzipped her pants and threw her in a jacuzzi, before bringing her upstairs to a bathroom. She remembers having trouble seeing and standing, as Masterson put his fingers in her mouth, causing her to vomit, and then put her in the shower.
“I looked down and his hands were on my breasts. He was soaping my breasts,” she testified. not believe that his hands were on my breasts.
She testified that he then put her on a bed as she passed out.
“When I came to, he was on top of me and he was inside of me,” she said. “The first thing I remember is grabbing his hair to pull it out.”
Jane Doe 1 told the court that Masterson vaginally and anally raped her, at one point retrieving a gun from her bedside table, brandishing it in front of her and saying, “Fuck, don’t move.. . Don’t say a word.”