Second woman takes the stand to accuse Danny Masterson of rape
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I woke up and he was having sex with me.’ Second woman takes the stand to accuse Danny Masterson of rape, claiming he spit on her and called her ‘white trash’ when she tried fighting him off
- That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson appeared in criminal court in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday for the second day of his preliminary hearing
- Christina B – a former model who lived with Masterson at his Hollywood Hills home for six years – took the stand today
- Christina – whose last name is being withheld – told the court that in November 2001, ‘I was sleeping and I woke up and he (Masterson) was having sex with me’
- She claims that when she tried to fight him off, Masterson hit her and spit on her, calling her ‘white trash’
- She went on to describe a second incident which started with she and Masterson going out to dinner where she said she drank ‘a glass or two’ of wine
- ‘When I woke up the next morning, I had not memory of the night before. I had no clothes on and I was confused,’ she said
- The Scientologist actor has pleaded not guilty on on three counts of rape
A second alleged rape victim of That ’70s star Danny Masterson tearfully told a Los Angeles criminal court today how she woke up naked to find him raping her and when she tried to fight him off, he hit her and spit on her, calling her ‘white trash’.
She also claimed that the Scientologist actor laughed at her when he admitted to having anal sex with her while she was passed out.
Christina B – a former model who lived with Masterson at his Hollywood Hills home for six years – took the stand today on the second day of the preliminary hearing to determine whether he will stand trial on the three rape charges he has pleaded not guilty to.
Masterson, 45, – who showed up at the Los Angeles criminal court today wearing a gray check suit, dark tie and white shirt – has pleaded not guilty to raping three women in separate incidents at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003.
With her voice quavering, blonde haired Christina – whose last name is being withheld – told the court that in November 2001, ‘I was sleeping and I woke up and he (Masterson) was having sex with me.’
That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson appeared in criminal court in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday for the second day of his preliminary hearing
In court Jennifer admitted that she did not know ‘Lily’ personally – prompting the attorney to retort, ‘Because Lily doesn’t exist’. Today, Masterson’s lawyer Tom Mesereau accused Jennifer of being a liar
‘I decided I did not want to have sex with him and I fought him and told him to stop. He got angry and pushed all his weight down on my body. I tried to push him off,’ Christina said.
‘He would not stop so I did something I knew would make him angry, I pulled his hair. He has these rules….he has this thing about his hair …..and I know that if I pulled it really hard he would get off me.’
Masterson reacted violently, she said. ‘He hit me,’ she told the court, indicating that he had stuck her inn the cheek with an ‘open fist.’
When he’d finally got off her, said Christina, ‘He stood over me and spit on me and called me white trash.’
She went on to describe a second incident a month later in December 2001 which started with she and Masterson going out to dinner at a restaurant where she said she drank ‘a glass or two’ of wine.
‘The last thing I remember from that night was standing up to leave the restaurant. I don’t remember anything more.
‘When I woke up the next morning, I had not memory of the night before. I had no clothes on and I was confused.
‘The first thing I noticed was that my whole body hurt and the back of my head hurt. I was injured in my rectal area. There was a little blood and I felt torn. It hurt to sit down and it hurt to go to the bathroom.’
She confronted Masterson, she said. ‘I asked him what happened last night. I have no memory and my bottom is injured.
‘He laughed at me and he said he had sex with me there (the real area). I said. ‘Was I unconscious the whole time and he sad ‘yes.’
Christina – who Masterson recruited into the Church of Scientology – said she went to Church of Scientology officials Miranda and Chris Scoggins to report the alleged anal rape.
‘I told Miranda ‘He raped me.’ And she told me, ‘You cannot rape someone you are in a relationship with. Don’t say the word rape again.’
Christina said that the Scientology officials told her not to say anything to outsiders about the traumatic incident, making her fear that she could be declared a ‘suppressive person’.
‘That means that other Scientologists can lie to them, trick them, ultimately destroy that person.’
The preliminary hearing is expected to last four days and will decide whether Masterson will stand trial on the rape charges
On Tuesday, one of Masterson’s alleged victims – 46-year-old Jennifer – said Masterson once ‘took off his pants and pulled out his penis’
She didn’t ago to the police to file a crime report on Masterson until December 2016. And when asked by deputy district attorney Reinhold Mueller why she waited so long, she told the court, ‘For three reasons.
‘First I was embarrassed and ashamed. Second, I just wanted to help him and the Church of Scientology to help him.’
The third reason she said that she was terrified ‘the church would ultimately destroy me. I had disconnected with my family and all my friends who weren’t Scientologists. There was no option for me.’
Earlier at today’s hearing, Christina, now 43, said she met Masterson at a party in 1996 when she was only 18 and moved into his home two weeks later.
At first, she told the court, ‘Has was wonderful, very charming. I loved him. He was great for a while.’
But about a year into their relationship, she said, he changed. ‘He became very aggressive sexually. Oftentimes I would be asleep and I would wake up and he was having sex with me.
‘I would try to push him off and say ‘no’ but he wouldn’t stop.’
Christina talked about how Masterson exerted ’emotional and emotional control. He was always right. He never apologized.’
Jenny B – whose full name is being withheld – testified in court yesterday that she finally decided to file a police report on the alleged rape after hearing that Masterson had previously raped a woman named Lily.
Under cross examination today by the TV star’s lawyer, Tom Mesereau, she admitted that she did not know ‘Lily’ personally – prompting the attorney to retort, ‘Because Lily doesn’t exist.’
Mesereau insisted that ‘there is no evidence’ that Danny Masterson raped a woman named Lily and added, ‘She made that up – it’s a lie.’
Danny Masterson posted a photo Tuesday of himself in the passenger seat as his wife Bijou Phillips drove, with the caption, ‘Had the most beautiful Uber driver drop me off at school today. #uberwife #bijouphillips,’ and the location ‘Court House’
Jenny B was back in the witness box for the second day of a preliminary hearing to determine if Masterson will go to trial on three rape charges.
Yesterday on the witness stand Jenny B gave a tearful and harrowing account of how in April 2003, the Scientologist actor plied her with a ‘fruity’ cocktail, threw her in his jacuzzi, brutally raped her and brandished a gun as he yelled at her, ‘Don’t say a f—ing word. You’re not going to tell anybody.’
Masterson played wise-cracking Steven Hyde on That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006
Today, Mesereau tried to establish ‘inconsistencies’ in Jenny B’s rape account, asking if the bruises she received in the assault could have been caused by a sexual encounter with a boyfriend she was intimately involved with at the time. She replied ‘No.’
Crying and dabbing her eyes with tissues, Jenny B – who wore a dark blue flowered dress and had her dark hair in a pony tail – said she had ‘once ‘ withheld information about the alleged rape.
But when asked by Mesereau if she had been ‘consistent and truthful at all times’ about what she told the police, she replied with an emphatic, ‘Yes.’
Jenny B admitted that the account she gave the Church of Scientology about the alleged rape was different from the report she gave Los Angeles police.
She said she ‘intentionally withheld’ references to Scientology and hedged on her rape accusations against Masterson.
‘I didn’t want to lose my relationship with my (Scientologist) parents. I thought I could earn favor with the church and they would go easy on me.’
She added that she was ‘really scared of retaliation from Scientology and Danny Masterson.’
Jenny B admitted giving an interview to TV star Leah Remini for her anti-Scientology series, Scientology and the Aftermath. But she denied that she was paid for that interview.
During his cross-examination yesterday Mesereau challenged her testimony about Masterson grabbing a gun, asking her why there was no mention of a gun in the police report she filed the following year. She had no explanation
Mesereau also asked her if she had told friends, ‘Danny is the best sex I’ve ever had.’ She denied saying that to friends.’
But she admitted that when she met with a LAPD detective in 2017 to discuss the current rape charges against Masterson, she ‘corrected’ some of the statements she had made to the police in June 2004 when she first reported the alleged rape.
Bobette Riales and Masterson dated from 2002-2004, in which time Masterson allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her. She claims she was stalked by the church after she came forward with allegation (pictured together in 2003)
Chrissie Bixler dated Masterson for several years and claims he would forcefully have sex with her and became violent when she refused. She says her dog mysteriously died after she reported him (pictured together in 2000)
Masterson – who has been married to actress and model Bijou Phillips since 2011 – stands charged with raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001, raping a 28-year-old woman in April 2003, and raping another 23 year-old woman between October and December 2003.
He was also accused of sexual assault in two other cases but the DA’s office said they declined to file charges on those, one for insufficient evidence and the other based on the statute of limitations.
In 2019, four women – including the three alleged victims in the criminal case – filed a civil lawsuit against Masterson, claiming he drugged, raped and sexually assaulted them in the early 2000s.
The lawsuit also named the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige as defendants, claiming the women were stalked in a ‘conspiracy to cover up that Daniel Masterson sexually assaulted four young women’.
Two of the women named in the suit were Masterson’s ex-girlfriends – Chrissie Bixler and Bobette Riales – while the other two are listed as Jane Does.
Bixler is being lent support by Remini, the former Scientologist who is now one of the church’s harshest critics. Remini was at Masterson’s criminal court hearing last October.
In the civil lawsuit, the alleged victims’ lawyer said, ‘When those women came forward to report Masterson’s crimes the Defendants (The Church of Scientology) conspired to and systematically stalked, harassed, invaded their and their family’s privacy, and intentionally caused them emotional distress to silence and intimidate them.’
Masterson – who played wise-cracking Steven Hyde on That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006 – called the lawsuit against him and the Church of Scientology a ‘shameful money grab’.
In statement to DailyMail.com, the Church of Scientology branded the lawsuit ‘baseless’ and the claims ‘ludicrous and a sham’. ‘It’s a dishonest and hallucinatory publicity stunt. Leah Remini is taking advantage of these people as pawns in her moneymaking scam.’
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