Transcript for Danny Masterson, Church of Scientology hit with lawsuit
That is a beaiful tribute to Now to the lawsuit against Danny Masterson, and the church of scientology. The churchened spoing to the allegations. Dan Harris is here with the latest. Good morning, Dan. Reporter: Scientology has been known for its celebrity followers. Now the church and one of its stars, Danny Masterson are both being sued. Four women claim Masterson sexually assaulted them, and he aspired with the church to cover up the assaults and stalk and harass them. This morning, a lawsuit against the church of scientology and one of its high profile members, the actor, Danny Masterson. The complaint which the plaintiff's attorney say, the actor known for "That '70s show". The teachers like him, counsellors like him. Reporter: When they reported Masterson's crimes, he and the church systematically stalked, harassed and invaded their families' privacy and intensely caused them emotional distress to silence and intimidate them. One of the women named in the suit says she started dating Masterson in 2002, and believes that on numerous occasions he would drug her drinks so that he could sexually assault her while she slept. She reported the alleged assault to authorities in 2017. Another named plaintiff, claimed Masterson was controlling and violent when they lived together as a couple in the mid '90s claiming he once dragged her naked across the bedroom floor while berating her appearance after she refused to have sex with him. She says on one occasion, he drugged and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. She says when she told the church, she was led to believe if she went to law enforcement, she would be subjected to the harsh treatment of scientology. But in 2016, Bixler did just that. The lawsuit claims that after going to authorities, Bixler and the other plaintiffs were subjected to years of harassment by the church. Abuse Bixler says continues to this day. It includes everything from flashing lights in your windows in the middle of the night to breaking windows even of a child's room. It is unsettling. It's disturbing, and it's just not limited to the home. Reporter: Overnight, the church of scientology emphatically denying these accusations, telling us, this baseless lawsuit will go nowhere because the claims are ludicrous and a sham. It's a dishonest and hallucinatory recount. Reporter: Masterson was fired from "The ranch" after it was confirmed assault allegations were filed against him. He says all encounters were consensual and he has never been charged of a crime, let alone convicted of one. In a statement from his lawyer, Masterson called the lawsuit, quote, beyond ridiculous. He went on to say, once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family. Guys, back to you. Dan, I'm sure this isn't going anywhere too fast. Right. More to come.
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