Like you, we were SHOCKED to hear that Bijou Phillips suddenly filed for divorce from her convicted rapist husband, Danny Masterson! Here’s what happened: Days ago, we told you that she was standing by her man and planned to prove it by taking his last name. Lawyers and Danny immediately advised her to file for divorce instead. Bijou still loves her husband, but agreed to file for divorce BECAUSE Danny is facing millions of dollars in civil lawsuits now that he’s convicted of rape. Filing for divorce will protect their sprawling Santa Ynez ranch in Santa Barbara county. The consensus was that the only way Bijou can shield herself and their young daughter from financial ruin was to file. Long story short, it doesn’t mean she’s not gonna stand by him, it just means she’s gonna do it while divorced!
Bijou Phillips is defiant now that her husband, Danny Masterson has been convicted of rape and sentenced to 30 years in prison. According to a friend, Bijou is ready for a fight and determined to get Danny’s conviction overturned on appeal. In the meantime, she’s planning one major change – she’s going to take his last name! Our source reveals that Bijou has already started the legal paperwork to officially change her last name to Masterson and it should be done before the appeals case is heard. This is her subtle way of letting the world know how she feels…
Convicted rapist Danny Masterson‘s former That 70s Show costars, Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis have taken a LOT of heat for writing letters to the judge, in hopes of getting him a lenient sentence. What’s even MORE interesting though, is that his OTHER former costar, Laura Prepon, did NOT write a letter to the judge even though she was asked to do so by Danny’s people. Laura used to practice Scientology along with Danny, and there was speculation that HE was the one who got her into the controversial cult. Laura eventually wised up and parted ways with Scientology over five years ago, but according to our source she’s terrified of speaking out against them, (Like Leah Remini does) so she keeps quiet on the subject. THAT is probably why she hasn’t commented on Danny’s conviction or written a letter on his behalf. Our source maintains that she doesn’t want to deal with the danger of talking about Scientology in any way, so she remains silent.
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA Laura Prepon and husband Ben Foster
Strikes by the Writer’s Guild and SAG/AFTRA affected this years San Diego Comic-con and many of the events were canceled. Among them was the panel for That 70’s Show because actors could not participate. However, there was a display for the planned 25th anniversary of the show that could still be seen outside the hall. According to The Underground Bunker, the photo featured the entire cast EXCEPT for Danny Masterson. He had been ERASED. No doubt because DESPITE Scientology’s EXTREME efforts to protect him, he was convicted of two counts of forcible rape and he faces 30 years to life in prison. On September 7 he will be sentenced by the female judge. For now, he is living at Men’s Central Jail in LA.
At last! Some GOOD news! You have probably seen those numerous Scientology ads on TV inviting you to “check them out.” FINALLY Scientology is getting a comeuppance! A celebrity church member is being punished for his crimes IN SPITE OF Scientology interference. (Ck The Underground Bunker for details) That 70’s Show actor Danny Masterson has been found GUILTY of forcible rape of 2 women in the early 2000’s. Danny looked smug and confident as he arrived in court every day with his wife (and fellow Scientologist) Bijou Phillips. Despite Scientology efforts to frighten the accusers, he is facing 30 years to life in prison. His wife WAILED and sobbed when she heard the verdict and he was taken into custody. This is a huge setback for the “church” of Scientology and we couldn’t be happier!
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA Danny, wife, and entourage arriving to court
VERY interesting that Alec Baldwin’s little brother Billy Baldwin, 59, turned up in downtown LA to support his brother-in-law Danny Masterson at his rape trial. Danny (That 70’s Show) is a well-known Scientologist who is married to another Scientologist, Bijou Phillips – she is the younger half-sister of Chynna Phillips, Billy’s wife. Billy is an evangelical Christian (calls himself a “Jesus freak,”) who apparently respects Scientology. He claims “Scientology is more accepted in Hollywood than Jesus” and he defends Tom Cruise for his work ethic and perfectionism. Scientology’s involvement in covering up Masterson’s nefarious activities is being closely examined in court. In spite of his beliefs, when Billy saw a paparazzi creep up as he and Danny Masterson approached the courthouse this morning – he covered his face, scurried away, and was not seen again!
Surely, you have seen the extravagant ad promoting Scientology on TV lately. It opens with “Church” Leader David Miscavige (above) standing in a large light-filled modern building with good looking young people milling around, while discussing the virtues of the organization. It so happens Scientology is in bad shape right now. The Bass VS Caruso mayoral ads cast a bad light on Scientology- but the Danny (That 70’s Show) Masterson rape trial promises to be even worse for Scientology’s reputation. The three women accusing Scientologist Masterson of rape (happened back in the early 2000’s) are former Scientologists who were warned by their “church” not to go to police but “let the church handle it.” Scientology always PROTECTS its celebrity members. The women say they were harassed and threatened by the “church” until they LEFT, and finally DID go to police. The women claim they are STILL being stalked and tormented by the “church” as the trial continues. Hopefully, Masterson will get what he deserves- and Scientology will too.
SO happy to hear that the “Church” of scientology lost an important court battle that they expected to win. The three women who filed rape charges against That 70’s Show star (and longtime scientologist) Danny Masterson, said they were stalked and harassed by the church after they filed the police report. The girls filed suit against the church, accusing it of surveilling them, hacking into their security systems, filming them, threatening to kill their pets (!), setting fires outside their homes, and posting fake sex ads supposedly from the girls, offering free sex to strangers. The church denied everything and insisted they could handle the problem “internally” citing religious arbitration. They almost got their way, but a panel of judges just decided the cases CAN move forward in a court of law! Hopefully, scientology leaders will be dragged into court!
It’s a tangled web that Scientology weaves. This week Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon stated that she has not been involved in Scientology for the past five years – around the time she started dating her now-husband Ben Foster. She also emphasized that Ben has NEVER been a member of the church. Turns out that Laura was drawn into Scientology in the late 90’s by her That 70’s Show costar (and lifetime Scientologist) Danny Masterson.The “church” no doubt rewarded Danny handsomely for recruiting a celebrity. Laura also dated Danny’s brother Christopher for 8 years. Coincidentally, Ben Foster was Danny’s BFF during the early 2000’s and people assumed HE was a Scientologist also. Ben claims he wasn’t and now whenever Laura talks about leaving the church, she makes it a point to mention that Ben was never a member. Now that Danny Masterson is up on rape charges by several women, and the “church” is accused of a cover-up, celebrity Scientologists are distancing themselves, and we hope some ARE really cutting ties. We continue to theorize that the church helps celebrity members avoid paying taxes on their big incomes by faking and writing off huge church contributions – among other things- and they make it VERY difficult to leave. If only churches paid taxes like everyone else, this would all end!
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA, Ben and Laura at Independent Film Awards (she’s 5’10” and pregnant)
Former Scientologist Leah Remini is our hero this week. She has been reportedly doing everything she can to see that Danny “That 70’s Show”Masterson goes on trial for three counts of rape – at least that’s what Masterson is claiming. Today Masterson was in court for a pre-trial hearing before a judge to decide if the case will go to court. Scientologist Masterson has hired one of the world’s most expensive lawyers, Tom Mesereau (OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson’s lawyer.) It’s estimated that Michael Jackson paid Mesereau 100 million dollars in his child sex case! Do you suppose the church of Scientology is helping pay for this? If Masterson is found guilty it will be a huge blow to the church – you can read a detailed account of the hearing on Tony Ortega’s blog.