“That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department over sexual assault allegations after “three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000s.” Masterson is denying the 16-year-old claims made by one of his ex-girlfriends and two other women and blames fellow star Leah Remini for the attacks.

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A representative for the actor, who is a Scientologist, released a statement that seems to blame actress Leah Remini for at least one of the allegations after Chrissie Carnell, who dated Masterson for six years, met with her. The full statement appears to accuse Remini of trying to boost ratings for her documentary “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath:”

We are aware of Chrissie Carnell’s 16-year-old allegations. It was only after Chrissie Carnell was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson. The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their 6-year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend. Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians.

When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him. In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand Chrissie Carnell made of the Church after Danny broke up with her was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent.

We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LAPD interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit. Based on reading the anti-Scientology blog that posted this story, these false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series since Chrissie Carnell only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini.

The investigation was first reported by Tony Ortega, a longtime reporter on the inner workings of the Church of Scientology who posted about the allegations on his blog.

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Danny Masterson of “That ’70s Show” denies sexual assault allegations and thinks he knows who’s behind the claims AP Photo/Evan Agostini
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