An actor who was one of the stars of “That ’70s Show” is under investigation by the LAPD over sexual assault allegations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication reports that the investigation involving Danny Masterson is said to have been “spearheaded by Leah Remini in connection with her A&E show on Scientology.”
The report quotes a statement from the LAPD that says: “The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson. Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000’s.”
The Times adds: “There is also a report of a possible cover-up by the Church of Scientology, but police did not address that in their statement.”
A rep for Masterson provided a detailed statement to THR noting that Masterson’s accuser was also his girlfriend at the time and stating: “Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians.”
You can read the full statement by clicking here to go to the THR story.