Leah Remini Responds to Danny Masterson’s Rape Charges

UPDATE: On Monday, Oct. 19, Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that Danny Masterson will face trial for apparently raping three ladies in between 2001 and 2003.

Additionally, the judge rejected Masterson’s attorney’s request to disallow the media from attending the trial.

The actor will appear in court for arraignment on Nov. 2.

E! News connected to Masterson’s lawyers for remark however did not hear back.

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Danny Masterson made his first look in a Los Angeles, Calif. courtroom on Friday, Sept. 18, 3 months after he was jailed on three counts of rape by force or worry.

The That 70 s Program star arrived at the courthouse wearing a navy blue fit and a light colored face mask. He was signed up with by a big group of his fans and his legal representative, Tom Mesereau

In the hearing, his lawyer said that L.A. District Lawyer Jackie Lacey, who is up for re-election in Nov., only submitted the charges against Masterson because of tremendous pressure from the media. Mesereau declared, “There have been duplicated attempts to politicize this case … He is never guilty and we’re going to prove it.”

Deputy District Lawyer Reinhold Mueller described these accusations as “pure speculation, without any basis in truth.”

Furthermore, Mesereau submitted documents asking for that the criminal charges versus the actor be thrown away as inadequate. The judge will decide on this demand when Masterson next appears in court on Oct.19

Former Scientologist Leah Remini also attended the hearing in support of the three women who accused Masterson of raping them at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and2003 Camera guys caught a glimpse of the actress as she got here in her vehicle.

This was Masterson’s very first court appearance given that he was released on $3.3 million bail in mid-June.

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Considering that his arrest, lots of, consisting of Remini, have spoken up against Masterson and the Church of Scientology, to which Masterson is a fan.

This is simply the beginning Scientology, your days of getting away with it is coming to an end. #justice #scientologytheaftermath”

However, in a June statement concerning the charges, his legal representative specified, “Mr. Masterson is innocent, and we’re confident that he will be exonerated when all the proof finally emerges and witnesses have the chance to testify.”

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” Obviously, Mr. Masterson and his partner [actress Bijou Phillips] are in complete shock thinking about that these nearly 20- year old claims are suddenly leading to charges being submitted, but they and their household are comforted knowing that eventually the fact will come out. Individuals who understand Mr. Masterson know his character and understand the claims to be incorrect,” the statement continued.

E! News reached out to Masterson’s legal team for extra comment.

( This story was originally released on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at 2: 49 p.m. PST.)

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