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Church of Scientology told Lisa Marie Presley to stop Danny Masterson's rape accuser from reporting to cops 

Lisa Marie Presley, an ex-Scientologist herself, apologized to the alleged victim a few years later, for trying to keep her quiet
UPDATED NOV 10, 2022
One of the victims in the Danny Masterson case is a friend of Lisa Marie Presley (Anna Webber/Getty Images for Netflix/Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
One of the victims in the Danny Masterson case is a friend of Lisa Marie Presley (Anna Webber/Getty Images for Netflix/Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Lisa Marie Presley was barred from testifying against 'That ’70’s Show' actor Danny Masterson during his rape trial in Downtown, Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 8. The court was told that Presley was asked by the Church of Scientology to persuade Masterson's victim, identified as Jane Doe 1 to remain silent and not testify against the actor for sexually assaulting her in September 2002 and raping her in April 2003.

Presley, 54, a former Scientologist then apologized to the alleged victim, for trying to keep her quiet, a few years later, said a prosecutor at Masterson's rape trial. The shocking claim came as Masterson's defense team tried to have Presley banned from taking the witness stand, calling her testimony "irrelevant and prejudicial," reported the Daily Mail.


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Masterson, 46, starred on TV's 'That '70s Show' and the Netflix comedy 'The Ranch', before he was fired in 2017 after sexual assault allegations. He is on the trial for being charged with the rape of three women, all former Scientologists, from 2001 to 2003 at his Hollywood Hills home.

They are Jen B, who Masterson allegedly raped in 2013. Christina B was raped in November 2001, and N. Trout was assaulted between October and December of 2003. Two women also claim that the church officials forced them to remain silent.

As per the report, Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller said that Presley told the authorities that she was contacted by the Church of Scientology a few months after April 2003, because she was friends with (Jane Doe 1) and asked to make contact with Jane Doe 1 and calm things down because Jane Doe 1 at that time was threatening to go to the authorities and report Masterson. However, the church wanted it dealt with in-house. "She contacted Jane Doe 1 and reported back to the Church of Scientology," claimed Mueller.

Mueller further told the court that Presley had also admitted to the police later that year - in December 2014. She sent a message to Jane Doe 1, her one-time friend, "apologizing for attempting to quiet her."

Masterson has pleaded not guilty to raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003. He will face 45 years of life imprisonment if convicted in the case.