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Danny Masterson Accuser Claims Scientology Is Stalling Sexual Assault Charges

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Jul. 23 2019, Updated 12:45 p.m. ET

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It's been over two years since four women accused Danny Masterson of sexual assault, but no charges have been brought against the actor, and the investigation remains open.

Now, in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, one of the accusers claims Scientology is to blame for the hold up.

"Charges have been approved all the way up the chain at the LA DA’s office since last September," the accuser, who asked to remain anonymous, told Radar. "We’ve been told that there is more than enough evidence to not only charge him but to also get a conviction by multiple people."

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She continued: "Yet here we are going into April 2019 and our case sits on head DA Jackie Lacey’s desk. Why? Scientology."

The victim — who was not compensated for her interview with Radar — alleges that the organization has been a driving force behind why they have not seen justice in a case that seems to take longer to prosecute than normal.

"No one has yet to take down the cult and their abuses and coverups," she claimed. "But I think their time is coming. I’m making sure of it. We also have more than enough to take them down."

When Radar inquired about the hold up, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office maintained that "the case remains under review," refusing to elaborate further.

Masterson, who is a practicing Scientologist, denied all claims that he engaged in any sexual misconduct.

Three out of the four victims who are accusing That '70s Show star of sexual assault were former Scientologists themselves.

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Actress and Scientology defector, Leah Remini, has spoken out about the case in the past accusing the LAPD of being compromised due to their relationship with the church.

“The captain of that department, Cory Palka, goes to the Scientology Celebrity Centre often. There are pictures of him hanging at Celebrity Centre,” Remini told The Daily Beast in a 2017 interview.

“Scientology is very slick in that it’s partnered in this Police Activities League with the Hollywood division, and every year around Christmas time Celebrity Centre International right on Franklin presents the Hollywood Police Department with a check for this Police Activities League, which gives back to children,” Remini continued. “What it’s done is it’s aligned itself as per its policies, because there are Scientology policies that say, ‘Safe-point yourself to the area police department because then nobody will attack your good works,’ so it’s all very pointed and calculated.”

Radar has reached out to the Church of Scientology for comment.

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