Los Angeles: Actor Danny Masterson has denied any wrongdoing after being accused of sexually assaulting three woman adding that the "false allegations appear to be motivated to boost" the anti-Scientology series of Leah Remini, who reportedly encouraged one accuser to report the actor to police.
So far none of the alleged victims have commented. No charges have been filed against the That '70s Show actor.
"The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson," the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement to E! News Friday.
"Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000's."
Tony Ortega's Scientology blog The Underground Bunker said all three alleged victims were at the time of the incidents Scientologists, like the actor.
It posted copies of what it says are police reports. In one, the first accuser claims she and Masterson were together for six years and that he sodomized her in 2001 while she was asleep and laughed about it when she woke up.
It said she reached out to Leah Remini, a former Church of Scientology member whose A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath debuted last year, and that the actress encouraged her to report the actor.
"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 [the accuser] only came forward after connecting with Leah Remini," Masterson's rep said in a statement to E! News.
"The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their six-year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend," the rep said. "Significantly, during their long relationship, she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least three 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."
"We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago, a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit," Masterson's rep said.
The Church of Scientology has not commented.