At the Drive In Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala Says His Wife Was Raped by Actor Danny Masterson
The disturbing stories that have recently surfaced regarding actor Danny Masterson have taken a darker turn after a series of tweets posted by At the Drive In singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who has accused Masterson of raping his wife Chrissie Carnell Bixler — and insists he's "stuffed to rafters in evidence."
Masterson, who rose to fame as a cast member on the long-running sitcom That '70s Show and currently co-stars on the Netflix series The Ranch, was the focus of a report first published by Tony Ortega, a journalist whose investigations focus on misconduct perpetrated by Scientology and its members. Writing at his site the Underground Bunker, Ortega purported to uncover evidence that not only was Masterson guilty of multiple rapes, but that the Los Angeles Police Department had been "compromised" by high-ranking scientologists.
The case has since spread to mainstream news outlets, and on Nov. 16, Bixler-Zavala weighed in with a lengthy succession of tweets that not only name Masterson as Chrissie Carnell Bixler's rapist, but detail a pattern of threatening behavior — not just on Masterson's part, but by his representatives and Scientology representatives.
"Our phones and computers have been tapped and the Church has been outsourcing private investigators and various thugs to follow and try and intimidate my family under the policy known as fair game," wrote Bixler-Zavala. "If anything happens to my wife while I’m gone on tour then you’ll know why."
Scientology has long been accused of taking heavy-handed tactics when it comes to dealing with information — and, allegedly, people — it's deemed harmful to the organization's image. As outlined in the book and subsequent documentary Going Clear, multiple former scientologists have described harassment campaigns after leaving the group, as well as the "fair game" policy, which essentially boils down to a no-rules approach when it comes to anyone seen as antagonistic to its mission.
Masterson has yet to comment publicly on the accusations against him, and remains a cast member on The Ranch, but it's obviously a developing story. In the meantime, read over Bixler-Zavala's tweets below.