Chrissie Carnell Bixler Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth
The Los Angeles Superior Court ruled Wednesday that “That 70s Show” actor Danny Masterson’s rape accusers must allow the Church of Scientology to arbitrate their civil suit against him and the church, TMZ reports.
According to the court decision, Chrissie Carnell Bixler; Cedric Bixler-Zazvala, singer of her husband Mars Volta; and another rape perpetrator entered into an agreement between them and the church stating that “any dispute, claim, or controversy” must be resolved by the church, not the US court system.
The three entered into an agreement while they were still members of the church. The court said the agreement was binding and that they should “use Scientology internal Ethics, Justice and binding religious arbitration procedures” for disputes.
The agreement says disputes must be resolved by “appeal to high-level religious bodies, including the final submission of the Scientology Mother Church to the international chief of justice”.
According to the court decision, Masterson had accepted the arbitration.
As CrimeOnline reported, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed a criminal complaint against Masterson, saying she raped three women at her home in Hollywood Hills. Masterson denied the charges, which first surfaced in a civil lawsuit in 2017, saying he was motivated by the producer of the anti-Scientology television series. After the charges were made public, he was fired from the Netflix series The Ranch.
Bixler and three other women filed a lawsuit in 2019, alleging that Masterson and other members of the Church of Scientology had attempted to silence them after their exposure.
Wednesday’s court ruling seems to apply to Bixler, her husband, and another woman involved in the case. It is unclear whether it applies to the other two women.