On Sunday’s episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Chrissie Bixler (pictured) accused her ex-boyfriend Danny Masterson of laughing as he told her that he had sex with her while she was drugged and unconscious following a date in 2001
Danny Masterson’s ex-girlfriend claims the That ’70s Show actor laughed as he told her that he had sex with her while she was drugged and unconscious.
Chrissie Bixler, who dated Masterson for six years beginning in 1996, is one of four women who filed a lawsuit this month which accused him of drugging and sexually abusing them and the Church of Scientology of conspiring to silence them.
The former model recounted the alleged 2001 assault in an April 2017 interview that was featured in the final episode of Leah Remini’s series Scientology and the Aftermath on Sunday.
‘We had dinner and I had a glass of wine, maybe two,’ Bixler said.
‘The last thing I remember is getting up to leave the restaurant to go home. Complete blackout.
‘The next day when I woke up, the back of my head hurt. And I thought I had fallen, but I didn’t understand. It almost felt like I was poisoned…I didn’t know where I was, my joints hurt.’
The former model said she soon realized that she was in her boyfriend’s home. She found him in his office and asked: ‘What happened? I have no memory.’
He ‘just kind of, chuckled’ in response, Bixler claimed.
‘I said: “I’m in a lot of pain,”‘ she said. ‘I was bleeding. It was injured.
‘I said: “What happened?” And he started laughing. And he said: “Oh, I had sex with you last night.”
Bixler said when she asked: ‘Was I unconscious?’, Masterson replied: ‘Yeah.’
Bixler, who dated Masterson for six years beginning in 1996, is one of four women who filed a lawsuit this month accusing the That ’70s Show actor of drugging and sexually abusing them
Bixler, who became a Scientologist in 1996 ‘per [Masterson’s] orders’, according to the lawsuit, said she reported the incident to the Church because she felt Masterson was not at all apologetic about it.
‘I went to the Church and asked to speak with the ethics officer at the Celebrity Center,’ she said. ‘I told her what happened.’
‘The first thing she told me was to stop using the word rape.’
Bixler said the officer told her: ‘It’s not rape if you are in a consensual relationship.’
‘She told me that I must have done something to deserve it,’ Bixler said.
‘And if I were to tell anyone or went to the police, then I could be declared a Suppressive Person.’
In Scientology, when a person is declared a Suppressive Person they are kicked out or shunned from the organization.
Bixler said she went back to Masterson and told him: ‘If you go in now and you’re willing to show me that you’re willing to take responsibility for your part in this, I can forgive you.’
He responded by saying he ‘didn’t think he had to’, Bixler claims.
She ended up leaving the church and moving out of the home she shared with Masterson, which left her feeling isolated and alone.
‘A lot of my friends stopped being my friend and they liked his friendship more,’ she said. ‘He’s a celebrity. He had more to offer them. I had to start over.’
Bixler claims Masterson regularly force her to have sex with him and that he ‘became violent’ when she refused. The couple are pictured in December 2001
Several years later Bixler shared the story with her now-husband Cedric Bixler-Zavala, whom she married in 2009.
‘When she explained it to me I could just see that she was just so indoctrinated, so tangled in the philosophy… Scientology found a very special way to spin it to her to say it was her fault,’ Bixler-Zavala said.
‘Because she had dated a celebrity, it was far more important to cover his ass.’
Bixler has now joined Masterson’s ex-girlfriend Marie Bobette Riales and two anonymous women in filing a lawsuit against the actor, the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige.
The suit claims the women were stalked in a ‘conspiracy to cover up that Daniel Masterson sexually assaulted four young women.’
The filing states: ‘When [Bixler and Riales] came forward to report Masterson’s crimes, the Defendants conspired to and systematically stalked, harassed, invaded their and their family’s privacy, and intentionally caused them emotional distress and silence and intimidate them.’
Masterson called the allegations outlined in the lawsuit against him ‘beyond ridiculous’. He is pictured at the premiere of Big Bear in West Hollywood in 2017
Bixler claims in the suit that Masterson would regularly force her to have sex with him and that he ‘became violent’ when she refused, citing one occasion when he dragged her ‘naked across their bedroom floor while berating her appearance’.
‘He then threw her, still naked, into the hall and locked the bedroom door,’ the filing says.
Bixler said that after the incident she was required to do an ‘ethics program’, where she told a church employee about Masterson’s abusive behavior.
She says the employee told her it was her job as Masterson’s girlfriend ‘to give him sex whenever he wants it’ and that if she complied, ‘these things wouldn’t happen’.
After coming forward with her allegations, she says her dog mysteriously died.
An autopsy determined the dog ‘died of unexplained traumatic injuries to her trachea and esophagus’.
According to court documents, Bixler was run off the road in June by a car that had been following her.
In the same month, Bixler claims one of Masterson’s friends threatened to release nude photos of her taken when she was underage.
Bixler (pictured) says she became a Scientologist in 1996 ‘per [Masterson’s] orders’
In a statement to DailyMail.com this month via Masterson’s attorney, the actor called the allegations ‘beyond ridiculous’.
‘I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years. I will beat her in court – and look forward to it because the public will finally be able learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman,’ Masterson said.
‘And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family.’
The Church of Scientology told DailyMail.com the lawsuit is ‘baseless’ and the claims are ‘ludicrous and a sham’.
‘It’s a dishonest and hallucinatory publicity stunt. Leah Remini is taking advantage of these people as pawns in her moneymaking scam,’ the organization said.
Remini, 49, has been one of the most outspoken critics of Scientology since she left the church after 45 years in 2013.
Her reality TV show aims to expose the religion’s inner workings.
Remini, 49, has been one of the most outspoken critics of Scientology since she left the church after 45 years in 2013. The actress’ reality show aims to expose the religion’s inner workings
Riales, who dated Masterson from 2002-2004, also spoke to Remini during the special.
She claims she experienced threats similar to the ones Bixler did, including being followed, watched and having her trash stolen after going to the police with her allegations against Masterson in 2017.
She said she decided to come forward after seeing the bullying Bixler was facing online.
‘I couldn’t be quiet and stand by and allow someone that I know exactly how she’s feeling, because she actually shared her story a little bit to me, to a point where I was immediately like: “There’s no way in hell you would know that, that’s my story, that’s my life,”‘ Riales said. ‘So I spoke, and it was the right thing to do.’
She added: ‘You kind of deal with this guilt. If I had been louder [or] if I hadn’t been so scared of what would have happened. Should I have made a bigger fuss, should I have told more people what was going on, asked more questions? And I didn’t. Maybe I could’ve protected them, and I didn’t, so that’s hard.’
Marie Bobette Riales, who dated Masterson from 2002-2004, claims that the actor drugged and assaulted her during their relationship. She also says she was stalked by the church after she came forward with the allegations. The pair are pictured together in 2003
The other two plaintiffs, identified as Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2, experienced Masterson and his alleged abuse between 1999 and 2002.
Jane Doe #1 claims she may have been drugged by Masterson after he gave her two drinks and ended up alone in his guestroom where she fell asleep.
She claims she woke up to Masterson having sex with her and fought him off.
A few years later, Jane Doe #1 said she again felt disoriented after having a drink given to her by Masterson.
She claims she passed out and woke up to the actor raping her. The suit says she ‘attempted to fight him off by shoving a pillow into his face, but he pushed it back down onto her face, making it difficult for her to breathe.’
She then claims ‘Masterson picked up a gun off of his nightstand, pointed it at her, and told her to be quiet.’
Jane Doe #1 claims she reported the incident to the LAPD on June 6, 2004, but said the Church of Scientology ‘mobilized against Jane Doe #1 to ensure no charges were filed.’
Jane Doe #2 was a member of the Church of Scientology since childhood and claims she too felt disoriented after having a drink given to her by Masterson.
She says in the suit that Masterson sexually assaulted her in the shower and in his bedroom.
However, Jane #2 says she knew from Scientology that she would ‘not be permitted to report the assault to civil authorities outside of Scientology’ so she did not disclose the incident to the LAPD until 2017.
Since then, she claims her phone and computer have been hacked, her car was vandalized and she received harassment on social media.
According to the lawsuit, Jane Doe #2 ‘has rarely left the house in the two years since reporting the sexual assault to law enforcement.’
Masterson continues denied all accusations against him since they first came to light in 2017, but they have cost him his role in his Netflix series The Ranch after the streaming service fired him.
Masterson is known for his role in That ’70s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
The actor was let go from The Ranch on Netflix after the allegations came to light in 2017