2014: Scientologists Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, Danny Masterson, Jenna Elfman, Marisol Nichols, and Jason Dohring appear at an event for Scientology's phony front group The Foundation for a Slavery Free World.
The Church of Scientology operates several phony front groups. Over the years, Danny Masterson has regularly appeared at events held by these front groups in the guise of an humanitarian. As seen in the photo above, in 2014 Danny Masterson made an appearance along with other celebrity Scientologists at one of Scientology's bogus front groups called "The Foundation for a Slavery Free World." At this time, the Church of Scientology was well aware of the numerous rape allegations against Masterson.
Scientology celebrity Marisol Nichols is the Executive Director of the Foundation for a Slavery Free World. Thus group decries the commercial sexual exploitation of children and yet the Church Scientology, despite its knowledge of the rape allegations against Masterson -- allegations which are now criminal charges -- allowed Masterson to make an appearance. The hypocrisy is stunning: Why did Scientology permit Masterson, of all people, to appear at an event which supposedly fights sexual exploitation?
Likewise, despite the known rape allegations against the actor, Scientology officials permitted Masterson to appear along with his fellow Scientologist celebrities at a Celebrity Center fundraiser for the LAPD:
Accused serial rapist Danny Masterson has also regularly appeared at Scientology's "Youth for Human Rights" front group events. The concept of human rights within the Church of Scientology is appalling when we consider that Scientology uses child labor in its Sea Org; subjects Sea Org members to brutal working conditions; and reduces Sea Org members to a state of penury. Indeed, given the four evil contracts all Scientologists must sign which strips them of their legal and civil rights within the Church of Scientology, the notion that human rights exist at all within Scientology is a complete and utter lie.
Danny Masterson's victims were ruthlessly stripped of their human rights and subjected to a brutal and years-long campaign of psycho-terrorism known as Scientology Fair Game. Danny Masterson knew of this campaign of psycho-terrorism. He participated in it through his lawyers and the Church of Scientology. And yet Masterson has the sociopathic shamelessness to present himself to the public as a humanitarian:
Sexual predator Danny Masterson poses as Scientology humanitarian.
Following the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, Danny Masterson has openly railed against psychiatric abuses even as he and the Church of Scientology conspired to cover up the rape allegations of which he was accused and now stands charged:
Danny Masterson's arrest on serious sexual felonies puts the lie to his claim to be a humanitarian. Like Bill Cosby before him, Masterson sought the accolades of being a humanitarian in order to conceal the monstrous secrets he was hiding with the assistance of his Church.
This article from the National Post was one of many media outlets that carried the story of Scientology's complicity in covering up the rape allegations against Masterson made by former members of the Church of Scientology:
SCIENTOLOGY'S DECADES-LONG CAMPAIGNS OF LIES & DISINFORMATION
Just as the Church of Scientology worked since the early 2000's to cover up the rape allegations against Danny Masterson, Scientology has likewise for decades engaged in using often unwary non-Scientology celebrities, political officials, and particularly police departments to create the impression that these people somehow endorsed Scientology. This is nowhere more evident that in Scientology's infiltration of police departments by use of its anti-drug pamphlets:
Scientology sexual predator Danny Masterson has appeared at numerous Scientology events where LAPD sworn personnel were present. Even as Masterson spoke out against the use of street drugs or promoted his fraudulent humanitarianism, he himself was actively trying to destroy his victims who courageously came forward to expose him as a rapist.
SCIENTOLOGY'S ATTACKS ON LEAH REMINI & MIKE RINDER
The most notorious recent effort of Scientology to use unwitting celebrities as pawns occurred when Mike Rinder's daughter Taryn Teutsch cynically sought to exploit the #MeToo movement. A member of the Sea Org, Taryn Teutsch engaged in her fraudulent PR campaign to convince the public that her father Mike Rinder had physically harmed her mother during an Scientology ambush of Rinder. Scientology’s logic was transparent in this Fair Game smear campaign: If Taryn could get Mike fired as co-host of Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath show, then the Church of Scientology could jump in and announce that Leah Remini had hired an abuser, was therefore a horrible person, and her show was false.
We extensively documented Teutsch's phony and cynical social media fraud. For example, as the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office official report established, there was no crime, no assault, and no victim. What the report established is that a large group of Scientologists accosted Mike Rinder in a Florida parking lot. See our first article for details of what actually happened and what Taryn Teutsch withheld from the public in her false narrative.
Taryn Teutsch's fraudulent allegations against her father culminated in her arranging to get a photo of herself speaking with Gretchen Carlson, the former news anchor who was at the center of the #MeToo movement. Teutsch used this photo on Twitter:
As we reported on the matter, when informed that her name and image had been misappropriated by an agent of the Church of Scientology, Gretchen Carlson’s response was to ask how to get her picture taken down from Taryn’s Twitter account:
Taryn Teutsch's fake PR campaign speaks to the same Church of Scientology pattern of deception and cover up that protected Danny Masterson for too long. While the wheels of justice turned slowly, they turned surely and now Danny Masterson stands charged with three felony charges of rape.
Scientology engaged in this same sort of misleading PR tactic to raise money in the days following 9/11. In a now infamous image, Scientology colorized its Volunteer Minister and made all of the true first responders at Ground Zero fade into shades of gray. In doing so the Church of Scientology was seeking to co-opt 9/11 for its own venal fundraising purposes:
The lesson here is that no one should ever take anything the Church of Scientology says or does at face value. This applies as well to Scientology's phony front groups, celebrity members, and its rank and file members. Tom Cruise showed us his true nature as a Scientologist in a leaked video. Scientology's attempts to remove this video from the internet spurred Anonymous into action and led to a series of massive protests against the fascist Scientology cult, the same group that has been fighting since the early 2000's to protect Danny Masterson from the rape charges he now faces.