Danny Masterson legal news brief: Date set in Scientology harassment trial, probation officer reveals actor’s ‘primary concern’ pre-sentencing

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Danny Masterson is behind bars, but his legal woes are far from over.

As the That ’70s Show star, 47, sits in a California prison for raping two women, there’s been a new ruling in a civil case against him and Scientology. Plus, a probation officer’s report prior to sentencing has been published that sheds new light into Masterson’s income. And there’s also new information about why wife Bijou Phillips filed for divorce soon after his sentencing. Here’s the latest.

All three women involved in the criminal case are also involved in a civil lawsuit. In 2019, they sued Masterson and the Church of Scientology, claiming they were repeatedly harassed and threatened. One woman alleged her dog was poisoned as an intimidation tactic. Both Masterson and the church deny the allegations. That case had been paused while Masterson faced a criminal trial.

In a 10-minute hearing on Wednesday in Los Angeles, a judge lifted the long stay on the harassment case now that Masterson has been sentenced to 30 years to life. (That means, the civil case can go forward.) As of now, trial is set for Sept. 22, 2025. Deadline reports court backlogs and an expected flood of discovery filings are a few reasons why the trial is two years out. Masterson and the church made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to get the case dismissed.

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