Actor Danny Masterson has been accused of stalking and harassment by 4 different women - and now the Church of Scientology is trying to help him get out of it.
Masterson is a devout Scientologist and has repeatedly denied the accusations.
The church wants to keep the case out of civil court - so they're now requesting "religious arbitration." This means that the church itself would handle the matter internally, instead of letting the case actually play out in a courtroom.
According to them, they have a legal right to do so because some of the women are former Scientologists.
When filing a motion at the LA Superior Court, the church argued that the women all signed agreements when they joined that stated they would “forever abandon, surrender, waive, and relinquish” their right to seek legal action in any “dispute, claim or controversy” against Scientology or any of its members.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)