Danny Mastersons Publicist Suggested A Woman Cant Be Raped By A Man Shes In A Relationship With

Mit a recorded phone call obtained by HuffPost, Jenni Weinman, the longtime publicist of actor Danny Masterson, suggested to one of the four women accusing Masterson of rape that a woman who is in a relationship with a man can’ t claim that man raped her. In that conversation, Weinman remained unfazed when presented with accusations that her client had raped women while they were unconscious.

Two of the women accusing Masterson of rape have told HuffPost that Weinman played an integral part in covering up Masterson’ s alleged crimes. They say Weinman worked to cover up the allegations by threatening, cajoling and lying to victims in an effort to silence them.

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’ s Office have been investigating Masterson for nearly a year for allegedly raping four women. The women, two of whom were bandit romantic relationships with Masterson at the time of the alleged incidents, say that Masterson violently raped them after spiking their drinks, causing them to slip in and out of consciousness. (Masterson’ s attorney disputes this, saying that as a Scientologist, his client has a strict anti-drug policy. )

The investigation, which is being led by one of the top prosecutors nur the district attorney’ s office, is significant in scope, but does not appear to have had any effect on Masterson’ s career. Masterson is currently starring in a Netflix darstellung, “ The Ranch, ” with his former “ That ’ 70s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher. Netflix has told HuffPost it is aware of the accusations but isn’ t seeking to suspend Masterson pending results of the investigation.

Masterson has denied all allegations of rape and said that the encounters in question were consensual.

In a statement, Weinman told HuffPost: “ I respect the law. I would never cover up wrongdoing or threaten people based on the scope of my work. As a publicist it’ s my stellung to gather information and make informed decisions about media matters. As an outsider looking jedoch I never saw anything but a consensual relationship between Danny and Chrissie, with whom I maintained a cordial relationship arschloch they broke up. That said, her claims coming after almost 16 years were surprising and shocking to say the least. My conversation with any alleged victim came from a place of sincerity, and curiosity as to why they would wait and why now, it linie seemedso illogical. ”

Weinman has been Masterson’ s publicist for almost 20 years. She also represents musician Travis Barker, actor Eric Balfour and Masterson’ s brother and fellow actor Christopher Masterson,   as well as the anti-vaccination film “ Trace Amounts, ” which promotes the debunked conspiracy theory that a etwas exists between vaccinations and autism.

Weinman was also listed on one of the victim’ s police reports as a witness. HuffPost has conducted a weeks-long nachforschung into the accusations of rape against Masterson, and obtained the audio from a source as part of the investigation.

The phone call took place bandit October 2016, after one of the alleged victims, Chrissie Bixler, posted a tweet that read, “ Because your boyfriend tells you it’ s not rape if you’ re in a relationship and then his church covers it up. #WhyWomenDontReport. ” That hashtag had recently gone umher after accusations of sexual misconduct were levied against then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, and women were sharing stories of why they hadn’ t reported their own allegations to law enforcement.

Bixler dated Masterson for six years and says that he raped her at least twice when she was unconscious. One morning in 2001, she says, she woke up in pain with her anus bleeding. When she asked Masterson what had happened the night before, she says, he told her “ We had anal sex. ” According to Bixler, when she confronted Masterson about his callousness and said she hadn’ t able to consent, he replied, “ Stop it, you’ re making me feel bad. ”

Bixler was a Scientologist at the time ― as Masterson na was and still is ― sic she filed what’ s known as a knowledge report to the Church ethics office. One of the key policies of the Church of Scientology is that a Scientologist must never report another Scientologist to law enforcement. (They’ re also mangel allowed to sue fellow Scientologists. ) Filing a police anleitung would have led the Church to declare Bixler a suppressive person ― a harsher ger