Danny Masterson asks judge to delay trial because his lawyer is also representing Trevor Bauer

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Danny Masterson asks justice to hold rape proceedings AGAIN, claiming his lawyers are excessively engaged defending Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer successful his intersexual battle case

  • Danny Masterson is owed to basal proceedings connected 3 rape allegations successful October
  • The proceedings was scheduled to statesman successful August, but helium scored a delay 
  • Since then, Masterson has asked for different hold until adjacent year 
  • He says his squad are engaged dealing with different precocious illustration enactment battle lawsuit - that of Trevor Bauer  
  • Bauer was accused of sexually assaulting a pistillate past June
  • The pistillate claims Masterson raped her astatine gunpoint during a enactment astatine his location successful 2003 aft spiking her drink  

By Jennifer Smith, Chief Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 14:25 BST, 5 August 2022 | Updated: 19:55 BST, 5 August 2022

Danny Masterson has asked a justice to hold his rape proceedings again, claiming to a justice that his lawyers are excessively engaged dealing with different precocious illustration lawsuit successful a abstracted intersexual battle lawsuit - that of Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer.  

Masterson, 46, changeable to fame connected That '70s Show successful the aboriginal 2000s, starring alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. He is accused of raping 3 women betwixt 2001 and 2003, astatine the tallness of the show's success, and is owed to basal proceedings successful Los Angeles aboriginal this year. 

The proceedings has already taken 2 years to get underway. It was scheduled to statesman successful August, but his ineligible squad won a six-week hold recently. 

Now, Masterson is asking for different hold that would propulsion the proceedings commencement day until January adjacent twelvemonth due to the fact that his attorney, Shawn Holley, is besides representing Bauer against claims helium sexually assaulted a woman.

Journalist Tony Ortega archetypal cited his petition successful tribunal documents earlier this week.  

Bauer was accused of sexually assaulting a pistillate past June. He has since been placed connected administrative permission by the Dodgers.

In effect to Masterson's request, 1 of the victims progressive - Jane Doe #1 - wrote a missive this week saying immoderate further delays would not lone harm her, but besides the different women involved.  

Danny Masterson, left, has been accused of sexually assaulting 3 women betwixt 2001 and 2003. He was owed to basal proceedings successful August but it was delayed until October due to the fact that his lawyers are besides representing Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer successful his ain intersexual battle case

'My beingness has been tortured for truthful galore years arsenic a effect of what happened to me. Finally, the time of justness was coming and present I spot determination is different excuse to hold justice, which volition lone origin greater harm to maine and the different victims. 

'I anticipation the Court sees that the matters successful this trial, the rights of the victims, and the request for finality of this important matter, trump a scheduling struggle related to baseball,' she said.  

Masterson is besides being sued on with the Church of Scientology, of which helium is simply a member, by 4 women implicit akin allegations. 

Three of the women progressive successful the suit utilized to beryllium to the religion too. 

They allege that the religion tried to screen up their allegations against Masterson for years. 

The Church of Scientology has been warring unsuccessfully to transportation the justice to disregard their claims.  

The archetypal accuser antecedently told successful item however Masterson allegedly raped her astatine a enactment astatine his location successful Hollywood successful 2003. 

She claimed helium gave her a 'fruity drink' and that instantly aft drinking it, she began to consciousness sick and dizzy. 

Danny Masterson with his woman Bijou Phillips. He has denied the allegations 

She claims helium unzipped her pants and tossed her into a blistery tub. Then, she says, helium took her to a bath successful his location and felt her breasts contempt her 'punching' him. 

She testified that Masterson past took her to his chamber and tossed her onto his furniture wherever helium raped her 'vaginally and anally' portion brandishing a pistol. 

She said she was losing consciousness astatine the clip but came to erstwhile helium was 'inside' of her. 

'When I came to, helium was connected apical of maine and helium was wrong of me. The archetypal happening I callback is grabbing his hairsbreadth to propulsion him off,' she said previously. 

She besides alleged that helium wielded the pistol and said: 'Don't f*****g move. Don't accidental a word.' 

The Church of Scientology plans to plead their lawsuit with the conservative-majority SCOTUS now. 

Originally, the religion tried to clasp the women to an arbitration statement that they signed erstwhile they were portion of the religion that would forbid them from bringing claims against the institution. 

A California tribunal rejected the church's effort to clasp the women to the agreement. 

Now, the Church's leaders and lawyers are appealing to SCOTUS to overturn that decision. 

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