Actor Danny Masterson, the Church of Scientology, and its leader David Miscavige were named in a lawsuit on Wednesday by four women who have accused Masterson of rape, TMZ reported.
The lawsuit reportedly accuses Masterson and the church of trying to silence their claims of “stalking” and “illegal and unethical conduct.” Chrissie Bixler and Bobette Riales claim they have been followed and intimidated. The two other women, who are suing anonymously, also say they have been threatened.
In a statement given to TMZ, Masterson called the lawsuit “ridiculous” and claimed Riales was “baiting” him. “I will beat her in court—and look forward to it because the public will finally be able to learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman,” he said.