Actor Danny Masterson was meted with rape allegations last year. He then claimed that the anti-Scientology campaign led by Leah Remini is a huge driving force behind the allegations in his ongoing case. Judge Charlaine Olmedo established a fundamental ground rule last week during a pre-trial hearing in the Danny Masterson rape case.

The church’s role will be a significant focus of the trial, which starts with jury selection on Tuesday. The 46-year-old former “That ’70s Show” star is accused of three counts of forcible rape. He could receive a sentence ranging from 45 years to life in prison. According to Variety, Judge Charlaine Olmedo made a statement about the trial.

This is not going to become a trial on Scientology.

All three of Masterson’s accusers were Scientologists at the time of the alleged assaults, and Masterson himself is a Scientologist. Olmedo has said she will let some testimony on Scientology and its practices, especially if it sheds light on why the accusers held off calling the police — for two of them, by more than a decade — and how.

This is certainly an interesting case and we will have to see how it will further progress. We will keep you updated on this ongoing case. Stay tuned to Thirsty for the latest news and updates.

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