The allegations surrounding Danny Masterson and the Church of Scientology just keep getting darker. In March of 2017, news broke that the LAPD was investigating multiple sexual assault claims against Masterson, who is a Scientologist; that December, Netflix fired the actor from The Ranch. And last summer four women sued both Masterson and the Church, alleging that they had been stalked and intimidated after coming forward with their claims. (Speaking through his attorney at the time, Masterson called the lawsuit “beyond ridiculous.”) Now a new allegation has emerged: Chrissie Carnell Bixler and her husband, Mars Volta singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, claim that ever since Carnell Bixler came forward as one of Masterson’s accusers, Scientologists have been lethally poisoning their dogs.
Representatives for Masterson did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment. (He has previously denied all allegations of assault.) In a statement in response to Carnell Bixler and Bixler-Zavala’s most recent claims, the Church of Scientology wrote, “These claims are completely false and insane. The Bixlers have fabricated the most outrageous lies and are now using Instagram as a channel for their latest hallucinatory publicity stunt.”
This week both Bixler-Zavala and Carnell Bixler posted allegations to Instagram—beginning with Bixler-Zavala, who posted an image of what appears to be raw meat broken apart to reveal rat poison that had been encased inside.