Actor Danny Masterson is under investigation by LAPD over sexual assault claims, according to an article by Variety. The Los Angeles Police Department are currently investigating ‘That 70’s Show’ actor Danny Masteron over sexual assault allegations. Masterson currently stars alongside his '70s Show castmate, Ashton Kutcher, in the Netflix series, ‘The Ranch’.

LAPD’S Robbery-Homicide Division said in a statement that three females have come forward to disclose sexually motivated assaults by the actor during the early 2000's and the Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section is currently investigating these accusations.

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Alleged victim was ex-girlfriend

Danny Masteron, a practicing Scientologist, played Steven Hyde in the long-running Fox comedy series alongside Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Mila Kunis. The actor’s rep, in a statement to People that one of the alleged victims was in a six-year relationship, both before and after the alleged attack, with Masterson. The rep also stated that the victim had been in contact with former Scientologist Leah Remini before Tony Ortega’s Scientology blog The Underground Bunker broke the story.

Female 'victim' 'pursued' actor?

The rep continued to explain that the female victim continued to pursue the actor after their break up and made threats against his current wife, actress, and model Bijou Phillips. They also state that she turned to the Church to intervene in their breakup, making sure it would not be permanent.

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The rep stated they are aware that LAPD interviewed numerous witnesses and determined her claim had no merit. Although there is no evidence the rep's statement also claims that during their six-year relationship the victim frequently made inconsistent claims that she was raped by at least three other famous actors and musicians. They conclude that the allegations are false and believe they have been created to boost #Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series.

The police have not mentioned The Church Of Scientology in their statement and neither Leah Remini or the Church have replied to any requests for comments.