Danny Masterson Posted A Smiling Selfie With Wife Bijou Phillips Outside His Rape Case Hearing
Yesterday Danny Masterson attended a preliminary hearing of his rape case at Los Angeles Superior Court. The hearing, which will continue the rest of the week, will determine whether or not there’s enough probable cause to order a trial against Danny. 45-year-old Danny is accused of raping three women, one of whom took to the stand yesterday to tearfully testify that, eighteen years, she woke up to Danny raping her. So, yeah. Really heavy stuff. And what does this asshat do to mark the occasion? He posts a smiling selfie to Instagram with his wife Bijou Phillips and jokes that she’s dropping him off at school. Quick, let me look up all the synonyms for trash.
The picture is above and in the dumbass caption, Danny jokes that his wife is a beautiful Uber driver:
Had the most beautiful Uber driver drop me off at school today. #uberwife #bijouphillips
Well, I’m glad someone’s having fun because the details of the hearing are brutal. Tony Ortega showed up to report on the proceedings and published a play-by-play on his site. Tony says Danny’s sister Alanna Masterson showed up (she was on the Walking Dead), and he thinks Danny’s brother and mom also attended, although it was hard to tell cuz everyone was wearing masks.
Danny, who’s been free on bond since his arrest last June, is being accused of raping a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old in April 2003, and a 23-year-old in late 2003. He’s been officially charged with three counts of rape by force or fear. They all allegedly happened at his Hollywood Hills home.
Yesterday the first accuser, Jane Doe #1, testified that she stopped by Danny’s house in April 2003 to pick up a set of keys. She was convinced to stick around and hang out with Danny and their mutual friends, all of whom were Scientologists. She accepted a vodka cocktail from Danny, and 20 minutes later she became “blurry”, weak, and queasy, and lost control of her motor skills. She says Danny pulled her outside and tossed her fully clothed into the jacuzzi because that’s the kind of gentleman he (allegedly) is.
The accuser says her friend Luke Watson brought her a towel and helped her get out of the jacuzzi. She says she had trouble standing, breathing, and could hardly see. As Jane Doe #1 recounted this on the stand, she began crying. She says that, despite protests from Luke, Danny took her upstairs and forced her to puke by shoving his fingers down her throat. She remembers Danny telling her that she was disgusting. She lost consciousness and came to when Danny pulled her into the shower and then he carried her to his bed. She lost consciousness again, and when she came to, he was raping her.
She recalled trying to get Danny off of her by pulling his hair, then pushing a pillow on his face, but he pushed it back onto her face. She also claims Danny threatened her with a gun he took out from his nightstand drawer.
During the cross-examination, Danny’s attorney Thomas Mesereau (known for defending totally awesome dudes like Michael Jackson, Robert Blake, Bill Cosby, and Mike Tyson) tried to poke holes in her story. He says there were inconsistencies between her 2004 police report and the one she filled out for the Church of Scientology the year before. Jane Doe #1 acknowledged there were differences, but insisted she didn’t write the reports, and she was always telling the truth. Tony Ortega says:
But even the judge seemed to realize that things she said in an “O/W Write-up” for Scientology were designed to make her take fault for things. And Jane Doe 1’s description of how the LAPD had produced the 2004 police report — it was taken by a desk sergeant who didn’t even file it as a rape but called it an “injury report” — suggested that the problem with the narrative’s continuity had more to do with Scientology and the LAPD than with Jane Doe 1’s memory.
Tony says that Danny is cocky and leaned towards him to “smartly” say, “See you all tomorrow!” Today Tony overheard Danny’s attorney in the hallway loudly calling Jane Doe #1 a liar, and how some people are “so jealous of success.”
If the judge decides there’s enough evidence to schedule a criminal trial against Danny later this year, he could be facing 45 years to life in prison if convicted. Hmmm, I wonder if we’ll get another smiling selfie with Bijou the day he’s shipped off to the big house. Hopefully, they capture Danny’s arch-nemesis, Leah Remini, laughing in the background with a big banner that says “BON VOYAGE, XENU BITCH!”