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Danny Masterson on L. Ron Hubbard: “He’s a fucking guy who wrote awesome shit that I love studying.”

Now that Danny Masterson has been ordered to stand trial for three felony counts of forcible rape in Los Angeles, people are asking more questions about Danny Masterson the Scientologist.

In a 2015 profanity-strewn interview with PaperMag, Masterson made a series of statements about his religion and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. Masterson’s crude statements offer insight into the crass, hostile, and shallow mind of this alleged serial rapist:

Q: So then what would you say is your personal relationship to L. Ron Hubbard?

A:
He’s a fucking guy who wrote awesome shit that I love studying. That’s who he is…

Q: Another thing you hear is that Scientology and psychiatry are pitted against each other…
A: Yes. You will not find a Scientologist who does not fucking hate psychiatrists… (Psychiatrists) basically have this fuckin’ manual that has, what, 5,000 disorders in it, that you just bill your insurance company — “Oh, you have PMS disorder, you have caffeine-addict disorder, you have mathematics disorder; here, take Prozac” — what the fuck is that?… That’s the solution to depression, not fuckin’ Prozac and whatever other pill that makes the kid then walk into a goddamn school and kill other kids.

Masterson: …I work, I have a family and I’m a spiritual being who likes to understand why things happen in the world and want to learn more so that I can have them not affect me adversely. So if that’s weird, then, well, you can go fuck yourself.

Q: Sounds like you found your own connection with it (Scientology) in your teens.
A: Yep. Yeah, everybody does… there’s lots of people who’re like, “Oh yeah, here, check out this book, it might help your life,” and then all of the sudden they’re like, boom, “Oh my God, I need this, I need this fuckin’ all day long… so when I’m sitting there, studying about something, I’m oftentimes sitting next to guys from Nation of Islam and friends who are fully Jewish and other friends who are Catholic and Reverend Alfreddie Johnson, who’s a Baptist minister.

Danny Masterson will never be accused of being an intellectual. As for his studying the “awesome shit” L. Ron Hubbard wrote, it appears to have done Masterson no good whatsoever.


In 2008, Danny Masterson was asked about Scientology on a red carpet. At the end of this short clip, Masterson mentions that Tom Cruise has “a good looking lady.” This comment goes to Masterson’s objectification of women as sex objects.


Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips

Danny Masterson’s wife Bijou Philips is the daughter of John Phillips (1935-2001), the leader of the 1960’s folk band The Mamas And The Papas. Bijou’s mother is the late model, actress,. and singer Geneviève Waïte (1948-2019).

Bijou Philips told Oprah in a 2009 interview that her stepsister Mackenzie told her that she was having a sexual relationship with their father John Philips. Bijou’s parents used drugs. Bijou was raised in a highly dysfunctional home by celebrity parents and sued to become an emancipated minor at age 14.

Bijou became a model at age 13 and was featured in Calvin Klein’s underwear ads which were widely considered pedophilic. Bijou’s income and emancipated minor status allowed her to get her own apartment and become a prominent New York City socialite along with Paris and Nicky Hilton. Bijou became a heroin addict in her late teens. She went into a treatment center at age 19.

Bijou Philips gave an interview on the set of the 2000 film Bully. She was not dating, or married to, Danny Masterson at the time. The film opens with Bijou Philips claiming that she had to have sex with the film’s director Larry Clark to get the part:

The Guardian on Bijou Philips in a 2000 article on the film Bully:

The daughter of the Mamas And The Papas’ John Phillips, she achieved legal emancipation from her legendarily drugged-up parents at age 14. Moving to New York, Bijou soon became the city’s most notorious underage party girl, a heroin addict, Interview cover star and Calvin Klein model. Director James Toback, who cast her as a rebellious rich kid in Black And White, remarked that she “has no line between her unconscious and her articulation of it”. Meaning, like her fellow cast members, Bijou will say – and do – literally anything. And frequently does. So extreme are the stories that surround this godchild of Andy Warhol that they almost defy belief. The one about how she stabbed a friend in the leg last Valentine’s Day, for instance…


Danny Masterson and Bijou Philips began dating in 2004 when they met at a poker tournament in Las Vegas. While Masterson was born into Scientology, Philips was not and became a Scientologist after she began dating Masterson. The couple were married in 2011.

An excerpt from an article on Bijou Philips and Scientology by Tony Ortega:

Says our Celebrity Centre source: “Bijou’s connection with Scientology started when she met Danny Masterson in 2004. She visited the Freewinds with Danny shortly after they met and really started to embrace Hubbard’s philosophy. They were married in 2011 and by that time she was a full fledged member of the church. She has also appeared at Celebrity Centre with her husband at Christmas Story fund raisers. Although she has some good reviews for a few of her movie roles, her career has taken a back seat to her marriage and Scientology. Bijou was born with an undersized kidney condition. Unfortunately Scientology did nothing to improve her condition as promised in Dianetics and in 2017 due to a blood infection (a PTS condition) she received a kidney transplant. She seemed like a very sweet person when I met her. She deserves a better life than what Scientology has given her.”

Bijou Philips has had a very hard life. She quit acting to devote herself to her family. However, her husband Danny Masterson has now plunged her into a nightmare.

4 replies »

  1. This shows the power of hwd casting directors who can elevate any moron into a famous millionaire just by selecting them for a role.

  2. This guy is living proof that actors do best when sticking to their expertise: Reciting lines that OTHERS have written for them.

  3. Long before you graduate to the top of the OT scale, long before you perform a bunch of rundowns to achieve superpowers, long before achieving Clear, or even, doing Purifs, etc. Even long before you allow scientology to empty you bank account. In fact, at the MOST BASIC level of your scientology experience they make the promise that they will teach you how to communicate.

    Because as they claim, they have the “technology.” Make that they are the ONLY ones who have the “technology.” But does that “tech” really work?

    Let’s stack our inquiry as much in their favor as we can.

    Let’s not bother with a novice scientologist. Let’s find out from a scientology lifer. Second generation. With the financial means to afford any course he wants. The kind of guy who represents the organization as a prominent member catered to strictly in the celebrity center. Also, let’s not use an embarrassing “hot mic” moment but public statements that were made specifically for publication:

    “He’s a fucking guy who wrote awesome shit that I love studying.”

    “You will not find a Scientologist who does not fucking hate psychiatrists… (Psychiatrists) basically have this fuckin’ manual that…”what the fuck is that?… That’s the solution to depression, not fuckin’ Prozac…”

    “So if that’s weird, then, well, you can go fuck yourself.”

    Yes, THIS being the pinnacle of a scientology “education” in general, and communications training in particular, bought by hundreds of thousands of $$$ strikes me indeed as “weird.”

    However, instead of taking Mr Masterson’s invitation to commit a sex act all by my lonesome self (or following his example of drugging, choking and raping someone at gun point instead) I will leave it at concluding that if the absolute basics of the communications “tech” fail this badly, it bodes more than poorly for the “advanced” levels and claims of it.

  4. Todd, your comment is spot on: Danny Masterson has every possible advantage in Scientology and this is not “gotcha” interview or a hot mic moment. It is an interview Masterson himself granted and approved as he felt it conveyed his true essence — and he did say in the interview he considered himself to a spiritual being. We posted the interview at his blog when it first published in 2015 and neither Danny Masterson nor Scientology cared in the slightest.

    Masterson thought, apparently, he had asserted a profane bravado and anyone who didn’t like what he had to say could go fuck themselves. But now that Masterson is facing a criminal trial in which Scientology is intractably linked, this interview he granted can be seen to betray his sense of privilege, entitlement, arrogance, and hostility.

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