In 2017, model Christina Carnell Bixler revealed that she was one of the women who had contacted the LAPD to accuse Danny Masterson of rape. During her 2022 testimony, Bixler said that she first met Masterson in 1996, and they soon started dating. She joined the Church of Scientology at his behest and followed the church’s purported instructions to cut non-Scientologists out of her life. While with Masterson, she began acting, appearing alongside him in “That ’70s Show” and in an episode of “Spin City.”
Bixler accused Masterson of sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions and recalled how he struck her in the face once when she tried to fight back. “I started screaming,” she said, per Variety. “He stood up over me and spit on me and called me white trash.” The jury ultimately deadlocked on her accusations against Masterson.
In 2019, Bixler filed a civil suit against her ex and the Church of Scientology. She claimed that Masterson and church officials were terrorizing her because she had gone to the police. Per The Hollywood Reporter, she said that people were parking near her residence and surveilling her. She also claimed that she was being harassed on social media and receiving revenge porn threats. In what was believed to be a response to her lawsuit, Masterson released a statement that read in part, “I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years.”