SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - The lead singer of The Mars Volta says he had to put down his family's dog after Scientologists poisoned the pooch with rat poison -- all to protect That 70s Show actor Danny Masterson.
That's the claim from singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who, along with his wife Chrissie Carnell, is a former Scientologist, according to Loudwire.
In an Instagram post, Bixler-Zavala says:
This is what I’ve been finding in my front and backyard. This is what Scientology does when you speak about the predators they protect.
In 2017, Carnell accused Masterson of raping her when they were dating in the 1990s. It's not the first sexual assault allegation Masterson has faced.
In August 2019, Bixler-Zavala and Carnell, along with other accusers, filed a lawsuit against Masterson and the Church of Scientology.
That lawsuit claimed Masterson and the church were stalking and harassing them in order to keep the rape allegations quiet.
In another Instagram post about his dog, Bixler-Zavala says this isn't the first dog they've had to put down:
We had to put her down today. This was the result of eating rat poison rolled up in raw meat. This is the 2nd dog we’ve had to put down due to the harassment from private investigators and Scientologists. This only makes us stronger. My boys named her biscuit. They still don’t understand what’s happening. We said goodbye to her and let her go peacefully.
In yet another Instagram post (which contains strong language), Bixler-Zavala posted a statement:
I will not shut my mouth about this s***. Clearly you repugnant pieces of s*** don’t want my wife and I to tell our story. We most certainly have some interesting receipts that can tie a whole f*** load of xenu sympathizers and xenu soldiers to these rapes. Never trust a Scientologist who tries to co-opt the me too movement. Never trust an artist who is still friendly with their Scientologist celebrity pals. You know who I’m talking about. Go ahead and scroll past this and turn your blind eye. This whole bulls*** idea of tolerance is very convenient way of you hiding your head in a hole while you ‘separate’ the artist from their ‘spiritual’ beliefs.
You go ahead and take gigs with these people. You would be an utter fool to think that the money you help make on tour with these sheep doesn’t go back to celebrity center. If Beck can leave what the f*** is your chicken s*** excuse? You gotta wonder what kind of dirt they got on you from your auditing sessions or your time on the purification rundown. ‘They’ pass your folders around and own you. You would be surprised who is in whose pocket.
So here’s a special shout out to all the Powerful Cats, all the midnight vultures, all the friends of Earl, all the Berric troops, all you owners of hip red bag coffee, all you Stoned owners of Harvard, all you House Geisha dwellers, all you managerial pieces of s*** repping strokes of luck, all of you Oscar stylists, all you deadly little Sarahs, all you post apocalyptic soldiers fighting zombies in Atlanta, all you black cube thugs, all you newly indoctrinated ‘people of the sun,’ all you poser hags wearing Native American regalia for purposes of rock stardom. I see you. I see what side of HERstory you are on.
And finally, to our beloved horse f***** Bijoux. Swab your mouth all you want, you ain’t African American. How’s that new kidney treating you? Probably best to stop drinking. Not everybody can afford something so ephemeral as a f****** kidney. I loved you in the movie 'Bully'. So method.