At the Drive-In's Cedric Bixler-Zavala Accuses Scientologists of Poisoning His Dogs
He believes it's retaliation for speaking up about rape allegations against Danny Masterson
Both the singer and his wife, actress and former Scientologist Chrissie Carnell Bixler, made posts on Instagram alleging the church had given their pets rodent poison that had been wrapped in raw meat.
"I'm at the vet dealing with another hurt animal. This is what I've been finding in my front and backyard," Bixler-Zavala wrote alongside a photo of the tainted meat. "This is what Scientology does when you speak about the predators they protect."
A follow-up post reveals that the couple were forced to put down their pet after finding the partially ingested 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," he wrote.
A third post saw Bixler-Zavala claim in a caption, "DANNY MASTERSON IS A VIOLENT SERIAL RAPIST. He and his church will do anything to cover up his crimes."
In November 2017, Carnell Bixler was revealed to be one of four different women accusing Masterson of rape. At the time, Bixler-Zavala alleged that the church had been "outsourcing private investigators and various thugs to follow and try and intimidate my family under the policy known as fair game."
The LAPD confirmed it was investigating Masterson in March of that year. In December, the actor was fired from Netflix series The Ranch and was dropped by United Talent Agency in January 2018.
Carnell Bixler and Bixler-Zavala filed a lawsuit against Masterson and the Church of Scientology in August 2019, claiming stalking, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter that month, Masterson called the allegations "beyond ridiculous."
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.