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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by moontaco » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:33 pm

Hi publicrecords. I used to follow this whole gang (Mastersons, Ribisis, Helnweins, etc.) a few years back. I haven't kept up with them recently, but I did see this latest blind item, which seems to be about Beck and Juliette Lewis and some sort of Ponzi-like deal.

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2016/ ... rds-2.html

Back when I was paying closer attention (early to mid-2000s), Danny Masterson, Giovanni Ribisi, and Beck all seemed to be doing serious real estate dealings, as in buying homes and selling them fairly quickly. It didn't seem shady, exactly; I imagined it was some sort of house flipping. Beck in particular, for a few years, was doing that. (I was mostly aware of his RE turnover rate, but since I was watching the celebrity real estate market I noticed Ribisi's and Masterson's names coming up, too.)

Beck's business manager was (and probably still is) Kevin Burke, of [Bruce] Wiseman & Burke. Burke was involved in the sales of Beck's properties and also possibly Masterson's or Ribisi's (vague memory on that). I used to wonder what the hell was going on with all their RE stuff. I wonder now whether it's connected to this "Ponzi" stuff. I don't know much about real estate investments/speculation so I can't hazard any guesses about how it could be.

Beck ultimately ended up taking a significant loss on one of his properties. I haven't heard about much RE activity on his part since then, aside from his buying and flipping a fairly modest house in Santa Monica. (He could have done some others, but they haven't come to my attention.)

P.S. You mentioned Ben Schulman. I remember that name as being somehow involved with one of Beck's house flips. It was about 15 years ago, though, and again, my memory for the details is vague.

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by HelpeeHelperson » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:01 pm

I've been an off/on lurker/learner but I wanted to follow up to this thread since it appears that no one has mentioned on the message board but Ben and Laura Prepon have announced their engagement.

The timelime follows this thread from earlier this year, in that Ben almost immediately got back in with Masterson's group when he split from Robin Wright. It appears almost immediately he began dating close friend to Danny, Laura Prepon. Laura previously dated Christopher.

Which means that as soon as Ben broke from (who was likely labeled a suppressive) Wright, Masterson connected him right back into Scientology with Prepon. Prepon has notoriously remained single - was she waited for Masterson to appoint someone for her? Who knows, but the timeline of events from just before, during and after Wright/Foster's relationship appears to jive with Foster being closeted. If he wasn't involved before (or was by association), he will be soon.
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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by I'mglib » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:10 pm

Hi, HelpeeHelperson. Please post a couple more times so you can post without moderation. Also be patient if we're slow to approve posts--we've been slammed with spam lately. And welcome to the board!
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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by TheMaster » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:46 pm

Ben is now engaged to Laura Prepon so I think we can stop wondering if he's a stealth CoS member...

http://dlisted.com/tag/ben_foster/

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Post by I'mglib » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:07 am

Bella Cruise is married to a non-scientologist, so who knows.
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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Demented Founder » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:18 pm

I have never heard about Ben Foster. Does anyone know the titles of the movies with him at a leading role?
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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:27 pm

IMDb (Internet Movie Data base) is your friend. Google "any actor" + "IMDb" to see their roles and brief bio. They summarize movies and TV series, too, if you wonder "who was that actor on that movie?"

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004936/ for Ben Foster.

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Demented Founder » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:22 pm

^ Thanks!
He looks like an insignificant actor because I'm not familiar with any of his movies.
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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Katem2 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:57 am

Ashton Kutcher for example is best friends with Masterson, have been since That 70s Show. They've talked about their long and close friendship, and said they have play dates and everything. Foster is also long time friend with Ashton K, which he said himself recently.


To poster above, "Prepon has notoriously remained single", that's a lie. She was in a relationship with the actor Scott Michael Foster for about 5 years, had flings with Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers guy) and the wrestler Roger Huerta, and briefly dated the bassist of the band Dead Sara, and the vocalist of the band Lost in Society.

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Katem2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:13 pm

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I was looking up Ashton, one of DM’s best friend, and Mila’s relationship with DM. I didn’t know Mila had dated DM back then. And Ashton & DM are long time bffs who said in interviews they’re like brothers and they’ve had play dates with their kids and wives.

Anyway, I remember Ashton said either last year or a couple years ago in an interview that Ben Foster is a friend of his.

They’re all friends (or were friends in the case of Foster, who doesn’t seem to have hung out with DM for a long time), among all the main That 70s Show cast. But, putting aside gossip, there’s no record whatsoever of Foster being a scientologist. There’s record and reports of minor and major celebrities, whether they experimented a bit and never more or became full time, but not of him. No scientology reporter or other expert has ever considered him one.

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:01 pm

Welcome, Katem2. Fice years ago Danny Masterson' had a circle of Scientologists born in the 1970's and 1980's in 2013 Scientology Celebrity Spiderweb, listed by year of birth, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=156867 . Danny seemed to take the lead in events that they attended.

Here's a 2012 list of Danny Masterson artists/designers friends and collaborators. I hope Danny was just an innocent friend of all these artistic women. Around 2012 they went to a lot of events where he was the "star," and were personally photographed with him. I propose that he got into this talented group by forming the now-extinct fashion-store partnership with one leader, Ilaria Urbinati. Each woman had additional business-partner-or-blood-relative-or-boyfriend-or-husband relationships with Scientologists.
1978 Beth Riesgraf
1979 Mercedes Helnwein, artist
1979 Alexandra (Alex) Prager, artist
1979 Ilaria Urbinati, stylist, was co-owner of the extinct Confederacy with "Man About Town" Danny Masterson
1980 Shalon Goss, artist
1980 America Martin, artist
1980 Rebecca Minkoff, handbag and fashion designer.
1983 Sophia Banks, stylist for Oscar and other Red Carpets
1984 Vanessa Prager, artist
1984 Alison Sudol, same.

Dad actors on the Spiderweb who WERE often seen with 1976 Danny Masterson, whose wife Bijou Phillips had a child in 2014.
1970 Ethan Suplee,married to Brandy Lewis, the younger sister of actress Juliette Lewis
1970 Beck (songwriter and movie soundtrack composer) whose wife is Marissa Ribisi, twin of Giovanni
1974 Giovanni Ribisi whose daughter Lucia seems to NOT be a Scientologist

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by duhast1 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:50 pm

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Don Carlo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:57 am

I wish. Andreas disabled the private message board for security reasons. When private messaing worked, some people private-messaged me to get someone off the Celebrity Spiderweb since that celeb had quietly left. Since I don't want to disconnect from my Scientologist relative, my identity and residence is unknown on the board. Only Andreas and two regular Operation Clambake posters have met me, and they don't know my last name.

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Katem2 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 am

Don Carlo wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:01 pm
Welcome, Katem2. Fice years ago Danny Masterson' had a circle of Scientologists born in the 1970's and 1980's in 2013 Scientology Celebrity Spiderweb, listed by year of birth, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=156867 . Danny seemed to take the lead in events that they attended.

Here's a 2012 list of Danny Masterson artists/designers friends and collaborators. I hope not, but I fear these women could have been enablers, victims, ignorers, or concealers of Danny Masterson's alleged sexual assaults and rapes. Around 2012 they went to a lot of events where he was the "star," and were personally photographed with him. I propose that he got into this talented group by forming the now-extinct fashion-store partnership with one leader, Ilaria Urbinati. Each woman had additional business and boyfriend-or-husband relationships with Scientologists.
1978 Beth Riesgraf
1979 Mercedes Helnwein, artist
1979 Alexandra (Alex) Prager, artist
1979 Ilaria Urbinati, stylist, was co-owner of the extinct Confederacy with "Man About Town" Danny Masterson
1980 Shalon Goss, artist
1980 America Martin, artist
1980 Rebecca Minkoff, handbag and fashion designer.
1983 Sophia Banks, stylist for Oscar and other Red Carpets
1984 Vanessa Prager, artist
1984 Alison Sudol, same.

Dad actors on the Spiderweb who WERE often seen with 1976 Danny Masterson, whose wife Bijou Phillips had a child in 2014.
1970 Ethan Suplee,married to Brandy Lewis, the younger sister of actress Juliette Lewis
1970 Beck (songwriter and movie soundtrack composer) whose wife is Marissa Ribisi, twin of Giovanni
1974 Giovanni Ribisi whose daughter Lucia seems to NOT be a Scientologist
Thanks for the link! Very helpful compilation. Yeah Masterson clearly has (or had) a large circle of friends and acquaintances, in and out of scientology. But I wouldn't start blaming or throwing out accusations (like a number of people have) against women who are friends with him or know him, or women who know any abuser for that matter. Not a good road to go down. The abuser himself should be held responsible for his own actions. And of course anyone who knowingly and willingly (important) enabled or protected an abuser's crimes, provided that there's evidence they did.

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Re: Ben Foster Closeted Scientologist?

Post by Don Carlo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:02 am

I will rewrite my post. Saying "I feared...they could" is still putting them on the defensive. Perhaps CoS will denounce him and then some of them will come forward. Perhaps Danny didn't abuse or bully into silence any of these artistic women. I hope that is the case.

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