Danny Masterson From That 70’s Show Charged With Raping 3 Women
The actor Danny Masterson is accused of raping 3 women in the early 2000s, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. He is known for his work in “That 70’s Show” and “The Ranch”.
3 women come forward against Danny Masterson
Rape is something that is very hard to cover. Just imagine how difficult it would have been for the survivors?
3 women have come forward with rape accusations against Danny Masterson. One of them was a 23-year-old, whom Masterson had invited to his home in Hollywood Hills back in the fall of 2003. Moreover, 2 other women have accused Masterson, one of them being a 28-year-old in 2003, and the other a 23-year-old in 2001.
As a result, Masterson, who is 44, is charged with three accounts of rape by force or fear. And the maximum sentence for this charge is 45 years to life if convicted.
His attorney responds
Danny Masterson’s attorney, Tom Mesereau, released a statement after the charge. He said that the actor and his wife are in “complete shock” and raised their voice that the charges were 20 years old. They claimed the rape accusations to be false, saying:
The people who know Mr. Masterson know his character and know the allegations to be false.
In the court papers submitted by Danny Masterson’s lawyers, they labeled the lawsuit as a “publicity stunt orchestrated by Masterson’s ex-girlfriends”. And we have heard that before from the Weinstein trial as well when Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra was brought into the stands.
After being charged, Danny Masterson was arrested on Wednesday morning, but released on statutory bail. But, his bail is set at $3.3 million. However, this isn’t the first time Masterson has been accused of rape.
Netflix fired Masterson over rape allegations
Danny Masterson is famous for his role as Steven Hyde in “That 70’s Show”. Moreover, he also played Jameson “Rooster” Bennett in Netflix’s “The Ranch”. However, Netflix fired him because of allegations that he raped four women. Masterson responded to that, saying:
Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit.
This shows that these three women coming forward against Danny Masterson with rape accusations are not a one-off incident.