'That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson sentenced on rape chargesSep 08, 2023
Well, these are allegations that date back to 2002. Danny Masterson has always maintained his innocence. Actually, it was the first trial. He was a hung jury. He was retried and found guilty and today the sentence is two consecutive sentences of 15 years to life in prison. No cameras. In court, a cartoonist represented Danny Masteron, one of his lawyers at his side, now 47, the
showed no emotion as the judge handed down the lengthy sentence after hearing emotional impact statements from two victims, The first identified in court as Jane Doe1, said Masterson has not
shown an ounce of remorse for the pain he has caused.
Jane Doe also said that when you
raped me you robbed me. Prosecutor Reinhold Mueller, who has worked on this case for 7 years, said Masterson got what he deserved. I have gotten to know the victims. in this case pretty well over the years and I can tell you they are strong, we are committed to making sure justice is done and today they got it, it's your house, listen to them up there, that
actorfrom 70 shows was convicted in May for two counts of raping women in his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003, a hung jury on a third woman and all claiming he drugged their drinks, it was actually his second trial and the first ended in a hung jury, they said women.
They waited so long to come forward because the Church of Scientology, of which they are all members, pressured them to remain silent to protect Masterson. The church has long denied that, saying that after his conviction the church has no policy prohibiting or discouraging members from reporting criminal conduct. From everyone, thank you. Masterson's defense team, while not answering questions, sent a lawyer outside the courtroom to read a statement promising an appeal based on errors at trial. A common strategy. Mr. Masterson did not commit the crimes for which he was convicted and we and the appellate attorneys, who are the best and brightest in the country, are confident that these convictions will be overturned in the courtroom today as well.
Masteron's wife, actress Beu Phillips, mother of his 9-year-old daughter, left in tears upon hearing the sentence. a woman who found that voices at action a support group for women came forward in the wake of the MEO movement the sentencing of Harvey wein Weinstein said that she too was a victim of Weinstein's abuse and this in one example spoke of the importance of women coming forward
chargesI asked the prosecutor if he thought that had any impact on this case, he said no, live at the center Phil Schuman Fox 11 News
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