In the last few days, American actor Danny Masterson most well-known to the public for his role as Steven Hyde in That ’70s Show was found guilty of rape during the trial retrial. On Wednesday the jury found him guilty of two rape allegations.
The Men at Work actor was found guilty of raping two women in the Los Angeles home in the beginning of the 2000s. Read on for more details about the investigation.
Danny Masterson was found guilty of the two charges of rape
The 31st of May, 2023 the following day, Danny had been sentenced to a rape at the second trial. The jury, which included seven women and five men found the Hollywood actor for two counts of rape with force.
The jury was unable to decide on a second assault case he was charged with. One of the accused of Masterson has been his girlfriend from the past Chrissie Carnell-Bixler. In the discussion about the decision of the jury it was eight to four to the conviction.
Danny who was detained on Wednesday could face a punishment of up to 30 years imprisonment. Then, as the judge read the guilty verdicts from the trial after which there was a noticeable gasp from Danny’s family members who were in the courtroom.
When was Danny Masterson first accused of sexual assault?
For those who don’t know, let us be clear, Danny has been accused of sexually assaulting three women in the house he shared with his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 between 2001 and 2003. He was found guilty of raping two women in 2003, however, the jury could not make a decision on an accusation made in November 2001 by his ex-girlfriend.
When the verdict was announced, Masterson was handcuffed and detained. In the report by the newspaper Variety, a defense request was made to hold Masterson in custody until sentencing, however, it was denied to the judge Charlaine Olmedo.
After the verdict was read out, Danny’s wife, Bijou Phillips, was seen weeping in front of the courtroom. The hearing was scheduled for the 4th of August. A victim was identified as Jane Doe. Two of the judges shared her joy that Masterson was found guilty.
In a statement in a statement, she wrote “I am experiencing a tangled variety of emotions: anger, relief, exhaustion and sadness knowing that the person who abused me Danny Masterson will be held accountable for his criminal conduct.”
She then went on to add “I am dismayed that he wasn’t found guilty on all counts however, I am taking great comfort in the knowledge that he, along with the Church of Scientology, and others will have to answer for their inhumane actions in civil courts.”
Danny’s ex-girlfriend, who was identified in court as Jae Doe.3 She said in an announcement she is “devastated that he escaped criminal responsibility for his sinister behavior towards me.”
She also claimed she was determined to get justice in civil court, and she claimed that the three women would “shine an light on the ways in which Scientology as well as other conspirators supported and attempted to conceal Masterson’s horrific behaviour.”
Los Angeles D.A. George Gascon offered a token of appreciation to jurors for their work and thanked the women who came forward.
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