Actor Danny Masterson, maybe finest recognized for his position as Steven Hyde on That ’70s Show, has been charged with raping three girls between 2001 and 2003, in accordance with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s workplace.
Masterson, 44, is charged with three counts of rape by drive or concern, and he faces a most sentence of 45 years to life in jail if he’s convicted. His bail was set at $3.Three million, and he’s scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 18.
The actor was fired from Netflix’s The Ranch in 2017 after allegations about him raping 4 girls surfaced. (The district legal professional’s workplace mentioned they declined to file prices in opposition to Masterson in two different sexual assault circumstances as a result of one lacked adequate proof and the opposite exceeded the statute of limitations.)
In 2017, a Village Voice article reported three of the ladies’s claims that that they had been pressured by the Church of Scientology to maintain quiet about their allegations. (Masterson is a Scientologist.)
Masterson’s lawyer, Tom Mesereau, issued a press release claiming he’s harmless and noting that Masterson and his spouse are in “complete shock” that these “nearly 20-year-old allegations” have resulted in prison prices.
“The people who know Mr. Masterson know his character and know the allegations to be false,” the assertion mentioned.
picture:Actor Danny Masterson attends the premiere of “Big Bear” at The London Hotel on September 19, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)FilmMagic