Actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

Masterson previously acted on "That 70's Show"

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June 18, 2020 - 11:48am

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Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday announced charges of rape against actor Daniel Masterson.

Masterson is accused of raping three women, with all the alleged rapes occurring in his home. He is accused of raping two of the women in 2003 and one in 2001. 

The 44-year-old actor, who previously played a role on "That 70's Show" between 1998 and 2006, faces a maximum sentence of 45 years to life, according to a press release

The press release notes that "the District Attorney’s Office declined to file sexual assault charges against Masterson in two other cases, one for insufficient evidence and the other based upon the statute of limitations for the crime alleged."

Masterson's lawyer in a statement pushed back against the allegations of wrongdoing: "The people who know Mr. Masterson know his character and know the allegations to be false," he said.

 

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