23.7 C
New York
Monday, May 29, 2023

Danny Masterson: 5 Things To Know About The ’70s Show’ Actor Going To Trial On Rape Charges

Google Ads
Google Ads

Danny Masterson: 5 Things To Know About The ’70s Show’ Actor Going To Trial On Rape Charges

  • Danny Masterson is best known for playing Hyde in That’s 70 performances with Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis
  • In 2019, he was accused of rape by three women and will officially appear in court on those charges in 2022.
  • All three women are members of the church of Scientology, like Danny Masterson.
  • When the trial began in October 2022, Danny was still married to his wife, Bijou Phillips, daughter of musician John Phillips.

Danny Masterson46, will be tried on multiple rape charges from October 2022. Jury selection will begin on Tuesday, October 11 and Danny will face three counts of rape. and up to 45 years in prison. A California judge determined on May 21, 2021 that there was sufficient evidence presented in the preliminary hearing to proceed with the trial. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office first announced in June 2020 that the actor had been charged with three counts of rape “by force or fear” in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred in 2016. 2001 and 2003. The charges stem from three separate alleged assaults involving the women. The actor has staunchly denied the allegations and said he looks forward to having his name cleared.

Danny was arrested by the LAPD at 11:30 a.m. on June 17, 2020 on charges and his bail set at $3.3 million. Rape allegations resurfaced in December 2017 as the #MeToo movement was on the rise. A 23-year-old woman alleges he raped her in 2001, and a 28-year-old woman made similar claims about an incident in 2003. Another 23-year-old woman also alleges that Danny raped her. in the fall of 2003. Deputy DA Los Angeles confirmed in a statement to HollywoodLife.com that all the attacks are believed to have taken place at Danny’s home in the Hollywood Hills.

At the pre-trial hearing on October 7, the judge in Danny’s rape case brought up the topic of Scientology while laying the groundwork for the proceedings ahead. Judge Charlaine Olmedo said, according to Diversity. However, the judge indicated that she would allow Scientology testimony, since Danny is a scientific scientist, and the three women he was accused of raping were members of the church. At the pre-trial hearing, Danny’s attorney Sharon Appelbaum reportedly argued that the three accusers “formed a sisterhood” to take down Danny and Scientology. She also accused the former scientist Leah Remini related.

1. Danny was famous on “That 70s Show”.

Danny Masterson in the right corner, as seen with the rest of the cast of Fox’s ‘That 70s Show’. Image source: Shutterstock.

He played Steven Hyde in all eight seasons of the sitcom, which ran from 1998-2006. He became close friends with his male co-stars, Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama.

2. Danny and Ashton worked together on Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’.

The friends joined forces starting in 2016 in the comedy series, where Ashton played a semi-professional soccer player who returned to help run his family’s Colorado ranch. Danny plays the rooster Bennett. He was given away from Farm in December 2017 due to rape allegations against him. It was later explained that, Rooster died in a strange motorcycle accident, as Danny’s character was written out of the series.

3. Danny is a Scientist.

He practiced religion based on his late founder and science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbardhis books since he was a teenager. In a 2015 interview with Paper Danny explains, “In Didactic Science, there is no belief system or anyone to be worshiped or nothing else; all are like the university of the mind. And so I grew up not having to go and pray with anyone. I grew up to be like, “Oh, if you’re thirsty, drink water.”

Danny Masterson
Danny Masterson saw his friend and co-star Ashton Kutcher on Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’. He was fired from the show in December 2017, after rape allegations against him surfaced. Image source: Shutterstock.

4. Danny is married and has a daughter.

He started dating fellow models and scientists Bijou Phillips in 2005. She is the daughter of the late Mamas and Papas musician/musician John Phillips and actress Genevieve Waite. The couple married in 2011 and welcomed their first and only child, daughter Fiona on February 14, 2014. On June 12, 2020, Bijou shared a family photo on Instagram showing Fiona wearing a cap and gown after graduating from kindergarten. The 40-year-old deleted her IG account on June 17, after the DA charged Danny.

5. Danny has strongly denied the rape allegations against him.

When given away from Farm in December 2017, Danny released a statement that read: “From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations made against me. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be innocent. I have never been charged, let alone convicted. In this country, you are considered innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current context, it seems that you are found guilty as soon as you are charged. I understand and look forward to having my name cleared once and for all.”

On June 17, 2020, after the DA’s allegations were made public, Danny’s attorneys Thomas Mesereau released a statement for HollywoodLife.com It reads: “Mr. Masterson is innocent and we are confident that he will be vindicated when all evidence is finally brought to light and witnesses have a chance to testify.

It continued, “Obviously, Mr Masterson and his wife are absolutely shocked considering these nearly 20-year-old allegations have suddenly led to charges being filed, but they and their family are comforted in know that eventually the truth will come out. Those who know Mr. Masterson know his character and know the allegations are untrue.”

Hindi News
Pinkvilla News News
Bollywood News

Danny Masterson: 5 Things To Know About The ’70s Show’ Actor Going To Trial On Rape Charges

I am passionate about journalism and using new technology to spread news. I am also interested in politics and economics, and I am always looking for ways to make a difference in the world. I am the CEO of Janaseva News, and I am 24 years old.

Related Articles

Google Ads


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Google Ads
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Google Ads

usa news