That ‘70s Show star Danny Masterson sentenced to 30 years in prison after rape retrial
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 07, 2023 - 08:47PM
Danny Masterson was found guilty on two counts of forcible rape (Picture: AP)

Danny Masterson has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison, after being found guilty of two counts of forcible rape.

The 47-year-old was charged with raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home, between 2001 and 2003 – allegations he denied.

Following a lengthy court process, the That ‘70s Show actor in May, with the jury unable to reach a verdict on a third count.

LA Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo confirmed the news in a hearing earlier today.

According to , the Judge told him: ‘You are not the victim here … your actions 20 years ago were criminal.’

The outlet reports that, upon parole or release, Masterson will have to register as a sex offender.

He denied all allegations against him (Picture: FIlmMagic)

This marked the second trial for the disgraced star, who was accused of drugging three women before raping them at his home.

It was also alleged that Masterson used his links to the Church of Scientology to escape the repercussions for years.

While he did not testify, his team argued that the sexual acts were all consensual.

Jurors deliberated for eight days before returning their verdict, finding him guilty on two counts – but could not reach a verdict on the third charge, relating to a former girlfriend.

Masterson was most known for his role on That ’70s Show (Picture: Channel 5)

Variety reports that one victim, known only as Jane Doe 2, shared a statement on her relief and disappointment after the decision was read out.

‘I am experiencing a complex array of emotions – relief, exhaustion, strength, sadness – knowing that my abuser, Danny Masterson, will face accountability for his criminal behavior,’ it said.

Masterson was initially accused of sexual assault in 2017, which he denied at the time and described as ‘outrageous’.

His first trial ended with a hung jury in November, with a retrial taking place earlier this year.