In a stunning development, actor Danny Masterson has been found guilty in his rape retrial, a verdict that has dealt a devastating blow to the former “That ’70s Show” actor. After eight days of deliberation, the jury delivered their verdict, convicting Masterson on two counts of forcible rape. This leaves Masterson facing the possibility of spending anywhere from 30 years to life in prison. Here’s what you need to know about the trial and its aftermath.
As the sentencing date approaches, Masterson’s future looks grim. Four alleged victims have come forward to testify against Masterson in a Los Angeles courtroom, accusing him of drugging and raping them between 2001 and 2003. Despite Masterson’s denial of the accusations and his alibi claiming he was out of town for work during the alleged incidents, the jury found him guilty.
If convicted on any of the charges, Masterson could face up to 30 years in prison. With a high-profile attorney by his side, the trial is expected to be a lengthy one. The prosecution argues that Masterson deserves the maximum sentence to send a strong message against sexual violence. Regardless of the outcome, this highly anticipated trial is set to have a far-reaching impact.
Given the serious nature of the charges against Masterson, the trial is sure to be a difficult and emotional experience for all involved. As we await the sentencing, it’s important to reflect on the consequences of such acts and consider the guilt or innocence of the ‘That ’70s Show’ actor. Share your thoughts in the comments below!