Danny Masterson, Hollywood actor famous for ’70s Show’ has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women 20 years ago.
The sentence comes after the women who were assaulted detailed their trauma in court.
Masterson, best known for his role in “That ’70s Show,” remained silent during the sentencing.
One of the victims said, “When you raped me, you stole from me,” emphasizing the emotional impact of rape.
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The other victim stated that Masterson showed no remorse and should have been reported earlier.
A mistrial was declared in December 2022, but he was found guilty on two counts in May 2023.
Masterson’s defense argued for a new trial, but it was rejected. The prosecution alleged that Masterson’s association with the Church of Scientology was used to avoid consequences.
The church denied any involvement. Masterson’s defense claimed the acts were consensual, while the victims said they were drugged and raped in 2003. “That ’70s Show” was a popular TV comedy series from 1998 to 2006.