Actor Danny Masterson to stand trial for alleged rape of three women

Actor Danny Masterson to stand trial for alleged rape of three women



American actor, Danny Masterson, known for his role in That ’70s Show, must stand trial on three counts of rape, a judge said on Friday May 21.


Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, Charlaine F. Olmedo ordered Masterson to trial on three counts of rape by force or fear, charges that could get him up to 45 years in prison.


This comes after three days of emotional testimony from three women who said the actor Danny Masterson raped them nearly 20 years ago


Judge Charlaine said she found the women’s testimony credible for the purposes of the preliminary hearing, where the bar for sufficient evidence is significantly lower than it will be at the forthcoming trial.


Masterson has pleaded not guilty with his lawyers saying they would prove his innocence.


During the hearing, they repeatedly challenged the women on discrepancies in stories. They suggested that the prosecution was tainted by anti-religious bias against the Church of Scientology.Latest Post
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