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That ’70s Show Star Danny Masterson’s Fate Precariously Hangs in the Balance in Sexual Assault Trial as Jury ‘Unable to reach a unanimous decision’

That '70s Show Star Danny Masterson

Danny Masterson’s wait for a verdict about his trial grows longer. The jury has now stated that it would take them time to conclude due to a lack of unanimous agreement between them. The allegations regarding sexual assault have been going around for a while now, and the actor has denied them since.

Danny Masterson
Danny Masterson

Masterson is facing charges of sexually assaulting women in his Hollywood Hills home from 2001 to 2003. The trial itself took place initially in 2021, with the actor perhaps facing a sentence of forty-five years.

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The Trial Of Danny Masterson And The Church Of Scientology

Danny Masterson was under investigation by the LAPD for sexual assault allegations by the journalist Tony Ortega, which he wrote in his blog about Scientology called, The Underground Bunker.

The LAPD later confirmed that they will conduct an investigation involving Masterson where 3 women came forward and confessed that they were forcibly r*ped by Masterson around the 2000s.

Danny Masterson

According to Ortega’s blog, the three women belonged with the Church of Scientology, and they allegedly pressured the 3 women not to contact authorities.

One of the women did report and this was obtained by Ortega where she accused Masterson of performing acts on them while they were asleep without their consent, while the second woman alleged that he “sexually assaulted the victim while she was passed out,” as said by Ortega in his report.

But Masterson’s representative refuted the claims and said that the actor was in a 6-year relationship with the victim. On November 2nd, it was reported that a 4th woman accused Masterson of r*ping her in the early 2000s. The ladies claim that because they were Scientologists at the time of the attacks, it was difficult for them to recognize the assaults as “r*pe” until far later.

Being a successful actor and having a prominent position inside the Church of Scientology, Masterson, a star of “That ’70s Show,” had a sense of entitlement, according to Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller. All three women testified on the witness stand, accusing Masterson of sexually assaulting them while they were either dozing off or intoxicated.

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The Undecided Verdict For Danny Masterson’s Trial

Danny Masterson

The trial has since then been handed over to the jury and even after 3 days, there seems to be no proper conclusion as to whether or not the actor is guilty. The jury states that there has been no unanimous agreement and although both lawyers have been trying to be patient, they are all eager to learn what the conclusion is.

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Source: Variety

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