Mistrial Declared In Danny Masterson R*pe Trial

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A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge declared a mistrial in the rape trial of actor Danny Masterson because the jurors were unable to come to a decision and were deadlocked.

“While we are disappointed with the outcome in this trial, we thank the jurors for their service,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement. “We also want to give our heartfelt appreciation to the victims for bravely stepping forward and recounting their harrowing experiences.”

Last year, three women testified in front of a judge that he raped them nearly 20 years ago. One of the women alleged he threatened her during an encounter. The woman said she went to the actor’s house on April 25, 2003, to pick up some keys but ended up staying for a drink. Her friends were also there. The woman says she felt “blurry” 20 minutes after being given a cocktail by Masterson. He then threw her in a jacuzzi.

“I couldn’t walk or stand, so he put me on the tile on the ground,” she said, according to AP. “I couldn’t open my eyelids. I felt really, really sick.”
She then said that Masterson carried her upstairs and put her in a shower after she vomited. She claimed he soaped her breasts while she was showering and then he moved her to his bed and raped her. She said when she tried to fight him off, he pulled a gun from the nightstand and threatened her.

Masterson is best known for his role as Steven Hyde on “That ’70s Show,” which aired for eight seasons on the Fox network from 1998-2006.

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