“That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the rape of two women.
“Mr. Masterson, I know that you’re sitting here steadfast in your claims of innocence and thus no doubt feeling victimized by a justice system that has failed you,” Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo said before handing down the sentence. “But Mr. Masterson, you are not the victim here.”
“Mr. Masterson, you are not the victim here. Your actions 20 years ago took away another person’s choice and voice. Your actions 20 years ago today were criminal, and that’s why you are here,” Olmedo said in court.
The actor and Scientologist pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony rape after three women stepped forward to claim that he raped them between 2001 and 2003.
After a mistrial last December, prosecutors went back to court earlier this year, where on May 31, a second jury found Masterson guilty of sexually assaulting Jen B. and N. Trout. The panel was deadlocked, however, on the third count involving Chrissy B.
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