Danny Masterson has pleaded not guilty to prices that he raped a few women in between 2001 and 2003.
Masterson, recognised for his roles on That 70s Exhibit and The Ranch, was arrested past June on costs that he raped a 23-calendar year-previous woman whom he’d invited to his home in the Hollywood Hills in 2003, a 28-12 months-old girl the exact same 12 months, and a 23-yr-previous woman in 2001.
Masterson did not materialize at court docket himself his lawyer, Tom Mesereau, entered the plea on his behalf. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Mesereau mentioned,
“We’re assured that he will be exonerated when all the proof last but not least will come to gentle and witnesses have the chance to testify. Clearly, Mr. Masterson and his wife are in comprehensive shock taking into consideration that these nearly 20-yr-old allegations are instantly resulting in costs being filed, but they and their spouse and children are comforted figuring out that eventually the fact will occur out. The men and women who know Mr. Masterson know his character and know the allegations to be fake.”
Masterson is out on $3.3 million bail, and is owing again in courtroom on March 24. If convicted, he faces up to 45 yrs in prison.
The allegations in opposition to Masterson initially came to mild three many years ago, when 4 females who realized Masterson via the Church of Scientology accused him of raping them in separate incidents in the 2000s. A few of the girls advised authorities they did not come ahead sooner for the reason that the Church pressured them not to.
In Oct, a choose dismissed a movement submitted by Masterson’s protection, boasting that the rape allegations in opposition to Masterson exceeded the statute of limits.