Danny Masterson Set to Learn If He’ll Face Second Rape Trial

Published By with Comments

Categorized as Uncategorized Tagged , , ,

Danny Masterson is due in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday to learn if prosecutors will seek a second trial, six weeks after jurors deadlocked on three rape charges filed against the actor.

Masterson, 46, is charged with three counts of forcible rape involving three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003. At the time of the alleged crimes, he’d risen to fame playing Steven Hyde on That ’70s Show, from 1998 to 2006.

The lopsidedness of the jury’s votes certainly gives District Attorney George Gascon’s office something to chew on: All jurors favored acquittal on at least one of the counts. After restarting once-stalled deliberations with two alternate jurors, the jury split 10-2 in favor of acquitting Masterson on the rape charge for the woman identified in court as Jen B.; 8-4 in favor of acquittal for the charge involving alleged victim N.T; and jurors split 7-5 in favor of acquittal for the third alleged victim, Chrissie Carnell-Bixler, who is Masterson’s ex-girlfriend.

Now, Masterson’s lawyers are citing the jury foreman’s own words in their argument that no matter the decision of the DA, the case against Masterson should not be allowed to proceed.

Content retrieved from: https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/danny-masterson-set-to-learn-if-hell-face-second-rape-trial/.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609.396.6684 | Feedback

Copyright © 2022 The Cult News Network - All Rights Reserved