The former star of “That ’70s Show”, Danny Masterson, who played Steven Hyde, will spend 30 years behind bars for raping two women in 2003.
This incident shocked fans of this show and others who were impressed by the role of Steven Hyde. It is clear from this incident that crime cannot be hidden forever. No matter how much time passes, you will face justice for your deeds.
A jury found the 47-year-old actor guilty in May, after a previous trial ended by a hung jury in December.
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Masterson denied the charges and said he was wrongfully singled out by the justice system. The two women said Masterson raped them at his home in Hollywood Hills. This was when he was a well-known Scientologist.
Third women accused Masterson for rape
They also said that he did not show any regret and that they were shocked and tortured for years by the assaults. A third woman, who had accused him of having raped her in 2001, also spoke at the sentencing and conveyed her sorrow for not coming forward earlier.
Masterson’s wife, Bijou Phillips, a model and actor, was in the courtroom but did not comment on the outcome.
Masterson’s attorney, Shawn Holley, appealed for mercy and argued that he had led an honorable life as a father, husband, son and community servant. However, Judge Charlaine Olmedo rejected the defense’s request for another trial and imposed the maximum sentence he could receive.
This case is discussed everywhere because He is a famous actor. The message of the story is not to believe someone blindly. This decision must have brought sighs of relief to these women.