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Judge Denies Masterson Bail: 'No Wife to Go Home To'

'That '70s Show' star will have to stay behind bars during his appeal

(Newser) - A judge has denied Danny Masterson his freedom while he appeals his rape convictions , citing a real risk he'll flee. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo denied a bail request Wednesday, noting the star of That '70s Show and The Ranch "will likely remain in custody...

That '70s Show Star Sent to State Prison

Authorities release first prison mugshot of Danny Masterson

(Newser) - That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson has been sent to a California state prison to serve his sentence for two rape convictions. Authorities said Wednesday that the 47-year-old Masterson has been admitted to North Kern State Prison, and they released his first prison mugshot, the AP reports. The photo...

Danny Masterson's Wife Files for Divorce

Bijou Phillips cites 'irreconcilable differences'

(Newser) - Bijou Phillips has filed for divorce from Danny Masterson citing "irreconcilable differences"—with one major difference being the fact that he's in prison and she's not. Phillips, 43, was in the courtroom when Masterson, 47, was sentenced to 30 years to life less than two weeks...

Kutcher, Kunis Make New Move After Masterson Backlash

Actors step down from Thorn, an anti-sex abuse group, after catching flak from backing their friend

(Newser) - After a much-mocked apology over writing notes to a judge on behalf of That '70s Show co-star Danny Masterson, since convicted of rape, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are now stepping down from Thorn, an anti-sex abuse group Kutcher co-founded, report the AP and Independent . "Victims of sexual...

Some Big Names Went to Bat for Masterson in Support Letters

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis called 'That '70s Show' co-star a 'role model' who helped them avoid drugs

(Newser) - Nearly 50 people submitted letters in support of That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson ahead of his sentencing this week for the rape of two women in 2003, and now some of those letters are coming to light, with some big names behind them. Married couple Ashton Kutcher and...

Convicted Actor Under Full-Time Cell Surveillance

Deputies are watching for indications of mental distress in Danny Masterson

(Newser) - Jail officials in Los Angeles have Danny Masterson, a onetime actor on a hit TV show who was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life for committing two rapes, under full-time video surveillance in his cell. Deputies also go to Masterson's cell on the half-hour to check on him,...

Actor Danny Masterson Gets 30 Years to Life for Rapes

'That '70s Show' star was convicted in two assaults

(Newser) - A judge sentenced That '70s Show star Danny Masterson to 30 years to life in prison Thursday for the rapes of two women two decades ago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo handed down the sentence to the 47-year-old Masterson after hearing statements from the women about the...

Danny Masterson Found Guilty on 2 Counts of Rape

Jury couldn't reach a verdict on third count against ' That '70s Show' star

(Newser) - A jury found That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson guilty of two out of three counts of rape Wednesday in a Los Angeles retrial in which the Church of Scientology played a central role. The jury of seven women and five men reached the verdict after deliberating for seven...

That '70s Show Star Is Back on Trial for Rape

Prosecutor says Danny Masterson drugged and raped 3 women

(Newser) - Actor Danny Masterson drugged then raped three women at his Hollywood-area home between 2001 and 2003, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in his opening statement in the retrial of the star of That ’70s Show . Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller said Masterson put substances into drinks that he gave...

Danny Masterson to Be Retried on Rape Charges

Trial of 'That '70s Show' star tentatively set for March

(Newser) - Los Angeles prosecutors will retry That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson on three rape counts after a hopelessly deadlocked jury led to a mistrial at his first trial in November. The LA County District Attorney's Office declared prosecutors' plans in court filings and at a Wednesday hearing, where...

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Jury Deadlocks in Actor's Rape Trial

Danny Masterson's new trial is scheduled for March

(Newser) - Seven times over the past two days, the jury in actor Danny Masterson's rape trial took votes on the three charges. The counts were 10-2, 8-4, and 7-5 for acquittal, per the Hollywood Reporter . The jury then said it's clear that its members "are adamant about maintaining...

Scientology Takes Center Stage in Danny Masterson Rape Case

Judge says church doctrine forbid alleged victims from going to police

(Newser) - A four-day preliminary hearing at the Los Angeles County Superior Court last week focused as much on rape charges against actor Danny Masterson as on the practices of the Church of Scientology. Judge Charlaine Olmedo, who allowed the case to proceed to trial, concluded Masterson's three alleged victims didn'...

After Danny Masterson's Arrest, Remini Calls Out Scientology

'Your days of getting away with it is coming to an end!'

(Newser) - Leah Remini had a strong response to news of actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson's arrest on rape charges : "Praise the lord!" Remini has loudly criticized the Church of Scientology since her exit in 2013, and last August she sat down with two women who accused Masterson of...

Danny Masterson Arrested on Multiple Rape Charges

The former 'That 70s Show' actor faces up to 45 years in prison

(Newser) - Actor Danny Masterson has been hit with three charges of rape for incidents ranging from 2001 to 2003, Los Angeles prosecutors said Wednesday. The former That 70s Show actor is accused of raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home: a 23-year-old sometime in 2001, a 28-year-old in April 2003...

Danny Masterson, Long Accused of Rape, Booted by Netflix

Move comes years after allegation, and day after report of exec's 'careless' comment

(Newser) - Netflix on Tuesday confirmed that Danny Masterson's last day on The Ranch was Monday. "Netflix and the producers have written" him out of the show "and production will resume in early 2018 without him," says a rep, per Variety . The exit comes some 13 years after...

Publicist: Masterson Couldn't Have Raped His Own Girlfriend

Because it's not rape if you're dating or in a sexual relationship with someone, Jenni Weinman says

(Newser) - Four women have accused That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson of rape, and his publicist is catching heat for how she's defending him. Two of Masterson's accusers have told HuffPost Jenni Weinman is refuting and helping cover up (along with others in the Scientology community ) his...

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