Who is Danny Masterson? What did he do as star is convicted for major crime


Who is Danny Masterson? Learn all there is to know as the star was recently convicted for a serious crime.

American actor Danny Masterson, the former star of ‘That ‘70s Show’, was on Wednesday convicted on two counts of rape, according to reports. The jury could not reach a verdict on a third rape charge, it was further reported. It was the second rape trial for Masterson, after previous proceedings were declared a mistrial last November when a different jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision.

Danny Masterson
Danny Masterson

The actor was taken into custody following the verdict, and is awaiting sentencing. He could face 30 years to life in prison. Shortly after the judge read out the verdict, there was an audible gasp from family members of Masterson, who were seated in the audience, the report said. Masterson faced trial after being accused of raping three women between 2001 and 2003 at his Hollywood Hills home.

While the actor was convicted of raping two women in 2003, a verdict in the 2001 case involving his former girlfriend could not be reached. A hearing is now set for August 4 where Masterson is expected to be sentenced. His wife Bijou Phillips was seen sobbing in the front row of the audience.

A statement from one of the victims, known in court as Jane Doe 2 was revealed recently. “I am experiencing a complex array of emotions – relief, exhaustion, strength, sadness – knowing that my abuser, Danny Masterson, will face accountability for his criminal behaviour,” she said in the statement.

What is Danny Masterson best known for?

Masterson is best known for his performance on ‘That ‘70s Show’.

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The actor, now 47, rose to fame with the 1998 launch of retro sitcom ‘That ‘70s Show’, where he played the character of Steven Hyde alongside fellow stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

Masterson co-starred again with Kutcher on Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’, but was fired in 2017 and written off the show after Los Angeles Police confirmed they were investigating multiple rape allegations against the actor.

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