Danny Masterson, recognized for his roles in “That 70’s Show” and “The Ranch,” has been sentenced to 30 years in jail after being convicted of rape earlier this yr. Masterson was accused of raping three ladies at his Hollywood Hills dwelling between 2001 and 2003. He was convicted on two of the three expenses in May of this yr. At his sentencing, the three ladies in the case spoke out towards Masterson and requested the choose to offer him life behind bars.
“I nonetheless should cope with what you probably did to me that evening… That takes a life’s value of remedy to restore. Every time I feel I’m okay, that rape comes again to me,” mentioned Jane Doe 2. Masterson’s relations have been in courtroom to assist him, together with his spouse (*30*) Phillips, who was crying through the sentencing. Masterson himself didn’t communicate through the proceedings.
Judge Charlaine Olmedo sentenced Masterson to fifteen years to life on every of the 2 expenses, ordering him to serve each phrases consecutively. “Mr. Masterson, you aren’t the sufferer right here. Your actions 20 years in the past took away one other individual’s voice and selection. Your actions 20 years in the past have been legal, and that’s the reason you might be right here,” she mentioned.
The trial introduced consideration to the Church of Scientology, of which Masterson is a lifelong member and all three victims have been Scientologists on the time of their assaults. The ladies testified that the church dissuaded them from reporting Masterson
Remini supported the victims
Leah Remini, a former Scientologist and distinguished critic of the church, was current in courtroom to assist the ladies. “I hope that this can be a message to Scientologists in every single place that you’ll not get away with it,” she mentioned.
The victims spoke out towards the church’s position in protecting up Masterson’s conduct, with Jane Doe 2 alleging that she had been a “brainwashed member” of Scientology on the time of her assault and had her privateness invaded by the church since coming ahead together with her allegations. Jane Doe 1, who was born into the church, mentioned that she adopted “coverage” when she was a member to not report her alleged rape to outdoors authorities.