Former That 70’s Present star Danny Masterson has responded to the rape costs towards him – by way of his legal professional, Tom Mesereau – after police arrested the actor on Wednesday morning. Los Angeles police arrested Masterson on three counts of rape by power or concern and his bond was set at $3.Three million. Masterson bonded out simply three hours after he was taken into custody.
“Mr. Masterson is harmless, and we’re assured that he will likely be exonerated when all of the proof lastly involves gentle and witnesses have the chance to testify,” mentioned Mesereau in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter. “Clearly, Mr. Masterson and his spouse are in full shock contemplating that these almost 20-year outdated allegations are instantly leading to costs being filed.”
Masterson was arrested Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., in keeping with jail data. His bond was set at $3.Three million. He bonded out at 2:44 p.m. https://t.co/cVpPbYkTVm
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Mesereau added that Masterson and his household are comforted understanding that in the end the reality will come out, and the individuals who know the actor and his character know that the allegations are false.
In accordance with Los Angeles County District Lawyer Jackie Lacey, Masterson’s arraignment is scheduled for September 18 on the Foltz Legal Justice Heart in LA.
Within the DA’s press launch, they famous that Masterson is accused of raping a 23-year-old lady between January and December 2001. In April 2003, Masterson is accused of raping a 28-year-old lady, and someday between October and December of that 12 months he additionally allegedly raped a 23-year-old lady that he invited to his residence within the Hollywood Hills.
Deputy District Lawyer Reinhold Mueller of the Intercourse Crimes Division is prosecuting Masterson’s case, and he says that all the alleged crimes befell on the actor’s residence. If Masterson is convicted, he’s going through a most sentence of 45 years to life in jail.
In 2017, Masterson mentioned the sexual assault claims had been false and an try to spice up a film that includes former members of the Church of Scientology. Masterson has recognized himself as a practising Scientologist.https://t.co/2nzTxx6Rfg pic.twitter.com/U4o4t08Tth
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These allegations have adopted Danny Masterson – a practising Scientologist – for years, and a few have accused the Church of Scientology of attempting to cowl issues up and blocking Masterson from going through costs.
The Los Angeles police have been investigating the quite a few claims made towards Danny Masterson since 2017. Masterson is finest identified for enjoying the function of Steven Hyde on That 70’s Present between 1998 and 2006. He additionally starred on the Netflix sequence The Ranch together with Ashton Kutcher.
Masterson has been married to actress Bijou Phillips since 2011.