That '' 70s Program ' s Danny Masterson refutes sexual offense accusations from fellow Scientology fans




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Los Angeles, The Golden State - Star Danny Masterson , well-known for playing Steven Hyde on that particular "70s Program as well as starring in The Cattle ranch on Netflix, has actually formally refuted several rape claims versus him in court


Danny Masterson played his television character Steven Hyde (l.) on that particular "70s Program from 1998 to 2006.©& duplicate; Collection: Screenshot/Instagram/dannymasterson & IMAGO/ MediaPunch

At Monday"s hearing, the 45-year-old begged blameless to sexual offense costs, CBS reported.

Masterson currently went into a not-guilty appeal in court when in the past, in January, after being detained in June 2020.

On Monday, the star was compelled to surrender his ticket, yet he continues to be complimentary on $3.3 million bond to wait for test.


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The claimed 3 rape occurrences are stated to have actually taken place at Masterson"s Hollywood Hills house in between 2001 and also 2003, according to the charge.

If discovered guilty, he deals with 45 years to life in jail.

At hearings which took place in May, 3 ladies defined thorough attacks by the star, consisting of being provided an alcoholic drink with medications as well as an ex-girlfriend specifying she was required to have non-consensual sex.

After the accounts, the court located there sufficed proof to wage a test. An initial hearing is currently established for August 9, with a complete test possibly starting in November, according to Due date.

Masterson was terminated from his function on The Cattle ranch and also come by his company after the claims emerged.

The star called the cases "shocking" and also stated he eagerly anticipated "removing my name at last."


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Danny Masterson (l.) shared a current picture with his other half Bijou Phillips on Instagram, with whom he shares a child.©& duplicate; Screenshot/Instagram/Screenshot/ Instagram/dannymasterson

Masterson as well as his accusers are long time participants of the Church of Scientology. The declared sufferers state they did not step forward quicker because of be afraid instilled by the church and also concerns they would certainly be separated from their area.

4 of the ladies additionally submitted a different legal action versus Materson and also the church in 2019 declaring they were tracked as well as bothered by church participants after charging him of rape-- mentioning damaged home windows in their residences as well as the poisoning of household pet dogs.

5 ladies initial submitted accusations versus Masterson in 2017. After a years-long examination, 2 of the occurrences were located to have inadequate proof or passed the law of constraints.




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Masterson"s defense lawyer is star legal representative Tom Mesereau, that effectively protected pop celebrity Michael Jackson versus youngster molestation accusations in 2005.

The celebrity has actually been wed to starlet Bijou Phillips (41) given that 2011, as well as the pair have a seven-year-old little girl called Fianna Francis.

Masterson increased to popularity playing the precious, constantly sunglass-wearing Steven Hyde on that particular "70s Program from 1998 to 2006.