Danny Masterson Faces Possible Life Sentence: That ’70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson might go to prison for a long time.
He did something terrible to two women almost 20 years ago, and a judge will decide his punishment soon. Some say he could be in jail for 30 years or even for life.
Danny Masterson Faces Possible Life Sentence
A jury of 7 women and 5 men decided that he was guilty of doing bad things to these women. These things happened in his house in Hollywood in 2003.
But the jury couldn’t agree on another lousy thing he was accused of doing to his girlfriend.
The prosecutors said that Masterson used his connection to a religious group called the Church of Scientology to avoid getting in trouble for a long time.
The hurt women were also part of this group, and they said the church told them not to tell the police. But the church denies this.
Masterson’s lawyers said the women agreed to do these things with him, and they tried to show that the women were not telling the truth.
Masterson didn’t speak in court, and his lawyers didn’t bring any witnesses to help him. This case is critical because it shows that people who hurt others can be held responsible, especially in the #MeToo era.
This is similar to what happened to Harvey Weinstein, who was also found guilty. Masterson’s lawyers plan to challenge the decision, mainly because there wasn’t any proof that he gave the women drugs.