The 70s show Actor Danny Masterson has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his conviction in May for sexual assault. Variety reports.
The verdict was handed down on Thursday. At the time of his conviction, Masterson was facing a sentence of 30 years to life in prison.
The actor was found guilty of two counts of forcible rape on May 31 after an earlier attempt to prosecute him ended in a lawsuit. The jury in Masterson’s retrial was deadlocked on a third rape charge and failed to reach a verdict.
Masterson, who is also known for his work on Netflix The ranchwas charged with three counts of rape by force or fear in June 2020, relating to separate incidents of sexual assault against three women that allegedly took place at Masterson’s home between 2001 and 2003. Masterson pleaded not guilty to all three charges in 2021.
In 2017 Netflix fired Masterson The ranch after he was accused of raping four women in the early 2000s. During the show’s Part 5 finale, his character, Rooster Bennett, was threatened at gunpoint and forced to leave town; Rooster was later killed in a freak motorcycle accident in Part 6.
“Obviously, I am very disappointed with Netflix’s decision to write off my character The ranch“, Masterson said in a statement at the time. “From Day 1, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined they were without merit. . . . In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. But in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all.”
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