The actor Danny Masterson from the hit TV series 'That '70s Show" and also known for his part in "The Ranch" has been charged with three counts of rape on three different women from the early 2000s.
Masterson has been accused of raping a 23-year-old woman who he invited into his home in Hollywood Hills sometime between October and December of 2003, the district attorney’s office said in a news release. Another 28-year-old woman that same year, as well as a 23-year-old woman in 2001. All the women said it happened in Masterson's home.
Masterson was charged with three counts of rape by force or by fear and faces a maximum of 45 years to life in prison if sentenced as charged.
According to BreitBart
That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents between 2001 and 2003, according to a complaint issued Wednesday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Masterson stands charged of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001, and a 28-year-old woman in April 2003. The third alleged rape involved a 23-year-old woman whom the actor had invited to his Hollywood Hills home.
The charges come after a three-year investigation by the district attorney’s office and law enforcement officials. Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller of the Sex Crimes Division, who is prosecuting the case, said all of the alleged crimes occurred at the defendant’s home.
Masterson, 44, faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged.
The actor was fired from the Netflix series The Ranch in 2017 after a group of women came forward to accuse him of rape. He was also dropped by his talent agency, UTA. In all, Masterson was accused by five women of sexual assault.