That’s ’70s Actor Danny Masterson Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison
That’s ‘70s actor Danny Masterson has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women two decades ago.
Masterson, 47, was found guilty in June of the crimes that took place at his Hollywood-area home in 2003, at the height of his career.
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He will be in his seventies when released, having received the maximum sentenced allowed by law.
“Mr Masterson, I know that you’re sitting here steadfast in your claims of innocence, and thus no doubt feeling victimised by a justice system that has failed you,” Justice Olmedo told Masterson before handing down the sentence.
“But Mr Masterson, you are not the victim here. Your actions 20 years ago took away another person’s voice, and choice. One way or another you will have to come to terms with your prior actions, and their consequences.”
Masterson is eligible for parole in 25-and-a-half years, but could serve the rest of his life behind bars.
In December, a jury failed to reach a verdict on three counts of rape and a mistrial was declared.
Prosecutors retried Masterson on all three counts earlier this year, and he has been in custody since May.
In the retrial, the jury found Masterson guilty on two counts after seven days of deliberation.
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