’70s Show’ Star Danny Masterson Rape Case Declared Mistrial After Hung Jury

’70s Show’ Star Danny Masterson Rape Case Declared Mistrial After Hung Jury

Danny Masterson
Judge Declares Mistrial
After Hung Jury

11/30/2022 3: 41 PM PT

SplashNews.com

UPDATE

5: 28 PM PTDanny Masterson was all smiles after leaving the courtroom, holding hands with his actress wife, Bijou Phillips, who was also grinning.

UPDATE

As he walked out of the courthouse, the actor was asked many questions about the trial. But he smiled and kept it moving.

UPDATE

Danny, Bijou had a little more energy and Bijou clearly seemed happy with the trial results.

Danny Masterson’s trial for rape has ended. A judge declared a mistrial following a hung jury.

Masterson was in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday waiting to hear a verdict, when the jury announced it deadlocked. The judge declared a mistrial.

The jury began deliberations two weeks ago after four weeks of testimony from alleged victims. After four weeks of testimony from alleged victims, the jury took a break and two jurors were replaced by alternates on Monday.

It’s not clear if the prosecutors will decide to retry the actor.

He was facing a maximum sentence of 45 to life behind bars if found guilty of the charges.

As we reported, Masterson was charged back in 2020 with 3 counts of rape, with the alleged victims claiming the incidents occurred between 2001 and 2003 … right in the middle of the run of his sitcom, “That ’70s Show. “

Masterson’s attorney, Tom Mesereau, told TMZ at the time … “Mr. Masterson is innocent, and we’re confident that he will be exonerated when all the evidence finally comes to light and witnesses have the opportunity to testify. “

The actor pled not guilty and although he did not testify in his own defense, he maintained that the incidents didn’t take place or were consensual.

Originally Published — 3: 41 PM PT

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