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published : 2023-09-13

Danny Masterson's Shocking Rape Conviction: A Long Overdue Reckoning

The 'That '70s Show' star sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for forcible rape conviction

Danny Masterson leaving the courthouse with his lawyer after being sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for rape conviction, taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

A prosecutor involved in Danny Masterson's rape conviction said the actor 'always thought he was going to get away with it.'

Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Sept. 7.

The 'That '70s Show' star was convicted on two charges of forcible rape in May.

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller called the judge's sentence 'absolutely the right decision.'

Mueller described Masterson's consistent method of forcibly raping his victims.

Reinhold Mueller, Deputy District Attorney of Los Angeles County, speaking at a press conference about Danny Masterson's conviction, taken with Nikon D850.

The actor would surreptitiously drug them using alcohol and then carry out his assaults as they became incapacitated.

No evidence exists of drugging outside of the victims' testimony.

The charges against Masterson relate to incidents that occurred between 2001 and 2003.

The victims claimed that Masterson drugged them before raping them, leveraging his status within the Scientology community to silence them.

Bravely, these victims overcame their fears and came forward to seek justice.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher standing in solidarity with the victims, expressing their support for justice, taken with Sony A7 III.

Despite any challenges in the case, the jury made the right decision and found justice for the victims.

Masterson received support from his 'That '70s Show' co-stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who wrote letters to the judge.

However, their support couldn't overshadow the severity of the crimes and the evidence presented.

Masterson's legal team plans to appeal the guilty verdict, but the prosecutor remains confident in the strength of the evidence.

This conviction is a long overdue reckoning, finally holding Masterson accountable for his heinous actions.