What To Know About The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Actor Danny Masterson

The 'That ‘70s Show' actor is being accused of forcible rape by three women. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

November 01, 2022
Actor Danny Masterson is arraigned on rape charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on September 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

The “That ‘70s Show” actor is being accused of forcible rape by three women. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

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A former girlfriend of Danny Masterson, known as Christina B and Jane Doe 3, said she faced retaliation from the Church of Scientology when she reported allegedly being raped by the That ‘70s Show actor, toward the end of their 6-year relationship.

Christina B. (CB) testified, in the ongoing trial, that she contacted the church’s ethics officer, Miranda Scoggins who told her “no crime was committed” and it was her job “to give him sex whenever he wanted,” Variety reported.

“There was something I was doing or something I had done to deserve what he was doing to me,” she testified. “We are all responsible for the condition that we’re in — that is what we’re taught… I still struggle with that even today.”

CB said she was placed in an “ethics program,” and told to read about “suppressive persons.”

She said the idea of her being declared a suppressive person for reporting Masterson, “almost put me in a state of terror.”

“I just needed to do as I was told and I was not to tell anybody,” she said on the stand. She also said she initially didn’t want to report the incident to the police for fear “they would destroy me.”

She did go to the Los Angeles Police Department in December 2016, according to Yahoo News.

Christina B. alleged she woke up, one night in November 2001, to find Masterson raping her. Variety reported she testified that during the incident, she grabbed Masterson by the hair, and he hit her in the face. When he was done, he allegedly spit on her and called her “white trash.”

Another victim, known as Jane Doe 1, testified the week of Oct. 25, 2022, as well. She alleged that Masterson raped her in 2022, according to Variety.

She also testified of another alleged unwanted sexual encounter in 2003. She went to his house, and he put something in her drink and then threw her in the jacuzzi. She said she threw up and Masterson picked her up and put her in the shower, in which, at one point he was massaging her breasts with soap.

Jane Doe 1 eventually went to the Church of Scientology who allegedly told her to “make peace” with Masterson and required her to complete a few weeks of the “ethics program.”

“My understanding, my entire life, was that you can never be a victim,” she said on the stand. “Nothing ever happens to you that you didn’t cause. No matter what condition you find yourself in life, no matter how horrible, you are responsible. You created that.”

Masterson, who is still an active Scientologist, faces three charges of forcible rape. The accusers are all former Scientologists. According to Variety, the third accuser, who is referred to as Jane Doe 2, has not testified yet but is expected to do so soon.

If convicted, Masterson could face 45 years to life in prison.

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