Danny Masterson, star of That 70s Present, was discovered responsible of two counts of rape by a jury at a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday. That is Masterson’s second trial, through which the Church of Scientology performed a central position.
Masterson’s spouse, actor and mannequin Bijou Phillips, gasped when the decision was learn and wept as he was taken into custody, whereas a gaggle of household and pals sat stone-faced behind him all through each trials, AP reported.
47-year-old Masterson gained fame along with his portrayal of Stephen Hyde, an adolescent insurgent within the 1998 sitcom, That 70s Present. The actor had pleaded not responsible to the costs.
Masterson reportedly met the ladies by the Church of Scientology. The ladies stated that the organisation had discouraged the ladies from going to legislation enforcement. “The church has no coverage prohibiting or discouraging members from reporting legal conduct of anybody, Scientologists or not, to legislation enforcement,” the Church of Scientology stated in a press release.
The trial which lasted for 2 weeks, couldn’t attain a verdict on a 3rd cost that alleged that Masterson raped a long-time girlfriend. He might be held with out bail till he’s sentenced. Masterson’s attorneys argued that the acts have been consensual.