Danny Masterson Sentencing: ‘That 70’s Show’ Actor’s Sentence

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Danny Masterson of ‘That 70’s Show’ Receives Severe Sentence for Sexual Assault

Following his conviction for raping two women, Danny Masterson, widely recognized for his role as Steven Hyde on the hit series ‘That ’70s Show,’ has received a substantial prison sentence of 30 years to life. The celebrated actor’s fall from grace has been dramatic and serves as a potent warning to the rampant problem of sexual misconduct within Hollywood.

Shocking Verdict in High-Profile Case

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In a remarkable verdict delivered by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, Masterson was found guilty of forcibly raping two women in separate incidents that took place at his Hollywood Hills residence. The assaults took place in the early 2000s at the height of Masterson’s fame, with his victims at the time choosing to remain silent due to his influence within the industry.

Victims Break Their Silence

The two victims, whose identities are confidential for their protection, finally spoke out in 2017, setting the stage for a highly publicized trial. The women recounted their traumatic experiences in court, providing harrowing details of the encounters that occurred roughly two decades ago. Their testimony was instrumental in leading to Masterson’s conviction and significant sentence.

Fall From Grace: A Wake-Up Call for Hollywood

Danny Masterson’s case is only the latest in a string of high-profile Hollywood sexual assault cases that have come to light in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The movement has torn down any lingering illusions of Hollywood’s glamour, exposing a pervasive culture of sexual abuse and misconduct. Also, Masterson’s sentencing sends a clear message to perpetrators who have long been able to hide behind their fame and influence: no status can shield one from justice.

End of a Prolonged Legal Battle

Furthermore, the sentencing marks the conclusion of a grueling and protracted legal battle for the victims, whose determination to pursue charges has been lauded. Their fight for justice has not only resulted in a personal victory but has also helped bring the issue of sexual assault in Hollywood further into the public eye.

Finally, Masterson’s impending prison sentence has stripped away the vestiges of his former popularity. So, rather than being remembered for his portrayal of the lovable rogue Hyde in ‘That ’70s Show’, he will now be remembered as a sex offender.