Danny Masterson has finally been sentenced, months after he was convicted on 2 rape counts, to 30 years behind bars.
The “That ’70s Show” star was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in a Los Angeles court. He was facing 30 years to life after being found guilty on 2 of his 3 counts … so the sentence isn’t all that surprising.
As we reported, he was convicted on the 2 counts in May, but the jury was hung on the 3rd count. He was first charged back in 2020, with the 3 women saying the incidents went down between 2001 and 2003 — as he was working on his comedy series.
Remember, Masterson had a trial last October, but it ended in a mistrial a month later after the jury was unable to reach a decision. The actor’s team tried to get it dismissed, but he was eventually retried and convicted.
His attorney, Philip Cohen, told us after Masterson’s mistrial that the case was “about nothing other than the credibility of the three accusers and that credibility could only be determined by comparing, contrasting and focusing on the ever-evolving statements given by the women.”
After being found guilty, we learned Masterson wasn’t put in lockup with the general population at the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail — where he’s been awaiting his sentence — but instead was in “administrative segregation” … where high-profile inmates like O.J. Simpson and Suge Knight have stayed in the past.