Actor Daniel Masterson Charged With Raping 3 Women

Ameera Butt
June 17, 2020 - 5:12 pm

Actor Danny Masterson is out on more than $3 million bail after being arrested and charged for allegedly raping three women nearly two decades ago.

Masterson has been charged with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced Wednesday.

Jackie Lacey announced the incidents occurred between 2001 and 2003, according to a press release from the LA DA.

Masterson was charged with three counts of rape by force of fear. He starred in the hit shows "That '70s Show" and Netflix's "The Ranch." 

Click to see the felony complaint. 

Arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 18. The case is under investigation by the Robbery-Homicide division of the LAPD.

Masterson's attorney released a statement saying his client "is innocent, and they're confident  he will be exonerated."

In the press release, Deputy DA Reinhold Mueller of the Sex Crimes Division, who is prosecuting the case, said all of the alleged crimes occurred at the defendant’s home.

The press release states that Masterson is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001, according to the complaint. Then, in April 2003 he allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman, and sometime between October and December of that year he is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman who he had invited to his Hollywood Hills home, according to the release.

If convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison.

Additionally, the DA's Office declined to file sexual assault charges against Masterson in two other cases, one for insufficient evidence and the other based upon the statute of limitations for the crime alleged.