Leading American and Hollywood actor and musician Daniel Peter Masterson, better known as Danny Masterson, has been charged in a court in Los Angeles, USA, with raping at least three women. According to the Associated Press (AP), a statement from the Los Angeles Prosecution Office confirmed that Danny Masterson was arrested on June 18 on "rape" charges after three years of interrogation. Danny Masterson was arrested by Los Angeles police on June 18 after a court issued an arrest warrant but was released on $ 3.3 million bail.
The formal start of the "rape" trial against Danny Masterson is set to begin in September this year, and he could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted of all three charges. Danny Masterson is accused of raping three women between the ages of 23 and 28 on separate occasions between 2001 and 2003. The actor is accused of raping a 23-year-old girl in 2001, a 28-year-old girl in April 2003, and another 23-year-old girl at his residence later that year.
According to the Los Angeles Prosecutor's Office, the actor was interrogated for three years and two more charges against him were dropped due to lack of evidence. He will now face a "rape" trial in September, but he has denied the allegations. A statement from the actor's lawyers said, "Everyone is aware of Danny Masterson's character and personality and they are well aware that he has been falsely accused."
According to the actor's legal team, the actor was prosecuted on charges two decades ago. Actors have been accused of raping and sexually harassing women in Hollywood over the past few years. The series escalated in October 2017 when Hollywood producer Harvey Winston, 66, was accused by dozens of women of "rape" and sexual abuse. After the allegations against them, the (Me Too Campaign) was launched and many actors and filmmakers were prosecuted under the old allegations. Harvey Winston was also jailed in March this year on old charges, and dozens of others, including Danny Masterson, are currently on trial.