Danny Masterson Pleads Not Guilty to Three Rape Charges

Danny Masterson is pleading not guilty.

The 44-year-old That 70′s Show star pled not guilty on Wednesday (January 20) to three rape charges in LA, The Wrap reported.

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The plea was entered on his behalf by his attorney, Tom Mesereau, following unsuccessful attempts to have the case thrown out.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office charged Danny in June with three counts of forcible rape. He is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in 2003, and a 23-year-old woman in 2003. He faces a maximum sentence of 45 years to life in prison if convicted.

There is also an ongoing civil lawsuit against him and the Church of Scientology. Plaintiffs include Chrissie Bixler and her husband Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Marie Bobette Riales and two anonymous Jane Does. In late December, a judge ruled that the plaintiffs must arbitrate the claims through the church because they “signed lifelong agreements to be bound to arbitrate any and all claims against Scientology” by a panel of Scientologists.

Back in September, Danny appeared in court while wearing a mask to face the rape charges.

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