Danny Masterson, 46, faces three counts of sexual assault. Danny Masterson was Steven Hyde on the television show named, “That 70’s Show.”
The court was unable to reach a verdict. The jury for the court case debated for two days but could not come to a conclusion regarding the case. That means that Danny Masterson’s case is a mis-trial. The case will return for a re-trial on March 2023.
Danny Masterson was accused of sexual assault on March 2017. He was charged with three counts of rape on June 2020.
One woman who accuses Danny Masterson of sexual assault said this on the stand: “I was unconscious. When I came to, he was still on top of me. I couldn’t breathe.”
This is what the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office had to say about the mis-trial: “While we are disappointed with the outcome of this trial, we thank the jurors for their service.
We also want to give our heartfelt appreciation to the victims for bravely stepping forward and recounting their harrowing experiences. We are also thankful for the hard work of the prosecution team and we will now consider our next steps as it relates to prosecuting this case.”
Hopefully, the new jury in the next trial will be able to come to a decision regarding the case.