Judge Declares Mistrial In Danny Masterson Rape Trial

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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A Los Angeles judge declared a mistrial in Danny Masterson’s rape trial on Wednesday.

The jurors in this case declared themselves deadlocked in the case and unable to declare an official verdict on Nov. 18. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo gave jurors time off for the Thanksgiving holiday and ordered them to return to deliberations to try again, according to The Associated Press. They remained deadlocked upon their return, and said they could not come to a consensus about the allegations against the famous “That 70s Show” actor, according to the outlet.

The jury foreman said they voted seven times Tuesday as well as Wednesday without being able to agree on the three counts in question. Two jurors voted for conviction on the first count, a total of four voted for conviction on the second count, and five jurors on the third count, according to The Associated Press. The hung jury was incapable of moving any further. (RELATED: Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘That ’90s Show’)

The grueling, one-month trial included discussions about the alleged role the Church of Scientology played, according to the outlet. The 46-year-old is accused of raping three women, one of whom he was in a relationship with, according to The Associated Press. The women alleged the actor assaulted them in his Hollywood Hills mansion and stated the incidents transpired between 2001 and 2003.

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