After four days of often gut wrenching testimony by alleged victims during a preliminary hearing, a California state judge today has determined there is enough evidence for Danny Masterson to stand trial on multiple rape charges.
With the That 70’s Show actor in the DTLA courtroom on Friday, Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo ordered Masterson to return on June 7 for arraignment. Accused of raping three women between 2001 and 2003, The Ranch actor is out on bail of $3.3. million and remains free.
Back in January, the absent Masterson’s main defense lawyer Tom Mesereau said his client was pleading not guilty to claims that he sexually assaulted the three women in the early years of the last decade. Accused in June 2020 of three counts of forcible rape, Masterson faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison if found guilty.